Anand Bhandarkar, (www.gsb.net.in) brings to us the experience of Mangalore Venkatarama Temple reopening (Punara Prathishta) and Teru Utsav 2012, at the convenience of our Desktops.. No matter wherever you are, you can be in Mangalore! Watch the live streaming video ( at select times of the programme) here or on www.gsb.net.in.
“Birds of a feather flock together” is a very old proverb that we are all familiar with. Two wise men viz. Dr Sudhakar Rao and Mr Seetharam Kamath had many a discussion in 1985 in bringing together the flock of Konkanis in the UK and the first meeting for this was held in May in 1986 at Kingsbury in London. Since then the Sabha has been growing in strength, gathering Konkanis both young and old, from up and down the country and from all walks of life to celebrate our rich cultural heritage and enjoy festivals together.
The magic of Puttur Narasimha Nayak continues its flow through this third part of a memorable concert rendered by him at Mumbai. Radio Idli brings to you two videos – First a masterpiece – Vollano Krishna in Rag Malkauns (Hindolam in Carnatic) and Naanena Madideno in Rag Des.
Young and talented Shrinivas Shenoy was introduced to us sometime back by his father Guruduth Shenoy. We have five videos of yet another spectacular performance of Shrinivas and his Sister Brahmi at Shri Ram Mandir Wadala, Mumbai. Listening to his rendition, it doesn’t take time to guess that his gifted voice and talent has its origin in a family that has always been doing seva to the Lord with their voice. Shrinvas’ Grandfather was a Bhajan veteran and his mother is a gifted singer too. The stage of Wadala, Shri Ram Mandir has given its due support to encourage and catch the artist young.
In 2007, Shri Puttur Narasimha Nayak gave a memorable performance on account of Shri Datta Jayanti Celebrations at Mulund, Mumbai. The event was further enhanced by a prelude by Shri Kiran Kamath, followed by his divine harmonium accompaniment througout the function. We are glad to share with you two video recordings of the concert (part 2) for the joy of your divine ears!
Vishwa Konkani Kendra (www.vishwakonkani.org), among many of its initiatives promoting our mother tongue – Konkani, held a special Children’s theatre tour. Kundya Kurkula – a common folk tale was enacted by Konkani children, and was widely received with full houses across locations including Udupi, Bhatkal, Bangalore, Honnavar, Kumta and Karwar. Being a close associate with the Kendra for its online initiatives, Radio Idli takes great pleasure in featuring videos of the drama uploaded by the Vishwa Konkani Kendra. We would also like to thank Shri Madhur Bhandarkar for his request to feature the amazing performance.
As a part of New Year 2011 celebrations, there were some unique and scintillating performances at GSS UK. We present here videos of some great talents at work
Vilas Nayak had a memorable feature sometime back on Radio Idli. He is a superstar artist excelling the unique art of instant portraits that is showcased through his “Hues and Tunes” performances. Vilas shares with us here a video of his landmark performance to a thrilled audience of 20,000.
As promised we are back with few of the clippings of the program in this episode with many more to come in the coming episodes in a few days to come. We present here the second part of videos of the celebration. This time some great performances from our Saraswat Brethern in the UK
Sudeep Shenoy, of team Radio Idli – UK brings to us an exclusive coverage of Diwali Celebrations of Gowda Saraswat Sabha and Saraswat Samaj – UK. The celebrations had Dr Neeraj Patil, Mayor of London Borough of Lambeth, as its chief guest. We bring photographs and videos of few special performances at the event that shows how our brethern celebrate Diwali with great joy in UK.