Sapna Book House – Bengaluru

Sapna book house is offering heavy discounts to customers from January 26th to February 10th.  The offer is on the occasion of celebrating the 52nd anniversary.

Sapna book house

Book House – Sapna :

Sapna Book House is a book store chain and a publisher of books. It is one of the biggest book shops in India.

The Limca Book of Records recognized this book house as the largest book shop in India, for seven years in a row.  The State Government of Karnataka presented the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award to Sapna Book House, describing it as the largest Kannada book publisher in 2008. 

As of May 2016, they have published more than 5000 books by 500 writers, including Jnanpith and Central Sahitya Academy awardees.

Sapna Book House at Jayanagar

Around 60% of the store includes books and the rest of stationery, multimedia products, and sports items etc.It has its export of over 5,000 books in kannada language, to the Kannadigas settled in Brazil.  Its online business has eight million users.

Sapna Book House – History :

Sapna Book House was started by Suresh Shah, on 26 January 1967 near majestic, Bengaluru on a rent-based store.  Later as an independent mall in Gandhinagar, Benglauru, initially selling Lilliput dictionaries.

Born in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, Suresh Shah’s ancestors belonged to Dhoraji, Gujarat. Suresh Shah previously worked as head of Mumbai-based Pocket Book Distributing Company’s new branch in Chennai.

Mr.Nijesh Shah – President, Sapna book house group

Sapna Book House 52nd anniversary :

The book house is celebrating its 52nd anniversary.  During this time the customers will be given a discount ranging from 10% to 52% in all the branches.  The discount is on selected titles. 

The Sapna Book house on this occasion has introduced a loyalty rewards scheme.  This scheme is applicable for those who purchase books for more than Rs.500/- .

Other offers at the book house :

Along with the discount the customers will get bonus points credited to their account at the book stall.  Every purchase of Rs.500/- will get a total of 50 points to their loyalty account.

The customers can redeem the points accumulated in their next purchase.  By registering their mobile number the customers can enroll for this offer.  Customers can also avail an EMI facility to purchase books. 

84th Kannada Sahitya Sammelana starts on January 4, 2019

84th Kannada Sahitya Sammelana starts on January 4, 2019

Kannada Sahitya Sammelana will be held at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad grounds from 4th to 6th January 2019.

History of Sammelana

Kannada Sahitya Sammelana is a Kannada Literature Conference of writers, poets and kannadigas takes place. It is held with the aim of preserving and developing kannada language, literature, arts, culture and music.

Sahitya Sammelana was started in 1915 by H.V. Nanjundaiah and held at Bengaluru for the first time.  The 83rd Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana held from November 24 to 26 in Mysuru. Chandrashekar Patil popularly known as Champa was the president.

It used to be inaugurated by prominent writers and poets from 1915 to 1948. Since then it has been inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Karnataka. The Kannada Sahitya Parishat is responsible for holding the gathering.

Kannada Sahitya Parishat

Kannada Saahithya Parishath means Literary Council. It is an Indian non-profit organisation that promotes the Kannada language. Its headquarters is in the city of Bengaluru. It strives to promote Kannada language through publishing books, organizing literary seminars and promoting research projects.

It also organizes an annual conference on Kannada literature called Kannada Sahithya Sammelana (Kannada Literary Meet). The current president of the parishat is Manu Baligar.

The Committee of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat selected Mr.Kambar as the president of the  Sahitya sammelana.  Jnanapith Award winner Chandrashekhar Kambar will preside over the 84th sammelana. According to the president of the Parishat Manu Baligar the choice was unanimous.

Who is Kambar?

Eighty one year old Kambar is a prominent kannada poet, playwright, folklorist, novelist, research scholar and film director.  He is the founder-vice-chancellor of Kannada University in Hampi. He is also President of the Sahitya Akademi, country’s premier literary institution, after Vinayak Krishna Gokak (1983) and U.R. Ananthamurthy (1993).

He is known for effective adaptation of the North Karnataka dialect of the Kannada language in his plays, and poems, in a similar style as in the works of D.R.Bendre. Kambar is the cultural phenomenon of Modern India.

 

 

 

Gultooo – a new dimension in the cyber crime -Kannada Movie

Gultooo – a new dimension in the cyber crime -Kannada Movie

Gultoo

Cyber crime, the worlds most dangerous and hidden crime growing its roots stronger and faster than anything in the current digital era. Most of the cyber crime in the recent time has literally shook the world, especially the buzz that happened with regards to the data of the users in the most famous medium – Facebook. This movie has shed lights on the darker side of the cyber crime considering the data leakage or data theft by creating a genre of its kind with an entertainment bonanza with a peek insight of information.

Alok, the depraved hero (though he is portrayed as a decent and good academic guy) in this movie who aspires to become an entrepreneur by having his own start up. So, does he achieve his dream in doing so? Well, thats what the movie speaks about with his intellectual and wicked sense of achieving the same. The best part of the movie is the idea behind the Alok’s aspiration i.e. making use of digital medium with his brain effectively, which can be said as a deadly combination of brain and the digital medium !

The film starts with a brief introduction about the digital era and cyber crime to the viewers. Coming to the plot of this movie – “SUDHAAR Card” (which is nothing but the AADHAAR card), an unique identification provided by the government of india to all of its citizens. This plot provided an intense information about the data stored online in an encrypted way can still be taken away with a mechanism of hacking! Where every audience will start thinking about his/her data can be lost at any point of time. And of course, what are the consequences that can arouse by losing such vital data from the billions of people in the nation.

Sonu gowda has literally made a come back with her 2 shaded performances in this movie. One as an innocent computer science teaching staff in a private computer coaching centre and a high profile CBI officer who deals with the hero in order to find how the data leakage happened and how the same can be reverted by getting back the lost data from Alok. Janardhan chikkanna, the director and the captain of the ship has proven to the kannada cinema industry that a movie of such a genre can be made in our industry too.

The freshness in his narration depicts the amount of research he has made to make this movie and really deserves an applause from the audience. The instrumental cast – including Rangayana Raghu as the chief minister, Pawan Kumar as an ethical hacker and Avinash as a police officer, does its part and are able fully justify their support to the screenplay.

Does Alok escapes from the cyber crime web? Will the CBI and team succeed in getting back the lost data of billions of people of the nation? For the answers, do watch the movie and its worth watching !!

Kannada Rajyotsava – 2018

Kannada Rajyotsava – 2018

Karnataka is all set to celebrate Kannada Rajyotsava or Karnataka Foundation Day on November 1. Karnataka Rajyotsava is Karnataka Formation Day; literally “Karnataka State Festival’ is celebrated on 1 November of every year.  The State of Mysore was founded on November 1, 1956, with the passing of the State Re-organisation Act.

The state came into being in the year 1956 when all the Kannada speaking regions of South India were merged into one.  However, the name was not accepted by some regions and after a prolonged discussion, it was again renamed on November 1, 1973.  Kannada Rajyotsava is one of the biggest celebrations in the state.

Karnataka Kulapurohita :

Aluru Venkata Rao was the first person who dreamt of unifying the State as early as 1905 with the Karnataka Ekikarana movement. Rajyotsava Day is listed and celebrated by Kannadigas across the world. The state came into being through the contribution of Aluru Venkata Rao, who is revered as Karnataka Kulapurohita in the region.

In 1950, India became republic and different provinces were formed in the country on basis of language spoken in the particular region and this gave birth to the state of Mysore including various places in south India, which were earlier ruled by the kings.

Celebrations start with presentation of the honors list for Rajyotsava Awards by the Government of Karnataka, hoisting of the official Karnataka flag and a speech by the Chief Minister and Governor of the state. Festivities carry on throughout the day with communities holding their own ceremonies and concerts.  Kannada flags are prominently hoisted and displayed at almost all office and business establishments across the State.

The entire state of Karnataka wears a festive look during Rajyotsava day, with red and yellow Kannada flags decorating streets, houses and institutions. The state flag is also hoisted at offices of political parties and various localities.  Since the celebration of the day is not associated with any particular religion or community, people cutting across all religions or community celebrate it with full fervour and zeal.