Was at my birthplace in last week. A wonderful day. This is the old mansion built by my grandfather. Later inner renovations are made by my father. This is our birthplace. We all brothers took our primary education there only. We have got so many memories there with our Wada where we grew up and our village deity Papnash Temple. Our kids are very fond of it. Twice or trice in every year each of us visit it with all family members. Our frequencies are lesser but my father still stays there some period in the month to look after farm.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Happened to visit the 11th century temples dating back to the Kalyani-Chalukya era at Hottal near Degloor which is near the point where Andhra, Maharashtra and Karnataka boundaries meet. What a wonderful art it is! Felt very bad to see that it is neglected by archaeologists n Govt.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Talking about my alma mater in NAAC Peer Team’s interaction with alumni held on 11 Aug 2014 at Dayanand Arts College, Latur. With Prof J. Prabhash (Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Kerala), Prof Niranjan Roy (Assam University, Silchar), Princ Kiran Jain (Kurukshetra), Justice Naik (Rtd, Bombay High Court), and Adv Giri. I wish all the best for its reaccreditation by NAAC.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Being felicitated for my contribution to research publications and books at my Alma Mater Dayanand Arts College, Latur on Sun 3rd Aug 2014 on occasion of ‘Pre-NAAC Visit Alumni Meet’. My Alma Mater is facing reaccreditation process by NAAC on 11th Aug 14. I wish all the BEST for its reaccreditation.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
After my function of books launch n my talk at SNDTW University, just visited Bandra Sea-link ‘Bandstand Promenade’. A wonderful seashore in Mumbai! Thanks Dr Vishwanath for introducing me to this wonderful place and taking my photos n sending me!
As a chief guest to launch two books at Churchgate campus of SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, held on Sat 2nd Aug 2014. The books ‘Indian English Drama and Theater: Enriching Experiments’ (Edited by Dr Sujatha Rao n published by Authorspress India) and ‘Indian English Literature: Issues and Concerns’ (Edited by Principal Dr B B Pradhan n published by Newman) launched in the function. The function is followed by my talk/comments on both books and my special guest lecture on “Crossing Roads: Multiculturalism and English Literature”. A great experience to be with scholars of SNDTWU and its affiliated colleges.