Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mysuru - City of Palaces

This Bombe Mane we have unveiled seven miniature models of Palaces of Mysore. These models have been made in eco-friendly Nu-wood. These models are equipped with LED lights which provide internal illumination of the model. Following we have shown two images of each model with and without internal illumination.

Jayalakshmi Vilasa. Currently houses the Folklore Museum of University of Mysore.

Jayalakshmi Vilasa. 
Lalitha Mahal. Currently houses ITDC hotel
Lalitha Mahal.

Chamundi Vihar

Chamundi Vihar

Cheluvamba Vilasa. Currently houses CFTRI - Central Food Technology and Research Institute

Cheluvamba Vilasa

Jaganmohana Palace. Currently houses Jaganmohana Art gallery and Auditorium

Jaganmohana Palace

Rajendra Vilasa atop Chamundi Hill

Rajendra Vilasa

Mysuru Palace

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

An Ode To Bombe Mane

Come little one, let me take you on a journey bold
To show you the magic of dolls that tell secrets ages left untold.
These magical figures many a story tell
And silently, create a magical spell.

Is that a dancing  doll? Nay, not so.
See those eyes that with joy so glow!
The fisherman and the fish in his net do play.
Can't! you feel that foam the sea does so spray!

That cherubic child with that divine face
Is none other than Lord Krishna in all his grace.
The bull that doth stand with horns reaching the sky
Is the one that beckons you with his kind eye.

The bashful bride demurely looks down
Waiting for the crimson that her forehead will adorn.
Oh but wait, that is not all.
We have all our great leaders walking tall.

"Where is this fairyland?" my child, your voice  does ring.
"There are cabbages, kings and stones that sing."
My little one, Bombe Mane is a journey of pride and passion
An endeavour that needs to be much lauded and given ovation!

- Kalpana Singh

Kalpana Singh (daughter of late Executive Trustee of Ramsons Kala Pratishtana, M.B. Singh) is a whole-hearted supporter and a dear friend of RKP. Thanks Kalpana for this poem.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Bombe Mane 2017 - Inauguration

Ms. Harinitha Singh receiving the chief guest Prof. Padma Shekar, Vice-Chancellor, Karnataka Samskruta University, while Ms. Nicole Anjali Mercy looks on.

Sri Ravish receiving Sri S. Kumara.

Prof. Padma Shekar appreciating a doll before inaugurating the Bombe Mane expo.
L-R: Sri Raghu Dharmendra, Art Historian, Smt. Harinita Singh, Trustee, Ramsons Kala Pratishtana, Sri D. Ram Singh, Chairman, Ramsons Kala Pratishtana, Sri S. Kumara, Registrar, Academy of Sansrukta Research, Melkote and Prof. Padma Shekar, VC, Karnataka Samskruta University.

Sri S. Kumara unveiling the special display sections of Bombe Mane.

Prof. Padma Shekar is seen inaugurating the 13th edition of Bombe Mane by lighting the lamp.