Tuesday, August 04, 2009

I Found My Chennaiah!

The bangle seller has always fascinated me and I have tried to pay tributes in these pages. Last, I wrote about two folk songs with the bangle seller at the centre of them here. Then, I wrote about how much I loved a play here, again the bangle seller was the protagonist there.
And then, just near where I live, the best friend and I chanced upon this bangle seller. Lovely colours, the nostalgia, the songs that ma taught me. The best friend took the pictures and I had to buy a dozen bangles.
The man had a very amused look on his face. Muttering to himself, he walked away. I did not ask him his name. He will always be the Chennaiah of my songs for me.


Saras said...
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Saras said...

Deepa - it's such a rarity to see the chennaiah's these days. Couple of weeks back I did see someone and was thrilled. But since we were driving couldn't stop by to take the pic. Thanks for having this captured beautifully.

bhaavatarangini said...


ಆ ಫೋಟೋ ನೋಡಿ ತುಂಬಾ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಕಿಚ್ಚು ಬರುತ್ತಾ ಇದೆ. ಸರಸ್ ಹೇಳಿದ ಹಾಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಗುತ್ತಾರೆ ಚೆನ್ನಯ್ಯಂದಿರು ಈ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ? ಭಾಗ್ಯಾದ ಬಳೆಗಾರ, ಬಳೆಗಾರ ಚೆನ್ನಯ್ಯ, ಹಸಿರು ಗಾಜಿನ ಬಳೆಗಳು ಅನ್ನುವ ಕಾಂಸೆಪ್ಟ್ ಗಳು ಈಗ ಔಟ್ ಡೇಟೆಡ್ ಅನಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಇಲ್ವಾ? ನಿಮ್ಮ ಚೆನ್ನಯ್ಯ ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಗುತ್ತಾನೆ?

Deepa Bhasthi said...

Thanks Saras. i know what it feels like to see one of these. We were just lucky to be able to take a pic.
If ever you hear of rangashankara staging Mysooru Mallige again, dont miss it. Must must watch.

Howdu, outdated concept adu. adre, swalpa kastapattu hudukidre sikke sikthare, adelloe roadalli, yevdo ondu galli-li.

Santosh said...


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