August 31, 2011


I was party to an unusual event in Judges Colony of Hebbal today. It was an official function on a holiday filled with reverberence of tradition.
We (The Government) are constructing 15 houses for High Court Judges in the locality. The work has been at a fast pace for the past couple of months and today, a formal handing over of a fully built house to the Judiciary happened.
We all know that our Society is bound by many practices which are believed to bring about divine orientation on our everyday lives. This event of house warming was not an exception too. Mantras were chanted and puja was performed.
After the puja, we all were taken to the kitchen portion of the new house. Guess who were all present in the kitchen! Justice Justice R L Dattu – Hon’ble Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Kehar- Hon’ble Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, Sri DV Sadananda Gowda-our Hon’ble CM, Sri CM Udasi-PWD Minister, Sri SV Ranganath-our Chief Secretary and many Judges of the High Court and other courts. We were all standing silently in the new kitchen  witnessing an event which forced us to wait till its fruition.
It was a ritual where a utensil filled with milk was placed over a stove. The milk has to boil over, which is believed to bring in a sort of prosperity for the occupant of the house. No prizes for guessing! Every one of us was waiting for that moment of spilling over of the boiled milk. (Pls see the pic beside). For a full four to five minutes, all of us were just standing in anticipation. While the milk boiled, it was my turn to jovially ask  'if there can be any interim direction by the Hon’ble Court to expedite the process?!' Others who were present enjoyed my question!
It’s again one of those amusing moments, the public life offers to people like us!



Bhaskar said...

I can imagine those five minutes, how patiently all dignitaries would have waited. What a wonderful witnessing moment of the real blend of our Tradition and Culture in the presence of Dignitaries from The Government, Administration and Judiciary witnessed.


Dr.R.Muralidhar said...

You have said Sir, milk boiled but did it boil over at all. Even after 4-5 minutes of patient (impatient) waiting by high profile dignitaries around the stove, if it was anxiously waiting for the orders of the Chief Justice.I really appreciate your presence of mind and sense of humour midst of dignitaries. Kudos to you Sir.

Venkatakrishna.K.K. said...

ನನ್ನ ಈ ಸಲಹೆಗೆ ಇದು ವೇದಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲ ನಿಜ.ಆದರೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಗಮನಕ್ಕೆ ಬರಬಹುದಲ್ಲಾ ಅಂತ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದೇನೆ.ಓದಿದ ಮೇಲೆ ಬೇಕಿದ್ರೆ ನನಗೊಂದು ನಾಲಿನ ಉತ್ತರ ಬರೆದು, ತೆಗದು ಬಿಡಿ.ನಮ್ಮ ಪಕ್ಕದ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಉಮ್ಮನ್ ಚಾಂಡಿ ಯವರಂತೆ ನಮ್ಮ (ಊರಿನ) ಸಿ ಯಮ್ ಕಚೇರಿ ಆಗುವುದು ಯಾವಾಗ..?? ನೇರವಾಗಿ ಮೈಲ್ ಮಾಡುವ,ವಿಷಯ ತಿಳಿಸುವ ಅವಕಾಶವನ್ನು ಜನತೆಗೆ ಯಾವಾಗ ಒದಗಿಸಿ ಕೊಡ್ತೀರಿ..??
ಇಲ್ಲಿಗೊಮ್ಮೆ ಕಣ್ಣು ಹಾಯಿಸಿ...

ramakrishna said...

During House warming ceremony Milk boiling is carried out by the Female Owner of the Built house or any new house occupying . It is presumed that the Cow milk contains water ( specially villagers) otherwise if you add water to the milk while boiling , you need not wait for 4-5 minutes . It will be still less . Please try sir?

Puneeth said...

May be your 'sense of humour ' has kept you untouched by the pollution of politics and has given you the power to be 'yourself'!!!
Kudos to you!!!
Puneeth Kumar

Nature Watch said...

I got a chance to see your blog. It is really good job/initiatives by one of the ministers in Karnataka. Keep it up and I pray god to support you at all level.

but, after reading your entire/some of the writings in the blog, I feel "GOOD PERSON AT WRONG PLACE/PARTY". This is my opinion not the judgement. If you have any different opinion, please share with us.

Manjunath H