Karwar: Yakshagana artistes in costumes serve Masala Dosa, court controversy


Daijiworld Media Network - Karwar (SP)

Karwar, Dec 8: Yakshana, a folk art form, gives a lot of importance for traditional values and traditions in costumes, language, steps, make-up and presentation. It is one of the forms where traditions have been retained to a large extent.

Now, a few Yakshagana artistes have attracted the ire of the connoisseurs of Yakshagana by serving Masala Dosa at a hotel to signify its inauguration. The Yakshagana artistes from Uttara Kannada district, who were involved with this incident, have tendered public apology for a mistake that was unintentional.

A Yakshagana programme had been organized at Nagpur from November 24 to 26. Some artistes from Yellapur had participated in this programme. On the last day, a hotel was inaugurated there. In the evening, the hotel owner created a scene in which Yakshagana artistes in their traditional costumes and make-up were projected as serving Masala Dosa to dignitaries. The customers and the dignitaries were happy to be served by artists dressed as royals, but the scene which went viral in the social media, also attracted anger of people who feel that serving Masala Dosa in Yakshagana attire was wrong.

The artistes said that they took part in Yakshagana presentation, demonstration program and then participated in the inaugural of a hotel of the programme organizer. They said they were requested to inaugurate the hotel by serving Masala Dosa to dignitaries and the artistes obliged them. There was no evil intention behind this act and the hotel owner was also well meaning. They said that it was a mistake committed by oversight and they feel that they do not deserve the harsh words and obscene comments hurled at them through the social media. They added that they regret the incident if the Yakshagana lovers are hurt by it

The artistes said that people are not talking about absurdities that have crept into Yakshagana performances like Lungi dance, western wrestling, use of Yakshagana in advertisements, cockfight etc. They says they fully support the efforts of Yakshagana Academy or authorities if they make efforts to weed out unnecessary things from Yakshagana performances towards retaining its traditional values. Artistes, Bhaskar Gaonkar Bidremane and Sadashiva Malavalli, felt that there is a need to chalk out a clear-cut framework in which these performances can be held.

 

 

 

  

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  • Samad, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    When our PM is Fancy dress artist what we can expect?

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Anybody can wear any types of decent dress. Nobody should object. I have seen many functions, that type of dressed artists standing at the entrance to invite along with Kaladka artist. Why that time nobody took objections??? That dress is not birth rights of any section of people.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    To those, who ask whether Akshay has served food as waiter, Sharukh has and in Dubai ! On invitation from a Sheikh, to surprise his family. It's anybody's guess how many Crores SRK has pocketed with this act !! That clip is viral ! AK was a chef, and his hunger stricken days before he became a Super Star is well known ! What big deal?? ಉದರ ನಿಮ್ಮಿತಮ್ ಬಹು ಕ್ರತ ವೇಶಂ....For your sake of your stomach, you have to donn various roles !!All super stars now right from AB to Anil Kapoor doing the same thing ! Anil Kapoor took the high stand once but the lure of the green was too much !Q them if you have guts !! AB even markets Pan Masala at 80 and rakes it in !! Why go after some poor Yakshagana Artistes here?? They have to innovate on stage too for survival !! All these ' Pukkat advisers and so called batters for culture " are true time pass kadles and idiots ! Arm chair commentators not in sync with reality...

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  • DR KUSUMA KUMARI GUNJI MBBS DGO DNB, Nellore Kodydka

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Probably wrong to serve masala dosa in costumes

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    I heard there are some bars in western countries who serve without costumes. But serving masala dosa without costumes here in our country..... no no.. that's obscene!!!

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Ohooooooo...Shankaranna...dadage ? Yencha panle ge ...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    strict scrutiny!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    I wonder if these Idiots have any respect for our Culture ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Dec 09 2021

    Who idiot's mean Dotto sir ???? Bolo bolo

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Has anyone got Total rights over Yakshagana? Or Yakshagana Artistes?? Does anyone care for the Artists, whether they are hungry, fed or not or have any work?? Does anybody take care of them 24x7?? Only such persons can lay down conditions. Otherwise chup 🤫. The other day also for an Advertisement some nonsense fellows made noise. Today some Front walla from somewhere, who keeps changing places. What does he know about Yakshagana to comment?? Simply time pass, nonsense.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣......useless...nonsense ...hopeless....One plate golibaje also should be served to all along with other food....

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Auction that Masala dosa and support the artists.

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  • Sanjay Shenoy, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Dear All, Serving food is not a insult it is pride, Bollywood stars are serving biryani in star hotels. International chefs are cooking food in streets. Check those people pointing it is insult then don't eat anything in the hotels or streets they also human who serve. servers also a educated and HM degree holders. Don't think waiter job is easy to make happy to all mentality. They not served nude to make an viral.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Sanjay Shenoy, Can you show me Akshay Kumar serving Biryani ...

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  • Prashanth, Badiadka

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    What's wrong with Manglorean's nowadays???? Getting offended for anything and everything. Everybody thinks they are perfect from every angle and find fault and every single thing. Serving Dosa is insult??? Then you are insulting hotel waiters and also homemakers who serve dosas to thier family daily

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Prashanth, A Yakshagana Artist is not a Waiter ...

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  • Golibajje, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    When the same Yakshagana artists use the esteemed art to play dirty politics on stage and mock politicians it's okay,but when such things happen it becomes a controversy. Whats wrong in serving food to people? Ashamed of such a noble thing being done?

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Our traditional culture should not be misused.

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