A self evaluation:
Experiences from the journey from a backward village like Karatgi in Gangavathi Taluk of Hydearabad-Karnataka region to Bangalore have shaped my personality. There were only two choices - accept a life of limited opportunities or strive to move forward, taking on the contemporary challenges of the 21st century knowledge society.
I have consciously opted for the latter and tried to achieve personal success without compromising relevance to society. In addition to my resolve to succeed, studies in Literature have helped me to draw inspiration from the rich experiences captured in letters by the great minds.
My travel within the country and abroad provided me valuable personal experiences to evaluate the situation and relate it to the societal needs. I also discovered that I had some ability to write in Kannada; a series of articles in Vikranta Karnataka, collection of poems, a travelogue and a few editorials emerged out of this ability. Although the above seem to be mutually exclusive of each other, I have tried to bind them together in a common thread of Human Resource Management and Training for enhanced efficiencies.
Besides my parents, many accomplished personalities with their unique abilities of immense social value have influenced my thoughts: the humility of my learned Professors, insightful analytical abilities, encyclopedic knowledge of Karnataka’s current affairs combined with a concern for social justice and equity of Prof. R.M.Ranganath and the honesty, integrity, efficiency synergistically combined with compassion in the personality of various scholars– all have left an indelible print in my mind. I consider extremely lucky and blessed for the opportunities to associate myself with these great contemporary minds.
In sum, I have so far succeeded in combining learning and training (hopefully in the right proportions) to perform as a socially responsible person, willing to swim in the challenging seas of 21st century opportunities, without of course forgetting my obligations to contribute meaningfully to the societal needs.
Name: Siddu B. Yapalaparvi s/o Shri Basavarajappa
Department of English, “Sharanarthi, #123, Vishweshwarayya Nagar, Kalasapur Road, GADAG-582 103.
Date and Place of Birth: 01-06-1964; Karatgi, Koppal District, Karnataka State, India.
Academic Qualifications: 1989;M.A. (English) 1986; MBA (Human Resource Management) 2006; Ph.D.: on the topic “Rabindranath Tagore and Kannada Poetry. ( Yet to be awarded )
Professional Experience: Lecturer in English, KVSRPU College, Gadag since 1993, Guest Faculty for MA (English) KSS College, Gadag; Human Resource Training since 2004 to various organizations.
Member of the Governing Council, Kannada University, Hampi (1999-2002)
Public Relation Officer, Bangalore University (on deputation in 2011-12)
Publications and other
Academic accomplishments: 1)Nelada Mareya Nidhana – a collection of poems
in Kannada (2007);
2) Ettana Maamara, Ettana Kogile – a Travelogue in UK – in Kannada (2009)
3) Ondu Birugaliya Kathe ( Kannada translation of National Best Seller English novel Losing My Religion of Vishwas Mudagal in 2016)
4) Pisumathugal Jugal ( Poetry Jugal writing with Kavyashree Mahagaonkar in 2017 )
5) Asangatha Barahagalu ( Collection of Essays written in the blog in 2017)
5) Magalai Hudugana Paren Turu ( Revised Edition of England Travelogue in 2018 )
6) Invited columns in the Kannada Weekly “Vikranta
Karnataka” (Editor- Ravindra V. Reshme) on topics
Literature, Tourism,Fine Arts and Current Affairs
7) Delivered invited lecturers on “Vachana Sahithya” in
Kannada as well as English; Personality Development
Programmes to students, Government officials,
NGOs, College Teachers and other Professional
8) Editor – of several Kannada Books by upcoming
9)Awarded a Silver Medal and National Award in recognition of extending quality training to officilas, Survey of census during 2001
10) Travel abroad: Visited UK in 2009. Visits to the heritage homes of literary giants of all times – William Shakespere and William Wordsworth.
Social and Electronic Media
YouTube Talks- #Life_Guru video talks are regularly uploaded in Namma Kannada YouTube channel on life skill topics.
Basava TV - Vachana Marga discourse on Vachanas of Lord Basaveshwar and others in Renowned Kannada spiritual channel Basava TV.
DD- Chnandana- Special interview on the contribution of Education,literature and Life skill programs in Shubhodaya Karnataka which has won the hearts of million viewers.
Regular updates on current topics through blog sidduyapalaparavi.blogspot. com.
Articles writing in Namma Kannada, Avadhi, The Deccan News and Bookbramha portal magazines.
Spiritual and Personality Development Camps are conducted regularly to empower youths and corporate employees.
Biography Byasarillada Jeeva
Over all contribution to various fields is penned in the biography of Siddu Yapalaparvi Byasarillada Jeeva ( Life Guruvina Life) by Kavyashree Mahagaonkar in the publication of Desi Prakashana Bengaluru in 2019.