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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

About Dr Vasantha Hosabettu, cv

Flat No. 122, 2nd Block Janapriya Nivas , Hesarghatta Main Road, Chikkabanavara Post, Bangalore - 560 090, India. Phone: + (91)-(80) – 23700008 Mobile: 9886823242Email:,, Blog/Website: www.

Special achievement:
Honorary  Doctorate Degree:
1/World Records University  UK conferred Honorary degree of Doctorate in Record Breaking Honoris Causa for “ Longest Running Cartoon Column in Newspaper” with all  the rights, honors and privileges there unto pertaining given on the Twenty Second Day of February Two Thousand and Fourteen at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2. Participated in person in 31stSalon International Caricature dessin presse & humour, held in Saint-Just-Le-Martel, Haute- Vienne-Limousin, France as a host. It   had held between September 29th September and Oct 7 of 2012.During this period given training to French students.  This was said to be first time done by an Indian cartoonist.

World Record Holder: been approved and published  as an "Official Unique World Records™ Record  in 2012 : Longest Running Cartoon Column - Vasantha Hosabettu (born on 21st May, 1965) from Karnataka, India has created a record of  The Longest Running Cartoon Column appearing every  Wednesday  on Kannada Prabha  Newspaper without a break since  1st December, 2004.
It is also published in Unique World Records 2013  book as “ LONGEST RUNNING CARTOON COLUMN-Vasantha Hosabettu(born on 21st  May, 1965) from Karnataka, India has created a record of The Longest Running Cartoon Column appearing every Wednesday on Kannada Prabha Newspaper without a break since 1st December,2004. / www.worldamazingrecords.comgiven certificate in  2011 as Longest Running Cartoon Column-Vasantha Hosabettu(Born on 21 May 1965) of Bangalore, Karnataka wrote a longest running weekly cartoon column called Wa Re Wah…! which was written only about cartooning, cartoonist and cartoon. It was published in Kannada Prabha, Kannada Daily Newspaper from the New Indian Express Group.
This column appeared without a break between December 1, 2004 and February 11, 2009, on every Wednesday. These columns have also come out into two books, “Wa Re Wah…!” and “MunduvaridaWa Re Wah…! (Collection of 101 columns each) published by Sadana Prakashana-Bangalore”.   has entered the above fact in  2013, under the registration code A00070

Asian Record Holder:’s India Book Of Records, in its 2010 , 2011 editions given certificate as” The Longest Running Cartoon Column- Vasantha Hosabettu(born on 21 May 1965) of Bangalore(Karnataka wrote a longest running weekly column called Wa Re Wah…! which was written only about cartooning, cartoonist and cartoon. It was published in Kannada Prabha, Kannada Daily from the New Indian Express Group. This column appeared without a break between December 1, 2004 and February 11, 2009, on every Wednesday. These columns have also come out into two books, “Wa Re Wah…!” and “MunduvaridaWa Re Wah…! (Collection of 101 columns each) published by Sadana Prakashana-Bangalore”.

National Record Holder:
Limca Book of Records has given National Record Certificate in 2009 as “Wa Re Wah !, a weekly column about cartoon, cartooning and cartoonists by Vasantha Hosabettu of Bengaluru appearing every Wednesday on Kannada daily Kannada Prabha is the longest running such column, running without a break since Dec 1, 2004 “.

International Cartoon Prize:
5th prize in the Second Taejon International Cartoon Contest- 1993, South Korea.

National  Cartoon Prize:
3rd prize in Open Cartoon Contest -1992 conducted by the Bhilai Steel Plant of Madhya Pradesh.
Won 2nd prize in cartoon contest   that  held in the occasion of  State Level first humour conference. It is held by Negemugalu, humor magazine in July 2016
Participated in US elections cartoon contest conducted by  Chennai’s Consulate General of the United States of America and got an appreciation letter from  its Public  Affairs Officer   along with mementos in December 2016
Won special prize in State Level Cartoon Competition 2015,organized by Bhoomi Acaemy of Art & Culture, Ranebennur, Artists Association, Ranebennur, Haveri District
Consolation Prize in Soul O’ the Poll cartoon contest organized as part of the water awaremess campaign in Bangalore during Elections-99’ by Public  Affairs Centre and Swabhimana. It held on 1.9.1999

Participated International Cartoon Exhibitions of more than 20 countries:
  Few names are:
One of the cartoons has been selected for the “Award Winning and Exhibited Cartoons” list of 24th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition of Turkey. (2007)Totally 156 cartoonist’s drawings are in the list out of 1218 participants cartoon. The cartoons are published in the XXIV. Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition Album (2007)
Caricature of ‘’ Boris Yeltsin‘’ in the 17th International Biennial Exhibition of Humor in Art (held in Tolentino, Italy) - 1993.
Tehran Cartoon Biennial, the First International Exhibition -1993.
 The Best Cartoons of Nippon 94 - Omiya City of Japan. OlenseKartoenale, Belgium – 1994
. XIIth Hurriyet International Cartoon Competition, Turkey.
International Ankara Cartoon Festival - 1995 IX Salao Nacional De Caricatura VI Festival International De Humor Oeiras, Portugal-1995

 Also participated in cartoon exhibition held in Mangalore between  1st July 2013 and 3rd July 2013. It was under the group “Karavali Khaartoonist balaga”
Also cartoon published in Cartoon gallery of Bengaluru in  a group show

As a Columnist:
*Written a cartoon related weekly column (Wa Re Wah…!) to Kannada Prabha Kannada Daily between Dec 1st 2004 and February 11th 2009.The each 101 writings are been published in form of two books (Wa Re Wah...!, MunduvaridaWa Re Wah…! respectively. It is published from SadhanaPrakashana, Bangalore
Written a weekly management / business cartoon columns for Vijay Karnataka ,Kannada Daily between 8th March 2000 and 30th April 2003.

1.Post Graduate Diploma in Management (M.B.A) from All India Management Association, Centre for Management Education-New Delhi-3. Dual specialization in Human Resource Management. Operation Management.
2. B Sc from Mangalore University
3. Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore.
4. National Apprenticeship Certificate holder. 
 5. IRDA’s composite agency license holder.
6. AMFI Registered Mutual Fund advisor from 23rd June 2011

Special experience:
Visited Puerto Rico - USA (for a month), New York, and Frankfurt - Germany.

Cartooning/Caricaturing/ Journalism:

Drawn caricatures/ illustrations for The New Indian Express Prajavani, Mayuura, Sudha,Taranga, Hosathu, Kannada Prabha, Karmaveera, BisilaBaduku, Hosadigantha and for other Kannada, English periodicals
Participated for the Events in “On the Spot Caricature jobs. Events were held for leading corporate like Maruthi, Reddy’s Laboratory, Nokia, Curam Software etc. Got appreciation letter from 7 Media & Entertainment, Bangalore for the marvelous performance in an Event.
Published an article and cartoons in Indian Management (a Business India publication)
Published articles (including covers story in Sudha, Kannada Magazine  - “How to make Money?”
An article written  in Sudha about  city in France has been refered by France newspaper “Le Dauphine Libere” on its  issue dated  28th May 2014

Other interests:
Participated  in Kanaja  writers  workshop held in  Kaivara, Chikkaballapur district. It held  in August 2016. It was organized by Karnataka Government’s Department of Kannada and Culture. Kanaja is online encyclopedia in Kannada
Participated in Film Appreciation Course -1987 (conducted by Pune’s National Film Archives and Film and T.V Institute and NinaasamChitraSamaja, Heggodu)

Work Experience:

I have more than one year experience in Animation field. Worked in AcropetalAnimedia Ltd., Bangalore, knows Animo-Animation Software.
Worked in Four winds, Mangalore (an accredited advertisement agency) for six months - as an illustrator.
Participated and successfully completed the Advertising Course, held from 12th February to 12th May 1997(conducted by Media Centre, Bangalore - Members of the Karnataka Jesus Educational Society, affiliated to Xavier Institute of Communication, Bombay)
Given Speech in a seminar at the topic” Cartoon and Journalism”. It is in Kundapur’s Bhandarcars College on 30th January 2011.  This State level Seminar held under the theme “Janasamskruti & Media “. It was been co organised by Samudaaya, Kundapurand  Bhandarcars College
Conducted Cartoon Workshop for students
Learnt and having certificates in Computer - D.T.P. Packages (Corel Draw, Photoshop, Page Maker, Windows etc)
Has a experience of running a national level house journal for a corporate

Learning Experience
Trained through Karnataka Patrika Academy - 1988 and Kerala Cartoon Academy -1984.
Participated ‘Computer Awareness Program’ conducted by Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal - Centre for Continuing Education Extension Course (1988).
Undergone ‘Customer Orientation’ (1995) course by Mercuri International, Bangalore, ‘Professional Work Culture" (1999), ‘Problem Solving Techniques" (2000) course by Almak Management Service Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, ‘Critical Success Factors’ (1999) course by Speed, Bangalore, Training on “Six Sigma” by Mr. Rajan, EPML Chennai (2006). Participated two days work shop on Personal Financial Planning held at Bangalore on 22.5.2010 and 23.5.2010. It was conducted by RNIS College of Financial Planning.

Undergone personal development courses:
Participated in seven weeks long self - Personal Development Training course Through Zeal, Bangalore - 1993.
Participated two days program on Hypnosis & Yogic Linguistic Program (YLP) conducted by Swami Sukhabodhananda of Prasanna Foundation, Bangalore -1998.
Participated "The land mark forum" (1999)"The land mark forum in action Series" and in "Excellence’ by Land Mark Education, Bangalore (1999-2000)
“The Art of Living" (1988) training by Ved Vigyan Maha Vidya Peetha, Bangalore (1998).
Undergone three months Yoga Training Class held in Bangalore
Participated in Rich India Forum’s WEALTH MAGNETISM workshops in Bangalore (2010)
Attended Suresh Padmanabhan’s Sankalpa Siddhi workshop held in Bangalore (2010)
Successfully completed workshop   which is about” The leaders” on 24th April 2011. It took place in Bangalore. It was conducted by Mr. V. Balakrishnan.V of Leaders Academy for Personal Success, Bangalore.  Also attended three days residential program “Nirvana”.  organized by the same. It took place between 9th June 2011 and 12 th June 2011
Attended Raja Yoga Meditation Course of Brahma Kumaries  held in Bangalore between 24.5.15 and  29.5.15
 Other Honours:
Kannada rajyossava award from LIC Do 2 division in Bangalore on 31st December 2011
Honour by SurathkalVidyadayiniBalaga, Bangalore on 10th January 2010 for the entry in Limca Book of Records
Honour by Janapriyanivas Apartment Residents- Bangalore 90, for appearing in Limca Records on 15th August 2009
Date of birth: 21st May 1965
Please see my samples of works in “www. hosabettutoons.”
The above are true to my best of knowledge.

8th  March 2017

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Translation of article written by Dr.Vasantha Hosabettu, about Fountain of Elephants published in Sudha, Kannada Weekly dated 22nd May 2014

A remembrance of India in a city of France

 For the people of a city called Chambery, which is in South East of France, India is being remembered. This is because of the monument called Fountain of Elephants,

 Fountain of Elephants is a monument of French military officer Benoît de Boigne.   This is being carried by four Indian Elephants. This monument is popular ever since it is inception in year 1838

Benoît de Boigne   had used his entire savings of his earning in India  for the welfare of Chambery, Chambery is his native place, He has given  hospital, educational institution, drama school, city hall for the city, He has been called protector of the city. He is popular in the city as he developed the city,

 When I was in France, above fact has been bought to my notice  by cartoonist Mr. Georges MILLION

Mr. Georges MILLION is from Chambery, Distance between Paris and Chambery is about 523 Kilo Meters

Benoît de Boigne( 21.3.1751 to 21-6.1830) is cotemporary of Tipu Sultan, Warren Hastings. At that time Maratha  rule was prominent in India, Benoît de Boigne has worked as chief of military of  Gwalior Maratha prince Mahadji Scindia.

Benoît de Boigne has  learnt Hindi and Persia in India. He married Persian Indian lady too.

Dr. Vasantha Hosabettu, Bangalore, India

 (Translation of article written by Dr.Vasantha Hosabettu, about Fountain of Elephants that is   published inSudha, Kannada Weekly dated 22nd May 2014)

Translation of article about University for record breakers written by Dr. Vasantha Hosabettu published in Sudha, Kannada weekly, dated 20th April 2014

University for record breakers
Vasantha Hosabettu
Do you want to break a world record:?. Here is an university to help,

Which is the fastest running animal?
Which is the longest living animal?
 Certainly the answer is not Human being.
So each human being should do differently, that  too among with human beings. Then only it’s only worth to call as human being…, These are flow thoughts of Dr. Biswaroop Chowdhury, He is the Indian representative of World Records University
The above can be justified by his own achievements. Dr. Biswaroop Chowdhury  had born with hole in his heart For that he had operation at his age four. He had been warned  that he will not  able to do the normal   physical   works  in future
 But Dr Biswaroop Chowdhury had beaten the world record in pushups. He had beaten the record of a Canadian. He  had made  198 push ups  in  one minute and broken the Canadian record of  138   pushups per minute
Dr Bishwaroop had also broken the world  record of a German in memory section.
How this is possible?
If you want to know the secret of these , here is now a World Records University. This university now gets thesis from the world best record breakers in line of their preparations, their scientific way of methods adopted. It also records  their difficulties faced, how they faced it, their learnt lessons, cost incurred,  depressed moment and how they recovered from that…  and so on.
University  is of belief  that these thesis will help  the  aspirants of  the new world record breakers. World Records University   finally gives honorary doctorate  to  the record breakers  after scrutinizing their thesis.
 Head office of World Records University is located in London and is registered in the United Kingdom. It  has  branch offices in India, USA and  in Vietnam. The University is in now one and half years old
This year convocation:
This year convocation of University was hosted by Vietnam Book of Records. Convocation held at  Ho Chi Minh City on 22nd  of March 2014
I have given here the brief of Indian Honorary Doctorate recipient achievements of the current batch of convocation,.I hope their achievements will inspire you

If  you are viewer of Zee News you are familiar with name Sandeep Kochar. His fortune telling program started on December 5th 2006. It is regularly telecasting in  the morning slot  of  Zee News TV .
Sandeep  Kochar is star fortune teller  among celebrities. He fly all around   world all the time. In spite he has not lost of continuity  of  his fortune telling program, Till date records  his slot  10 days ahead of its telecast.

Rahul  G Kehwani 

Mumbai’s Rahul  G Kehwani is a creative  coin collector. He has 11111 coins of 25 paisa, Every 25 paisa coin carries of 1989  year mark. For this Keshwani has taken special permission from RBI. Keshwani also given more than 100 people the ten rupees notes with their date of birth as serial number. He has several special notes which has Gandhi’s birth day, death day, Amithab’s birthday ‘s serial number in his collection . His name is also in Gunniess book of records
Kumaran  of Chennai has played drum continuously for 56 hours. He is still at age 157.
World records University do not see the age criteria to give hononoray doctorate,
 University has a  view “When  most  person do not do anything throughout his life, why age  should we made a barrier to give  honorary doctorate?”
So 9 year old girl has given doctorate for her achievement.    She  could assemble and dissemble a laptop within 15 minutes and 23 seconds
Hemendra Bansal’s eye  one who is Major in Indian army is very sharp. He could could write with bare eye 5240,English Characters in half ground nut. He could write LOVE word , 1310 time
Women’s  are not also behind in breaking records. Vijaya Jyothi could dance on wire and plate for a long time. Dolly Das is practicing Assam folk songs for 45 years. She made a record by a event singing thousands artist together
There are record breakers with making danger stunts. Arun Thomas  of Tamilnadu has stayed in longest time in transparent  box.  Pune’s  Mayur Jeeth Singh could stop in one minute the  26 fans which is  running at a rpm(rounds per minute)
 of 790. Uttam Das has written whole bible  in reverse(mirror) language
Karnataka’s Sadananada Swamy has a record of gathtering 28000 school childrens for  a cinema shooting.
Aravind Gupta  New Delhi based pharmacist has built a temple for freedom fighters, He has collecte 230 freedom  fighters details ( one who are from 1760 and 1947)  and displayed their contributions in the temple

Vasantha Hosabettu, after receiving Honoray Doctorate from the World Records University

By the by this writer too had a world record.  He could write continuously for 218 weeks  a cartoon column  which dealt with theme  cartoon, cartooning and cartoonist


51 year bachelor Johnson from Kerala had entered Gunniess book of records by collecting  3109 candles. This was in year 2011. But this world record was broken by a person of Hongkong.  Now Johnson record is a national record, Johnson had travelled China for the aim of collecting the candle. He has candles of 12 different countries,
Dr Biswaroop Choudhry one who is Indian  representative of  World Record University has informed, if the convocation had held on February 22 as per earlier schedule  Indian honororay recipients could   had chance to meet the world record holders .  Refered other World Records Holders are from  Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia  Africa like other countries.
Feb 22nd event  was postphoned because of Vietnam book editor had a brain stroke on that time. But he could recover from that and attended the event March 22nd.
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev had also written thesis for  for  his world record of  addressing 10 core people.
He too has got Honorary doctorate from World Records University.

 (Translation of article about University for record breakers written by Dr. Vasantha Hosabettu published in Sudha, Kannada weekly, dated 20th April 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Translation of article written by Dr. Vasantha Hosabettu,published in Life 360, Kannada Fortnightly dated May 16th 2014

VietnamFour days stay  in Ho Chi Minh, a city that lived with wars

Dr.Vasantha Hosabettu

When I told that I am going to Vietnam many people are sympathetic as  I have a compulsion to visit a burial ground!
 When I said I am going that too to Ho Chi Minh city, I was told it is similar to Mumbai!!
Vietnam (full name Socialist Republic of Vietnam) is a mountainous country with a fertile land. It grows mainly paddy. But for many people outside Vietnam reminds for his “war history”.
War held mainly in southern Vietnam. It started in 1954. It intensified in 1964. War ended in 1974.  North and south Vietnam unified and formed Socialist Republic of Vietnam on July 2nd  of 1976.
War history  may be simplified by saying ,war was mainly between the government which was backed by America and  with communist forces. In communist forces there were North Vietnam’s guerillas, Vietnam congress and arm arms and ammunitions of Russia.
In the war thirty lakh Vietnam soldiers died. This has resulted in the current status of female population dominating Male population by 3:1.
In the war 58000 American soldiers too died. War is said to be mother of invention. So there are underground tunnels which are about 120 kms   in length. Now it is main traveler’s attraction.
I had to stay recently for four days in Ho Chi Minh City . City has a population of more than 80 lakh.
With all my data in my mind, what is my impression after my stay there? It is been given here  If possible you also please visit that city

Ho Chi Minh city is not the capital of Vietnam. Hanoi is the capital, Ho Chi Minh city is a commercial city, Its earlier name is Saigon, Even today the airport is been recognized by that name,  Ho Chi Minh City is renamed  by the name of freedom fighter  Ho Chi Minh

Ho chi Minh is over populated than Hanoi,
In that terms it may seems like Mumbai, But it do not have sea shore, Metro is still under plan 
After the war the people lifestyle is very interesting.  I presume it is it is limited to the urban life.

The Vietnam basically agriculture based country For  rich agriculture there  is support of fertile land and river connections. Interesting here soldiers are being used in agricultural field (why this cannot be used in our country?).
Massage and beauty business( along with cleaning of ear) seems to be main bread for female section in the city. I could see the sales girls selling goods late in the night.

I could see the mobile shoe polishers; Their constant watch is on the foot of the people. They will catch you immediately if something wrong seen footwear and they will initiate their service without permission.
 But I could not see not even one beggar in the city. Surprisingly I could not see any smokers too

One cup of coffee is 80000 dong. Do not be afraid, If you have one rupee you will get  351 dong, Here I observe in all shop they take directly US dollars. It wonders as even a foreign currency like US dollar is itself parallel legal currency. Some of the dong denomination is printed in plastic. I could not see a coin ( even the notes are in value of coins).
But most of the ;people pockets are filled with lottery tickets. Lottery business is found to be strong there
Supper outside the street:
It is found  in a street people are eating outside the street. Is it a custom?.  Is it an event? Or  it is due to lack of space?. I could not able to get a correct answer as the people rarely know English.
Their main language is Vietnamese. It is not easy to learn that language..Even the Indian Counsel General of India Dr Deepak Mithal too do not know Vietnamese. He said he love to learn, but so for not successful
There are very big buildings. But we can  see poor people  too in the city, It looks like there is a large gap between rich and poor ,Even a  normal driver in the city know that  Bangalore is the IT  capital, He said there is a IT hub in Ho Chi Minh city. The city has Pizza hut and five star hotels like Sharaton
I could see that cigarettes are offered as incense stick for god, Coffee is  main source for this country. Vietnam is second largest exporter of coffee in the world.  Perhaps this may be a reason many Karnataka people often visit there, as Karnataka also grows
Internet says there are 878 Kannadigas in the Ho Chi Minh City.   Dr Deepak Mithal of  Indian Consulate  General of India Dr Deepak Mithal said ”Yes there are many Indians in the city. If I had know that you all come in advance I could have arranged a party with them”
Ho Chi Minh city was also under the French rule. French knowing people are also there in the city.  So in that right hand driving exist  which is contrarily to our British left hand driving.
Definition of Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian is unique there. Which we not kill and use is vegetarian. So egg is vegetarian, In a soup they used the wings of a cockroaches, As they did not kill, it is vegetarian for them
They use chopstick. I could see  painting shops where they found to busy in duplicating the original art worksof great painters. When I tried to click the photographs they objected it.
India and Vietnam
There is good diplomatic relationship between India and Vietnam, By  browsing computer itself you can get a visa by paying online 50 % of money here itself. Remaining money you have to pay there, Vietnamese people also can come directly to Bangalore and enter the city by paying Visa fees here,
There are Hindu temples, There are Indian restaurants. Masala dosas, Idly too available there, But there is no stand alone  vegetarian restaurant there, It was the research  report of  Mr Keshwani, one who come two days prior to us,

One of the driver said he love Indian curry very much. Haphazard electrical wires in street electrical poles  in the road reminded  me India
Conical cap is familiar there, It symbolizes Vietnam, But this  is not available in malls of Ho Chi Minh city. A tool use to carry  goods by common man reminds us the tool that used by our mythological  historical  Shravan Kumar that  he used to carry his  old parents
Two wheelers are more there, Scooty type  vehicle takes  majority  share in that, Vespa companies dominates here, Tata Indica cars are seen the streets, But one driver commented that  90% of vehicle are of Japan make.
Even English newspaper  are there , it is rarely available  Among TV channels Vietnamese channels  dominates
I could see a barber could able to use his  mobile apps Translator, He tried to translate English to Vietnamese , and Vietnamese to English  communicate  with me through that.
This the city how it looked me  which fought and lived with  20 years in wars and  which is  being  recovering

(Translation of  article written by Dr. Vasantha Hosabettu, published in Life 360, Kannada Fortnightly dated May 16th 2014)