Monthly Archives: January 2016


Madam, Do you really know Kannada!

[Disclaimer: A humorous take on people who know Kannada really well (to both read and write) and their native is BENGALURU. Most of the conversation happened in Kannada and the literal translations are given!] A weekend in Bengalooru, you book a cab to go to a place. The driver calls, "Madam I near Central Mall, where [...]

By | January 30th, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

From Dharmambudhi Lake to Majestic – a less known metamorphose

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. Most of us happen to overlook this magic and are prone to pay for it. Sometimes very severely! Lakes of Bengaluru Our world is one of terrible contradictions. Plenty of food, but one billion people go hungry. Lavish lifestyles for a [...]

By | January 17th, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Tipu Ishtory

I was in my 6th grade when I first saw a glimpse of this angry man wearing a boat shaped turban – a side portrait of Tipu Sultan in my Social Studies book. I remember doodling on his face – colouring a thick lush moustache on Mr Tipu, ignorant about his valour or courage and [...]

By | January 16th, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

A Gaade a day….

A Gaade (ಗಾದೆ) a day ... As in all languages, Kannada has a very large collection of proverbs called "Gaade (singular) or Gaadegalu (plural)". Pronounced “Gaa – dey”. They are a great way to pick up the language and a lot of wisdom to go along with it. In fact I think Kannada is probably the only [...]

By | January 13th, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Jayanagara hudugi :-)

“Thaatha, I want to see jijji maami come let’s go upstairs” says Meghana a 3 year old girl to her grandfather. Her grandfather who was a former editor of a kannada daily ‘Samyukta Karnataka’ who tells her great stories starts showing her ‘jijji maami’. Jijji in Kannada or Kannada that any child learns means water,maami [...]