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An event that created history – March 5th – The Triumph of KannadaGottilla

One of my friends was explaining about her trek plan to Kumaraparvata. I said "Girl! it's the most dangerous and toughest Trek" she said "yes I will know that while trekking" I said "Girl, it's risky and people might drop out in between. You might have to go alone" she said "yes, not everyone is [...]

The Journey of Rap Culture in Kannada

The Rap Culture that bloomed out as a part of Hip-Hop Movement showing people’s discontent and protest towards the discrimination in the society was mostly associated with western countries than Indian. Eminem was the flag bearer in the western countries. In the late 20th century, Indians adopted the Rap culture. It became a bandwagon among the [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|Categories: Society|0 Comments

Let’s learn some Time and Space words

Hello, I hope you had fun at work this week. If not, nothing to worry, you will have it now learning these space and time related words in Kannada. I don't know if you've ever heard this Kannada laali song called as 'Baana Daariyalli Surya Jaari Hoda' from Bhagyavantha (1981). Laali songs are nothing but [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: kannadagottilla, Society|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The “Y” word – know the slang

‘Yapppaaa’ I went when I saw something stupid happen at college and my non-Bangalorean friend went – what in God’s name is Yappa? I smiled and said, ‘You will learn about the awesomeness of the word in the coming days, my friend. Let me list out some of the reasons why this word is simply [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Creative|Tags: , |1 Comment

KAMBALA – HISTORY AND ISSUE

Kambala, the Bull sport has raised many eyebrows in the past few days after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed a petition under The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. Without understanding the antiquity of this Sport as a tradition, one cannot draw conclusions and declare it to be a Sport [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Society, Travel|Tags: , , |0 Comments

(Foodie) Chronicles of a saamaanya kannadiga from Tiptur

“Kaaafi kaaafi, tea chaai….” “aay bengloor, aay bengloor…” and many such voices stand out amidst the buzz and noise outside and inside the train compartments of the Bengaluru-HubbaLLi passenger train. The train slowly and steadily departs Bengaluru city via Malleshwara and Yashavantapura and gently blends into the neighbouring Tumkur district via ChikkabANAvara, SoladevanahaLLi and BhairanayakanahaLLi!  [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Categories: Society|12 Comments

Losing our Roots and Routes: Then: Devadasi, Now: KambaLa

Why Jallikattu and KambaLa issue remind me of the Devadasi tradition? Let me first clarify that your (or at least most of you) perception of a Devadasi and mine are entirely different. The word Devadasi in today's world is synonymous with "prostitution". But a Devadasi was a Devara Dasi meaning "servant of God". These were [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

ಇವರೂ ಬೇಟೆಗಾರರೇ…

ಈ ಬೇಟೆಗಾರರು ಪ್ರಾಣಿ, ಪಕ್ಷಿ ಕ್ರಿಮಿ ಕೀಟಗಳನ್ನಲ್ಲದೇ ಮಾನವರನ್ನು ಬೇಟೆಯಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ...!!! ಬೇಟೆಯಾಡುವ ಸ್ಥಳ ಕಾಡು ಮಾತ್ರವಲ್ಲ ನಾಡು ಕೂಡ.!!! ಕೆಲವರು ನಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾನವರನ್ನೇ ಗುರಿಯಾಗಿಸಿ ಬೇಟೆಯಾಡಿದರೆ ಇನ್ನೂ ಕೆಲವರು ಪ್ರಾಣಿ ಪಕ್ಷಿಗಳನ್ನೇ ಬೇಟೆಯಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ... ಆದರೂ ಈ ಬೇಟೆಗಾರರಿಂದ ಯಾವುದೇ ಪ್ರಾಣ ಹರಣವಾಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ !!! ಇದು ಇವರ ಹವ್ಯಾಸವಂತೂ ಅಲ್ಲವೇ ಅಲ್ಲ... ಇವರ ವೃತ್ತಿಯೇ ಬೇಟೆಯಾಡುವುದು.!!! ಕೆಲವು ಬೇಟೆಯು ಮೊದಲೇ ನಿಗಧಿಯಾಗಿರಬಹುದು ಆದರೆ ಇನ್ನೂ ಕೆಲವು ಮೊದಲೇ ನಿಗಧಿಯಾಗಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಎಷ್ಟೇ ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೂ ಸೂಚನೆ ಬಂದಾಕ್ಷಣ ಬೇಟೆಯಾಡಲು ಹಗಲು ರಾತ್ರಿಯೆನ್ನದೆ [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Categories: Society|0 Comments

ಮಾನವೀಯ ಮೌಲ್ಯಗಳು

ನಿತ್ಯ ಜೀವನದ ಪ್ರಯಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರತಿ ಕ್ಷಣವೂ ಹೊಸ ಪರಿಚಯ, ಸ್ನೇಹ, ಪರಿಚಿತರ ಬೀಳ್ಕೊಡುಗೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸಾಗುತ್ತಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಯಾವ ಪರಿಚಯ, ಸ್ನೇಹವು ಶಾಶ್ವತವಲ್ಲ. ಮರೆಯುವಂಥದ್ದೂ ಅಲ್ಲ. ಯಾರ ಪ್ರಯಾಣ ಎಂದು ಮುಗಿಯುತ್ತದೆ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಯದ ಒಂದು ಸುಂದರ ಪ್ರಯಾಣ ಈ ನಮ್ಮ ಜೀವನ. ಪ್ರಯಾಣ ಎಂದಾಕ್ಷಣ ಕೇವಲ ಒಂದು ಕ್ರಿಯೆಯಾಗಿ ಉಳಿಯದೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಇರುವಿಕೆ ಇಲ್ಲದಿರುವಿಕೆಯ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸ ತಿಳಿಯದಂತಾದಾಗಬೇಕು. ಅರ್ಥಾತ್ ನಮ್ಮ ಸಾವಿನ ನಂತರವೂ ಜನರ ಮನಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಜೀವಿಸುವಂತಿರಬೇಕು. ನಮ್ಮ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಗುರುತನ್ನು ಉಳಿಸುವ ಒಂದೇ ಅರ್ಥಬದ್ದ ಜೀವನ ನಮ್ಮದಾದರೆ [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Society|0 Comments