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The Theory of Relativity Explained in Kannada: Arime at Munnota

In the era of learning everything in English, here is a forum called arime at Munnota that teaches basics of science in Kannada !!! Yes, you heard it right, teaching science in Kannada. !!! Mr. Amar Holegadde conducted a session on Theory of Relativity. For a person coming from Humanities/Arts background, understanding science is a [...]

By | June 11th, 2017|Categories: kannadagottilla|0 Comments

Ban on dubbing: KFI then and now- some questions unanswered

During 1950s and 1960s, most of the Kannada directors were dependent on Madras ( now Chennai)  studios to shoot their films, as Karnataka did not have proper studios. During this period, the allocated time for shooting scenes for Kannada movies was during night. This created a problem for Kannada Film directors. The producers for Kannada [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Yakshagana – Traditional/Folk Dance of Karnataka

Yakshagana, a traditional dance form is culturally rooted in the lands of Karnataka. Yakshagana evolved as a dance form during the Bhakti Movement. It is a unique blending of music, extempore dialogues, phenomenal dancing moves, rich make-up and intrinsically designed costumes. This unique harmony is extensively found in Tulunaadu and Malenadu region of Karnataka and [...]

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

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|14 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