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Know our mentors- Deena Sheshappa Mysooru

"Sunshine mixed with little hurricane", a passionate kannadathi, who loves her roots and culture, a very  unique teacher. You may be wondering about whom I am talking or you might have already  guessed about whom I am talking :-) . Yes I am talking about  our Deena aka Deenz, one of our oldest mentors. People [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: kannadagottilla|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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

BMTC Bus PuraaNa..

I was 5 years old may be when I first boarded BMTC bus number 201 from Ragigudda to Kathriguppe in Bengaluru. It was filled with so many people that I was sitting on some random aunt who was pitying my situation of standing in the middle of the bus where there is an unwritten rule [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ragigudda Jaathre!

Exam time in Barcelona, middle of the class my mother puts a picture of a beautiful bag and a purse says she bought it for me in Ragigudda jaathre. The gush of memories played in my head. I think that was the time of the year where I saw the maximum number of people in [...]

By | December 10th, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Life of a Kannada Teacher!

It's 3 am in Barcelona, the phone beeps and the WhatsApp message would be, 'How do you say, Stop here to the auto driver'. It's 7.30 am in India and the WhatsApp teaching and learning group becomes very active with lessons, doubts and discussions through Kannada Gottilla. I rememeber when I was a kid, I [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: kannadagottilla, Society|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Rajyotsava or Raja-Utsava ?!

This is my first time away from home and all my favorite festivals have passed by. I really miss the food, the celebration and of course meeting the extended family. Dasara and Deepavali are given a lot of importance due to various religious and spiritual reasons, in between there comes a festival (Utsava) called 'Karnataka [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ Barcelona!

It's been a month I came to Barcelona, a far away land from my city. I grew up in Bengalooru. The city which is called the Silicon Valley of India. I had a great childhood, my loved ones stay there in namma Bengalooru. Its been the longest time I have been away from home. There [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: kannadagottilla, Society, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

CHIRANTANA

Hello folks!! First of all, apologies for this article finding ground in English. The very idea of expressing the ideologies and motives of a KANNADA SANGHA in a language other than the vernacular, here at Bangalore (or do we call it Bengaluru for we are pressing harder than we ever thought we would?) sounds cliche. [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Kannada in RVCE !

ನೀ ಮೆಟ್ಟುವ ನೆಲ ಅದೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ, ನೀನೇರುವ ಮಲೆ ಸಹ್ಯಾದ್ರಿ | ನೀ ಮುಟ್ಟುವ ಮರ ಶ್ರೀಗಂಧದ ಮರ, ನೀ ಕುಡಿಯುವ ನೀರ್ ಕಾವೇರಿ || Nee Mettuva nela ade Karnataka Nee Eruva male sahyadri | Nee Muttuva mara shrigandhada mara Nee Kudiyuva neer kaveri || These lines have been extracted from a poem by Kuvempu, the first ‘Jnanapeetha’ awardee from Karnataka. [...]

Discovering your native language through a foreign one.

"Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe True to Goethe's words, I started to appreciate my mother tongue more, once I started learning foreign languages. German, to be specific. Like the majority of the language learners that I've encountered, I started learning German only because [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment