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I Don’t Know Kannada

ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಇಂದು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ “I Don’t Know ಕನ್ನಡ್ ” ಅನ್ನೊ ಡೈಲಾಗ್ ಮಾಮೂಲಿಯಾಗಿದೆ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣ ನಾವುಗಳೇ!! ಕರ್ನಾಟಕಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದು ನೆಲಸಿರಿರುವ ವಲಸಿಗರ ಜೊತೆ ಹಿಂದಿ, ತಮಿಳಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರಂತೆಯೇ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತ ನಮ್ಮ ನಡೆ-ನುಡಿ ಮರೆತಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಮನಾಗಿ ಉತ್ತರಭಾರತದವರು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂದು ತಮ್ಮ ಆಹಾರ ಹುಟ್ಟಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿರುವುದಲ್ಲದೇ, ಸಾಮಜಿಕ ಜಾಲತಾಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ನಿಂದಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ವಿಷಾದನೀಯ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಾಗಿ ನಾವು ಎಚ್ಚೆತ್ತುಕೊಳ್ಳದೇ ಇದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ವಿನಾಶ ಖಂಡಿತ! ನಮ್ಮನ್ನಾಳುವ ನಾಯಕರು ಕನ್ನಡ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಎಂದು ನೋಡದೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಸ್ವಾರ್ಥಕ್ಕೆ …

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Does changing DP matter?

We often come across a lot of Internet fights! People, sometimes get involved in heated arguments online. I came across one such debate today. Two people fighting over a Profile Picture on Facebook. One person said “How are you helping the people in Paris by changing your DP?” Fair enough! Let’s just say he’s being …

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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! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Our …

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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 …

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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 …

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Dawn of Democracy

“IvanArava ivanArava ivanAravanedu enisadirayya. iva nammava iva nammava, iva nammavanendu enisayya. kooDala sangamadévA nimma maneya maganendu enisayya. “Oh god don’t make me ask who this man is, Instead fill in me the integrity to say he is mine, we are one, Kudalasangamadeva make us all your son staying under your shelter.” –Basavanna 12th century saw …

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Open a Library

Somewhere between turning a page and pressing an arrow key, we all grew up. I used to spend a lot of my time in a library. Not that I read so many books. I was rather enjoying the search task. Those shelves that held books written by my favorite inspirational authors. Those shelvesthat held the …

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