Category Archive for 'kannada'

jaanapada jaatre photos

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

DSC01449 Originally uploaded by Prashanth Reddy. There was a folk dance festival in Bangalore and though I missed the event, I’m glad I didn’t miss these brilliant photos by Prashanth Reddy (thanks to Veena for this link! 🙂 )

jaanapada jaatre in namma bengaLooru

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Got this in a forwarded email… an interesting programme over the weekend…

churning of the ocean

Friday, August 18th, 2006

In some discussion on the new Kannada movie Amrutha Dhaare, the meaning of Amrutha came up, and it led to the mythological story of the churning of the ocean.

the reluctant autorickshaw

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

The following is something I’d written a while ago in a “learn kannada” forum… Real life incidents though not exactly verbatim… Auto-rickshaw drivers of Bangalore nowadays have become more selective than infy in ‘choosing’ their ‘projects’! They usually refuse to go wherever a passenger wants to go, and drive off, and one has to stop […]

questioning conventional medicine

Monday, May 1st, 2006

This isn’t really a post, but just an open question that was suggested by a reader as it came up as this issue was brought up in Muktha (a Kannada TV serial) recently. Does the medical industry including drug manufacturers and doctors generate business by creating fear among people ? This industry like any other […]

the irony of caste

Friday, April 28th, 2006

[Though there are specifics here, my guess is that similar ideas are applicable to any caste] Going through the” trauma” 😉 of arranged marriage reveals many things, among others, the role of caste in our modern urban highly developed Bangalore society. It is just unbelievable how many highly educated families are so closed knit about […]

a guest departs

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

A year or so ago, one of my uncles (not much in touch with him, mother’s cousin) had expired. My mother and me visited his family – there were a lot more people than I expected standing both outside and inside the house. In a room inside, where the body was placed, some elderly gentleman […]

new proverbs | ಹೊಸ ಗಾದೆಗಳು

Friday, March 31st, 2006

ಇದನ್ನು ಚಂದನ ಟಿವಿಯಲ್ಲಿ “ಥಟ್ ಅನ್ಥ ಹೇಳಿ” ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಇವತ್ತು ಕೆಲವು ಹೊಸ ಗಾದೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಳಿದರು…

new kannada keyboard

Monday, March 27th, 2006

The Gesture-based Keyboard (GKB) is a pen-based technology that will allow Kannada and other vernacular scripts to be recorded and stored directly in the computer without the use of a conventional keyboard.

press meet and a gathering of Kannada Wikipedians

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

A press meet and a gathering of Kannada Wikipedians (online for almost 2 years now) and all those who take interest in Kannada on the internet will be held on Sunday, April 2nd, 2006, at Nayana Auditorium, J C Road at 4 PM. There will be talks and assistance to people on how to use Unicode, how to enable […]