South-Indians , North-Indians and hypocrisies

Nobody needs to teach Indian hypocrisy and stereotyping; it’s a gift in their blood. We love to laugh at another person’s mole on his nose, while we are standing in a pit full of cow dung. South Indians disliking north Indians, North Indians don’t like south Indians and both together dislike north-east Indians. In fact North-east Indians itself is new usage, for the rest of India they are just “Chinkis”. It’s not racist, just sense of humor.

One more thing common among all of them is “my daddy … Strooongest!!!’. We have the best culture, language, community and nature; we are best analyzers, psychologists and of course rest of them live in a fish pond. Those people don’t like Mohanlal to be hero in this age are O.K with Rishi Kapur dancing with girl of his grand daughter’s age. We are O.K with Salman Khan’s pink trouser but Vijaykanth’s yellow shirt is so funny.

One of the most general and popular “happy to be ignorant” story is about a place called Madras in India. People live there are madarassis. For south Indians it is one metropolitan city which is now named as Chennai. But unfortunately for north Indians it is a wide unexplored area comes in south to Maharashtra and Orissa. (For north east Indians it does not matter. Geographically south India has four different states and six to seven different languages, for north Indians it is just madras. The rest of the India thinks whole madras speaks one language Tamil and they survive with Idly Sambar Vada. We made a big deal when Celebrity big brother’s sister did not learn Shilpa’s name isn’t it?

Knowing Hindi is one more misconception around. People worried why rest of the world not bothered learn Hindi. Well why should they? States are organized as linguistic regions. Every state has its own language; they are official and national language as Hindi. Why complain people over there don’t understand my language?

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Udara Nimittam…

This guy is supposed to be rare, protected (inside a cage at least… forgive me PETA) and properly fed. I found this guy longing for tender coconut left-over. Though he learned to eat pop- corns and “Lays” etc. whatever we feed, there is competition from stray dogs and cattle for the same. Hence “Udara Nimittam….” To add to the story, he has also lost one of his legs.

I promised him not to mention about the place where I photographed him, in my blog. What if Salman Khan reads this post?

Title translates to : ” .. all for Hunger..” ( in sanskrit)

ಹುಚ್ಚು ಮನಸ್ಸಿನ ಹತ್ತು confusion..!!


ತುಂಬಾ ದಿನದಿಂದ ಬ್ಲಾಗಲ್ಲಿ ಏನು ಬರೀಬೆಕೂಂತ ಹೊಳಿತ ಇರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ನಂದೇ ತಾನೇ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ಏನದ್ರೂ ಬರೆದು ಎಸೆದುಬಿಡೊಣ ಅಂದುಕೊಂಡ್ರೆ – ಜೊತೆಯಲ್ಲೇ ಇದೆಯಲ್ಲ ಮಹಾಮಾರಿ “ಆಲಸ್ಯ”. ನಾಳೆಯಿಂದ ಹೊಸವರ್ಷ – ನಿನ್ನೆ, ಇವತ್ತು ನಾಳೆನೂ ರಜಾ ಕೊಟ್ಟು ಬಿಟ್ಟಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಹೈಬರ್ನೆಶನ್ ಮುಗಿಸಿ ಎದ್ದೇಬಿಟ್ಟೆ.

ಆದ್ರೆ ಮೊದಲಿನ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ ಅಲ್ಲೇ ಇದೆ – ಬರೆಯುವುದೇನು ? “ಸದ್ದಾಂ ಹುಸೈನ್ ಸ್ವರ್ಗ ತಲುಪಿದ್ದು ಹೀಗೆ” … ಬೇಡ .. ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ಅದೇ ಇದೆ. ಸರಿ..”ದ್ರಾವಿದ್ ಬಳಗದ ಬಟ್ಟೆ ಹರಿದ ಹರಿಣಗಳು”….ಹುಂ…ಆದ್ರೆ ಹೊಸತೇನಿದೆ ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ? ಭಾರತದ ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್ ಭವಿಶ್ಯ ಹೇಳ್ಬೆಕಿದ್ರೆ ನಾಸ್ಟೋಡಾಮಸ್ ಬೇಕಾಗಿಲ್ಲ. ಈ ಸಲ ಮೂವಿ ರಿವ್ಯೂ ( ಪ್ರಿಯಾಜಿ ಯಾವಗ್ಲೂ ಹೇಳ್ತಾ ಇರ್ತಾರೆ..” ಲೋ ಗೂಬೆ, ನಿನ್ ಕೆಲ್ಸ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಮೂವಿ ರಿವ್ಯೂ ನೇ ಬರಿತಾ ಇರು, ಇದೊಂದೆ ನೀನು ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ಮಾಡೊದು”) ಬರೆಯೋಣ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಚೆನ್ನೈ ಯಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದೇ ಮೂವಿನೇ ರಿಲೀಸ್ ಆಗಿಲ್ವಲ್ರಿ, ನನ್ಗರ್ಥವಾಗೊದು…!!

ಸರಿ, ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ಮರ್ತು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ಸುತ್ತಾಡೊಣ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಕಾಂಕ್ರೀಟು ಕಾಡು ಬಿಟ್ರೆ ಮತ್ತೇನೂ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಬೀಚ್ಂತೂ ಕುಂಭಮೇಳದ ತರ, ಕಾಲಿಡಲೂ ಜಾಗವಿಲ್ಲ. ದೇವಸ್ತಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋದ್ರೆ ಮನೆಯಿಂದ ಫೋನ್ ಬರುತ್ತೆ ” ಲೊ .. ನಾಸ್ತಿಕ ಪರಮಾತ್ಮಾ… ಅರೋಗ್ಯ ಸರಿಯಿಲ್ವೇನು ?” ಇಲ್ಲಾ ” ಒಂದು ಸುನಾಮಿ ಸಾಕಾಗಿಲ್ವಾ…”.

ಈ ತರ.. ಒಂದು ರಜೆ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದ್ರೆ , ತಲೆಯೆಲ್ಲಾ ಕೆಟ್ಠೊಗುತ್ತೆ. ( ರಜೆ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿಲ್ಲಾದ್ರೆ .. ಅದೂ ಒಂದು ಗೋಳು. ) .

ಪುನ: ಹೈಬರ್ನೇಶನ್ ಹೊಗ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದಿನಿ…

ಸುತ್ತಾಡೊರು ಸುತ್ತಾಡಿ…. ಓದೋರು ಓದಿ.. ಏಣ್ಣೆ ಹೊಡಿಯೋರು ಹೊಡೀರಿ.. ಡಿಸ್ಟರ್ಬ್ ಮಾತ್ರಾ ಮಾಡ್ಬೇಡಿ..

ನಿಮಗೆಲ್ಲಾ.. ಹೊಸವರ್ಷದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು….!


For Tarang’s wish, post is translated to english. Title is: “Ten confusions of a mad mind”.

Hi, I was wondering what to write next in my blog, since a while. Thought I will post some scribbles of mine, any way I own it… Don’t I? No office and work, they gave three days are there to sleep. Along comes laziness. Anyways, just finished my hibernation…

There comes the first questions what to write? “Suddam Husain reaches heaven …” nope… its there in all feeds …!!! “South Africans strip Dravid’s gang…”… Hmm… No again. There is nothing new in it. You don’t need to be Nostradamus to predict India to lose a game.

OK let’s write a movie review. (Priya keep telling me “abe ullu ke patte… Quit your company and keep writing movie reviews. That’s only thing in this world you do correctly). But, No movies gets released in Chennai which I can understand.

Alright, chuck it…!! Let’s rock the city. Oops, but… There’s no place I can find a place to sit calmly in Chennai. Beaches are like “Kumbh mela”.., the things left here are temples… but if I go, my mom will be shocked. Last time she predicted one more Tsunami when I did it. This is the way I spend my weekends. There always will be a complaint, If I have a long leave (and also if I do get it)

Going for hibernation again….Those who want to roam around “best of luck “. Those who want to read… do it., those who planned to booz… yenjoy..Hiak..! But don’t disturb please

And to all happy new year….!!

Our Bangalore to Namma Bengalooru

November 1st this year four of south Indian states celebrated their birth. (In fact, it is for almost all the states in India). HDK, chief minister of Karnataka had a gift to distribute to all Kannadigas. Major cities in Karnataka changed their names. Bangalore ( to Bengalooru ) Mysore ( to Mysooru ) , Mangalore ( to Mangalooru ) , Hubli ( to Hubballi ) , Shimoga to ( Shivamogga ) , Belgam ( to Belagavi ) , Hospet ( to Hosapete ), Bellary ( to Ballary) and Gulbarga ( to Kalburgi ) . These changes were hinted long back, now it is official. Now lot of people seems to be irritated. Looks like general psyche of people. When Madras became Chennai , Bombay became Mumbai nobody bothered, what actual problem is Bangalore has changed the spellings ( another example When Afzal ( a terrorist ) was sentenced death, everyone has problem with such a punishment, when priyadarshini’s murderer is getting the same sentence nobody seems to have time to write about it )

If you observe the names, they are not changed (except Kalburgi) to a completely new word. They have changed the way how it supposed to be spelt0 in it, in English. The new names (rather spellings) are very near to what people pronounce it, locally. Almost all languages spell what they pronounce, and read the way it is written. There will be a general rule how to spell and pronounce, unless English (where there are rules for every word, and every word is exception for rules of spelling). For example there is a beach city in coastal Karnataka, which is getting spelt as “KAUP”. Now how are we suppose to pronounce it? (Local pronounces it as “kapu”).

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