WTF Wikipedia!?!

Do you know why Kannada Movie star is an Icon? Because he inspired someone to sell pickles! (WTF! Right?). It is there in Wikipedia:

Vishnuvardhan was a good personality. A living example to this is Vardaraja Pai and the Yajaamana Uppinakayi. Vardaraja Pai is Mangalore based businessman and he is an ardent Vishnuvardhan fan. His father Raghunath Pai was an Badami Vendor. He had joined his father in his business and also he was waiting for an opppurtunity to meet Vishnu. One day he met Vishnu in Kukke Subramanya and got his visiting card. He used to send Badami powder and the Pickle(Uppinakayi) to Vishnu. Together they established a very good relationship. In the year 2000 AD Vishnuvardhan’s starrer Yajamanna was released. It was super duper hit and ran for more than a year. In one of the scene’s of movie, Vishnu plays a role of Pickle vendor. In the movie the name of the pickle is Roja Uppinakayi and he becomes a successful businessman in the movie. Vardaraja Pai had ambitions to achieve something great in the life. Upon seeing the movie he decided to do Pickle business, he kept the name of the pickle as Yajaamana Uppinakayi and put the photo of Vishnuvardhan on the pickle bottle. He sought blessings of the icon and his permission to sell the product with the name of the movie. Vishnu agreed and sent him a permission letter. Now Vardaraja Pai is a successful businessman and has now become an inspiration to others – Wikipedia 

through wikipedea

Now, bring on any stories such as “why don’t I like brinjal” or “why did you stop picking your nose!” or even any other silly question like this come to Wikipedia. It has an answer “because it reminds me of Shah Rukh Khan”, then go ahead and publish it in Wikipedia! It will find its way in the Icon section of SRK – unedited, uncredited and without references.

And ha. Do not forget to mention who is your father/grandfathers, and what they used to do! Apparently, It’s very relevant.

ಹಾಗೆ ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ

ಯಾಕೋ ಓಥರ ಗಿಲ್ಟಿ ಫೀಲಿನ್ಗು, ನನ್ನ ತುಮ್ಬಾ ಇಶ್ಟದ ಭಾಶೆಗೆ ಸರಿಯಾದ ಮರ್ಯದೆ ಕೋಟ್ಟಿಲ್ಲ ಏಮ್ಬ ಬೇಜಾರು. ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆದು ಸಾವಿರಾರು ವರ್ಶ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಓದಿ ನೂರಾರು ವರ್ಶ ಆದ ಹಾಗೆ! ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ಓನ್ದು ನಲ್ಕು ಉತ್ತರ ಮಾತಾಡೋಕೇ ಅಕ್ಕ ಪಕ್ಕ ನೋಡಿ, ಮರೆತು ಹೋದ ಶಬ್ದ ಭನ್ಡಾರ ಹುಡುಕಿ ವಾಕ್ಯ ಪೂರ್ತಿ ಮಾಡ್ವಾಗ ಬೆವರು ಇಳಿದು ..huh… ಏಲ್ಲಪ್ಪಾ ನನ್ನ ಫೇವ್ರೃಟ್ಟು ಭಾಶೇ!

ಇದು ನನಗೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ಅಲ್ಲ (ನಾನು ಬಿಡಿ, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಓನ್ದು ವಾರದ ಮೇಲೆ ಕಳೆದು ಆರೇಳು ವರ್ಶದ ಮೇಲೆ ಆಗಿದೆ) ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲೇ ಇರುವ ನನ್ನ ಹಳೇ ಪರಿಚಿತದರು ಮಾತಾಡೋ ಕನ್ನಡ ನೋಡ್ಬೇಕು
ನೀವು. ೬೦% ಇಮ್ಬುಳೀಸು! ಯಾರದ್ದೂ ತಪ್ಪಿಲ್ಲ ಬಿಡಿ, ಏಲ್ಲಾ linguistic evolution. ಯಾವ ಭಾಶೇಯಲ್ಲು ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳು ಜಾಸ್ಥಿ ಇದ್ದಾರೋ ಆ ಭಾಶೇ ಸೋಲ್ಪ ಜಾಸ್ತಿ ಬದುಕುತ್ತೇ, ಏಲ್ಲಿ literary contributions ಕಡಿಮೇಯಾಗಿರುತ್ತೋ ಆ ಭಾಶೇಯದ್ದೂ ಅದೇ ಗತಿ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಏರಡನೇಯದಕ್ಕೇ ಏನೂ ಕಮ್ಮಿ ಇಲ್ಲ ಬಿಡಿ, ಕಮ್ಮಿಯಾಗಿರೋದು ಮೋದಲನೇಯದ್ದು !

this is a Kannada test post. No serous thought has been applied to write this.

My ratings : Indian Restaurants in London

There are hundreds of Indian restaurants across London, serving Indian food for curry lovers. This massive number is kind of obvious, since British national food is Tikka Masala (unofficially) and curry is ‘party food’, just like we have pizza in India. But the problem is, not many of these restaurants provide authentic taste; they customise their dishes for the west with less spice in them, sometimes irritatingly sweetish.[tweetmeme]

As Indian, I sometimes wonder if the curries served in Central London are really Indian or ‘Thai’. Anyways, my point is, if you are new to Indian food and would like to try; Central London is not a place for you. They are expensive, customised and does not even taste Indian. You need to find a place in east London for south Indian style food and west London for north Indian kind of curries. Thumb rule is, North Indian restaurant is judged by the “Daal” it serves, and South Indian by its “Sambhar”. I am yet to explore few more Indian-ish areas before I can write review about curries. But South Indian is ready right away.

photo courtesy

East London is a pilgrimage for south Indians, for food and temples. If you miss T-Nagaar Chennai, for its Idly-Dosa or full meals, you will have to come to east – East ham, Upton Park or Ilford. In this context, I would like to provide some web presence on where to eat with special emphasis on what is “must miss”. I feel I should offer my help to people who refer to internet for good Indian restaurants in London, south Indian ones.

Vasanta Bhavan 9/10: I would rate this top amongst all the restaurants I have ever eaten in London. This is first place I would visit when my gf denies me food for the night. This is an authentic south Indian vegetarian restaurant, located just 20 meters from East Ham underground station. Food here is excellent, so is their service. Idly-Vada with Coconut Chutney is as good and fresh as if they were just imported! North Indian and Chinese dishes are also worth try. There is a scope of improvement on Masala they provide with Dosa. To summarize, food is worth your money.

Ananthapuri 8/10: This is a newly opened Kerala restaurant.  I rate it very high, since they have classic Kerala style taste in all of their dishes. This is also located near East Ham tube station; You have more options here with Kerala specials, also booze to go with. A boiled rice meal is a speciality (must try), for those who are from Kerala or coastal Karnataka.

Taste of India 7/10: This restaurant represents typical Indian style food in both South Indian and North Indian dishes. Good service, neat and clean, value for money. Non-vegetarian food is their speciality.

Chennai Dosa 4:/10: This is a chain of restaurants spread across London (I guess). I have tried them in East and South London as well. I am not impressed. Lunch and breakfast buffet is worth a try, where you taste almost every item they offer. Taste of south Indian food is very average and north Indian dishes are very bad. Biggest problem with this chain of restaurant is service, they suck! They look unhygienic.

Saravana Bhavan 5/10: This is most hyped restaurants among all. But the fact is, they are not as good as others I have listed here. South Indian food is average; north Indian/Chinese food is very bad. This is the only place where I have seen strangely tasting greenish yellow Gobi Manchurian (which BTW discouraged me to visit here further).  Contrary to my review this place is always crowded and will continue to be so, only because the people aren’t well informed about the facts or they go by name.

Chola Dosa 4/10: Go here only for chicken/ lamb dishes, they seem to be fantastic. As a vegetarian myself, I haven’t tried non-veg dishes, but I have collected this information from reliable resources (My gf is a carnivore). Vegetarian items here are pathetic. I have tried them personally and I do not want you to repeat the mistakes I have done.

Other honourable mentions

Udaya 7/10: Fantastic service and authentic Kerala taste, little isolated.

Hyderabad Biriyani 6/10: Overpriced but authentic Andhra style.

Tattakuda 5/10: Kerala style restaurant. Good but there is nothing much they can offer with frozen fishes.

… to be continued.

ಮಾತನಾಡಲೂ….. ಅವಳು ಮಾಯವಾದಳು !!!

ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಂತ್ಯಾಕ್ಷರಿ ಪ್ರವೀಣರು ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡಿ. ತುಂಬಾ ದಿನದಿಂದ ಒಂದು ಹಾಡು ಹುಡುಕುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಕೇಳಿ ತುಂಬಾ ವರ್ಷಗಳೇ ಆಯ್ತು. ಲಾಸ್ಟ್ ಕೇಳಿದ್ದು ರೇಡಿಯೋದಲ್ಲಿ. ಅದು ಕೇಬಲ್ ಚಾನಲ್‌ಗಳು ಶುರುವಾಗೋ ಮೊದಲಿನ ಜಮಾನ. ಲಿರಿಕ್ಸ್ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಮಾತ್ರ ನೆನಪಿದೆ. ಎಲ್ಲಾದ್ರೂ ಕೇಳಿದ್ದು, ನೋಡಿದ್ದು , ಹಾಡಿದ್ದು, ಬರೆದಿದ್ದು ಇದ್ರೆ ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಹೇಳಿ. ಎಂಪಿ3 ಇದ್ರಂತೂ ತುಂಬಾ ಉಪಕಾರ . ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು bachodiATgmailDOTcom ಗೆ ಕಳುಹಿಸಿ.

“ಕಾಡ ನೋಡ ಹೋಗಿ ಕವಿತೆಯೊಡನೆ ಬಂದೆ..

———– ( not sure here )—— ——

ಸುಂದರ ಹುಡುಗಿಯನ್ನು ಕಂಡೆ.

ಮಾತನಾಡಲೂ…… ಅವಳು ಮಾಯವಾದಳು !!!

Update : Prashanth has posted MP3 in my comments. Thank you very much. I was searching that song from long. the lyrics goes like this :

ಕಾಡು ನೋಡ ಹೋದೆ ಕವಿತೇ ಒಡನೆ ಬಂದೆ
ಕವಿತೆಯೊಳಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ ರಾಗ ದೊಡನೆ ಬಂದೆ
ಕಡಲ ನೋಡ ಹೋದೆ ಮಾಯದ ಕಲೆಗೆ ಬಲೆ ತಂದೆ
ಬಳೆಯ ಬೀಸಿ ಕಾದು ಮೋಹದ ತರುಣಿಯನ್ನು ತಂದೆ

ಮಾತನಾಡಲೂ……ಅವಳು ಮಾಯವಾದಳು

ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ ಎಂಬ ಕಥೆಗಾರ

ಪೂಚಂತೇಯವರ ಮೊದಲ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ನಾನು ಓದಿದ್ದು “ಕರ್ವಲೋ”. ಆಗ ನಾನಿನ್ನೂ ಚಿಕ್ಕ ಹುಡುಗ, ಐದ್ನೇ ಕ್ಲಾಸಲ್ಲಿದ್ದೆ. ಹೈಸ್ಕೂಲಿನಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಅಣ್ಣನಿಗೆ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಬಹುಮಾನವಾಗಿ ಈ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ರು ( ತಟ್ಟೆ ಪ್ಲೇಟು ಬಹುಮಾನವಾಗಿ ಕೊಡೋ ಪದ್ದತಿ ಆ ಸ್ಕೂಲಿನಲ್ಲಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ). ನನಗೆ ಅದು ದೆವ್ವ ಭೂತಗಳ ಕಥೆಗಳನ್ನು ಒದೋ ಕಾಲ ( ಅರೇಬಿಯನ್ ನೈಟ್ಸ್, ವಿಕ್ತ್ರಮ ಬೆತಾಳನ ಕಥೆಗಳು ). “ಕರ್ವಲೊ” ಕೇಳೊಕೆ ಹೆಸರು ವಿಚಿತ್ರವಾಗಿತ್ತು , ಕೇಳಿದ್ರೆ ” ಕರ್ವಲೊ ಅಂತ ಒಬ್ಬ ವಿಜ್ನಾನಿ , ಅವರೂ ಮತ್ತೆ ಕೆಲವರೂ ಹಾರೋ ಉಡದ ಹಿಂದೆ ಹೋಗೊ ಕಥೆ”.

ಹಾಗೊ ಹೀಗೊ ಮುಗಿಸಿದೆ … ಹೀರೋ ಭೂತದ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಫೈಟಿಂಗ್ ಮಾಡ್ಲಿಲ್ಲ ಅಂತ ಸೊಲ್ಪ ಬೇಜರಾಯ್ತು. ಕ್ಲಾಸಿಕ್ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳೇನೆಂದರೆ ಐಡಿಯಾನೇ ಇರ್ಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಶಾಲೆಯ ಗಣಿತ ಪುಸ್ತಕಕ್ಕಿಂತಲೂ ದಪ್ಪದ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಓದಿಬಿಟ್ಟೆ ಎಂಬ ಹೆಮ್ಮೆ ಅಶ್ಟೇ. ಅರ್ಥ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ “ಸುರಂಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಮಾಧಿ” ಓದೋ ಕಾಲ ಅದು. ಕತ್ತೆಗೇನು ಗೊತ್ತು ಕಸ್ತೋರಿ ಗಂಧ. ಮುಂದಿನ ನಾಲ್ಕೈದು ವರ್ಷಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಏಳೆಂಟು ಸಲ ಓದಿ ಜಸ್ಟಿಸ್ ಕೊಟ್ಟೆ ಪುಸ್ತಕಕ್ಕೆ.

ಮುಂದಿನ ವರ್ಷ ಅಣ್ಣ “ಶಿವನಿಪಳ್ಳಿಯ ಕಪ್ಪು ಚಿರತೆ” ತಂದ, ಬಹುಮಾನವಾಗಿ. “ಕೆನ್ನೆತ್ ಆಂಡರ್ಸನ್” ಸ್ವತಂತ್ರ್ಯಪೂರ್ವ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬೇಟೆಯಾಡಿದ ನರಭಕ್ಷಕ ಚಿರತೆ ಹುಲಿಗಳ ಕಥೆಗಳು. ನನ್ನ್ನ ಪೋಚಂತೇ ಅನುವಾದ. ಪುಟಪುಟವೂ ರೊಮಾಂಚಕವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಆಂಡರ್ಸನ್ ಯಾರೋ ಕೇಳಿ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ , ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯಂತೂ ಒಂದುವರ್ಷದಿಂದ ಪರಿಚಯ. ಸೊ.. ಇನ್ನೂ “ಶಿವನಿಪಳ್ಲಿ..” ಬೇಟೆಯಾಟ ನೋಡಿದ್ರೆ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ ಬೇಟೆಗಳೇ ನೆನಪಾಗುತ್ತೆ.

ಮಧ್ಯದಲೊಮ್ಮೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಮಾಮನಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಡಿ ಬೇಡಿ ಅವರ ಕಲೆಕ್ಶನ್ನಿಂದ ‘ಮಿಸ್ಸಿಂಗ್ ಲಿಂಕ್” ಓದಿದ್ದೆ. “ನಿಯಾಂಡರ್ತಲ್ , ಕ್ರೊ – ಮ್ಯಾಗ್ನನ್” ಮನುಷ್ಯರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದ್ರು ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ. Continue reading “ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ ಎಂಬ ಕಥೆಗಾರ”