Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Sirigannadam gelge.

Karnataka completed 50 years of existence. Nimmellarigu suvarna Kannada rajyotsavada shubhashayagalu.

Karnataka has happily absorbed external influences while imposing none of her own upon visitors. No other people in the country are as tolerant and as welcoming as the ones here. From the arid expanses of Bellary to the salubrious cool of Kodagu, from Kolar to Udupi, these 27 districts encompassed me when I was born and have cradled me until now. I may roam elsewhere, but here is where I have dropped anchor and have my roots. I may curse the traffic, and the incomparable idiots who cause problems therein, but there are no other idiots I would rather have irritating me. This state has had many glorious years and will have many more ahead of it.

Purandaradasa, Pampa, Ranna, Krishnadevaraya, Mayuravarma, Vishnuvardhana hoysala, Pulikeshi, Kanakadasa, Basavanna, Kempegowda, Vishveshwarayya, BeeChi, A Na Kru, R K Narayan, Prakash Padukone, Salumarada Timmakka, Anil Kumble, V K Murthy, Mysore Anantaswamy, G K Venkatesh, Rahul Dravid, Mirza Ismail, Master Hirannayya, Dr Rajkumar, Narasimharaju, Balakrishna, Umesh, H S Sriramakrishna, Girish Karnad, N R Narayanamurthy, Deepika Padukone....thank you.

I am proud to be in Karnataka.

18 comments:

Sandeep said...

Amen to that.

Harish said...

Idannu odi tumba santosha aytu.
sirigannadam gelge. nudigannadam baaLge.

Harish said...

In the list you have missed out Narasimharaju and Rajkumar. Idu tumba bejaar aytu noDi. Dayavittu ivareervara hesaru serisbiDi.

Jayanth Madhav Barki said...

GIrish Karnad and Narayan Murthy too....Love Karnataka... *sighs* Miss you!


Elladaru iru entanadaru iru endendigu nee kannadavagiru

Arjun Sharma said...

[Harish]The changes have been implemented. The error is deeply regretted.

[Jayanth]Sorry, man, added those guys too.

Harish said...

Tumba thanks Arjun. naanu ankonde it might be a mistake anta.
aamele ee H S Sriramkrishna namma Vijaya High School Kannada meshtra?

tharunya said...

(Where's Suhasini with her Kannad comments?) :)

Arjun Sharma said...

[Harish]Indeed. That man was a gift to the school and us. I thought he was too cool for that school. Anyway, we were fortunate to have had him for our teacher. For two years in a row, no less.

[Tharunya] :) I don't know. She should have been around asking for a translation by now.

Harish said...

[Arjun]And if you remember, he(HSS) was the one from whom we first heard about BeeChi(and his Haasya). Indeed we were lucky to have people like him and CNK.

Malaveeka said...

Aiyo, missed so much in the last week.
Musht catch up.

Anonymous said...

Socially resounding, your two previous posts.

Gowtham said...

amen bro :)

Arjun Sharma said...

[Harish]Houdu, he told us many tales of BeeChi. Great man, namma HSS.

[Malaveeka]Maadi, maadi, catch up maadi.

[Arcane Crapper]Socially resounding?! Ha ha!! Nice one!

[Gowtham]Yeah, bro!

CuriousMoron said...

Sirigannadam gelge!

But don't you think that we need to focus on issues like infrastructure and development rather than wasting the precious government funds on celebrating Kannada Rajyotsava the whole year? As it is,Rajyotsava is celebrated for a month in this state. Celebrating it for one year is zenith of foolishness. Don't you think so?

Nice post. :-). I am proud to be in Karnataka.

Arjun Sharma said...

[curiousmoron]Yeah, celebrating it for a whole year is, at once, the zenith and the nadir of foolishness. I mean, we all have pride in Karnataka, but just saying that for a whole year does not do anything. We could, for starters, show more respect for our language. Those of us who know Kannada can speak it more often.

And, as you said, the govt can try and improve the state of the state. I think they're doing something in that direction. They're laying(oh shut up!) a lot of roads...atleast, that is the plan. Let's see.

Nikhil said...

Kashinath?!

Arjun Sharma said...

Never!

Parthane said...

These are bunch of crazy idiots who inhabit a fragmented ancient land called "India" Why the fuck are they using English, a whiteman's language if they are so damn proud of their funny sounding languages ? I reckon, JOBS ! JOBS ! and a chance to get the hell out of ParDESH (Bharath)