Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Whither Kannada?

The English media in India is oblivious of the fact that they have audiences in Karnataka. Either that, or they're deliberately trying to make us laugh at a very unfunny issue, even when we don't want to. Why else would they put up the following headlines?

"Munde resigns"
"Advani asks Munde to meet him"
"Munde fallout"
"Munde withdraws resignation"
"BJP gives in to Munde, replaces Chavan"
"Munde to be face of Maharashtra BJP"

Apparently, reporting the accomplishments of widowed women subjected to great humiliation gives delight to these sadistic freaks. Bastards! Soon, we'll be seeing headlines like these:-

"SooLe to head family planning division"
"KaLLi becomes top cop"
"Dummi says thin is in"
"Scrap wins beauty contest"

Unrelatedly, I found out that 'House of the rising sun' is like the famous Kannada song 'Dharani mandala madhyadolage.' Of uncertain authorship, but very famous and covered by numerous artists. I bet this is the only time anyone has ever compared those two songs.

P.S:- If you identified that the title of the post was a tribute to the first ever Monty Python episode, I love you.

6 comments:

being purple... said...

This is one of your extremely I-am-bored-and-do-not-know-what-to-do-with-myself posts, isnt it?

Kavitha said...

Headlines of the future rock....Neverthless "Rama Rama...shantam paapam" :)

Sandeep said...

Rather humdrum post. You have set high expectations and the audience are not being given what they have come to expect.

Olle title of the post-u. I got the title alright, but you already love me. That's probably because you have no one else. Irli.

Try writing a funny post about:

"Every business decision is based on the profit motive. Even charity has as its ultimate goal generating good will for the person or group doing the charity."

Arjun said...

[being purple] No no, I put a great deal of thought into it.

[Kavitha] Yes, I must purify myself now. I'll take a dip in some river, to cleanse myself.

[Sandeep] Sari.

Oh I have many people to love. I should have clarified "....I love you, unless you're male. Or Sandeep, whichever is earliest."

Yes, writing about that might be quite a challenge. Especially since it...zzzzzzzzz.

Parisarapremi said...

ನ್ಯೂಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದಾಗ ನಾನೂ ಇದೇ ರೀತಿ ಯೋಚನೆ ಮಾಡ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದೆ.

ಆ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಯ ಕಥೆ ಇರಲಿ, ಅವನ ಮಗನ ವಿಷ್ಯಾನೂ ಯೋಚ್ನೆ ಮಾಡ್ಬಿಟ್ಟೆ ನಾನು.

"ಮುಂಡೆ ಮಗ ಈ ವರ್ಷ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಕಣಕ್ಕಿಳಿದರು..." ಅಂತ ವಾರ್ತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂದರೆ ಹೇಗಿರುತ್ತೆ!!

ಕೊನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗೋವಿನ ಹಾಡನ್ನು ನೆನೆಪು ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು. ಬದುಕಿನ ಮೇಲೆ ಬಹಳವಾಗಿ ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಬೀರಿದ ಹಾಡು ಅದು ನನಗೆ. ಮತ್ತೆ, ಆ ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ಹಾಡಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. :-)

Arjun Sharma said...

[parisarapremi] He he, munde maga hypothesis sakkatagide. Ond dina haag bandre nimge treat kodstini, banni.

Govina haadu sakkatagide. Yaar bardro, punyatmaru. English haadu New Orleans-nallina ondu 'house of ill-repute' bagge bardidare anta ondu speculation ide. Innondu version kooda idiyante, written from a female perspective. Bob Dylan adanne haadi popularise maadidanante. But bands like the Rolling Stones, the Doors and Guns n Roses ee 'male' version-na haadidare.

Ivattige ishtu saaku.