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I am CanTHeeRava (ಶ್ರೀಕಣ್ಠ ದಾನಪ್ಪಯ್ಯ) from Bangalore (ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು), INDIA. Areas of my training and interests include Sciences, Indian Classical (Carnatic) Music, Languages, Poetry (Kannada and English), Test Cricket, and Educational & Political Reform
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Musings on Truth from Shivagange Hill (ಶಿವಗಂಗೆ ಬೆಟ್ಟ)

We come across situations where different versions of any event or anything are narrated to us by different people. Is truth just a perceived construction of the world by human mind? Is there only one ‘version’ of truth? The Shivagange Hill has some answers, hopefully. ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ “ಒಕ್ಕೂಟ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ಪಕ್ಷಗಳ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತತೆ” ಚಿಂತನ ಗೋಷ್ಠಿ: ಒಂದು ವರದಿ

ಒಕ್ಕೂಟ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ಪಕ್ಷಗಳ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತತೆ ಎಂಬ ಚಿಂತನ ಗೋಷ್ಠಿ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಮುನ್ನೋಟ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಮಳಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಐಟಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೂಟವು ಜಂಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದವು. ನಾನು ಆವತ್ತು ಕೇಳಿಸಿಕೊಂಡ ವಿಚಾರಗಳನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮುಂದಿಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

Karnataka ≈ the United Kingdom: Things to learn from each other

There are startling similarities between the United Kingdom and the State of Karnataka. The numbers in the table above speak for themselves and the figures reinforce the fact that Karnataka is a country within the Indian subcontinent. Of course, the table does not compare the two entities comprehensively. Any comparison between the UK and Karnataka in the spheres of economics, human development indices, and global diplomatic presence will find Karnataka seriously wanting. However, there are other things concerning governance and citizenship, which are far more fundamental to any thriving democracy. It is in this regard that the two political and geographic entities can learn a lot of good things from each other. ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

Gopalakrishna Adiga on Poetry and on Being a Poet

I know Gopalakrishna Adiga through his poems. Many of us who read modern classics in Kannada poetry, never saw the great poets and will never know what it is like to be one of those towering intellectuals of a given generation. Here, I have translated (from Kannada to English) excerpts of an interview with Adiga done by U R Ananthamurthy. Adiga’s insights are of interest to poets of any language. ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

Gandhiji on Linguistic Pluralism in India – Towards knowing Gandhiji: Part 4

One of the questions that has troubled me immensely over the last decade concerns the future of linguistic pluralism in India. Here, I discuss my readings of Gandhi’s view on language pluralism in the pre-independent Indian subcontinent. I try to see if his views have any resonance with the present-day language federalism debate in India. ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

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