ಪರಿಣಾಮ ನೋಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೀರಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರೇ,ನೀವು ಕಾರಣ ಹುಡುಕುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ!
Mr. Venkatesh M.S.
No. U R thoroughly mistaken. By allowing diversity, Bangalore is great but what did we learn from them is the cause? You need to take a panoramic view and not the head count. You are talking about the effect but not the cause.
Bangalore is, as u said, a silicon valley and not Kannadigas capital. When u earn something, u lose something. I have lived in Bangalore (I am a Kannadiga from Madras, TamilNadu) for over a year and I could mingle well with the local population due to my Kannada background. My overall experience was they were more closed, which is not a bad thing but might prove bad sometimes.
History says it all. The population exodus with in the same country has been taking place for quite some time. Gujarathis, Malayalis top the list closely followed by Tamils in moving across states for JOBS. Thats where Kannadigas fail most. My brother in Bangalore used to pass a comment "kannadigas love their land and are more introvert by nature. A guy living in Mysore road wants a job with in a 4 mile radius and will not even travel to Indra Nagar (Those who dont know the demographics These 2 areas are sufficiently apart from each other)". Leave alone people from other big cities like Shimoga, Belgaum, Mangalore, and Mysore etc., Since kannadigas themselves are not ready to move to Bangalore, their population remains the same.
It is becoz of these qualities that Tamils, Malayalis, Hindi businessmen like Marvadis have moved to Bangalore. Even in Chennai, most of them are people from other parts of TN. People of Chennai origin are very few in Chennai.
For Malayalis, they HAVE to move out, as there are not many industries in Kerala. Also they dont complain life. Even many tamils in TN where Hindi is not very much liked, immediately move to Mumbai, Baroda not worried about their lack of Hindi when the opportunities knock them. It is in their spirit to travel.
If you cant accept changes quickly, you have to pay the price. (Y)our forefathers, and previous generations were not flexible which made others occupy your land. The rules were the same but peoples mentalities were different. Even many tamil artists and poets did their best to spread their intellectual thoughts but Karnataka artists and poets(enjoys great literature more than several other languages), did not do much.
Also the author should know that these movements rapidly increase growth. Mumbai is our financial capital Thanks to millions of non-Marathis. I am not saying Marathis are incompetent but when others move, the city flourishes. So You should give credit to non-kannadigas for their involvement in Bangalores growth. The fault lies not in those companies who travel to other state for campus interviews, but your own people. What I am saying is that many people living in Mysore, Shimoga, Dharwad are complacent in their life style. They think Bangalore is a foreign land. When I studied at Coimbatore, in my final year of Engineering, I happened to help my friend who prepared the list of companies and we invited several companies from Banagalore. You need to know if colleges in other cities in Karnataka do the same!!!
The author should also realize that even Bill Gates travel to Bangalore Thanks to the diversity of the people. Also 80% of tea shops are owned by Malayalis in any part of India and you cant blame them. It is their entrepreneurial skills that won. This movement of Tamils to Bangalore has been happening for decades and you cant feel bad for that. I would suggest that the author should also move out and meet different experiences. Dont take clue from your recent Madras experience. Your Govt is also to blame to some extent as they are unfriendly towards their neighbors. Tamils in contrast may look feudalistic but accept and explore more cultures and thats why we see a big group of tamils in Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Delhi, Baroda, Calcutta, Jamshedpur and also Internationally Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka, US, UK, European countries, Middle East, Australia, NewZ to name a few. Their poets stress "thiraikadal odium Dhiravium thedu" which means "Go in all directions and seek prosperity". Moving is in their culture. Kannadigas have to learn that. Its good that people like you, bring up this topic becoz it makes you think global.
In other words, kannadigas have to come out of their shell and be more open. Like seize the opportunities. But if you and I think stopping non-kannadigas may be good for Bangalore, sure more kannadigas will be in but Bangalore will lose its identity and will disappear into unspoken hub of cities.
You need to pro-active and not reactive. Goodluck.
Wah Wah!! my compatriot Mr.Sudip Roy,
If there are ten people like you, it is sufficient to doom India.You sure have the right ingredients.
If you had just said you want to see the whole of India develop and not just Kannadigas, we could have understood that.But you say you want SLIGHT PREFERENCE TO BENGALIS EVERYWHERE? Can you give me some logical reasons why you crave for this special treatment? Do you want to call this love for your land? If so, then everyone feels that way for their own language/state.
You say hell with talent! Why? This is the exact attitude that has killed India over years.Why do you want to be given chance and mileage in something that may not be your natural path? Each state and people has its own special talent.Our country should recognize that and learn to grow that.Not force Bengalis or anyone else to become what they are not by giving special favours.If an educated person like you can be so narrow minded and parochialistic, are you surprised we are where we are today?
What is your crib against? Some state which has more colleges? Then dont express that by hating the state you are probably living in and eating its bread and butter.Start by going back to your state ministers with your plea for betterment.Tell them to wake up.Tell them to grow.Do you think anyone can grow by cribbing that some one else has grown more?
Do your bit for your state.But not in this way.Have you tried anything at all other than harboring secret ill-will? Do you have to take refuge in this portal to express your venom about this state that too when this debate is about how we as a state want to grow and overcome our own problems?
Please grow up.We all need ourselves to think like adults. Do you even "think" you LIKE India at this rate? You seem to want only Bengal.I am so shocked that there are people like this today in India who think of themselves so superior that they dont even know how to show basic respect to other cultures of our own country.Shame on you, youth!
One last thing.You want to do something for Bengalis? Then try this.Try mixing with the state people, wherever you are, no matter.Dont be an island.DOnt make your own groups.Be a part of the local group.Be it Karnataka, TN anywhere.Mix with them, learn their culture, language, then teach them yours.Be open.Learn to win over others by your dignity, not force.But dont ask for more BECAUSE you are a Bengali or anything else.You arent superior because of what you speak.You will be superior by your thoughts and behavior.
Collect your own young people and voice your opinion to people that matter in your state.They might help solve this. But the way to do that is not to cross basic courtesy and be aggressive towards the people of this state that are quietly debating about their own problems.
Would you allow me to talk like this about Kannada in your own Bengali association? Dont you feel bad? Then treat us with the same respect.Learn once and for all that you cannot and SHOULD NOT demand superiority for being Bengali, or anything else.Deserve it,earn it, show genuine concern for your country and state.
What great people did Bengal give birth to! Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, and Subash Chandra Bose!! You sure are a black mark on them young man!
First study what they said.And do what they asked of you.Then you will be a better Bengali.And when you are truly better as a Benagli, come and advise us, THEN and ONLY THEN , we will listen.Else, please refrain from making unthinking statements.
And first of learn to be Indian.
In response to Mr. Venkateshs article even I have some questions which are in my mind for several years. Most of the people who have responded to this article have written their experience in their work environment but I would like to start my response with my experience from my college days. When I was in my final year of graduation our college decided to have an exhibition where each class could choose their own theme. Our class decided on the topic of "Indian States and the rich culture" and we divided the students based on their native language only with the reason that they know more about their states culture than others. You might be surprised in a class of 98 students, there were only 9 kannidagas. I am talking about a prestigeous college in bangalore which has been around for more than 50 years. If this is the situation in a college what more can you expect in work place??? I totally agree with the response which mentions about kannidagas feel ashamed to communicate in kannada with other kannidagas. I was also a student in one of the universities here in Virginia for the past three years, with great difficulty I found a person whose native language is kannada. Every time I tried to talk to her in kannada she replied in English. Even when I serve akkirotti, maggige huli, kootu, gasagase paayasa to my kannada friends they ask me what it is?? What should I do? Is there any answer to my questions?
I am a Kannadiga. My mother tounge is kannada. I love kannada very much. I read the both articles about kannada in your website. Only the readers of this website will get motivated by reading this. What I am trying to say is, each and every kannadiga should read this article. So I am requesting everybody i.e., the team of thatskannada & the reader of this site to publish these kinds of article in local news paper. So that every kannadambeya makkalu will read. This is one of the suggessions I would like to say. Soon we will reach our dream.
Jai Karnataka Mathe,
After i read all the opinions and the facts we have to come to a decision.Whenever there is a Kannada Rajyotsava and whenever if somebody raises the issue people (we Kannadigas Including me ) talk about the issue and later just they forget about the topic until next rajyotsava. Is it correct ...?
Im very glad that this issue has come up again.But this time shouldt we come up with a Solution?? Either by forming a group or by Joining all the Kannada kootas that are spread all over and bring under one Umbrella and fight for the cause of Kannada with Unity?
Is it not the time to Decide the Rules for Non Kannadigas?
Is it not the fact that Kannada is a minority in Karnataka?
When i read the articles from Shivshankar Nagraj saying "Many times my blood boils when I see people around me in Bangalore speaking a different language". But you know what, i feel frustrated beyond control when our own kannadigas adapt to speak other languages and speak other languages within themselves.........The Height of foolishness ,here is the real example im facing with Ill just give a small example . 5 people from same Engineering college,Davanagere came to san Deigo to do masters.THere are many telugus and other guys too.3 out of 5 kannadigas learnt telugu and adjusted to speak with others but none cared to think abt kanndada.What is this?? Most Irritating part is these kannadigas Always speak in Hindi within Themselves??? OOOOfffff
They feel Speaking kannada is Inferior????
I know i have no right to Impose my intersts on my friends ,but i feel so bad that i dont like to talk to them.I cant do anything with these kind of people. Now its the right time that thru this website all are coming to one platform ,Lets begin the Kannada Revolution from now.Come on .. We have Yahoo group named email@example.com ,Be a part of our revolution.Mail me if u need more details at firstname.lastname@example.org