Sunday, July 19, 2009

Stray Dogs @ Bengalooru International Airport.

Well, was just watching TV while having my lunch today to stumble with this news on News 9.

It says -

Dogs are prevalent at the Bengalooru International Airport these days. Its below International standards to have stray dogs in an International Airports. Nobody is taking any action against this issue....

Well, I'm kinda inert on this issue. Lemme post my opinion later. First I'll write on what would be the opinion of people from different fields.

1. Corporates: Aah! There you have. Another infrastructure problem to the list. I dunno what this government is doing? No water, no electricity, traffic jams, on top of that this issue. To hell with this government.

2. PETA abiders: Whatever be the case, the dogs shouldn't be harmed in the process of evacuating them outa Airport. Dogs are also living beings just like us humans. We shouldn't ill-treat them.

3. Opposition party leaders: This is a serious issue and is a shame to the city. The government should solve the issue within 2 days lest the CM shall give his resignation.

4. Government: We shall take immediate action towards this issue and see through that this will not be an issue in future.

5. Corporation workers: ಈ ದರಿದ್ರ ನಾಯಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಬೇರೆ ಜಾಗ ಸಿಗ್ಲಿಲ್ವಾ? ನಮ್ಗಿನ್ನೊಂದ್ ಕೆಲಸ ತಲೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಬಿತ್ತು. ಜಾಡ್ಸ್ ಒದೀರ್ಲಾ ಈ ಹಲ್ಕಟ್ ನನ್ನ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ. ಅದಿನ್ನೆಷ್ಟ ಬೈಸ್ಕೊಬೇಕೋ? ಅದಿನ್ನೆಷ್ಟ ನಾಯ್ಗಳ ಹತ್ರ ಕಚ್ಚಿಸ್ಕೊಬೇಕೋ?
(Didnt these bastard dogs get any other place? Another idiotic task to us. To hell with these dogs and the supervisors.)

6. Footloosers: Is that an issue? Whats the problem if you have dogs in an airport? If we humans are allowed inside the airport, why not the dogs? Are they creating any problem?

7. Dogs: ತಗಳಪ್ಪ! ಈ ಏರ್ಪೋರ್ಟ್ ಆಗೊಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಮುಂಚೆ ನಾವೆಲ್ಲ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬೇಕಾದ್ದ ಮಾಡ್ತಾ ಇರ್ಲಿಲ್ವ? ಆಗ ಯಾವನೂ ಮಾತಾಡೋನೆ ಇರ್ಲಿಲ್ಲ? ಈಗ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಏರ್ಪೋರ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಅಂತ ನಾವೆಲ್ಲ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಓಡಾಡ್ಬಾರ್ದಂತ? ಈದ್ ಯಾವ್ ಊರ್ ನ್ಯಾಯನಪ್ಪಾ? ಈ ಏರ್ಪೋರ್ಟ್ಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಮುಂಚೆನೇ ನಾವ್ ಇಲ್ಲಿರ್ಲಿಲ್ವ?
(Take that! Didnt we lavishly roam around here and did whatever we liked here before? Now that the airport has come, Why shouldn't we roam around now? We're seniors when compared to this airport. Where on earth is Justice?)

What I say is that, such kinda news is broadcasted only when you are outa stock. Didn't you get any better news to telecast? If anybody finds it a nuisance to see dogs at BIA, they'll complain the authorities and it will be handled. Is it that big an issue? This is another reason why I hate media these days. Focusing on petty issues like this.

FYKI, I had been to the airport this July 1st, to see through my Uncle to US, I had never seen a dog anywhere in the airport. According to me, Only thing to worry about might be if they try biting us. When we humans are at majority in the airport, I don't think dogs would dare do that.

Throughout the telecast, no dog has been seen terrific. They are just there. Just like dignified gentleman, sitting near the corridor, walking near the parking lot. Never has any dog barked at any mortal. So, one can't call it a mess.

So, media, stop concentrating on such issues and look over more serious issues.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Non-Indianization of Indian Education.

This post contains just an example of the title given. Its been a gradual process happening since we got freedom with congress being the catalyst.

Kindly have a look at this pic.

This is a drawing book provided by the government to the primary school students. If you observe carefully at the top (I suggest you download the image and view it in enlarged mode) you would see the following sentence.

Highlight the HUSSAIN in your child with this scientifically graded DRAW & COLOUR series.

It gives me real pain to see such a thing on a growing child's desk. This is the way the kids have been denied the actual truth. Tragedy is that people like M.F. Hussain who draw Indian gods nude, are heroes for us today. What are we trying to tell to our next generation?

I don't need to say more about M.F. Hussain. He is a true MF. You know what MF is. Don't you? Google on him to see some of his idiotic paintings. He's been in India for so long and has been consistently degrading Indian gods, glorifying the muslim tradition making a point that even a least muslim is better than any Hindu. Saddest part is that government is supporting his cause instead of penalizing him. They wanna award him Bharat Ratna?? Irony at its best.

I find his art kinda modern art. just some lines and colour and thats all. no detailed art. He just can't be compared to our very own Raja Ravi Varma or Venkatappa, Vasudeo Pandya to name a few.

Why is such a thing happening? Indian values are constantly being suppressed by the left centred government in the name of secularism. do they really know the meaning of it? For them it is just degrading Indian values and nothing else. Anything Indian, should be banished. Lest, why can't they follow the gurukula system in education which is far better than the ones followed today? I see no fault in that. In fact, gurukula is a better option when compared to any of the other education system which gives importance to each and every pupil's overall growth.

Couldn't they have replaced Raja Ravivarma instead of MF Hussain?

Say what?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Big 10, Akka n Me

This saturday, myself and Akka were returning from the bank in Sahakarnagar. When we came to byats, we saw a BIG 10 bus. What followed will be said later but,

For non-Bangaloreans, (also, for those Bangaloreans who least travel in the bus, Hehe!) BIG 10 buses are BMTC buses which drop you off at a certain popular location within the city to the suburbs. Or as BTIS says,

Big10 services, connect the Central Business District with different parts of the city

These locations within the central where most buses wouldn't stop. Ex: BRV grounds to Yelahanka Puttenahalli. One might get confused where is this BRV grounds? Its on the Cubbon Road (parallel to MG Road), check it out.

We do have Kendra Saarige buses of which more could be found here.

Enough off the topic, but before diggin more into the post, just have a look at the BIG 10 logo.

Akka started off with the conversation.

Akka: ಹೇಯ್! ಈ ಬಿಗ್ ೧೦ ಅಂತ ಬರ್ದಿರೋದ್ ನೋಡು. ಅದ್ ಯಾಕ್ ಹಾಗ್ ಸೊಟ್ಟ ಬರದಿದ್ದರೆ?
Me: ಅಲ್ವಾ? fullu italics ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಇದೆ.
Akka: ಅದ್ ಯಾಕ್ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾಗ್ ಸೊಟ್ಟ ಬರದಿದ್ದಾರೋ??!!
Me: ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಾ? ಹೇಯ್! ಸರಿಯಾಗ್ ನೋಡು! ಅದು ಇರೋದು ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷಲ್ಲಿ.
Akka: ಏನೋ ಹೇಳ್ತೀಯಾ? ಅದ್ ಇರೋದು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ. ಕಣ್ ಬಿಟ್ಟ್ ಸರಿಯಾಗ್ ನೋಡು.
Me: ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಅದ್ ಯಾವ್ angle ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಣ್ಸತ್ತೆ ನಿಂಗೆ? ಡೈರೆಕ್ಟ್ ಆಗಿ ನೋಡು. B I G ಅಂತ ದೊಡ್ಡದಾಗಿ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷಲ್ಲೇ ಬರ್ದಿದ್ದಾರೆ...

(Now, both of us realize that its actually in both Kannada and English)

Akka: ಹೌದಲ್ಲೋ! Direct ಆಗೇ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆದ ಹಾಗ್ ಕಾಣಿಸ್ತ ಇದೆ.
Me: ನೀನ್ ಹೇಳೋದು ಕರೆಕ್ಟು. ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲೂ ಇದೆ. ನಾನ್ ಇದೆ ಮೊದ್ಲು ನೋಡ್ತಾ ಇರೋದು ಈ ಥರ. ನಿಜವಾಗಲು ಈ ಲೋಗೋ ಮಾಡಿದವನಿಗೆ ಅವಾರ್ಡ್ ಕೊಡ್ಬೇಕು.

Now, lemme explain to the non-Kannada readers as to what went on in that conversation. She was seeing that logo in Kannada font and wasn't aware of the english font in it, while I was seeing the English logo and couldn't recognize the Kannada hidden in it (Some of you might swear me for this... Hehe). But we came to know about this mutually when we disclosed it.

Those who know both Kannada and English fonts, check it out. It is a beautiful logo created by BMTC (the logo creator has to be awarded to come up with such a wonderful logo).

After this incident, i realised as to why there were circles on top of the B and I characters of English font. Those were to make it also readable in Kannada.

I thank Akka in sharin the info to me in this respect, she would thank for what I shared... Nullifies... =)

since this incident, I see the Kannada font more than the English font. This pic above was taken after this incident exclusive for this post.

Were you one of us? or had you already noticed both the fonts? Share it.

Feel so good to find such minute interesting facts. Aint you?