29 January 2009

Cosmopolitan Monsters

[1] http://www.fakingnews.com/2009/01/mangalore-pub-attack-is-problem-of.html
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalism_ethics_and_standards
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensationalism

Individuolis Liberosis

Alcohol is the biggest cause for road accidents and biggest health concern all over the world. Let us not mistake condemning attack on some innocent people and supporting alcoholism. We should not let people take law into their hands, but that does not mean that we should promote smoking, drugs and alcohol. What attack on women are we talking about? This is an elite issue: problem for women who can afford imported liquor.

Millions of women and men starve without water. Why do media not pay attention? Thousands of women are being trafficked and being sent to dance bars why is media silent? Disproportionate attention on incidents like this and not caring for majority women issues is a sign of elitism in Indian media. Where is the Gandhian principle now? Media shouts on oct 2 that this nation is forgetting Gandhi? Did Gandhi ask everyone to booze and snooze?

Media and any responsible individuals should encourage youth to participate in more intellectually satisfying activities such as sports, music science and many more. Freedom does not mean girls and boys should drink. Criminals are arrested anyway. The bleeding heart secularists and irresponsible politicians are not only sensationalising this but have thrown all journalistic principles and codes of conduct to air by broadcasting opinionated news and liberal biased blaberation. Responsible youth should emerge smart and clearly distinguish the uncalled for act of criminals and be careful not to support pub culture that will eventually damage human resource of our country by drowning them in brainless indulgence. Most "social workers" and "media" sound like they are on rich people's payroll. It is time we wake up and bring some sense to these half baked activists (so called activists will help themselves if they read little history outside what they studied in their textbooks).

A few living in the cities are up with propaganda and are casuing long term damage. U R Ananthamurthy said terror laws should be applied. If there was ever a need to apply terror laws it is against this guy UR Ananthamoorka. It is a shame that he is a Kannada writer. Oppurtunists like him speak and decent people have to listen to him what a shame! Why has drinking and drugs become Indian culture and that too a progressive one at that? I want to listen some people with some common sense talk about this. Liberals do not even have kidneys forget brain!

27 January 2009

ಡರ್ರಾನ ಡರಕಿ

ಹವ್ಯಕ ಲಾವ್ಣಿ

ಡರ್ರಾನ ಡರಕಿ
ಎ೦ತ ಹೂ೦ಸ ಹೂ೦ಸಿದ್ಯಲ್ಲೇ
ಕ್ವಾಣೆಬಾಗ್ಲ್ನಾರು ತೆಗಿಯೇ
ಓಣಿಬಿದ್ದು ಓಡತೀನಿ
ಡರ್ರಾನ ಡರಕಿ || ೧ನೇ ಸಲ್ಲು ||

25 January 2009

Re-Pub-Lick day

A nude modelling of liberal bias is at display in the form of Indian media. An incidence is being touted as display of intolerance. They are worried that it is getting hard for women to go to pubs.

Times of India

"...Enough is enough, people think women are cheap..."
Mohini Giri -- Former chairwoman National Commision for Pubgoing Women!
She is busy worrying about women who can not drink alcohol. What about women without water? What about women without primary health care?

Here, to them, women means females those who have purse to buy imported alcohol. Media is portraing it as "national outrage". I did not see any neighbours being interviewed the problem these pubs causing them. Alleged use of drug (illegal) I do not hear anybody talk about it! Progressive? NDTV said "Nation is shocked"? I do not think so.

Crappy incompetent reporting? Standing and talking stuff? My 3 year old nephew talks better. What kind journalism is this? So, even when culprits are already in jail? Such fools as these have no wit to understand the problem. Only punishing some guys is not going to solve the problem.

Read a similar opinion from the past.


goD needs some space here

Yes, he does (oh yeh what if she is she? alaaydage maatada:)). But just watch these:

Richard Doawkins

The Blind Watchmaker


Have fun!!


09 January 2009

Satyam -on why it is not a big deal!

A strange negative psychology grips India. Trouble or Crisis? Blame, talk, punish and forget! Crisis is a problem. First reaction should be to understand how it happend. Second, solve the problem at hand. Third, document and learn lessons reform regulation to prevent such crisis. But here, so much of energy is wasted in punishing, trouble mongering and finally contributing to worsening the situation.

Satyam is an institution. It has created value. It still has business. It is not even under loss! Where is the trouble? Interest of the short term investors? If we worry only about these gamblers, who will worry about sustaining our nations institutinos that have given direction oppurtunity and goal to youth, created intellectual property and provided job. Does a short term investor think it is easy to build an organisation like Satyam? What is wrong with all the people including media? Media asked, "will Satyam survive?". What a joke. Media is asking if a profit making firm will survive!

Just do not bother about the investors for a while. They are gamblers anyway. Let Satyam get stable. It is not bankrupt. Where will the money go no where! Wait and the stock prices will be up again. Instead, everyone is up to kill it. Even its competitors: Wipro, Infosys, TCS. Few such institutions will create monopoly. We need more such institutions. We need to stop monsters eating institution so competition survives, IP lives longer and gives direction to skills and energy of the human resource to take our society forward.

ಆಡುಗನ್ನಡದ ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯಗಳು

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಷ್ಟು ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯಗಳಿವೆ? ಆಡುಮಾತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಕೆಯಾಗುವ ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯಗಳು ಬೇರೆಯೆ? ಅವು ಯಾವ್ವು ಇತ್ಯಾದಿಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಈ ತು೦ಡು ಬರಹದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಚಾರ ಮಾಡುವಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಆಳವಾದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತದರ ವ್ಯಾಕರಣದ ಅಧ್ಯಯನದ ಅಭ್ಯಾಸವಿಲ್ಲದ್ದರಿ೦ದ, ಇದು ಸ್ವ೦ತ ಅನಭವಕ್ಕೆಬ೦ದ, ಯೋಚನೆಗೆ ನಿಲುಕಿದ ವಸ್ತುಗಳ ಸ೦ಕಲನವಷ್ಟೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ, ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದರೂ ಆಡುಮಾತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಕೆಯಾಗದ ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯಗಳು ವಸ್ತುವಲ್ಲ. ಅದು ಸ೦ಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ಬೇರೆಯ ವಿಚಾರ [೧]. ಇದಕ್ಕೊ೦ದು ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆ ಇದೆ. ೯೭-೯೮ ರಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾರ್ಕಳದಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಡೆದ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಸಮ್ಮೆಳನದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾ ನಡಹಳ್ಳಿ ವಿದ್ವಾನ್ ರ೦ಗನಾಥ ಶರ್ಮರು, ಸೇಡಿಯಾಪು ಕೄಷ್ಣಭಟ್ಟರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಾ, "ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ೦ಚಮೀ ವಿಭಕ್ತಿ ಇದೆಯೆ?" ಎ೦ದೊ೦ದಿಷ್ಟು ಹೇಳಿದ್ದರು. ಶರ್ಮರ ಕನ್ನಡವ್ಯಾಕರಣವನ್ನು ಕುರಿತಾದ ಪುಸ್ತಕವ್ಯಾವವೂ ನನಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಭಟ್ಟರ ಕನ್ನಡ ವ್ಯಾಕರಣ ಕುರಿತಾದ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಸಿಗಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಆದ್ದರಿ೦ದ ತಪ್ಪೆನಿಸಿದರೆ ತಿಳಿದವರು ಸರಿಮಾಡುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡಿದರೆ ಖುಷಿಪಡುತ್ತೇನೆ.

ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿದ ವ್ಯಾಕರಣದರೀತ್ಯಾ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ೭ ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯಗಳಿವೆ:

ಉ,ಅನ್ನು,ಇ೦ದ,ಗೆ-ಇಗೆ-ಅಕ್ಕೆ-ಕ್ಕೆ,ದೆಸೆಯಿ೦ದ, ಅ, ಅಲ್ಲಿ, ಏ-ಈ-ರಾ-ಆ-ಇ.

ರಾಮನು, ರಾಮನನ್ನು,ರಾಮನಿ೦ದ,ರಾಮನಿಗೆ,ರಾಮನದೆಸೆಯಿ೦ದ, ರಾಮನ,ರಾಮನಲ್ಲಿ.

ನಾಮಪದಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಎರುಡು ಭಾಗವಿದೆ ಎ೦ದು ನೆನಪು ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳೋಣ: ಪ್ರಕೄತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯ. ಇಲ್ಲಿ "ರಾಮ" ಪ್ರಕೃತಿ. ಆಡುಮಾತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಇನ್ನೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯಗಳಿಲ್ಲವೇ? ಇವೆ. ಯಾಕಿಲ್ಲ? ಈ ಕೆಳಗಿನ ಆಡುಗನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸಿ. "ನಸುಕಿನಾಗೆ ಎದ್ದೆ" "ರಾಮನ್ನ ಕರೆ" "ರಾಮ೦ದು ಬಿಲ್ಲು". ಇಲ್ಲಿ "ನಸುಕಿನಾಗೆ" ನಾಮಪದದಲ್ಲಿ "ಅಗೆ" ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯ ಸವರ್ಣಧೀರ್ಘವಾಗಿ ಕೂಡಿದೆ. "ಅಲ್ಲಿ" ಸಪ್ತಮಿಯ ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯದ ಬದಲು "ಅಗೆ" ಬಳಕೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. "ರಾಮನ್ನ" ಉಪಯೋಗ "ರಾಮನನ್ನು" ದ ಅಪರರೂಪ. "ಅನ್ನು" ದ್ವಿತೀಯದ ಬದಲು "ಅನ್ನ" ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯದ ಬಳಕೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. "ರಾಮ೦ದು" ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಸ ಪ್ರತ್ಯವೇನು ಇಲ್ಲ. "ಅದು ರಾಮನ" ಅಪರರೂಪ "ರಾಮನದು". ಆದ್ದರಿ೦ದ ಇಲ್ಲಿರುವುದು ಷಷ್ಟಿ ವಿಭಕ್ತಿಯ "ಅ" ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯ (ರಾಮನ). "ರಾಮ೦ದು" ಎನ್ನುವಲ್ಲಿ ಆಡುಮಾತಿನ ಅನುಸ್ವಾರ ಬ೦ದಿದೆ ಅಷ್ಟೆ (ಅದು ಬದಲು ಅ೦ದು).

ತಾತ್ಪರ್ಯವೇನೆ೦ದರೆ, ಆಡುಗನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಪ್ರತ್ಯಗಳಿವೆ. ಇವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ರಮವಾಗಿ ಸಪ್ತಮೀ ದ್ವಿತೀಯ ವಿಭಕ್ತಿಗಳ "ಅಗೆ" ಮತ್ತು "ಅನ್ನ" ಎ೦ಬೆರಡು ಪ್ರತ್ಯಗಳನ್ನಷ್ಟೇ ನನಗೆ ಗುರುತಿಸಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾಗಿದೆ. ಪುರುಸೊತ್ತಿರುವವರು ಸ೦ಶೋಧನೆಮಾಡಬೇಕು. ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನೇ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಮಾಡುವ ಕಣ್ಮಣಿಗಳು ಭ೦ಡಕಾವ್ಯ ಷ೦ಢಕಾವ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಈಕಡೆಗೂ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಗಮನ ಕೊಡಬೇಕು. ವ್ಯಾಕರಣದ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳಿಗೆ ಇವುಗಳ ಸೇರ್ಪಡೆಮಾಡಬೇಕು. ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಗೆಯವಿನ್ನಿದ್ದರೆ ಪುರುಸೊತ್ತಾದಾಗ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬ೦ದು ಸೇರಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. ನೀವೂ ಯೋಚಿಸಿ. ಮತ್ತೆ ಸಿಗೋಣ.

ರಾಗ್ಯ ಕಟ್ಟಿನಕೆರೆ (ಗೂಗ್ಯನ ಪ್ರೆ೦ಡು)

[೧] ಉದಾ: "ನಾನು ಊಟ ಮಾಡಿದೆ". ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಊಟ ನಾಮಪದದೋಡನೆ "ಅನ್ನು" ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯ ಬಳಕೆ ಯಾಗಬೇಕಿತ್ತು:"ನಾನು ಊಟವನ್ನು ಮಾಡಿದೆ" ಸರಿ. ಊಟವನ್ನು ಮಾಡದೇ "ಊಟದಿ೦ದಲೋ", "ಊಟದಲ್ಲೋ" ಮಾಡಲು ಬರದ್ದರಿ೦ದ ಪ್ರತ್ಯಯ ಅನಗತ್ಯ! ಇದು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಯೇ. ಇದು ಹಲವೆಡೆ ಇ೦ಗ್ಲಿಷಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸ೦ಖ್ಯಾವಾಚಕಗಳು (articles) ಅನಗತ್ಯವಾದ೦ತೆ.

08 January 2009

who works for whom?

Time, cosier as it gets, makes people forget "who is who". Like, HR manager forgets that he is hired to make sure developer is productive. Like, receptionist forgets that s/he is hired to receive people who visit developers and managers. Like, sales executive forgets that they sell what developers produce. Finally, developer forgets that s/he makes a living because others sell, or work for success of what s/he develops or tests.

Then come tougher times, like the one now as if to remind who is who!

When time is not right, we have to take up time's job of reminding people WHO they are. This is called turning the table around. Why? Because often we find ourselves on the wrong side of it!

[1] Satyam Employees

04 January 2009

Eka Tala - why is it so?

In short, Ek Taal is what is you hear when you hear folk drums on streets of Bengaluru. Be it a death procession or a celebration. How do I know? While dancing today in the shower to Yakshagana Ek taal rhythm I realised it was same as the folk grove! It indeed is. A typical 6 beat grove with a single emphatic stroke. Something like, "taak taak taaku --- tataika daaku". In yakshagana this is decently used as, "tai ta ta di na dhim taam" a variation of "taiku ta dhem taam" (ta and dhem have 2 time units).

In Karnataka sangeetha however, they do not know! They have screwed it so much that I almost hate musicologists. For them Ek taal is 4 beats. Go figure out. They agree with one thing it has only one group (Laghu), which makes it a lot more flexible grove.

In Hindustani, it has 12 beats which is understandable a mere multiple of six. But unfortunately has more emphatic strokes. They have messed it up a little too, although they still use the same name! They have no clue what the 'one' in Ek taal suggests!

In short Ek taal is actually a very obvious and natural folk grove that musicologists and musicians alike have altered to feel good and call it a classical grove. While everything has folk origin, this one is still alive and provable. What makes it more enjoyable is that when I shower next time I know better about what I am dancing to!

PS: I got this all wrong and Ek tala Tatkara is - Ta Dhim Dhimita Dhim 4 beats. Very close to Hindustani Ek Taal in Yakshagana is Rupak Tala (Vilambita - 12 beats) which is discussed in this post instead of Ek Tala by error. Eka Tala is discussed including this error in another post in detail.