Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Being in Bengaluru

Lately the need to learn Kannada (local language in Bangalore) was really getting strong. We as north Indian always feel that oh, it's very hard. and morever, ppl speak hindi unlike Tamilnadu & Kerala. But, many times in Govt office, RTO or dealing with working class people it is always good to speak in Kannada. And meanwhile I read about Mr. Nagabhushan who gives free Kannada classes. He is doing wonderful job at the age of 73. The classes were held at his house in Indiranagar thrice a week for a month. And at the end of the month he makes sure that every student is speaking Kannada if not fluent then broken:)
I was absolutely blank about Kannada, but after the class I atleast manage to understand quite well and can speak few sentences. So, it's now my turn to give back something to him. and what else it could be than a card!


I made mini book with almost 10 pages and wrote alphabets, and the sentiments says "Dhanyavad" in Kannada.

13 comments:

Shweta said...

This is sooo Pretty!!! Love the art:) Keep it up girl!

Shalini said...

aweee ... so cute... such a sweet notebook!!!

Annika said...

Wow, fab colours and such a gorgeous design!
Hugs
Annika

Kishley said...

:) its beautiful & an apt card..

Juhi said...

hey this is sooooooooo cool Avni, the card it just gorgeous, love the tiny book, and a huge pat on ur back for learning kannada.....
Can u plzzzzzzzz let me knw how to contact this person, I am also interested in learning kannada.
thanks,
Juhi

Spardha said...

wow.. this card is really really beautiful!.. love that tiny little book!.. :)

Karuna said...

amazing card! congrats for learning kannad. i was in bangalore for a year n cld never imagine learning it! :P

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Hi Avni... really beautiful card...just love it...Awesome dear..

Tejal said...

Hey, this is my first visit to your blog..and I can understand the need to learn the local language..being in Manipal (karnataka) for 5 yrs doing my grad school..I tried hard to learn..but never succeeded..and 10 yrs later..I've forgotten almost everything..

p.s. aside from my rambling..I love the card..love the little book you made..super super!! keep up the great work!

yyam said...

Wow! What a cool card! Love the mini book and the quilling!:)

Leanne said...

Hi!
I decided to visit my fellow Indian blogs from Smita's blog list today. This post brought back vivid memeories of 25 yrs ago when I had to learn Kannadda. Just beware of the auto drivers you have to show them you know the language. Otherwise I managed to survive there for 6 yrs speaking "Enghinkan". All the best to you.

SUGANTHI said...

What a thoughtful card and very creative too. I grew up in Bangalore , my mother tongue is tamil but I know Kannada well. I still read bill boards in kannada to see if I still remember the letters.

Atiya's space said...

hey avni,
M ur new follower, loved ur creations especially this one.... gr8!! loved ur spirit for learning kannada:)
good day