Sampige Samachara
July 2009

Sampige Spotlight

Can you spot the family in the spotlight ?

He is a Software Engineer (or so, he claims). Now that's about 98% of all Kannadigas here we know.
He works for Keane Consulting.

OK. his wife is a budding but successful entrepreneur.  Should I still go on ? Tsk, tsk, tsk !
She has a successful Avon business.

OK. They have a son and a daughter. Still clueless ?
Sanjana and Omkar

He did his Masters on Mardi Gras (or so, we claim) since he went to school in that state. Oh, come on !  How many times haven't you envied him.
He got his Master's from Louisiana State University at Ruston.

He went to RVCE. She went to..  no, that would make this too easy. OK. She did her schooling in Sophia's.
She got her Bachelors degree from Mount Carmel and her MBA from NC Central University, Durham.

He is Nala. No. I didn't say she is Damayanti. But he is Nala. Geez ! Now we have to add a section on "Learn your heritage".
He is a good cook. He conjures up dishes (sometimes from other dishes too).

They are both from namma Bengaluru (near Mekhri Circle). At least, he is. But she sounds more like from the UK. But shh !
He grew up near University of Agriculture Sciences, Hebbal while she grew up close to Mount Carmel College.

They now live in the peak of good living.
They now live in Apex.

If you still haven't been able to guess who this friendly and wonderful family is, then wait till the next issue. After that, go and befriend them.
OK. So you all guessed it. The family is Reshma & Vish Tharuvesanchi.

Kagga Column

ಮೌನದೊಳೋ ಮಾತಿನೊಳೋ ಹಾಸ್ಯದೊಳೋ ಹಾಡಿನೊಳೋ ।
ಮಾನವಂ ಪ್ರಣಯದೊಳೋ ವೀರ ವಿಜಯದೊಳೋ ।।
ಏನೋ ಎಂತೋ ಸಮಾಧಾನಗಳನರಸುತಿಹ ।
ಆನಂದವಾತ್ಮಗುಣ ಮಂಕುತಿಮ್ಮ ।।
maunadoLO mAtinoLO hAsyadoLO hADinoLO |
mAnavaM praNayadoLO vIra vijayadoLO ||
EnO eMtO samadhAnagaLanarasutiha |
AnaMdvAtmaguNa maMkutimma  ||

In silence, in gossip, in humor, in music,
So also in love, in bravery and victory;
In all these and more does Man seek peace and joy.
But happiness is within the soul! --Mankuthimma

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಕಿರುನೋಟಗಳು  (Glimpses of Karnataka)

Old linguistic phase (850 - 1200 CE). Jain literature.

The contribution of Jains to Kannada literature has been extremely valuable. From the available prakrit, Sanskrit and Kannada literature of Karnataka, the Jaina literature in these languages, stands as the earliest. Kavirajamarga is the earliest available writing of a complete literary work.  It refers to many great poets, authors and literary works that influenced it. So this means that Kannada literature was rich and mature much before the time of Kavirajamarga.

 850 CE
 Sri Vijaya
 * Kavirajamarga
 920 CE
 * Vaddaradhane
  Earliest existing prose piece in Kannada. Collection of short stories
 940 CE
 Pampa * Adipurana
 * Vikramarjuna Vijaya
 Adi Kavi.  One of the greatest Kannada poets.
 950 CE    
 Ponna  * Shantipurana
 975 CE   
 Chavundaraya * Chavundaraya Purana
 990 CE
 Ranna * Ajitanatha Purana Tilakam
 * Parashuramacharitha (extinct)
 * Saahasabheema Vijayam
 * Ranna-Kanda
 * Chakresvaracharita (extinct)
 Along with Pampa and Ranna called the 3 gems of Kannada literature.
 1100 CE   
 Nagachandra * Ramachandracharita
 * Mallinatha purana
 1225 CE
 Janna *  Yashodara Charita

The Jaina Kannada poets, in addition to being the earliest, are admired, even to this day, for their poetical excellence.

Ruchi Recipes

Winter "mango" cravings

Contributor: Prasad Kashyap

Time to cook: 15 mins.
  • Green apple   2 to 3
  • Green chillies  (to taste)
  • Coconut    (quarter cup)
  • peanuts    (quarter cup)
  • salt
  • turmeric
  • urad dhal
  • channa dhal
  • mustard seeds
  • hing
  • ginger
  • curry leaves
  1. Dice green apples.
  2. Slit green chillies
  3. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a deep  frying pan.
  4. Fry peanuts until golden brown. Keep it aside.
  5. Add all the seasoning ingredients and green chillies to the oil.
  6. After the oil splatters, add diced green apples.
  7. Leave it on medium heat for 5-10 mins.
  8. Mix this with 1 cup of cooked rice.
  9. Add fried peanuts
  10. Garnish with cilantro and coconut.
  11. Add salt to taste.

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