12-2009

Sampige Samachara
December 2009
 

Sampige Spotlight

She is an ABCD. Well OK, she came here when she was 5 but speaks Kannada like she's lived there all her life.
He came here just 5-10 years ago. Well OK, he came here in 1995 but speaks English like he's lived here all his life.

Can you believe it ? He actually pays and takes classes in street-fighting. Well OK, he calls it mixed-martial arts. Same difference.


Anil & Asha Tumbapura

Kagga Column

ಅಗೆದು ಗೊಬ್ಬರವಿಕ್ಕಿ ನೀರೆರೆದು ತೋಟಿಗನು ।
ಜಗಿವ ಮುಳ್ಳಿರಿತಗಳ ಸೈರಿಸೆ ಗುಲಾಬಿ ।।
ನಗುವುದೊಂದರೆ ನಿಮಿಷ ನಗಲು ಬಾಳ್ಮುಗಿಯುವುದು ।
ಮುಗುಳು ದುಡಿತಕೆ ತಣಿಸು ಮಂಕುತಿಮ್ಮ ।।
SaranadhiyanIjuvanu samaradali kAduvanu |
guriyoMdanuLidu peratOMda nODuvane     ||
mareyuvanu tAneMbudane mahAvESadali  |
nirahaMteyadu mOkSha maMkutimma
        ||

 
A gardener has to dig, throw manure and water,
And tolerate its thorns to see a rose bloom
Only for a moment. Then it withers away.
But the blossom absolves all his toil. --Mankuthimma

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಕಿರುನೋಟಗಳು  (Glimpses of Karnataka)

The Jnanpeeta Award is the highest literary honor conferred in the Republic of India. An Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour. The award carries a cheque for Rs. 5,00,000.00 a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Vagdevi (Saraswathi). The Jnanpeeta Award was instituted on May 22, 1961 The first award was given in 1965. Its first recipient was Malayalam writer G. Sankara Kurup in 1965.

Kannada has won seven, the highest number of Jnana Peeta Awards, the most prestigious literary award given by the Government of India. The poets who won them are:
  1. Kuvempu for Shri Ramayana Darshanam


  2. Dha. Raa. Bendhre for Naaku thanthi


  3. Shivaram Karanth for Mookajjiya Kanasugalu


  4. Masti Venkatesh Iyengar for Chikkaveera Raajendhra


  5. Vi. Kru. Gokak for Bhaaratha Sindhhu Rashmi


  6. Girish Karnad for his works in Kannada


  7. U. R. Ananthamurthy for his works in Kannada

(source credit: www.karnatakavision.com)

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