Monday, November 1, 2010

"ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ"

ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ IT ನಗರಿಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಎಷ್ಟು ಅನ್ನೋದು ಯೋಚನಾರ್ಹ ವಿಷಯ. ಇದು ಇಲ್ಲೇ ಹುಟ್ಟಿ ಬೆಳೆದಿರುವವರ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಅಲ್ಲ ಒಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಎಷ್ಟು ಅಂತ. ಹೀಗೆ ಇದನ್ನೇ ಪ್ರತಿಬಿಂಬಿಸುವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವೊಂದು ಸುವರ್ಣ ವಾಹಿನಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಸಾರವಾಯಿತು. ಅದನ್ನು ನೋಡುವಾಗ ನನಗೆ ಕೆಲವು ಯೋಚನೆಗಳು ಬಂದವು. ಅದನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆಯುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡ್ತಿದೀನಿ.

ಎಲ್ಲಾ ವಾಹಿನಿಗಳು ಪ್ರಸಾರ ಮಾಡುವ ಮುಖ್ಯ ವಿಷ್ಯ "IT ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ". ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾರು ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರಾಮುಖ್ಯತೆ ಕೊಡ್ತಾ ಇಲ್ಲ ಅನ್ನೋದು. ನಾನು ಒಬ್ಬ ಸಾಫ್ಟ್‌ವೇರ್ ಇಂಜಿನಿಯರ್ ಆಗಿ, ನನ್ನ ಸುತ್ತ ನಡೆಯುವ ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಆಗು-ಹೋಗುಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡಿರುವ ನಾನು ಇದು ಎಲ್ಲ ಕಡೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಎಲ್ಲ ಕಂಪನಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಸುವುದಲ್ಲ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಹೇಳಬಲ್ಲೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ಕಂಪನಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರತಿ ವರ್ಷ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವವನ್ನು ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡೇತರ ನೌಕರರಾಗಿದ್ದು ಕನ್ನಡ ಮಾತನಾಡಲು ಕಲಿತಿರುವವರಿಗೆ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಕೊಡುವ ಅಭ್ಯಾಸವನ್ನು ಉಳಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ.

ಇದರ ಮಧ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿಯದೆನೇ ಜೀವನ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿರುವಾಗ ಏಕೆ ಕಲಿಯಬೇಕು ಅನ್ನುವವರೂ ಇದಾರೆ. ಅದೇನೇ ಇರಲಿ ಪ್ರತಿ ವರ್ಷ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ದಿನದಂದು ಮಾತ್ರ ಕನ್ನಡ ಎಂದು ಎಲ್ಲೆಡೆ ಹಾರಾಡುವ ಜನ ಬೇರೆ ದಿನ ಅದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಗಮನ ಕೊಡುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಇಷ್ಟೆಲ್ಲಾ ಮಾತನಾಡುವ ಟಿವಿ ವಾಹಿನಿಗಳು ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಳ್ಳುವ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳು ನಾವು ಹೀಗೆ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು ಹಾಗೆ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದಕ್ಕೂ ಸರ್ಕಾರವನ್ನು ದೂಷಿಸುವುದು ಎಷ್ಟು ಸರಿ? ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಜನರ ಮನವೊಲಿಸಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವೇ? ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬರಿಗೂ ತಮ್ಮ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಅಭಿಮಾನ ಎಲ್ಲಿಯವರೆಗೆ ಇರುವುದಿಲ್ಲವೋ ಅಲ್ಲೀವರೆಗೂ ಏನೂ ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ.

ಮತ್ತೊಂದೆಡೆ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಜವಾಬ್ಧಾರಿ ಏನು ಅಂತ ಯೋಚಿಸೋಣ? ಆಂಗ್ಲ ಭಾಷೆ ಕಲಿಯದೇ ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನೇ ಕಲಿಯಬೇಕು ಅಂತ ಕಡ್ಡಾಯ ಗೊಳಿಸಿದರೆ ಜಾಗತೀಕರಣವಾಗುತಿರುವ ಯುಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲವೂ ಕಷ್ಟ. ಆದರೆ ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಕಡ್ಡಾಯ ಕಲಿಕೆಯ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನಾಗಿಸಿದೆ. ವೃತ್ತಿಪರ ಕೋರ್ಸ್‌ಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ಸಹ ಇದನ್ನು ಅಳವಡಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ನೆರೆ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಮಹಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಮರಾಟಿಗರಿಗೆ ಮೊದಲ ಆದ್ಯತೆ ಇರುವಂತೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವ ಮೀಸಲಾತಿಯನ್ನು ತಂದಿಲ್ಲ. ಬದಲಾಗಿ ಎಲ್ಲ ಭಾಷೆ, ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಯ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಮೆರಿಟ್ ಆಧಾರದ ಮೇಲೆ ಕೆಲಸ ಕೊಡುವ ಅವಕಾಶ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ಇದು ಎಷ್ಟರ ಮಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಸರಿ ಎಂದು ಗೊತಿಲ್ಲ. ಇದಕೆ ಪರ ವಿರೋಧ ಎರಡೂ ಮಾತನಾಡುವವರಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಭಾಷಾಭಿಮಾನ ಎಲ್ಲರಲ್ಲೂ ಮೂಡಿದಾಗ ಮಾತ್ರವೇ ಇದಕೆಲ್ಲಾ ಅರ್ಥ. ಅದು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಇನ್ಫೋಸಿಸ್ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಮೂರ್ತಿಯವರು ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಕೆಲಸ ಕೊಡುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಆದ್ಯತೆ ಇವರಿಗೆ ಕೊಡಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಪ್ರತಿ ವಾದ ವಿವಾದದಲ್ಲೂ ಇವರ ಹೆಸರನ್ನು ಮಧ್ಯ ತರುವುದು ಎಷ್ಟು ಸರಿ?

ಪರ ದೇಶಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋದಾಗ ಅಲ್ಲಿನ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ಕಲಿಯದೇ ಬದುಕು ಸಾದ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಅಲ್ಪ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಕಲಿತು ಜೀವನ ನಡೆಸುವ ಜನ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಬಂದಾಗ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿಯುವುದು ಒಂದು ಅವಮಾನದ ಸಂಗಂತಿಯಂತೆ ಭಾವಿಸುವುದನ್ನು ನೋಡಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಈ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮೊದಲ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರದ್ದಾಗಿರಬೇಕು.

"ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡಂ ಗೆಲ್ಗೆ"

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Childhood :)

Wow! Childhood. When u just listen to this word itself you go back to memories right? :) How nice were those days! I actually wanna go back to childhood itself not just into memories. If I had a TIME MACHINE I would have done that ;)

Wanna know how was my childhood?? :)Here I go with some of the best memories of my days..

- I like to see the sunrise but not the sunset. When I was in 2nd and 3rd standard I used to go with Dad to Pavilion grounds in Mysore on Sunday early mornings to see the BIIIG raising Sun. Dad used to go for jogging. I also used to get ready like a sports girl in shorts, t-shirt n shoes ;) Jog till the sun rises n then stand looking at it :)

- Playing with rubber band was one of my favorite pass times.. Use rubber band and fingers and try to make different shapes with that. Learning new shapes in that always interested me :)

- Kites :) Not the movie ;) ya loved to fly kites. During the festival time (gaaLipata habba) used to make a neat kite with plastic and put the thread and run in the street holding the thread in hand. But ya for festival used to get a big one from dad. Flying it in Yuvaraja college grounds with full big role of thread! Awesome it was. Once left the thread after flying it very very high :-P

- Seeing Dasara elephants is my favorite even to this day :)

- Parents used to take me to Mysore palace every Sunday to see the illumination. I used to wait for the lights to get on. When I was 2 yrs old I had run towards the palace to catch those lights ;)

- Fight with bro for the comic book "Balamangala" on every Wednesday :-P

- Feeding sparrows was one of my good times. I hardly see sparrows now. Those days many sparrows used to come n sit on the roof of our house. During my breakfast time, spreading little rice on the ground and counting the sparrows :)

- The most important one which makes u guys reading this laugh.. :) Me n my little brother studied in same school. Due to fever he didn't come to school for 3 days. 4th day while coming back from school I seriously forgot that he was in school that day n came back home. Poor bro! He was in LKG. n Me in 2nd standard. He was crying standing in the school :(

- Trying to catch butterflies :) Butterflies always seemed interesting to me! Colorful :)

- Playing typical girlish games :) skipping, blocks, kuntebille, house game and the most important teacher game which i always liked ;)

- Playing doubles skipping with mom when there were no friends also is memorable :)

- Mt first watch! I was so excited when my dad bought me a red colored watch with heart shaped dial for my birthday when I was in 5th standard :)

- First time I saw a fridge in my neighbor's house. When I was in 3rd standard. I was so wondered to see that. Every time when I went to play with the girl their, I used to ask aunty, "Aunty can I open and see the freezer?" :P n then her daughter myself n few more girls used to play with ice cubes :P

- Fancy dress competitions! :)

- Cotton candy, chocolates, soft toys, counting stars n gazing at sky, Bouquet red rose (which has a diff shade of red), 1 day trips with parents, summer vacation @ granny's place in Bangalore many more add to my childhood memories :))




Hmmm those were the days :) Wanna go back right? It reminded u all of ur childhood I know :) Share ur memories with me! I'm all excited to listen :)


Cheers
Sadhana :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tough time, Financial Independance for a Women and Old age

Somewaht I'm totally down today. Felt like writing all thoughts in my mind here. I suddenly realized how important it is for a women to be financially independat. My uncle passed away 2 days ago. Wife, One daughter of my age and one son who finished 12th and the aged mother in her 85.

By now you would have got the picture what is worrying me! Partially you are right. But yeah my cousin is working so little bit manageable position. Question is about My granny?! What next?! Dont know. All her daughters are married. 3 of them. But financially dependant on husbands. So there is no such decision which they can take on their own that whatever happens I'll take care of my mother! I'm answerable.. No this is not the case. Permission Permission Permission from Husband.

On the other hand, now at such an age, with hearing problem where will my granny go? who will take care. Others are not Ok. No one is ready actually..

Its tough for her also and those who take care of her also. She should be taken care like a kid. who will do that?!

I feeling too low now after seeing all these! Not in any position to console anyone also! Tough time.....

Now I realized the importance of financial independance for women and also how tough it is for a human being to live in this old age!

My ambition of starting an oldage home became stronger after this! Should see how it can be materialized....

Monday, May 31, 2010

On a heavily raining evening... :)

It was 6PM. I was in Bus. Towards Bangalore. It started raining heavily. Got stuck in the traffic jam for about an hour. Not moving ahead at all. Started conversation with the co-passenger. Usual stuff. What do u do? Where are you traveling from etc etc. That bus was coming from Coorg. Stop over at Mysore. Hence the discussion started on tourist places in and around coorg.

Could hear to many other parallel discussions also. Everyone in the bus were tired waiting for the traffic to clear. There were a mix of ppl from different background. One was a manager in HSBC bank. Another person was an engineer working for Bangalore Metro. One more young lady was a footwear designer. There was a kid who seem to be very intelligent. She was talking about Mystery stories of many well know authors. Studying in 3rd standard and her knowledge level was really astonishing! It was a mixture of stories in the bus. There was a person who was talking over phone to his old friend about his engineering days of 70s. Many other small kids were also traveling in the bus as it was the last day of summer vacation for them.

Finally the bus started from kengeri clearing the traffic jam slowly after a long pause of about an hour. The road was like a swimming pool with almost 2 ft water on the road. Somehow reached majestic. It started pouring again.

Stood under a small tea shop for shelter for about half an hour. It was getting darker and darker as time passed by. Almost 8:30PM. Started off towards the road to catch an auto. Luckily the Auto driver who was an elderly man in his 70s I guess, said yes. I was so happy that i got an auto to reach my pg at 8:30PM n in heavy rain. But yeah the demand was "one and half meter madam" happily said ok to that also :P

Now my enjoyable ride through Bangalore roads started.. Every road we entered was full of water. Road couldn't be seen at all. The driver was driving very carefully. He wasn't able to make out where the road was good, where there were pits. Nothing we could make out. I was enjoying that rain. First time in my 4 yrs life in Bangalore i was safely sitting and watching the whole city getting drenched :) Cool breeze. Rain Water sprinkles from the open sides of the auto. Felt like having hot hot pakodas with chai.. Ah!! What a combination in that weather! Unluckily i didn't have that. But my mouth was watering. :D

Meanwhile the driver was more tensed to get me home safely than myself. He said in a worried voice "madam customer na hathskondidhini auto ge safe agi karkond hodre saaku".. A car passing by splashed all the rain water on us and passed by with very high speed. I was totally drenched sitting in the auto :-/ Felt like going through a series of water rides in a water park :-)

Finally @9:20PM reached my PG. What an experience it was..! Decided never will travel back to Blr on a sunday evening until the rainy season is over. Though the experience was good; parents, my roomies n finally the auto driver himslef were tensed about me reaching safely.

It got added as one more experience to my Blr-Mys travel experiences.....

Tiring but nice journey! :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Crazy Thoughts

Year 2009.. I never felt it was a good year for me! Though there were many success and failures, overall it wasn't a pleasant year. And again 2010 started badly.. Somehow not good. I hope there is an end to this. Some problems in life will never have a soln. I started feeling TIME is the answer to all these problems. With time, you encounter new problems which take high priority and the older ones automatically get solved somehow. Or even without solution they get ignored with time and with more difficulties.

Problem now is not at all a problem when something bigger than this is infront of me. Though the beginning is not good, there is never a bad ending. I didnt start this year with the enthusiasm I used to receive the new year every year. But I hope to make this year best for myself and the people around me. Still a long way to go. Have made no resolutions this year. I wonder why?! If I make a resolution I surely achieve them.

Want to talk about confidence also here. How confident a person can be? How much ever confident is one person, after listening to those who cribb always, who blame others for their mistakes, who dont have any goals set, the confident person also looses his confidence for sometime. When I thought why is this, I just found this answer. Those who look at a problem being an outsider will get to know the best solution.

I have seen two kinds of people. One, those who share their feelings with their closed ones and get the different view point and think in the best way. second, those who dont share anything and go in the same track of thinking? which one is best? Being an Introvert or an extorvert?

Some weird and crazy thoughts flew in my mind. Just put them here....

~Sady