Posts Tagged ‘Karnataka Ministry’

This ‘n’ that! – Sep.26, 2012

September 26, 2012

Q1. Which restaurant do the rowdies in Bangalore like to visit often?

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Q2. A particular condom likes a particular locality in Bangalore. Name the condom and the locality.

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Muktabalaga‘s Veena Shivanna ni Prashanth wants to know how some of the good writers (she has included yours truly in her list) are so humble. Although I am humble, I don’t think I am eligible to be in the list because my writing skills are not anything to be written about. Anyway,  coming to the point, I feel this proverb in Kannada is the answer to her question: TK* Tulkalla!

* Here TK refers to Tumbida Koda. If you don’t know what it usually refers to, then please undergo a crash course in Kannada Slangs!

[postscript: After I post this, I came across this headline now (on rediff) - Cats and writers are both completely off their heads: novelist Nilanjana Roy. What a coincidence!]

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ಒತ್ತಿ ಒತ್ತಿ ಹೇಳಿದ್ರೂ, ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಒತ್ತಕ್ಷರದ ಬೆಲೆ ಗೊತ್ತಾಗಲ್ಲ. ಉದಾ:

You might have read this sentence written on many walls in Bangalore:

ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಮಲ ಮೂತ್ರ ವಿಸರ್ಜನೆ ಮಾಡಬಾರದು.

Read this sentence by replacing ಲ (la) in the second word with a ಲ್ಯ (lya)!

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Most philosophers and spiritual masters ask us to forego I, Me, Mine,….

Have you ever thought who taught us these?

The grammar teacher (any language)!

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With the advent of hands free mobile phones, people who talk to themselves (known as ‘mad people’) have benefited to quite an extent. A decade ago, when you saw someone talking to himself or herself, you would immediately think he/she was mad. But today, you don’t do that. You re-check if the person is talking on a hands free mobile phone!

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Today’s headline: PM Manmohan Singh turns 80 (without even asking madam!).

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These are some of the names in the Karnataka Ministry (as on 26.09.12). The name and portfolio matches so well. Read on:

SHRI C.M. UDASI
Public Works Department excluding Ports and Inland Water Transport Department
(Dept. infamous for udaaseena; also Udasi coz he is not yet the CM!)

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SHRI B.N. BACCHEGOWDA
Labour Department
(Child labour issues)

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SHRI C.T. RAVI
Higher Education from Education Department
(Classalli CT hodidre bidalla)

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SHRI KOTA SRINIVASA POOJARY
Muzarai from Revenue Department
(Poojari + Kota note issue)

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SHRI APPACHU RANJAN
Youth Services and Sports Department
(Youthful and sporty name)

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Ans.1: Woody’s (Udees)

Ans.2: KamaSutra (KS for short) and Kumaraswamy Layout (KS Layout for short)

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