This ‘n’ that! – Sep.26, 2012

September 26, 2012

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


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


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!]


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)!


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)!


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!


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


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

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


Labour Department
(Child labour issues)


Higher Education from Education Department
(Classalli CT hodidre bidalla)


Muzarai from Revenue Department
(Poojari + Kota note issue)


Youth Services and Sports Department
(Youthful and sporty name)


Ans.1: Woody’s (Udees)

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


4 Responses to “This ‘n’ that! – Sep.26, 2012”

  1. Veena Says:

    Nice ones. you have a very unique writing style Bellur.. simple and very very creative. I liked that ministers and their khaate comparion..

  2. vijayanarasimha Says:

    nice creativity sir

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