I don’t know why, but there is always this sense of losing my roots. Maybe its because I don’t do much in any of my native languages except probably communicate with friends and relatives. Even with a rich script and a rich heritage I write in a language that is alien to my culture, to my lineage and claim proficiency in it.
I don’t know why, but writing gives me pleasure. Maybe its the way distant words come together and magically weave different meanings and communicate my thoughts to others and for myself to see and read and analyze. Maybe its time I saw how I can project my thoughts in a different language. I am starting something new. Am starting a blog in a language that is alien to my lineage but is part of my life, my growing up, my education and as much part of me as my city of Bangalore.
If you happen to be reading this post, please extend your patronage to this new effort of mine. I don’t claim to be an expert, and I know as well as anyone, it is not going to be easy, which is a big shame. There will be mistakes, but it will be a journey backwards in time, to days spent writing compositions, essays and understanding the nuances and subtleties of Kannada.
My first post was difficult. I used orkut’s scrapbook to craft the ಕನ್ನಡ script from English. The words were hard to come by. There was no word for destination that was suitable I could think of. Things I would have managed with ease during school days were difficult. There is so much that I have unlearned. This is a mild attempt at remedying those. Lets hope am successful on this.
Here’s the link, am not embedding it or using hyperlinks: http://prathidhwani.livejournal.com
Have added some regular readers from livejournal as friends already. Your comments and feedback would be much appreciated.
And well, its not like am gonna stop this one. Will keep posting here. 🙂