ನಾವು, “ಕನ್ನಡ ಬರುತ್ತಾ ?” ಎಂದು ಕೇಳುವ ಬದಲು “ಕನ್ನಡ ಬರುತ್ತೆ !” ಅಂತ ಹೇಳುವ ಹೆಮ್ಮೆಯ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ IT
ನಾವು ಹೆಮ್ಮೆಯಿಂದ ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕವಾಗಿ ನಮ್ಮ ನುಡಿ, ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ ಮತ್ತು ನಾಡಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯನ್ನು ಘೋಷಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ.
ಕನ್ನಡೇತರ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರಿಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿಯಲು ಸಹಾಯಮಾಡಲು ಇಚ್ಚಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ.
- ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಸುಲಭವಾದ ಆಡು ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನಾಗಿಸಲು (ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯವನ್ನಲ್ಲ -ನಾವು ಈಗಾಗಲೇ 8 ಜ್ಞಾನಪೀಠ
- ನಮ್ಮ ಕನ್ನಡೇತರ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರಲ್ಲಿ "ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡವಾಗಿರು "ಎಂಬ ಆಸಕ್ತಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿಸಲು
We are a group of proud Kannadiga IT professionals who have
transitioned from "Kannada Barutha??" to "Kannada Baruthe!!". We are proud about our language,
culture and land and we want to help our non-Kannadiga
friends realize "Serendipity called Karnataka and Kannada".
- To promote spoken Kannada and not Kannada literature (we
already have 8 Jnanpith Awardees)
- To instill the desire to "Be a Kannadiga in Karnataka" among
our non-Kannadiga friends
Why the name "Kannada Baruthe" ?? (I) know Kannada
It is a dig on two phrases which a Kannadiga (localite of Karnataka)
finds very hard and depressing.
"Kannada baralla" !!! (I) don't know Kannada
This is the first and the only Kannada phrase any non Kannadiga
learns. While it is probably good for a non
Kannadiga to initially learn this phrase, it is sad that they don't go beyond it.
"Kannada barutha?" Do you know Kannada?
Not all Kannadiga's, especially in cities like Bengaluru speak Kannada in public, they seem to have
inhibitions using the local language publically. Places like Bengaluru with a high influx of migrants are
a wonderful set-up to promote the language, unfortunately those who know the language themselves are
skeptical of using it, let alone growing it.
The dilution and increasing absence of Kannada in metro parts of Karnataka could also be a result of the
nature of Kannadiga's. We are known to be very docile, helpful and non controversial. These very qualities
seem to be both boon and a bane, we have become so accommodative that we have compromised our identity.
There is an uncertainty about the use of Kannada so deep routed that a Kannadiga will enquire with any
stranger (even if it is a localitie) if they know Kannada (Kannada Barutha?) before initiating a discussion
in Kannada. While it is comforting that this malice is not spreading in non urbanized parts of Karnataka, it
is sad that the opportunity to promote and grow Kannada in places like Bengaluru is being lost.
We want to bring some solace to Kannadiga's by tackling these two phrases : "Kannada baralla" and "Kannada
For friends interested to learn Kannada, this initiative is to encourage them to move from "Kannada Baralla"
to "Kannada Baruthe" so that they can closely relate to the land, language and locals here. Kannada is an
extremely simple and also the richest regional language with 8 Jnanpith Awards. This site and our android
app (Kannada Baruthe) is an effective tool for them to try spoken Kannada.
For fellow Kannadigas, while we don't want to promote any communal / cultural disharmony and want to retain
the docile nature of Kannadigas intact we want to showcase speaking Kannada in public and teaching Kannada
is cool. We are not language fanatics but we feel the need to increase awareness about our language and
culture. And, the way to do that is to first feel proud of our language and use it without inhibitions and
then teach it to our friends interested to learn Kannada. This site and our android app (Kannada Baruthe)is
an effective means to help such a noble cause to spread the spirit of friendship and create an inclusive