Sunday, February 6, 2011

PadaKali - Learn one kannada word a day

Recently I stumbled upon a nice website
Here, 'Pada' means 'Word' and 'Kali' means 'Learn'.

PadaKali is an attempt to teach Kannada one word at a time. PadaKali will post one Kannada word everyday along with its meaning and popular usage. The idea is to teach people common words that they can put to use immediately in their day to day lives.

For each word, they provide the meaning and 2 or 3 popular usage scenarios. Also audio version of the same is available to play online from an embedded MP3 web player or download as MP3 file. This definitely helps you to know how to pronounce the kannada words OR understand the phonetic sounds.

Learn Kannada. One word at a time. Get one Kannada word with its meaning and usage daily.

I hope it helps you to explore commonly used kannada words on a daily basis.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bought 4 books at Kannada Sammelana 2011

Yesterday (Feb 4th) evening, I attended Kannada Sahitya Sammelana 2011 at National College Grounds, Basavanagudi, Bangalore.

According to me, the BEST part of the event is Book Fair. First time in my life, I witnessed 1000s or lakhs of Kannada Books of numerous authors from 100s of distributors or publishers presented in approximately 400 stalls over there. It is really tempting to buy as many books as possible :D

I bought the following FOUR books at the book fair organized by Kannada Sahitya Sammelana 2011, Bangalore :
  • Kandana Kavyamaaley by G.P.Rajarathnam ( Songs or Poems for Small Children )
  • Makkaligaagi Nanna Metchina KathegaLu by Sudha Murthy ( Stories for Small Children )
  • Neevu KalaavidaraagaBekey ? by Baagooru Markandeya ( Learning Art - Drawing or Painting techniques )
  • Chennudi by Dr.D.Veerendra Heggade, Dharmasthala ( Personality Development)

See Also: Thousands of Kannada books for sale at Kannada Sammelana 2011

Thousands of Kannada books for sale at Kannada Sammelana 2011

Thousands Or Lakhs of Kannada books at book fair in Kannada Sahitya Sammelana 2011 at National College Grounds, Basavanagudi, Bangalore.

Kannada Sahitya Sammelana 2011, Bangalore from Feb 4th to Feb 7th 2011 :

Why you should attend this event ?
* You can get good discount upto 60% on wide range of books at various stalls.
* 400 stalls, 10s or 100s of publishers or book distributors from the state.
* 1000s or Lakhs of books for sale related to Kannada.
* For non-kannadigas, It is the best place to get the English-Kannada Dictionary with a good discount. Also there are numerous choices w.r.t dictionary so pick the BEST or the one you like a lot.
* You can get kannada books on various topics like Stories, Songs, Novels, Bestseller series, Art, Music, Personality Development, Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, Law, Nature, Yoga, Ayurveda, and many more....
* Entry to book fair is FREE.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Feb 4 to 7 - Kannada Sahitya Sammelana 2011

After 4 decades, Kannada Sahitya Sammelana 2011 is coming to Bangalore again. Last event at Bangalore was in 1970.

Kannada Sahitya Sammelana
(Kannada Literature Conference) is the premier gathering of writers, poets and kannadigas. It is held with the aim of preserving and developing Kannada language, its literature, arts, culture and music. It was started in 1915 and held at Bangalore for the first time.

After a long break, I take this opportunity to restart my blogging activity to write translation blogs (english to kannada), about kannada, spoken kannada, kannada words, kannada grammar, kannada events, kannadigas, topics related to kannada, etc in this blogging space :