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Kannada VarnamaleEver since I moved to Bangalore, I always wanted to learn Kannada. Rather than an urge to learn other language, I wanted to learn Kannada as a respect to the place I live. To an extent I could identify / empathise with the hostile approach of localites towards the migrants. Most of the migrants doesn't even bother to learn the local language or simply apathy about the local culture. Two weeks back an incident happened. When we were travelling to ISKCON temple in the BMTC bus, there was a altercation between Akila and a local woman regarding the seat. A man tried to intervene but he was pissed off with Akila "ill-timed" shouting of "shut up" when the lady was saying that these people didn't learn the local language Kannada. The problem is literally we don't get opportunity to converse in Kannada because in IT everybody, including the local kannadigas, feels comfortable talking in Hindi / English. So my efforts to learn Kannada didn't fruitify. Last week when I decided to make use of the weekends by learning something new, I stumbled upon the spoken kannada classes conducted by Kannada Prachara Parishat on the Hosmat Hospital Campus on Sundays at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Luckily I called at the right time as they were commencing a batch the next day (Jan 09, 2011). Till now two sessions had passed by and 10 more sessions are there. I really enjoy the lively learning sessions, so I thought of sharing the contact details so that anybody intrested in learning Kannda can make use of it. Contact: Mr B.V Raghavan (Mobile: +91-9448878569)or Mr. Natraj (Mobile: +91-9845680958). - {oshits} readers might have found this details useful.