Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Kannada

Bhagat Singh, Hedgewar, Lankesh — how Kannada school texts have become ‘ideology battleground’

With many accusing Karnataka of making Kannada textbooks 'less progressive', textbook review panel chair defends changes, cites 'complaints about syllabus favouring a certain ideology'.

Kannada vs Sanskrit war in Karnataka as pro-Kannada bodies reject Sanskrit words, university

Sanskrit bodies’ opposition to Kannada in degree courses lit the fire. Govt funding for a Sanskrit university compared to poor state of Kannada University in Hampi fanned it.

Cold start for AICTE regional language engg courses: Only 21% seats filled, no takers for Kannada

AICTE had approved 1,230 seats in 19 institutes across India for engineering courses in regional languages, but only 255 have been filled. Hindi gets 116 students.

Campaign for Kannada pride puts Immadi Pulakeshi over Shivaji, takes insider-vs-outsider twist

A group of history enthusiasts launched a Twitter campaign on 28 November to celebrate the reign of Badami Chalukya king Immadi Pulakeshi (or Pulakeshin II) in Karnataka.

‘I am Kannadiga first, Indian second’, said Shivaram Karanth, Karnataka’s jack of all trades

In 'Growing Up Karanth', the children of Karnataka's polymath and novelist talk about his legacy as a citizen and father.

Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar dies of heart attack at 46

The actor was rushed to the hospital Friday after he complained of chest pain. The popular TV presenter was known to be one of the highest-paid actors in the Kannada film industry.

Google apologises for showing Kannada as ‘ugliest’ language in reply to query

Karnataka Minister for Kannada, Culture and Forest, Aravind Limbavali said that a legal notice would be served to Google for showing such an answer to that question.

Politicians add to Karnataka’s anti-Hindi drive, actors join in with T-shirt campaign

Former CM H.D. Kumaraswamy calls Hindi Diwas ‘symbol of linguistic arrogance’, while actors insist no language is superior to another in any way.

Alur Venkata Rao — one of the first Kannadigas who gave a call for unified Karnataka

Alur Venkata Rao is called the face of 'Karnataka Ekikarana' movement, though many believe several others equally contributed towards unification of the state.

Why Gen Twitter says ‘no issue’ on being replaced as Pakistan’s DG ISPR by Gen Iftikhar

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

On Camera


US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.