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What Does Being Patriotic Mean To You?

Are We Showing Our Love For Our Country Or Showing Off? Today, we celebrate the 72nd Republic Day of India. This year the celebrations and the paraphernalia related to it are low-key due to the COVID situation. Many of us become ‘very patriotic’ around two events every year – Republic Day & Independence Day. Of course, this patriotism is at its peak when India plays international cricket (or any other sport which is fast gaining …

A Page From My Diary – 2020 Experiences

A Page From My 2020 DiaryExperiences Of Teaching Kannada Online Shall We Learn To Speak Kannada? Kannaḍa Mātanāḍalu Kaliyōṇave? The year 2020 can be called the mother of learning. Most of us have learnt something new – be it a skill, hobby, craft, language or even adapting to a new way of life. From the numerous courses offered online, I have upgraded my skills and knowledge. I freelance as a guest faculty at a college …

THE INSPIRING STORY OF KARIYA – A COMMUNITY PET WHO TAUGHT ME RESILIENCE

Many of us would have come across a common fixture in our locality – that of the Indian Mongrel. Sometimes referred to as “Strays” because they don’t belong to any one home, they are taken care of by a few animal-loving members of the neighborhood. We too had a community dog called Kariya, who we buried a year ago.  When I moved into the apartment complex in 2013, Kariya and his sister were prominent members …