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The Total Kannada Store

15 Apr 2010

I had the privilege of visiting the Total Kannada Store in Jayanagar today. What is amazing is that it is an entire store dedicated to only Kannada entertainment - whether it is movie CDs, CDs of plays, CDs of comedy series, magazines, books, classic literature and even T-shirts!

The truth is that my diction and hold of vocabulary of Kannada is at such a nadir now (thanks to never having the need to read Kannada), that I don't think I'll be going back for the books. I will definitely be going back for the good old Kannada movies though.

I'm just waiting for my copy of Venkata in Sankata, which was sold out at the store. That is one good Kannada comedy movie, thanks to Ramesh of course.

Heartfelt thanks to Thejesh for letting me know that such a store exists.

What I admire about places such as Total Kannada and The Egg Factory is that they're not just enterprises, they are a result of labour of love (of Kannada and eggs respectively). And it shows.

Comments

Pradeep Gowda says:

ಚಂದಮಾಮ, ಅಮರ ಚಿತ್ರ ಕಥೆ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿ ಓದಬಹುದಲ್ಲಾ ಗುರುವೇ :)

srikanth says:


http://www.kannadastore.com/
Sapna Book House (Gandhinagar one) - sapnaonline.com
Ankita Book Angadi (Gandhi Bazaar)
Vedanta in Chamrajpet (next to Uma Theatre, Rashtrothana Parishad road)
http://www.ibhprakashana.com/
That Antha Heli (1030PM - Doordarshan/DD9) - Kannada Books as Prizes for answering quiz questions
Ofcourse, Avenue Road!!
Almost all CCLs have a very good collection...
Kannada Sahitya Parishad (near Makkala Kuta) - http://www.kasapa.org/
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Most links are biased towards books though...

Swaroop says:

@Srikanth As I mentioned, I went there for the movies, not the books :)

@PKG Heh

Mohan says:

Am worried that such efforts will become an easy target when riots break out.

Swaroop says:

@Mohan Huh? There are so many things wrong in that line of thought, I don't want to even start.

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