When I entered Bangalore I found people talks several languages like tamil, kannada, hindi, telegu. However as most of the tamilians are living here Tamil may be the widely talking lanugage. At that time I felt that Kannada speaking people is very less and it is fadding in its way. After that I found most of the kannadigas knows minimum 3 languages(Kannada, Tamil, Hindi), this is becoz I believe the way they were brought up.
Yesterday there was a meeting in my team and all of them spoken in 4 languages(with out any problem). My Team Lead started the meeting in the Offcial language Englsh, continued and explaining tasks in Hindi, english, kannada and tamil too. I was able to understand any of these languages, with out any hassle(Learnt Kannada when I was staying with Kannadigas in UK).
I feel now Kannadigas knows more than Kannda also, which doesnt mean that Kannada is fadding and will die. Political Guys in Tamilnadu please dont go for any anti languages strike for your political popularity. Language is only the mediate to people for make understand their feelings to others. Kannadigas knows more languages as they meet different language talkng people day-by-day.
However Bangalore has lot of changes in the past 2 years, will be in the next blog that How bangalore is getting worser by people ....