#Language

Silence is a tool I employ to avoid creating conflict, but not for the lack of an opinion.

However, at times, one needs to voice their opinion, especially when it's observed some really wonderful friends falling prey to the rhetoric.

My views. A short thread

1/n
Proudly born and brought up in Bangalore, I am exposed to multiple languages. The beauty of Kannadigas is our compassion, empathy and ability to welcome and embrace multiple cultures.

It's pretty common that one learns multiple languages in school including Hindi

2/n
When one works in a truly cosmopolitan setup, one is exposed to various international and local cultures. I am as much peeved that people don't learn or appreciate Kannada and have done every bit possible to influence them.

Beyond that, one resigns to fate.. Time heals..

3/n
Coming to the issue at hand, I observe all the so-called self-declared experts showing off some so-called imposition and how they desist it.

What pains is that we the commoners are falling prey to it. This is pure opportunistic politics at play..

4/n
I hope people can see through the charade and identify the reality. Language rhetoric along with caste is one of the oldest tools employed to divide the people.

SM provides a platform to fuel the fire quickly like none before. Before we react, let's step back & reflect

5/n
The last time language politics played out, it resulted in bloodshed and common people losing lives. I have witnessed this first hand incl. loosing someone dear to family.

I urge my friends not to fall pray to this political gimmick & rise above the narrative. Thank you.

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