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Chip off the old block – Bhashyam Ramacharya Bhashyam Venkatachaarya was the elder of the two grandsons of Bhashyam Tirumalachaarya. He worked as a sub-registrar. Bhashyam Ramacharya was the younger one. He was the person in charge of my peculiar ‘university.’ I became acquainted with Bhashyam Ramacharya sometime during 1909-10. During those

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Among what I consider my universities, one of the places was a south-facing corner-house ahead of the Sri Narasimhaswamy Temple in Balepet.[1] It may be called the birthplace of the Kannada newspaper. If Mysore were to be the United States, some wealthy person would have purchased the house, created a

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Backgrounder The Tamil country stands tallest among all Indian regions that swallowed the missionary and colonial propaganda of the Aryan Invasion Theory in the closing decades of the 19th Century onwards. More specifically, sections of the Tamil country uncritically swallowed the “Dravidian” propaganda, internalized it, gave it an ideological shape premised

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जगतीधरजामाता भवतां भव्याय भूयसे भवतु | कञ्चिदकिञ्चनमपि यद्वीक्षा विदधाति शक्रसमम् || Kāvyakaṇṭha Vāsiṣṭhagaṇapati-muni was an āśukavi and could compose a hundred verses extempore within an hour (The feat is called ‘ghanṭāśataka’). His scholarship, too, was enormous. Once, during an avadhāna in Madras, he composed twenty-five verses in Sanskrit in just six minutes.

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