Anand Ramachandran informs :
COME AND WITNESS A BADAGA MAKING HISTORY BY SUPERVISING THE WORLD’s GREAT FOOTBALL PLAYERS AT KOLKATA ON 02 SEP 2011.
On Sep 2011 an international football friendly match between ARGENTINA and VENEZUELA IS TO BE PLAYED AT SALT LAKE STADIUM KOLKATA. The football greats like MESSI,TAVEZ are part of the Argentina team. For this match 4 FIFA Referees are selected. AJJAGOWDER ARJUNAN (A PROUD BADAGA) is one of the Refrees. All badagas are invited to watch the match.(At least for the proud badaga).you can also watch the match on sports channels from 7pm.
A question from Suresh of Kalhatty who had obviously seen the page on Badaga Jewellery [Badaga Bangara]
has clean bowled me. His question is why do Badagas, always, wear silver rings in pairs. Does it have any special meaning?
I have heard elders telling ‘jodi (bellie) ungara ikku’ – wear (silver) rings in pair but never really found out the significance. Anyone who can through some light?
MAHALAKSHMI comments :
I agree with you Ms Sudha Arjun. Its meaningless in degrading us(Badagas) from our status for mere reservation and benefits from the Govt. There are people all over India(world) even today who die due to starvation, drought etc….There are people who even don’t know that the govt. can help them in many ways. These politicians play a good game there. We badagas with God’s Grace are good enough and developing ourselves in all the sectors today. Its a shame to all badagas asking for ST status though we can stand on our own. We should understand one thing basically (i.e) Reservation from govt. is to help the poor people to come up in their life and to make them stable. When a person from SC/ ST/ OBC gets a govt. job they should write to the govt. That they no more belong to lower caste, they satisfy their needs by themselves & they should upgrade their status. Unfortunately it doesn’t happen everywhere. Very scarcely people are genuine. It looks selfish, we Badagas strive for ST status in the country where we have the duty to abolish the caste difference, we should leave way for the poor and help people to come up.
Instead we can make way for unemployed youths. As we see in other parts of our country we don’t leave our senor citizens in old age home. Also I agree that not all of them are safe and good. We can ask govt. to take any safety measures for these problems and feel them safe rather to degrade us to ST status.
Also we should note that we have a major problem in our community, (i.e)early marriage of girl children, unawareness about the politics, in general though we are educated we lack in understanding the things that happens around us and take measures. We have to fight for these……….
This is a must see video on youtube [Uploaded by yogeshajjan] in which a youngster traces the wild path in the wilderness of the unspoilt Nilgiris that was frequented by his forefathers. Hats off to those who made this journey to Devarbetta. Yes, with a nice sound track – Badaga Song.
THALAIKAARU EMMATTI: This is the place where my grandfather and great grandfathers lived with their cattle to overcome drought. This place is unknown to our generation. This journey is to find my grand fathers wild house-I just added a sound track ….
Anandan Raju who had created a Badaga Script writes :
Dear Wg Cdr JP, I take great pleasure in announcing that I have written and published a grammar book entitled
“A Descriptive English Grammar”.
Rajesh Bojan, M.A.,M.Phil. [ firstname.lastname@example.org]
Editor-in-Chief, The Dawn Journal (DJ),
Assistant Professor and Head Department of English,Dr. R. V. Arts and Science College
Mettupalayam Main Road, Karamadai Coimbatore – 641 104
I have started a new online journal “The Dawn Journal” on Tribal Studies. Access to the journal is available at: www.thedawnjournal.com
Further details can be found at the website of The Dawn Journal (DJ).
It would be helpful if you could spread this news to our community and encourage good writers to contribute their works for publication in The Dawn Journal (DJ).
Anand Ramachandran writes :
Lakshmi Ram (Kannan) a badaga from muttinadu village is the first actor,director and co-producer in tamil film ‘MAAYAI’ which is to be released soon.let us support for the success of the film and for a bright future
Chandra sekar Dharmen – Hulical Village [email :email@example.com] writes :
Dear Wg cdr. Jaypee,
I am pursuing my Doctoral research in the field of Information and Communication Technology, and wish to know the impact of the same amongst those who live in the hill area of the Nilgiris with special reference to the Badaga community.
I want the questionnaire filled by badagas who live in the Nilgiris and have family/ relatives outside Nilgiris.Could you help me to get in touch with them preferably by e-mail through your website.Or you could post my request on your website and ask them to e-mail the questionnaire back to me.Please find the attached questionnaire – here
Head, Department of Visual Communication & Electronic Media
PSG College of Arts& Science