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Re: Post Contact Info For New Spreadsheet

Postby jayakris » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:24 am

We digress, but my wife is actually from Uduppi.  It would be a pleasure to feed you and family some idli and sambar!! ..

Not sure our tennis players would prefer idli-sambar though.  Ramesh Krishnan is the only one who managed topnotch stuff in the modern era with just an idli-sambar diet :) ....  Avocado sandwich worked for Harsh for a short while when he experimented as a vegetarian many years back, but he did not take it too far.  Hence my comment that even beef is OK in our house.. I can make a mean beef kheema, but my wife's mild turkey kheema is certainly better.

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Re: Post Contact Info For New Spreadsheet

Postby PKBasu » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:08 am

Jay, interesting that your wife is a Tulu speaker. It is a small but highly influential linguistic community (centred around Mangalore, right?). I believe Ash Rai is a Tulu too, for instance. I came across a lot of Tulus in the US. So, do your children speak all five languages (the three between the two of you, plus English and Tamil)?
My children unfortunately are not so linguistically gifted (yet!). My daughter speaks English, Hindi and Spanish (but no Bengali  :( or Nepali, my other two languages), and a smattering of Chinese. My son sticks exclusively to English, but loves picking up the occasional word of Spanish (from his Didi) or French (from Ratatouille, Asterix or other assorted sources). 

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Re: Post Contact Info For New Spreadsheet

Postby jayakris » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:25 am

Sadly, pretty much only English for our kids, though through classical music and chinmaya mission classes, they have the ability to pronounce both sanskrit-based and tamil-based sounds in Indian languages.  Tough for them to pick up enough of the languages to speak, as their parents don't know each other's languages well enough and speaks English most of the time.  My wife comes from the same community you mention (bunts) that Aish Rai comes from, by the way -- they are somewhat distantly related, but pretty much all bunts in the world seems to need only 4 to 5 degrees of separation anyway  (Shetty is the most common surname for bunts) ..

I believe Nirmit Shetty and Iciri Rai are the only known tennis players from the bunt community.  Prajwal Hegde is the best known tennis writer who is a bunt.

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Re: Post Contact Info For New Spreadsheet

Postby jai_in_canada » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:43 pm

amr090 wrote:
Frequent posters who have yet to send me info include:

Jay, Samarth (S_K_S), Jaydeep, gvhvhg (Ashish), prasen9, arjun, jai_in_canada, Varma, genius, Insider, krinix.



Arun, I would love to help - and I have the space to do so.  But I do have some challenges with my travel schedule, my location not having great public transit in case I am not able to drive the players, and a couple of other personal challenges.  That is what has prevented me thus far from making a commitment in this regard.  I will PM you when I get these things sorted out.

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Re: Post Contact Info For New Spreadsheet

Postby gbelday » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:49 pm

jayakris wrote:Shetty is the most common surname for bunts..


:Offtopic:

Really? My cousin (sister) got married to a Shetty family in Bangalore. It was an arranged marriage.  Though our last name isn't Shetty, we are considered to be the from the same community in Andhra (as Karnataka Shettys). Not sure what that means. It's all so confusing :)  My wife is a Gujju and she still thinks all South Indians speak Tamil (she is one of those! :))  Doc, we would love to feed you idli/sambhar - my wife cooks "mean" south indian stuff!  I've been meaning to invite punarayan and his family for a while now - never got around to doing it.  Maybe in the summer!!
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Re: Post Contact Info For New Spreadsheet

Postby jayakris » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:37 pm

I was not aware of the Bunt community of Dakshina Kannada (or South Canara, as it used to be called) district of Karnataka to have an equivalent community in AP.  The nairs of Kerala (which I am part of) and Bunts of DK are considered of nearly identical traditions and differ really only in their language.  Both communities have a matrilineal system of traditional property ownership (called "marumakkattAyam" in malayALam and "aLiyasampRadAyam" in tuLu) - and both are supposed to have had this traiditon develop due to the need for men to be away in the military etc ...  I will investigate into whether the Shetties of AP are connected too.

Probably should move all this to the chit chat forum.

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Re: Post Contact Info For New Spreadsheet

Postby Sin Hombre » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:08 pm

Is this still needed?

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Re: Post Contact Info For New Spreadsheet

Postby jayakris » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:31 pm

Are you so upset at how the Olympics is going, that you went looking for obscure threads to complain about? :) Jay

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Re: Post Contact Info For New Spreadsheet

Postby Atithee » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:42 pm

Jay, I think s/he meant to ask if we were still adding contacts to the list. S/he might be our first member from Switzerland.

I would love to get a copy of the list that was compiled. Not sure if it was ever posted or sent to interested members.

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Re: Post Contact Info For New Spreadsheet

Postby jayakris » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:48 pm

Ah, got it. SH was asking if his/her contact info is needed... I thought it was a question on whether the thread was needed anymore .. Gosh, Olympics is leaving our brains fried, and we are getting confused at siumple English lines these days :)

SH, you reminded us to restart this activity. Arun, who initially wanted to keep up a contact list, disappeared a few years back (well, moving on with his life, but after a couple of years break he showed up a couple of times last year to say hi to everybody)...

I think this is still a worthwhile activity. I am willing to keep a contact list for everybody. Feel free to PM me (or email me at jaykay@translab.its.uci.edu ). I will come back and remind everybody after the Olympics is done...

Jay


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