The difference between a home and a house…


Intellectuals in India, like news consumers, now have a less-than-healthy cynicism of the media, much of it the media’s fault of course, but also the result of a sustained slander campaign by partisans.

How heartwarming, therefore, to see this plaque at the museum of the Jnanpith Award-winning Kannada poet, writer and academic, Dr K.V. Puttappa, in his home-village, Kuppalli, in the western ghats.

Loosely translated from the original Kannada, it reads:

“The attributes of a good home are a good newspaper and a few good books.”

1 Comment

  1. kadam

    That’s true. Can you please repeat the exact words in kannada? Thanksu.

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