THE late T. P. Kailasam was a well-known wit and writer in Kannada.' They say that you are the Bernard Shaw of Kannada,' said someone.
'Well,' replied Kailasam,' he is Irish and I am Iyerish.'
Banta had just moved to Bangalore. He had trouble speaking to the local people and decided to learn Kannada.
He went to a bookstore and picked up two copies of Learn Kannada in Thirty Days. The shopkeeper asked,' Is one of them for your friend?'
'Oh, no, no, I want to learn Kannada in fifteen days itself.'