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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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Although Amma is a well-known writer of light humor in Kannda (see her books: "Samsaradalli Swarasya", "Samsaradalli Swarasya II", and "Heegiddeve Navu" ), I have not featured them (except one) on this website preferring to focus on non-fiction. I guess I could change that.

Anyway, I thought of humor this morning because, this month's issue of "Aparanji", Kannada's humor magazine has an article on Humor in my dad's book Keetajagattu (humor found in K.L.Kamat's book on insects). That's cool, because there's a lot of humor in that book -- like how the mantis dined on her husband and the wedding of the termite couple.

IMO, the best part of Kamat family humor is that we make fun of ourseleves on so many occasions -- like the time Amma went on the diet, or the time Bappa wrote his will..

There is another aspect of Kamat family humor known only in private literary circles -- called "Vikas's Stories" -- these make-believe stories were originally told by my grandpa to entertain me. They all are centered around me -- like "When Vikas Met Ashwathama", "Decoits of Chambal Kidnap Bappa", and "Singing Hero-stones of Hadolli". These edu-humor stories have never been published, but I was very surprised one day, when a guy I'd never met before, told me "I have never met you, but I have read all of Vikas' Stories!" He even remembered the plot of many stories ("The School of Chandra") that I had forgotten!

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Friday, May 13, 2005
Last Modified: 5/17/2005 3:38:11 AM

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