A crore for Kukkarahalli

Yay!!!! Reading through the boring and lengthy transcript of our honorable Chief Minister’s budget speech, I instantly spotted a gem. Government has set aside a crore for the improvement of Kukkarahalli Lake in Mysore. What a wn, finally!!!

The chirping birds, morning joggers, housewives and retired clerks will surely be happy. Hide-and-seek pairs from the nearby (and faraway) colleges will definitely appreciate the grant. Certainly one of the most beautiful places in Mysore, the lake has seen it’s good and bad days. Last decade has seen quite some improvement, but more money from the state government will hopefully see much more of it.

Peaceful, serene and heavenly are just words. Nobody can describe the beauty of Kukkarahalli Lake in three paragraphs (or four or five….). Last year, when we were in Mysore for several months, my wife and I visited the lake so regularly. You get to see so many people and you get to hear so many stories. You see several birds and sing with them. Ahhhh, a poet’s paradise!!!

One other note. State government has put in 10 crores for Mysore Dasara and another 5 crores for the development of Vivekananda Youth Center. A Dakshina Kannada writer friend of mine once wrote, that of all the Kannadigas he has seen in America, Mysoreans are the most passionate about their city. Just trying to prove that here 🙂

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8 Comments on “A crore for Kukkarahalli”

  1. praneshachar Says:

    kudos to you far yest so near your concern to read the budget speech of CM cum FM of karnataka . You aassionate fan of mysore is elated to see the amont year marked for kukkarahalli kere. really great noew. we must read all look at ositives of ay

  2. Not A Witty Nick Says:

    Replace hakkis kalarava with gajibiji of morning walkers!

    People come in their SUVs, sedans, yella thara cars, scooterettes to walk here now, 7o’clock alli kaal iDakkaagalla ashtu jana(5.30 ge yaaru iralla sadhya!)

  3. mouna Says:

    i haven’t been there(don’t raise your eyebrows). but i do like that green patch on the way to crawford hall.
    ds, long time. how are u?

    not a witty nick: ashhtu yenu agolla.. pockets of solitude and bird songs can still be found..

  4. SHREE Says:

    Long time since I visited here… Nice reading you. I have 2 questions to you… Answer me if you don’t mind…
    1) Do you think Rs. 1crore will go into the development of KukkarahaLLi lake park? Is the administration / politicians so honest?
    2) According to you what can be done using that ONE CRORE, which will not hamper the beauty of the lake, which will not obstruct the natural environment there, and which is useful to the tourists ( I guess this One crore is for tourism development, and putting TORATORA or amusement park is not really supportive to the abovesaid objectives )
    Need your mail ID…

  5. Not A Witty Nick Says:

    mouna… your “agolla” is misplaced. 🙂

    When it happened for the first time I was startled, now I am habituated to that extra noise.

  6. Not A Witty Nick Says:

    Not so long time ago, it was around 6:45 AM, me and my cousin were walking through the thicket(which is the best part of the lake’s periphery,) sud-suddenlyi jOr maatu, auntygaLu, uncles with karkasha loud FM radios and following them peacefully were some athletes who were training! 😀

    You will find Mysore Who’s who walking/jogging in mornings and evenings. oLLedE!


  7. DS, KukkaraLLi kere and the fresh air.. wow what a combination..
    Great that 1 crore is released .. I remember once me and my friend went their at 5:30am planning practice music there but it was so many people around that we dropped it. Probably if ‘Not a Witty Nick’ was around , he would bash us.:-)

  8. krupa Says:

    This lake was the haven for so many budding love stories….We used to go for long walks there.ah!such fond memories….


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