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bjaypee
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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Any event in our life is generally valued in terms of numbers. First birthday, tenth year, Silver (25) / golden (50) / platinum (75) Jubilees, a century in cricket, thousand pillars in a temple, Lachathipathi (a lac) etc etc.

Similarly, to a website, the importance or rather the encouragement is in terms of the number of visitors to that site. In that sense, the number, a hundred thousand, 100,000 is very significant. To achieve that land mark for a website that focuses on a small tribal community with great traditions, confined within the four geographical boundaries called 'Seemay/ Naadu' in the beautiful blue mountains [the Nilgiris] known to Badagas as 'four' mountains [Naakku Betta], is a matter of great pride and honour.

A few years back, when you were craving for a website on or about Badaga, the only one was Rabin's www.badaga.com. The website made me wonder why not start a website or rather a blog on, of and about the Badagas of the Blue Mountains. To give more info on Badaga, the language and people.

What started as a hobby and the urge to give accurate, authentic and unknown information as a 'pay back' to the community I belong to and be proud of, has grown into an ambition and obsession. The more I dig into our history, origin, customs, culture, language and traditions the more is the motivation and the determination to give gleamed information to the youth of the community in particular and to the public in general.

Needless to say the journey is one heck of an unknown but highly interesting and satisfying one. The motivation and encouragement comes from the constant stream of comments that I receive every day.

More than anything else, the 'nasha' comes when I look at the number of visitors. More than a hundred visitors a day for so many days, months and years! Simply AMAZING !! There must be something right and interesting in what appears in the website www.badaga.in or rather, the weblog www.badaga.wordpress.com if I can boast of a hundred thousand visitors, nay honourable guests and friends so far. Special thanks to badaga.com for being the original trigger of the ambition that has been largely fulfilled.

All I can say, with hands folded and head bowed, THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart. And, let us remain to be proud Indians and proud Badagas .

Wing Commander Bellie Jayaprakash

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ravibalraj
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Dear BJP Sir,
Ondhu, Ompaththu Aagali,
Ondhu, Saavira Aagali,
Harachchava Kodali, Sogava Kodali,
Nooru Thumbi, Naadu Jaradhu, Dheera PooraNa Aagi,
OLLiththa Eththi, Hollava ThaLLi, Olagodho Ellaava Gedhdhu,
Sangatta Salippu Illaadhe,
Hoppa Dhaari, Bappa Dhaariyo, Edinjilu iLLaadhe,
KumbE Kudi Haradha Enge, Angaalu MuLLu Muriyaadhe,
Ko Endhu Korachchi, Bo Endhu Bokki,
Padipperi Mundhuga Hesareththi,
Paava Pariya Nodi, Olagadha (Badagara) Hesara Eththi
Badhukki Baarivi!!!

-ravi



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bjaypee
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Dear Ravi,

You have been a great source of motivation and encouragement. And thanks for quoting the Badaga blessings from the very same weblog http://badaga.wordpress.com/badaga-blessings/

Ninga 'harachannay ga appra thanks' [I am yet to find the exact Badaga word for 'English - Thanks or Tamil -Nanri']

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bjaypee
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

From the bottom of my heart…

…a big ‘ Thank You ‘ to all the visitors to my website http://badaga.in

It was a small step to sow the correct information about ‘ The Badagas of the Blue Mountains ‘.

And now, it has grown and spread out to attract a large number of friends like YOU.

We have crossed the mile stone of 150,000 visitors on 20-04-2011.

http://badaga.in , http://badaga.co and http://badaga-songs.info are some of my websites.

Thank you, and please visit the sites again!

- Wing Commander Bellie Jayaprakash (at Coonoor now)

ps: [I still maintain "what we DO NOT about Badagas is much more than what we know about them". Such is the beauty of our community.]

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