Standing on the beach, looking at the ocean he questions - "ಈಗ tsunami ಬಂದ್ರೆ ಹೇಗಿರತ್ತೆ ಅಲ್ವ !"
Some good people offered us paid bike-rides to certain interesting places around Sirsi, Karnataka. 2 bikes - 5 ppl. Sitting as a pillion on one of the bikes, he interacts with the driver so much and asks him - "ನೀವು ಹೆಂಗ್ ರೀ ಇಷ್ಟು oLLeavru ?"
To counter the feeling of nausea, on a highway through hills - he tilts his head in the direction of the curve ... that's fine but he does that even at 4 am in the morning when the bus is out of Sagara, Karnataka. He's half asleep while he does his "headbanging" (as I like to call it) tilts his head for a curve and falls asleep ... I poke him, he wakes up immediately tilts his head the otherway saying "ನಾನು ಎದ್ದೆ ಇದ್ದೀನಿ" and falls asleep again.
Though we tease him that he exaggerates when he acknowledges something, deep down we all know every word of his exaggeration is heart felt.
Take any problem to him, he'll break it down and give you possible solutions ... and more importantly perspectives. Those perspectives will be flawless and the right thing. Call him gifted and he says, "ಕರ್ಮ! simple ಆಗಿ ಯೋಚನೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ರೆ ಜನ ಏನ್-ಏನೋ ಹೇಳ್ತಾರೆ." It is his birthday today ... the "child-like" mind and him ... ladies n gentleman ... this is Karun Nijaguna for you.
Happy birthday moms !!