In the other thread on Gujarat HC ruling I said that though Gujarati is my mother tongue, I don't know to read and write fluently. It really is a shame but in the "practicality" of today to be educated to fight the world where English is more important. Hindi was the second language offered along with Kannada. Being from "outside" Hindi was the choice to make in Bangalore. In all this,my mother tongue was forgotten. Is this the case with many over here? It may be a case for those who leave their native area to pursue their dreams in another.