About Us

On Jan 17, 2008, Kiran Batni began Karnatique as the English blog of Banavasi Balaga, a think-tank dedicated to all matters Kannada, Kannadiga and Karnataka. Kiran wrote nearly all the blog posts from day one to Sep 12, 2013.

Karnatique was never intended to be Kiran's personal blog. He gave out several requests for others to join in, but somehow it never really became a multi-author blog. For this and other reasons, Karnatique went into hibernation on Sep 12, 2013.

This changed on April 6, 2015 when Priyank Kattalagiri and Sandeep Kambi agreed to revive the blog and continue Karnatique's mission of bringing quality English content from the Kannadiga viewpoint.

So, as they say, we're back in business!