Kannada language today is damaged by people who migrate from other states to work in Karnataka. These aliens refuse to speak kannada even after living in Karnataka for several years. These are people who cause more damage to our language and culture than what British did to India and Indian culture. Let us examine their attitude a bit, before we go any further. They are easily distinguished from the rest of folks. They work in high-tech companies. When you see them in a coffee shop / grocery store, you can see that they don't utter a word in kannada, even with the server of the restaurant or the boy who packs stuff at the grocers. Watch closely, they would be talking in Tamil or other language very freely. When anyone confronts them with a question as to why they wouldn't speak in kannada, the answer is simple, "Why should I ?". When I was working in a Computer company in Bangalore, one of my colleagues and myself were talking in kannada in the break room. The group of colleagues (hailing from other parts , especially from Tamil Nadu) looked at us, as though we committed a crime by talking in Kannada. The looks turned slowly into a contemptuous whisper among themselves. Who on earth can tolerate such a behavior from colleagues ? We continued our conversation with an escalated tone to dampen their spirits a bit. Here is what kannadigas should do : 1. It is these people who have to be taught a lesson by forcing their managements to kick them out if they refuse/ to learn the basics of kannada language within 6 months. 2. All the companies(IT and other sectors included) should be warned to train their new hired work force from other states to learn and communicate in Kannda. 3. The apathy they show when you speak kannada in IT companies has to be curbed. They should not let the workers speak Tamil instead of English. They shouldn't be allowed to display disregard for the kannada speaking people in public places.