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An appeal to my readers

My beloved readers, when I took the most powerful head on, when I continued to write against Islamic terrorism despite some elements of muslim community openly threatened me to kill, when I continued the war against religious conversion, you all stood by me, enouraged me, loved me like never before. You all know, I had… put my life into risk and wrote my column week after week for 11 long years.  In this 11 years, I was virtually fired from job atleast 6 times, I was subjected to abusive utterances, But my mentor Vish Bhat was my savior all along. Now I am fighting a personal battle against RB, who is belittling all of us in his toilet tissue paper. Guyz, please don’t advise me keep quiet or ingone. After all, as I said earlier, I am not Srikrishna to forgive Shishupala untill he commits 101 mistakes. Step into my shoes for a while, you will understand…

173 Responses to “An appeal to my readers”

  1. MANSOOR ILAHI says:


    If ever any one amongst you all is adding suffixes “ISLAM” to terrorism then you all are under dark and surely you will be witnessing the pain in your respective lives I Promise. I don’t damn mind if you put your words on pak or any country that troubles our innocent INDIANS. But you are involving infinite beliefs of people which is more painful than being killed in this terror attacks.

    Please I request you people to stop pulling out the sentiments of any religion this can result in terrorism within the country and this could benefit others.

  2. agosuke says:

    priya prataap simha,
    shree vishveshvara bhattaru ondomme vijaya karnatakada sampaadakeeyadalli ‘ANDE PIRKI”ya bagge barediddaru. aa abhidaanakke atyanta sookthavaagi hondokolluva vyakti andare eethane.

  3. Guruprasad Gowda says:

    What exactly is going on?? I just know u and v.bhat were writing popular columns and all of sudden it stopped. I dont think RB is the owner of Vijaya Karnataka. why do you fear for a toerag like him… We all know no man in his right mind would read and carry hai bangalore with him. Please continue writing in VK.

  4. Madhusudan says:

    ನಿಮ್ಮ ಲೇಖನಗಳು ಬರಿ ರಾಜಕೀಯಕ್ಕೆ ಸಿಮಿತವಗಿರದೆ ಕ್ರೀಡೆ , ಕಲೆ , ವಿದೇಶ , ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ , ಧರ್ಮ ,ಜಾತಿ ಹಾಗು ಇನ್ನಿತರ ವಿಷಯಗಳಿಂದ ಕೂಡಿರುತ್ತದೆ .. ನಾನು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಲೇಕನಗಳಿಂದ ಬಹಳ ವಿಷಯಗಳನ್ನು ಕಲಿತಿರುತ್ತೇನೆ ..ದೇಶಪ್ರೇಮ ಹಾಗು ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಸಾರುವ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಬರಹಗಳು , ನಾವು ದೇಶದಿಂದ ಬಹುದೂರ ಇದ್ದರು ದೇಶಪ್ರೇಮವನ್ನ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸುತ್ತಿದೆ .. ಇಂದಿನ ಭಾರತ ಪ್ರಪಂಚದಲ್ಲೇ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಯುವಕ ಹಾಗು ಯುವತಿಯರಿಂದ ತುಂಬಿ ತುಳುಕುತ್ತಿದೆ ..ನಮ್ಮ ಭಾರತ ಎಲ್ಲ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ಬಹಳ ಮುಂದುವರೆದ್ದಿದು , ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣ ನಮ್ಮ ಹಿರಿಯ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ನಾಯಕರುಗಳ ( ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರೀ , ಪಟೇಲ್ ಇತರರು ) ಹಾಗು ಇತರ ಕೈಗರಿಕೊದ್ಯಮಿಗಳ(ಟಾಟಾ ಇತರರು ) ಮುಂದಾಲೋಚನೆ ಯಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ .. .. ಮುಂಡೋದು ದಿನ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಶಕ್ತಿ ಶಾಲಿ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರವಾಗಿ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣವಾಗುವುದು ಖಂಡಿತ .

    ಒಂದು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಕಾರ್ಯವನ್ನು ಮಾಡುವಾಗ ಬಹಳ ತೊಂದರೆ ಹಾಗು ನಿಂದನೆಗಳು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯವಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ … ಇಂದಿನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳು ಯಾವುದೇ ಶಕ್ತಿಶಾಲಿ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿ ಹಾಗು ಪ್ರಭಲ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಖಂಡಿಸಲು ಹಿಂಜರಿಯುವಾಗ , ನಿಮ್ಮ ಲೇಖನಗಳು ತಪ್ಪನ್ನು ಖಂಡಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಇವೆ ..

    ನಿಮ್ಮ ಲೇಖನಗಳು ಇಂದಿನ ಯುವ ಜನತೆಗೆ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನವಾಗಲಿ .. ನಾನು ಮತ್ತು ನನ್ನ ಗೆಳೆಯರು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಬೆತ್ತಲೆ ಜಗತ್ತು ಹಾಗು ಇತರ ಲೇಖನ ಗಳಿಗೆ ಪ್ರತಿಬಾರಿ ಕುತೂಹಲದಿಂದ ಕಾಯುತಿರುತ್ತೇವೆ.

    ಮಧುಸೂದನ್ . ಸರಿ ಕೌಂಟಿ , ಇಂಗ್ಲೆಂಡ್

  5. Hemanth Krishnan says:

    Good going bro…. Teach that so called editor of a so called newspaper a good lesson…..

  6. pradeep says:

    RB he is big fucker! I Support for the above but not for the articles which u wrote against swamiji . . . I love to read yo articles . .

  7. kumar says:

    Good Work Pratap…. you are Lion dont get scare from Dogs keep moving……

  8. Aravind Pattar says:

    Hello Pratap,
    I haven’t seen any worse guy than RB, he who sells his articles adding sex objects to attract youth, blackmails people for black money in order to not write about them.
    “RB emba arehuchcha” was an ultimate article by you 🙂 And have read many more countless articles which were used to be published in VK under column “Bettale jagattu”.
    People need to be awaken, you wouldn’t probably be surprised to know that some people (example: slum people in our town) still believe they vote to Indira Gandhi !!!! Our very own housemaid didn’t believe when I said Indira Gandhi was died in 1983 !!! To what extent our people and so our country is lagging behind?? How many generations we need to pass to let all of them know what actually CONGRESS is?? What their true nature is .. ! I literally have stopped reading news papers and watching news. It really irritates me, when I read/watch news about our very own Politicians and worthless rumors of movie stars. WE NEED MANY ARTICLES FROM YOU .. WE NEED MANY MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU.
    I actually admire the people who know Pratap simha and his article “bettale jagattu”. And I was upset to read about ur resignation to VK .. however when I read this:
    Guyz, wait for few more days or months, we will come up with something really BIG. Have faith in our ability and integrity.
    felt somewhat easy :))
    expecting from you 🙂

    take care,
    warm regards
    Aravind Pattar

  9. Girish Karadalli says:

    v all always support u.. you are doing very good job by writing articles abt sensitive issues which everyone should know.


  10. Rashmi Karadalli says:

    Your articles are superb.. i m regular reader of ur articles.

  11. Chirag Gowda says:

    Pratap i hav a request for you.I think you Know Mr.Madhukar Shetty I.P.S
    before he has posted as a S.P in CKM.and allof us know the way he works and fight for corruption.He is a gem of person
    So But know he is in Lokayukta,my question is whhy the hell our Government is not usin such efficient officer in Front Line from past 2 years he is in lokayukta for no use

    So i kindly request you to bring this to the notice of People and Government


  12. Rashmi Karadalli says:

    hi pratap sir
    yesterdy ur article abt kargil was very very inspiring. continue ur writing sir

  13. suresh says:

    Hi Pratap,
    I like your comments the way you present. you are exposing what’s happening. i wish if you would write about V SOMANNA who once was a clerk in janatha bazaar who stole money and was caught and lost his job today he his talking about Santosh hegde. can you get more info about somanna and expose his illegal activities and how he made money.

  14. pooja says:

    I’m a great fan of journalism by heart (though unfortunately being a science student) ma mom does get RB’s paper just to read few of his articles. He does have a skill i will not comment upon but i’v read his comments and his new way of criticism which i’v not appreciated. Also I feel its a desperate attempt to put u across after u started pouting about the Brothers(with whom he is associated). Lookin at the sizes of property he’s making in the area of his office premises he’ll over ride the established politician in that area. I waited for nearly for a month thinking that u have taken a holiday. Only lately realising that u r not associated with VK. Though missing ur articles o paper. Happy to c them on the net.

    All the best.

  15. R.acharya says:

    @pooja-eega pratap avru kannada prabhak ke bandidaare..
    v.bhat,radhakrishna bhadti,tyagaraj ellaru kp alle wrk maadta irodu.

  16. Vishwanath N says:

    Hi Prathap,

    Ravi Belageri had good impression till he talked with Davud , more over he broad casted the same to the whole karnataka , then i came to know about the Ravi Belagere what cheap crap he is ? .

  17. chandu sharma says:

    ಪ್ರತಾಪ್ ಜಿ,
    ನಿಮ್ಮೊಂದಿಗೆ ನಾವಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ನಿಮ್ಮ ಹರಿತವಾದ ಲೇಖನಿಯಿಂದ ಬಾಂಬ್ ಗೆ(RB) ಕಿಡಿ ಇಡಿ,,,, ಸತ್ಯವೇ ಗೆಲ್ಲುತ್ತದೆ.

  18. Raghu.S.P says:

    Guru thale kedsikolbedappa … inthoru padagala jothe aadra madthare…,,, Half knowledge is always Dangerous…Nai boglatha irtave,,, U carry on . All d best

  19. Praveen says:

    Hi Pratap,

    I am a continues reader of your articles. I have read articles of RB too. No doubt both of you are good writers. But, it looks that RB is not able to digest your growth as a good writer in Kannada Journalism. Also, i can clearly see his double standards on many ocassions.

    A person was required to counter RB. I wish you all the very best in this battle. Thrash that fellow.


  20. Harihar Bhat says:

    Did you come to Kengeri Satellite Town yesterday ( 04.09.2011, Sunday) at about 5 pm with two of your friends?

  21. divivinay says:

    dear pratapji
    see there is the saying where there is the will there is the way.
    and its true, supporting you see made all of us happy, we all with you,, you have good aim, and your thought is very very clear like water…… when you do a good work thousands will be there to discourage you,, because normal man can not understand,,,, only an extra ordinary can know the value of the pearl…
    you are the gem,,,, today we all need a young leader like you,,,,
    god bless you,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and have courage keep moving,

  22. santhosh m says:

    BOGOLO NAYI KACHALLA, KACHOO NAYI BOGOLALA.., so pls dont this of this persons, they r chelas of some political party

  23. LAXMAN says:



  25. sudha g k says:

    At present, there is a huge shortage of straight forward writers in the media, to some extent that gap was filled up by people like you,VB,SLB, papu etc. we kanndiga are, in that sense we are lucky. In our neighboring states people dont have such writers nor the public has got the taste for it.
    you don’t have to worry about such elements whose job is to find flaws in only Hindus and Hindu religious heads, the elements who don’t have any guts to tell the truth of other religions, what they can do to you?.
    I agree that there are many people over there to oppose you but are there any one who can challenge your views and facts? truth cannot be challenged.
    the people who supports persons like teesta setalvad, what sort of social concern we can expect from them?
    I saw one of your fans expressing concerns that brahmins are targeting you. I dont know what sort of brahmin is RB is, by virtue of what, by birth, by practice, by culture, by values?. i dont think he fits any one of these.i too belongs to brahmin community, iam proud fan of you. rather than diluting the issue with bringing subcastes here, we should unitedly say that we are hindus.
    we subscribed kannada prabha once we came to know that you are writing there.
    when honesty and truth are with you,then you dont have to fight for success, infact sucess will find you. I think the comment has become big enough that i shold stop here. thank you and all the best, we are with you.

  26. Kamalesh Jain says:

    Hi Pratap,

    Why can’t you join politics, Because todays politics needs people like you.

    People use to say politics is a dirty game, But what i believe is ” Politics is not a dirty game, but players are dirty”

    Please think over it.

  27. Umesh JR says:

    Hi pratpji,

    Do what u fell right..
    We are there to support u….

  28. vinayak says:

    we are always with yu brother:)
    not just a dialogue i mean t..

  29. Praveen says:

    Hi Pratap,

    Quite honestly, I feel lucky enough to read ur articles. They are real eye openers.

    There is a popular Kannada proverb – “SegaNi ge kall esidare, sidiyod mukhakke”.

    RB is a jerk, alot of people know it. He’z js trying to achieve his personal benefit by targeting you. Better don’t entertain him.

    M saying it bcoz I see alot of good folks getting their image tarnished by fighting with some dirty a$$ (you know it better). Dont let it happen to you.

    You have taken the standards of journalism to a new level. Dont let any of your personal issues blur that.

    Always look forward to your writings.

  30. hello!
    prathap after all v r hindus personally tooo much n much m proud of u sir pls write in VK cus without u tat paper is like raddhi wich is der in scrap market pls prathap u just write n dont care bot any stupid mockers…………………………………

  31. sangamesh k says:

    india needs ur articles not only karnataka… so pls do step into national newspapers…
    inspired n motivated many times by ur articles to look at journalism… u r d youth icon… keep going… al d best..:)

  32. Vinay TR says:


  33. S.SREENIVAS says:

    Dear Pratap, we are all with you, please tell what we have to do we will come out openly in support of you.

  34. Tilak says:

    Dear Pratap,

    We will be with yoy for ever….
    Wherever you go, you will find hardels like this…. but still u keep moving… Not only we are with you, you have god blessess……
    !all the very best!
    If possible, pls share your contact number… Landline number

  35. Pradeep says:

    Hi Pratap,
    RB is a real hypocrite. He’s someone who thinks like “Nammoornalli Naanobne Jaana” anno thara. I wonder how can he have such a huge fan following. Nam jana buddivantharaagabeku. Enanteera?

  36. ಜಯಸಿಂಹ says:

    ನಿಮ್ಮ ಜತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಾವಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಅಂತರಜಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಕದ್ದು ಬರೆಯುವ ರವಿಗೆ ನೀವು ತಲೆ ಕೆಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಡಿ. ನೀವು ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸತ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ನಿಷ್ಟುರ ಲೇಖನಗಳನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ.

  37. Ravi k says:

    Go Ahead “satyameva jayathe”.

  38. Ganasudha says:

    Dear Pratap Sir,
    I m seeing this cunning activities of RB from a long time. I m waiting for the day when hai b’lore ll not publish. U would ve done this long before. Proceed. Do what u feel is right. All the best Sir

  39. Manjunatha P says:

    You are in Right WAY…!!

    Never Mind for others comment about you…

    You Know The History, Veera Savarkar also got comment as “Desh Drohi” from our society….
    But, We know that No one Hide the truth.

    You Rock in Your Own way… we support you Physically… If possible Mentally…:):)

  40. venkey says:

    hi sir,
    really am a big fan of RB,since from last few year i use to read his articles so much interestly.i use read ur articles since from last few months am impress after all seeing these comments really i cont believe RB is like this?but still i addicted to read his articles that much am fan of him…now a day while reading his hi bangalore more than that article letter am seeing these comments ur articles about him am really confuse wheather wt he his writing is truth or lie….etthavarige eggana muddu andha hage RBne sari anno hage yake feel agtha idiyo gotila…plz make clear pratapsir ji…..i would like to become a writer but rather than that i would like to be a good reader…pratapji ist dina just like madtha iddonu first time comment madostu durya thumbidiri nim barvanigeinda we r expecting more and more all the best sir…and hoping for the best..frds any suggestion or confous am feel free to accept..

  41. puneetha.s. says:

    Prathap sir ……….

  42. Girish Raj M V says:

    We support you… be cool
    play with your little daughter and be happy my friend..

  43. Shivasharam says:

    Dear sir
    i dont have any comments but
    i pray to god that, “dustara virudha horadoke devaru nimage innashtu shakti kodli”
    We support you sir……..

  44. Shivasharan says:

    you are the most daring journalist………..

  45. Kusuma K says:

    Dear Sir,

    I support you and also I pray for you. Keep it up. Please i beg you don’t stop your YUDDA. Sathya Meva Jayathe.

  46. Kusuma K says:

    Dear Sir,

    I support you and also I pray for you. Keep it up. Please i beg you don’t stop your YUDDA. Sathya Meva Jayathe.

  47. ಚಿನ್ಮಯಿ ಹರ್ಲಾಪುರ says:

    ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ ಪ್ರತಾಪ್ ಸಿಂಹರವರಿಗೆ,
    ನಿಮ್ಮ article ಅನ್ನು ಚಿಕವ್ನಿದ್ದಾಗಿನ್ದನೂ ಓದುತ್ತಾಬಂದಿರುವೆ,
    ಆ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಬಾರದ RB ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಲೆ ಕೆಡ್ಸ್ಗೊಬೇಡಿ,
    ಅವನು ತನ್ನ ಹಸಿ ಬಿಸಿ ಬರಹದಿಂದ,
    ನಿಮ್ಮಂತಹ ಪ್ರಭುದ್ದ ಬರಹಗರರನ್ನ ಏನು ಮಾಡಲಿಕಗೋದಿಲ್ಲ……
    so, don ‘t worry about those immature writers and time pass writers…
    and continue your
    “”ಧರ್ಮ ಯುದ್ದ””
    ನಾವೆಲ್ಲಾ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಜೊತೆ ಇರ್ತೇವೆ….

    ನಿಮಗೆ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದಾಗಲಿ,
    ಕ್ರಾಂತಿ ಚಿರಾಯುವಾಗಲಿ,

    ಜೈ ಹಿಂದು………..

  48. jyothi says: are wonderful, genuine and talented journalist.. why should you spare yourself for something not worth your time? you are beyond ordinary folks..keep focused on your work.

  49. Pandu Naik says:

    Hi Prathap sir, I am a very big fan of you . . .every one know how cheap minded this Ravi B is, he will do anything for money. . .he manufactures news,
    I request you to continue the battle sir. . .we’ll stand after you. . .Jai Bhavani

  50. Parimal Kumar says:

    Hi Pratap,

    I have searched you mail ID but not able to findout. Hence i am writing here.

    From Last 7 days, TimesofIndia is writing nonsence aritcles about Tiurpati (i hope you have already noticed it)

    Please refer the below mail for details –

    Can you please write an article on this and show the protest against TOI

    Thanks in advance