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Thursday, October 13, 2011

English to Hindi Translations

Big B had said in "Namak Halal", "English is a very funny language." Well, the same can be said about Hindi too. Especially, "Shuddh" Hindi. There are some absolutely absurd words in Hindi, which although literally correct, are never used in real life situations. 

Below is a list of commonly used English words with their literal translation in Hindi. 
(Statutory Warning: I shall not be held responsible, in case any reader breaks her/his teeth while trying to pronounce or memorize a word!)
  1. Cricket: Gol Guttam Lakad Battam De Danadan
  2. Cricket Test Match: Pakad Dandu, Maar Mandu, De Danaadan Pratiyogita
  3. Table Tennis: Lakdi Ke Phalak Kshetra Pe Le Takaatak De Takaatak or Chowpaiya Ke Upar Batti Ke Niche, De Fatafat Le Fatafat
  4. Lawn Tennis: Harit Ghaas Par Le Tada Tad, De Tada Tad
  5. Light Bulb: Vidyut Prakashak Kanch golak
  6. Traffic Signal: Aavat Jaavat Suchak Jhandaa
  7. Tea: Dugdh Jal Mishrit Sharkara Yukt Parvatiya (Pahaadi) Booti
  8. Train: Louh Path Gaamini Sahasra Chakrawali Shakat
  9. All Route Pass: Yatra Tatra Sarvatra Gaman Aagya Patra
  10. Railway Signal: Loh Path Gamini (Agni Rath) Aawagaman Suchak Yantra
  11. Railway Station : loh path gamini aawat javat vishram sthal
  12. Mosquito: Gunjanhaari Manav Rakt Pipasu Jeev
  13. Toilet Flush: Kiye Karaye Par Paani Fenk Dene Wala Yantra
  14. Cigarette: Shweta Patra Mandit Dhumra Shalakha
  15. Tie: Kanth Langoti
  16. Match Box: Ragdampatti Agni Utpaadan Peti
  17. Button: Ast Vyast Vastra Niyantrak
I will update this list as and when I can find out more such words. Meanwhile, have a smile on your lips. :)
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Murphy's Laws for Frequent Flyers

Well ... err... by this time we know that sh!# happens and quite a good amount of money can be made out of it in the process. And, when it comes to talking about shit, I mean, SH!#, Murphy has the sole proprietorship for devising all those laws. Here is a look at Murphy's Laws for Frequent Flyers:

1. No flight ever leaves on time unless you are running late and need the delay to catch the flight.

2. If you are running late for a flight, it will depart from the farthest gate within the terminal.

3. If you arrive very early for a flight, it inevitably will be delayed.

4. Flights never leave from Gate #1 at any terminal in the world.

5. If you must work on your flight, you will experience turbulence as soon as you touch pen to paper or finger to keyboard.

6. If you are assigned a middle seat, you can determine who has the seats on the aisle and the window while you are still in the boarding area. Just look for the two biggest passengers.

7. Only passengers seated in window seats ever have to get up to go to the lavatory.

8. The crying baby on board your flight is always seated next to you.

9. The best-looking woman on your flight is never seated next to you.

10. The less carry-on luggage space available on an aircraft, the more carry-on luggage passengers will bring aboard.

I have experienced empirical proofs to most of these laws. In first person!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Appraisal Discussion

An awesome video on Human Resource practices. I simply love this one and thought of sharing with everyone who would care to view this. Simply awesome and hilarious! Enjoy madi!!