Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Peanut Capsicum curry


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hindi Class

Here are some of the hindi words we learnt from our Guruji Sarmi. Thanks to her for her patience and interest in teaching us!
This email chain (our virtual hindi class) is not only very useful, it also makes our day really pleasant. There is this perfect sharing among us. I just wish it continues to keep our working days more lively and happening!

Abhinay - Act
sujhaav/badlaav - advice
dhophear - afternoon
akele - alone
hamesha - always
nahaana/snaan - bath 
sharir - body
vyast - busy
mauka - chance
badhalna - change 
dhoka - cheating
sayaani - clever/smart
badhai - congrats
sudhaarti - corrections
sardi-khaasi - cough-cold
Naach - dance
khatarnak - dangerous
Alag - different
vibhinna - difference
mushkil - difficult
Gayab ho jaana - disappear
asaani - easily
shaam - evening
samjhao - explain 
mehesoos - felt
bukhaar - fever
jhagda - fight
kshama - forgiveness
mazaak - fun
tohfa - gift
mangalkar - greetings
nafrat - hate
tabiyat - health
madad - help
asha - hope
Magar/Par - If
fahmi - impression
tarakki - improve
upakaran - ingridients
dilchaspi - interest
utsah - interest
jawaab - answer/reply
dher - late
hasna - laugh
sunna - listen
khub - lot
Shaayad - maybe
davai - medicine
galthi - mistake
subah - morning
nadaan - innocent
padosi - neighbours
Khabar - news
pari - angel
hissa - participate
angoan - parts
Khel - play
rakhna - to keep
Safaltha - Prosperity
taang kheechenge - pulling legs
Intezaam - ready
aaram - rest
Daud - run
daatne - scold
mel - similarity
halat - situation
barf - snow
isliye - so
aalsi - somberi
keechna - take
vapas - takeback
swadith - tasty
aansuon - tears
lagta - think/thought
khayal - thought
vakt - time
taak gaye - tired
thakaan - tiredness
koshish - try
Ubalna - Boil
sabzi - vegetables
shakahaari - vegeterian
khabar - Vishayam
inthazaar - wait
Tahalna/paidhal - Walk
barbaad - waste
Saptaah - week
Kab - when
jahan - wherever
shabdh - word
Ghabrao - worry
ghoomne - wander

Body parts
Mooh - Mouth
Naak - Nose
Aaakh - eyes
hont - lips (u can hear it in hindi songs, i dont know how to write hont in english)
kaan - ear
sir - head
baal - hair
gala - neck (u can use it on ur husband, main tumhara gala daba doongi :))) 
haath - hands
payr - legs

1.Tomato - Tamatar (tamil it is thakkali, but hindi they say similiar to tomato only)
2. Potato - Aloo
3. Onion - Pyaaz
4. Ginger - Adrak
5. Garlic - Lehsoon
6. Chilli - Mirchi
7. Brinjal - Baigan
8. Cauliflower - Gobi / PhoolGobi (Phool - Flower, since it looks like a flower so Phool Gobi)
9. Cabbage - Pathha Gobi
10. Lady's Finger - Bhindi
11. Capsicum - Shimla Mirch
12. Carrot - Gajar (famous as in "Gajar ka Halwa")
13. Mint - Pudina
14. Cilantro - Dhania

1. Sunday - Ravi-vaar
2. Monday - Som-vaar
3. Tuesday - Mangal-vaar
4. Wednesay - Budh-vaar
5. Thursday - Guru-vaar
6. Friday - Shukra-vaar
7. Saturday - Shani-vaar

sweet - meetha
sour - khatta
spicy/hot - teekha
bitter - kazhva

Friend - Dost
Father - Pita/Baba/Papa
Mother - Ma
Brother - Bhai
Sister - Bahan

Elder Sister - Didi
Elder Sister's Husband - Jija-ji
Elder Brother- Bhaiya
Elder Brother's Wife - Bhabhi

Grandfather (Father side) - Dada-ji
Grandmother (Father side)- Dadi-ji
Grandfather (Mother side) - Nana-ji
Grandmother (Mother side)- Nani-ji

Father's Younger Brother - Chacha-ji
Father's Younger Brother's wife - Chachi
Father's Elder Brother - Tau-ji
Father's Elder Brother's wife - Tai-ji
Father's Sister - Bua
Father's Sister's Husband - Phoopha-ji

Mother's Brothers - Mama
Morthers Broher's Wife - Mami
Mother's Sister - Mausi
Mother's sister husband - Mausa-ji

Husband - Pathi
Wife - Patni
Husband/wife's Mother - Saans
Husband/wife's Father - Sasur
Husband's Younger Brother - Devar
Husband's Younger Brother Wife - Devarani Husband's Elder Brother - Jetth-ji Husband's Elder Brother wife - Jetthani-ji Husband's sister - Nanad

phal - fruits
aam - mango (madhu ne kaha)
kela - banana
seb - apple
santara - orange
angoor - grapes
chiku - whats the english for this , oh god i dont rmber :)
papitha - papaya
nariyal - coconut

jaanwar (animals )
kuttha - dog
billi - cat
sher - tiger
chuha - rat
bhaloo - bear
hiran - deer
mor/morni (male/female)  - peacock
gai - cow
bhays [bheh-s] - buffalo
bakra - goat
bandar - monkey

Friday, January 9, 2009

Anoushka - Ajith,Shalini's kutti Angel

The Man Rules

I got this one as a forward recently. I need to accept that these are 100% true :-)

The Man Rules­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down

Finally, the guys' side of the story.
(I must admit, it's pretty good.)
We always hear ' the rules'
From the female side.

Now here are the rules from the male side.

These are our rules!
Please note.. These are all numbered ' 1 '

1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports It's like the full moon
Or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.
Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one

1. You can either ask us to do something
Or tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials..

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched.
We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say 'nothing,' We will act like nothing's wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... Really .

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as Hockey or Football.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.