Friday, September 22, 2006

Maaja Blog Naav.."From the Capital"

By now, i have been in Bombay (Mumbai) for three months and counting and must say, I like this place. (much like I liked Delhi and Bangalore; which means that I'll have a romantic view of the city, but find no romance in it!!!). As for the city, same for the language. Therefore.........

..........Marathi is a very fascinating language. Its not 'melodious' like Telugu or 'homely' like Tamil. Nor is it so 'chummy' as Kannada or 'easy' like English. But still its nice in a strange way that I cannot explain. Why I am I fascinated by Marathi? These are the following reasons:

1. The names of the buildings where I work in. Regularly - Prakashganga (The River of Light) and occasionally Prakashgarh (The fort/house of Light). Gives me the feeling as if I am in Shivaji's era.

2. The statement I see on almost every autorickshaw's rear: "Veej Vaachwa Bhaarniyaman Tala" --> Save Electricity and Escape Darkness. (I am damn sure about the first half, not so about the second)

3. My visit to Nagpur. I don't know why, but it struck some hidden memories of the good old Bangalore of the 1980s and 1990s.

3 comments:

murali said...

"House of Light" is it? Reminds me of "House of Love" and "House of Peace" of Orwell's 1984.

Nice new "About Me"

Nyscha said...

not like tamil?hmmm....moi always felt tamil and marathi had the similar kind of feel....to listen to,that is....

Anonymous said...

Hmm...telugu meldoious ?

what abt urdu man ? lovely isnt it ?