Friday, March 24, 2006

Secret to Survival : Maadifying our Life !

"Left maadi.."... "Right maadi.."......"Turn maadi...Stop maadi.."... "Why are you bent on speaking in Kannada??Am sure he can understand Hindi" ,I said,trying to control my never-ending giggles. It fell on the most deaf ears of my friend.Ok,thought the rest of us,let her have her way!
And when the auto driver took a neat right turn and parked his vehicle right behind our bus ,my friend beamed at us and said.."See...its as simple as that!! Look how well he got my message!"..
Now,if you wondered what I was talking about--I am talking about the favourite word of the non-kannada people staying in Bangalore-simple,omnipresent and "context free" Maadi.Which roughly translates to "do" in English.
The magic of this word which also happens to be the reason why non-kannada people go gaga about it and it is that it can be paired with almost any English word easily to make sense! For example,wouldn't you understand if I said "Iron maadi"..."Wash maadi"...and "Think maadi" ??
And if you thought it was restricted to only the personal chores,you are gravely mistaken ,dude. How would you react if I said that "maadi" can be paired with all the common words in the drop-down combo boxes available in Windows OS??? Don't believe it?? Try a few...Click on File ...try saying "New maadi" .."Open maadi"..."Save maadi".."Save as maadi"..."Close maadi".."Exit maadi".... :-) ...cool,ain't it??
So lets conclude,the very essence of life today in Bangalore is to "maadify" it to suit our needs! Hey,if todays blog sounds strange,adjust maadi...;-) cheers!

4 comments:

frahar... said...

ngooohahaha.....
good work soojada...
one post everyday...i jus want to know how long will u continue ...
;-)
anyway good posts da...
keep it up...
(divasena 1 chalu veetham post cheyyene...enna vaayanakkaru koodum..)

sandeep said...

good one today..

but now put ur duppatta on ur head to escape from blore natives.. :))

soorya said...

thanks harry and sandeep....
harry,more chalus will follow soon...sahikkaan ready aanenkil ezhuthaan njanum ready!
and sandeep,i hvn't written anything to be tagged as anti-b'lore native! nevertheless,i wil be careful ;-)

luvsanju said...

kollaalo...

"sakkatha ithe"

bejaar maadko beda.. thondro yenu illa..
summne blog maaadi !!

:-)

~Sanjeev

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