It's Official...

Interesting envelope in the mail came today...



So does this mean that I'm officially Indian? lol!

12 Response to "It's Official..."

  1. Filmbuff Says:
    November 26, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    Welcome to the Desi land! The image is not very clear - i wonder if that is punjabi or gujarati scrpt. Should be either of those coz punjus and gujjus abound in lare nos in Canada (no offense meant and said with all love and affection)

  2. shell says:
    November 26, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    If you click on it, it enlarges. I can't read script, so it could by either I suppose!

    I imagine it got sent to me because of my subscription to the Bollywood4U movie channel, but it still makes me laugh!

  3. bollyviewer says:
    November 26, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Yup, you are officially Indian! Just practise your namaste and mera naam Shell hai, and you are all set to visit India! :-D

    The letter is in Gurmukhi - the script used for writing Punjabi.

  4. shell says:
    November 26, 2009 at 10:07 PM

    I'd think I'd need a little more than that bollyviewer! What's Hindi for where's the bathroom?

    I'm really hoping to get Rosetta Stone shortly in the new year. They teach you to read script as well as speak Hindi. I wasn't aware there were several different types of script, though I should have known. Several movies I've seen show the title in lots of different styles of script. Is Gurmukhi the most common?

  5. bollyviewer says:
    November 26, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    "Bathroom" is a Hindi word! ;-) use any other word, and nobody would understand your Hindi!!!

    Indian languages dont always share the same scripts. Punjabi is written in Gurmukhi while Hindi is in Devanagiri, an entirely different script.

  6. shell says:
    November 27, 2009 at 6:34 AM

    Good to know!

  7. ajnabi says:
    November 27, 2009 at 8:19 AM

    LOL Too funny about the letter--and the bathroom! :-) Work on your Indian accent for the word, Shell. ;-)

  8. shell says:
    November 27, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    I practise every day ajnabi! ;)

  9. Filmbuff Says:
    November 30, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    What bollyviewer means is that some english words have become so common that other equivalent original words will not make sense to most indians - for eg in pure hindi bathroom could be "snan kagsh" or "Ghusal Khana" in urdu but nobody uses these words these days. Even in rest of India, bathroom is widely used in all languages.

  10. shell says:
    November 30, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    i imagine that's more common that one would realize?

  11. Daddy's Girl says:
    December 2, 2009 at 5:39 AM

    Yay, confirmation! ;-)

    It's really great that you're studying and learning Hindi with such enthusiasm, but don't feel like your Hindi has to be fluent before you can visit India and immerse yourself in that wonderful place. Trust me, you'll get by with even the most basic vocabulary... although I guess the thought of getting to practise your Hindi skills in India is probably a great incentive! Keep up the good work!

  12. shell says:
    December 2, 2009 at 7:43 AM

    Thanks Daddy's Girl. If only my Hindi was the only thing keeping me from India...I think it will take me several years to save up enough money to get there. I'm hoping to go for my 40th birthday, so at least I have a couple years to save. Until then I'll learn and practise.