AFAIK India does not have any National language. English and Hindi are both official languages. But there are many who think Hindi is the National language. Is there any basis for it ?
Sumit touches his parents feet. This is a sign of respect. There's a deeper meaning to it that I honestly am not too familiar with (also not sure why he's crossing his arms).
Mom: I don't like Jenny at all. Never did, never will. I won't let him stay with her anymore and I'm going to take Sumit with me.
Jenny: *extremely fucking excitedly* Hello, hello!
Mom: /: hey.
Jenny: I'll take some pani too.
Jenny: Looking beautiful.
Mom: Thank you.
*Jenny's Talking Head*
Sumit: And, how is everything?
Mom: It's fine.
Sumit: Do you want more?
Dad: That's enough.
Mom: I came here because- I came to bring you back.
Dad: This has been going on for many days. I thought, "Okay, that's fine." But it's been enough time now. I think we should go back.
Mom: Let's go now.
Dad: Yep, let's go.
Sumit: I won't live with you. I can't go home now. Let's cut to the point. It's a straightforward matter. I went to a lawyer to ask about the wedding and he said I could just get married. He said that your parents don't have a say in the matter and they will be shot down in their first objection. I said, "No, the thing is that I won't get married without [my parents] permission." That's why I called you here today. I want to convince you and show you that I am happy. If I'm happy then you be happy. I'm asking for permission again.
Jenny: *goofy ass smile and awkward nodding*
Mom: No. Absolutely not.
Mom: I won't be happy in your wrong happiness.
Sumit: Even the laws don't say I'm doing anything wrong.
Mom: There is no law bigger than that of your mother and father.
Sumit: I'm thinking of marrying her.
Mom: Marriage? The day you get married, that will be the day that you will have to pass over our corpses.
*ad, Deavan's shit, Brittany's shit, ad, more Brittany's shit, cheesestick shit, Melyza's single tear, ad, Avi's baptism and bread wrapping party, ad*
Mom: The day that you get married, remember this, teri kasam.
*Kasam is such a weird fucking concept and hard to translate. It is basically an oath or promise that you can call out and if someone breaks that oath it will do irrevocable damage to them like death. What I've heard most commonly is people swearing upon themselves as a threat. The funny thing about this is that the mom swore upon her son... So if he breaks this "oath/promise" he will suffer and or die. This is just a really weird concept to explain,... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am tired of celebrities and now their kids acting like they can’t speak hindi/ any regional language. Its a clear indication that they only speak to people of their social strata and do not have any conversation with the working class of the city/region where they live.
I’m sure we all know people like that in real lives too and it makes me think about the kind of interaction they have with their house help/drivers/ people generally not from their social class.
Ananya pandeys sister, maheeps son, all of them proudly said on screen - Oooh I cant speak in hindi which i find ridiculous. Even Maheep struggled to talk in hindi to their house help. Why?
Ps- this is not a hindi only conversation but whatever is the local language of the place like marathi, tamil, kannada, whatever.
I wish to express something that may make me very unpopular among many people, but since I believe it is the truth, I will say it. I was never in a popularity contest and have often said things that have made me very unpopular.
The truth is that Hindi is an artificially created language, and is not the common man's language, even in the so-called Hindi-speaking belt of India. The language of the common man in the cities of the Hindi-speaking belt is not Hindi but Hindustani or Khadiboli (in rural areas, there are a large number of different dialects e.g., Avadhi, Brijbhasha, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Maghai, Mewari, Marwari, many of which Hindustani speakers will not even understand).
To explain the difference between Hindi and Hindustani, we may take a simple example. In Hindustani, we say Udhar dekhiye (look there). But for the same in Hindi, we say Udhar avlokan keejiye. Now, the common man will never say avlokan, and will always say dekhiye.
Up to 1947, Urdu was the language of the educated class of all communities in large parts of India, whether they were Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and other communities, while Hindustani was the language of the uneducated common man (in urban areas).
The British rulers artificially created Hindi through their agents like Bhartendu Harishchandra, as part of their divide-and-rule policy, and propagated the claim that Hindi is the language of Hindus, while Urdu is the language of Muslims (though, as mentioned previously, Urdu was the common language of both Hindus and Muslims among the educated class up to 1947).
To create this artificial language, what the Hindi bigots (who were objectively British agents) did was to hatefully replace Persian or Arabic words, which had entered common usage, by Sanskrit words, which were not in common usage (and so were difficult to understand).
I may give an illustration. Once, when I was a justice of the Allahabad High Court, a lawyer who would always argue in Hindi presented a petition before me titled Pratibhu Avedan Patra. Although my mother tongue is Hindustani (since I have lived most of my life in Uttar Pradesh), I could not understand this, so I asked the learned counsel what did the word Pratibhu mean. He replied it meant bail. I said he should have used the word 'bail' or zamanat, which everybody understood, instead of the word Pratibhu, which nobody understood.
Similarly, once while taking a morning walk in the Cantonment area of Allahabad, I saw a board on which it was written Pr... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am a Native speaker of Hindi and English and also from Delhi. Delhi is famous for the curse words my state can produce. I am currently very broke hence I am turning to this. I will teach you case specific Hindi curse words. Like let's say you want to call someone and curse at them like a god and leave them in awe while you do it. While English Curse word works, Hindi can take things to an extreme level. You tell me who and why you want to curse someone and I'll teach you what you should say and how to say it. 5 dollars an hour. It should take an hour at max and if well the case is too big then 2 hours.
I'm an Indian Bengali., aka, i learnt to write and read Hindi in school only. Thus im really good with devangiri script. now for some reason i was going through anything and everything about northeast india, then sikkim then idk how to nepal. and nepali just sounded like bengali with crazy accent. (bengali already has endless dialects , to such a crazy point that a jharkhandi bengali speaking person can never understand what a sylheti bengali (bangladesh ) person is saying ).
after that i watched a few nepali movies/webseries. reading came of much easier tbh.
nepali is really really similar to bengali. i guess that's cause of the indo aryan background and sanskrit origin. but damn i never knew. reading nepali felt like reading bengali in hindi script.
Edit : it was my dear mistake making a post in r/nepal. Never again. Damn i really thought you guys were better than us
Aditya Chopra's filmography post DDLJ isn't enviable. Mohabbatein may have worked to some extent because of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi had all the Yashraj tropes, be it Shah Rukh Khan, a multi-heroine song (phir milenge chalte chalte), Punjabi background, or average songs but there was nothing exceptional about the film. The less said the better about the kissing spree in Befikre. Did we crown Aditya Chopra too soon?
Shoot me if i hurt your frigile ego.
for some , atleast hindi mo makikita ang mga annoying mong pinsang mayayabang, ung mga tito mong lasegro, at mga tita mong panay ang tanong kung kailan ka ikakasal na akala mo sila ang gagastos. Peaceful holiday celebration.
Happy New Year to all!
How is the subtitles of the show.
If there is one film that you hope will never, ever be picked up and remade in Hindi which one would it be?