Thursday, 6 December 2007

One conversation. Many connotations.

“Aap itney dino sey kahan thi? Aap dikhi nahi.”*

“Aap bhi toh nahi hotey they wahan. Waisey aajkal thora late ho jaati hoon. Shayad isliye….”

Senario 1
Maybe it’s a dialogue between two forbidden lovers who have been denied the pleasure of seeing each other everyday. They have now devised a way to see each other and talk to each other somehow. This is a snatch of that conversation.

Senario 2
Maybe he sees her at the bus stop everyday. She acknowledges his gaze. But both never had the courage to speak to each other. She hasn’t been coming for the past few days. One fine day he sees her again. And decides to speak to her.

Senario 3
I spot my regular auto rickshaw wallah as I am getting late to work and frantically trying to flag down a rickshaw. With a beaming smile I jump into the auto and proceed to have this conversation.

People, take your pick!

* Translation for non-Hindi speaking readers

“Where were you? I haven’t seen you in so many days.”

“Even you weren’t there. But these days I come a little late. Maybe that’s why…”


Anonymous said...


I will say that the post labels will tell, won't they?


n.aka.zephyr said...

Salut F2I!
yes the post label says it all :)
but i wish you understood hindi because though translation in english is correct... the subtle nuances of hindi can't be put into english....

Anonymous said...


Oh I am still french enough to got it right. It is good enough to start a novel. Sautet may have made a moovie on this. May be even Godard.

Pyar ek ki kahani. Lol


Kamesh said...

Hi N :)

Nice imaginations I must say.. But there are more situations where this conversation would fit the bill..

I can remember instances when I was involved in those.. and it was never a case of forbidden lovers or bus stop or auto-rickshaw :D:D

Hw r u, btw??

Take Care :)

n.aka.zephyr said...

Wow...thanks... Am I am very impressed with your Hindi :)

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey Kamesh
I am doing good!! how abt u??
What kind of situations were you in?? hmmm... share with us here.... :D :D

Prasad said...

hhhmmm so u go late to work eh!!! so i guess u got promoted and u can go late! howz tht for perception! :DDDDD whrz da party :DDD

n.aka.zephyr said...

nope... i didn't get promoted... :D
its just that i manage to be a few minutes late to work half the time...
almost everyone at the work place is quite punctual except yours truly!

Prasad said...

LOL...LOL!!! same here :DDDD

n.aka.zephyr said...

long live our tribe of late comers!!!! :D :D

Anonymous said...

Don't get impressed. It is just the title of a song I knew. My Hindi is more than basic.

moai said...


pour info

it s a bit messy but it is there. lol

n.aka.zephyr said...

I read your new blog and left a comment there... though can't see it :|
And maybe next time you can try leaving a comment in Hindi... that would be intéressant :)

dharmabum said...

a very interesting set of choices there - neatly put.

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hi dharmabum,
welcome to my blog!
they are all interesting and can start a story :D

Shady said...

Auto wala as lover ? that would really take the cake and will fit nicely into story

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey Shady
welcome to this blog :)
and auto walla as lover?????
nahiiiiiiiii!!!!! (in true filmi style) :D :D :D