Over the years I have ceded my living room more times than C P and Berar has been ceded in the annals of Indian history!
Now that English is a global language, with non-native speakers outnumbering native speakers, it has taken on a life of its own in non-English-speaking countries, and the question of correctness, of who owns English, is taking on a new spin.
We had done extensive research about job interviews by turning to our primary source of information — Hindi movies. What we saw reassured us greatly. All one had to do was to sit in a cabin and sign some papers after getting selected! That was what Jeetendra did in the movie.
The other day an sms growled at me: ‘Could you do a guest post for my blog? You can write on anything,’ ( in corresponding sms lingo of course) Now if you are wondering how an sms can growl and if I have some latest gadget that allows ‘speaking sms’ or something, let me enlighten […]
It is time for the saas-bahu serials to take a break. The new TRP mantra is here…to stay.
The blue-eyed boy of the Congress is hogging all the audiovisual bytes these days. But for all his public image, our dimpled ‘future PM’ is a shy guy. Alka Gurha gives her readers a sneak peek into his secret diary, which is privy to his innermost thoughts.
What to do with the remaining 30 kgs of potential squish? This was a serious problem that needed some out-of-the-box solutions.
There are many names and nicknames that are rather descriptive and sometimes amusing. But often the nicknames stick and it is not uncommon to find a grandfather called Laddoo or a grandmother called Baby.
The errors are not only grammatical, but pertain to pronunciation, spelling — the entire lot! They can confuse, confound and crack you up if not actually drive you crazy!