Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Main, meri Hindi aur Budget!

It all started with the notice by the External Relations secretary that CNN IBN was interested in coming to campus to interview some students about their expectations with the budget.

Ok, full enthu, I sent in the expression of Interest!

Now, the programme is going to be a live telecast and to be shot today evening at 8:30. Since the morning, I'm having a slightly problematic time figuring out not what I'm going to say... but how i'm going to say it!

No retakes allowed and the programme is in Hindi!

arthaat, budget se junta ki ummeedon ka sawaal hai! FBT par khaas nazar daalne par samajh aata hai ki is kshetra mein aur pardarshita ki zaroorat hai. Shiksha aur Swasthya par vishesh........

gosh.. and i'm going crazy figuing out the hindi translations of the word like attention, particularly and all of that!

Made me wonder about all the so called pride in the mother tongue, the debate on the several online groups about the decreasing usage and thus respect in the colloquial conversations. I used to think that its not going to be so difficult to speak a few sentences in hindi, but now that i try to put my opinion on the budget over here, its' requiring me to translate my thoughts in english to hindi and map them with the appropriate words, before I utter them!

But then again, does it make me any less proud as an Indian? More insulting is the usage of the word 'hindi' in the the country colloquia to indicate a 'chop' or an 'insult' or an 'embarrassment'. I might make a fool of myself, but hindi ki hindi nahin karoonga!

Ok..confusion! arthaat bhram! ya phir kuchh aur! sochna hoga! vichaar karna hoga!

( i guess urdu is allowed!)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

That's me for you!

Going through some archives, I found a personality test result that I'd saved a few months back on my computer. To test my consistency and the credibility of the test, I took the whole thing again.. (ok.. m not vella, it's a matter of a few mins) and i wonder whether i should be suprized or not.. but the results came out the same! (except a little bit here and there on my mysticism or hatred of authority)

I'm still as messy as ever :) and I'm still as calm as ever! You have to believe me here.. coz i really can't manipulate the results of a psycho test.. (of course, I'd publish only those that i like :-) )

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||||||| 60%
Stability |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Orderliness |||||| 30%
Accommodation |||||||||||||||| 63%
Interdependence |||||||||||||||| 63%
Intellectual |||||||||||| 43%
Mystical |||||||||||||||| 63%
Artistic |||||||||||| 50%
Religious |||||||||||||||| 70%
Hedonism |||||||||| 36%
Materialism |||||||||||||| 56%
Narcissism |||||||||||||||| 63%
Adventurousness |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Work ethic |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Self absorbed |||||||||||| 43%
Conflict seeking |||||||||||||||| 63%
Need to dominate |||||||||||||| 56%
Romantic |||||||||||||||| 63%
Avoidant |||||||||| 36%
Anti-authority |||||||||||||||| 70%
Wealth |||||||||||| 50%
Dependency |||||| 23%
Change averse |||| 16%
Cautiousness |||||| 30%
Individuality |||||||||||||||| 63%
Sexuality |||||||||||||||| 63%
Peter pan complex |||| 16%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Physical Fitness |||||||||| 37%
Histrionic |||||||||||| 50%
Paranoia |||||| 23%
Vanity |||||||||||||| 56%
Hypersensitivity |||| 16%
Female cliche |||||| 23%
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Trait Snapshot- Multiple shades of my personality!
messy, disorganized, social, tough, outgoing, rarely worries, self revealing, open, risk taker, likes the unknown, likes large parties, makes friends easily, likes to stand out, likes to make fun of people, reckless, optimistic, positive, strong, does not like to be alone, ambivalent about chaos, abstract, impractical, not good at saving money, fearless, trusting, thrill seeker, not rule conscious, enjoys leadership, strange, loves food, abstract, rarely irritated , anti-authority,attracted to the counter culture