[Note: The title of this blog post was suggested by my daughter Tejaswee. I did not want to add 'and I'm Back!' but she had complained that I ask for her suggestions but then I don't accept them. Today I am glad, although she can't be back, her demanding, delightful memory is back every time I read 'and I'm Back'...]
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Click on the image if you’d like to watch the song
It is not possible to take a total break from the blog There are reminders everywhere :roll: Our JKG in Chief is popular enough to inspire this polite protest You thought ‘Singh is King’?
I expected a Maharashtra nameplate with this offer to drive to Khandala but the truck had a Rajasthan number.
If you’d like to watch the song click here
These trucks can say ‘Mere pass maa hai’ (Click to watch the dialogue not reserved for Bollywood sons)…
‘Ma ka Aashirwad‘ (Mother’s blessings). This one claims ‘Ye dil mange more‘ . This heart wants more of mother’s blessings?
Although ‘Maa ki Mamta‘ is mentioned, this one doesn’t seek her blessings because this one has ‘TURST in GOD ‘
I wonder if this gets too much sometimes… do they mean it?
Dadi-Dada aren’t forgotten… but mother’s reign supreme
Not all messages are directly inspired by Bollywood. If these messages are any indication – we do seem to be basically a tolerant nation.
This message makes more sense than one would guess at first glance.
(‘Dekhi jaa chedi naa‘ translates to ‘Look as much as you like, but don’t touch’)
Here’s Indian philosophy summed up in one sentence. Translates to,
“You will get nothing more than you are destined to get and nothing before you are destined to get it.” (Better translations welcome )
Don’t miss ‘Chamiya’ ( a flashily dressed woman?) on the middle flap This truck is female :) Many trucks are also referred to as sons (beta), daughters (beti), tigresses (shernee) and ladla (a male brat) or laadli (female brat)
Although she is a ‘chamiya’, a sherni (a tigress) and a laadli ( a dear girl child) – she is reminded… ‘Zyaada khayegi to moti ho jayegee‘.
(Translates to, ‘If you eat too much, you will grow fat.’) ;P