Saturday, August 19, 2006

my name!

while i was checking out the boards and hoardings of various shops during my udupi visit I rememberd the weirderst thing that happened to my name..
I had participated in a radio quiz(not radio city this was vividh bharti or something ages ago..) and sent in a entry in HINDI(as was required) ..
well to my surprise(rather shock) I won first prize.. never in my life I have been so lucky..
the issue was that I was supposed to visit bhopal to collect my prize which i cudnt do due to some prior engagements..so they sent my prize through post..
my mom collected the post and almost fainted wen she saw the name on parcel.. it spelt arthi (pronounced "erthee") in hindi... which means a corpse in hindi..
I was really surprised how can a person (and definitely a person well versed in hindi can make such a mistake..) the certificate was also in the same name..
amazing ..
Thank God I dint go or I wud have to face being called erthee on stage!!
though even now i keep on correcting people around me about my spelling I really thank God they keep me alive atleast and not calling me erthee!!

6 comments:

  1. hey... man, u r very conscious about ur name... arent u?

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  2. Anonymous12:04 AM

    wats the interval between ur scraps? or rather r u dissapointed?

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  3. Anonymous8:38 AM

    yeh bat tumne kabhi batayi nahi yaar

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  4. Anonymous10:28 PM

    hi
    nice scraps...
    but then a blog isn't to demean anybdy...even if u hate him...right?

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    bulbul: ofcourse I am.. not just name but spelling too :)
    suramya: thanks!
    anonymous#1: due to my schedule
    anonymous#2: aapne bhi mujhe nahin bataya ki aap kaun hain?
    to anonymous#3: Thanks.. but I dont think I have demeaned anybody!

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