Laughing is good for you… :-)

A Smile that Bursts is Laughter… Since long, it has been acknowledged that “Laughter is the best Medicine”… Scientific research in this field (Gelotology) has also validated the same… The release of a neurotransmitter – N2O, commonly known as laughing … Continue reading

The 29th of Feb…

Well, today is a special day that comes only once in four years… 🙂 These days, because of our busy life, this extra day is going almost unnoticeable and with no special recognition than any other day of the year…Unlike most of the people, I am really happy for celebrating this day by participating in feb29th.net project… I am really new to Blogging… and now, with this event, I feel like I am finally making my place in this vast Blogging family…! 🙂

I thank all my followers, visitors, and others for making my blog a success… 😀

Lastly,
A boy has 6 fingers on his right hand and his friends call him Arya… why??

Guess!!

Hey, don’t think like a scientist… His name is Arya…! 🙂 😀

Yes… Keep laughing…. Share what all you can… Have a great time around… Sleep well… Have good hope for the future… Take care and Thank You…! 🙂

Chandra Teja U

The Silly Me… ;-)

           Childhood is sometime that is filled with a lot of FUN, Laughs, mischievous behavior, and of course many fantasies and silly mistakes… When I look back at those days of my life, Somethings that make me LAUGH like hell now 😀 are those that kept me struggling all through that time…

Here they go…

The Ice cream : I like “Choco Bar” a lot… But, I used to have a problem eating it… From the tip to the middle of the stick, things used to go smooth… There starts the trouble… I used to find it very difficult eating the end part of the Ice-Cream because I used to put it straight into my mouth, until recently when I discovered that it can be eaten sideways also…! 😀 😉

The Body and Blood : I used to think that all the body organs ‘remain floating’ in Blood… and only because of that, wheresoever there is a cut or wound on body, Blood comes out…! and so it is very important…!

Only in my 5th or 6th standard I came to know the actual truth… 😀 and many such silly presumptions regarding the Human Body and realizations later on made me a Life-Sciences Student now…!

The TV : I used to think that those who are in TV can not come out and those who are outside can not go into it… all those Movie Stars, Reporters and even the Politicians never existed for me in the real world…One day, I saw a helicopter passing over our home and my mom told me that it is the Chief Minister’s… Then, I asked her the same and she got me relieved of my doubt and surprise…

The Cartoons : When I came to know that people shown in TV are also present in the real world, I started to think that even the man with anchors on his hands… ‘Popeye The sailor Man’…, Captain Planet, etc are also real…!

Advertisement-Animations : Like the one below…

 {Oops… Sorry…! I couldn’t find any video commercial of such kind now…! 😦 Anyways, you know what I mean… Right…! :-)}

I used to tell my mom not to take the free article for a particular commodity expecting it to fall in our trolley with sprinkling stars (Magic) by itself as shown in the add…

Movie Hero :This one is still partly on…!  Whenever I watch a movie and I like it, I get into being the Movie’s Hero in the same profession and with similar attitude for a few days and sometimes till I watch another movie…! 😉 You Know… Jumping off the cot with a toy gun in my hands and saying FREEZE… FBI…! to my mom and dad…, taking a phone and saying ‘Roger that’, ‘Copy..!’ and that sort of things…

These are some of my fantasies that kept me busy through all my Childhood…

In fact, I am still carrying a piece of my childhood in me… and the fantasies didn’t pass too… Now that my Profession is confirmed as a Pharmacist (By Choice), I’ve started to watch sci-fi movies a lot… Now, in my world, I have the powers of Wolverine, jean grey and Prof.Charles… (Yes all the three…!) in me alone…!

One more thing that I still carry is about the Abbreviations… Basically, I am too poor in General Knowledge… So, When ever I come across some abbreviation form, I just fill it in with some words that come to my mind… Like NGO becomes National Geographical Officer while it actually stands for Non-Governmental Organisation… 😉 Sometimes I even get them right as I choose my words according to the location and context of the issue… Common Sense…haa 🙂 

Yes, It is obvious that some things like above are highly misunderstood during childhood (even in adulthood) by everyone… But, the feeling that we get after we come to know the actual truth is always INCREDIBLE… We feel like WE ARE AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD… Isn’t that true…?

Now don’t tell me NO because I know that it is a YES by myself…! 🙂

Have Fun… and Take Care… 🙂

10 Classical Indianisms…

When I read the post, “The Idiocy of English Language“, I was reminded of another article 10 Classical Indianisms‘… It was fun and I should say, the mentioned points are Definitely true…

Here it goes…. Read and enjoy…!



We are a unique species, aren’t we? Not humans. Indians, I mean. No other race speaks or spells like we do.
Take greetings for example.A friendly clerk asking me for my name is apt to start a conversation with, “What is your good name?

As if I hold that sort of information close to my heart and only divulge my evil pseudonym. Bizarre.

I call these Indianisms.

Which got me thinking about a compilation, a greatest hits of the most hilarious Indianisms out there.
And here they are. The most common ones, and my favorites among them.

1. ‘Passing out

When you complete your studies at an educational institution, you graduate from that institution.

You do not “pass out” from that institution.

To “pass out” refers to losing consciousness, like after you get too drunk, though I’m not sure
how we managed to connect graduating and intoxication.

Oh wait … of course, poor grades throughout the year could lead to a sudden elation on hearing
you’ve passed all of your exams, which could lead to you actually “passing out,” but this is rare
at best.

2. Kindly revert

One common mistake we make is using the word revert to mean reply or respond.

Revert means “to return to a former state.”

I can’t help thinking of a sarcastic answer every time this comes up.

Please revert at the earliest.

Sure, I’ll set my biological clock to regress evolutionarily to my original primitive hydrocarbon
state at 1 p.m. today.

3. ‘Years back’

If it happened in the past, it happened years ago, not “years back.”

Given how common this phrase is, I’m guessing the first person who switched “ago” for “back”
probably did it years back. See what I mean?

And speaking of “back,” asking someone to use the backside entrance sounds so wrong.

So when did you buy this car?

Oh, years back.

Cool, can you open the backside? I’d like to get a load in.

4. ‘Doing the needful’

Try to avoid using the phrase “do the needful.” It went out of style decades ago, about the time
the British left.

Using it today indicates you are a dinosaur, a dinosaur with bad grammar.

You may use the phrase humorously, to poke fun at such archaic speech, or other dinosaurs.

Will you do the needful?

Of course, and I’ll send you a telegram to let you know it’s done too.

5. ‘Discuss about’

What shall we discuss about today?

Let’s discuss about politics. We need a fault-ridden topic to mirror our bad grammar.

You don’t “discuss about” something; you just discuss things.

The word “discuss” means “to talk about”. There is no reason to insert the word “about” after
“discuss.”

That would be like saying “talk about about.” Which “brings about” me to my next peeve.

6. ‘Order for’

Hey, let’s order for a pizza.

Sure, and why not raid a library while we’re about it.

When you order something, you “order” it, you do not “order for” it.

Who knows when or why we began placing random prepositions after verbs?

Perhaps somewhere in our history someone lost a little faith in the “doing” word and added “for” to
make sure their order would reach them. They must have been pretty hungry.

7. ‘Do one thing’

When someone approaches you with a query, and your reply begins with the phrase “do one thing,”
you’re doing it wrong.

“Do one thing” is a phrase that does not make sense.

It is an Indianism. It is only understood in India. It is not proper English. It is irritating.

There are better ways to begin a reply. And worst of all, any person who starts a sentence with “do
one thing” invariably ends up giving you at least five things to do.

My computer keeps getting hung.

Do one thing. Clear your history. Delete your cookies. Defrag your hardrive. Run a virus check.
Restart your computer… .

8. ‘Out of station’

Sorry I can’t talk right now, I’m out of station.

What a coincidence, Vijay, I’m in a station right now.

Another blast from the past, this one, and also, extremely outdated.

What’s wrong with “out of town” or “not in Mumbai” or my favorite “I’m not here”?

9. ‘The big sleep’

I’m going to bed now, sleep is coming.

OK, say hi to it for me.

While a fan of anthropomorphism, I do have my limits. “Sleep is coming” is taking things a bit too
far.

Your life is not a poem. You don’t have to give body cycles their own personalities.

10. ‘Prepone’

Let’s prepone the meeting from 11 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Because the opposite of postpone just has to be prepone, right?

“Prepone” is probably the most famous Indianism of all time; one that I’m proud of, and that I
actually support as a new entry to all English dictionaries.

Because it makes sense. Because it fills a gap. Because we need it. We’re Indians, damn it. Students
of chaos theory.

We don’t have the time to say silly things like “could you please bring the meeting forward.”

Prepone it is.

There are many more pure grammatical “gems” in what we call Indian English. Perhaps in time I’ll list some
more. And perhaps in the near future, we’ll get better at English.

Till then, kindly adjust.