Dear Readers,here is an interesting news item that caught my attention.By the way,it is from Bijapur.( Dr Pooja’s native place / home town ).
“LOST AND FOUND;MOBILE PHONE FOUND IN BUFFALO’S GUT.”
Another Headline :” BUFFALO SWALLOWS PHONE,GETS 7 MISSED CALLS.”
BIJAPUR: This buffalo must have been taken aback when it heard a mobile ringing in its tummy.But not as much as the callers. There were seven missed calls ! This may not ring true. But this incident was reported from Hosarolli village of Bilagi taluka in Bagalkot district on Wednesday (25.02.09).
My comments,views and take on this piece of news :
1.A LIMERICK :Here is the situation summed up in my limerick :
There was a buffalo in Hossaroli,
Who swallowed a mobile like a meethi goli,
After 7 missed calls were there,
It was found,u know, from where !,
That thankful farmer, from Hossaroli !!
(Perhaps,our Limerick Expert Gautamji, can improve upon this or write another one, but more funnier than mine )
2.AN OLD COMEDY SONG FROM HINDI FILM :
One of the finest comedy songs (according to me) from Hindi Films is :”Meri Bhains Ko Danda Kyon Mara ” from Shakti Samanta’s 1970 hit movie titled “Manna Dey along with a chorus.The original song is not presently available on You Tube ( I tried hard ).However, readers can listen to it by going to the following link or copy pasting it:” starring the inimitable with Asha Parekh,alongwih and Helen etc.The song was picturised in a mad house ( a pagal khana ) if I recall it correctly.It was sung by the versatile
The lyrics were by and music by Shankar Jaikishan.It is a fun song guaranteed to lift up your mood.
If youby typing “MERI BHAINS KO DANDA”you will get at least 7 videos of different types : animation,stage-show,a child dancing to the song,etc etc.See for yourself. E..n..j..o…y !!
I had translated the song into English,sometime in 1972 when I was studying in Fourth Year of Engineering in M S University,Baroda, and had sung it on several occasions much to every one’s delight.I’ll post the lyrics and translation in near future,provided there is demand for it.The opening lines were: ” Why did you beat my buffalo ? It was grazing in the field,Of your father,What did it eat ? Why did you beat my buffalo ? ”
3.MAKE OF THE MOBILE PHONE:
The news item does not specify the make of the swallowed mobile-Was it a NOKIA,or SIEMEN, or MOTOROLA….? Had it been clarified,the makers might have used the incident for highlighting the tough survival qualities (?) of their mobile.It had passed the “Gut Test” after all.Perhaps Aamir Khan could have been used interestingly as a brand ambassador of the model / make to attract eyeballs and brand recall along with an animated buffalo or even a real Buffalo, in light of his recent 6 pack abs a la “Ghajini” !!. Marketeers,where are you ?
My knowledge of this guy is limited to the fact that his “vahan” (vehicle) is a he-buffalo ( Bhainsaa ! ) Many jokes , (though this guy needs to be taken seriously) websites,funny poems are there about this gentleman (?)The best (his)story I recall from my childhood (told to me by my late mom through one of her Gujarati friends in our neighborhood in Bulsar,Gujarat) pertains to this Mr. Yama.
It goes somewhat like this: History of Bhaiyya Dooj :The legends have that Lord Yamraj, the God of Death, visited his sister Yamuna on the ‘Shukla Paksha Dwitiya’ day in the Hindi month of ‘Kartik’. When Yamraj reached Yamuna’s home she welcomed Him by performing His aarti, applying ‘Tilak’ on His forehead and by putting a garland around His neck. Yamuna also cooked varieties of dishes and prepared lots of sweets for her brother and offered all those to Him. Lord Yamraj ate all those delicious dishes and when He was finished He showered blessings on Yamuna and gave her a boon as a gift that if a brother visits his sister on this day he would be blessed with health and wealth. This is why this day of Bhaiyya Dooj is also known by the name of ‘Yam-Dwitiya’.Thus it has become a tradition that on the day of Bhaiyya Dooj brothers visit their sisters’ home and offer them gifts. Sisters also make various dishes for their brothers and also give gifts to them.
I wonder if this is really true or just make belief ! Readers may please elighten me. No offence meant to any religion please ! ( Incidentally,we Sikhs don’t celebrate Bhaiyya Dooj )
6.YAMRAJ IN HINDI FILMS:
One such movie I recall is “JHUK GAYA AASMAN “starring Rajendra Kumar and Saira Banu.Those who wish to know the story and see some beautiful pictures,please use the folowing link:
7. THE SAVITRI AND SATYAVAN STORY :