Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A general post.. after a long time

मैं हिन्दी मैं टाइप कर रही हूँ॥ यह तो बहुत ही सही चीज़ है॥ इसका मतलब है मैं अब हिन्दी गाने , जो मुझे पसंद है, अपने ब्लॉग पे दाल सकती हूँ!!!!!

Well, i dont know how to put daal.. daal with a dee and not thee.. never mind.. its still cool..

Not just songs... but anything!!!!!!!!! This is so wonderful.. i am not a prolific hindi writer.. but this tool is so powerful.. there are times, dont you agree, when you hunt for certain phrases in english.. which are actually best expressed in hindi!!! This is so cool.. I didnt know this tool existed even..

Song i am humming right now.. आहिस्ता आहिस्ता मुझे यकीन हो गया , आहिस्ता आहिस्ता यह दिल कहीं खो गया, यूँ गिरा गिरा है चाँद या तेरी है रौशनी, यूँ उडी उडी सी है यह ज़मीन आहिस्ता.. .... From Bachna Ae Haseeno.. This is so b****y fantastic..

Today was a holiday on account of Eid.. it was a surprise holiday.. actually while it was a part of the holiday list, i was not aware of it!!! A pleasant surprise it was..

Just lazed around.. watched a movie called The Matchmaker ...which i have a feeling i have seen in Goa ... in a theatre, that too..

Read.. Archies.. PG Wodehouse - a book called Uncle Dynamite..
And have just read one story from Tale of Beedle the Bard. I want to take my time to read it.. nice and slow..

In the last few days, read a book called Ladies Coupe .. given, rather lended to me by a colleague of mine.. quite a different book.. i am not able to decide whether i like it or not..

Its a story about 6 women traveling by train in the ladies coupe.. a story of their lives.. i can identify with one part... so many women, so many different stories.. it reminds me of the lunch hour at work.. at the lunch table, most of us are women ... at different stages of life.. unmarried. newly married. married for a couple of years.. married with kids.. the stories we all bring to the table.. not stories, but snippets of our lives... all different.. all of us different but bound together, merged, linked somehow .. maybe because we are women (i think only women can understand my gibberish.. ).. i dont know if i can explain it better.. But anyway, thats the bit i can identify with the book, Ladies Coupe...

The stories of each woman in itself i could not connect to...some are too way off.. too fantastic for it have happened.. yet i am sure it does happen.. i could not appreciate it.. really!

Which is why i cannot make up my mind.. do i like it... maybe... do i not like it.. maybe not..

And of course, in the news.. focus has shifted to elections!!! I cant vote .. as i need to be a resident for 6 mths!!! :(

And a general post doesnt mean that I have forgotten.


Scarlett said...

General post is a breath of fresh air actually. Even I've been contemplating to write a post on a different topic but have not been able to tear myself apart yet. MUST DO :)

BTW...How did you type in Hindi??

उन्मुक्त said...

अरे वाह, हिन्दी में और भी लिखिये। मैं लिनेक्स में काम करता हूं। इसमें डाल लिखना उतना ही आसान है जितना कि दाल। विंडोज़ के बारे में नहीं कह सकता।

The knife said...

I too have got back to general posts in search of sanity. Try to catch a DVD called Caramel. It is a slice of life film based around a Beirut beauty parlour.
btw didn't know you were in town...the queue to see you extended from my cabin?

Moonshine said...

@scarlett is it because writing something else will make one feel non committed? Its weird, isnt it!!
On the new post window, where you can see font colours and all, you can see the hindi typeface.. basically you type hindi in english and the reader coverts in to hindi i guess.. just try.. quite a tool it is!!

@unmukt Daal (dee) likhe kaise.. pls tell!!!

@Knife.. I was .. on the fateful day.. met up with boss and all.. thought i will say hello to you.. but there ppl queuing up outside your cabin to meet YOU!!! I tried twice.. your bachchas were not leaving you!!! Met them as well!!

Moonshine said...

@Knife.. will try to get the movie.. sounds similar to what i have read!! Where do you come to know about these movies?

उन्मुक्त said...

मैं लनेक्स में काम करता हूं। इसमें हिन्दी में लिखने के लिये SCIM का प्रयोग होता है। मैं इसका phonetic keyboard प्रयोग करता हूं। 'ड' लिखने के लिये qwerty की-बोर्ड का '[' दबाता हूं।
विंडोज़ में हिन्दी टाइप करने के लिये सबसे अच्छा प्रोग्राम कैफे हिन्दी है। यह मुफ्त है। इसमें 'ड' सहित हिन्दी के सारे अक्षर हैं। इसे इंस्टाल करके देखें। इसमें 'ड' जरूर मिल जायगा या मैं किसी विंडोज़ का प्रयोग करने वाले से यह बताने की प्रथना कर सकता हूं।

मैथिली said...

कैफेहिन्दी में कई कीबोर्ड लेआउट हैं
यदि आप ट्रांस्लिट्रेशन लेआउट प्रयोग करते हैं तो ड के लिये Shift+D दबायें

यदि आप Inscript ले आउट प्रयोग करते हैं तो ड के लिये [ दबायें
इसी तरह रेमिंगटन और शुषा लेआउट के अभ्यस्त ड के लिये क्रमश: M एवं D का प्रयोग कर सकते हैं.

The knife said...

reminds me of gheraos from my college days...type in Hindi? I am in the middle of a rampant blog debates on whether non Maharashtrians should learn Marathi in Mumbai. This is a new spin. bache kuche baal bhi jaayege

The knife said...

I saw the movie in our dvd library and later saw it was reviewed in Jetwings too. Try catching a movie called "The band'. Its an Egytian film about an Egyptian police band which finds itself lost in Israel. Very sensitively handled makes you smile a lot

Moonshine said...

Thanks Unmukt, Maithli.. i will need to experiment a little to get going on this, i guess!!!

@Knife.. non maharashtrians learning marathi.. actually while learning languages is good thing.. forcing it on someone is bad!!!