Friday, August 24, 2007

Kaiku - I

Which is a Hyderabadi version of haiku

Date: 23 August 2007
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Place: On board a 49M, somewhere between Prakash Nagar and Shyamlal Building

Variation on a theme by T.S. Eliot.


WHAT THE PLUMBER SAID
Saab, main aatoon tho aatoon
Nahin Nai tho nahin nai aatoon


P.S. Yes, it's called "Kaiku - I" because there will be more of them.

7 comments:

kbpm said...

awesome. had given you up for lost.

wqllqgq - graffiti etched on walls in a bid to prevent peeing.

deitaDi said...

Not trying to nitpick, but shouldn't it be

"Saab, main aatoon tho aatoon
Nai tho nai aatoon"

Ludwig said...

[kbpm] I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide...

[deitadi] You're right, of course. We wrestled with this one a bit. "Would the non-Hyderabadi understand nai?" kind of questions loomed large in the head. Nevertheless, it's better to be a purist, neh? Consider it amended.

deitadi said...

hau.. abhi hyderabadi zubaan bolna bolke faisla kare tho poori baat usi zubaan ke hisaab se boletho acha dikhinga karke socha mai :)

nawaazish ke liye both both shukriyaa :)

Space Bar said...

both both happened? consumataum est?

Ludwig said...

[deitadi] hau, sai bole aap.

[space bar] eh? wot? baffled!

Shankari said...

reading this reminds me of the time my son said...

'Amma its raining outside, I need a koduku'

such is the lot of us non-hyderabadis n NRAs