Les Petits Contes

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A nature lover; sun-worshipper, manic book-collector, dessert-devourer and a magnet for hazards

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy New Year

Today is Tamil New Year. Sharmala My PhD colleague is dressed in her colourful regalia. I asked her what’s the occasion and she told me. She taught me the greeting too. ‘’Are you sure I said it right? It sounds like French swear word,’’ I asked her. ‘’Yes, it’s perfect, ask Lakshmi and she can tell you all about it,’’ she said.

So I rang my finance colleague wishing her what Sharmala just taught me: “Hey, Lakshmi, Puthaandu Nalvazhthukkal!!’’. She replied, ‘’huh, what article?’’

Ok, ok, so I can’t speak Tamil….


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