रविवार, 15 फ़रवरी 2009

लेख: वैलेंटाइन की कहानी ईमेल की जुबानी..

निम्न कहानी मुझे ईमेल से मिली है. मुझे लगा कि इसे सभी के साथ बांटा जाना चाहिए..लेकिन यह अंग्रेज़ी मैं है जिसका अनुवाद मुझे नहीं आता, इसलिए ज्यूं का त्यूं लिख रहा हूँ... जो मित्र इसे मेरी ही तरह ठीक से न समझ सकें, वो बुरा न मानें, इसमें यूँ भी कोई ऐसी बात नहीं लिखी है कि कुछ तो परमाणु बोम्ब बनाना सीख जायेंगे और बाकी पीछे छूट जायेंगे...

The Gujarati Story of Valentine's Day

In spite of what you have been told by everyone, the truth is that Valentine's Day originated hundreds of years ago, in India, and to top it all, in Gujarat!!

It is a well known fact that Gujarati men, specially the Patels, continually mistreat and disrespect their wives (Patelianis). One fine day, it happened to be the 14th day of February, one brave Pateliani, having had enough "torture" by her husband, finally chose to rebel by beating him up with a Velan (rolling pin).

Yes....the same Velan which she used daily, to make chapattis for him....only this time, instead of the dough, it was the husband who was flattened. This was a momentous occasion for all Gujarati women and a revolt soon spread, like wild fire, with thousands of housewives beating up their husbands with the Velan.

There was an outburst of moaning "chapatti-ed" husbands all over Anand and Amdavad. The Patel men-folk quickly learnt their lesson and started to behave more respectfully with their Patelianis. Thereafter, on 14th February, every year, the womenfolk of Gujarat would
beat up their husbands, to commemorate that eventful day.The wives having the satisfaction of beating up their husbands with the Velan and the men having the supreme joy of submitting to the will of the women they loved. Soon The Gujju men realised that in order to avoid this ordeal they need to present gifts to their wives....they brought flowers and sweetmeats.

Hence the tradition began. As Gujarat fell under the influence of Western culture, that day was
called 'Velan time' day. The ritual soon spread to Britain and many other Western countries,
specifically, the catch words 'Velan time!'. Of course in their foreign tongues, it was first anglisised to 'Velantime' and then to 'Valentine'. And thereafter, 14th of February, came to be known as Valentine's Day!

शनिवार, 14 फ़रवरी 2009

कार्टून: पटियाला पग्ग लगा के मैं टल्ली हो गई...

आम तौर से मैं एक दिन में एक से ज़्यादा पोस्ट अपलोड नहीं करता... लेकिन आज दूसरा कार्टून इसलिए पोस्ट कर रहा हूँ कि अगले वैलेंटाइन'स डे पर अगर लोगों ने लंगूरों से डर कर प्यार का इज़हार करना बंद कर दिया तो मेरा यह कार्टून बेकार हो जाएगा... इसलिए मुझे लगा की ये इसी आखरी वैलेंटाइन'स डे पर अपलोड कर देना चाहिए...

कार्टून:- मैं, पिल्ला और बागड़ बिल्ला...


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