This is called kooja in Tamil and Phirkicha Tambya in Marathi. It is a vessel with a screw on cap which used to be store and carry drinking water.
Pre-filled plastic bottles have now replaced these but, during my childhood this was seen during all train and bus journeys.
The following image is a caricature of an Indian politician with two yes men behind him.
Yes men are till today called Koojas in Tamil Nadu as they used to carry water for their bosses in such vessels.
In Hindi and other North Indian languages, they are called chamchas the original word still used in regular conversations means a spoon.
Have you ever been a kooja/chamcha or had one? I have both.
It is extremely difficult to choose one favourite star for me as I see movies in three languages. My earliest memories of movies revolve around those with Sivaji Ganesan in Tamil movies then followed English movies with Johny Weismuller as Tarzan and then to Hindi with Raj Kapoor as the star to admire.
And as I grew up into adulthood, so many kept coming in and going out that I never really developed the peculiar Indian trait of Hero worship and would see films for the overall effect rather than for the hero or heroine.
For this post however, I have chosen Robert De Niro for a number of reasons and I shall write them down as they occur to me.
The first movie that I saw with him was Godfather II and I was hooked. The last I saw of him was in The Intern. In between, I have seen a great many of them including those of his younger days like the The Taxi Driver, The Raging Bull etc mostly through DVDs or via cable TV. I cannot think of one where he let me down. Whether it was Romance, Action, or Comedy, he came up trumps every time. His versatility and ability to adapt to his costars is outstanding, and that is why he is my favourite movie star. Moreover, I would like to restrict my choice to English cinema and thus the choice of De Niro.
I know that I disappoint my regular reader blogger friend Tammy who would have preferred my choice being Sean Connery. Let me assure her that he would be my second choice!
Topic for today’s LBC post was suggested by me. You can read Shackman’s and Pravin’s takes at their respective blogs.
This board in some town of India transliterates as English speaknaa seekhein. The last two words are written in the Devnagari script of Hindi. Speaknaa should have actually read bolnaa, but speaknaa uses the English word speak and concludes with naa which translates to ‘to speak’ and the last word seekhein translates from Hindi to English as learn. The entire board translates as Learn To Speak English.
BHB, now you know where I learnt my English.