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July 16th, 2008

12:15 pm - Hindi in The Love Guru
There's some Hindi in the trailer for The Love Guru.

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February 7th, 2007

10:52 pm
So, inspired by Stephen Colbert's piece on Bollywood, a friend wants to make t-shirts of one of his more idiomatic lines... in Hindi. They've drafted my help. I know very little Hindi, but I'm giving it a try. This is what I have so far, but any help would be appreciated.

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January 13th, 2007

10:50 am - Discovery, question
I've just discovered: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Hindi_language

Meanwhile, I'm struggling at the start of learning to express myself in Hindi. This is supposed to be:

I am writing in the book.

main kitab par liikhna -

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August 2nd, 2006

04:09 pm - Travel Practicalities.
I have been studying Hindi for a few weeks, drawn by the beauty of the language (visually and audially) mostly. 

I am curious about the utility of learning Hindi for an outsider who wishes to travel to or work in  India.  Talking with some Indian friends here (most of whom are native Telugu or Kannada speakers, admittedly), I get the impression that much of public life in India is conducted in English, because of the fragmentary nature of native languages in India. 

Can anybody out there give me an idea of  how a basic knowledge of Hindi (say the equivalent of a 2-semester college course) would enhance the experience of an American travelling in India?


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04:43 pm - Disturbing on SO MANY LEVELS
Tibetan Singers
Singing Chinese lyrics

Tibetan dancers
Dancing fake bollywood moves

ALL THIS to the tune of.......

drumroll please

"You Are My Sonia" from Kabhi Khushie Kabhi Gham


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July 27th, 2005

03:32 pm - Easier in the long run?
Can anyone point me to Web or printed resources specifically designed for people who wish to learn Hindi-Urdu by concentrating on the common vocabulary (e.g. neither heavily Sanskrit-derived, nor heavily Persian/Arabic derived), and in both scripts? As I am in the UK, I am starting with Hindi Urdu Bol Chaal, great for introductory conversation, but completely Roman. Where might I go after that? I understand that it is possible to write very complicated and literate works of poetry and prose in the common vocabulary?

x-posted to: urdu, hindi, and learn_hindi
Current Mood: working
Current Music: "The Hooded Man", Clannad

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July 19th, 2005

11:39 am - लाइवजर्नल हिन्दी में
लाइवजर्नल अब हिन्दी में उपलब्ध है -


कुछ छवियाँ -

फ़ायर्फ़ॉक्स व इण्टर्नेट ऍक्स्प्लोरर पर

Why can't I see the Hindi section?
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: आ गया

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June 14th, 2005

04:16 pm
Would anyone be able to translate the quote "Be the change you want to see in the world" into Hindi script? I would greatly appreciate it. (P.S. not a TRANSLITERATION, if possible. Thanks!)

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June 13th, 2004

07:53 pm
I want to tease my dad by making a shirt for him that says in as many languages as possible (in their original scripts)

"Pity me. I am an oppressed american"

Its a joke between my dad and me. Can anyone give me it in Hindi? I can see foreign scripts on my computer cuz I have the wonderful magical unicode

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May 13th, 2004

08:00 am
Does anyone know of any websites where I can watch/listen to the live telecast of Vajpayee's address to the nation at 8pm IST?


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