Recently I attended an awards ceremony. It was a grand function with a huge audience in attendance. Many awards were given and some speeches too. The compère was, unintentionally, terribly funny !
In this function, when the compère announced the first award winner, he announced, “Please welcome on stage Mr. X (pause) married to (pause) wife Mrs. X (pause) from 1977 and successfully (pause) completed 32 years of (pause) married life…” I had tears in my eyes from laughing too hard :D
Later, the same compère, while telling the audiences about a certain award winner, said, “…he is married (pause) to wife Mrs. Z (pause) and enjoys playing with his (pause) children K and M. His favourite (pause) holiday destination is (pause) the beaches (pronounced as ‘bitches’) of (pause) Goa” I nearly died choking with laughter for this one !
In the 45 minutes that he was on stage he was responsible for much hilarity due to his totally inappropriate commentary. I, of course, laughed my guts out and what cou…
On popular demand (=
request from (possibly) the only reader of this blog), we interrupt the
broadcast of the UK diaries
to post about the short work-vacation trip to Belgaum. For those interested and waiting
with bated breath (!) for the last instalment of the UK diaries, it shall be broadcast
after this post…I promise !
I am currently on a short
trip to Belgaum
to conduct a theatre workshop for kids aged 8 to 15 years. I had never been to Belgaum before. So this
has been a very interesting experience. Here are some (word, not
photograph) snapshots from the trip. ******* The first thing that struck
me as I reached here was the very different way in which everybody spoke
Marathi. The accent is distinctly Kannada and the words and sounds are very
well rounded. In Pune-Mumbai we speak in quite a sharp manner…crisply cut
sounds et al. Also, there is a fun way of combining the last two words (usually
the verbs, in Marathi) of a sentence. I learnt that almost 80% of
the population of Belgaum