Am turning TV scriptwriter for the Great Indian Comedy Show…theyve started shooting some of my stuff, and want more. Which is great in many ways, because it allows me to further my nefarious plan of subverting popular culture (even at micro-level) without actually engaging in it (read; ever leaving my flat except to do travel stories). The only drawback, and its a major drawback, is that I have to write in HINDI. and i cant speak hindi to save my life. though why i should want to speak hindi to save my life i cannot fathom, but let that be. so if youre a friend of mine who speaks better hindi than me (ie, if youre a friend of mine not currently based in cal) do not be surprised if you get frantic calls from me in the dead of night asking you to translate phrases such as ‘ny wife is being eaten by a shark and doesnt seem to be enjoying it’ or ‘i will now batter you to death using this cheap plastic chair.’
This is all divine retribution for not paying attention in Hindi class in class 7 and 8 in school. all i can seem to remember about hindi lessons was that one of the first texts was a poem about a cow. and how useful it was.