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philosophy konkani style..

konkani is a very philosophical language.. the words mean more than just their actual meaning.
in fact most languages are like that , they help u express more than what u say, but i have recently realised this quality in konkani, a language spoken by people in the konkan region. this language borrows heavily from marathi and from portugese, since goa [ the place where konkani is spoken ] is where the portugese discoverer ,Vasco da gama, first arrived.
Well so much for , the historical background. now here are a few of my observations..


Alcohol , is called 'soro' , pronounced as , sorrow. it's as if they mean to say," when in sorrow, u drink 'sorrow' " . Or maybe they meant to say," if u drink 'sorrow' it will only bring more sorrow" .
then there is the word 'begin' which means fast. it's like you want some one to come quickly, or do a job quickly, or when the web network is slow and you want your home page to open.. u say"be…

my oh my gosh moment..

I was reading chetan bhagat's speech on keeping the spark alive.. where he speaks about how u should be excited about ur life and surroundings..
here is a small incident which happened to me a month ago but even today .. the sheer 'oh my god!' effect remains..and i think i will tell this story to my grand children too...
a 9 year old boy was admited inmy wing with painless redness of left eye,with exudates in the anterior chamber of his eye.uveitis in ophthal terms.. it was my first month of having an independant wing to look after , and as the'spark' was still alive, i considered all pt's from bed 25 to bed 30 as my pt's... [guess it happens , when every thing is new and exciting]
..well for many days we were trying to figure out what was wrong with, the boy.
we had given him antibiotics and steroids..but his vision remained finger counting 1 metre .

then one day during rounds, a senior resident, saw the pt under the slit lamp and saw a -worm in the eye!!
a live…