An extremely inappropriate topic to start off with my first post for the new year but like i have done something good on this blog before. totally justified right ? 😀
“Sochi paiya tay bunda giya”
For those who cannot read roman Punjabi/ Urdu i have made efforts to translate the desi proverb often found written on rickshaws and other colourful public transport. This line made me think a bit for what could be the appropriate translation. Here are my attempts and of what i asked some people around me.
thinking is injurious to health :p
thinking on, man gone
then came some kids and i thought what would be better, lets ask the little geniuses. this is what they said.
sit thinking and man sits forever
a seven year
when you think a lot on something, you are never able to make a decision
a 12 year
i then asked a four year old and she whispered in my ear: *phhooooooo*, a long hard breath that resulted in a lot of tickling
As for the proverb. whoever said it, said it right!
i forgot to mention smacula’s contribution in coming up with this post :p