Dec 28, 2008

The Best Mallu Wins !!!

Err.... apologies to everyone here, but a post in my mother tongue, written in English without the usage of any English words was one of my blog resolutions that I had taken somewhere in the beginning of this year. So for people who got me misunderstood (you know, with some one like Raj Thackeray) the reason behind such a resolution is that once upon a time (oh no! there I go!) this blog was read only by my family and the closest of friends and I wanted to dedicate a post to them. I never ever imagined having a friend circle through blogs and now that I have, it is selfish on my part to attempt one such post. If only I knew it before, this would not have happened. But guys, a resolution is a resolution, right?

Then again, whats the use of writing a post without receiving comments and having interaction? So people, I just devised a new game here, but only for the mallu readers. (Now before the others throw stones on me; guys, you might find some fun too, read on !)

The below post is the one that’s written entirely in Malayalam. All my mallu readers here, have to just come up with the literal translation of the same post, but in English; making it funny, weird or the tone in which the original post is written is all upto you and your imagination. The best translation would receive a gift from me and would be sent to the winner wherever he/she is. That’s right, I will make sure the gift reaches you even if you are on an expedition to Antartica! The non-mallus could have it written it through their mallu friends and still claim the prize. (Am I being a lot generous?). The last date to submit the entries is 25th of Jan’09 (For those who aren’t contended with 24hrs in a day) and the results would be announced on the 31st of Jan’09. You could either post your entry as a comment or mail it to me -

Hints : Pandaaradangaan could be deciphered as ‘settling in the past with six’ (pandu-aaru- adangaan), orakkey chirikunnu is the simplest which is Laugh Out Loud and lekhanam is nothing but ‘Post’ !

This, by all means, would be my last post for this year. Wish you all a very Happy 2009. And thanks a lot for suffering me and V-Lokam for one long year.


Vishesh said...

hmm....I have to find a jobless mallu,now :P and make them do it.... :P

Anonymous said...

hmmmm lemme try !! itz not gng to be funny anyways

Reema said...

Happy new year to u too!

Anonymous said...

read the comment on ur prev post. GOD is asking for ur reply ;)

Anonymous said...

I dint read that post f urs :D

Smitha said...

That sounds like fun - would love to give it a try - Am sure I will have to get my mom to help with some of the words though:)

Anonymous said...

One can write about anything in his/her blog. Here I go again with my usual catchphrase. "A blog is what you are." :)

And why do feel like you AREN't going to give away any prizes? At least not anything too costly? :P :D

Aarti said...


well, i did read bits and pieces, dint understand a word but then was glad that you stuck to your resolution!!! :D

how u been?????

Nautankey said...

i AM gonna do it..malyalam was my 3rd language @ asan memorial.Was so good at it that they kicked me out n was back to hindi :p... taking up this challenge...

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Lol! Good one! I will send you my piece sometime in Jan..... thanks for coming up with this!

Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year!


Nautankey said...

I DID IT...i did it...come on plz :)... With my butler malyalam i have translated ur post for welfare of universal community.And I wanted to translate the whole post in the style i had written the 1st paragraph in but then cud not :)..

Here it goes......

As 2007 was ending its near,my small brain gave an idea so dear. In 2008 in this small world of mine, I shud write something in my mother tongue and hopefully that shud be fine.I know it will be very tough,with me thinking n writing in english the going will be rough.

Only with close ones i speak in mothertongue,but want to write in my own language.if my guess is right,none has written like this before.

But settling in the past with six i havent got anything to write. Tough isnt it?. Wat to do if get into something I won't leave until i complete the task. Later thought who will read if i write like this? in this world of mine, amongst the ones i know number of mallus is pretty low.if other's see they will think there is some problem with my head,else will think some deadly virus has attacked my place.Whatever people ask I am not going to be bothered. I have my own place and stand and am not giving up.

As I thought before,I was thinking here and there abt wat to write.Havent got a single useful idea.If i write what is happening in our country that too in malyalam,it would be too silly.Then decided to play this game for once. Similiarly to this with valli and pulli,if the word's meanings are changed, you shud not blame me ok?. This is how this one year shud end,that is ur fate[Laughing out loud]

Sakhi said...

A very haapy new year to you too! :)

Anonymous said...

hey ive mailed you the stuff ;P so much to do in office..;P but i dnt knw "nautankey" has taken up the challenge ;P..wouldnt have attempted then ;)

Poonam Sharma said...

Wow, that's an generous offer. gift for english translation :)

Varun said...

Wish you a very happy new year!! :)

Nautankey said...

Oh how generous verby :)..and yeah i missed out translating quite a few lines...most importantly the title.. so here it is " this post is going nowhere[directionless]"...hope the gift is in cash :P

Anonymous said...

your are generous enough.. let me try and catch my mallu friends.. :)
Happy new year to you :)

AV said...

yea yea!

vimmuuu said...

@ Vishesh :

LOL. do it and claim your prize.

@ Rekha :

Please do. I already got three nominations.

@ Reema :

Thanks, and what was it that you commented in my previous post? :)

@ Harsha :

LOL. Didnt understand anything from your comment. Please translate. you couldnt get the kannada word for next post, could you? :)

vimmuuu said...

@ Arvind :

Why dont you try ? LOL.

@ Smita 2 :

Welcome to V-Lokam.

We already have a Smita here, so thats why the '2'!

Please do try and send it across. Yeah, Im so generous in giving away gifts that I will let you ask even a mallu prof for help.

See ya around.

@ Pavan :

Yeah, we can write anything as long as we arent flagged. What makes you think like that about the prize? Wait and watch. LOL.

@ Aaarti (seat no.10) :

Thanks man, I have been doing good. infact, very good that I felt like killing myself a couple of times. LOL.

Btw, give it a try. LOL.

vimmuuu said...

@ Vinod :

I saw your effort too. Man, are you a mallu or you just had malayalam because they asked you to learn? You are good at it. but buddy, you have tough competition!

@ Rakesh 2 :

Thanks for being sportive. will wait for your piece. Thanks and wish you the same too.

@ Sakhi :

Thanks !

@ Verbivorehere :

Thats ok. Thanks for attempting it. Keep your fingers, toes and all that you can crossed :D

vimmuuu said...

@ Poonam :

yeah, yeah. you gotta see all the translations, its so damn funny. I just wish someone comes up with a correct translation to let the others know what I actually meant.LOL.

@ Varun :

Thanks and wish you the same too.

@ Nautankey :

The gift isnt in cash. But dont worry, you wouldnt regret !

@ Kanagu :

Welcome to V-Lokam.

Please do and dont forget to claim your prize.

See ya around.

@ AV :

Errrr....whaaat? Btw, happy new year ;)

Smita said...

Here i come :) Happy new year to you too...And i can see nautankey is living up to his blogging name :D

Anonymous said...

I am sure then it has been fun to read these translations. :)

Anonymous said...

Yup, I just did! :)
Cheers! Happy New Year, dude! :)

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Dear Vimmuuu

Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year!

May the coming year bring to you, the best yet!

Warm Regards


Anonymous said...

well thats a good thought :)

Wishing you a happy & Prosperous 2009 vimmu

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!! and I hope we get to see the English translations.

vimmuuu said...

@ Smita :

LOL. Wish you the same Smita ji.

@ Poonam :

Yeah! Im sure its going to be funny.

@ Nikhil :

That was the best translation dude !! LOL !

vimmuuu said...

@ Rakesh 2 :

Thanks Rakesh. Wish you a happy new year too. Waiting for your version of the translation !

@ Remya :

Ok, so are you coming up with your version? Soon soon ! LOL.

@ Amit :

Ya sure will. Thanks man !