Thursday, July 27, 2006

HeartBeat and about French version of Goddess Lakshmi....

I was watching a Program called as "HeartBeat" on StarOne last night. You need to answer certain question and depending on your biological state, they give you a count of hearbeats that you have, to answer that question. You stay calm and get as more heartbeats...dont ask me how.. i missed that part of the program..

Okay. Yesterdays participant was Mini Mathur. She was looking really nice. Kept her cool. She had her brother Sonu and husband Kabir helping her over the phone. She got the first question correct. The question was about the languages that are there on the currency note. She had won 10 Lakhs..The second question was about the popular brands names after mythological characters.

The list goes like this...actually i remember only the following 8 out of 10 ( poor memory).

1. Samsonite
2. Canon
3. Nokia
4. Dabur
5. Horlicks
6. Lakme
7. Mazda
8. Adidas

At first she had excluded Lakme from her answer. But she had one chance to correct herself (which is a bonus). Her brother Soonu called her and said that Lakme is the French version of Lakshmi..Mini, i guess was puzzled.. she was like "soonu..lakshmi is money..the goddess of money ??? " ...and her brother was really really irritated..He gave her a tiny blasting by saying "Come on ya..zab hum unke gods ko le sakte hain, toh woh kyon hain??"..

This brought a smile on my face..TRUE..why cant they take our gods ?

Yeah ! and she had won the second round as well, but decided to quit as a true satisfied person (non-greedy i would say).

Okay, i learnt two things from this show..

1. The contemporary indian currency note contains the value of the note in "Konkani" as well.[ I always thought/heard that konkani did not have a written form]
2. Lakme is the French version of "Lakshmi"...

So, i was not wrong 15 years ago, when i used to call myself "Lakme" instead of Lakshmi..see, i had so much of wisdom as a kid ;-)

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