Category Archives: Code of conduct

It doesn’t matter if you don’t love me, but it would be hurtful if you choose to love some rascal.

Here is an attempt of me to translate the Hindi song,”tum agar mujhko na chaahoto…” from the movie “Dil hi to hai” I do not mind it much, if you do not love me, But it would be difficult if … Continue reading

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my village, my native place.

Here is an attempt by me to translate into English the great Telugu lyric of Sirivennela, ” yI gAlI, yI nElA, yI vUru selayEru….”. This breeze, this earth, this bubbling torrent coursing through this village Verily my parents are they, … Continue reading

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Wide eyes.

Here is my attempt at translation, into English, of a few opening paragraphs of a famous Telugu novel ‘Visala Netralu’ (Wide Eyes ) of Pilaka Ganapati Sastry, which I read long decades ago, in the Telugu weekly ‘Andhra Patrika’ In … Continue reading

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Why bicker , bro. You live your life. And let him, his.

Here is somethingin Telugu, for such siblings that are at loggerheads with each other. I’ll try to translate it into English , a while, soon. నాకు నాదో విజ్ఞప్తి: భూమి తిరుగుతోంది, కాలం గడుస్తోంది. మనుషులు మారుతున్నారు, రోజుల్ని మారుస్తూ. సమాజంలో మార్పులు తెర్లుతున్నాయి, కడలిపై … Continue reading

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It’s a carnival . It’s Holi in Ayodhya too.

Rama is sitting in the lotus posture in the assembly hall . His eyes are closed, he seems to be meditating. Sita, newly wed, approaches him stealthily , taking care that her anklets do not jingle. She has a golden … Continue reading

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To beg is demeaning. To refuse what is begged for is as demeaning.

Here is story about the generousness of Karna . Once, Lord Krishna desired to put the famed philanthropy of Karna to test. He goes to Karna’s abode. Karna is taking bath just then. There is a precious and beautiful goblet … Continue reading

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The doting maa frowns on her son’s heartless prank .(From Munshi Prem Chand’s Hindi story, ‘Maa’.)

Fifth instalment of my attempt at translation into English of poignant Hindi short story by Munshi Prem Chand, titled , ‘Maa’. xxxxxxxxxxxx Prakash, Karuna’s child, is ten years old. He has grown into a strong, handsome and pleasant- looking boy, … Continue reading

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