Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Shantamma Parvatamma Chronicles

It all started more than a year ago. One evening, I had finished cooking dinner quite early. While waiting for my flatmates to arrive, Shub happened to call. During the course of our conversation, I happened to tell her how convenient it is to cook with the microwave oven, how I finished cooking much sooner than I had expected to, how it avoids mess and clutter and how I will end up washing less vessels. I went on and on, which prompted her to say that I sound like a housewife. She then proceeded to ask me, in typical Bangalore fashion - Yen ri Shantamma? Adige aaytha?

Subsequently, we would get into this Shantamma mode every now and then and end up amusing ourselves silly. That's when it struck us - lets make this a feature on our blogs - The Shantamma Parvatamma Chronicles, henceforth referred to as TSPC. Their character sketches are here.

So, the other day, Shub remarked that I looked quite thin of late and then proceeded to ask me -

Yen ri shantamma phull figure-aa? ;)

Howdri Parvatamma. Eegina kaaladalli figure-gigure irbeku. Illa andre yaaru tirugkooda nodalla. ;)

Hoon kanri. Namm yajmanru, marathon geerathon antha shanivaara aadre oadakke hogtaare. Adu alde neenu baare baare antha tale tinn taare. Saakaagbittide nange!

Nimm yejamanru bidre. Phull popular aagbitidare. Hudugiru alde hudugurugu kooda phull interest avarabagge. Nimm friendu, hindinbeedi Meenu-akka, avarannu hogalidde hogaliddu.

Howdu. Naanu kooda adeno koodlu kappu maadodikke DYE antha yeno sigothe antharalla..adu talege hachhc bekaa nodtideeni... naan avra ajji antha tilkobaardu nodi jana!

Howdu howdu. DYE hachikolli. Reshme sereenu utkoli. Talege swalpa mallige hoovu mudukoli. Phull lakshanavaagi kaanteera.

Tip-taap kaan bekri naanu. Bob cut maadsi dye hachkondu heng kaantheeni noodi. Aa pakkada mane mahaaalakshmige phull hotte uribeku!

10 comments:

Lively said...

Yenri Shantamma, next foodie trip yavaga?

Anonymous said...

samajh main nahin aya ... *scratching head*

iyer-the-gr8 said...

I am all for chronicles - but please put in translation for the less educated!

Sayesha said...

I second iyer the great! Translation please! Or you could do a live enactment with voiceover for me! :P

Swathy said...

nimma purana( r8 word for cronicles i hope) odi nannu hotte hunnaguvashtu nakkidde nakkiddu... [:D]
yenri parvatamma, ichege jasti horgde ootakke hodangilla?
yavaga hogtira hotlige?

phatichar said...

aiyyaiyyo 'shantham- paa...err parvathammam'

channagide nimma kaanvursationnu ;-)

Ms Taggart said...

Yaake ri papa Parvathammana muduki madi bittri.. chennagi tip taap aagi iro hengasu kyaaracter kodbodalla.. reshme seere, bangarada taali bittu olle jeenees pant hakisri avra jote...

v said...

Parvatamma andre Dr. hendti nyapka bantu.

Direct Quote - Dr. ondu sarti hellidru, "Yaarno Yaarno maduve aagbeku ittu, hogi hogi ee kari thul na maduve aade."

PizzaDude said...

@lively:
Gotilla kanri leelamma. Tumba dina aaythu hogi.

@Anon, iyer-the-gr8, Sash:
The essence of the post is not in the content of the conversation but in the style they speak. I am afraid a translation will not portray that. Will try to put up a translation for subsequent posts. Stick around ok? Ok.

@Swathy:
Hehe! Dhanyavadagalu :D
Howdri. Leelamma-nu adanne keltidru.

@phatichar:
Thanks kanri! :D :D

@Ms Taggart:
Taalme taalme... Sadhyadalle, parvatammanige make-over maadthivi. Avaru innu tip-taap shapenallilla ;)

@v:
Devare!! Yen kaal bandbithide noodi! Hanga helodu?? :O :O

Art said...

super aagi ithu... Shantamma. Nimmabara maathu kathe hege munduvareyali... namigella santosha kodali :)