Saturday, November 11

From Pomegranates to Tomatoes

In 50 years, subcontinental tastes seem to have gone from seed to pulp.



Ichakdaana Bichakdaana, daane upar daana,
Chhat ke upar ladki naache, ladka hai deewana
Bolo kya? Anar!

One little seed, two seeds, seed upon seed,
The girl dances on the roof, the boy is enamored
Guess what? A Pomegranate!

(Viewer discretion advised below.)



Tippa dile goila jaibo, ras jato poira jaibo
Duidin pare khaio bandhu, jatan koira raikho
jouban amar lal tomato, hai hai jouban amar lal tomato

Squeeze it and it'll melt, all the wet juice will run...
Wait two days to eat it, friend, keep it with care
My youth's a red tomato, yoohoo my youth's a red tomato.


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3 Comments:

Anonymous Shunya said...

This is quite hilarious! Seed to pulp indeed. What movie is the lal tomato clip from and when was it made?

1:50 AM  
Anonymous Dukhiram said...

'Noya Mastan' *ing Megha, 2005/6.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous sylheti said...

Hahahaha .... haalaa....proud to be a bangal ekhon.........eta dekh modonera.... banaise haalaay bangalera

ami more gesi... more gesi...

I'll never look at a tomato again in the same way ...

1:24 PM  

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