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Old 6th March 2008, 14:05   #121
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You forgot another important thing about India besides Traffic & Food - Indian Music & Movies.

I think Sam wooed you with Bollywood songs
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OK I'll do it. As most of my friends know, I have no great feelings for bollywood, unlike Normally_crazy who loves and lives Bollywood.

While I am not too fond of it, I have a healthy respect for the genre.

Bollywood, especially Shahrukh Khan is massively famous in Germany, with entire sections of music stores and libraries dedicated to bollywood.

TheOne® however had not seen any Bollywood. No exposure and no idea.

Armed with the knowledge that she loves old style movies and musicals and loves melody and dancing and all beautiful things, I came to her home with a German Subtitled version of "Kabhi Khushi, Kabhi Ghum"

The rest I think is history. I may have created a Bollywood monster. 3.5 hours of emotions and she enjoyed it thoroughly. Also is madly in love with the title track, amongst other Hindi songs.

I'm now thinking that my exposure to Bollywood is going to increase greatly lol. My only guide is normally_crazy.
So, no prize for me for getting it right?
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we refer to love from the depths of the liver than from the bottom of the heart. The fascination with the heart is a western one though we do have references to the heart too. I dont know the reason for this - probably the fact that the liver purifies blood while the heart is only the pump?
Wow, that is interesting. I have never heard this with reference to the liver before, never. The liver purifying blood and the heart pumping it through the body... Makes sense and has a beautiful meaning with regards to love. But then again what about the heart beating faster when you feel strong emotions or the heart beat stopping when in shock and so on?
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TheOne®'s real name is Jenny!
Ah so it is out then, lol.

Yup Jennifer's the name and Discover India's the name of the game

EDIT: This is now officially the longest Introduction thread in the history of Team-BHP. The amazing thing is that members are still welcoming you. Truly wonderful.
You know, in a way my dear, you've already moved to India.

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Hallo everyone,


I look forward to sharing my first-hand experiences with you on this forum. See you around!
Oh tat is great intro.And special welcome for Sam friend."Sam" is special to me even though not other way around.Coz I love audio and listen wat sam and navin says.Now I have one more in the circle.

So hope you won't fall out from the forum and push you brain over here
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EDIT: This is now officially the longest Introduction thread in the history of Team-BHP. The amazing thing is that members are still welcoming you. Truly wonderful.
You know, in a way my dear, you've already moved to India.
I know what you mean, it truly feels wonderful. And I am really really pleasantly surprised. I have said it before but once again: thanks to all of you for all those warm welcomes!
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welcome to team-bhp TheOneBhabhiJi®.
Okay i have rated an excellent to the thread.
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You know, in a way my dear, you've already moved to India.
Moved to India and 'moved by' India!

Welcome TheOne®, and have a wonderful time, both on TBHP and in India.
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Welcome to India TheOne@ ,the land of happiness and joy

Padahro Mahre Desh Ma

Cheers!
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welcome onboard team-bhp!!!

wow!! your intro thread just broke the record of maximum(121) replies earlier held by one toyota lover who is no longer around, but i am sure our beloved yeti ('sameer singh kapasia' will make sure you are around.)
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Interestingly, most references to love and romance in Indian languages talk about the liver more than the heart (Jigar in Hindi, Karal in Malayalam, etc) - we refer to love from the depths of the liver than from the bottom of the heart. The fascination with the heart is a western one though we do have references to the heart too. I dont know the reason for this - probably the fact that the liver purifies blood while the heart is only the pump?
Hmm..well... Half of all hindi movie titles and songs have the word "Dil"
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Actually, it should be "I will give my kidney's blood to your lovely red lips"

Dude you can't mix up kidney and liver just because it is mixed while eating, lol

In any case, blood from the kidney just might piss someone off.
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Nope. It means I will give blood from my LIVER.

Interestingly, most references to love and romance in Indian languages talk about the liver more than the heart
The fascination with the heart is a western one though we do have references to the heart too.
I would strongly disagree with you. Hindi songs are almost always about the dil, the heart. Pyaar is also done Dil se. Under, over, around and inside your dil.

Jigar can be translated as liver, but it more commonly refers to spunk/ guts/ courage. Yeh kaam karne ke liye Jigar chahiye. You need guts to do this work.

Itne paise kharch karne ka mera jigar nahi tha. I did not have the courage to spend that much money.

In fact there are few songs that refer to Jigar and love. Give me an example of a romantic song with the word Jigar. You will find that very few exist.
I can think of a Himmesh song (because I detest him) from Humko Deewana Kar gaye. Tum nazar mein, tum jigar mein utar gaye etc.
I am sure there are more, but nowhere in comparison to the number of times Dil is used in Hindi songs.

Do not confuse this romantic notion with Kaleje ka tukda (literally translated as a piece of my liver) which means someone inseparable, precious to you. Again, kaleje ka tukda is less romantic and more parental in nature.

I do not know about Malayalam but I cannot think of any Hindi song where love is expressed from the bottom of the liver. Gautam? Can you?


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Hmm..well... Half of all hindi movie titles and songs have the word "Dil"
Exactly.


Lastly: Sorry dear, back to your intro thread...

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welcome on board, would u mind translating your signatures in english
Cheers
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WOW....this is officially the longest intro thread ever.!


Welcome aboard Jenny.!

Have a pleasant stay here.


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In fact there are few songs that refer to Jigar and love. Give me an example of a romantic song with the word Jigar. You will find that very few exist.
on top of my mind, "jaane jigar jaane man...."

you are right about the courage part.

"terer paas jagir hai, to mere paas jigar hai" -phool aur kaante.
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Jigar can be translated as liver, but it more commonly refers to spunk/ guts/ courage. Yeh kaam karne ke liye Jigar chahiye. You need guts to do this work.

Itne paise kharch karne ka mera jigar nahi tha. I did not have the courage to spend that much money.

In fact there are few songs that refer to Jigar and love. Give me an example of a romantic song with the word Jigar. You will find that very few exist.
Jigar is overloaded word. While literally it means liver, it is figuratively used for courage like in the examples you gave above. It however is also used as *heart* in several songs.

An example of a few romantic songs with jigar is

"Jaane kahan mera, Jigar gaya ji". A lovely song where Johnny Walker is searching for his heart.

"Nazar ke saamne, jigar ke paas", Jigar here is definitely used as heart and not liver or courage.


Then ofcourse, there is Beedi Jalai-le, Jigar se piya, Jigar ma badi aag hai
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