I was nominated as Best Asian Diarist on the Asia Blog Awards! It’s awesome to see that people are reading and liking my blog and it’s not just Stick hitting refresh to inflate my counter and make me happy.
I checked out the other nominations, and I think I’m addicted to Domain Maximus. His travel adventures, discriptions of normal Indian life and nerdy musings are so funny, although I have to admit that most of the Indian politics go right over my head. Some of what he says about Hindi remind me of my disasterous attempts to speak Mandarin.
Then there is the merciless use of emphasis to add a little twist into an already infuriating language. How many mallus have been laughed at for downing a few drinks, raising there arms and singing out loud “Khajra Re” instead of “Kajra Re”. Oh yes and we can never get enough of the “Hahahah he said KANA instead of KHANA…” little witticism. That pronounciation will be the end of me. I have often made my maid at home think she is a close male relation. She burns the dal when I do that.