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Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Interview with Arun Krishnan

After going through Arun Krishan's podcasts on Learn Hindi Through Bollywood Movies, I had to write and try to set up a personal interview with him. SUCCESS!

The interview was awesome and I wanted to share it with all of you. So, if you don't mind traveling over to my website I Crave Bollywood, you can read it there and hopefully come back to let me know what you thought about it. Thanks!

My Interview with Arun Krishnan

Friday, November 09, 2007

A Fun New Way To Learn Hindi

In the recent past (only a few posts ago actually) we spoke about programs to help you learn Hindi and other Indian languages. However, there's a non-traditional way to learn Hindi and its more fun than "a barrel of monkeys" as we say in America. I wonder what the saying would be in India. Any help here?????

Anyway, I found a new way to learn Hindi from a post on my friend Aswin's Blog. It's called Cutting Chai. The creator Arun Krishnan designs podcasts so that we can "Learn Hindi from Bollywood Movies".

Besides listening to the podcasts, you can follow along with the written dialogues that he has meticulously written as well. Along with metaphors, similies and sarcasm, Arun takes learning Hindi to a new and hilarious level.

If you want a fun way to learn Hindi, please give Arun's site a try. He'll take you through all kinds of situations that you may encounter on your journey through India and how to deal with them. For instance, you may find yourself in the "Garden of Love" which often happens in Bollywood, or you may accidently dash your car into another's on the chaotic roads of India. What would you do or say to remedy the matter without much provocation? Have you had less than perfect dealings with a rickshaw driver? Arun has it all figured out for you. You'll be speaking Hindi in no time and surprising not only yourself but your family and friends too.

As they say in many a Bollywood film ... Sada sukhi raho aur jeeti raho (Be happy forever and live for a long time)

Friday, November 02, 2007

Learning An Indian Language

Whether you want to start learning a new language, improve on one you already know, or teach your little one, there are two great places to start. The first is Baby Hindustani. The second is The Rosetta Stone.

Both programs are amazing and you'll be speaking fluntly in no time. Try them out today.