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)