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Good afternoon friends,

Someone just challenged me that no one is going to buy my book or read it. It hurts a lot when your life partner, afraid of your success, stoops too low to discourage you. He pretends to sympathize with my book sales going slow. That’s why I am doing everything I can to promote my book. I am not afraid of failure now because my marriage of 14 years has been my biggest failure. Yet, here I am alive to share jokes and stories with you. My only dream is to work hard and reach that level where I could extend my support, moral, physical and financial support to those who have been the victims of unfortunate circumstances. So, I promise never to give up. As Robert Frost has rightly said.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.

But I have promises to keep.

And miles to go before I sleep.

And miles to go before I sleep.

That’s it! Now it’s time to think of something funny. I was going through my emails when I read some gossip headlines pertaining to some actress called Akanksha Puri. Please forgive my ignorance. I don’t know who this Puri ( deep-fried wheat bread of India) or Chapati ( flatbread made of wheat flour)is, but the last name made me smile. I apologize to anyone who’s reading this and has his or her last name after food. This is purely for fun.

I remember coming across weird and very funny last names in Maharashtra ( India). We had a neighbor called Aglawe ( the one who sets fire). These are some funny names that actually exist :

Potdukhe ( Stomach ache)

Kanphade ( tearing away the ears).

Waghmare ( the tiger slayer).

Gaitonde ( the face of the cow).

Pitale The ones who use brass.

Tambe Named after copper

Lokhande The ones like iron

Sone And the ones like gold.

Keshpage Something related to hair.

Biskute The one who eats lots of cookies and biscuits.

Kharche The one who spends too much money.

Basmaare The one who stinks.

We have people whose last names end with colors in western countries like Brown, Black, White, Green. I would like to know if there are any names like Blue, Pink, Red, Purple or Yellow. I know there’s a Violet but it’s the first name.

In Maharashtra too, people have fantastic surnames ( last names) like

Kale Black

Gore White

Piwle Yellow

Hirve Green.

We had a doctor in our neighborhood called Dr. Patange ( the one who flies kite). My cute adorable maternal grandma would often mispronounce the last names like Labade (pronounced Laa-bde has no meaning but when you read it as La- baa-de, it means a bad guy) as Lafada (affair), Hedau became Hoda to her and she used to call Meshram as Besharam ( Shameless in Hindi) . We used to burst out laughing when she mispronounced the names. She was a real cutie.

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.

William Shakespeare.

This is true. There are similar sounding words which have a different meaning in other languages.

Aai in Marathi means mom, whereas Aai in Tamil means poop. Oh my God! What a nasty degradation from a mother to poop! Naak in Hindi means nose and in Tamil it means tongue. So, there’s everything in a name and our tongues must be careful and think twice before speaking. It’s the softest part of our body, capable of causing the breaking of our bones or teeth. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to visit my website. Hope you enjoyed reading my blogs. 😊😊


19 thoughts on “MONDAY BLUES (24)

  1. Thank you so much, dear Luisa. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️. It makes me so happy to read your appreciative comments.

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  2. My dear lady, please remember that some of the finest artists and writers never were recognized in their own lifetimes. Vincent Van Gogh had sold all of one painting at the time of his death, and Hemingway had to write four books before one actually sold a thousand copies. Sales are no measure of success in a writer.

    And a true partner is one who talks you up, not down. Shame on him.

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  3. Thank you so much, dear. I feel so much better with your sweet comments. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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  4. Oh my goodness how true. There is indeed so much behind the name Aparna. But my darling, continue to look up and beyond anything or anyone who tries to break your spirit and squash your joy. I agree with Ana Daksina, “sales are no measure of success in a writer.” Still, that does not mean you give up on your dreams. Look past the distractions because those distractions don’t want you to succeed. Hugs and smooches my dear friend. πŸ€—πŸŒΊπŸ€©πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸ¦‹πŸ˜

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  5. Thank you so much, dear Kym. I am so happy to hear that. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©β˜•

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  6. I admire your strength and resolve. Keep doing what you’re doing, despite what others may say. Success is measured by what you get back from something – it does not have to be monetary. Think of all the happiness (and escape) that you get from writing, and you will see that you are already a success.
    A fabulous post, as always. Keep smiling. Keep writing. x


  7. Thanks for sharing these last names and their different meanings. 😊

    You are such a strong woman, my dear Aparna. Being able to write a book is already a success. I haven’t even written a book but you have. I truly admire you.

    Keep strong, my friend.


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