Thursday, February 5, 2015

419 Anywhere a brother-in-law, but not in a brinjal-garden!!! Explain this proverb!!!

419 कहीं भी ब्रदर इन-ला हो सकता है, परन्तु बैंगन बगीचे में नहीं।  (तॆलुगु लोकोक्ति).

౪౧౯ ఎక్కడైనా బావే కానీ, వంగతోటలో కాదు.

Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh State, India, met Mr. Bill Gates at  W.E.O. Davos meet 2015, and said that Mr. Bill Gates was his friend, and a narrated his first encounter with him of some years back.  Ok.  Welcome.

चंंद्र बाबू नायुडु , आंध्र प्रदेश के मुख्य मंत्रीजी , मैक्रोसाफ्ट उद्योगपती , दुनिया के नंबर १ अमीरी आदमी, बिल गेट्स, को दावोस डब्ल्बयू . ई. सी. सभा में मिला, और पत्रकारों से बोला  -- बिल गेट्स मेरा दोस्त है, और महानू बाबू साहॆब ने बिल गेट्स से अपने प्रथम समागम के कहानी सूनाया।  ओके, स्वागत है।

శ్రీ చంద్రబాబు నాయుడు గారు, ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ ప్రథమ ముఖ్యమంత్రి గారు, ప్రపంచ నంబర్ ౧ ధనపతి, మైక్రోసాఫ్ట్ అధినేత శ్రీ బిల్ గేట్ గారితో , దావోస్, స్విట్జర్ లాండ్ లో జరిగిన ప్రపంచ ఆర్ధిక వేదిక సమావేశంలో కలిసారు.   ఆ తరువాత, కొన్నేళ్ళ క్రితం తనకు శ్రీ బిల్ గేట్స్ గారితో జరిగిన ప్రథమ సమాగమం (మొదటి రాత్రి లాంటిది) గురించి పత్రికల వారితో ముచ్చటించారు.  ఓకే, స్వాగతమే.

But one question, लेकिन एक प्रश्न, మరి ఒక ప్రశ్న.

We have a proverb in Telugu langauge.  Anywhere a brother-in-law, but not in a brinjal-garden!!!  We shall now explain this proverb!!!

तॆलुगु भाषा में एक लोकोक्ति है।  ऎक्कडैना बावे कानी, वंग तोट लो कादु.  इस का अर्ध-- कहीं भी ब्रदर इन-ला हो सकता है, परन्तु बैंगन बगीचे में नहीं।

తెలుగు భాషలో ఒక లోకోక్తి ఉంది.  ఎక్కడైనా బావే కానీ, వంగతోటలో కాదు.

There is a custom in some villages of their residents calling one another with relationship names like brothers, brother-in-laws, sisters, sister-in-laws, mothers, mother-in-laws, aunts, uncles, what not.

कुछ गावोँ में एक पारंपरिक संप्रदाय है-- उनके निवासी एक दूसरों को संबंधित रिस्तों से बोलकर बात करना।  भाइ, बहन, दीदी, साला, काका, जैसे। 

This proverb proves a Karl Marx dictum that all human relationships are financial-monetary-pecuniary.

यह लोकोक्ति कार्ल मार्कंस के एक वचन को धृव करता है कि-- मानव रिस्ते, सभी, आर्धिक याने द्रव्य आधारित होते है।

ఈ సామెత కార్ల్ మార్క్స్ గారి ఒక వాక్యాన్ని ఋజువు చేస్తుంది.  మానవ సంబంధాలన్నీ ఆర్ధఇక సంబంధాలే.

Background of this proverb.  इस लोकोक्ती के ब्याक ग्रौंड.  ఈ సామెత బ్యాక్ గ్రౌండ్.

Two persons of the same village, who are in the habit of calling one another 'brother-in-law' (may have been actual marital related brothers-in-law, or may not have been), went to a brinjal garden owned by one of the  two.   Seeing the tempting brinjals hanging to the plants, one man said that the brinjals were very good.  The other person owning the garden sensed that the appreciation was intended to ask for some brinjals to carry home.   Immediately, the owner of the garden quipped:  'You can be a brother-in-law anywhere, but not in a brinjal garden.'   The implication is, you cannot have the brinjals gratis (free, gift), and that they should be paid for.

Now, how this proverb can be applied to Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu and Mr. Bill Gates?

Mr. Bill Gates is apparently not only the richest person in the world, but also has also made some facade of being a great Charitable person, claiming to donate some billions to this cause or that cause, and also asking other industrialists to contribute a percentage of their wealth to Charity.  He was also reported to have offered a grant of US$ 100 million to Andhra Pradesh for some noble purpose.  I do not know whether the funds were actually received and properly applied for that noble purpose or not.

Now, we shall examine the question:  Who needs whom?  किसको कौन होना  ?  किस को किस से काम है?  ఎవరికి ఎవరు కావాలి?  ఎవరికి ఎవరితో పని ఉంది?

Very simple.   Andhra Pradesh Government has launched a massive programme of E Governance.  It has hundreds of thousands of computer systems in its Secretariat, Assembly, Offices, Schools, Hospitals, numerous institutions, most of which use Windows Operating System.   I believe that all of them use genuine (not pirated)  Windows O.S., paying millions of bucks indirectly to microsoft, as a part of the price of the computers to the computer-makers and the Original Equipment Manufacturers.   Many of these systems may be using Windows XP version, which Microsoft discontinued to support.

Now, Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu should ask his pal Mr. Gates for free updates to Windows 10, to all the Computer Systems installed in the Andhra Pradesh Government Departments, Institutions.

I am sure, Mr. Bill Gates will not agree.  Reason:  Anywhere a brother-in-law, but not in a brinjal garden.

Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu, if he has any courage of convictions, should go for Open Source Operating Systems based on Unix and Linux, such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, etc. etc. , most of which are free and are available including SOURCE CODE.  That means the linux based OS's can be customised and tailor made by the software experts employed by the Government to suit the needs of the poor of Andhra Pradesh.

Besides, Unix based systems are very secure, both from the point of view of viruses, and stealing of passwords-data-funds.   Everybody politician and bureaucrat steering Andhra Pradesh may not know the vulnerabilities of Windows OS and the sufferings of the using Government Departments and Organisations, owing to the prevailing gross ignorance about the merits and availability of Linux among our bureaucrats and politicians.

No need of begging Mr. Bill Gates.  Mr. Bill Gate's friendliness to Mr. Chandra Babu is a part of the marketing strategies of Bill Gates and Microsoft.  There is no true comradery.

Today's vocabulary आज के पद परिचय ఈ రోజు పద పరిచయం

Comradery, camaraderie (noun): Source

brotherhood, camaraderie, community, company, companionship, comradeship, fellowship, society

Usage: What type of camaraderie exists between Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu and Mr. Bill Gates?

Today's Classical Music आज के शास्त्रीय संगीत ఈ రోజు శాస్త్రీయ సంగీతం 

North Indian Music tune rAg durga.  A beat cycle of 16 notes, called Adi tALam or tIn tAL.   In Carnatic Music this is called Suddh Saveri.  If you wish to see the western notation for the above audio-video, click

उत्तर भारतीय राग दुर्गा।  कर्नाटक संगीत में, यह शुध्ध सावेरी नाम पर प्रसिध्ध है।   उपरोक्त आडियो वीडियो को, वैबीराव गधा हिंदूस्थानी संगीत शैली में मध्य गत, द्रुत गत, स्थाई, दुगुन, चौगुन लया, और झाला प्रस्तुत किया है।

హిందూస్థానీ దుర్గ రాగం.  కర్నాటక సంగీతంలో శుధ్ధ సావేరి.  పై ఆడియో వీడియో ను వైబీ గాడిద హిందూస్థానీ సంగీత శైలిలో కంపోజ్ చేయటం జరిగింది.  దీని పాశ్చాత్య స్వర లిపి చూడాలనుకుంటే క్లిక్

सशेष।  और लिखने का है।  సశేషం.  ఇంకా వ్రాయాల్సింది ఉంది.  To continue.  INcomplete.

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