August 11, 2013

Sar Salamat, to Pagdi hazaar.

English : If your head is intact, you can have a thousand turbans.

Meaning : In troubled times, save yourself first, everything else is unimportant.
Ek haath se taali nahin bajati

English: One hand alone cannot clap
Meaning : It takes two to quarrel
Okhali mein sir diyaa to musal se kya Darana.

English: If you have put your head into the mortar then why fear of the pestle.

Meaning: If you have started a difficult task, don't bother about the outcome.

November 01, 2012

Anta Bhala To Sab Bhala

end well so all is well.

All is well if end is well.

Oonchi Dukan Pheka Pakwaan

high shop, vapid food.

only the perception of status is high but the reality is something else.

Raam Raam Japna Paraya Maal Apna

Repeat Ram Ram,  your money is my money.

pretending to be like a saint but having a very greedy nature.

October 29, 2012

Yeda ban ke Peda khana

Pretending to be a simpleton and eating sweets

Meaning: Pretending to be a simpleton and enjoying all the benefits that may come ones way due to the pretense.

October 28, 2012

Naak Katna.

To cut Nose

Meaning:  To disrespect to to shame someone.

Naak pe makhi na baidne dena

 Not allowing a fly to sit on the nose

Meaning:  To be very proud and pretentious.

Naak Ragdna

Rubbing nose

Meaning:  To plead.

Naak rakhna

To keep nose

Meaning: To uphold respect.

Naak me dum karna

To trouble in nose

Meaning: To trouble someone excessively.

October 25, 2012

Bandar ko Nakhoon Dena

To give a monkey nails

Meaning: Providing a naive person the means to hurt/destroy himself

October 24, 2012

Gadhe ko bapp ba na na

To call a donkey your father or master

Meaning: To give respect or regard a stupid person so as to gain favor

Lakerr ka fakir

Beggar following a line or a predetermined path

Meaning: Linear thinking or Bureaucratic

Sawari apne saman ki khud zimmedar

Passengers responsible for their own luggage.

Meaning:  you are responsible for your own actions.

Tel dekh, tel ki dhar dekh

Look at the oil and its flow.

Meaning:   be flexible according to situation.

February 01, 2007

Uske ghar mein der hai andher nahi

There is delay in his house but not injustice

Meaning: In god's house there might be delay in serving justice but never overlooked