Friday, July 28, 2006

Bhagvad Gita in Bambaiyya Tapori?

Out of the blue God knocked up the whole bang lot. ... God said, 'Let's have some light' and bingo — light appeared.
This is how the new "sometimes irreverent, always entertaining" second volume of the popular Aussie Bible opens. In Aussie slang it tells a "ripping yarn about Jesus of Nazareth" who is generally believed to be "God's toddler."

Remember the parable of the Garden of Eden, the one that explains the "original sin?"
This is how the story is told in the just-released More Aussie Bible:
There was this sheila who came across a snake-in-the-grass with all the cunning of a con man. The snake asked her why she didn't just grab lunch off the tree in her garden. God, she said, had told her she'd be dead meat if her fruit salad came from that tree, but the snake told her she wouldn't die. So she took a good squiz [look] and then a bite and passed the fruit on to her bloke. Right then and there, they'd realized what they'd done and felt starkers [naked].
I am sure this version would encourage many to pick up and read the "original."

I have never read the Bhagvad Gita. But if anyone is willing to retell it (or for that matter any of our religious classics) in Bambaiyya tapori [Abey Arjun, jo bola hai woh karne ka. Saamne punter koi bhi ho, woh tere se panga liyela hai to usko udhareech tapka daalne ka. Baki sab zhanjhat soch ke dimaag ka dahi nahi karne ka, kya?], I am game to try it.

That's of course, if it gets past the "bhai log" who protect our culture and religious values.

Read about the More Aussie Bible here and here.

2 comments:

Indo Tomodachi said...

Bole to sahi hai baap!

Perspective Inc. said...

I'd be first in line to read the Gita then.... LOL!