Ravinder Singh (NY) recently took his vacation and decided to come live here in Espanola, New Mexico for a few months. He has been helping some of the sangat get better at conversational Punjabi. Twice a week they have been meeting and just having fun talking (or trying to talk) in Punjabi as best as possible. This is one thing that I really want to do….but unfortunately I kept being unable to participate because of various duties (Server crashes, SikhNet Fundraiser, etc). We finally found a formula that works…which is to have this meeting over lunch. So this afternoon he cooked up some yummy Indian food and we sat around eating and talking in Hinglish-Pinglish. (Punjabi/Hindi mixed with English). It was quite fun! The whole time I was eying the big dubbas of besan ladhoos and pinnis that Ravinder had brought with him from New York (just in case he couldn’t get something to eat here in Espanola! Hahaha). At the end he was merciful enough to give us all some. These little round things just bring back memories from my days of boarding school in India.
So, after some nice learning and conversation, a full belly of Indian food and topped off with a ladhoo I headed back to the office with a smile on my face. See you all next week for more Hinglish-Pinglish and yummy food with Ravinder Singh!
Ps. Out of curiosity I did a search for Hinglish and there it was on Wikipedia. Pinglish though didn’t have enough clout so was polish and english mix instead of Punjabi. Grrr..