I’m disappointed. The school has provided an option to switch from the current second language to Sanskrit. And guess what? My fella has opted for the switch. Now tell me, don’t I have reasons to feel disappointed? Do you know what he has to say on this?
Vyas: Amma please, I want to move to Sanskrit.
Me: You must not hop just because your dear friends have chosen to do so. Many are doing it to improve their scores. Its okay if you do ‘okay’ in Hindi. You’ll love it. You liked ‘Lagaan’, ‘Jab We Met’ , ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’…
Vyas: Don’t be silly. I want to change because it (Sanskrit) is easier.
Me: Dei!! Who told you so? Sanskrit is not easy either. Enge, idhe sollu pappom (c’mon try repeating this):
Kaka Krishnaha, Pika Krishnaha Pika-kaka-yoho Kobedhaha?
Vasanthakale samprapthe Kaka, Kakaha, Pikaha,Pikaha!
Vyas: Po ma! I know that Hindi is tough.
Me: Kanna, Hindi is our national language (I wasn’t preachy, God Promise), and you’ll feel nice when you are able to communicate anywhere in India.
Vyas: That, you will manage. Besides, everyone understands English these days.(?!!)
Me: In case we move cities, there is no guarantee that the schools will have Sanskrit as an option..
Vyas: Adhu appo paathukalam (almost saying- lets cross the bridge when it comes!). Andha year struggle pannikaren (Will fight it out that year). Also, I’ll stay back with thatha/patti as I don’t want to change schools.
Me: Sigh!!! Take your time and think through. You’d need to work hard for Sanskrit too..
Vyas: That am doing anyway with Hindi. And you are going to help me.
Me: Yei, enna da! I’ll not get to do a ‘Hindi Conversation’ posts da!
Vyas: Do Sanskrit Conversation posts instead! Simple. Eppadi? An idea! You go blog about this debate now. (tries to look brilliant squinting through his specs and twisting his lips).