ओस चाटने से प्यास नहीं बुझती – A fog cannot be dispelled by a fan (January 2021)

Namaste Kids, While it was just the last month when we had our end-of-the-year event, somehow it seems quite far off. Hope you are doing fine. The idiom for this month’s assignment is “ओस चाटने से प्यास नहीं बुझती”. Its literal meaning is licking dew does not quench thirst. Pretty odd, right? Here, it is not the literal meaning but

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Do Good and Forget – नेकी कर दरिया में डाल (October 2020)

नेकी कर दरिया में डाल (Neki Kar Dariya Mein Daal) is the idiom of the month. While it is not in pure Hindi, it is one of the famous Indian idioms that captures the essence of a powerful life as well as spiritual lesson. In this idiom, there are two key words: Neki (which means auspicious deed; and in Hindi

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Being Manipulative – अपना उल्लू सीधा करना (September 2020)

As you know, the current theme for the monthly assignments is to expand on various Hindi idioms and proverbs. In addition to building a better understanding of the Hindi language and achieving deftness in the writing and speaking skills, these topics also help in gaining the deep philosophical teachings in those idioms. And, intuitively, these assignments help in gaining the

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Ek aur ek gyarah hote hain – एक और एक ग्यारह होते हैं (August 2020)

Continuing on the theme of Hindi proverb and idioms, the topic for this month’s assignment is to review and expand on the phrase Ek aur ek gyarah hote hain (एक और एक ग्यारह होते हैं). Does one and one really make eleven? One would say one and one make two – at least arithmetically. Then, doesn’t 1+1=11 seem absurd? That’s what

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention – आवश्यकता आविष्कार की जननी है (May 2020)

In the majority of the discussions I recently had with family or friends, one particular idiom has been quoted the most. Be it the work environment, schooling from home, shopping with social distancing, modification to daily routines, or interactions with family and friends, people are discovering newer, sometimes novel, ways to cope with the situation. Yes, you may have guessed

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This too shall pass – यह समय भी बीत जाएगा (April 2020)

“This too shall pass” (यह समय भी बीत जाएगा) is the topic of assignment for this month. There are at least two angles to look at this idiom: one is obvious; the other, not so. But, both have deep spiritual significance. In the age of COVID-19 spread, this month’s topic, its different interpretations, and the lessons we draw from it become

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