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Again, I don’t know the author of this one too. I have just copied the post in toto from some forwards. If anyone etc etc …….

I shall attempt to do a rough and ready English translation of Didi’s phrases, at some future date once I have regained my health, but be it known that the pristine quality of her language cannot be translated.

The occasion – KKR winning the IPL 5. The venue – Kolkata.


Mamata Didi’s KKR Keynote Address

Our Bongo Leader’s Keynote Address at the felicitation for KKR, after its IPL victory, at Eden Gardens recently.  I apologize to non-Bongs for not being able to translate this epochal piece of history (if you’ll pardon some tautology). This is beyond my humble capability: Tagore can be translated, but not Didi.  Also apologies for the non-attribution: I don’t know who first transcribed this.

“Aaj KKR bangla ke gorbito koreche…eta Amader joy…Shahrukh er joy…Ma, Mati, Manush-er joy….. arey dhur, sorun na mukher samne theke”

“Shahrukh, cake, cake”. “When we cut cake, we will habh that shong”.

Ei Yusuph!! Yusuph…..come come… cake khao!! Shakib-edike aso taratari….ei Lakhi koi ?

“Gautam prothom katbe…o Captain……Gautam, pls cut cake…this side this side……move move, let Captain turn”

“Apnara sunun bhalo kore…..When we cut cake, we will cut in backside so you can all see….Modon, tumi sore darao, manush amader backside theke dekche”.

“Ei media ke sorte bolun….apnara douroben na…..Only team dourobe, apnara douroben na bole dilam!!”

“Sob dorshokra, apnader bolchi…apnara sobai gaiben dhitang dhitang bole ar ekhane Shahrukh ar Jeet player der niye nachbe…naach suru korun”

“Ei tomra bajna bajao….…..Dev apnio asun….sobai sore jaan era nachbe….aj amra saradin enjhoy korbo”


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I am passionate about football, jazz, classic rock, classic movies, crime, science fiction and P G Wodehouse. And also about NBA, western and Indian classical music. Since the wife will also read this blog, I cannot reveal my other passions in public. Have one son who plays the guitar, spent some time as an animator and now works for a digital marketing and advertising company. I also have one (1) wife. I spent a lot of my time on my music and books collection. I also have a passion for travelling but not a great deal of time and money to spend on this. Hopefully, in the future, I'll be able to do so.


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