Comments by ravages

  • reesetee: Thank you!

    Bilby: I take it out, and let it roam the western skies then.

    March 1, 2008

  • Ravages?

    January 3, 2008

  • You're welcome. I shall try adding more Indian/Hindu names

    December 19, 2007

  • Got it. Getting in. Interesting idea, kinda like my old flame - WikiTravel.

    December 19, 2007

  • IGNOU? An acronym for the Indira Gandhi National Open University. It's now forgotten, is the name and only referred to as IGNOU

    December 19, 2007

  • Samskrtam means cultured.

    December 19, 2007

  • from Sanskrit = another name for the god Shiva

    Chandra = Moon
    choodan = lock of hair/

    Chandrachoodan = he who bears the moon in his matted hair. Shiva does.

    Chandrachoodan is also my name.

    December 19, 2007

  • Nataraja
    Chandrachoodan

    December 19, 2007

  • Re: Travel magazine.
    Oh yeah! I am interested. Very, even. Who should I contact?

    C

    December 19, 2007

  • Carthaginian?

    December 19, 2007

  • to die of an overdose of coffee.
    where dead coffee addicts go to.

    coined by me, here -
    http://wordmint.blogspot.com/2006/05/coffeen.html

    December 19, 2007

  • one who visualises words;
    to paint a picture with words.

    December 19, 2007

  • smooth, sweet, feminine.

    describing a language?

    of greek origin(?)

    December 19, 2007

  • design?

    December 19, 2007

  • master
    judge
    high-priest
    owner
    leader

    December 19, 2007

  • the high-priest of blogging

    December 19, 2007

  • a blog lurker

    December 19, 2007

  • I am one.

    December 18, 2007

  • Re: Diesel. Thank you!

    December 17, 2007

  • While Caste does figure in this, the Varnashrama is more a description of the four stages/ashrams in the life of a Brahman -

    as a bachelor, - Brahmachari
    as a husband/family man - Grihasta
    as a senior citizen, beginning his journey towards the final destination - Vanaprasta
    as a monk, cut off from everybody - Sanyasi

    December 17, 2007

  • Benz
    Ford
    Diesel I think is also eponymous

    December 16, 2007

  • as in:
    "click-clickety whirr" You've been added to my mailing list.

    December 16, 2007

  • reminds me of another of my favourite words - click-clickety whirr

    December 16, 2007

  • first used here

    December 16, 2007

  • the blog version of 'single-handedly'

    December 16, 2007

  • Turns out I was wrong. Hing is indeed asafoetida.
    The tamil word for it is Perungaayam. பெர�?ங�?காயம�?

    December 16, 2007

  • Most puritans/religious fundamentalist consider asafoetida as evil. It stimulates the "tamasik" quality in men and that's a bad thing, apparently.

    December 16, 2007

  • I'm not sure. I think it is ginger. The Tamil word for ginger is (H)Inji (இஞ�?சி/இந�?ஜி)

    Let me check.

    December 16, 2007

  • also a typeface. popular.

    December 16, 2007

  • a staple of south India.
    rice cakes/dumplings steamed and served with chutney and sambar.

    possible etymology : Tamil இட�?ட�? + ஆவி (ittu+aavi). இட�?ட�? = place in, ஆவி = steam.

    December 16, 2007

  • ground paste, to be used as a dip. Usually made with coconut. Comes from the Malayalam word Chammandhi

    December 16, 2007

  • tamil "milagu" (மிளக�?) = pepper, and tamil "thanni" (தண�?ணீர�?) = water.

    December 16, 2007

  • a raft, made by splicing together two logs.
    from the tamil word Kattumaram (கட�?ட�? மரம�? meaning bound wood)

    December 16, 2007

  • madras
    city
    and cloth
    and fashion
    and a state of mind.

    December 16, 2007

  • City, actually
    Now Chennai.

    December 16, 2007

  • word first used by (to my knowledge) a flickr contact called FrogMuseum.

    December 16, 2007

  • Cadbury's have a brand called tiffins. great chocolates they make.

    December 16, 2007

  • from tiffing. now Indian for a late-afternoon snack

    December 16, 2007

  • hing is also I, when I have a couple of screws loose
    Or, is that unhing-ed?

    December 16, 2007

  • hing is ginger

    December 16, 2007

  • precisely exact
    exactly precise

    press act

    December 16, 2007

  • I am immensely in love with this word.

    December 15, 2007

  • is it fair to say many instances of loth, or loths, turn one a sloth?

    December 15, 2007

  • crank up the cronk a notch?

    December 15, 2007

  • As the silent-est member of the Cartel, I am sure you will have no trouble getting in. Though, there's a test of logic, and stuff.

    December 15, 2007

  • the libertarian cartel

    December 15, 2007

  • Bull's Eye is how they call the sunny-side up egg in the part of India I live in. Or, well, used to. Not sure now.

    December 15, 2007

  • eee, why not?

    December 15, 2007

  • not to be confused with gobbles?

    boogers also apt, when describing indescribably yucky wet messy things. like this sentence.

    December 15, 2007

  • dangerous cousin, the bull's-eye.

    December 15, 2007

  • often deceptive, appears tame, especially when ketchup is liberally applied on it.

    December 15, 2007

  • The dot also goes here.

    December 15, 2007

  • clickety-clackety
    flippety-floppety
    pitter-patter

    December 15, 2007

  • sausurges lead to baloney money?

    December 15, 2007

  • Thank you!

    C

    December 15, 2007

  • bilby: Wouldn't that be an bomblette?
    boomlet - what your pig will give birth to during periods of heightened economic growth and stock market surges.

    December 15, 2007

  • cues green, rolling meadows.
    cues warm sunlight and a gentle breeze.

    December 15, 2007

  • Sarra: தமிழ�?
    The dot on top defines the retroflex "L" sound.

    December 15, 2007

  • frolic
    happy, happy, joy, joy
    dance.
    gambol

    December 15, 2007

  • kwality, in India. Famous ice-cream brand.

    December 15, 2007

  • ritual
    customs
    binding
    religion
    culture
    practice

    December 15, 2007

  • forced
    out-of-habit
    monotonous
    careless
    superficial

    December 15, 2007

  • common
    accepted
    norm
    consensus
    tradition

    December 15, 2007

  • perfunctory
    machine-like
    convention

    December 15, 2007

  • proforma invoice
    that which could be?
    an example
    potential, prospective

    December 15, 2007

  • A language, of Dravidian (as opposed to Indo-European) origin. Also the people who speak the language. And their culture.

    Speakers in India (mostly the state of Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka, Malaysia & Singapore, and thanks to the diaspora, North America.

    December 15, 2007

  • of rivers. of men. of tastes. of fickle hearts.

    oxbow

    December 15, 2007

  • a large area with manufacturing units, producing similar products. A very Indian (I think) phenomenon. The first was in Guindy, Chennai.

    December 15, 2007

  • Not an omelette.

    December 15, 2007

  • sounds like decibel

    December 15, 2007