Sunday, October 12, 2008

Nazar lag gayi

How many people share their complete irritation for that belief with my friend S? S abhors that notion like no other. I, on the other hand, (shamefully, for being a scientist), have a good amount of belief in the phenomenon. And I think I've jinxed a lot of things for myself in the recent past.....
just thinking.....

13 comments:

Sayesha said...

I used to. A lot. Till it drove me nuts. I think I don't anymore. Wait, I said I think. :P

sqrlnt said...

Hi TGFI

totally random, but have you considered attending the AAPS thats in atlanta this year? If you're looking for a job in the pharma/biotech, they do have a huge career center..

qsg said...

Not that I am any successful with it - but just a thought - if we have the subversive power to jinx the good, we should have the power to unjinx it too...no? Maybe we just don't tap into it enough! No??

Tachyoson said...

I believe

Raj said...

If something goes wrong and there's nothing else to blame it on, nazar lagna comes in quite handy!

Rachna said...

I believe!

Cynic in Wonderland said...

dont know whether i believe, but its a heck of a convinient thing when things go wrong.

madcatfiles said...

I believe, shamelessly. You when suddenly things go haywire and you have no one else to blame..! Nazar lag gayi.. definitely.

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The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

Sash,
hmmm...you think ?? :p

sqrlnt,
thanks for the tip off. let me see if i can go.

qsg,
unjinx it! i like that thought. ;)

tachyoson,
:), me too,

raj,
heh. that too.

rachna,
wow. so many believers.

cynic,
ahha. another one for the ease of blame-shifting. :)

madcatfiles,
heya. and thanks. yes its an easy blame-taker, for sure. :)

shilpa said...

One of those oft said things...Am in scince myself...can't quite wrap my head around it..
How can everything from Rhinovirus to Ebola..be nazar?

cris said...

err what phenomenon are you talking about? Translation?

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

shilpa,
yeah.

cris,
in Hindi "nazar lag gaya" means that someone has cast an evil eye on something nice that means that the good thing will disappear or go away or suffer. sort of like jinxing something.

Anonymous said...

Is there anyway to Unjinx !
If yes please drop me an email on this .

-Shailenda Sharma
sharma.shailendra@gmail.