Dahi hota hai!

November 30, 2010

I started a riot when I asked you folks to settle the dahi gender debate.

44 of you voted in the online poll and some of you had heated arguments with me online and in person.

When I announced the results, there was much jubilation in the hota hai camp but I had vowed that the debate would only end when I consulted a Shabdkosh (Hindi dictionary) while in India.

Well … I did.















And as you can see, it is specified as being male: “dahi (m) curd, coagulated milk.”

Clearly listed such.

“Khatta, meetha, jamaya, becha, khaaya jaata hai.”

No scope for argument. No reason to debate.

My husband, of course, was ecstatic. Then, again, he claims he “always” knew this to be correct.

My parents, who had accompanied us to the book store, could only muster nervous laughter.

I decided there was no point lamenting my “defeat.”

And so, I happily posed with a Parag Dairy rate list later that night.


It’s settled for good. Those in the hoti hai camp, I know this is disappointing.

But hey, we are big enough to admit when we are wrong, right?

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2 Responses to Dahi hota hai!

  1. anuNo Gravatar on December 1, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Very nice flow.Good article

    • MansiNo Gravatar on December 8, 2010 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks, anu.


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