There are words, and there are words. Some words can be easily translated, others need to be described. As a part of the A to Z blogging challenge, everyday in the month of April, I will try to capture the "Soul" of a word from an Indian language in exactly 100 words.
If you are born and brought up in India, you are multi-lingual out of necessity. By the time I was four, I was fluent in three languages- English, the language of instruction; Tamil, which was spoken at home; adn Hindi, reserved for conversations with the “help”.
Over the years, I acquired new languages and forgot old ones. But every one of those languages left behind a legacy of words. Words that almost defy translation. Words that have nuances that can only be described. Where the “Soul” goes beyond the word itself. Words that need over 100 words to be captured.
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.