mAyAbazAru, vankAya pacci pulusu & ullipAya bellappulusu ...

Hari K Tadepalli (Hari_K_Tadepalli@ccm.co.intel.com)
Mon, 04 Aug 97 14:39:00 PDT


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Properties of #pulusu# ? Besides taste, preservability is one of its fantastic 
properties. Being  inherently acidic, pulusu can be preserved over long periods 
of time ranging 
anywhere between 6 hours to 2 days without refrigeration; with refrigeration, 
the life is extended to a week. This is of great benefit to the ergomaniac busy 
NRT community. Nutritionally, #pulusu# has plenty of C vitamin, some protien 
and small number of calories; Any of the vitamin advantages of the 
vegetables contained in the pulusu are lost through over boiling. Pulusu is 
highly soporific & the chief cause for afternoon naps in classrooms and 
offices (a property commonly shared with its Tamil cousin #sAmbAru#). It is 
my theory that preserving #pulusu# for a few hours or more increases its 
alchohol content automatically, thus explaining its soporific properties. [It is
my sincere conjecture about history that Viswamitra had castigated his sons 
to the Telugu nAdu for their indulgence in #pulusu#, thereby by sleeping too 
much and neglecting their ordained scriptural duties & we thus became the 
rightful heirs to pulusu. It is also my guess that #duryOdhana# was under the 
inebriating effects of a long saved #pulusu# dish when he tried to disrobe 
#draupadi#]. 


Looking into future, I can see many visions about our great Telugu pulusu: of 
Macdonalds pateting our pulusu and serving it as Mac-pulusu, pizza-hut 
opening a new joint called #pulusu-pAka#, of Safeway selling #pulusu# in 
cans, of Pepsi and Coke imitating #pulusu# with the name Tamarind beer (or 
some such), instant pulusu bags by Lipton or P&G - the possibilites are 
limitless. #kAvuna telugu vAramugA manamandaramU pulusuni gUrchi 
garvichavalenu#. 


T. Hari Krishna

"You dont have to stop to smell the pulusu"
 [#ISwara nAma samvatsaramu, SrAvana Suddha pADyami, sOmavAramu#] 


[Editorial note: I have begun my own brand of Telugu nostaligia series. Time 
and readers' interests permitting, I intend to add to this series with 
guaranteed nostalgic anecdotes and effects - along the lines of  "Mr.chanTi and 
I used to 
lick the same lollipop together, used to spin the same top simultaneously with 
different cords, #lekkala mAsTAri jellakAyalu# are the best I have ever eaten, 
anyone has more of them to email ?....". 

Forthcoming topics will be: Andhra praSasti-pacchaLLu, TeluguvADi 
Atmagouravam:UragAyalu, haiskUlu chirutiLLU-oka tulanAtmaka pariSIlana, 
kandichElallO dAguDumUtalu, marripUDi maramarAlunDalu 
maravagalanA..., bachchAlU-bongarAlu: a passion for excellence,  
challapallilO kOtikommacculu, EDavataragati prEmalEkhalu, afternoon ice-
proot baLLu, chIrAla bIchilO Saradindu chandrikalu, mA tAta manasu 
dOchina chinnadi: SrEshThamaina lanka pogAku, vagairA vagairaalu. Also, 
readers can specify their choices 

Watch this space for more !!!  Jai Telugu Talli]


Brain Teasers (or, #pulusu# for thought):
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- Descriptive question: #pulusu, sAmbArulaku gala vyatyAsamulanu 
  kluptamugA vivarincunadi#

- Disputative question: #samarthinchumu lEdA teganADumu: "iDleelu 
  nanzuTaku sAmbAru mAtramE vADavalenu"#

- #pulusu padamuni prayOgincheDu telugu sinimA 
  pATlu E mUDinTinainanU udaharincumu#. 

- #samasyApUraNa:  "pulusuna kanTe sAmbArE minna yeTlenchinan"#; 
  The denigration of #pulusu# must be annulled in the #pUraNa#.

- #sandhi# anomaly: explain why #majjigAnnamu# is #savarNa dIrgha 
  sandhi# while #perugannamu# is not a #yeNAdESa sandhi# ? 


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