This is another attempt to describe the famous proverb being spoken in our colloquial language. Meaning:- Pride makes one think too high of himself. blinds one to the dangers. There Stood, close to a mango tree, a bamboo reed. The mango tree was stout and strong. its branches spread out in all directions. The reed… Continue reading Pride goes before a fall
All is fair in love and war .
Meaning of the proverb : Be true to your group clan or nation. Don't be traitor. Don't sell yourself and your people for money or power, to the enemy. The proverbs “Never a Quisling be” came from the backdrop of the second World War. Here, Quislings are termed as the enemy within (traitor). It is… Continue reading Never a Quisling be
A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed Lord Krishna and Sudama were studying together at the sage Sandipani’s Ashram when they were kids. They were good friends. As their studies were over they parted as friends forever. Years rolled by Krishna became the king of Dwarika led life in luxury while Sudama led his… Continue reading A Friend In Need is a Friend Indeed
The page is an attempt to explain the meanings of proverbs through short stories. I have tried to bring out illustrative stories from mythology, history, anecdotes etc. To me, proverbs can be well defined only through the story and closely related to the culture of the contemporary society.