Friday, June 3, 2011

mere paas 'maa' hai... tere paas 'key' hai...?!

Maa (mom) to theek hai... the question is whether to 'key' or not to 'key'...




maa hoop




An incident that happened in 2007-08 inspired me to make this design. the story goes like... 


In 2007-08 season of cricket, Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh was accused of abusing Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds. Wonder why was calling 'monkey' termed as a racial abuse... just because Symonds is from mixed race maybe?!


Coming back to the monkey business.... I mean the story behind the 'monkey calling'. Only Indians knew this one. These two got into a verbal brawl. And Harbhajan being the hot headed punjabi munda, must have said 'teri maa ki...' Which loosely means 'your mum's...' and nothing further. Its a way of teasing or say partially abusing. And all Symonds understood and held onto was 'maa-key', which eventually made sense as 'monkey' to him.  Indian news channels were flooded with this revelation and amusing piece for days.


And this is how came the 'ki' to the 'maa'...




maa + key


One night some friends were partying at my old house. Two of them (one sporty and one experimental) saw these two pairs of earrings (maa-key) that had arrived the same evening. They loved it and picked them up right then and to spice things up further, both kept gold for one ear and silver for the other. 




maa-key earrings


The above is the sporty ones pairs' current picture, here maa is gold and the other is silver. 


Anyone else with a funny story behind a piece of jewellery?



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

great execution and belief in the quirke idea dipika...keep em cumming...hmm

dvj said...

Dear anonymous... I have sailed on a new path to design now.. belief is what drives me... theres no looking back! Happy you enjoyed the quirk. Keep dropping by for more.

gold investment plan said...

is this a brooch?

dvj said...

Dear Gold investment plan/planner... Please read the post or the label under the pictures to know what the product is.

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