"That the best thing for a man is not to be born, and if already born, to die as soon as possible."
ग. दि. माडगूळकर:
"...सुटकेलागी मन घाबरते, जो आला तो रमला."
Look at the following cartoon of the late Gavankar (गवाणकर)...I find it so funny and rather deep...
I don't like curry of bottle gourd (दुधी भोपळा) but I like the sweet made out of it called: 'Dudhi Halwa' (दुधी हलवा).
In the picture above, in the top frame, the man is looking at the sign board that says: "फक्त २५ पैशात भरपूर दुधी हलवा" (In only 25 paise, plenty of 'Dudhi Halwa').
Marathi word 'halwa' can mean a sweetmeat- pictured immediately below- or a form of the verb: to shake.
As the man walks in (look how happy and excited he looks), he discovers- as shown in the lower frame- that a bottle gourd is hung. Next to it is a signboard that says "Please shake the gourd carefully" and tough looking guy is standing there to ensure its compliance.
Now you expect the man to leave disappointed or to argue with the establishment. Instead he is shown shaking the gourd gently!
Isn't life like a "gourd" trap? Once we enter it, we are reluctant to exit it even after discovering that this is not what we sought.
Happy New Year 2016...