Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pure and Duplicate

This is ghee-English language desperately tried to find an equivalent like clarified butter. Alright this that-ghee.

This is a cheap, and very common, substitute for above. It is called vanaspati (vegetable) ghee-it is hydrogenated vegetable oil.

The two are as different from each other as are any pure and duplicate things. In common parlance the former is called desi ghee and the latter dalda (a brand name gone generic). These are used as metaphors to differentiate between genuine and fake things in Urdu land.