Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Crows and Laks

So The Dosa Boys are sitting around at Wangdi's Inn in Darjeeling with the owner Jordan Wangdi, who is a star and all-round great Nepalese dude, when Ivan asks,

"How much does a place like this cost?"

To which Jordan replies

"15 crows"

"What the hell?!" I said, "You bought this using animals?! What's wrong with rupees!?"

So it turns out that a "crore" (pronounced "crow") is like a million rupees.

But it doesn't stop there.

"A crow is 100 laks" Jordan said, as if this was supposed to make it easier

"So what the hell is a lak?" we ask.

We then proceeded to try to convert laks into dollars, crows into pounds, laks into crows, crows into bread and wine and when we'd all given up Ivan pulled a rabbit out a hat.

Original Post time and date:
1/9/07, 8:47 AM


At 11:15 PM, Blogger scv said...

A crore is a hundred lakhs. A lakh is a hundred thousand rupees.
1 lakh = 100,000
1 crore= 100,000*100
p.s: crore is pronounced "karod" by hindi speakers.

At 6:26 PM, Blogger Andytgeezer said...

Cheers dude.

Well that clears that up then...

*scratches head in mathematically-induced bewilderment...*


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