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    Question meaning of the paragraph

    Well, it had to begin with a big bang and it sure did. Arshad Warsi welcomed all the contestants on board, but just as you were led to believe that it would be all hunky dory—after Rakhi and Kashmera did the pre-entry item song, Ravi Kishen jigged to his Bhojpuri chartbuster and Aryan Vaid proposed that Bobby Darling get him milkshake—the first seeds of suspicion were sown.
    Ragini Shetty, introduced as a south Indian film heroine, happened to be the mole working for Bigg Boss. Salil Ankola, meanwhile, struggled to figure out whether the bathroom door was to be pushed or pulled open.
    Bigg Boss’ first move came when he asked the contestants to discard 30 kilos of their belongings before sending them back. Did that reduce the glee and happiness quotient among the contestants by half? We'll soon find out.


    Could anyone explain the meaning of highlighted words or sentences?


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    Re: meaning of the paragraph

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Well, it had to begin with a big bang and it sure did. Arshad Warsi welcomed all the contestants on board, but just as you were led to believe that it would be all hunky dory—after Rakhi and Kashmera did the pre-entry item song, Ravi Kishen jigged to his Bhojpuri chartbuster and Aryan Vaid proposed that Bobby Darling get him milkshake—the first seeds of suspicion were sown.
    Ragini Shetty, introduced as a south Indian film heroine, happened to be the mole working for Bigg Boss. Salil Ankola, meanwhile, struggled to figure out whether the bathroom door was to be pushed or pulled open.
    Bigg Boss’ first move came when he asked the contestants to discard 30 kilos of their belongings before sending them back. Did that reduce the glee and happiness quotient among the contestants by half? We'll soon find out.


    Could anyone explain the meaning of highlighted words or sentences?


    Big bang - very noticeable and successful
    Hunky dory - comfortable
    Jigged - danced
    Chartbuster - hit song
    Milkshake - a milk drink
    Ragini Shetty, introduced as a south Indian film heroine, happened to be the mole working for Bigg Boss. - Big Boss is a popular TV show where an anonymous Big Boss gives orders to the participants. Ragini Shetty who was also a participant was actually a spy of the Big Boss
    Glee - happiness


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    Re: meaning of the paragraph

    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    Big bang - very noticeable and successful
    Hunky dory - comfortable
    Jigged - danced
    Chartbuster - hit song
    Milkshake - a milk drink
    Ragini Shetty, introduced as a south Indian film heroine, happened to be the mole working for Bigg Boss. - Big Boss is a popular TV show where an anonymous Big Boss gives orders to the participants. Ragini Shetty who was also a participant was actually a spy of the Big Boss
    Glee - happiness
    Thank you very much Sandhya,

    But I don't understand the following two sentences.

    Well, it had to begin with a big bang and it sure did.

    Arshad Warsi welcomed all the contestants on board, but just as you were led to believe that it would be all hunky dory—after Rakhi and Kashmera did the pre-entry item song,

    Could you replace the above sentence with lucid english so that I could understand?


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    Re: meaning of the paragraph

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you very much Sandhya,

    But I don't understand the following two sentences.

    Well, it had to begin with a big bang and it sure did.

    Arshad Warsi welcomed all the contestants on board, but just as you were led to believe that it would be all hunky dory—after Rakhi and Kashmera did the pre-entry item song,

    Could you replace the above sentence with lucid english so that I could understand?
    "Well, it had to begin with a big bang and it sure did."
    This means that everyone expected the show to begin with so much excitement and colour, and it surely did begin like that.

    "Arshad Warsi welcomed all the contestants on board, but just as you were led to believe that it would be all hunky dory—after Rakhi and Kashmera did the pre-entry item song,"

    Arshad Warsi welcomed all the contestant who were to participate in the show.
    You believed that everything was going to be really cool and comfortable, especially after you saw the two girls dance to a hit number. This was before they actually entered the contest.

    Hope this helps you. I am here if you have more doubts in any of these explanations


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    Re: meaning of the paragraph

    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    "Well, it had to begin with a big bang and it sure did."
    This means that everyone expected the show to begin with so much excitement and colour, and it surely did begin like that.

    "Arshad Warsi welcomed all the contestants on board, but just as you were led to believe that it would be all hunky dory—after Rakhi and Kashmera did the pre-entry item song,"

    Arshad Warsi welcomed all the contestant who were to participate in the show.
    You believed that everything was going to be really cool and comfortable, especially after you saw the two girls dance to a hit number. This was before they actually entered the contest.

    Hope this helps you. I am here if you have more doubts in any of these explanations
    Thank you very much Sandhya.
    Your explanation is excellent. Really, I understood.

    Just small doubt.
    What is the meaning of `dance to a hit number'?


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    Re: meaning of the paragraph

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you very much Sandhya.
    Your explanation is excellent. Really, I understood.

    Just small doubt.
    What is the meaning of `dance to a hit number'?
    when you say it is a hit number, it means it is a very popular and successful song.
    dance to a hit number - dance to the tune of a popular song


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    Re: meaning of the paragraph

    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    when you say it is a hit number, it means it is a very popular and successful song.
    dance to a hit number - dance to the tune of a popular song
    Thank you very much -- Sandhya,

    Well, it had to begin with a big bang and it sure did. Arshad Warsi welcomed all the contestants on board, but just as you were led to believe that it would be all hunky dory—after Rakhi and Kashmera did the pre-entry item song, Ravi Kishen jigged to his Bhojpuri chartbuster and Aryan Vaid proposed that Bobby Darling get him milkshake—the first seeds of suspicion were sown.
    Ragini Shetty, introduced as a south Indian film heroine, happened to be the mole working for Bigg Boss. Salil Ankola, meanwhile, struggled to figure out whether the bathroom door was to be pushed or pulled open.

    Bigg Boss’ first move came when he asked the contestants to discard 30 kilos of their belongings before sending them back. Did that reduce the glee and happiness quotient among the contestants by half? We'll soon find out.


    Though I understood most of the lines in the above paragraph by your grace.
    Still I couldn't able to grasp the meaning of whole paragraph.

    If you have time, could you replace that two paragraphs in lucid english?


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    Re: meaning of the paragraph

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you very much -- Sandhya,

    Well, it had to begin with a big bang and it sure did. Arshad Warsi welcomed all the contestants on board, but just as you were led to believe that it would be all hunky dory—after Rakhi and Kashmera did the pre-entry item song, Ravi Kishen jigged to his Bhojpuri chartbuster and Aryan Vaid proposed that Bobby Darling get him milkshake—the first seeds of suspicion were sown.
    Ragini Shetty, introduced as a south Indian film heroine, happened to be the mole working for Bigg Boss. Salil Ankola, meanwhile, struggled to figure out whether the bathroom door was to be pushed or pulled open.

    Bigg Boss’ first move came when he asked the contestants to discard 30 kilos of their belongings before sending them back. Did that reduce the glee and happiness quotient among the contestants by half? We'll soon find out.


    Though I understood most of the lines in the above paragraph by your grace.
    Still I couldn't able to grasp the meaning of whole paragraph.

    If you have time, could you replace that two paragraphs in lucid english?

    Ok.First of all, let me tell you what this is. It is a piece of writing about a TV show in one of the Indian channels. The show is called Big Boss, where some celebreties have to spend 3 months in a house where there is no tv, phone, newspaper, or any other type of communication instrument. They have to do all the household work like cleaning, washing, cooking etc. The participants will be given instructions through speakers installed in the house. The person who gives them orders is called the Big Boss.
    The paragraph you are referring to is about the first episode of the show. The show is anchored by Arshad Warsi, a popular actor of Indian cinema.
    Rakhi, Kashmera, Ravi Kishen, Aryan Vaid, Bobby Darling, Ragini Shetty, Salil Ankola - they are all participants in the show.

    Everyone expected the show to begin with so much sound and colour, and it surely did begin like that. Arshad Warsi welcomed the particpants to the stage. Rakhi and Kashmira danced on the stage to the tune of a popular film song. Ravi Kishen also danced to songs from his movie in the Bhojpuri language. Aryan Vaid asked Bobby Darling to get him milkshake. After watching all these you had a feeling that everything was going to be really cool and comfortable for the participants. But, then you realised that Ragini Shetty, who was introduced as a South Indian Actress, was in fact a spy of the Big Boss. This made you suspect that there is going to be some trouble.
    Salil Ankola, was trying to find out how to open the bathroom door, to pull it or push it.
    The first order from the Big Bosscame. He asked the contestants to remove 30 kilos of their luggage, and send them back to their home. The writer is asking whether this reduced the amount of good feeling and happiness among the contestants by half. We'll soon find out by watching the coming episodes of the show.

    Hope this explains everything. This is no great literary writing. so don't waste too much time on paragraphs like this.


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    Re: meaning of the paragraph

    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    Ok.First of all, let me tell you what this is. It is a piece of writing about a TV show in one of the Indian channels. The show is called Big Boss, where some celebreties have to spend 3 months in a house where there is no tv, phone, newspaper, or any other type of communication instrument. They have to do all the household work like cleaning, washing, cooking etc. The participants will be given instructions through speakers installed in the house. The person who gives them orders is called the Big Boss.
    The paragraph you are referring to is about the first episode of the show. The show is anchored by Arshad Warsi, a popular actor of Indian cinema.
    Rakhi, Kashmera, Ravi Kishen, Aryan Vaid, Bobby Darling, Ragini Shetty, Salil Ankola - they are all participants in the show.

    Everyone expected the show to begin with so much sound and colour, and it surely did begin like that. Arshad Warsi welcomed the particpants to the stage. Rakhi and Kashmira danced on the stage to the tune of a popular film song. Ravi Kishen also danced to songs from his movie in the Bhojpuri language. Aryan Vaid asked Bobby Darling to get him milkshake. After watching all these you had a feeling that everything was going to be really cool and comfortable for the participants. But, then you realised that Ragini Shetty, who was introduced as a South Indian Actress, was in fact a spy of the Big Boss. This made you suspect that there is going to be some trouble.
    Salil Ankola, was trying to find out how to open the bathroom door, to pull it or push it.
    The first order from the Big Bosscame. He asked the contestants to remove 30 kilos of their luggage, and send them back to their home. The writer is asking whether this reduced the amount of good feeling and happiness among the contestants by half. We'll soon find out by watching the coming episodes of the show.

    Hope this explains everything. This is no great literary writing. so don't waste too much time on paragraphs like this.
    Thank you very much.

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