that being said, i was thrilled when a.r. rahman won an oscar for "best song" on sunday. "jai ho," like the other songs on the soundtrack, is endlessly enticing. however, i didn't know exactly what "jai ho" meant. whenever i would say "jai ho" in my head, i would think of the phrase "gung ho," so i secretly believed it had something to do with enthusiasm or dedication.
i wasn't even close.
for those of you who wanted to know, i learned today that "jai ho" means "may victory be yours." much too cheesy for a lower back tattoo, but definitely perfect for a movie.