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Good governance or no, desis have never shied away from tamasha when it comes to playing politics, whether this means staging a bandh, horning loudly during a bandobast, going on a hunger strike, exhibiting fissiparous tendencies, and/or riotously dissenting while embracing Coalition Dharma. The miracle of Gorement is not that it works well, but, as one of our favorite JNU types once quipped, that it works at all. While waiting in line for hours, challan in hand, wondering if file movement will take place in this lifetime without staging a million mutinies, we may break into a smile at the audacity of The Italian Job, the pageantry of Republic Day, and the eventful beauty of our years of indepence. Ready for marchpast?

Definition

The only form of denial that counts, and is used extensively by corrupt politicians as well as police officials. A denial isn't official until it is categorical.

Usage

NDTV: "DSP saab, what do you say to the accusation that you embezzled the department's moustache allowance fund?"
DSP Saab: "Arre bhai, only yesterday I categorically denied it, no?"
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A native Hindi speaker of India who believes Hindi is the national language of India, when in fact no national language exists for India. A Hindian believes all Indians, irrespective of their native language must learn to speak Hindi.

Usage

That guy Satya is such a Hindian. He believes all South Indians speak Hindi.
Added 2014-07-01 by Hellsangel

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English

Region

All India

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Hindi Chini bhai bhai, Hindie
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M.C.D. , MAA CHOD DENGE, aka Municipal Corporation of Delhi, combining a vulgarity with an acronym.

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When you feel frustrated with delhi municipal corporation for any job you say sale bhaut frustrating hai , salon ka naam hi hai MCD, yani maa chod denge, uske liye baitehe hai in office of Municipal Corporation of Delhi. (MCD OFFICE DELHI).
Added 2014-04-07 by Mahee

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Hindi

Region

Delhi

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chutiya, Chooth Fatang
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So.... you are driving in Dilli, being as porki as you can be, singing along to your favorite Big Babby Gandhi track. Then suddenly the traffic stops for like 47 minutes, is it an accident? has there been a new rape case? is it VVIP movement? Is NaMo in town? Has RaGa finally come out of the closss?
No Madam you are wrong. It is just the Dilli Pullise barricading the fuck out of your streets.

Usage

Paneerselvam - Fuck the dilli police!!!!! motherfuckers. fuckers who would prostitute their motherfucking mothers for 50 bucks or even suck a cock for like 23 rupees, fucking fuckers creating a fucking traffic jam!

Delhi Police - "True we slow you down, but we try not to let criminals slip by"

Paneerselvam - Ohhh okk.. Fine then I will reach home around 11:23 PM while you suck cock Dilli pullice.

Added 2013-08-02 by Mildly Racist
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Sri Rahul Gandhi.
A person with exceptional pedigree who does not want to be the Prime Minister of India. Sri NaMo also does not want to be the Prime Minister of India.

Usage

RaGa - 'Sup?

NaMo - Majja Maa?

RaGa - Chillin'

NaMo - Trollin'?

RaGa - 'Sup?

NaMo - PM?

RaGa - LOL!

NaMo - LOL!

Added 2013-08-02 by Mildly Racist

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Hindi

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High Command

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In India, we don't need Zombie movies to fuel our inner - macabre selves. We have the living dead. Quite literally. These are people biologically alive but legally dead. The way it works is that people can pay off corrupt gorement officials to "declare" other people dead; at which point they execute some ghastly and mercenary plan such as seizing their land etc.

If this is not absurd enough, its very hard to prove that you are alive once dead! Showing up to court and acting alive won't help. For example, there was a guy called Lal Bihari who after being "dead," tried all methods of proving his "aliveness" such as running for parliament, getting arrested, threatening to murder people, doing sussu in public etc. and only after 18 years did "dead" status get revoked!

After winning his case, he decided to emancipate other alive dead people and went on to found the Association of Dead People ("Mritak Sangh" in Hindi). To be a "Mritak" therefore is to be one of these people.

Usage

Rohan: I see dead people
Lal Bihari: That is correct!
Added 2013-06-07 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

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Phrase. July 24, 2014, Word of the Day
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For nine years the esteemed UPA Government, both 1 and 2 have strived hard to construct a Nation and with the completion of nine years in power serving the nation, the powers that be have decided to let the nations know about the Sri Manmohan Singh led government's modest achievements in nation building. The High Command is not at odds with the PM, just so you know.
While the equally competent and esteemed Government of Sri Atal Bihari Vajpais NDA regime did the same with their own modest attempt to educated the aam junta on its nation building under the name of India Shinning, they were not as successful in informing the stubborn public about their contributions to make India shine.
Bharat Nirman is not an advertising campaign or an election slogan as pointed out by the esteemed Minister of Broadcasting and Information Sri Manish Tiwari, he has clarified that it is just an exercise in telling the story of India, the journey of India.
The money spent on these informational pieces of educational materials, be it print, radio, broadcast or the internets has been spent with the interest of the aam admis in mind and it is beneficial to everyone so thus in conclusion it is not the waste of the 6% of Indians who pay their taxes.

Usage

INC - Bharat Nirman!
BJP - India Shining!
INC - Bharat Nirman!
BJP - India Shining!
INC - India Shining!
BJP - Bharat Nirman!
INC - India Shining!
BJP - Bharat Nirman!
INC - Bharat Nirman!
BJP - India Shining!
INC - India Shining!
BJP - Bharat Nirman!
Me - Wait.... what?
Added 2013-05-31 by Mildly Racist
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Noun. May 24, 2013, Word of the Day
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BrahMos (Hindi: ब्रह्मोस, Russian: Брамос) is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land it simms.

The name BrahMos is a portmanteau formed from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia. Indian-Russian JV to show the Chinese that we got dum in the bum.

Usage

"India on Wednesday successfully test-fired the 290km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Navy's latest guided missile frigate INS Tarkash off the coast of Goa."
Added 2013-05-23 by Dishoom Dishoom

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Hindi

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Bangalore Torpedo

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Noun. January 25, 2014, Word of the Day
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In an effort to highlight the enterprising Guju spirt and to showcase the power of female entrepreneurship, our favorite half-sleeve wearing Feku mentioned Jasuben pizza. Jasuben pizza is a successful pizza chain in Gujarat that infuses Italian pizza with Guju elements.

The standard pizzas, priced at 50 rupees ($1), are made on bhakri (Gujarati flat bread) and topped with spicy homemade gravy, chopped tomatoes, capsicum and onions. Customers can also ask for a Jain version, without onions.

It takes its name from Jasuben, a woman who moved from her native Pune to Ahmedabad after she got married. She opened her eponymous pizza take away in 1975.

Usage

"Now the media will think Jasuben is like Kalawati, and search for her, so let me tell you she died in Pune five years ago." - Namo
Added 2013-05-09 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Gujarati

Region

Gujarat

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NaMo, mouse charmer, Pappu, Feku

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Seez, Mother India

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As we lead up to the next elections, Feku Modi and Pappu Gandhi are aggressively promoting their platforms and approaches to leadership and their visions for country. Part of simplifying ones message to aam admi is to use catchy metaphors that stick. Modi is of the above mother there is no other school where abstract 'India' is Mother India. In a recent speech to to a group of women entrepreneurs, he dutifully mentioned all the markers in modern India that embody women empowerment – Amul, Lijjat papad, and Jasuben pizza

In contrast to Rahul Gandhi's vision of India as a "beehive," he made it clear that his India is mother India. To quote him:

"In our culture and heritage, mothers come above everyone else. 'Ma' evokes reverence - that is our tradition. We call 'Bharat'- our country - Ma... anything we hold in reverence we address as Ma,"

While this is all well and good, modern Indian women found it condescending and even backward. A reporter on the topic notes that:

"Modiji’s bharatiya naari is an entirely different breed, best epitomised in iconic ye olde Hindi film cliches: the gaon ki gori sweating over the hot chulha; demure housewife serving chai-paani to her hardworking patidev; long-suffering widow who looks for livelihood to feed her children; soft-hearted mother whose love extends to all of God’s creatures. Why talk to the real women in front of you, when you can wax eloquent about imaginary ones culled from fiction."

Usage

“It pained me when I heard one Congress leader’s speech calling India a beehive. For them, this nation could be a beehive but for us, this nation is our mother. This India is my mother" - Namo
Added 2013-05-09 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

maiya, Mumbai Logo, Maa, Bharat Mata, mandi pennu

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