A person IS, in large part, their place and this is strikingly true of us. So much so that in many communities the name of your family village, birth place, or place of origin is folded into your name and is carried through the generations, even though this makes less and less sense among a globalized, itinerant, and spreading South Asian diaspora today (New Jersey Rajagopalan? For that matter, Kal Penn?). However, with a collective global nation that numbers well over a fifth of the world’s 7 billion, every nook and cranny is a social space! So, more so than our places of origin, it’s our places of frequency, the hangouts, gulleys, hoods, and adda’s, that hold those special places in our hearts and those central places in our conversations.
Then there's kite flying. This latter one can be of the harmless variety, where engsters gaze at the soaring kite on the end of a string, their uncles and fathers looking on with approval, or the less benign kind, involving a deel and manja and other chaths, engaged in chath-to-chath kite warfare across the neighborhood.
From your chath redoubt you can gaze safely out upon the busy urban landscape, contemplating electric wires (which may snag and dangerously end the aforementioned kite flying), the traffic, wildlife (including monkeys, crows, small worms in the tulsi plant, the occasional parrot, and sometimes a maimed mouse), and then the people themselves, who will appear multitudinous yet miniature, like toys.
Soon even your town will have its own Medical, since the Honorable Government of India has decided to open over 9000 Medicals all over India and wants you to know that through its well advised and thoroughly researched and well timed Bharat Nirman media blitz.
Mumbai now has its own logo. Issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) the logo is supposed to represent Mumba Devi, the deity the city is named after. "Majhi Mumbai" or "my Mumbai" is the slogan on the logo.
Indian obsession with a woman's maternal role (see above mother there is no other) is clearly visible in the city's logo where a blue dot atop a black circular outline of arms denotes a mother embracing a white flower, symbolic of a child it simms.
If you ask us, it looks like a Fatty Bombalatty fellow rubbing his stomach after consuming jalebi mixed with a small ganja leaf or a post-prandial Mumbaikar ambling around Chaupati after eating Bhelpuri!
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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.
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The studio is famous for producing "Chandralekha" the first South Indian made Hindi film. The movie, at the time, was the most expensive indian movie ever made.
Today Gemini studios has expired and remembered by the handful of people who might indulge in nostalgindia every now and then. The physical site of the studio is now the Park Hotel in Chennai where you can act like a Peter and order a frappuccino!
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South Delhi (aicchhhhh)!!!!.
West Delhi (Bhest Delhi).
Delhi in English.
Deh-li in Urdu.
Dilli in Hindi and Punjabi.
National Capital Region according to the gorement.
National Capital Territory also by the gorement.
Some even consider Haryana to be delhi.
It is not a city nor a state. An in-between.
Some call it a collection of villages.
Has extreme weathers and a strong immigration culture making it a truly Indian city. So there are punjabi, sindhi, bengali, bihari, madrasi, chinki, african and tibetan ghettos among others.
It is also the city will most roundabouts, most things are gol gol in Delhi, from the Parliament to the India Gate circle and to the way the Government functions.
Other mammoth like ungli-ready cities of India have changed their name to their "original" names when they had perfectly normal names like Bombay, Madras, Calcutta and Bangalore.
No, the ungli-readies had to go with ridiculous pronunciations of those names and rename them Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkotta and Bengarurururururuluru or something.
Delhi is confident enough to let people call it what they want and logical enough to know that people who speak different languages will pronounce words differently.
Boshidapua Bondhopadya - Hain? Bomboiyas and Modorosis already changed their names? Amiiiii bhi change korbe!!!
Sassibarrapaa - Bengalarurururluruluru sounds so much more normal than Bangalore, right?
Dilli guy - Fucking idiots.
However, now the term 'rave party' is used loosely by conservative gorement officials and brandished by morally righteous parents to refer to any gathering of young people engaging in fun and frolic considered threatening to traditional Hindu values.
Rave parties have been in the news lately as IPL players were tested positive for drug use at these parties and in a absurd lapse of judgment, the Karnataka Government threw its own rave party to boost international tourism, much to the chagrin of everyone else, as so called foreigners were found having sex and putting kai in public at the party: Check out this link..