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Standard Hindi phrase used by frustrated Indian ladies in North India when subjected to eve-teasing. It means - Don't you have a mother or sister at home?!!

Intended to shame would-be molesters and drive home the fact that no man would like his female relatives to be felt up by strange men, and that the lady being troubled is probably someone's sister or mother too. Again, the average Naarth Indian road romeo being the champion sexual predator that he is, it rarely works. With the rare few though, the sudden image of their mothers stops them in their tracks, giving the lady a chance to scurry off to safety with her dignity intact.


Road Romeo sneaks upto unsuspecting young girl walking down the street, blocks her way and says : "Ey, aati kya Khandala?" (Coming to make-out spot?)

Young girl : "Besharam! (Shameless fellow!) Ghar pe maa-behen nahi hai kya?!!"

*Young girl puts off surprise ulte haath ka thappad and runs off. Road romeo goes looking for ice pack, all the while keeping an eye out for his next victim*

Added 2011-10-22 by Surdie Birdie




North India

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