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For Name Sake, A Figurehead, For decorative purposes only...Where the state of being or doing pretends to be working towards progressive goals while actively maintaining the status quo...

Explains why we stick bills right on top of neatly stenciled stick no bills signs, place mela speakers next to "Hospital - Quiet Zone" signs and despite flying squads and anti-corruption bureaus or maybe because of it, still stretch our palms out, grin and say "give whatever makes you happy saar"

Usage

4 out of 5 members of India's civil society agree that CBI is Naam Ke Vaaste, whose main goal is to protect the rich and famous
Added 2011-11-17 by Side Character

Root

Hindi

Region

All India