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Hindi equivalent of 'mistress' commonly used as an abuse.
It is used to denigrate women who have dared to have physical relationship with a married man.
Widely used in popular television soaps and Bollywood to evoke a strong response – mainly from tradition-conforming housewives.

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Woman :tumhare aur mere beech mein yeh kya rishtha (Give this relationship a name)
Married Man: I don't know but I love you.
Woman: Don't lie.Mein tumhare liye sirf ek rakhel hu (In your life,my designation is Rakhel)

Added 2011-09-08 by Behenjigaga

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Related Terms

stepney, Petromax