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The region "Bangalore" has 454 entries

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January 20, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

There is no other park in Bangalore which better captures the ethos of local college boys (especially those who nurture a proclivity for cracking their jokes and schemes over the reefer leaf). This one-acre composite expanse of children's play-area, nursery, walking path, sacred mini Nandi-bull mount and general verdure, was initially christened Mango Dell Park, after the type of trees grown here and the colonial British planter who facilitated such. But perhaps the fact the Park runs over a matured sewer, ensures that the "grass" is always greener here, and so the vast variety of varsity pot-puffers who claimed this land as their own, retitled it Ganja Park. It is a name that endures into legend, despite the valiant attempt of Puravankara and Co at trying to revamp the space and smother their name across its peripheral walls. As a distinguished resident of a flat overlooking the Park, I eternally have my head in the clouds... of Marijuana smoke.

Usage

Don't ask anyone where Rest House Road is, or where Puravankara Park, or BBMP Park is. Just exclaim, "Ganja Park" and the directions will come thick and fast and specific.
Added 2013-01-06 by Tino Lobo

Root

Hindi

Region

Bangalore

Definition

In the '80s, this was THE place to be in Bangalore if you were an eng bai who liked playing dishoom dishoom video games and did not own an Atari or Commodore. Located in front of the original Corner House on Residency Road, Niki's Parlour had all the original arcade games where you could spend many paisas playing Space Invaders, Frogger, Pac Man, Missile Command, ekcetera, and then go to Corner House for a hot fudge chocolate sundae. Bindaas!

Usage

Sunil: Daddy, Daddy, can we go to Niki's Parlour?
Uncle: Finish your homework son, while I read the newspaper.
Added 2012-12-20 by Yain Maga

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Related Terms

corner house

Definition

OP's or the Only Place used to be located at the foot of Brigade Road in the same courtyard that housed a grave stone manufacturing company and an auto repair garage, across from Opera Theatre. Known equally for their fine steaks and pies as well as for playing Foreigner (Waiting For a Girl Like You) on an endless loop, OP's was a hep spot for dates, business dinners and families alike.

Usage

Anand: I'm starving aiyo! Let's go get dinner somewhere close to Rex so we can go to the evening showing afterwards.
Navin: Let me finish this fag and we can go to OP's.
Added 2012-12-20 by Yain Maga

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Fanoos

\fa-noose\
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Definition

If Harold & Kumar were porkis living in Bangalore this would be their White Castle (if you are unfamiliar with Amreeka, this is a place where you go for something to eat on late/drunken/stoned nights, that you will shoorly regret the next morning). Fanoos is a favorite hangout/timepass spot in Johnson Market for hungry late night revelers who don't question what they are eating. In the absence of a Health & Sanitation Department that govern restaurant cleanliness, rumors run rampant about stray dogs going missing and cooks kneading mystery meat with their dirty feet but the end product is like manna from heaven. Eat a jumbo(2x) or a Rambo(4x) shish kabab roll washed down by a Thums Up and be on your way. Never mind that the next morning you're on the throne begging for mercy and some Eno.

Usage

Farid: All that dancing at Knock Out made me hungry, da. Let's get some Fanoos.
Johnny: Fanoos! One Rambo roll and I'll be majaa, mene!
Added 2012-12-20 by Yain Maga

Root

Urdu

Region

Bangalore

Related Terms

Koshy's
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Phrase.
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Definition

A reaction to something amazing, Rajni level matter (just imagine!!), astounding

Usage

Robert: Hey, check out my restored Yezdi machan! Full original parts from the gujj!
Kantha: Havoc ra! Who was the mechanic?
Robert: our Addu bhai wonly, bugger took 3 months da!
Added 2012-11-27 by sykil

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Related Terms

Tucker, Yezdi

Terms referencing this

Tucker

Thoppe

\thop-pp-pay\
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Noun.
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Definition

Paunch.

The size is of importance. It has to be a distended-to-point-of-belly-button-distortion paunch.

Picture a person who has been belting rice and ghee since ye high, and has off-late been slyly polishing off some military mess unmentionable type NV. You know, Chicken 65, cow, bull, goat, lamb, type items, (along with some Old Monk on the side)? That person's obscene protrusion in the stomach area.

Usage

Day 1: Macha, I will go to the gym to reduce my thoppe.

Day 31: Macha, I will go to the gym to reduce my thoppe. But I don't fit in the door only.

Added 2012-11-12 by MilkPowder

Root

Tamil

Region

Bangalore

put it

\puut it!!\
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Verb.
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Definition

to drink

Usage

Macha lets put it one in spiritz today
Added 2012-11-09 by Swamiji

Root

Kannada

Region

Bangalore

BTS

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Noun.
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Definition

The local buses in Bangalore used to be called BTS (Bangalore Transport Service, I assume). It was changed to BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation) at the turn of the century, but everyone still calls them BTS buses.

Usage

Maga, how you're going to college? I'll come on the bike with you?
Bike punchur today ra, going by BTS.
Added 2012-11-01 by sykil

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Terms referencing this

DTC, Majestic

Definition

The word Bangalore might evoke images of a bustling cosmopolitan Indian city bursting at the seams, road side romeos walking around Brigades, pub kulcher, UB city, Dingos dancing at Catholic Club or little bespectacled mugpots from St. Joseph's engaging in low-grade rowdy behavior involving poly mangos.

When you think Bangalore, you might also think technology hub, outsourcing or kaffeeklatsch at Kosh's.

What you will not think however, is..... torpedos! Yes, around 1913, Captain McClintock of the British army while serving in Bangalore, invented an explosive device used for clearing booby traps and light obstacles such as barricades and barbed wire. This device was called the Bangalore Torpedo.

Bangalore Torpedoes were widely used in both World Wars, most famously during the D Day landings to clear obstacles from the beaches as seen in the films Saving Private Ryan and the Longest Day.

Usage

Bangalore Porki1: How was last night macha? did you put with that bombshell from Mounts with big knockers?
Bangalore Porki2: Ofcourse macha. I put for 3 hours straight. The sex was so explosive, she called me the Bangalore Torpedo!
Added 2012-10-21 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Related Terms

Bofors, kamasutra

Terms referencing this

BrahMos

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Definition

In the 80s, the trend with the trouser cut was "baggy". Normal waist, verrrrry loooose fit near the thighs and tapering off to the feet. Perhaps it allowed for free movement of all essential bearings for porkis doing breakdance. It was so hot, so hot that all Josephites over Std 7 stitched their school uniform trousers to effectively make them baggy pants. The Cottonians in Bengaluru never caught up and when they eventually did, Josephites had already moved to berms

Usage

Oscar: Sir, uniform pants for stitching sir.
Tailor: OK.. regular style, right?
Oscar: What sir, you being a tailor.. asking like that questions..
Stich baggy pants sir. It's the fashion.
Tailor: Oh baggy pants ah? First only tell like that no..
Added 2012-10-18 by sykil

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Terms referencing this

acid wash, stone wash, berms