The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Bombay" has 88 entries

Definition

For Mumbaikars, taking the morning train into work can be one of the most maddening and BP inducing experiences known to man.
While the majority of the commuting population is trying to barely survive by asking for a sliver of bumspace ("thoda khisak na!") or trying to avoid the Mahim-Matunga fellow who has just put his feet in your face, there a few who take a different approach to their commute; One such group is the Bhajan Mandali crew.

The Bhajan Mandali are a group of people who basically break into devotional songs on their train ride to work. The stock of songs usually depends on the day. For instance, on a Monday they sing Shiva bhajans. On Tuesdays it is Ganpati. Wednesdays are for Panduranga Vitthala (a form of Krishna) and so on.

Like all things in India, one mans Timepass is another mans poison. Recently, the police have cracked down on the signing on nuisance value grounds.

Usage

"The railway police have imposed a ban on the singing of hymns in Mumbai's local trains and notices were issued to bhajan mandalis asking them to discontinue their practice"

"After punishing commuters for spitting and playing cards on trains, the Central Railway (CR) on Thursday cracked down on those singing bhajans."

"'Some people play cards. Some sleep. Some play mischief standing at the exit. We do something better. We sing (devotional) songs,' Pujari said."

Added 2013-05-29 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Hindi

Region

Bombay

Related Terms

train surfing, sipsay, local

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Definition

On the streets of Mumbai, there is a thriving mobile pornography industry. Everyone from naughty indian uncles to savita bhabhi types to students procure blue films and MMS videos on there phone through a network of phone repair shops, SIM card vendors and mobile top-up stores.

Of course, shy is coming for a lot of solicitors of porno and so there is an emerging street lingo of euphemisms for smut. "Daal Gosht" is one such euphemism.

Usage

Indian Aunty: Zara woh waale movies daal dena
Indian Uncle: Can I have some Dall Gosht please?
Mobile Porn Vendor: MMS?
Added 2013-05-18 by Dishoom Dishoom
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Definition

Hey Mumbai trying to copy your cousin brother NYC is it? Should we sing Copy Cat Kill a Rat Sunday Monday Eat Your Rat?
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!

Samosapedia gives it a B-

Usage

"Isn’t it interesting that in an age where voting by sms, calls, contests on facebook/twitter are common, the BMC decides to take this regressive step and choose a logo for Mumbai without its citizen’s participation, input or involvement"
Added 2013-05-17 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Marathi

Region

Bombay

Related Terms

Mother India, rupee symbol

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paplu

\pup-loo\
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Definition

opposite of smart guy

Usage

ek kaam thik se nahi kar sakta.. kya PAPLU admi hai tu...
Added 2013-04-08 by creativikal

Root

Bambaiya

Region

Bombay

Definition

Upper storey(meaning brains here) is missing

Often used as a reference to high-profile giggly women who bother about nothing more than the latest diet-chart, the latest lame joke, the next bitching target and some such trash.
They are also known as 'air-force' girls because as per the guidelines, buildings near an air-force base cannot have more than one storey. They cannot construct it even if they want to. Basically, there is no scope for improvement-'inke upar ka majla ban hi nahi sakta'!

Usage

Dumb woman in office(5'3", weighing close to 69.5 kilos) : Yaar, I just met my friend from school and she said that I look like a tub of chocolate!

Another dumb (but sexy) office woman : No yaa, you look kinda cute

The earlier dumb woman : You know what, I'm on this new diet, they say I can lose 8 kilos in 1 month flat..

One hard-working man across the cubicle (shakes head from side to side) : Inka upar ka majla ich nahi hai re...

Added 2013-02-19 by orumon

Root

Bambaiya

Region

Bombay

Related Terms

page3, yedi, ullu, dumb

Behoshed

\Bay-hoash-ed\
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Adverb.
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Definition

Fainted; lost consciousness

Usage

Papa: why you are late from school?
Beti: becoz na that boy lying behoshed there
Added 2012-12-21 by OptionalEgstra

Root

Bambaiya

Region

Bombay

Addha

\addhhaa\
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Noun.
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Definition

Half a bottle of Alcohol

Usage

Eik Addha le lete he, phir batiyate he...maja ayega !!
Added 2012-11-09 by Sanda

Root

Bambaiya

Region

Bombay

Related Terms

Payant, Patiala Peg

Terms referencing this

khambaa, Gumma, Eenta
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Chaapana

\Chhapna \
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Definition

Be extravagant

Usage

Chhapta hai kya?
( are you printing money..)
Added 2012-09-24 by Khimmi

Root

Bambaiya

Region

Bombay
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Behosh

\Bay hoash\
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Adjective.
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Definition

Surpised
Impressed

Usage

He was behosh when he saw me after so long!
Added 2012-09-24 by Khimmi

Root

Bambaiya

Region

Bombay
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Verb.
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Definition

Waste time
Just hang out
Doing nothing

Usage

Woh hawa khane gaya hai!
Added 2012-09-24 by Khimmi

Root

Bambaiya

Region

Bombay

Related Terms

Time pass