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Has nothing to do with Indie Rock. India Rock refers to the anachronistic subculture that surrounds worshipping and extolling washed out western rock bands in India. Pink Floyd, Def Leppard, Deep Purple, Metallica, Judas Priest are still big on engineering campuses in India.

This phenomenon prompted Indian author Karan M to write:

"What’s funnier is that these “heavy” bands were passed down from generation to generation largely by earnest, bespectacled engineering students, so that, overnight, in grade nine, a certain segment of nerdy science kids began trading cassettes and analyzing the line-breaks in Metallica’s lyrics and headbanging to their homework. Why these bands in particular, I can’t say. What I do know is that tastes in India could remain static for years because rock music wasn’t viewed as a rejection of the previous generation, as it is in America: just listening to rock music was rebellion enough. Nor did we have the window into American cool that is now available through the internet. It’s amazing to think that our subcultures developed in such a scarcity of western music"

Usage

I was devastated to discover that my idol, the Canadian rock star Bryan Adams, is widely ridiculed by critics in America. How strange that the canon of rock music I’d imbibed so eagerly in India ("India Rock") was irrelevant by the time I moved to the United States for college in 2001: my American friends had little or no interest in Deep Purple, Slayer, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, the Doors, Def Leppard or Iron Maiden, bands whose albums I had owned out of cultural obligation.
Added 2011-10-30 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

culturals, Cul-fest, IIT

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Noun. October 12, 2011, Word of the Day
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If Amar Chitra Katha is personified by kindly uncle Pai and reminds you of homework, school uniforms and quiz competitions, then Indrajal comics are a bit like your naughty Indian uncle, smelling of Gold Flake and Old Monk, with that stash of Debonair in the top shelf.

Characters like the Phantom, Flash Gordon and the indescribably bizzare Mandrake were all essentially part of the pulp comics boom in the US in the 1930s and 1940s, but who cared? they were cool, saved the world (and occasionally the universe) and traveled at the "speed of thought" (since, as Mandrake so kindly explains - thought is the fastest phenomenon in the universe, faster than light).

and then there were the ladies!!! - Diana Palmer, Narda, Karma ...More glamorous and far sexier than Bollywood of those days.
...and if purple-tights clad, masked "ghosts who walked" was not your cup of tea, then a bikini clad princess probably worked for you

Usage

There are times when the Phantom leaves the jungle and walks the streets of the town like an ordinary man - Old Jungle Saying
Added 2011-10-09 by Side Character

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Related Terms

Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle

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A marriage between two people from disparate castes/ religions/ faiths.

Usage

"She is very lucky, they agreed even though it was intercaste."

"The new neighbors, intercaste, no? Sweet couple."

Added 2011-09-16 by GoodCumbany

Definition

Would you like to get a wild card entry into an Intercourse competition?
All you have to do is ensure this samosapedia entry gets a hundred thumbs ups! Don't worry. It's just for telling.
You know how a college cricket team is selected?
Simple! By having inter-class matches.
It wasn't that simple in SJ Polytechnic, Bangalore.
We did have inter-class competitions alright, but that wasn't enough to select the college stars.
We had 13 COURSES and 39 classes in the college.
In dire situations such as this what else can you have other than an 'Intercourse competition!'

Usage

NO USAGE SUGGESTED WITHOUT ENORMOUS CAUTION AND PROTECTION!
Added 2011-08-08 by I love Dtool

Root

English

Categories

School and College

Related Terms

Tuitions, mugpot