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Dhaporshankh

\dha-por-shan-kha\
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Noun.
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Definition

Person who makes empty promises

Usage

Mantri - Hum chaubis ghante bijli, paani ka vaada karte hain
(Minister - We promise 24/7 Electricity, water supply)
Voter Aunty - Chup be dhaporshankh
(Voter Aunty - Shut up, dhaporshankh)
Added 2013-04-15 by KarBuraHoBhala

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Depression in the Bay of Bengal

\pro-nunn-see-ay-shun\
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Phrase. November 2, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

You can blame anything on a depression in the Bay of Bengal. Technically, this phrase refers to a low-pressure cyclonic weather system over the Bay that leads to wind and heavy rainfall, sometimes flooding, for large parts of the Indian landmass. This was a favourite phrase of weather girls on Doordarshan in the 80s, and is still popular in the media: any unexpected or unseasonal rain is blamed on a depression in the Bay of Bengal. In common usage: if something is not going right in your life, blame it on a depression in the Bay of Bengal; you'll feel better.

Usage

"A depression in the Bay of Bengal triggered heavy rain affecting normal life in the entire coastal belt of Orissa for the second consecutive day on Friday." - Deccan Herald

Frustrated driver: This traffic is impossible! What is going on with this rain in September!?
Passenger trying to comfort driver: Chill maadi, it must be a depression in the Bay of Bengal.

Added 2011-09-20 by Borax Babu

Root

English

Region

All India

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Chill maadi
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Noun. May 13, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

a 2 piece stainless container used to serve filter coffee in tamilnadu. it consists of a small tumbler and a unique lid which also serves the purpose of keeping the coffee hot in transit (from kitchen to serving area) and an underliner for the tumbler and a cooling container if required. Traditional filter coffee is served piping hot and thus is usually difficult to hot the tumbler by it's rim. Thus some part of the coffee will be poured into the larger container for time-being.

Usage

Sheela! our guests are coming soon, take out the new dabra sets to serve coffee. I hope you made enough decoction in the morning?
Added 2011-09-01 by sykil

Root

English

Region

South India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

dabba

Terms referencing this

filter coffee

diverse

\diverse\
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Verb.
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Definition

variation of "divorce".

Usage

Diverse rate is skyrocketing nowadays! Tch tch! First Shijo & Libi, now Ginu & Filu..so many gawlden couples I know are getting diversed!
Added 2011-08-15 by puttu-kutty

Root

Unknown

Region

All India

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Die-vorce
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Verb.
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Definition

Simply the Indian way of saying 'divorce.' Social stigma around divorce is still very high especially when people get arranged marriages. When you get a love marriage or love-cum-arranged-marriage people say that there is higher risk of die-vorce.

Usage

One fat aunty: Can you believe Puja die-vorced her husband and its only been 3 years?
Other fat aunty: Well I would too no..he was such a porkie. Who wants to be with someone who drinks toddy the whole day and is totally jobless.
Added 2011-06-27 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

arranged marriage