The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

Found 0 entries beginning with "srt"
Please log in if you would like to add the word

Hello! Welcome, welcome!

What is your good name, please?

Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account. Note this is just for authentication; we’ll never post data to your Facebook or Twitter accounts, and you’ll use a Samosapedia alias that is distinct from your identities on Facebook and Twitter. We are doing this because we want to avoid spam, goondas and naughty indian uncles (you know who you are!)

Similar Words

These all are somewhat same-to-same...

share auto

\shaer aato\
5 0
Phrase.
0

Definition

Unstable and unreliable, these ubiquitous vehicles are neither autos nor shared. They are, in construction, metal boxes of irregular and inconsistent shape mounted unsteadily on four wheels. They are, occasionally, three-wheeled. They are larger than autos, and often, smaller than vans. You could say that if an auto is Dr. Bruce Banner, the share auto is The Incredible Hulk. Even their general unruliness, ungainliness and destructive tendencies are comparable.

They operate on fixed routes and rates in Madras on a hop-on-hop-off basis, in the sense that you are only ever allowed the time to hop in or out while the vehicle makes a pretext of stopping.

Sometimes, they have boards on them with the words 'Sher Auto' written in large friendly lettering.

Usage

Harish: Macha, how are you going to college today?
Girish: My father is out of town, da. Car is there.
Harish: Ey, brilliant. I will also come.
Girish: Sorry da. Already five peoples are coming.
Harish: One more you can adjust no?
Girish: I am running a share auto or what to keep stuffing people in?
Added 2012-10-06 by TNagarTornado

Root

English

Region

Madras

Related Terms

auto gap

showing aarthi

\aa-ra-thi\
2 2
Phrase.
0

Definition

See here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aarti)

Typically performed only during religious ceremonies, many in India, now show aarthi (sic) to almost anything that they believe is sacred, at the start of any endeavour to brings them luck or joy, specific days of the year, helps them earn a living or when public display of affected venerance is expected or demanded. This is also done to take nazar or drishti away from you, to get rid of any bad-luck that someone jealous has kannu-potu-(fied) on you.

Many Indians show aarthi (sic) to;

- Vehicles (esp) when they have recently purchased it or annually on Ayudha Pooja day, presumably because these help them to travel to earn a living

- Plant and machinery (as in any industrial, farming or factory implement)

- Computers and accounts books

- Cows

- Movie Cameras (during muhurat)

- Over-zealous fans show aarthi to cinema screens (when their hero appears for the first time, party-thondar to posters or cut-outs of political party leaders

- Houses, buildings etc (when breaking ground) and during annual (designated) auspicious days

- Various gods and goddesses

Usage

Ma (Mother): Pundit-ji, zara inko aarthi deka-iya (pointing to the Son).
Purohit (Priest): Lo Beta, Bhagvan ka aishirwad lo.
Beta (Son): No thanks, I'm an atheist...what bhakvas.
(Bhak-vas - nonsense)
Added 2012-02-26 by Silly Billy

Root

Hindi

Region

India

Surti

\Soorti\
8 1
Phrase. May 31, 2012, Word of the Day
0

Definition

Derived from Surat in south Gujarat,land known for deploying expletives in conversations that at times outnumber other words in a sentence. As this is typical of people in and around Surat, these abuses and expletives are now known as Surti in English, Hindi, Gujarati.

Usage

Pintu to Chintu: Why Mintu is so cross with you these days?
Chintu: Yaar! I during his weddings,I used so many surtis in presence of his bride and in laws,while greeting him.
Added 2011-10-05 by wordywise

Root

Gujarati

Region

Gujarat

Related Terms

guju, gaali, gaandmasti
3 2
Noun.
0

Definition

Alternatively, "Surdy" , refers to a person of Sikh origin. From the Hindi, "Sardar(ji)"

Usage

Dude, let's go to that dhaba and get some grub, those surds have the best food.
Eidiot, that dhaba is run by some mal buggar da
Added 2011-07-08 by engfrood

Region

All India

Categories

People

Related Terms

patalia peg

Videos and Images

2 0
Noun.
0

Definition

Ensuring the proper functions of channels (srotas) that transport fluids from one point to another is a vital goal of ayurvedic medicine, because the lack of healthy srotas is thought to cause rheumatism, epilepsy, paralysis, convulsions, and insanity. Practitioners induce sweating and prescribe steam-based treatments as a means to open up the channels and dilute the doshas that cause the blockages and lead to disease.

Usage

An apple a day keeps ones srotas in good condition.
Added 2011-07-05 by porkipaya

Root

Hindi

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Kundalini
2 1
Noun.
0

Definition

Mustachioed khakhi-clad protectors of politicians and keepers of the pieces- 'Skyurtee' is a catch-all phrase referring to any form of power-tripping potbellied fat polissman

Usage

How are we going to get in yaar, bloody skyurtee guards are everywhere!
Added 2011-06-29 by Choothsayer

Root

English

Region

All India