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Phrase. May 9, 2012, Word of the Day
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"Satyameva Jayate": truth shall always prevail. The national motto of India. Now the name of Aamir Khan's path-breaking documentary show being aired on Indian televison. I predict that this show will have staggering numbers of viewers and viewer responses. We might eventually forget where the phrase comes from, believing that it is a TV show title.

Usage

"Have you seen Aamir Khan's opening episode of Satyameva Jayate?"
Added 2012-05-07 by oldathai

Root

Sanskrit

Region

All India

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DD, Doordarshan

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Someone or something which is really impressive! Anyone or anything that evokes a "wow" from others.

Usage

Betaaaaaaaaaaa!kya kamaal ka cricket khela! kya sixer maara!sadi nee petre!

(My son!!! What a game of cricket! What a sixer you hit! Sadi nee petre!)

Added 2011-08-26 by krazeee

Definition

India's favorite hobby. You collect postal stamps (actually buy them) and stick it or place it in your stamp book. If you did not want to go through that whole process but needed a hobby so you can write in your friends scrapbook that your hobby was stamp collection, you go out like any self respecting persons and buy a loaded stamp book.

Usage

Jignesh Bhai - What are your hobbies?

Would be - Ji, I like to cook dhokla, make my own nightie, sing bhajans, do jhaadu pocha and *coyly* stamp collection ji.

Added 2011-08-19 by Mildly Racist

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Marbles

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Maruti car

Definition

At the face of it - this describes anyone who pelts stones during riots or civil disobedience. However in recent years it has been used controversially in reference to the unrest in the northern region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Most locals resent the term used widely and popularized by the national press.

Usage

National TV reporter on a live broadcast from Srinagar, Kashmir:

"Life was disrupted again today in parts of Srinagar as stone pelters and other protestors were on the streets in response to the heavy presence of security forces".

Added 2011-08-18 by Impolitika

Root

English

Region

Kashmir
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I don't know why I'm adding this word, it makes me angry to even hear it. If I am told I need to get one more thing typed on stamp paper, I might well blow a fuse. Lease agreement? Please get it on stamp paper. Want to renew passport? Please provide a letter on stamp paper. You're a man who needs to use the ladies bathroom because it is coming urgently? Please submit the request on stamp paper...

Ok, now that I've vented. Stamp paper is a legal document that you can buy from designated government outlets like the GPO (General Post Office) or a particular branch of Mysore Bank and no other. It lends a certain trusted officiousness to the document in question and will subsequently be notarised, say in the basement of the high court. Now that the government has 50 rupees (or 20, or 100, or 500) from you for the stamp paper, and the public notary has anywhere from 20 to 200 rupees from you depending on how much you were foolish enough to pay, your document has the national seal of approval and will stand its ground in the eyes of any party interested enough to read it.

No one usually does. At the most, the top part of the document will be glanced at to verify that the "stamp" of the stamp paper is present. Then the entire stack will be filed away somewhere never to see light of day again.

Usage

Gundraju: Bloody hell man, when will this Namma Metro construction be finished?
Simon: Please ask me that question on 20 rupee stamp paper.
Added 2011-07-05 by Studmuffin

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

Character certificate, revenue stamp