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braxton

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Definition

"When man was created, he was quipped with a skull to protect his brain. This original protection measure " set-up" was effective in the then soft environment which was man's normal habitat'. As man evolved, he started by taming the horse, as he outgrew the speed capability of the horse, he began searching for faster modes of travel. He first developed the steam engine, followed by the internal combustion engine and then the turbine. Man, while he has succeeded in propelling himself at speeds that would have scared his ancestors, has also changed his surroundings to hard unyielding surfaces both horizontal and vertical."

Unfortunately, he has not been able to transform himself to the protective needs of his new lifestyle and environment. The helmet is, therefore, necessary and just a link in the long chain of safety equipment and counter measures man has to use in his present surroundings.

Usage

Thanks to the Mumbai Traffic Police
Added 2013-03-29 by braxton

Root

English

Region

Mumbai

Definition

Certain equipment used by the Border Security Force (BSF) to check infiltration by militants along the border between India and Pakistan. Exactly what this equipment does is unclear.

Usage

Referring to the thick blanket of fog prevailing in the region which can help militants to cross over to this side, Krishan said, "anti national elements can take benefit of the fog and they can try to come this side." "Keeping in view such a situation, available equipment with us and technical support is being used optimally," he said, adding "our vulnerable and sensitive points, identified as one-and-half-dozen posts, have been declared sensitive and security has been prioritised and equipments are installed there." "We have certain equipments, which are fog proof and do not get affected from fog," he said adding, "this has been installed at sensitive points".

See BSF Installs Antifog Devices at IBNLive.

Added 2013-01-02 by braxton

Definition

See other entries for the definition - this is a usage example

Usage

We would like to direct your attention to a scandal involving the defense minister of Sri Lanka having a puppy flown from London. Appropriately, the first comment on the story, from one "Punchi Putha", is "Puppy Shame".
Added 2012-07-13 by braxton
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Noun.
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Definition

Ambush or trap

Usage

This is a french-derived word. It earned its place on Samosapedia as the winning word in the 2012 spelling bee for Indian-American Snigdha Nandipati
Added 2012-06-01 by braxton

Root

Multiple

Region

America

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Adjective. October 29, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Used to describe alternative Indian filmmaking. Less spectacle oriented than traditional Bollywood films, and typically produced for far smaller budgets.

Usage

Referenced in the economist: India's alternative cinema.
Added 2012-05-31 by braxton

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

Hindian, Fussva

IST

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Abbreviation. August 30, 2011, Word of the Day
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Definition

Indian Stretchable Time. A lackadaisical approach to timeliness, playing on Indian Standard Time, which spans the whole country.

Usage

Braxton: Let's meet at 10am for Samosapedia hackday

1:15 pm

Arun: Hey Braxton sorry I am a bit late yaar. Got hungry, ate one bonda then bought some jin jak bangles for my sisters wedding -- a love marriage! So got a bit held up. You know...IST macha. Please adjust madi.

Added 2011-07-03 by braxton