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Usually means a slum area adjacent to a town or city. More affluent people tend to look down upon anyone from the basti. Later some bastis became developed into towns but retained their name with the word bast at the end.
"Rajesh was caught copying and later brought 20 of his basti friends to threaten the college princi. The princi also had basti friends who threatened to beat Rajesh with cycle chains."
Added 2011-08-27 by Impolitika