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Manglik

\Maang-lick\
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Noun. September 24, 2014, Word of the Day
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Definition

Sometimes, it's possible to simply be born at the wrong time. Here, one doesn't mean born during the wrong era, though one can wish fervently that Brian Lara could have played in the era of T20 games and minted a fortune, or have competed more with Sachin Tendulkar for cricket glory. No, one means, say, that you were born on July 20, 1982 (Prince William) or November 1, 1973 (Aishwarya Rai). Timings are everything, whether we're talking about gents timings or ladies timings. You see, both Aishwarya Rai and Prince William are mangliks, born in the condition of Mangal Dosha, which is an astrological combination that occurs if Mars is in the 1st,2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, or 12th house of the Vedic astrology Ascendant chart. Then, gone case only. This has been proved by Vedic Science.

If you are a manglik, the angry astral effects of Mars will, according to Vedic astrology, make you a terrible spouse. You will sow disharmony in your wake. Your husband or wife might die. You yourself are virtually a walking soocide case. But wait! All is not lost. There is a cure.

If you marry a tree first, such as a Peepal tree, and then have it cut, OR marry a matka and then have it broken, the ill effects of your astrally doomed birthday are negated. Or, if you marry another manglik, the negative vibes you both exert on each other will cancel each other out. One doesn't know how this works egjactly, but one supposes that two fiery Martians experience what one can only read about in books (see kamasutra for a brief overview).

So, to summarize: two mangliks in love? Good. One manglik loving a non-manglik? Sadly, this is a formula for lau failure, unless you first find an aboreal roadside romeo, marry your dau off to it, then kill the tree. It's complicated, but what to say? WALTO.

Usage

Dishoom Dishoom: Would you marry Aishwarya Rai, even though she's manglik?
Mainmacha: Mad or what? Of course I would. All you have to do is find a tree...
Dishoom Dishoom: You do realize that she's already married, right? And that I was asking a hypothetical question? And that you continue to be a bachelor? And that your prospects lessen with every passing year?
Mainmacha: Fine, find me the tree.
Added 2013-06-07 by mainmacha

Root

Sanskrit

Region

All India

Related Terms

brahmin, Vedic Science

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at the rate

\Ate the rate aaf\
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Abbreviation. September 12, 2014, Word of the Day
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Definition

Amazing as it may seem, you can hear folks announce their e-mail as ignoramus "at the rate of" gmail.com (ignoramus@gmail.com for those who have not got it yet). You scratch your head and squint hard every time you hear a desi use 'at the rate of' for the @ sign in an email address. The lessons from 6th class simble indresd problems have been so ingrained in the skull (remember (p.n.r/100), where r is interest 'at the rate of....@' that the definition sticks lifelong. Admittedly the usage has come down, but every so often a desi bhai or behan will surprise with at the rate of yahoo.com.

Usage

Adhik jankari ke liye aap Hamay email, babajotish at the rate of hotmail daat kaam pe bheje.

(To learn more, send me email to babajotish at the rate of hotmail daat com.)

Added 2014-09-11 by Paanini

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

At the max, cheap and best
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Noun. August 29, 2014, Word of the Day
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Definition

If the sight of that ornate pink elephant sets you salivating and you instinctively squat on the pavement edge and sharply draw a breath in as you grimace through paan stained incisors, then you already know exactly what 501 Mangalore Ganesh Beedis are...

Usage

Silesh: "Guru, my cousin sister just took up a position in San Francisco, but she is missing Amma's cooking. Can I send some items with you?"
Aiyappashivan (aka Ivan): "Sorry boss, hand bag is full, see? Trying to travel light... y'know?"
Silesh (peering inside Samsonite): "What is this nonsense! You are having one toothbrush, one jeanspant, and 5 packages of some 100 something bloody beedis. That too 501s. Can't leave one or two and take some murukkus for Meenakshi or what?"
Ivan: "Sorry dude. My band mates, Jungle Fever and Magic Frowntain, only smoke 501 Mangalore Ganesh Beedis while we are performing"
Silesh: "Eh?? Band?"
Ivan: "Yea, we are a Deatbeats cover band..."
Silesh: "Hmm. Who are The Deadbeats?"
Ivan: "A Grateful Dead cover band......"
Silesh: "Ok bye! Good thing pa! Don't think Amma's murukkus would have made it to San Francisco!"
Added 2012-12-04 by Studmuffin

Root

Multiple

Region

All India

Related Terms

Beedi
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August 20, 2014, Video of the Day
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Every Delhi Girl In The World

Added 2014-08-20 by mainmacha

Categories

Places

Related Terms

delhiite, Delhi/NCR, Delhi, Delhi 6

marchpast

\pro-nunn-see-ay-shun\
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Noun. August 18, 2014, Word of the Day
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August 15 seems like an apt day to define this term. March past means a parade involving movement of arms and legs in a systematic manner according to the rhythm of drums and maintaining one arm distance between the person ahead and oneself. Subject of intense competition in schools and displayed proudly for occasions such as Republic Day, Independence Day and school sports day. Every school kid in India holds pleasant and not so pleasant memories relating to march past – multiple practices in the hot afternoon sun, the occasional sunstroke cases and of course, the crazed PT teacher.

Usage

Appu to PT teacher: I don’t want to stand behind Sanju for march past. She never does left-right-left properly and ends up hitting my knuckles hard!
Added 2011-08-15 by Yummacchi

lostan-found

\lost-an-found\
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Noun. August 11, 2014, Word of the Day
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Definition

A cabinet usually in the school office, used as a dumping ground for all kinds of miscellaneous things lost by the lostees (losers?) and then subsequent found by the finders, who not knowing who the lostee was, faithfully deposit the item in the 'lost-and-found" cabinet. So if you lose something in school, you go and look for it there.. and if you are lucky, under the pile of tshirts, ties, badges, pens, pencils, pencilboxes, caps, rubbers and other miscellaany, you can find what you lost. Also a handy source to "borrow' things you forgot to bring from home - example your PT Tshirt or your school cap

Usage

Hey, have you seen my pencil box? It seems lost
"Have you looked in the Lost-and-Found'?
OR
'Hey man, I forgot to bring by PT Tshirt today. Mazi sir is going to screw me'
'Why dont you borrow one from the lost-and-found'
'I looked man, but it does not have my house tshirt in my size ..'
Added 2013-08-02 by Thunderbold

Root

English

Region

Mumbai

Categories

School and College
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Noun. August 11, 2014, Word of the Day
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At first glance, the worst possible designation that could be bestowed upon a young and aspiring studmuffin of school going age. What is a serious, filial, and traditional affair in North India, has a rather sinister purpose in the South.

The dreaded day of Rakshabandhan arrives and all the young males rise early, with trepidation, brush-teeth-wash-face, and shave even when most don't need to just to feel like a man. Today is the day that all the cutest girls in class are about slap the cuffs on the hopefuls and dub them Rakhi Brother. "Rise ye jilted child" they seem to say as you mope around suringified for the rest of the day.

But you are a valiant eng bai and emotions do not weigh heavily upon you so you recover quickly and realise that this dubious recognition is actually some form of attention, a unique connection that you can rely on to link the two of you, Rakhi Brother and Rakhi Sister, in a cosy social twosome.

"Aicchhhhh!" you think to yourself as you seek out your Rakhi Sister to attempt a leading conversation. This is where the reality begins.

Usage

{Setting: a schoolyard, but not under singapore cherry trees}

Meena: So, what's the plan?
Shalini: We are all going to Corner House to have lamb burgers and Death by Chocolate yaar, are you and Sumant coming?
Sumant (brightening): W...
Meena (casual): Ya, I'll come
Shalini: And if you come then of course Sumant will come!
Meena (quickly): Please ya, he's my Rahki Brother!
Sumant (head hung low): Ya please, she's my Rakhi Sister.....

Added 2011-07-06 by Studmuffin
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Firni

\Firni\
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Noun. July 28, 2014, Word of the Day
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Definition

Ah Firni! A delectable dessert made with rice. Thick and creamy. Generally found in all Muslim restaurants.

Usage

Rafiq Bhai yek Firni parcel!
Added 2012-02-24 by Oh Pinne

Root

Urdu

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink
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Phrase. July 24, 2014, Word of the Day
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Definition

For nine years the esteemed UPA Government, both 1 and 2 have strived hard to construct a Nation and with the completion of nine years in power serving the nation, the powers that be have decided to let the nations know about the Sri Manmohan Singh led government's modest achievements in nation building. The High Command is not at odds with the PM, just so you know.
While the equally competent and esteemed Government of Sri Atal Bihari Vajpais NDA regime did the same with their own modest attempt to educated the aam junta on its nation building under the name of India Shinning, they were not as successful in informing the stubborn public about their contributions to make India shine.
Bharat Nirman is not an advertising campaign or an election slogan as pointed out by the esteemed Minister of Broadcasting and Information Sri Manish Tiwari, he has clarified that it is just an exercise in telling the story of India, the journey of India.
The money spent on these informational pieces of educational materials, be it print, radio, broadcast or the internets has been spent with the interest of the aam admis in mind and it is beneficial to everyone so thus in conclusion it is not the waste of the 6% of Indians who pay their taxes.

Usage

INC - Bharat Nirman!
BJP - India Shining!
INC - Bharat Nirman!
BJP - India Shining!
INC - India Shining!
BJP - Bharat Nirman!
INC - India Shining!
BJP - Bharat Nirman!
INC - Bharat Nirman!
BJP - India Shining!
INC - India Shining!
BJP - Bharat Nirman!
Me - Wait.... what?
Added 2013-05-31 by Mildly Racist

Kindly Consented

\Two words from the English language\
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Phrase. July 8, 2014, Word of the Day
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Definition

When someone of some relative stature or position "agrees" to to do something, that person has "kindly consented" to do it. It is the superfluous, respectful way of saying "agreed".

Usage

Ganesh: Did you know that Sachin is coming to our school?
Mangesh: Yes, he has kindly consented to be the chief guest for our annual day.
Added 2012-03-01 by IndianInCowboyCountry