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Khaan-Daan

\khaan-daan\
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A Hindi-Urdu word, which translates as 'dynasty'. An alternative contemporary use is in the sense of 'Crony capitalism. 'Khaan' also means 'mines' & 'daan' is 'gifting away.

A neologism for India's 'realpolitik' : *Khaan-Daan* is the gifting away of 'mining rights' to the 'dynasty'. Crony capitalism rules the 'body politic' !

Usage

Arrey Bhai ! It is all in the family - this *Khaan-Daan* ; why to complain about "Coalgate" ?
Added 2012-09-22 by Bijnan