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Bread toast. Toasted bread. Toast. But not your ordinary pop up toaster variety, no sir, notetall! Bruddost became popular long before toasters and other modaern appliances made their way to Kerala kitchens. Thick slices of "milk bread", roasted (yes, not toasted) on a hot tawa in a generous dollop of sizzling ghee or Amul butter, to mouthwatering crunchy perfection. Delectable just plain, goes well with Kissan jam too. A quick breakfast option (as opposed to the traditonal fare) for busy working moms or fussy school goers.

Usage

Amma: finish your idli quick, or you will miss the school bus again today!
Sulky adolescent: ugh, idlis again! Why dond you jest give me some bruddost or cornflakes?
Amma: ahangaari! I wake up early and toil all morning and this is the kind of gratitude I get?! Bruddost it simms! Pinnaaay, saayippinde mol alle!

Shanta: oh, my son, after sending him to English medium school, he has become very modaern. He won't touch dosa and appam andall. Onnnly bruddost and cornflakes he will eat for breakfast!

Susheela shaking head: tch tch!

Added 2012-05-17 by puttu-kutty

Root

English

Region

kerala

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Amul Butter

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Aamblate

Bridge Pul

\Bri-ge-P-ul\
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Definition

Collectively used for flyovers in Rewa , M.P

Usage

Sahu: I was down with accident in simaria Chowk Bridgepul.
Chaurasia: yes it already had a history.....
Added 2011-12-31 by CementedPown

Root

Hindi

Categories

Transportation

Related Terms

flyover

Definition

Means Indian culture and heritage
Few tenets of the 'Bharatiya sanskriti'(based on a one nation sensibility principle) which tend to shape the 'conservative' Indian identity (as established by self-appointed culture upholders) :

Karma is Dharma : In order to achieve good karma it is important to live life according to dharma, what is right.

Athithi Devo Bhav : Guest is god(Read: Make your home a heavenly abode for your visitor)
Family comes first: Family has to be the most important thing in a person's life
Women should wear sari: They should wear respectable clothes in order to be admired rather than be leched


The issue of what truly is 'Bhartiya Sanskriti' is discussed and debated about on various platforms such as blogs, forums,Slutwalks and TV shows with people citing the Kamasutra as example of a sexually radical early Indian culture.

Usage

Man protesting against women being allowed in pubs: These disco dance type girls are ruining our Bhartiya Sanskriti.Women should not wear revealing clothes.They should stay in their homes and take care of their families and guests.
Added 2011-12-20 by Behenjigaga

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

Muh kaala karna

bridge

\Briju\
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Definition

The cupboard like contraption in the kitchen used to keep things cool, if you are thinking of the other thing, that is also, confusingly enough, pronounced bridge

usually preferred over fridge by older tambrahm maamis

Usage

Mama: yendi, nethikki konduvandhe Grand Sweets ladoo kanume (Where are the ladoos from Grand Sweets)
Mami: Bridg'le paarthela (Did you look in the bridge?)
Added 2011-08-27 by Side Character
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Definition

Term used to describe a person of British origin and used in India for hundreds of years, during the time of the East India Company and after.

This word is used across the subcontinent.

Usage

According to our text books the Britishers were the just victims of the 1857 revolt but according to other historical accounts, the mutiny or revolt was quelled because of the betrayal of Indian "revolutionaries" by other Indians (like the Gurkhas and the Coorgs).
Added 2011-07-12 by porkipaya

Root

English

Categories

People

Definition

term used to describe the British by kindergarten kids in schools around Bangalore cannt.

Usage

munchkin: miss, why did the British peoples kill Gandhi?
miss: arre buddhu!! The British peoples did not kill him, who told you that? Godse did.
munchkin: Godsay? eh?
Added 2011-07-08 by sykil

Root

English

Region

bangalore

Categories

People, WALTO

Related Terms

east india company