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Noun. November 21, 2013, Word of the Day
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Fictional town created by R.K. Narayan for his greatest book "Swami and friends". He describes it as a city few hours away from Madras on the banks of River Sarayu. Predominant tamil population located fictionally in the erstwhile British Indian Presidency of Madras State

Usage

It is predominantly used to refer singer Malgadi Shuba a judge on a reality show by an annoying host ; the word Malgadi changed to malgudi
Added 2012-05-07 by Hari Hardihood

Root

Tamil

Region

All India

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Pasoonamba
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Malgudi

\Maal-Gudi\
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Noun. September 18, 2012, Word of the Day
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A fictional town, somewhere in Karnataka, created by that genius, that one and only RK Narayan. The protagonist of all his stories is the affable kid Swami. Along with his friends, Swami is involved in a series of mostly hilarious episodes of fun, trouble and frolic.

Malgudi has everything a village in South India would have, created with imagination by Narayan with Tolkienish detail.

The ensemble was cast into a popular serial "Malgudi Days"


Usage

Malgudi is located on the banks of the river Sarayu
Added 2011-10-23 by Oh Pinne

Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Categories

Places

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Jolarpet

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Pasoonamba

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Wolf_in_sheep's_clothing
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Apparently a portmanteau of MALleshwaram + BasavanGUDI, two of RKN's favorite parts of Bangalore City!

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Mulligatawny soup is the Anglo Indian version of rasam or mulagu thanni

It means "pepper water" in tamil (Mulagu - pepper, thanni-water)

Usage

I say Bob, pass the mulligatawny soup. It goes well with kutti pi
Added 2011-09-15 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

milagu thanni, rasam

Terms referencing this

Blighty, rasam

Definition

The real name of mulligatawny soup. Also called rasam.

Usage

Kindly take one glass milagi thanni after meals for good digestion.
Added 2011-09-15 by porkipaya

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

rasam, sambar, Sambhar George