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Commuter-speak in Mumbai.
Our caped superhero has met his match. Lex Luther is lost in the crowd. Superman rushes through the teeming population. This is a rough moment for him, as the merciless crowd makes their way to work. His cape is pulled in several directions, but his underwear's condition is even more tragic.
A Churchgate local arrives. Through the mass of commuters, Superman spots Lex Luther as he gets into a compartment. Superman is also pulled in by the mass into another compartment.
This is exhausting. Ajay Varma, courier boy and all-round good samaritan notices our hero. Clearly, he needs a seat.
Ajay holds Superman by his arm, and squeezes him through. All seats are taken.
As a disappointed Superman is about to collapse, Ajay blurts out to the seated gentleman on the right.
Literal translation of the Hindi phrase, 'gussa nikalna'. 'It" alludes to pent-up anger, which is eventually vented at one go.
Used frequently when one targets ire originating from an interaction with one individual on another unsuspecting individual.
Qualifier - used to add emphasis to a given adjective.
"Don't act smart, you will get royally bajaoed if you start giggling."
"He was royally pissed off all day. No one went near him also."
A typo that appears frequently around the nation. Usually seen in signage.
Kattabomman jumps around frantically as he tries to get off the bus arriving from Chennai. He struggles through the mass of people exiting the bus. Flailing his arms, he runs toward the nearest available wall. The sign on the grimy wall reads, "To let". Before he reaches a convenient upright position, Kattaboman opens his zipper, preparing to launch himself into a much-awaited call to action. Just then, the spot on the wall he has been eyeing is taken over by a swaggering young upstart.
Kattaboman pees directly (and gloriously) onto the young man's pants. The young man turns around gives Kattaboman onetightslap.
Young Man: Madorwat?!
Mostly found in cities and small towns in 'new India'. These stores are imitation versions of the Dollar Store business model in North America, where all items are uniformly priced at 1 (one) dollar. These stores are hugely popular among Indian expats in the US (students as well as the younger techies) and have naturally caught the fancy of trendy Indian businessmen.
So Indians previously settled in the US returned to India introducing their own versions of American business concepts. The Dollar Store is one of them. The exchange rate for the Indian rupee to the dollar stayed around the higher 40s for many years through the 80s and 90s. That explains the idea of uniform pricing at Rs. 49.
Why some items are sold at Rs.99 remains a mystery.
Figurative usage. The act of sending an electronic message. To e-mail someone.
Saada version of internet service provided by the Government of India in the dark ages.
In the late 90s, the Indian Government's Communication Services Wing, VSNL were the only service providers of the internet. The service came in two flavors - the shell account and the TCP/IP account - both accessible by dial-up, another archaic way of connecting to the internet.
While the TCP/IP service looked more like your internet of today, albeit slow, the shell account was a basic (cheaper) service, that allowed you to 'browse' the internet using only text-driven links. Dialing a phone number provided by your ISP would bring you to a page that contained only text. Navigation was possible only through the use of the arrow keys on your keyboard. Today, one expects a graphical interface straightly, but this was an age of innocence - of gentle places and simple things.
No images or video could be seen unless you clicked specifically on the corresponding image link.
A page containing images might look like this:
Krista Allen Sexy Gallery
(01.jpg) (02.jpg) (03.jpg) (04.jpg) (05.jpe) (06.gif)
(07.jpg) (08.gif) (09.jpg) (10.jpg) (11.gif) (12.gif)
.... and so on.
You would click one of the links above and only then could the image be downloaded on your computer. Hours would be spent waiting before a single 120kb picture of your favourite porn star was available for your personal use. More likely than not, the picture would disappoint you. You would then click the next link and wait further, prolonging gratification. This was a time when choices were fewer, you had to work harder, longer, sweat it out.
Even though it was a few thousand years BC, pornography was the most popular application among internet users. As expected, technology managed to stay abreast of humankind's base instincts and programming geniuses managed to resolve all remaining html conflicts. Today, you have internet services that are far quicker and supremely efficient in handling our carnal instincts.
But in it's heyday, the shell account did the deed and we only have VSNL to thank for it. Cheap and best!
All Shell Account subscribers, please make monthly payment at Prabhadevi Office. Churchgate office printer being out of order.