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Paite kraab: Nasty tummy. Not sure it matters which end is under pressure. All I know is that I have it. I’ll spare you the details.
Subhji Wallah: The vege man. He parades the streets with his cart shouting “subhjis!” in much the same way as the Rag and Bones man used to in days gone by. Subhji can also mean curry. I was bitterly disappointed to find out that the Subhji wallah was not selling piping hot currys with rice and a side serving of naan.
Sidha: Go straight (usually said whilst motioning towards the left with your right hand). This is similar to “tout droite” in France or “Just there” in Shona. It usually implies that your destination is just over the rise. It transpires however your destination is still miles away. We discovered this one trying to find accommodation in Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple.
Baas: That’s enough. Used with over generous relatives piling your plate up with food that you will not be able to finish in a hundred years. They mean well, and really are humbling-ly generous, but we’re only little (and have paite kraab again).
Acha Khanna: Delicious Food. Compliments to the chef. This after a feast in Shimla with Nipun’s mums family.
Muchlee: Fish. We went fishing in Goa today. Did we catch? No. Unless a bit of sun burn counts.
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