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Fiona Fernandez's favourite picks are 'shaanpatti' and 'panvati'. Shaanpatti refers to someone who believes they are Mr/Ms Know-it-All, by being pretentious about their knowledge (though they might be

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Sukanya Dutta's top word is 'off ho gaya'. She confesses that it’s morbid, but most of us lost loved ones in the past two years. The awkward part about death is breaking the news. “They left us/ t

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Sammohinee Ghosh's top slangs: 'pasara' and 'jhaad'. "My then landlady had used this word, pointing at my tiny cot in a shared 1BHK in Mumbai. I was delighted to have found a sobriquet to epitomise my

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Shriram Iyengar's top slangs include 'bantai' and 'total damage'. Now, we know that Gully Boy was released a while ago, but somehow, we do not recollect the term, ‘bantai’ being part of our regula

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Tanishka D'Lyma shares her favourite slangs, 'bassa' and 'chala'. "A soothing word to evade restlessness and settle the mind came with the Bombay iteration of the Marathi word for sit, bassa. The sear

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