Hello friends, Its being a greatest time of 4 years I had my days @ NITK Surathkal .. really unforgettable with lotz of fun and masthi with the friends. Penning down some of the usual words that we used to have in those days


Passed Out – graduated; example: “I passed out in 1998″ means I graduated in 1998.

Bunking — skipping a class, playing hooky; example: “Let us bunk the labs today and go to a movie instead”

Machcha — A pal or buddy (from Tamil, meaning brother-in-law)

Othla — Wasting away time, loitering; example: “This semester, all did was othla” means “I didn’t study well this semester”

Princi — Principal of the institution

Grub — Campus food, fast food

Joint — A hand rolled cigarette mixing tobacco and marijuana

Ennada — What’s up (from Tamil)

420 — Unreliable guy,� popularized by a Hindi movie Shree 420, called so after the section 420 of Indian Penal code.

By Two — Short form of “one by two”, where you buy one cup of tea of coffee and ask it� to be divided into two parts so it can be shared.

Freak Out — A gala time. Example: “We freaked out on the beach” means “We had a lot of fun on the beach”.

Gandhi — A good student who doesn’t smoke, drink or eat meat. Example: “He was a Gandhi till 3rd semester, but now doing joints”.

Prepone — Opposite of postpone; advance a prior appointment

Ragging — Hazing, Indian campuses have a tradition of welcoming the freshmen with harassment and pranks.

Blue Film — a pornographic movie. It is a common pastime among boys to watch pirated movies while lampooning the characters of the movie. Porn movies are also referred as “pondy

Fag — A cigarette. “Give me a fag” means “Please give me a cigarette”. “Let’s go for a fag” is very commonly used for “Let’s go for smokes”.

Chumma — (from Tamil, popular in Southern India) Just like that, without an apparent cause or reason. Example: “Ichumma stopped by”

Despo — A desperate man