Monday, October 25, 2010

Cause Theta

Meaning: The hidden angle or motive behind celebrities taking up causes.
Pronunciation: Coz-thee-ta.
Usage: Arundhati's cause theta for embracing the Kashmiri stuggle is, perhaps, the Nobel Peace Prize.
Root: From the mathematical term with the same sound.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Meaning: One who hates to carry a mobile.
Pronunciation: No-bile.
Usage: Nobile young men are not neanderthals or luddites. They are the future of mankind.
Root: No + Mobile.

Friday, October 08, 2010


Meaning: Wishy-washy point of view.
Pronunciation: Dout-look.
Usage: The Congress party's doubtlook on the Ayodhya Verdict is understandable as it doesn't want to rub anyone the wrong way.
Root: Doubt + Outlook.


Meaning: The state of being utterly powerless.
Pronunciation: Pa-ver-tea.
Usage: To the average Kashmiri, Omar Abdullah seems powerty stricken.
Root: Power + Poverty.