A number of quotes/phrases come to mind when I cast my mind back to my sojourn in India.
“Bartaare” (coming) = Used by the waiters of Airlines Hotel, Bangalore where we convened daily for coffee. You will note the deliberate omission of any indication when the waiter will be coming.
“Aiyyooo” = Cry of desperation. Used in many situations but mostly in response to poor attempts at humour. By KP.
“Naz, your skin..” = Used by MJ. As an excuse to stroke me.
“Spiderpig, Spiderpig” = Unofficial soundtrack in my head.
“You want Slayer?” = Used by KP at Yamaha Rock.
“You have 3 minutes left” = Used by the MC at Yamaha Rock. Repeatedly. Annoyingly.
“Your gang of Jamaican Al Pacinos… drinking Blue Mountain cappuccinos” = Sung by some seriously crap Reggae MoFo at Namaste on Om Beach.
“Let’s build a fire” = Uttered by Abhi when we were stranded on the mountain top, because it was getting dark.
“That auto’s never heard about emission control” = Uttered by Abhi as a smoke machine/bug fumigator disguised as an autorickshaw passed us on the road to Gokharna.
“Adjust madkoli” (make an adjustment/an exception/space) = Used by everyone in Bangalore.