Ama Khan Bhopali

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Ama Khan Bhopali was an Orkut group – very popular in Bhopal during 2007.

Once upon a time, in the era of pre high speed internet, their used to be a phonomena called Yahoo Chat. Yahoo! Chat was not just about making connections. It actually fueled the economy, by building the cybercafe business in India. College and school kids would come to cybercafes, in groups, and huddle over one Pentium machine, giggling and nudging each other.

Soon Yahoo! – the company itself – began to die under the onslaught of Google. By then however, another heavy weight of social networking was rising. Orkut. With its profile pictures and real names, considered more trustworthy than Yahoo!, flourished during this time. Orkut brought a whole set of new vocabulary like Friending, Unfriending, Blocking, Scrapping, Testimonials to the internet world.

 

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Founders – Ama Khan Bhopali the Orkat group

Some where around this time – on March 5th, 2007 to be precise – came the awesome group of Bhopal, called ‘Ama Khan Bhopali’. Created by Prateek Joshi, moderated by Ishmeet Singh Bedi and Vaibhav Tolani, this was the coming of age of Social Media for Bhopal. The world came to know – and the Non Resident Bhopalis recalled – the awesome lingo of Bhopal. Bhopali – the generally spoken variation of Hindi in Bhopal – is a hilarious language. It takes some understanding though for an outsider. However once they get a hang of the language, they enjoy it enormously. This sharing of the native Bhopali lingo was brought about beautifully by the group ‘Ama Khan Bhopali’ and was a rage among the Bhopal youngsters of yesteryears. Many sites across the net world found out the group and shared the Bhopal slangs, bringing about many guffaws.

Apart from the awesome lingo other features less appreciated about Bhopal is the Batole – ideal gossips shared on the patiyas of Bhopal. Their was a exclusive thread at “Ama Khan Bhopali” for this.

Sample these batole from the thread “Sabse Karra Batola” at “Ama Khan Bhopali” :

  1. “Abi kuch din pele ki baat he..hum saab apni badi jheel kinare bhutto ka lutf utha rhe the. Ek janab aaye bhutte wale kanne – ken lage miya 2 sek do pese baad mein le lena. Bhutte wala bola kese nange nawaab ho 10 rupye nai hain jeb mein, chalo kha aage badho. Bas saab un janaab ki fir gayi – ken lage uljhega to tere bhutte nai bikenge, naya kaam shuru kalle. Toh bhutte wala bola aap hi bataen kya kaam kiya jaye ? Miya jawaab aaya tu machli k paye soop ka thela laga, chatori se jyada chalega ma kasam..shaan ho jaegi teri. Itta bol k miya vo bhag gaye wahan se aur bhutte wala gali bakta reh gaya”
  2. “Ek martaba hum apne yaaro k sath jim carbet ki taraf nikalliye – apni jonga mein – ab miya ghusne ka intazam to tha nai. Guard ke sath 15 min bethe chai pi, apni pehchan ban gayi aur kya chiaye. Apan kat liye jim carbet mein – sher dekhne ka mizaaj ho riya tha – par saab andhere mein ghanta kuch nazar nai aa riya tha. Apan koi haar maan ne wale the kya? Nikala apna Nokia 1100 aur torch se lage dhoonde sher ko. Subah tak khoj poori nai hui, hum kha pak gaye. Sher ki amma ka ____ ab nai dekhna. Sala ch___ bana rakha he. Paltan beth gayi jahan pani dikha aur hon lagi picnic. Bhot gosht soota. Ab sala gosht ko soongh k sher aa gaya ma ka ___hum bhage sab chhod k. Apne chilman bhai mootne gaye the. Sher un pe jhapta or patloon pakad li nawab saab ki. Woo patloon unhe utarni padi, or bhage jonga ki taraf. Nange hi bhage aa rhe the chilman miyan. Us din to kher sab zinda ghar aa gaye – par yaadgar ho gaya kissa – tab se chilman miyan ko nange nawab k naam se jana jata hega”
  3. “Ek baar aisa hua raat ko raisen ke jungle mein shikaar khelte khelte subah ho gayi aas paas dekha tou bepanah kangaroo uchal rhai the! Samajh mai nai aaya. Thori door ek dhabe par jeep rok kar poocha “yeh kon si jagah hai” ? Woh bola “bhat who are you”. Arre humne socha shaksharta mission mai gaon walon ne angrezi seekh li. Hum ne bhi jawab diya “Koon khann bhat is this palace” ? Woh bola “This is australia” “
  4. “Saab apan ko bhopal me sab jante hai aap kisi se bhi puchlo ke munne shikari kon hai. Meine pucha shikari kyu ? Sab ken lage…are aapko nahi pata apan ne sher ka shikar kia tha. Mene pucha wo kaise. To ken lage, ek bar ki bat hai baba ke saath shikar pe gaya tha baba jeep chala rahe the. Sher ne baba pe hamla kardia. Apan pe karta to shayad apan kuch nai karte lekin mia walid saab pe attack kia usne. Apan ne gardan dabali uski apne hath me, aur sale ka gala ghot ke mar dia. Sab ko pata hai tume nahi pata ?”

In the thread dedicated to “Bhopali Mechanics”, the collection of gems as heard from the Bhopal mechanics everyday:

  • Aapki gaadi reverse phaink rahi heigi.
  • Point shaart hega.
  • Lapak kaisei aa rahi hegi ? (Lapak – acceleration)
  • Chakka dag riya hae. (Wheel balancing problem)
  • Piston mein pilay haega.
  • Ama aapki gaadi to paidal ho gayi…..
  • Miyan aapki gadi ka case pechida hogaya haiga, fitig marni hogi
  • Ama khaa brek AAAil dalega aur miya kiluch problem deria hai
  • Brek shoe bhi gaye
  • Are kha mai keeh riya tha keee is chalte phirte janaje ko kab bech riyeee hoooo? Apne pas pertyyy haiii (When are you selling this moving coffin)
  • Are bhaiii miya rate ka kya haiiii apko jo munasibbb lage ap bata dijiye….waise gadi ekdummm chirkare marti hai
  • Carbooraterrr main prablem haigi, riks mat lo. Gadi ka chen saket kharab hogaya haiga
  • Kalach(clutch) pilate fail henge…bire kasnee padegee…dhibri tight kannee padegee..
  • Iska to khaan ‘injun’ down hoga…gaadi total ho gayee he…duo so rupiye lagenge,..
  • Arre khaan silencer fut gaya he…gaadi peeche se aag moot rahee hegee…
  • “Bhai jaan chain spacket chala gaya samjho or to or ail beh riya hai engine mein, isliye gaadi dhua jaada de rae aee,piston bhi tede ho gaye he isliye load nai le rae aee bhaui jaan gaadi sukhi chalaoge to engine baith jaega ailing kara lo nahi to gear set or chain set daalna padega aap bolo to modify kar doon hayabusa ki baady bhot shandaar lagegi apki rx 100 par kasam bhopal ki badi lake ki maza aa jaayega socho mat karva hi loo”
  • Hamare yahaan ek mekanik hen; miyan khan totle hen. Jiska dekho pittan (piston) kharaab kehte hen. Kehte hen pittan dalega. Isiliye unka naam shafiq pittan urf totle miyaan hi par gaya hega. Waise unka naam tapeek bhi henga, kuch log unko Tapeek Kabadi bhi kehte hen, showroom ki Bike men kharaabi nikaal dete hen
  • Kal hum apni embishon le gaye apne bhopal k mashoor rashid urf munne mekenik ke paas. Hamare gadi ke dono leg guard mud gaye the. Wahan ek 7-8 saal ka launda bhi tha gadi dekh ke ken laga “Bhai jaan ye to titli ho gayi hai, udti bhi hai kya ?

 

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The thread “Bhopali death ho jane par kya bolte hain” had the hilariuos phrases used by a Bhopali even to inform about death in the family.

  • Thatri uth gayee
  • Mamoo Lambey ho gaye
  • Maamu let liye…
  • Bade miyan shaan se kharach ho gaye………
  • Unke toh tajiiye thande ho gaye miya…..
  • Karbaat lee baithey… jummey ke ek din pheley..
  • Bhai Miyan Nipat Gaye
  • Bare bhai chal diye
  • Abbu ‘khatam’ ho gaye
  • Alla ko pyare ho gaya
  • Janaza nikal gaya
  • Ganjbasoda wale mamu shaant ho gaye….
  • Moholle ki jaan hua karte the..aap dekh hi lo..sab jagah gham pasra hai.

Then the Bhopali dialects, “jo Sehore tak mein world famous henge” (which were world famous till Sehore) –

  • Kallat se pet mein std ho rei hegi (Kal raat se acidity ho rahi hai pet mein/Acidity in stomach)
  • Zero bate sannata
  • Chachaooooo ekdum bhannaat lag riya hega
  • (name of a person) Bhai Ko (short for Bhai Ko salaam)
  • Kalmein kaise beh rahi hai tumhari
  • Gaadi pinna dee ( accelerated his vehicle)
  • Koon khaaan party sab khairiyat ? (Asking the person if he is alright)
  • Sabar Ali ko pakro (Have patience)
  • Arre miyan aatu, rokke. Dil toh pichei chuut gaya.
  • Kyon jhoom riya hega be
  • Kanney kat gaye
  • Rawangee daal lo
  • Sar par de riya hega mila mila ke
  • Arey pehelwaan
  • Haan kha sab kismat ki luck hai
  • Kon Khan Kan Ja Riye Ho!! (where are you going?)
  • Haan Khan Pathan, Khairiyat ? (Asking the person if he is alright)
  • Ko Khaa, kaisey /Ama Khaa, Kaisey?
  • Abe je ka kar riya hai? (What are you doing?)
  • Taap an taoun (Top-n-town)
  • Iscooter thodi silo (slow) chalana
  • Lept (left) gali mein lele, saamne thulla khada hega!

Orkut was declared closed by Google on 30th September 2014. With that went the legend “Ama Khan Bhopali”. The group shall remain, in Bhopal’s memories, in hours of lost productivity, in the embarrassing moments of awkward guffaws at the most inappropriate place and time, in floating scraps of conversations and in shards of indescribable delight. Goodbye old friend.

Bohot hi umda kism k patiye the miyan, inke batole sehore tak mein world famous the

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