Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Word of the Day: Hindutwit

That would be Hindutva + twit, going by the way Ashok V. Desai uses it repeatedly in his article:

Only the trade mispricing method shows an illicit capital outflow — of $22 billion a year in 2002-2006. That is 3.5 per cent of India’s gross domestic product at current prices, 14.5 per cent of international trade in goods, and 9.3 per cent of international trade in goods and services. These are significant figures, but nowhere close to the billions and trillions that Hindutwits dream of.

That is why the Hindutwit believers have studiously ignored the GFIP estimates.

I don't foresee great popularity for this word, though: it's too close to (Hindu + twit), and in no time at all, it'll become unacceptable in public discourse. So, enjoy it while it lasts.

For context and more links, check out this post at the Outlook blog. You could also go back to Ashok Desai's original article that elicited nasty responses from Hindutwits.