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I'm Chowkidar: New lingo, idioms and feelings
One can find interesting posts centered on the word 'chowkidar' in social media ? Facebook and blogs ? many very subtle and other very crude.

Two parallel campaigns are going on ?Chowkidar chor hai? and ?Mein bhi chowkidar?.

One post is about the pronunciation of ?s? and ?sh? by star (estar) chowkidars, which I found very subtle and it goes somewhat as follows:

One is quite familiar with Nepali chowkidars? pronunciation. However, hard you may try; for them, ?sahib ji? will always be ?shab ji?.

In rural UP and Gujarat, here is a taste of pronunciation of ?sh? as ?s?: ?Eschoolon mein siksha sandar ho, ta ki Bharat visv mein strest ban sakey ? visv guru ya visv sakti ban sakey. Bharatvasi san se sees utha kar saktiman ki tahra vaks to tan kar chal saken.? That?s just the reverse of Nepali chowkidars.

The chatter of word ?chowkidar? in election rallies by leaders of political parties giving a complex to odd job doers who work for various ?shab jis?.

One response to language being used is: ?Don?t make fun of the pronunciation, understand the feelings.?

A spiritual minded blogger recently wrote, ?The word ?Chowkidar? is the keyword central to General Elections of 2019 in India. High octave shouts of slogans with word ?chowkidar? and hopping around of political leaders from temple to temple are the monkey mind acts for electoral gains which will neither ?deliver? the leaders nor the public.?

He added a haiku thus: ?Be true gatekeeper. / Keep eye on your monkey mind. / Make soul ?Chowkidar?.?

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