'Desi angrez', an endangered species

The concoction created is infused with a few cliches: one, as the description suggests, anglicisation, or a penchant for speaking not just in English but a kind of hifalutin English; two, as a corollary of the first quality, covertly harbouring derision for ‘vernaculars’; three, holding everything that is ‘Indian’ to be subpar and all things ‘phoren’ to be of quality, including, say, ‘chicken tikka masala’.


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