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  • Inviting a panel of speakers to a book launch also reflects what I call pehle aap, which is Hindi for "after you."

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  • Agar ghar bhi aap ka hota toh khaana kitna accha hota This stove is yours but not the house.

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  • Instead they follow the literary version of "pehle aap," where they get a panel of guests to go first.

    The Indian Book Ceremony

  • Just as a New Yorker will rarely give up a taxi to a stranger, no matter how polite he is, Indians don't bestow pehle aap on just anyone.

    The Indian Book Ceremony

  • In India, unlike in the West, pehle aap is not just about form and politeness; rather it is used selectively and judiciously.

    The Indian Book Ceremony

  • All suggestions to "go ahead and eat" will be met with pehle aap.

    The Indian Book Ceremony

  • Hamari Hyderabadiz ki Team aap ke liye layi hai neye saal ka shandar tohfa:

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  • I asked him the reason and he said, Ek ghante se baitha hoon aur ek baar bhi aap ne kaminey nahin kaha.

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  • The deftly delivered punch line is “election ke din, agar aap vote nahin de rahein hain, to aap so rahein hain”.

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  • The pediatrics group has posted a website to help teens create their own stress-reduction program (www. and click on "Teens Only"). - Merry-go-round life isn't so merry for kids


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