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  • n. an item of Indian footwear, similar to a flip-flop with a toe strap


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  • A protester also threw his "chappal" (slipper) towards Naidu but it missed him and fell some distance away.

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  • When I visited India last summer I stopped at as many chappal stalls as I could.

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  • From the card dangled a certified sho-shweet little Kolhapuri chappal.

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  • A key aide of Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal, was attacked on Tuesday by a man wielding a chappal sandal during a rally in Lucknow organized by IAC.

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  • Omar Abdullah said that it is better that a chappal or shoe be thrown at him, because he will not retaliate.

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  • How many of you prefer to say "thanks" for a torn away shirt or shoe or chappal or even a handkerchief?

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  • A chappal being flung at Vijayan this week during the yatra has only added fuel to the simmering problems in the CPM, and the state BJP president P K Krishnadas has commented that the CPM yatra was disrupting law and order in the state.

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  • Deployed like an intercontinental nuclear warhead or ballistic missile, it is nothing more than the crude chappal garland now with a NATO designer label.

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  • At every rally Modi addresses, the security put up a basketball net around the dais to check a possible chappal attack!

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  • Vijayan was moving towards the venue of the reception here after receiving a guard of honour from the red volunteers at the Central Bazar on Tuesday evening, when a chappal was thrown at him allegedly by a man in an 'inebriated' state.

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  • "Two weeks later, as Archie checked their route to Sofia, to no one in particular Samad said, "I should not be here."

    As usual, he was ignored, most fiercely and resolutely by Archie, who wanted somehow to listen.

    "I mean, I am educated, I am trained. I should be soaring with the Royal Airborne Force, shelling from on high! I am an officer! Not some mullah, some sepoy, wearing out my chappals in hard service. My grandfather Mangal Pande"—he looked around for the recognition the name deserved, but, being met only with blank pancake English faces, continued—"was the great hero of the Indian Mutiny!"


    White Teeth by Zadie Smith, pp 74-75 of the Vintage International paperback

    January 21, 2011