Read the coolest word in the paper today here in Pune:
Dacoity Attempt foiled
“The Khadak police on Sunday night foiled an attempt of dacoity at a petrol pump at Ghorpade Peth following the arrest of a gang of six suspects. The police have recovered sharp weapons from the possession of the suspects …”
How cool is that? I was sure that dacoit — a staple-word from pulp thrillers of the distant past — would be an antique usage over here, but not so. There still are dacoits, and with sharp weapons to boot.
Bearing this in mind, I’m on the alert for thuggees today.