This morning, as we drove through the hub and bub of Varanasi for our last ride on the river, we drove past a shop with a sign reading: Anocha Salon.
Because Joan and I had gone to a shop in Pondicherry called Anochi, we asked our guide what “anocha” meant. He said, “unique.” But, the way he pronounced it, it came out (to my ears) “eunuch.” And I thought, hmmm, that shop must not do very much business.
Anocha is the male form of the adjective and Anochi the female. So, now I know a bit of Hindi.