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Comments: 16 
Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (August 29, 2012, 15:34 GMT)

@ WackyWalrus: Yup. It can't b a joke. It's the reality for India now.

Posted by   on (August 29, 2012, 12:27 GMT)

people here are fighting for the origin of the word instead of writing related comments to the cartoon

Posted by   on (August 29, 2012, 12:20 GMT)

hahaha great work Satish.

Posted by   on (August 29, 2012, 7:43 GMT)

@ BilalSaleem, If one refers to Wikipedia, on would find that LAKH is based on Vedic numbering system. In contemporary world it could be addressed as Indian or South Asian numbering system, and is mostly used in the Indian Subcontinent, i.e India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and presumably Afghanistan, Myanmar and Maldives. So to conclude my point, this system is used in almost all the languages spoken in South Asia, which is approximately around 500 languages.

Posted by   on (August 28, 2012, 14:14 GMT)

@ you duly mistaken buddy , the word lakh is derived from Sanskrit and not urdu.

Posted by BilalSaleem on (August 27, 2012, 20:57 GMT)

@premclement - it's not an indian numbering system, it's an urdu numbering system... it is used in pakistan as well.

Posted by TheGecko on (August 27, 2012, 18:16 GMT)

So how does this become a joke?

Posted by premclement on (August 27, 2012, 17:02 GMT)

Kristina, Yes it is not an English word. It is an Indian currency/numbering system. 1 lakh = 100,000

Posted by xylo on (August 27, 2012, 16:58 GMT)

@Kristina, if only we could Google.

Posted by BMayuresh on (August 27, 2012, 16:53 GMT)

For those who are confused by the term "Lakh", you may refer this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakh

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