2)A state of bad health in which a human breaks down in convulsions and has spasms at regular intervals due to excessive laughing causing bodily harm to the victim. Medically, it has a striking similarity to an epileptic fit.
3)A pseudonym used in reference to the purgatory state between heavan and hell.
Man 2: Yeah, the amount of Karthika between you two is almost disturbing.
Man 1: Tell me about it!
Woman: My husband was rushed to hospital this morning!
Friend: What happened?!
Woman: He entered Karthika.
Friend: Oh no! I hope he gets well soon, send him my regards.
Priest: I'm sure a little bribe might not be too out of order here...
Man: Will this lessen my time in Karthika?
Priest: Oh most certainly...by about 2 minutes...Karthika is a very unforgiving state of the universe.
Man: Oh Well, It's better than nothing.