This is an Indian expression I love which is unique to India.
Timepass is ‘passing the time’. Or it can refer to an activity that’s used to ‘pass the time’.
A few months ago, I was on the train in Andhra Pradesh travelling from Visakhapatnam to the Araku Valley. A newspaper vendor was passing through the car. Instead of calling out ‘newspaper’ to attract potential buyers, he said: ‘Timepass!’.
Reading the newspaper is an example of ‘timepass’. Other popular timepass activities are watching TV, eating or sleeping.
Timepass can also be used to refer to a hobby, one which helps pass the time.
“Wasting or whiling away time. Transliteration possibly of Kannada phrase "Kaala kaleyavudu" meaning "losing time," which has the same meaning. Also means doing something for leisure but with no intention of accomplishing anything.”
Timepass seems to be a fine art!