I'm looking for a term of endearment in an Indian language (probably Hindi, but I'm open to persuasion for the right word), something equivalent to "darling" or "dear" when used casually (or "love" in Britain). I want something suitable for a romantic relationship, but that is *not* particularly mushy or romantic.

Context is a woman saying to the fellow she's intermittently involved with something like, "Bob, dear, you're a good man, but what I want right now is for everyone to get out of my space for a while."

Currently my front-runners are "yaaraa" or "priya", but I know better than to pluck foreign words off the internet without running them past someone with at least a passing familiarity with the language. Any takers?