Friday, August 31, 2012

Wife beats cheating husband black & blue

A rather hilarious and unbelievable story caught on camera.... I have heard of crazy stories of men getting away with having their sexual fantasies while living in the same house with the wife. In this case the wife wouldn't put up with it!  via @Aijaz on Twitter.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wise road sign

There are many creative warning sings one can spot on Indian roads.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Truck loading Indian style!

LOL, some of these trucks are so overloaded that they block entire lanes of traffic on the road... and the cops don't bat an eyelid. It's all part and parcel of India life!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Why two when one can do?

A lot of truck overloading is pretty much summed up by the above title.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Anyone for a ride?

I believe this is common practice in North East India, ingenious, cheap and simple... only thing is, I wonder how people get on and off.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Accident warning, Indian style!

Trucks and buses incapacitated on the Indian road side are quite common, to warn oncoming traffic of the danger, drivers often stick branches at the back....

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Bruce Sterling effect!

A small parenthesis from our usual posts.  On the 18th (this past Saturday) one of our tweets was re-tweeted by Bruce Sterling of blog, Beyond The Beyond.  Here is the effect on our stats reports...

The earlier peak was for our Independence Day post.

Two by one?

Probably the wife and the mother-in-law.... ;)  Two by one is a play on a a regular Indian expression, One by Two, where we love to share with our friends, relatives and companions.  One by Two literally means something shared fifty-fifty.  So if you happen to step into an eatery and ask for a coffee one-by-two, the waiter will bring you one coffee and an empty cup so you can share it.  This is India Only!

Friday, August 17, 2012

One brick at a time!

Ingenious, close observation reveals that there is very careful planning of the brick layout, which means this is a regular work: from the hole left to take control of the handle bar along with a gunny bag to protect the arm; to the rear bottommost brick placed in order to stabilise the entire column of bricks and stop them slipping off the rear; as well as the first brick placed on the cycle chain pedaller to build the edifice.  Brilliant!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Joyous Mother India day!

Independence!  On 15th August 1947, India became a nation when the English finally handed over power. Although India was a united land well before that, the divide and rule policy of the British left a big scar on the nation which is still today felt in the divisional politics of caste and religion and increasingly of race too.  Interestingly enough, recent DNA studies across India have revealed that there is in fact little variance and all our great nation descends from two common race cutting across religious and caste divides.

Our independence day is one to remember that we have a lot of work still left to erase some of these prejudices and divides, and build a nation that encompasses the need of all our brothers and sisters.  Like this last photo of a street child beaming joyfully clutching a handful of flags, India is foremost a nation of joy. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Getting some privacy...

Indian society is still very conservative when it comes to public display of intimacy and young often live with their parents till they are married, so young couples have a tough time finding secluded spots failing which hiding themselves behind trees or in this case umbrellas makes them go unnoticed.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

In need of facilitations?

Some of these translations are rather strange in many public places in India, leaving the English speaker a little bewildered.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Unplanned construction

This is what happens when there is a lack of planning.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

1 by 2 not allowed!

This summarises a lot of customary activity one can spot in any public places in India.