April 15th, 2008


The things that bother people....

This one's definitely for my friends abroad.

Here, for any sociologist, are the issues, in one neat collection, that trouble our society in an urban Indian background:

astrologer sign bg road 140408

It is worthy of note that first "marriage" appears, and it is soon followed by "husband-wife problems"...but those are different from "court" and "enemy"...!

And for those who cannot read Kannada, that's "Sairam Jyotishya Mandira".

Magzinces and Scrapes...

Our streets are never M T of humour; signs such as this abound:

magazinces mt waste bottles waste scrape

And of course, if you get into a scrape, this is the place to bring it to!

India has been really excellent at recycling;it's only now that we are getting into the use-and-throw culture and not being thrifty and wise.

English...has a funny status in our country. Not ours, yet ours; hated as a symbol of oppression by aliens, and yet a great link language, and a gift that has allowed us to make a mark in the world....