The darndest things you see in India

1 year 10 months and 3 non-SLR camera phones later, below is a partial collection of India-defining frames I’ve found interesting.

Yes – there ARE parking signs in Bangalore. Just need a modicum of luck & a Holmes gleam.

TVS Moped with less than regulation (i.e. 20%) load

This is a glass-half-full kinda kid – “look at all the traffic we are AHEAD of!”

Where else in the world do we have Midnight Marathons? Venue: Whitefield Road, Month: Jan

This may seem like graffiti but it’s NOT – I insist that this plot is NOT FOR SALE!

One sign, two messages! For some strange reason, reminded of that famous pre-Independence sign “Dogs and Indians not allowed!”

Sign inside Bethany High School boys

If at first you don’t spell it right, you must try and TRY again!

In case you haven’t noticed, India’s spelling bee champs have all moved to USA.

How many spelling mistakes can you spot?

Indians love to pun.. really!

A yr after being commissioned into service, this stainless steel vessel one day just gave up! 7 vertical cracks appeared simultaneously after a rasam production!

Wish we had this sign in OUR apartment complex..Then we could fret about dog owners ignoring it.

It’s not just the BMW and Mercedes you’ll see on Bangalore roads. Toyota MR2 for the discerning.

Time to visit the optometrist? Don’t bother. Any of these store signs can be used for vision check.

The next post in this 4-part series – The darndest things you see in India (Part 2).

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7 Responses to The darndest things you see in India

  1. amreekandesi June 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

    Nice collection!

  2. sundar39 June 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

    Realistic situation captured well.

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  3. shilpavir June 25, 2010 at 1:27 am #

    Love the comments, especially with the glass-half full kid!

  4. Sathish Yadav August 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    I haven’t seen anyone beat this… :) http://everydayfunnyfunny.com/children-cutting-at-super-saloon/

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