Saturday, 21 January 2012

India Trip 2011-2012 - The Amazing and the Amusing

I had a good trip to India during the Dec 2011 - Jan 2012 period. Let me record some of the interesting things I saw.

1. English serials on TV have English subtitles, which isn't as laughable as it sounds. While it's just a minor convenience to folks like me who sometimes miss a word here or there, this is probably a godsend for the millions of aspiring youngsters, many in smaller towns, who are trying to learn English to improve their chances of success. As the popular local ad says, "What an idea, Sir ji!"

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in Friends,
who might be excused for feeling a bit like that Iraqi guy.

2. I've heard it said that India is the best country in the world to be a vegetarian, but this may be taking things a bit too far:

It comes from a manufacturing plant, get it?

3. We've all seen the Johnnie Walker ad.

Only in India would you see a T-shirt parodying the brand using Mahatma Gandhi.

1930 - a good year

4. Nike has had an unsavoury reputation as a sweatshop, but as George Costanza would say, "suddenly, a new contender has emerged".

Written in the Devanaagari script and interpreted in Hindi
or Sanskrit,"Aadi daas" means "original slave".
Even your sole is not your own...

That isn't the last of my pics. I've been clicking away like a Japanese tourist, and there's plenty more to share. Stay tuned.
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