Bombay Signs & Sightings

^ above: Santa Claus – and Congress party head Sonia Gandhi – wish us a Merry Xmas. Santa looks concerned about something overhead…

Dec 25, 2007

I took pictures during a long taxi ride today (and some other days).

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^ “Drink [it] cold, make/do enjoy!”

Below: Two women got into this three-wheeled scooter taxi:

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…followed by a bicycle and a boy:

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^ Dairy products

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^ …and observe that the pillion riders (motorcycle passengers) almost never wear helmets – not that the drivers do, either. There is a helmet law in Delhi, at least for the driver, but it appears not to be universal across India, and only indifferently enforced.

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^ I was trying to get the sign that’s partially obscured by Mr. Paunchy: “Ambulance Day & Night – Hearse”. Just in case the ambulance isn’t in time, I guess.

But “Nippy Caterer” is pretty funny, too.

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Billboard outside a school: “Congratulations [name] – national topper in Cambridge International Examinations.”

“Topper”…?

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^ There are many signs like this throughout Bombay, and, indeed, a great deal of incovenient roadwork going on.

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