Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Show-case-e bhodrolok
Godown-e goonda

- (From political campaign poster pasted on a JU canteen wall.)
"Cars for Golf Green keep straight".

(Which is fine, except that it's at the neck of a T-junction.)

-(Lake Gardens Flyover, northern end)
Sova Restaurant
our only assets are comfort and sympathy

- (seen somewhere around bhowanipore)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Gangman are
DRM mind it

-(political poster outside Kharagpur railway station)

Saturday, April 22, 2006

This snap.

- rock on baby

(the guy, btw, is New York Dolls' vocalist David Johansen)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

She turns me on.

- (A 48 year old man on why he prefers Mallika Sherawat to Aishwarya Rai(Radio City 91 F.M))

Monday, April 17, 2006

What's the secret of your energy? Do you have a big harem?

-(Reedy 50-ish desi gentleman to Rahul Ram, bass guitarist of Indian Ocean, at Los Altos, CA)

(response, after a pause: "I wish").

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Young and Cornish

- (seen at a Bengali grocery in the Bay Area.)

Is it just me...?

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Friday, April 14, 2006

Andhaker raatey ghorer koney nibrito bhalobasaa
oooh oooh aah aah aah
Aar Nei kono Bhasha

Thursday, April 13, 2006

“Mentors Coaching Academy – in persuit of excellence”
Long chase ahead.

(Southern Avenue opposite Nazrul Mancha)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

On the streets of Calcutta there are many types of vehicles: cars, buses and jeeves.

-- when asked to write a short note on a certain gentleman's gentleman, in a JU Dept. of English entrance exam
Diana is the goddess of haunting.

-- English Literature exam answerscript
"run d m c
i want to pee"
"pepe-choda" (papaya fucker)

- seen on the back of two seats in a kullu bus, in bengali no less

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Biyebaarir doi, Banglar koi;
Shobai kheye bole, bor-bou koi?

(A Classic Case of Death By Translation)

(Sales pitch for 'Dushtur Mishti Doi', sweet-yougurt flavoured candy)

--'candyman' on Route 234, Calcutta

Entering and playing by non-authorized persons is strictly prohibited.

- Notice posted at Gate No. 3, Jadavpur University.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Get the field out of the boys

The principyal iz oscillating in the coridyor

Myam myam, I want [to talk to] you
**Extremely stern look in return**

-Calcutta Boys' School folklore
Geek I: I fucked your theorem prover.

Geek II: Was it 3-SATisfying?

- CMU toilet

Monday, April 03, 2006

Pan & Birrih Shop

(Picture of said shop)

Safety Matches
Made in Sweden

- Seen on a T-shirt

Saturday, April 01, 2006

The way you laugh..
..It makes my heart flutter
but I choose not to fall for that Venus Flytrap.