Sunday, February 26, 2006

Tomake partei hobey, manob.

Tomake ghorar dim partei hobey.

(Yet again)

- why bother
It is far better to be pissed off than to be pissed on.

(an all-time classic from the Beatnik Baba)

- heard in La Martiniere, 8 years ago

People tell you to trust your gut feeling; until you realise that your gut has no feeling.

(more pearls of wisdom from the Beatnik Baba)

- does it matter?
The mind is like a drunken monkey. If you titillate it, it wants to get higher.

(by the Beatnik Baba)

- anywhere

Thursday, February 23, 2006

They are not dead...
They are alive for you in the gunpowder...LIKE BURNING STICKS!!!

(Promotional message for the recently-concluded JU Arts Faculty elections)
-seen inside Gate Number 4, Jadavpur University

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

There Is Something Black In The Yellow Lentil Soup.

(Book title under 'Indian Fiction')

-seen at Landmark, Lord Sinha Road.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Purple Turtle - every child needs one.

(written on a toy stand)
- seen in Landmark, Kolkata
Ivy League
Crèche and Kindergarden for children.

--seen off the E.M.Bypass, between the Park Circus and Kasba connector

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Go gay the milky way.

(Advertising slogan for Marie biscuits)
-seen in various publications

Monday, February 13, 2006

-"How do you fit four Prime Ministers inside a car?"
-"Two in the front, two at the back."
-"How do you fit five Prime Ministers in the car?"
-"Two in front, two at the back, and Rajiv Gandhi in an ashtray."

(snippet of scathing wit from a lounging group of Our Country's Future)
--overheard at Forum, Elgin Road.
Octopus thrice a week.

(Bengali graffiti on outer wall of single-storey house)

--seen in side street off P.G.H.Shah Road

Saturday, February 11, 2006

-- "What do you call three cups of tea?"
-- "...?"
-- "Cha cha cha."

(One of Kanti's numerous random tea jokes)
heard over coffee at Monida's canteen, JU

Friday, February 10, 2006

EES EOUR TOOTHS STRONGAAR THAN MY FEEST???!!! *growlish background score*

(Exchange in a Calcutta tin-bus fight)

- heard near Deshapriya Park.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Trinamool, Padma phool.
Before election, beuatiful.
After election, April fool.

(Election related graffiti)
-seen off Gurusaday Road, Kolkata

Monday, February 06, 2006

Bankura sohorrey Booby asee-chey! Lach-lachi tey Rissi Kapur, dholla-dholi tey Dim-paull . Bisess akorsson! Bisess akorsson! Leddiss der jonno pissup er alada byabostha achchi!

(Translation: Bobby is coming to Bankura. Dirty dancing, Rishi Kapoor! Steamy sex, Dimple! Special atraction!!! Special attraction!!! There's a separate place for women to piss!)

(Movie promotional campaign)

-heard in Bankura

Sunday, February 05, 2006

...TMC candidate, Mamata Banerjee

Press this botom.

(Election-related Graffiti)

-seen near Rabindra Sarobar, Kolkata