March 30, 2010 Comments (6)
Bombay• Desh• Funny• Photo • bathroom• Bombay• loo• mumbai• nokia 6303• pg-13• photo• quirky• stalls• strange
The doors of the loos at the Salt Water cafe in Bandra. Are these super UN- pg-13 or is my mind just in the gutter? What do you think?
In Boston, there were two hotspots with uber-cool loos. One is “33” where the basins of the men’s and women’s loos are back to back and though there is a wall between them, there are some spaces so you can see other gender hands 😉 And there’s “Mantra” where the men’s urinal is communal and sports ice and the women’s stalls have 2-way mirrors. From inside you can see girls fixing their lipstick and pouting at, well, you! (Except, of course, they only see their own reflection.)
March 25, 2010 Comments (6)
Experience• Funny• Photo• Travel • amsterdam• bizarre• condoms• family planning• Funny• netherlands• nokia 6303• photo• Travel• winter
I just watched “the Oh in Ohio” and was reminded that while I hadn’t gone inside this store, I did have this picture of the window display 🙂
And since a picture is worth a 1,000 words and there’s plenty of quirky objets d’art here to keep you busy, I’ll shut up.
March 23, 2010 Comments (2)
Bombay• Desh• Experience• Food• Funny• Photo • • Funny• ice cream• india• mumbai• nokia 6303• photo• sign• spelling
Test full. C’mon. It’s test-full icecream. Just like the kulfi you get in Chowpatty which is “with the full of nuts and fruit”.
Sorry for the blur. I had my taxi wallah slow down but the vendor to whose bicycle this icebox was attached kept darting back and forth, even as he smiled happily for my camera phone! 🙂
March 19, 2010 Comments (1)
Experience• Photo• Travel • amsterdam• bizarre• graffiti• lyrics• milgram• mobs• netherlands• nokia 6303• peter gabriel• photo• psychology• strange• Travel• winter
graffiti in Amsterdam near Central Station.
It’s like Peter Gabriel’s Milgram’s 37 song, which, has the sum lyric of “We do what we’re told”. The lyric refers, of course, to Milgram’s experiment on how authority can make people torture other people (mob mentality for violence //nazis, religionist/casteist/racist/genderists). And this link taught me something I didn’t know: When he performed this in concert, Gabriel got the crowd chanting “We do what we’re told.” Since the song was not yet released and the crowd did not know its meaning, they were ironically aping the results of the experiment by doing just as Gabriel told them.