First a sarson ke khet sightings in pop media: Continue reading
A while back at one of Delhi’s vanguard ethnic-chic stores, I found a novelty postcard on sale (very tongue-in-cheekily), with an image of a gaudily decorated goupram from the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Trichy in south India. I bought the postcard thinking the goupram must be uniquely kitschy in it’s sculpture and color palette, and was planning to post a scan of it on my blog as stand-alone kitsch. Here’s the postcard image: Continue reading
Following up on my previous comparison between London’s Docklands/Canary Wharf and Tativille (the movie set for Jaques Tati’s Playtime), here’s another one between New Delhi and Tativille. Continue reading
I put together this comparison many many moons ago, and thought I should add it to the blog. It’s between the posters of Dog Day Afternoon and (a part of the poster of) Sholay. Both movies were released in 1975, and I love the similarities – always with slight differences – between Al Pachino and Amitabh Bachchan – the stance, shirt, sleeves, collars, gun, hair, face, “angry yound man” expression etc etc. Since they were both released in the same year, I suspect it’s less a matter of ripping-off and more to do with the times!
It ain’t your hippie parent’s Hinduism anymore. Or is it? Continue reading
Here’s another example of packaging being used for purposes other than intended. In this case they’re actually selling these bags for Rs. 10 each! Continue reading