Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Photo Essay – Enter from the Backside

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Urination Is Prohibited

Delhi’s English is a very funny language.

[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]

Delhi was once the capital of British India. Maybe that’s why we Delhiwallas can walk English, talk English and live English. Go to the backside of any building and you would find some signboard or the other – in English, of course. And mind you, our English is always funnier than the English people’s English. Here is a sample. (Don't mind the proofing errors.)

Above Palika Bazar Parking

Proofing Error

At Daryaganj's Sunday Book Bazaar

Photo Essay – Enter from the Backside

At Nizamuddin Basti

Photo Essay – Enter from the Backside

At Paharganj

Photo Essay – Enter from the Backside

At Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

Photo Essay – Enter from the Backside

At a Jorbagh tailoring shop

Photo Essay – Enter from the Backside

Parking - Up the tree!

Parking...Up the Tree!


ramesh_lalwani said...

Nice collection.

Anonymous said...

Haha -- It's like Karachi. We too have sign boards at bus-stops which read "DON'T ABUSE IT".

Milan Kuchhal said...

Hey by this we Indian's are creating new words for Oxford dictionary.......
Milan Kuchhal

JaLpArI said...

it had me rolling on the floor...
indians are 'like that only'.
;) ;) ;)

Cuckoo said...

Here I am, once again. :-)

And as always, a nice collection.

Meghna said...

great man. didn't know we delihites hav such good an english. btw i wud recommend that u upload some of ur photos to the sony shootout contest. i just came across this contest today. looks like many amateur photographers are winning prizes. u too can man. here's d link if u want to visit: