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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Illegal number plates

In India the law is more often on paper. A simple legal requirement of correct number plates for motor vehicles is not followed. And ironically it is the law makers themselves who break the laws most often. It is as if they have a separate legal code for themselves. Clearly India is a democracy only in name. In reality we have a feudal system. Perhaps not as bad as some middle eastern and african countries, but feudal just the same. These number plates are not just to satisfy the egos of politicians but also to ensure that any other violated traffic laws are NOT easily traced back to their vehicle. These types of vehicles are more likely to break other traffic laws.

Written in fancy lettering, this number plate in Devanagari script is illegal. It should be MH04 GM201. As the little red flag reveals, this vehicle belongs to someone in a political party.

number plate wrong

This car has brazen added the words MLA to the number plate, clearly to intimidate policemen and the public.

This one is an older photograph, but it is also a politician's car.

These numbers which are supposed to be 4141 look like the word "dada" in devanagari script. Height of stupidity. Dada means don.

You might also like to see images of other politicians making a fool of themselves: Happy Birthday Political Posters

For more humorous signs check out Funny Signs from Thailand or Interesting signs with funny instructions! or Funny English Signs or Thieves beware signs from the UK or Funny Road Signs in India

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cycle Repair Shops in India

Small cycle repair shops dot the Indian landscape, from small towns and cities, to villages. You will find a shop repairing cycles just about anywhere. It is the most common mode of transport in India.

A small shed which functions as a cycle repair shop in South India.

cycles being repaired in shop

Cycle repair shop in Agra, India.

Cycle repair shop

You might also like: Women cycling in India or Boy on cycle with his mother in rural India or Cycle carts with three wheels or Cycle Rickshaws in India or Cyclist Silhouette and Sketch or Man ferrying cycle in canoe

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

LPG Gas Cylinder Delivery

These are pictures of employees of a gas agency delivering LPG gas cylinders to individual homes.

Two employees with gas cylinders on cycles in Pune.

men delivering LPG gas cylinders

Gas cylinders stacked on a van in Gujarat.

LPG gas cylinders in an open van

A tempo stacked with LPG gas cylinders.

Gas cylinders in an open van

You might also like Oil and Gas Rig Bombay High or Petrol Pump images or two-wheelers like scooters and motor bikes filling petrol in India: Two-wheeler rush at petrol pump or Petrol or gas being filled at the petrol pump

Friday, August 15, 2014

Spider Lily

Spider lilies have their origin in the Caribbean and South America, but is now found in Asia as well. These photographs are taken in India.

spider lily

A fly on a spider lily
while spider lily

An insect inside the petals of a spider lily.

closeup of spider lily

A spider lily

spider lily

Related Images: More white flowers: Chapha the tropical flower, Plumeria in English or Free photographs of White Flowers
or Flower pots with floating flowers or Brown butterfly on small pink flowers or

Unusual Hibiscus  - a high resolution photograph of a single unique hibiscus flower of two different colors.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Silhouettes of crowds and trees

These are black and white silhouettes of crowds of people with a background of trees. These are based on photographs I took at the Worli sea face. Higher resolution images are available.
People in this silhouette are walking along the sea-side. There are two tree silhouettes in this picture.

Silhouette of trees and people

Groups of people sitting on a bench near the sea-side. A tree silhouette is in the centre of the image.
Silhouette of people sitting on a bench

More silhouettes of trees: Tall palm trees silhouettes or Coconut Trees Silhouettes
Or check out the many different type of silhouettes on this blog, like Silhouettes of birds in flight or Temple Silhouettes and Church Silhouettes. There are a lot of silhouettes of people, men and women, engaged in different activities and also silhouettes of objects.
Check out all the Silhouettes .

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Significance of Nandi in Hinduism

Nandi, the bull is what Lord Shiva uses for transport. In Hinduism, Gods are often depicted with their favourite animals, whether cows, elephants, snakes, turtles or even rats! Used either as pets or vehicles. This made animals sacred for many centuries and this is what helped preserve our wildlife although now the influences of the West has changed us to some extent.

A proud Nandi at the entrance of a temple.

Nandi idol at a temple

A small Nandi bail or bull in an Indian temple

Nandi idol and turtle

A Nandi statue outside the ancient temple at Ellora

Nandi temple at Ellora

An Ancient Nandi.

Nandi idol at Ajanta caves

You might also like  Hindu Religious symbols or Swastika graphics from India or Paduka or Guru's feet or or Shiva Pindi or Lingam  or  Significance of Animals and other life in Hinduism or Diya graphics and illustrations and Sketch or other Hindu Religious symbols
Or check out all the photographs filed under  Hinduism,  Ellora,  Art,  Culture or Religion or Temples
The Image of different Religions is well illustrated in this post by taking random first images off the internet.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Won the South Korean currency

The Won (₩) or KRW is the currency of South Korea. One won is 100 jeon, which is the monetary sub-unit. The North Korean Won is different and not pictured here.

The coins lying on top of the notes are Won coins. 1000 Wons is actually small change because today 1000 wons will not even buy 1 dollar, the rate today being 1027 Wons for 1 USD.

Though shown here, 10 Won coins have been demonetized in South Korea years ago. The photographs are of 1000 Won currency notes and some 10, 100, and 50 Won coins.

South Korean currency

Won currency of South Korea

Wons from South Korea

You might also like British Pound or GBP Images and Currency Collage or
Dollar Notes - Free Images or Rupee Notes Images or Indian Coins - Paise