Dec 30, 2012


Et tu | काका मला वाचवा
मतलब की है दुनिया कौन किसी का होता है
धोखा वही देते है जीनपर ऐतबार होता है!!

क्या चला है जमाना दुश्मने यार बनके
दोस्त खुद गला काटता है गले का हार बनके

Nov 18, 2012

The Kings

Big City edition with red glasses.

Mumbai King

Jungal (Jungle) edition.
Bad Boy | Jungal King

Nov 9, 2012

Laila's love lacks it

Poor paint work, but the lines are nice.
छोडना पडा तेरे शहर को इस बात का ग़म नहीं
ग़म तो इस बात का है की तेरे प्यार मे दम नहीं!
हम जानते है कि तु बेवफा सनम नही
रह जाएंगे जिन्दगी भर कवारा
क्योंकि हम भी मजनू से कम नहीं

Oct 31, 2012

World Peace

Mumbai Auto rickshaw's anti-war message
युद्ध नको बुद्ध हवा
A less common version of "बघतोस काय..."
बघतोस काय जयभिम कर

Oct 24, 2012

Misunderstood life

ड्राईवर की जिन्दगी मे लाखों इलजाम होते है
निगाहे चाहे कितनी भी साफ हो फिर भी बदनाम होते है

Sep 23, 2012

Autorichshaw economists

This auto has a message for us and also for Europeans.
मन चंगा तो कटौती मे गंगा

The aish stops after 6 cylinders
जिंदगी है ऐश की  गाडी है गैस की

In 'n out. Parallel economy perhaps?
ए मालिक - दे 40, 20 अंदर 20 बाहर

Sep 20, 2012

Sep 2, 2012

Love Romance प्यार मोहब्बत - 4

Spotted this auto rickshaw a few years ago. Must be a fan of the 70s and 80s.

The story so far

Aug 28, 2012

Love Romance प्यार मोहब्बत - 3

Never trust on smiling girls

City girls just seem to find out early
How to open doors with just a smile

Spot quiz - identify the above lines.

Aug 27, 2012

Aug 25, 2012

Love Romance प्यार मोहब्बत - 1

Pearls of wisdom.
माल है, मोहब्बत है
 Closer view

Aug 6, 2012

Theatrical Truck

This is a first. A Sanskrit message on a truck.
Translation (courtesy my aunt)
The wise spend their time enjoying theatre, poetry, humour
Fools on addiction (bad-habits), sleep, quarrelling
 And where did I find it? See the second photo.

नाट्यकाव्यशस्त्रविनोदेन कालो गच्छति धीमताम्॥
व्यसनेन तु मुर्खाणां निद्रया कलहेन वा॥

Jul 22, 2012

Magic Squares

A 3x3 box with numbers from 7 to 15 arranged so that the the rows, columns or diagonal boxes add up to 33. I thought may be the truck owner is a mathematics enthusiast. After some extensive searching on Google led to a Wiki entry that starts with a term recreational mathematics (yes there is such a thing apparently).
Here's a quote from the Wiki entry:
The 3x3 magic square was used as part of rituals in India from vedic times, and continues to be used to this day. The Ganesh yantra is a 3x3 magic square. A well known early 4x4 magic square in India can be seen in Khajuraho in the Parshvanath Jain temple. It dates from the 10th century.

So a mathematics enthusiast or a religious person or both.

A closer look
Magic Square 33

Jul 21, 2012

Old API auto rickshaws

Still operational in Indore and run on Kerosene.

API (Automobile Products of India) had a collaboration with Lambretta and made scooters and auto rickshaws from plant in Bhandup, a Mumbai suburb. The company couldn't survive the competition from the Japanese 100 cc motorcycles in the 80s and closed down. No points for guessing what stands on the land where the manufacturing plant stood.

Bare bones. Notice the original API speedometer

These autos have a kick start not the hand-pulled ones in Bajaj.

Jun 6, 2012

3 wheeler dealer

Not a regular everyday Auto rickshaw.
Dahisar Bhai
जय गोलु देव
कांग्रेस का हाथ | Land Rover
A आती क्या Esselworld
ISQ 9001, 2008 Cert (yes, it's ISQ) and 
Hills Marijuna (not Marijuana) Boys

May 19, 2012


A lone boy perfecting his bicycle wheelie skills on a hot Mumbai afternoon.


Meet Bheema and his simple machine which he puts to maximum use.

May 5, 2012

Tough profession

This truck driving is.
सीखले बेटा ड्रायवरी, फुटा तेरा करम
खाना कभी-कभी मिलेगा, सोना अगले जनम

Apr 21, 2012

Loyal heart

Truck driver tips for wine-whiskey connoisseurs, florists and romantics.

हर जाम शराब नही होता
हर फुल गुलाब नही होता
जरा संभल कर प्यारे
हर दिल वफादार नही होता

Apr 7, 2012

Bicycle mud flaps

Clicked this one and wondered what could be on the front wheel that would match up to the level set by this one?

प्यार इमपासिपुल
Turns out to be a well chosen pair of mud flap. Much respect to the owner on the choice
वाट्स युवर राशी
What a pair of mud flops ... er flaps.

Apr 1, 2012

Truck driver and his boss

Could be a good case study of the HR dept.

या खुदा तेरी अदालत में मरी जमानत रखना
मै रहु या ना रहुँ मेरे सेठ को सलामत रखना

Mar 16, 2012

No doubt

Question: Where did you first hear the phrase "कोई शक"?

आसमान के तारे कोई गिन नहीं सकता
किस्मत की रोटी कोई छीन नहीं सकता।
कोई शक?

Mar 8, 2012

The Khans

Salman, Aamir and Adnan (no Shahrukh) sporting a heavy make-up of fluorescent stickers, paint & chrome

Salman Khan

Aamir Khan

Adnan Khan

Feb 11, 2012

Driver on owners

Those from north India may know it, but for those not aware फोटो स्टेट = झेरॉक्स.

सेठ मे सेठ सरदार सेठ
बाकी सभ (सब) फोटो स्टेच

Jan 31, 2012

Conserve Fuel

ईराक का पानी
कम पीओ मेरी रानी

Jan 26, 2012

Island City

Saw this post on MumbaiPaused today so posting this photo that a friend clicked for me last week.

तु १३ देख

Jan 11, 2012

Thousands are suffering

from a condition called love.
जहाँ देखो वहाँ इश्क के बीमार बैठे है।
हजारो मर गये सैकडों तैयार बैठे है॥