Posts Tagged ‘Indian’

Dance number from Adavi Donga that makes Lidsville look less drug-induced

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The 1985 film Adavi Donga, with Chiranjeevi, Radha, Sharada, Rao Gopal Rao. And various animals. Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao.

A favourite among my many favourite Indian film numbers.

And if you don’t know what Lidsville is…

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Gulabi gang

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

India’s Gulabi gang in beautiful pink. Gulabi means “rose” in rose.”

“The Gulabi gang is a group of women vigilantes active across North India. It is named after the pink saris worn by its members. The group was founded as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women.

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Fleamarket decor in Delhi

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

India has the best inventory of vintage and antique furniture—both institutional and domestic—I’ve ever seen. Especially deco and moderne (bench above) not to mention traditional Indian wooden furniture of various vintages.

As discussed in this earlier post, in the early part of the 20th century the British administration in India hired architect Edward Lutyens to design the new city of New Delhi, and over the decades that he worked in India he brought Georgian, deco and moderne styles with him.

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Khan Market shopfront, Delhi

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Read about Khan Market here.

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Matlo, based on the traditional water cooler called matka, by Doshi Levien

Monday, February 8th, 2010

“Most Indian households use a rounded terracotta drinking water vessel — a matlo — that cools water to 14° below ambient temperature without refrigeration. Our matlo is a slip-cast version which has evolved to incorporate filtration and could be batch-produced from a mould. We propose it as an environmentally sound alternative to bottled water and electric coolers.” Via indianbydesign, photo via dezeen.

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Whatever happened to the “Beatles ashram” in Rishikesh?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

UPDATE: This Guardian article on the 1972 visit of Led Zeppelin to India contains a reference to the supposed restoration of this ashram. Anyone heard anything else? Please leave links/information in the comments. Thanks!

Paul Prudence, author of the blog dataisnature, took these photographs of the abandoned Rishikesh ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi—celebrity yogi to the Beatles and a central figure in late 60s counterculture.

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