archive for 2005

women empowerment

Friday, December 16th, 2005

so apparently the government of Maharashtra (the same idiots who came up with the brilliant idea to rename bombay into mumbai) thinks it can improve the position of women by stenciling ‘women empowerment’ on the back of every second rickshaw in the state (the other half has ‘if a girl studies progress will happen’ stenciled […]

robot astrologers…

Friday, December 16th, 2005

… is what time-out bombay calls the fortune telling robots that i had blogged a three weeks ago. they have a little piece on one of the robot operators in todays edition and their robot apparently does speak english or at least they were able to translate it: It looks like something out of a […]

please do take luggage from strangers

Friday, December 16th, 2005

one of the most remarkable things about india is the way traffic flows. traffic adjusts itself to conditions around it in a very organic way and in general there are very little rules that are actually followed (or enforced). the rule that vehicles (and this includes busses, trucks, rickshaws, motorcycles, cycles, push-carts, donkey-carts, and various […]

computer controlled missiles

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

looks like computer controlled missiles are all the rage this weekend. first all the technology blogs showcase a USB powered airdart launcher that can be controlled from any mac or PC. It is being sold for 20 pounds over at the Marks & Spencer online store … Powered by your mac or pc, you’ll have […]

deportation class

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

every time i have visited lawrence in bangalore he recommends me a book to read during the rest of the trip. last year it was Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (be careful his self presentation on his own site is really evil) which i really enjoyed. This year he told me to read Transmission by […]

hand-built fortune telling robot

Monday, November 21st, 2005

every sunday there is a guy with fortune telling robot on the place opposite of the main entrance of russell market in Bangalore. Apparently (the guy does not really speak english) the robot is about 5 years old, was built by someone from ‘down south’ who also supplies the tapes with the fortunes on them. […]

world information city tv

Friday, November 18th, 2005

if you happen to live in Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore and you get your cable tv from Devya Satellite Vision you can watch the first installment of world information city tv tonight from 1830h to 2100h IST. World Information City TV is a project of Bombay based artist Shaina Anand and is part of the World […]

elgin talkies cinema hall

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

one of the works shown as part of the World-Information City exhibition is ‘Change of State’ by Ashok Sukumaran. It is a simple but effective installation of power switches, lights garlands, a cassette recorder and a couple of other electric devices on the facade of the Elgin Talkies cinema hall on Shivaji Street. During yesterdays […]

for my dad…

Monday, November 14th, 2005

inscription on the facade of ‘Vidhana Souda’ building in Bangalore which houses the State Legislative Assembly of the State of Karnataka. Technorati Tags: bangalore, india, politics

having fun in Shivaji Nager

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

check out this video [mp4 file – 20mb] of me and my bike having fun in Shivaji Nager / Russel Market in central Bangalore. traffic has gotten worse every time i have come here. cycling is actually the fastest (and probably most dangerous) way to get around town even though one cannot run red lights […]