Always edumacational we present the story of the Luwak, the coffee bean ingesting, fermenting and ultimately expelling furry critter of Indonesia. “After eat he’s boom” ! The Coffee was actually pretty darn good, rich, round and delicious despite the drama of its journey. The Luwak (or Paradoxus) itself, has a pretty intense look about it, […]
Read More The Luwak is a very smart enema, evidently.
Lovely vintage advertisements Thai style. A little Dab’ll do you. A somewhat androgenous chap. Perhaps a cross dresser receiving necktie advice from his wife ? A saucy nurse, who may or may not have a deal going with the local dentist, appears to be advocating Pepsi-Cola, the soda of choice for decadent pinko Westerners. Beautiful […]
Read More Thai Ads
Hinglish. Perhaps the most evolved of all the variations of our noble mother tongue. Most felicitous and expressive, most bower birdish and elastic, most sweet to the senses, most profound to the reason. You know it makes sense. We know that Shakespeare and Chaucer would have approved. But enough of car now Le jay. What is […]
Read More Hinglish Rules !
Our new best friend in Jaisalmer and supplier of quality textiles and jewellery, Kumlish Vayas, kindly demonstrates one Rajasthani way to wrap a turban. Piccies and short film below.
Read More How to tie a Turban
The Indian Museum looms imperiously over the corner of Chowringhee and peers slightly scathingly down at the backpacker hangout, Sudder St. Haberdashers, book shops, chai stalls and leather workers line the footpath outside. Saris swirl with blinding colours. Smiles are all around, (though sometimes a tad scary and reddish with the paan-chewing) A row of […]
Read More The Indian Museum-Part 1 (to be continued): Kolkata
Dear All, We are are having fun co-writing these blogeroos for youse. K is carving out most of the prose, gag writing and lovely Kodak moments while I put in my tuppence worth now and then but mostly sit grumbling and nodding. We polish each other’s stones (so to speak) and pan through each other’s […]
Read More Once upon a time in Phnom Penh …