Friday, December 18, 2009

Donate Your Eyes



ಅಭಿಮಾನಿ ದೇವರುಗಳೇ
ನೇತ್ರದಾನ ಮಹಾದಾನ
- ಡಾ ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ್

ಆದ್ರೆ ಈ ಡಾ ಅನ್ನದಾನಿ ಶಾಸಕರು ಯಾರು ಅಂತ ಗೊತ್ತಗ್ಲಿಲ್ಲಪ್ಪ!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Soppu Galli



ಆಡು ಮುಟ್ಟದ ಸೊಪ್ಪಿಲ್ಲ
ಆಟೋ ನುಗ್ಗದ ಗಲ್ಲಿ ಇಲ್ಲ

Well said!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Janana - Marana



ತಾಯಿಯಿಂದ ಜನನ
ಪ್ರೀತಿಸಿದವಳಿಂದ ಮರಣ

Can anyone explain life in simpler terms? ;)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Aata - Thadakaata


ಬಿಸಿ ರಕ್ತ ಇರುವ ತನಕ ಆಟ
ಆಮೇಲೆ ತಡಕಾಟ

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

HaLLi - BeLLi





 My dad would say "If he was in film industry, Hamsalekha would be out of job", looking at this slogan:
ಹಳ್ಳಿಯ ಹುಡುಗಿ ಬೆಳ್ಳಿಯ ಜಿಂಕೆ

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Contradictory




Mr. Kiccha here proclaims "Don't Kiss Me", at the same time displaying a heart symbol on his number plate!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Trashd - Cash



Love Is Trashd
Girl Need Cash

"Trashd" sounds so Web2.0. "Girl Need Cash" is so deliberately hip-hop style grammatical mistake. But even with all my guessing skills, I could not decipher what the hell does "Love is trashed" mean.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Kuchuku



The movie "Diggajaru" brought the word "Kuchuku" into popular culture. Ambarish addresses Vishnuvardhan as his "kuchuku", his best buddy. The over-the-top display of affection to convince the audience of their great friendship would otherwise be considered in other parts of the world as something synonymous with "happy" or "joyful" :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Did Kuvempu Really Say It?



Here is a line that is being attributed to Kuvempu.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೊಲ್ಲುವ ಮುನ್ನ ನನ್ನ ಕೊಲ್ಲು
If I remember correctly he has said something on the lines:
ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಕೈ ಎತ್ತು ನಿನ್ನ ಕೈ ಕಲ್ಪವೃಕ್ಷವಾಗುವುದು
Damn, I could not find any information regarding this on the net. In case you know about it, can you please enlighten me?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Insured By Mafia



A slogan from the car of my brother's friend:
Insured by MAFIA. You hit me, we hit you.
I hope the caporegimes don't hit people who post these slogans ;)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Regret



ಹೇಳ್ ಬೇಕಾಗಿತ್ತು
I found this very touching. Could imagine so many stories behind this regret.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pralaya




At a time when the Mayan calendar enthusiasts are going crazy over the supposed end of the world in 2012, here is one brave cab driver who says: ಬಾ ಪ್ರಳಯ

Sunday, October 11, 2009

College Girl



ಕಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಹುಲಿಯನ್ನು ನಂಬಿದರೂ
ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ಹುಡುಗಿಯರನ್ನು ನಂಬಬೇಡ

Here is one misogynist who hates only a section of females.
And the below slogan he has might be for non-college girls:
ಚೆಲುವೆ ಒಂದು ಕೇಳ್ತೀನಿ
ಇಲ್ಲ ಅಂತಾ ಹೇಳ್ಬೇಡ

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

For Sale



Got this from Abhi.

Its festival season. And even the heart is for sale!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Narcissist


It was raining heavily that day on the Mysore-Bangalore highway. Its hard to believe that this photo was taken at around 4.00 PM. The visibility was low, yet it did not stop me from keeping this car in my radar and at the first traffic signal, it was captured on my camera.

But then, how many times in your lifetime would you see a car with the name "Vasuki" on it?

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fitsu - AIDSu


Here is a slogan my brother forwarded me...

ಹುಡುಗನ ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಪಿಡ್ಸ್ ತರ ಬರುತ್ತೆ ಹೋಗುತ್ತೆ
ಆದರೆ ಹುಡುಗಿಯ ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಬಂದ್ರೆ ಹೋಗಲ್ಲ...ಏಡ್ಸ್ ತರ

Love for guys is like epileptic seizures...it comes and goes...
Love for girls never goes away...like AIDS...

What genius? Mixing metaphors and diseases to amazing effect. Particularly liked the way he has spelled "pids" (epileptic seizures is colloquially called "fits")

Saturday, September 26, 2009

You or everyone?


ಹುಡುಗೀರೆಲ್ಲಾ ಹೀಗೀನಾ?
ಇಲ್ಲಾ ನೀನ್ ಮಾತ್ರಾ ಹೀಗೆನಾ?

One of the few persons whose leanings are clear, but is open minded enough to question himself before generalizing.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nammoor Gowdru

I have seen that the Gowda community takes immense pride in flaunting off their community names. A popular sticker you can find on many private cars is "Gowda's".

On a related note, I have seen lots of Likhith Gowda and Nikhil Gowda on many cars. I wonder if it belongs to someone who owns a huge transportation firm or something.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Citi Shoora


I am sure he thought of this when he was looking at himself in the mirror and day dreaming that he was the brave and powerful in this city!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A=B, B=C, C=d,....


ಗಿಳಿ ಇರುವುದು ಪಂಜರದಲ್ಲಿ
ಪಂಜರ ಇರುವುದು ಅರಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ
ಅರಮನೆ ಇರುವುದು ಮೈಸೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ
ದರ್ಶನ್ ತೂಗುದೀಪ್ ಇರುವುದು ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳ ಹೃದಯದಲ್ಲಿ

WTF???

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Jewish Carpenter


This is the best slogan I have seen!
When I saw this, I had sensed that this was something interesting. I was not aware of this biblical trivia then. Did you know?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Heart & Fire


ನಾನು ಕೊಟ್ಟ ಹೃದಯಕ್ಕೆ
ಅವಳಿಟ್ಟ ಬೆಂಕಿ!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Prees


My dad says that during his teens, newspapers were a great source of learning the language. The standards used to be so high. Today, this is a "Prees" vehicle of "Kannada Prabha"!

No wonder we scan Bangalore Times only to catch a glimpse of Megan Fox!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

DhooLu - GoLu


ವಾಹನದ ಹಿಂದೆ ಹೋದರೆ ಧೂಳು
ಹುಡುಗಿಯ ಹಿಂದೆ ಹೋದರೆ ಗೋಳು

Reading this, I got idea for another slogan:
ವಾಹನದ ಹಿಂದೆ ಹೋದರೆ ಹೊಗೆ
ಹುಡುಗಿ ಹಿಂದೆ ಹೋದ್ರೆನೂ ಹೊಗೆ
(For the purists who could not understand it, ಹೊಗೆ in slang means death or destruction or doom)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Romantic

ಕೋಗಿಲೆಯ ಧ್ವನಿ ಚಂದ
ನನ್ನವಳ ನಗು ಚಂದ

Perhaps one of the few romantic auto drivers in the city!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Buree Nazar Wale


Buree Nazar Wale Tera Mooh Kaala...
First lorry slogan on this blog!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy - BP

ದುಡ್ಡಿದ್ರೆ Happy ಇಲ್ದಿದ್ರೆ BP!
Health, wealth, happiness...and wisdom...all in one line...priceless!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mr.Manja


Mr. Manja here makes an earnest attempt to make her look "there".
ಲೇ ಅಲ್ನೋಡೇ...ಮಂಜ

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

His Own Momma


ತಂದೇ ತಾಯಿ ಆಶೀರ್ವಾದ

You can find as many typos of this slogan as this slogan itself. This actually does not mean "blessings of mom and dad", it actually means "his own mom's blessing" :P

Friendship n Love


You can find tons of Kannada movies in recent times that make a statement like "friendship is great", but love (read it as girl) cannot be trusted. Look at this one:
ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಗೆಳೆಯ
ಮೋಸದ ಹುಡುಗಿ

I dont remember a Kannada movie where the hero tells his friend that now that he is in love, "she" is more important to him!

Nightu-Tightu


ನಿನ ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಮಾಡುವಾಗ ನೈಟಿಗೆ ಟೈಟಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ
ನೀನ್ ಕೈ ಕೊಟ್ಟ ಮೇಲೆ ಪುಲ್ ಬಾಟ್ಲಿಗೂ ಟೈಟಾಗುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ ಕಣೇ

ನಾನು ಮೊದಲ ಸಲ ಇದನ್ನ ನೋಡಿದಾಗ ನಿಜಕ್ಕೂ ಅವಾಕ್ಕಾದೆ - ಅದು 'ನೈಟ್' ಇಗಾ ಅಥವಾ 'ನೈಟಿ' ಗಾ ಅಂತ ಕನ್ಫ್ಯೂಸ್ ಆಯ್ತು!!! :)

Preeti Konda Kolegaathi


This reminded me of the song from Yugapurusha, the remake of Subhash Ghai's Karz.
ಕೇಳಿ ಪ್ರೇಮಿಗಳೇ
ಒಬ್ಬಳು ಸುಂದರಿ ಇದ್ದಳು
ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಕೊಂದ ಕೊಲೆಗಾತಿ
ನಾ ಹೇಳೋ ಕಥೆಯ ಕೇಳಿ

Yes you guessed it right. Its the Kannada version of that Kishore Kumar classic "Ek Hasina Thi"!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Boss


Look at the number plate. The number 8055 is written like "BOSS"!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Multi Lingual


Rayasam Bheemasena Rao, popularly known as ಬೀchi, is one of the most famous Kannada humorists. Apart from creating the legendary "Thimma", he was perhaps the first person who wrote his name using a combination of Kannada and English. This has inspired thousands, including me (I write my name as वाsuಕಿ)
Here is one auto driver who has written ಏನೇ as Aನೇ to address his beloved.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Devdas


The movie Mungaru MaLe, despite being a very ordinary film, went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters of recent times in Kannada film industry. It gave Ganesh and Pooja Gandhi big star status. And to a certain rabbit called "Devadasa". You can clearly see how Hugh Hefner's beloved bunny motif has been hijacked by Devadasa.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Alankaara - Ahankaara


Perhaps the most popular anti-girl slogan seen on autos nowadays.
ಹಾರೋ ಹಕ್ಕಿಗೆ ಅಲಂಕಾರ
ಪ್ರೀತ್ಸೋ ಹುಡುಗಿಗೆ ದುರಹಂಕಾರ

There is absolutely no correlation between a flying bird and a loving girl, but rhyme more often than not wins over reason. Just like that mindbogglingly stupid slogan on buses and autos
ಹೊಗೆ ರಹಿತ ವಾಹನ
ಸುಖೀ ಕುಟುಂಬದ ಜೀವನ

Aaarghhh!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mr. Kaala Bhairava


This is the first photo of an auto slogan I clicked. So it deserves to be on the first post.

Its my strong belief that most auto drivers have self heroic images. Many of them refer to themselves in plural (the royal plural - as in "naavu yen gotta"....)

Here is one Mr. Kala Bhairava...his auto is not just an auto...its a theru. So dont forget to salute!