Monday, December 31, 2012

Its been 3 years since Vishnu left us...


ದೇವರ ಆಟ ಬಲ್ಲವರ್ಯಾರು
ಡಾ|| ವಿಷ್ಣು ಅಣ್ಣನವರ ಪಾತ್ರ ಮಾಡುವವರ್ಯಾರು

ನಗುವಾಗ ಎಲ್ಲರೂ...
ಅಳುವಾಗ ಯಾರೂ ಇಲ್ಲ!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Amitabh Spacey


Amitabh Bachchan having a Kevin Spacey nose here.

Monday, December 24, 2012

One More Hogey


ಸಿಗರೇಟ್ ಹೊಡೆದರೆ
ಬಾಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಗೆ
ಹುಡುಗಿ ಹಿಂದೆ ಹೋದ್ರೆ
ಮನೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಹೊಗೆ

Photo Courtesy: Ajit Jere

Friday, December 21, 2012

350th Post


I Hate My Self
Bcz
I Loved You So Much

This is the 350th Post!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Slow Down


ರಸ್ತೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಗೂಳಿಗಳ ಥರ ಗಾಡಿ ಓಡಿಸೋ ಈ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನವರಿಗೆ ಅಂಬರೀಷ್ ಅವರ ಕಿವಿಮಾತು.
ಲೇ ನಿಧಾನ್ಕಲಾ...

Monday, December 17, 2012

ಮಡದಿ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ


ಜೀವ ಮಡದಿ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ
ಋಣ ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಕರಿಗೆ ಕೃತಜ್ಞತೆ

ಬರೀ "ತಂದೆ ತಾಯಿ ಆಶೀರ್ವಾದ" ನೋಡಿ ನೋಡಿ ಬೋರ್ ಆಗಿದ್ದವರಿಗೆ ಒಂದು ಹೊಸ ಸ್ಲೋಗನ್ :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

PuNya


ಸಾವಿರ ಜನುಮಾದ ಪುಣ್ಯವೋ ಏನೋ
ನಾನೀ ನಾಡಲಿ ಜನಿಸಿರುವೆ
- ಡಾ ರಾಜ್

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Love-Hate


I Hate My Self
Bcz
I Love You So Much

Photo courtesy: Ajit Jere

Monday, December 10, 2012

Devils


You know who is responsible for all the problems you got? Girls, of course!
Girls R Devils

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Single-Mingle


We Indians are so obsessed with rhyming words. I dont think there are many poems, songs in English that would have used the words "single" and "mingle" together, as often as used in India.
I'm Single
Can V Mingle

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Perseus


Perseus, son of Zeus.
Surprising that there are such huge fans of Greek mythology, that they end up sharing it on vehicles.
More on Perseus here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Batman


The number plate in the shape of Bat symbol. Nolan would be proud of that!

Friday, November 30, 2012

DDLJ


Dilwale Dulhainya Le Jayenge, apart from being the most loved romantic film of our generation, is also one of the most popular movies of all time. This super successful film produced by YashRaj banner, marked the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra and made SRK-Kajol screen jodi immortal in the public consciousness.

Trivia:
  • Perhaps one of the earliest movies referred to more by the abbreviation.
  • Made Bollywood realize the immense power of the then untapped overseas market.
  • Unfortunately started the trend of endless NRI romances, over Punjabized family melodramas - which neither had the charm, warmth or novelty of this film.
  • One of the very few Hindi films to have a tagline. It read "DDLJ - Come fall in love".
  • It is the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema. Even today, it is still running in the Maratha Mandir theater in Mumbai.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ಕಾಲಭೈರವ


ಆಟೋ ಡ್ರೈವರ್ ಗಳಿಗೆ ಗ್ರಾಮದೇವತೆಗಳು ಅಂದ್ರೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಭಕ್ತಿ - ಅಣ್ಣಮ್ಮ, ಸೋಮ್ನಾಳಮ್ಮ, ಜಲದಿಗೆರಮ್ಮ, ಕಾಲಭೈರವ...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Rama


ರಾಮ ಜಯಂ
ಆದರೆ ಆ ಧ್ವಜ ರಾಮನದಲ್ಲ, ಅರ್ಜುನನದು!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Only With Love


ನೋಡೋದಕ್ಕೇನೂ ತಡೆ ಇಲ್ಲ...ಆದ್ರೆ....
ದೇಕೋ ಮಗರ್...ಪ್ಯಾರ್ ಸೆ

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

ಗದೆ


ಇದು ಯಾರ ಗದೆ - ಭೀಮನದಾ? ಹನುಮಂತನದಾ?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bhoomi to Rudrabhoomi


ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಹಿಂದೆ ಹೋಗದಿರು ಗೆಳೆಯ
ಹೋದರೆ ಹೃದಯ ಪ್ರಳಯ

ತಾಯಿಯಿಂದ ಜನ್ಮ ಭೂಮಿಗೆ
ಪ್ರೇಯಸಿ ನಗುವಿಗೆ ಮೋಸ ಹೋದ್ರೆ ರುದ್ರ ಭೂಮಿಗೆ

ನಗು ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗಾಗಿ
ಪ್ರೀತಿ ನನ್ನೊಬ್ಬನಿಗಾಗಿ

Friday, November 16, 2012

API


Perhaps the first fultoo tech vehicle on the blog.
I love APIs.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Don 3


The original Amitabh Bachchan starrer "Don" is a cult classic. Its one of the first movies I saw on our home VCP and enjoyed. It is part of my fondest childhood memories. Farhan Akhtar remade the same film starring SRK, which was breezy and stylish (in spite of the gaping plot holes and SRK's unconvincing act as simpleton Vijay) Don 2 was abysmal, arguably the weakest film from an otherwise exceptional Farhan. Yet, like this bike rider here, many are awaiting for the final movie of the trilogy.

Don 3.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Duniya Vijay


Duniya Vijay shot into prominence with the runaway hit "Duniya", portraying the role of a village simpleton with a golden heart. As is the norm, a fan association called "Duniya Vijay Abhimaanigala Sangha" showing the admiration for their idol, who is also known as "Karunaada Kari Chirathe".

Friday, November 2, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tipu Sultan


Tipu Sultan, the "Tiger of Mysore", in a graphic fighting scene with a tiger.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tiger


Tiger Prabhakar, started out doing small villain roles and graduated to become a leading actor. He has acted in more than 400 films in various languages. He is famous for his unique dialogue delivery in Kanglish!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Taj Mahal



Taj Mahal, one of the most celebrated symbols of love, makes its appearance below some Urdu phrase.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Yash Chopra


Yash Chopra, one of the iconic Hindi film directors passed away a couple of days back.

Here is a tribute - a classic line from a classic film of his - also one of the most revered, oft quoted, re-repeated, gleefully spoofed lines ever!
Mere Paas Maa Hai...

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bangaarada Jinke


Bangaarada Jinke.
This 1980 released Nagabharana directed movie, starred Vishnuvardhan and Bharati and had reincarnation as the main theme. As usual, there is very little information available on the Internet about the movie.

How I wish someone started a Kannada film web site similar to IMDB!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

B3


Aನೇ B3
ತುಂಬಾ ಹೊತ್ತು ಇದೇನು ಅಂತ ಗೊತ್ತೇ ಆಗ್ಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಆಮೇಲೆ ಹೊಳೀತು ಅದು "ಏನೇ ಭಿತ್ರಿ" ಅಂತ!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shiva Linga



Shiva Linga, one of the most famous motifs in Hinduism is seen on this auto.
An amusing story of mine related to this can be read here.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Channapattana


ಚನ್ನಪಟ್ಟಣದ ಗೊಂಬೆ

Channapattana, located around 60 km from Bangalore, on the way to Mysore, is called the "Toy Town". This small town is traditionally famous for wooden toys. Next time you are on the Bangalore-Mysore highway, stop by at Kadamba or Kamat - and grab some amazing toys in the shops nearby.

Friday, October 5, 2012

ಗದೆ - ವದೆ


What a punch dialogue!

ಎತ್ತಿದ್ರೆ ಗದೆ
ಇಳಿಸಿದ್ರೆ ವದೆ 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Run H-away


ಹೋಡಿ ಓಗೋಣ
Amazing spell check fail! What it actually means is:
ಓಡಿ ಹೋಗೋಣ 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hardwork & Patience


ದುಡಿಮೆಯೇ ದೇವರು

ಶರೀರವೇ ತೋಟ ಮನಸ್ಸೇ ತೋಟಗಾರ
ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಯೇ ಗೊಬ್ಬರ ಸೋಮಾರಿತನವೇ ಬಂಜರು

ಎಲ್ಲವು ವಿಫಲವಾದಾಗ ತಾಳ್ಮೆಯು ಸಫಲವಾಗುವುದು

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Team Miracle


Its not one of those usual lines you see on an auto.
Team Miracle

I have no clue what this team is about or who they are, but they definitely brought a smile on my lips.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Yours or Fault?


ಎಲ್ಲ ನೀನೆ ಎಲ್ಲ ನಿಂದೆ 

ಅದು ನಿಂದೆ-ನಾ (ದೂಷಣೆ) ಅಥವಾ ನಿಂದೇ-ನಾ (ನಿನ್ನದೇ)?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Nightie - Ninety


Misogynist #3175 says:

ನೈಟೀ ಹಾಕೊಂಡು ಶೋ ಕೊಡೋ ಹುಡ್ಗೀರ್ ಗಿನ್ನ
ನೈಂಟೀ ಹಾಕೊಂಡು ತೂರಾಡೋ ಹುಡುಗರೇ ಚೆನ್ನ

Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Two Eyes


Coorg King says...

ಎರಡು ಪುಟ್ಟ ಹೃದಯ
ಸೇರಿದರೆ ಪ್ರೀತಿ
ಎರಡು ಕಣ್ಣುಗಳಿಂದಲ್ಲ 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kajol


Kajol - one of my favorite actresses from college times - graces the back side of this auto - in a full bridal avatar - perhaps from DDLJ or KKHH.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Keep Distance


In a city where bumper-to-bumper traffic is the norm, someone is too concerned with, uh, their bumper.

Keep Distance
Don's Kiss My Ass

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Drona - Ekalavya


Even though Ambareesh and Darshan have acted together in only one film ("Annavru") it is surprising why they are considered as Drona-Ekalavya. Because Darshan is considered as a successor to Ambareesh, even though he is a faux-Vokkaliga as this interesting article from Churumuri points out.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Mahesh Babu


The first Telugu actor's photo I saw on an auto, was surprisingly, of Mahesh Babu (I can hear Chiru fans screaming 'Blasphemy'!) - that too in Mysore!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Blue Devil


A grotesque creature (not sure what it is!) laughs an evil laughter looking at the Bangalore traffic.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Meenu - Neenu


I have seen this on many autos nowadays. This might well become the "Preethi Kaanalla Nija" of 2012.
ನೀರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮೀನು
ಹೃದಯದಲ್ಲಿ ನೀನು

Monday, August 27, 2012

Rajini & Shankar Nag


Rajini and Shankar Nag (in his usual spot), two of the biggest idols of auto drivers, team up on the backside of an auto.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Shani Devotee


ತುಟಿ ತುಂಬ ನಗುವಿರಲಿ
ಆ ನಗುವಲಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಶನಿದೇವರ ನೆನಪಿರಲಿ 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

X = A, Not B


Here is a slogan with each line in "X = A, Not B" format!

Life Is To Give Not To Take
Friends Is To Make Not To Breake
Love Is To Live Not To Die.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Aeey!


Shivarajkumar tries to warn the baddies in one last attempt, before they get beaten mercilessly.

This reminded me of a "mass" scene from his movie "Sriram" (hilarious to me though!)
In the movie, Shivarajkumar's character utters this repetitive line throughout the movie. The final warning before the beating, goes something like this:
(Arm stretched like in the pic above - with the mandatory 'whoosh' sound) Ayyo andre nooru varusha (Closes all fingers except the index finger pointed at the baddie) Aeey andre ('whoosh' sound number two, opens the middle finger - 'whoosh' sound number three, opens the ring finger - 'whoosh' sound number four) moorey nimisha.
(Cue: You either get scared like hell and flee, or call the ambulance!)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bottle


It might be illegal to drink and drive, but that would not stop you from displaying the photo of a 'bottle' just below the number plate!