The Ugly Indian Chronicles – Volume 8

The TUI highlight in the past week is the SpotFix at Prestige St. Johns Wood – behind Oracle’s Koramangala office. This SpotFix merits a ‘Super’ prefix because they also installed a bay of urinals (WonderLoos in ‘Ugly Indian speak’). The TUI released video tells all: Sep 2012 Update: There’s an FAQ on Wonderloos at the …

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The Ugly Indian Chronicles – Volume 7

It’s official, folks. The time has come to take my relationship with The Ugly IndianĀ (TUI) to the next level. But first let me talk about how this relationship has evolved. It started with occasionally viewing their SpotFix videos on Facebook. After I started writing this blog, I made a half-hearted attempt to contact them for …

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Five Amazing Things about The Ugly Indian

This post marks a “first” — reproduced almost entirely (with a few edits and formatting) from a comment I posted to this New York Times article on my favorite community organization (The Ugly Indian). There are so many things amazing about The Ugly Indian that it behooves us to highlight the most important. Attitude Change: …

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The Ugly Indian’s Gift to Bangalore on the occasion of Namma Metro Launch

[Editor’s Note: The Ugly Indian, an uncategorizable Bangalore-based community organization, has been on my radar for more than a year. They have a fresh approach towards solving the problem of urban cleanliness; an approach that starts with acknowledging that we (“us Indians”) have abysmal standards of public hygiene; an internalization that “WE Ugly Indians are …

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