The Ugly Indian Chronicles – Volume 10

It’s been a while since I did an Ugly Indian update. To be precise, three months since Volume 9. I’d like to highlight two key developments in this edition. The start of ‘engagements’ (for lack of a better word) with Bangalore’s technology firms. Dell, Netapp and Sasken (Spotfix videos below) are the early adopters who are …

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3 Pictures, 1 Video and a Superpower Wannabe

You can probably surmise what the 3 pictures are all about. Scroll down just a bit and any lingering doubts will be dispelled by the 10 second video. …. …. …. …. …. …. …. …. This scene played out in front of Costa Coffee in Koramangala 5th Block. The woman is one of Bangalore’s …

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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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