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The Ugly Indian Chronicles Volume 11 – of poets, philosophers, psychologists & designers

What will it take to clean up Bangalore? The answer is certainly not just corporators and bureaucrats. My favorite Bangalore citizens, The Ugly Indians (aka TUI), will tell you that the battle has to be won “in the mind.”  In the mind of its citizens of course. On Jan 26, 2012, they released this 6-minute “Ugly […]

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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 Indian (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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The Ugly Indian’s Gift to Bangalore on the occasion of Namma Metro Launch – Part 3

[Editor's Note: If you've stumbled onto this post without viewing Part 1 and Part 2, we strongly encourage you to view this 3-part series in sequence to fully appreciate the pictorial narrative which reads like a detective story.] Act 3 Scene 7: Chat with 4 store managers Here is our conversation with Imtiaz, Store Manager […]

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The Ugly Indian’s Gift to Bangalore on the occasion of Namma Metro Launch – Part 2

[Editor's Note: If you've stumbled onto this post without viewing Part 1, we strongly encourage you to follow the 3-part series in sequence to fully appreciate the pictorial narrative which reads like a detective story.] Act 3 Scene 3: The security guards speak We then talk to all the Security Guards. All the guards are […]

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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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