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Behold the unassuming Ugly Indian

Behold the Ugly Indian. The Kaam Chalu Mooh Bandh Ugly Indian. The non-preachy Ugly Indian. The not-your-activist Ugly Indian. The anonymous Ugly Indian. The inspiring Ugly Indian. The unassuming Ugly Indian. You can’t change your country. You can’t change your city. You may be able to change your neighborhood. But… You certainly CAN change a spot. What’s […]

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The Ugly Indian Chronicles (Volume 12) – Setting New Social Media Records

1000 Facebook Likes and 56 shares in 22 hours – for ONE picture! My original headline read 500+ Likes in 2 hours. I changed it to “725 Likes and 26 shares in three hours”. This morning I was about to update to “900 Likes in 18 hours” but, instead, decided to wait for the 1000 […]

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TereBin in use on a city pavement

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 Happy Birthday Sketch by IyerMatter (Pic courtesy TUI & IyerMatter)

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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