Indian Road Signs

India is a very big country with a wonderful reach ancient culture. It’s hard to see even a tenth part of it in a month or even in a year. That’s why people who have visited India once often returns for the second visit. There are so many spectacular and fascinating things in India, but today we will speak about Indian road signs.

As in almost any part of the world Indian road authorities are aware about traffic safety. And as in almost any other part of the world they are putting warning signs on the sides of the roads. However, there is a local Indian coloring in these road signs:

road sign: drink and drive

Don’t mix drink & drive. In India most of such road signs are installed and maintained by the Border Roads Organisation. It seems that people there are far more creative than the average transportation department employees in the European countries. On the picture above they’ve put some cocktail tint into the usual “don’t drink & drive” slogan.

road sign: if married, divorce speed

If married, divorce speed. This Indian road sign will definitely take some time to comprehend.

road sign: on the bend go slow friend

On the bend go slow, friend… and rhyme your sign!

road sign: fortune befriends the bold

Fortune befriends the bold. It looks like the mountains are setting on the mood.

road sign: darling I like you but not so fast

Darling, I like you but not so fast.

road sign: after whisky driving risky

After whisky driving risky. By the way, some of these signs are just like tombstones. I won’t be really surprised if someone was being buried underneath.

road sign: drive like hell and you will be there

Drive like hell and you will be there.

road sign: smile, it is contagious

Indian roads and transportation department recommends: Smile, it is contagious.

road sign swastika

And, of course, only in India swastika could wish you a happy and safe journey…

Big turban of Nihang Singh

Nihang Singh or Sikh warriors is a militarized wing of the Indian Sikh religion. Nihang elders are known for their really big turbans. Sometimes their turbans could be ridiculously huge and literally covered with the steel religious decorations. The bigger the turban and the more decorations are hanging on it — the more respect its wearer have from his fellows.

big turban of nihang singh

big turban of nihang singh

big turban of nihang singh

big turban of nihang singh

big turban of nihang singh

big turban of nihang singh

big turban of nihang singh

big turban of nihang singh

Origami Swan

Swan is one of the original Origami figures. When you are learning this ancient art, its old wisdom, the zen of origami, you are always make your path through this figure. The original origami swan is pretty simple, but this is what makes origami so amazing — there are no limits for the creativity. When the mind is free and hands are skillful, nothing can stop the free flight of the fantasy.

The nine origami swans on the pictures above are made by so called modular technology. Actually, they are made of a little paper triangles, a lot of them. While being technically simple, this technique requires a lot of hard work. To made one not very big swan figure you will need three hundreds of paper triangles and 20-30 hours of work — a day and night straight.

Here you can watch a nice video instruction manual on YouTube.

Knit beard cap

It’s trend this winter — the beards not grown but made knit for you. The beards that makes manly and warm in the same time. Beards of different styles and colors. Beards that could turn you into brutal ever drunk dwarf on a snowboard or a ski riding conqueror of Arctic. And what is most awesome of its all is that if you can knit it by yourself, or… you can always ask you girlfriend to knit you a fancy knit beard cap.

How to knit a beard cap?

First of all it’s not knitted — it’s crocheted. Here you can find a short list of useful patterns and step by step instructions. Try them, you’ll like it.