"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Looking for a Sign?

India is a land of few road-maps

But many signs.

The signs point out countless opportunities, pathways and destinations.

Knowledge

Literature

Nourishment

Together with experiments in a foreign language.

New signs

And forgotten signs

The very same road may be signed as masculine when you join it

But, just a few yards further,  shows gender confusion.

A colonial sign, from the Dutch East India Company,

VOC

Stands opposite a sign for sport events.

A busy entanglement of signs

For the tourist

The traveller

The Divine

And the deceased.

Perhaps the trick is to know where you’re going…

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One response

  1. Lucille

    I do love a theme. Fascinating minutiae from another land.

    May 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm

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