"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)

Beyond The Temple Walls, Part 4: Policing Duties

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Posing or policing, a policeman’s lot is not a happy one:

There are times when I can be fooled into wondering if the sun has still not set on the British Empire…

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Picture taken outside the Kapaleeshwarer Temple in Chennai

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2 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    Are the Policemen guarding the sandals? What a hoot the song is!

    September 2, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    • It looks as if they are – but I think some of the temple devotees’ shoes just happen to be there beside them.
      I’m not yet fully adjusted to the Indian military bands’ version of western music, and cannot help smiling whenever I hear them playing a familiar tune in what seems to us almost a parody. No doubt they feel much the same when they see Europeans attempting to cook a curry or eagerly take up a yoga position.

      September 3, 2013 at 6:22 am

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