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Great New Indian Sidewalk Movie Posters Great Posters Sweet Movies and Wild Books 

Great New Indian Sidewalk Movie Posters

First, does anyone know where in Bangalore, or perhaps India, I can get cardboard mailing tubes for posters? They just don’t seem to be available. What is this nonsense!!! Second, if you missed these posts about the grand outsider Ramachandraiah sidewalk posters, see them now! Batch 1: Original sidewalk posters for Harry Potter, Tintin and more Batch 2: More real work, including American and Indian superheroes! Batch 3: Custom-made posters including M, The Third Man, Suspiria, Wild at Heart, and Sixteen Candles. Third, here’s the new batch of Bangalore-style sidewalk…

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21 Amazing Bangalore Breakfast Dishes Extraordinary Eats Top Stories 

21 Amazing Bangalore Breakfast Dishes

The first time I saw the menu, I was lost. Sure, I knew dosas and idlis, but that was as far as it went. The other items were utterly alien to me. And so I did the only thing I could: I decided to eat them all. It took longer than expected. Tasted better than expected. And added more pounds than I would have thought possible. But here they are… Pongal

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The Great Poster Contest Sweet Movies and Wild Books 

The Great Poster Contest

So yesterday I got up to some dark nonsense… I ordered 600 more Bangalore sidewalk posters. You know, like these…. But not any of those. Chronologically, the movie’s leads were Buster, Louise, Glenn, Lloyd, Hayao, Johnny. Hint: might be directors. Hint: four are Americans. Hint: If you know my taste in film, and my obsessions, you should be able to work it out, right? Right??? Okay, here are two giveaway clues:

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Amitabh Bachchan: Comic Superhero Sweet Movies and Wild Books 

Amitabh Bachchan: Comic Superhero

I’m a huge fan of Amitabh Bachchan. But then again, who isn’t? He’s the king of Bollywood. BBC readers chose him as the greatest star of stage or screen of the last thousand years. I’m sure you’ve seen him as the angry young man in Sholay, or the angry old man in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Or, if not, as the randy boa-wearing letch in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna? Oh, you really should. (I’m sure you’ll see him in The Great Gatsby when it finally hits screens.) And then you…

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A Huge New Horde of Hand-drawn Indian Movie Posters Great Posters Sweet Movies and Wild Books 

A Huge New Horde of Hand-drawn Indian Movie Posters

I hadn’t seen Ramachandraiah for far too long. He’s the movie poster artist. Some locals curse him as a ruin on this garden city. I hail him as an urban beautifying legend. – See his first batch of posters here. – His posters for my favorite movies: Suspiria, Wild at Heart, M, The Third Man, and Sixteen Candles. “You want some samples?” he asked. His workshop was piled high in rolls of movie posters for local cinemas. Outsider masterpieces, they’re drawn in hours, printed on cheap sheets of 30″ by…

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More MaxiPad Fun, with UnSticky Stickers Excellent Products 

More MaxiPad Fun, with UnSticky Stickers

Hannah took us deep into the bowels of City Market, a mad maze of alleyways crammed tight with shops stacked atop one another. Porters and motorbikes race past, honking endlessly and piled unrealistically high with samples. Cows tread through it all, slathered in shit and chomping slowly on four-foot piles of trash. It’s terrifying, dirty, and absolutely amazing. The trip had one singular purchase: the sticker shop. It’s not a shop — more of a hallway in the basement down an alley then down a smaller alley and then down…

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Best Pix from Bangalore’s First Ever ComicCon Cute & Kawaii 

Best Pix from Bangalore’s First Ever ComicCon

The blog has been ill-attended these last few weeks, with the move to India. Several grand projects are already underway here, but we’ll have to keep those hush-hush for the time being. But in the meantime, we did manage to escape the craziness of the city for Bangalore’s First EVER Comic Con this weekend! It was tiny — the space was the size of a high school basketball court — but it was slammed with fans. And a few of them even thought to dress up. Plenty more pix, after…

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AsiaObscura is Moving to India Strange Tourism 

AsiaObscura is Moving to India

In a bit of a fit of madness, Michelle and I have decided to move to India. Instead of doing things in a long, planned out way, we’ve decided to jump boat asap. We decided on June 8th. For the last few days, I’ve been calmly insisting we have five weeks. Yesterday she grabbed me. “Why do you keep saying five weeks?” “Well, it’s five weeks away.” “No! It’s three weeks away.” I’m now a bit of a mess. As we move everything into storage, I’ll be posting bits and…

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