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Dented-Painted Exhibition

I came across this article about an interesting exhibition, Dented-Painted, in the Hindustan Times

What: Dented Painted
On till: December 31
Time: 11am to 7pm
Where: The Aman Hotel, Lodhi Road
Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh on the Yellow line

If possible, I’d like to visit it. Curiously from the article it appears that OK TATA, the most popular truck graffiti in India and found on millions of trucks, doesn’t feature in the exhibition.

The Delegation

The delegation was to inspect the venues for the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi. Heavy preparations were made to ensure the visit would be successful. Roads were closed for public use to ensure a speedy commute for the delegates. Policemen stood at the corners of major roads. Banners of the construction company sprung up overnight at the Games Village. An excavator stood outside the Games Village with its bucket flat on the ground as if prostrating before the delegation.

Newspapers were full of travel advisories. I read the news with apprehension. Would I ever reach office today? I decided to chance it. Traffic was lighter than usual. At 8 AM there was no sign of the delegates on the roads. Had they gone for their morning swim? The policemen stood by idly. Maybe they felt cheated too. They had been promised so much traffic to manage and people had stayed home.

There seems to be a thick  smog in the air ever since the delegation left. Is it because it has turned nippy or because the construction  work has picked up pace?

I wonder.

About OK TATA

oktata.com is the place where I write, ramble, upload photos and then change it all with a wave of my hand.

The views and opinions expressed here are personal.

My email: oktata.com@gmail.com

Aboutus.org describes oktata.com as ‘a blog of personal musings on random topics.’

‘OK TATA’ is written on the back of almost every truck of every make in India as a gesture of bidding farewell to the vehicles behind it.

OK TATA photos:

 

Other examples of Truck Graffiti in India:

HORN PLEASE

BLOW HORN

KEEP DISTANCE

13 MERA 7

PHIR MILENGE

MERA BHARAT MAHAAN