ಯಾವ ರೋಡು? ಯಾವ ಕ್ರಾಸು? ಬೆ0ಗಳೂರೂ ಫೊಟೊಬ್ಳೊಗ್. Bangalore Photoblog

February 26, 2009

Mysore Road


What do bands (not rock bands), mutton shops and local gyms have in common? 


The names. They are usually called Jai Karnataka, New India, New Maharashtra or like the band the man above belongs to - The Jai Hind Band. They perform at weddings, funerals, political rallies, etc. around town and operate out of a little shop under the Mysore Road flyover. The Jai Hind Band's biggest rival is their neighbour - The New Nehru Band. This is the first time I'm seeing something named after India's first Prime Minister that is not a Government tax money siphoning scam or a white elephant project. 

5 comments:

Abhijit said...

Vibrant colors. The first pic is lovely...

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Lovely pic as usual. One name that I'll always remember was 'Baba's Bras Band' ;)

C

Ilan said...

Ha, that's super :)
A real musician is looking at the painted one :)
Great moment capture, love it!

SHUO said...

Thanks for dropping by.
You live in India?I always wanna visit there.

JM@somedaysomewhere.net said...

Love the vibrant and saturated colors - interesting seen and character study - !!

Like Bangalore Autodrivers I can only take you to places I like to go.

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