Thamashe Treats…Just for Fun! – Dec 22, 2011

December 22, 2011

Another couple of Kannada films with similar titles – ‘Vishnuvardhana’ and ‘Vishnu’. Hope ‘Vardhana’ and ‘Dhana’ are not in line next! 😉


For a few years now, there is a board near the signal hung to the Police Chowki before Shantala Silk House (near Bangalore Railway Station). In English is written – Do not Drink and Drive. That is ok. The Thamashe part is where the same is written in Kannada. There are two lines (in two different colours), telling  us:

Madhyapaana Maadi
Vaahana Chalisabedi

When read together, it means Do not Drink and Drive.

When read separately (‘coz as I said, they both are in different colours and looks as if they are both unrelated), it means:

Have a Drink
Do not Drive a Vehicle

[If you can read Kannada, and get stuck in that signal near Shantala Silk House, don’t miss that board].


Another signal trivia. Just down KIMS, there is a signal (to the right there is DG petrol Bunk).  When you invariably get stuck here, there is a wall to the left (BESCOM compound) on which are painted a few pictures related to medical sciences – someone looking into a microscope, a palm with a few tablets, syringes, a painting with a skeleton saying not to smoke…. amidst these, there are a couple of paintings of Michael Jackson – one with his arms spread and the other, an older MJ, waving at us . Don’t know if this was done intentionally or not…but in a way, MJ was also very closely associated to Medical Sciences… so not a bad choice in the end!


Just like we say of a few artistes / singers, that even after their death, they are alive in the films they have acted, songs they have sung… in the same way we can say that there are a few names of theatres which are alive even today, even after the theatres are long gone. I still hear the conductor shout Swastik when the bus reaches Sheshadripuram Police Station or Central when the bus nears Nataraj theatre. The other day, I heard someone telling : After the Malleswaram Underpass, take left near Geetanjali and walk further. And most of us still refer to the junction near the other end of JC road as Minerva!


One Response to “Thamashe Treats…Just for Fun! – Dec 22, 2011”

  1. samaganam Says:

    Good one sir 🙂
    Honored to leave a reply first,Here is a funny link that someone sent me,it was going viral a couple of months ago,think you have already seen it
    I thought it was hilarious.Merry christmas by the way.

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