INDIA UPDATE

Many physicists today postulate the existence of multiple universes, even when sober. We used to live in a world of infinite possibilities. Now we live in an infinite number of worlds. India shines. Democracy thrives. The economy booms. A hundred flyovers bloom. This is not that India. If you see your picture here one day, don’t worry. That’s not you.

KNOW YOUR HATS : GANDHI CAP


The Gandhi cap was originally popularized by the original Gandhi, Mahatma. He acquired the habit in South African prison, where all non-white prisoners were expected to wear one, in order … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · 7 Comments

KNOW YOUR HATS : MANIPUR


These prawn-shaped hats are worn by Manipuri royalty. Visiting royalty may also wear them. No one knows why they look like prawns. Manipur is nowhere near the sea. According to … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

KNOW YOUR HATS : PUNE


This hat is typical of Pune, a city in Maharashtra with close links to Switzerland. Many great leaders have worn it, along with some others. Nowadays, ordinary people can also … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

KNOW YOUR HATS : IMITATION SIKH


This type of hat is ideal for temporarily resembling Sikhs, and can lead to craving for tandoori chicken. It is useful for concealing small to medium sized objects, depending on … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

KNOW YOUR HATS : KARAKUL


The Karakul is a historic hat, worn by Jinnah, Soviet Politburo members, and Eddie Murphy in ‘Coming to America’. Made from the wool of Persian lambs, it is often worn … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · 16 Comments

KNOW YOUR HATS : BOLLYWOOD SPECIAL


No one knows what this hat is. Probably it’s a Bollywood hat. Traditionally, Bollywood hats are worn by those whose ancestors were producers or actors in the Bombay film industry. … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 8 Comments

KNOW YOUR HATS : BAMBOO CONTINENTAL


Like the Indo-Greek school of sculpture which has produced so many Buddhas, hats too can represent a synthesis of east and west. This Bamboo Continental is typically worn at a … Continue reading

July 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

KNOW YOUR HATS : GAY CONSERVATIVE


This hat indicates that the wearer is both respectful of traditional values and sympathetic to gay rights. Here, too, the size of the hat is directly proportionate to the status … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

KNOW YOUR HATS : NAGALAND


This traditional Naga headgear is used to make small people look taller. It also enables the wearer to be seen from a distance, so that subjects can prepare to be … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

KNOW YOUR HATS : JHARKHAND


This hat is an exact replica of the solar toupees worn by administrators of the British Raj, except that it is made by native fingers from native bamboo. The local … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

KNOW YOUR HATS : KARNATAKA


The peta hat was originally worn by the Wodeyar kings of Mysore, many of whom were very fat, but nowadays thin people are also allowed to wear them. Possessing large … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

KNOW YOUR HATS : ASSAM


These extremely large hats are worn by Assamese farmers in order to prevent other people from getting too close. The man in the background is trying to pretend that he’s not … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

KNOW YOUR HATS : SIKKIM


Sikkimese hats are vastly superior to bowler hats or stetsons because they come with matching waistcoats. The other man is wearing no hat because he had to give it to our … Continue reading

June 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

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