Lost in transliteration

A couple of things caught my eye on this highway sign in New Delhi last week – toll roads are increasingly common, I hadn’t ever seen one in the city before (but then again I haven’t lived here since the late 1990s.)

And the prepaid “Gold” and “Silver” levels have been transliterated in Devanagari i.e. the Hindi text above Gold says gold spelt out in Hindi rather than sona, the translation or chandi for silver. How odd!

This entry was posted in Culture, Emerging Markets, India, Perspective, Photography, urban. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


  • Subscribe to this blog's feed or you can receive updates by email

  • Recent Posts

  • Choose Topic

  • Archives