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!

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