Monday, March 03, 2008
Sign of the times
See the picture. Did you get it?
Its supposed to be "Road No Entry" stupid!
Quite clearly, just like in the Kalahari desert, human ingenuity in Calcutta surpasses imagination.
Thanks to Jyoti Basu's elimination of English teaching from schools as well as the continuing protection of millions from the pernicious effects of education, it seems English has transformed into a kind of pidgin-patois here.
Full basis as we can see for Calcutta's bid to be a World City of Literature! But with a poet-playwright Chief Minister, isn't that simply in the fitness of things?