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APhoto Of The Day — 1.10.11

A bird attacks a kite designed like it during the International Kite Festival in Ahmadabad, India, Monday. Kite-flyers from 36 countries are participating in the festival which runs through Friday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Top Cutlines:

  • 1. Yea, you might have that whole “wind beneath my wings” thing going on…..but it comes with strings attached! — Formerly Sandpoint.
  • 2. Come my dear, break the ties that bind and fly away with me! — Charlie.
  • 3. These inflatable companions sure make finding a mate easier, thought Joe the Crow — Powder Farmer.
  • HM: Gary D. Rhodes

APhoto Of The Day — 12.8.10

An Indian mahout sits atop his elephant as it carries branches amidst heavy traffic on a road in New Delhi, India, Saturday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

Top Cutlines:

  • 1. In an attempt to raise funds for needed road maintenance Butch Otter and the ITD began to allow megaloads to be transported on all Idaho, as long as you paid the fee. Said Otter, ‘We need to repair our roads, we don’t want travel in Idaho to resemble a third world country” — Phaedrus.
  • 2. President Obama goes a little overboard as he uses the symbol of his party to extend an olive branch to Republicans on the tax cut issue — JohnA.
  • 3. Get mahout of mahway — Nic.
  • HM: Brent Andrews

Anderson: Outsourcing America

Nick Anderson/Houston Chronicle

APhoto Of The Day — 4.15.10

A person dressed as a giant condom walks past visitors standing in a queue to visit the Red Ribbon express train, background, at a railway station in Hyderabad, India, Thursday. The Red Ribbon express train is traveling across the country as part of a campaign to spread awareness on HIV and AIDS. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Top Cutlines:

  • 1. Letters read: object may may be smaller than it appears — Pecky Cox.
  • 2. Bollywood discovers that “Dickzilla” is not as frightening as its Japanese counterpart — Mavis.
  • 3. (tie) Clearly, this is where the rubber hits the road — Kevin Taylor, and: Apparently, in India size does matter — CindyH.
  • HM: Gary D. Rhodes

You think you have a rough commute?

“Boxers and wrestlers are being recruited by an Indian train company to intimidate thousands of ticketless travellers into paying up or getting off.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/6538362/Indian-trains-recruit-boxers-and-wrestlers-in-fight-against-ticketless-passengers.html

I love this final paragraph: “A spokesman for the Northern Railways denied the boxers and wrestlers were being deployed to intimidate passengers. “The boxers and wrestlers are Railway employees and are expected to function like any other ticker-checkers. There is absolutely no intimidation involved,” he said.”

What’s the most miserable commute you’ve had to endure?

 

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