“Dog! I Shall Drink Your Blood!” – Hauz Khas Kitsch!

No, I haven’t turned into a canine hunting vampire overnight!

The title is the literal translation of a quintessential Bollywood quote from a 1973 Hindi flick, that has become synonymous with its aging, macho, once dashing, still endearingΒ star. ‘Dog’ in this instance refers to the vile villain, who is about to have the %#&* beaten out of him, in true Bollywood ‘dishum dishum’ style πŸ™‚

You have to admitΒ this is a brilliant illustration.

T shirt in Hauz Khas

No we didn’t buyΒ that T shirt.

Here is more kitsch from Hauz Khas, a chic bohemian ‘village’ in South Delhi, that is sadly, fast degenerating into an overcrowded suburb. Shall reserve photos of the beautiful archaeological complex and the reservoir that it derives its name from, for another day.

Wishing you all much joy, for Christmas and the coming year!

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

59 thoughts on ““Dog! I Shall Drink Your Blood!” – Hauz Khas Kitsch!

      1. I have a long list, erh! Mr Cretino who took 8 months to organise my driving licence, the woman at Poste Italia who loses my mail πŸ˜‰

        Merry Christmas and nice to meet you too

  1. Looks like fun Madhu, somewhere unique, shame about the encroaching suburbs! Happy Christmas to you too … wishing you peace and joy πŸ™‚

  2. Yes, brilliant indeed.
    Thanks for the Christmas greetings and all the best to you in the new year. I enjoy following your blog, Madhu, seeing your vibrant photographs and reading your adventures from around the world. (Should have bought the shirt;-))

    1. Yeah, hubby hasn’t stopped telling me that 😦
      Thank you Ruth. I enjoy reading yours just as much.

    1. You might be surprised by how much of that is in the Oxford English dictionary πŸ˜€ Thank you for stopping by Eric. Have been missing my FG fix. Shall be over in a little while.

  3. πŸ™‚ I would have taken a risk and let R wear that shirt πŸ˜€ (my hubby’s name also starts with R :D) Thank you very much, Madhu. Wishing you peace and joy – we have already discussed the yellow colour and it is the colour of Thursday according to Hindu – right?

    1. I didn’t want him getting beaten up by someone who took offence Paula! πŸ˜€ Oh yes, the colour was serendipitous! Thanks Paula. Loved your ice maiden too.

  4. Aah..those vintage brocade is enough to send me to Delhi one more time. Must take note of this bohemian village the next time we make a trip to Delhi. And many warm greetings to you Madhu from Finland! Sharon

    1. Thank you Sharon. That shop looked like it held some real treasures. There were several inexpensive jewelery shops that looked nice too. You should return πŸ™‚

    1. I think the door led to the house, and the window was part of a boutique next door! Certainly quirky and fun πŸ™‚

  5. I hope you bought it for him as a surprise Christmas present!! Wishing you and yours a very Happy Chritsmas lovely lady and I hope 2014 is the best year ever for you x

    1. Unfortunately no! Shall have to request our friends to pick one up if it is still available. Thank you for the good wishes Kym. Enjoy the concert πŸ™‚

  6. Nice shots Madhu. Sholay is funny by the way. I’ve seen it twice.
    It’s a shame to hear that Hauz Khas is ‘fast degenerating into an overcrowded suburb’. The population in India is just growing too quickly.

    1. Thank you Cardinal. Sholay had some legendary dialogues that you could write a whole thesis on!! And yes, our cities are bursting at the seams. Rural employment is the need of the hour.

  7. Really enjoyed the tour of South Delhi, Madhu! That yellow shirt stirred up some fun conversations πŸ™‚

  8. Great photos! Seems like if you bought the Tshirt in great quantity you could make a small fortune right here on WP with your followers πŸ™‚

  9. The tee shirt is nice – most people would not know what the message meant, except my Indian colleagues!

    When my friends lived in Windsor (not HRH Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip who also live in Windsor!) I used to visit twice a year and once when we were outside Windsor Castle when we heard a bit of a commotion. Turned out a Bollywood film was being made and a lot of English extras were singing and dancing.

    Have a nice Christmas – with the celebration of birth of Christ, I hope His message of peace and love helps those who live in terrible conditions because of natural disasters, wars etc and gives them hope.

  10. Another treasure chest of photos. I used to live just around the corner from Bollywood in Byculla, Mumbai for a couple of years. Mine was the era Hati Mera Sati and Ali Baba Aur Chalis Chor. lol

  11. I think it could be quite dangerous to wear that T-shirt. πŸ™‚ Love the kitsch. So colourful and very artistic. I want to know what that gold coloured thing is to the left of the T-shirt. It looks like a chicken with no head, just an empty neck. πŸ˜€

  12. Great T-shirt. Once a chic place gets discovered, then it totally loses it’s original intimacy. Christmas peace and joy to you and your family, Madhu. πŸ™‚

  13. As always you have provided another colorful post .. and this time around a yellow T-shirt .. I would have bought that T-shirt myself, just for fun … yellow isn’t really my color – but I could have wore it while cleaning. Love it. Well spotted. Like the shopping totes too. Thanks for bring color into my grey Friday.

  14. Interesting indeed. I like the t-shirt. Cute! πŸ™‚

    That’s a pretty old quote. Has stood the test of time.

  15. Haha I don’t think I would have been able to stop A from buying that t-shirt! I loved the cool kathakali God pic.

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