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India Tech

New Delhi Snapshot: Intriguing Gadget for Washing Dogs

Putting the “dog” in the Japanese term “chindōgu” (珍道具).

Spotted at Khan Market here in Delhi. Sadly, I didn’t inquire as to the price.

Something tells me Ginger would not abide.

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India

Delhi Snapshot: Family of Four — Plus a Goat — on a Motorbike

Spotted this here in New Delhi a while back and meant to share here.

Yes, this appears to be a dad driving a motorbike, with his son in front and his daughter behind him.

Then on the back is the mom. With a goat on her lap.

Fun for the whole family (including pet and/or working animal and/or dinner).

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India Misc.

New Delhi Smog Update: At Least the Temps are Dropping

So, what’s up with the air pollution here in New Delhi?

Here’s an update:

It’s still bad.

The PM2.5 reading yesterday morning was in the 300s. Which is not good.

But it’s not all terrible news.

Winter temps are here, which I love. Lows are dropping down to the 50s Fahrenheit, which is about 10 Celsius.

Sweater weather…just about! After nearly a decade in tropical Bangkok and Singapore, I am still giddy at the prospect of winter.

You take the good with the bad.

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India

Proof of the Commodification of Fidget Spinners

Spotted today at a roadside stall here in New Delhi.

Yes, this bag of snacks comes with a free fidget spinner.

This raises a few questions.

First, how inexpensive must these toys be that they’re included with such low cost items?

Second, how many consumers do you think will unwittingly munch on the toys?

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How Bad is the Smog in Delhi? Here’s a Video

 

As I mentioned in the most recent Newley’s Notes, the air pollution here in Delhi worsens significantly this time of year.

Here’s a short video I shot on Wednesday afternoon near Connaught Place, in central New Delhi.

The air has been, in a word, soupy.