Mistakes or Right-takes !

A mistake may not be a mistake. Even though it may seem to a mistake. A mistaken mistake is more the mistake of the mis-taker than the mistake itself.

Phew. Thats about the distance that can be travelled on this blog to sound profound !

Coming back to the mistake domain, survey this signboard, seen somewhere in Tanjore.

How profound. Wouldn’t you think so ?

Speed breaks heads ! Reckless speed breaks many heads! The Superintendent of Police of Tanjore has better things to do than comming after you with his pet lathi and pocket revolver to split your head, when you exceed speed limits. This is pretty much a do-it-yourself excercise !

Or take this signboard from Lonavala.

Rickshaws these days with run the streets with colourful seats, hanging beads, and broken silencer pipes, that can roar down the Ferrari in all departments.

Throw in a fretting driver, who will haggle over the authenticity of the meter reading with a ferocity best otherwise seen of a screaming TV channel going after an insipid cricketer ! Add a dash of driving ( acrobatic ) skills that would have Schumacher and his tribe cowering in the bushes.

What would you have ? RickShow indeed ! 🙂

Or for that matter, sample this, found on every other wall in a fancy apartment complex where fancy heavy duty friends live. Every attempt has been made to let this blogger know that these are two different instructions on one piece of paper.


The complex is fully loaded. With four wheel drives, high profile designations and pockets that run deeper than the Pacific ocean ! And sometimes people with more jewellery on them than clothes. (The last part was an exaggeration, but you get the drift. Don’t you?)

Of course, there is not much of room for humour with the dour security chaps out here. With their stern looks, dry instruction and menacing walk, you must be out of your mind to spit and drive slow !

If you must spit, drive fast ! OK ?

Mistakes huh ?

27 thoughts on “Mistakes or Right-takes !

  1. Nu says:

    one who won’t check this post will surely do a mistake 😛

    LOL @ If you spit drive fast 🙂 But the message is actually for the spitters…you don’t spit and hence you don’t have to drive fast 🙂

  2. And the worst is early morning/late night hours when despite signals showing RED color people jump signals. What to say about that???

  3. G says:

    Yeah it’s like if you do happen to spit, run for your life.. drive fast and get away. The guards might be looking for you. 😀

  4. Insignia says:


    If you have to spit, drive fast…
    If you dont have any intention to spit, then you MAY drive slow..,,,


  5. lol…definitely u spit n drive slow..funny!!!

  6. Neha says:


    I can’t say anything else now..just hahahahahahahahaha

  7. Chatterbox says:

    Run for your life!!
    The first sign board is awesome. Be it a mistake or an intentional effort to make more sense than it’s literal translation, I liked it 😀 😀

    Loved your wonderful take on these sign boards.

    Keep up the good work 🙂


  8. Arundhati says:


    I’m a big fan of these signboards – mistakes or not they are really funny 🙂 Loved the BSF installed ones on the way to Rohtang pass near Manali

  9. LOL
    I liked the first para and the last but one line the most.
    Enjoyed reading it. 🙂

  10. Mistakes become hysterically funny under your eagle eye!LOL!!

  11. Aparna says:

    Absolutely precious. The cheap thrill seekers incidentally deserve to get their heads broken. Have you seen the reckless driving at night? And though nothing fancy about my apartment, our poor car gets a lot of spit from the people living above. Some people have more jewellery than sense. What can we say?

  12. radha says:

    Our signs really provide humour! Break a head indeed.
    Like your take on the signboards. Nice post

  13. Harshdeep says:

    reminds me of Andaz Apna Apna .. galati se mistake ho gaya 🙂

  14. Ms.Chitchat says:


  15. Pearl says:

    What a world you live in, Kavi!

    Speed WILL break a head! Absolutely true!


  16. Priya says:

    Very funny. Speed break is a head for people who had to slow down isn’t it.

  17. This was just a total LOL post.Good job taking a snap of those signboards btw 🙂
    Stumbled on your blog from Neha’s blog page 🙂

  18. amreekandesi says:

    Hilarious! The first one was brilliance. Sheer brilliance.

  19. sujata says:

    what a collection!

  20. RGB says:

    Enjoyed reading your post. I’ve come across quite a few of such “obvious” goof-up signboards lately.

  21. hahah!! Phenomenal finds!! Love your take on all of them!

  22. Kavi says:

    Nu : 🙂 Have you seen such stuff before ?!?! hmm

    Hobo : Well, i have no answer !

    G : The gaurds are looking everywhere ! Everywhere indeed !

    Ingisnia : 🙂

    NR : LOL !

    Neha : 🙂

    Chatterbox : Thank you ! Welcome here ! And keep coming back ! 🙂

    Arundhati : yes. I have seen them on print too ! Loved them !

    Lalit : Hilarious ! 🙂

    Chandrika : Thanks !

    Sucharita : Well, eagle eyes. Just watch out. The eagles arent going to be happy with that comparison with a ageing balding man ! 🙂

    Aparna : Thanks !:) The Reckless driving at night sometimes is only stopped by bad roads. And often times i cant get a better benefit from having bad roads ! yes…what can we say !?!

    Radha ; Thanks !

    Harshdeep : Thanks !!

    Ms. Chitchat : Welcome here ! Thanks !

    Dr. Chandana Shekar : 🙂

    Pearl : Well, well well !! 🙂 Us and our worlds !

    Priya : 🙂

    The Sleepless Dreamer : Ah, you came from the superstars blog ! Well, am priveleged !thanks for stopping by !

    Amreekandesi : Roadside brilliance ! 🙂

    Sujata : 🙂

    RGB : Post them ! perhaps we can have a good laugh !

    Roshini : 🙂 Thanks !

  23. Aleta says:

    Hehe, I like that…

    Speed, break a head, go slow

    Spit and Drive Fast ~ LMAO, guess to make sure it didn’t hit anyone, drive fast and get away!

    These were great!

  24. ♥ Braja says:

    One simply cannot say enough about signs in India :)))

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