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Archive for Austos, 2011

Hard rock Pune

Legendary burger.

Efsane burger. Bu ismi ben vermedim, men羹n羹n ger癟ek ismi bu.

Here we are in Hard rock cafe again but in Pune this time.

Iste gene Hard rock cafe’deyiz ama bu sefer Pune’de.

People advised me Pune hard rock when I was in Mumbai. I understand What they mean. This place is bigger with better space using and prices are cheaper but taste is same.

Pune Hard rock’覺n nam覺n覺 daha Mumbai’den duymutum. Gordum ve neden bahsettiklerini dha iyi anlad覺m. Buran覺n ortam覺 hakikaten daha iyi ve fiyatlar覺 da daha ucuz. Lezzet ise ayn覺 kalitede.

These burgers are some kind of medicines for us after eating too much spicy Indian vegetables. Yummy!

O kadar ac覺l覺 hint sebzelerinden sonra buran覺n hamburgerleri bize ila癟 gibi geliyor, mis.

Studying showrooms

A world famous bikes company came to us and asked to re-design their showrooms. Before starting this project, we wanted to see what other brands were doing with their showrooms. Then we visited some bike and car showrooms to check what kind of materials and things they are using or what kind of ambience they have. We took some notes and we recorded some videos secretly. :) Here is the video, enjoy!

D羹nyan覺n en b羹y羹k ikinci motor 羹reticisi bizden Hindistan’daki t羹m galerilerinin yeniden tasarlanmas覺n覺 talep etti. Bu b羹y羹k projeye balamadan 繹nce ehirde bol bol dier markalar覺n galerilerini gezip inceleme karar覺 ald覺k. Her maaza sonras覺 sevdiimiz ve sevmediimiz eyleri not ald覺k. Ben bir yandan gizli gizli videolar 癟ektim. Ofise geldiimizde bu videolar覺 k羹癟羹k bir montajdan ge癟irdim ve b繹ylece 2. toplant覺m覺zda m羹terimize g繹sterebileceimiz bir videomuz oldu.

Brand new things

Gorkem was working on a meditation chair project for a while. And finally we have our first prototype! It’s quite comfortable to meditate on this thing but it will be even better with some little changes.

G繹rkem’in bir s羹redir 羹zerinde 癟al覺t覺覺 meditasyon sandalyesi projesi sonunda ilk meyvesini verdi! Uzerinde meditasyon yapman覺n b羹y羹k rahatl覺k salad覺覺 bu sandalye bir ka癟 ufak revizyonla 癟ok daha iyi bir hale gelecek.

And some more souvenirs from Istanbul have been reached their new owners.

Istanbul’dan gelen hediyelerin bir k覺sm覺 daha yeni sahiplerine teslim edildi.

Indi-ans

Mixed scenes from Indi design only. This video shows how we work in Indi. Regards.

Sonunda Indi’den g繹r羹nt羹ler i癟eren bir video yapabilecek zaman覺 bulabildim. Iste Indi, keyifle izleyiniz :)

Offroad experience in Pune

Sudhir wants to have a new SUV. So we visited some showrooms to check out cars and we made a test drive also… After the test drive we already booked the car. Now we are waiting for the delivery.

Sudhir yeni bir SUV peinde. Ama bu sefer ehir cipi deil ger癟ek bir arazi arac覺 istiyor. Bunun i癟in bir ka癟 showroom gezdik ve bir test s羹r羹羹 yapt覺k. Bu s羹r羹ten sonra araba orac覺kta sipari edildi. Simdi teslim edilmesini bekliyoruz.

Indi rocks with Raki

Finally we launched a rak覺 party in Indi. Two 70cl bottles destroyed by Indi employees in this party.

Sonunda Indi’de bir rak覺 partisi patllatt覺k. Iki 7′lik Ini 癟al覺anlar覺 taraf覺ndan yok edildi.

People usually liked rak覺 in India. Actually I think rak覺 makes the same effect around the world. People either love it or hate it, there is no middle option.

Hintliler genelde rak覺’y覺 seviyor. Asl覺na bakarsan覺z bence rak覺 t羹m d羹nyada benzer bir etki yarat覺yor. Insanlar ya onu 癟ok seviyorlar ya da tamamen nefret ediyorlar. Konu rak覺 olunca orta karar ya da eh iteci bir tayfa olam覺yor san覺r覺m.

As you can see Turks are still looking ok while Indians are high(!) :)

G繹rd羹羹n羹z gibi Hintliler sarhoken T羹rkler halen cin gibi.

Drink & Design, This should be the motto of Indi. :)

I癟 & tasarla, Indi’nin mottosu bu olmal覺. :)

See an Indian man after drinking some raki, he is really high.

Raki icen bir hintlilin super sirin goruntusu.

 

One day trip to Aurangabad

We went to Aurangabad for a day just for to see and make meetings with two clients. Sudhir, Vaibhav, Tanur and me rented a seven seater and started our road trip in the early morning 05:00 am.

Iki m羹terimizle toplant覺 yapmak i癟in g羹n羹birlik Aurangabada gittik. Sudhir, Vaibhav, Tanur ve ben 7 kiilik bir van kiralay覺p sabah覺n 5inde yollara d羹t羹k.

After some hours we found a place named Smile Stone and give a brake for the breakfast. My chose was toast with cheese because it was the only thing I know in the menu.

Birka癟 saat sonra Smile Stone ad覺nda bir yer g繹rd羹k ve burada durup kahvalt覺 ettik. Menude tek bildiim ve g羹venli d羹羹nd羹g羹m i癟in gene peynirli tost yedim.

How many people can actually fit in a rickshaw? Lets have a guess.

Bir rickshawa ka癟 kii s覺abilir bilin bakal覺m

We saw many small villages and towns while on the road to Aurangabad.

Yolda bir s羹r羹 k羹癟羹k kasabalar, k繹yler g繹rme ans覺m oldu.

These guys are mad about spicy. (Baharat means spice in Turkish)

Bu adamlar覺n ileri g羹癟leri baharat. Bharat diye benzin istasyonu bile mevcut.

Unlike Turkey, women of India use mostly bikes instead of cars.

Hindistanda kad覺nlar arabadan 癟ok motor kullan覺yor, bizde ise tam tersi.

I understood that we arrived to city when I saw this ad.

Bu adi reklam sayesinde Aurangabada geldiimi anlad覺m.

In India, people prefer mostly tea instead of coffee. Even starbucks isnt started in India yet. But there is an Indian version of it. Named CCD (Coffee Coffee Day) Its the first and most popular coffee shop of India.

Hintli kardelerin kahve k羹lt羹r羹 pek gelimemi daha 癟ok 癟ay i癟meyi seviyorlar. Hatta Starbucks bile hen羹z buralara gelmemi ancak CCD (Coffee Coffee Day) ad覺nda kendi kafe markalar覺 var. Kahve kafesi konseptinin buradaki ilk ve en popular 繹rnei.

We got lost a couple times and find our self in interesting streets. We asked the way to rickshaw drivers around.

Bir ka癟 kez kaybolduk, kendimizi ilgin癟 sokaklarda bulduk. Kaybolduk癟a yolu rickshaw 繹f繹rlerine sorduk.

My photo machine was always with me in my hand. I never turned it off on the road.

Fotoraf makinam devaml覺 a癟覺kt覺 ve elimden hi癟 d羹medi.

Some photos from Aurangabad streets.

Aurangabad sokaklar覺ndan fotoraflar.

After the first meeting we went a beautiful hotel to have a lunch. I ordered mixed grills there and be happy. Thanks Sudhir!

Ilk toplant覺dan sonra 繹le yemei i癟in g羹zel bir otele gittik. Benim tercihim kar覺覺k 覺zgara oldu. Burada et bulunca mutlu oluyorum. Ozellikle de ac覺s覺zsa! Sudhire teekk羹rler.

While we were waiting for the food, that picture just got my attention. I see many stupid things there which I cant write here. If you see the same things with me, please let me know.

Yemei beklerken duvarda g繹rd羹羹m bu resimde abuk subuk eyler farkettim ve baka bir anlam vermeye 癟al覺sam da veremedim. Ne g繹rd羹羹m羹 burada yazamam ama siz de benimle ayn覺 eyleri g繹r羹yorsan覺z l羹tfen bana yaz覺n.

India is a very colorful country. And all the colors are usually highly saturated.

Hindistan 癟ok renkli bir 羹lke ve genelde bu renklerin doygunluu olduk癟a y羹ksek. K覺yafetlerden kamyonlara kadar her ey 癟ok atafatl覺 pek bir renkli.

While we were traveling some cows appeared on the road suddenly and everybody panicked for not hit them. It was like an instant cow attack!

Yolda aniden ineklerin sald覺r覺s覺na urad覺k, y羹ksek h覺zla seyir halindeyken yola 癟覺kan inekler sayesinde heyecan dolu dakikalar yaand覺.

Our second stop was Varroc. Varroc is an old client of Indi which is developing and producing automotive parts for well know brands from Audi to Skoda. We made a meeting about upcoming autoshows stage designs. Idea found by me and 3D sketch done by A癟elya.

Ikinci dura覺m覺z Varrocdu. Varroc otomobil ve motosikletler i癟in par癟alar 羹reten bir irket. Audiden Skodaya kadar bir 癟ok firman覺n par癟a ihtiya癟lar覺n覺 kar覺l覺yorlar. Sudhir ile uzun s羹redir 癟al覺覺yorlar. Konseptini benim oluturduum ve yak覺nda gelecek auto show i癟in gereken stand projesinin sunumu yapt覺k. 3D g繹rselletirme A癟elya taraf覺ndan yap覺ld覺.

After meeting we went to Varrocs new head building which is designed by Sudhir also. It was still in construction but it was already beautiful. Sudhir is a kind of designer who designed many different things from different eras. He is not only doing graphic design, From brands to ice creams, and from showrooms to buildings he is doing many different things.

Toplant覺dan sonra Sudhir taraf覺ndan tasarlanan ve halen inaat覺 s羹ren Varrocun yeni ana binas覺n覺 g繹rmeye gittik. Bina Inaat halinde olmas覺na ramen gayet iyi g繹r羹n羹yordu. Formunu logodan alan bina hem m羹teriyi hem de Sudhiri memnun etti. Sudhir dondurmadan kitaba, markadan binalara ve showroomlara kadar her eye el atan 癟ok y繹nl羹 bir tasar覺mc覺.

Scenes from construction site.

Santiye alan覺ndan g繹r羹nt羹ler.

Outside of building.

Binan覺n d覺sardan g繹r羹nt羹s羹.

Side view of building on the left. Sudhir talking about some details on right.

Binan覺n yandan g繹r羹nt羹s羹 solda. Sada Sudhir bir tak覺m detaylardan bahsediyor.

While on the move to back home. I started to shoot some more photos from the car.

D繹n羹 yoluna ge癟tiimizde Aurangabaddan son fotoraflar覺m覺 arac覺n i癟inden 癟ekmeye balam覺t覺m.


On the road back home I wanted to go toilet, I asked to driver to stop car at first petrol station. But Sudhir said: This is India, you dont need to petrol stations to pee. And driver stopped the car. Then while I was peeing he took some pictures of me. Here is a gif from them.

Yolda tuvalete gitmek isteyince ilk benzincide dural覺m dedim. Bunu duyan Sudhir arabay覺 durdurttu ve buras覺 Hindistan septir ko癟um dedi. Al覺nan bu izinle hint topraklar覺n覺 da sulam覺 oldum. Sudhir’de bo durmam覺 beni 癟ekmi.

Stolen shoes


My sneakers stolen in the Parvati temple. This video shows the short life of my shoes started in Istanbul and ended in Pune.

Ayakkab覺lar覺m覺n k覺sa hayat hikayesi.

All about Pune

Some friends think and crituque me that I am mostly in luxury places in India, so they say show us more about real India. I said ok and last saturday I decided to visit laxmi road. Most crowded place in the centre of Pune. Now I will show you some scenes from there.

S羹rekli tiki yerlerde gezdiime dahir ald覺覺m eletirilerden sonra bu haftasonu kameram覺 kapt覺m ve Pune’nin merkezinde bulunan Laxmi Road’a geldim. Ger癟ek hindistan deneyimini yaamak i癟in bi癟ilmi kaftan. Ben g羹nd羹z gittiim i癟in iyiydim ama akamlar覺 burada insan seli oluyormu. (ger癟ek anlamda)

Hmm yummy, what you see in the right picture is my lunch. :) kidding.

Hmm nefis, sa fotorafta g繹rd羹羹n羹z benim 繹gle yemeim. :) aka.

Pune is a bike city. %75 of vehicles are two wheelers.

Pune bir motor ehiri. Trafikteki ara癟lar覺n %75′ini motorlar olutruyor.

Rest is like that: Cars are only %12 And rickshaws are %6 Busses %1 Trucks %6

Motorlardan geriye kalansa u ekilde: Arabalar %12 Rickshawlar %6 Otob羹sler %1 ve Kamyonlar %6

I don’t know about cows percent.

Ineklerin y羹zdesi hakk覺nda fikrim yok.

I tought that it’s a good idea to enter bazaar for making new Indian friends and catch some Indian stuff.

Halk覺n aras覺na kar覺mak i癟in Laxmi road pazar覺na girmek iyi olur diye d羹羹nd羹m.

Scenes from a typical Indian bazaar.

Tipik bir hint pazar覺ndan sahneler.

Women are strong in India. They are carring too heavy things on the top of their heads.

Hindistan’da kad覺nlar 癟ok g羹癟l羹. Kafalar覺nda neler ta覺yorlar neler…

A homeless poor woman begging in streets.

Yal覺 evsiz kad覺n sokaklarda dileniyor.

All vehicle registration nos. in Pune begin with MH12

Pune’de her arac覺n plakas覺 MH12 ile balar.

More than %53 of the households in Pune have two wheelers.

Hindistan’daki evlerin %53′羹nde motosiklet bulunuyor.

In Pune 16.000 train tickets are sold daily. 45.000.000 passengers entering, passing through Pune Station daily.

Her g羹n Pune’de 16.000 tren bileti sat覺l覺yor. G羹nde 45.000.000 yolcu Pune istasyonundan ge癟iyor.

Pune needs 10.000.000 Lt petrol per day and 15.000.000 Lt diesel per day. City has 150 pumps for that.

Sehirde her g羹n 10.000.000 litre benzin ve 15.000.000 Lt dizel t羹ketiliyor. Bunlar覺 kar覺lamak i癟in 150 adet benzin istasyonu var.

I started some new friendship with salesmen of bazaar.

Pazarc覺larla arkada oldum.

I felt like a rockstar in bazaar of Laxmi road. One small kid came and asked me: “Can I touch you?”

Pazar’da rock y覺ld覺z覺 gibiydim. Herkes fotoraf 癟ektirmek istedi, t羹m g繹zler 羹zerimdeydi. Ufak bir 癟ocuk sana dokunabilir miyim diye sordu.

These rickshaw drivers are best friends and they are all together all day long.

Bu rickshaw 繹f繹rleri 繹l羹m羹ne kankalar ve t羹m g羹n beraberler.

Some Indian houses.

Bir tak覺m hint evleri.

A temple located in Laxmi road.

Gezerken tesad羹fen bu tap覺nai kefettim.

This kind of old apartments are very common in Pune just like the old houses. As you can see in the right picture, animals and people sitting and living together peacefully.

O eski evler d覺覺nda bir de bu ekil eski apartmanlar yayg覺n durumda buralarda. Sada g繹rd羹g羹n羹z gibi hayvanlar ve insanlar huzur i癟inde beraberce yaamlar覺n覺 s羹rd羹r羹yorlar. Ayn覺 yerlerde oturuyor ayn覺 yerlerde tak覺l覺yorlar.

After Laxmi Road, I decided to go Parvati temple to smell some history.

Laxmi road’dan sonra Parvati tapinaina gitmeye karar verdim.

Parvati temple is a nice place to visit to feel and live spiritual side of India.

Parvati tap覺na覺 Hindistan’覺n zihinsel ve ruhani taraf覺n覺 hissetmek i癟in harika bir yer.

Some scenes from Parvati temple…

Parvati tap覺na覺ndan sahneler…

You can see students studying or reading books here in silent.

Etrafta huzurla ders 癟al覺an 繹renciler ya da kitap okuyan gen癟ler bulmak m羹mk羹n.

Some scenes from Parvati temple.

Parvati tap覺na覺ndan sahneler.

Some scenes from Parvati temple.

Parvati tap覺na覺ndan sahneler.

There is a small museum about old style Indian life in parvati temple.

Tap覺na覺n i癟inde eski Hint yaam覺 羹zerine kurulmu bir de m羹ze var.

Entry price is only 2 rupees.

Sadece 2 rupi’ye buray覺 gezmeniz m羹mk羹n.

From old moneys to swords there are many stuff inside of this museum.

K覺l覺癟lardan eski Hint paralar覺na kadar geni bir koleksiyon bu m羹zede sizleri bekliyor.

Parvati temple is located at the top of a hill. So it’s little bit hard to climb up but when you reach there you can see a nice view of Pune city.

Parvati temple y羹ksek bir tepede olduu i癟in t覺rmanmas覺 biraz adam覺 yoruyor ama ulat覺覺n覺z zaman sizi g羹zel bir manzara bekliyor.

Temples are not so big but extremely colourful.

Burada tap覺naklar k羹癟羹k k羹癟羹k ama renkli renkli.

This is the hall of Parvati temple. People ring a bell here before entering the temple.

Parvati tap覺na覺n覺n meydan覺. Burada insanlar tap覺naa girmeden 癟an 癟al覺yorlar.

If Mumbai is the Istanbul of India. I think Pune must be Bursa version of India.

Mumbai i癟in Hindistan’覺n Istanbul’u diyorsak, Pune i癟in de Bursa diyebiliriz rahat rahat.

There is a place you can eat and rest just near the temple. I saw that place from the top of temple and decided to go down and have some drink. But when I go outside of temple. There was something bad waiting for me…

Tap覺na覺n tepesinde insanlar覺n yemek yedii bir bah癟e g繹rd羹m ve bir eyler i癟mek i癟in aa覺 inmeye karar verdim. Ancak tap覺naktan 癟覺kt覺覺mda tats覺z bir s羹rpriz beni bekliyordu.

My sneakers wasn’t there any more. Somebody stolen my sneakers. I have visited to many temples since Mumbai and nothing happened. I think somebody locked on me this time because I was alone. Because of that I end my saturday trip and go back to home with barefoot in the monsoon rains.

Ayakkab覺lar覺m yoktu! Tap覺naklarda gezerken ayakkab覺lar 癟覺kar覺l覺yor biliyorsunuz. Onca tap覺nak gezdim hi癟 bir sey olmam覺t覺 ama bu sefer beni yaln覺z g繹ren birileri hedefe kilitlenmi anla覺lan. Ben i癟erideyken ayakkab覺lar y羹r羹t羹lm羹. B繹ylece 癟覺plak ayakla Muson yamurlar覺n覺 yiye yiye emsiye olmadan eve d繹nd羹m t覺p覺 t覺p覺. Macera dolu bir cumartesi b繹ylece son buldu.


One meeting to another meeting

We went to make a meeting and a small photo shooting with Sudhir. While on the road, I took some new pictures on streets. Enjoy!

Ge癟en g羹n Sudhir’le bir toplant覺ya ve fotoraf 癟ekimine gittik. Yolda bo durmad覺m sizler i癟in Pune sokaklar覺ndan sahneler yakalad覺m.

Small dealers and markets are still popular in Pune. Actually people believe that they sell more fresh stuff. So they keep shopping from these places instead of huge shopping malls.

Bakkal, 癟akkal, manav, market bizde kalmamaya balad覺 ama burada halen olduk癟a pop羹ler. Insanlar b羹y羹k al覺veri merkezlerinden daha ucuza ve daha taze 羹r羹n bulabiliyorlarm覺.

Scenes from our meeting.

K羹癟羹k toplant覺m覺zdan sahneler.

After meeting we just entered a shop which was absolutely beautiful. It was full with huge and expensive Indian figures and sculptures with many different materials.

Toplant覺 癟覺k覺覺 bir d羹kkana girdik, girmez olayd覺k, param覺n yetmedii, yetse bile asla ta覺yamayaca覺m muhteem hint fig羹r ve heykelleri mekan覺 s羹sl羹yordu.

They look nice but they are not for a backpacker. I can’t carry these things all way long.

Tamam 癟ok ahaneler ama bir gezginin alabilecei eyler deil. Gittiim heryere bunlar覺 ta覺yacak aman k覺r覺lmas覺nlar diye uraacak halim yok.

If you have a plan to come India as a tourist and if you want to have some high quality Indian stuff and souvenirs. You should see this place.

Hindistan’a geleceim ama 繹le ucuz ucuz eyleri istemiyorum kaliteli g羹zel hediyelik eyalar falan ar覺yorum diyorsan覺z bu d羹kkana kesin gelin.