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10.000 people died in India!

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There is a big disaster happening in India. Flooding rain waters killed more than 10.000 people in 2 weeks. Many people are lost and still missing. Politicians doing nothing but stupid talks and it’s so annoying.Luckilyall my Indian friends are safe and I wish the best for the all India. Stay strong and keep in faith. Love you India!

Hindistan’da muson yamurlar覺yla ilgili bir ka癟 an覺m覺 konumalar覺mda hep anlatm覺覺md覺r. 襤te o ayn覺 muson yamuru bu y覺l yaratt覺覺 sellerle 2 haftada tam 10.000 kiiyi 繹ld羹rd羹. Binlerce insan kay覺p ve bulunam覺yor. Politikac覺lar anlams覺z ve bencil konumalar覺na devam ediyor ve elden bir ey gelmiyor. Halk kendi kendini kurtarmaya 癟al覺覺yor. Elim kolum bal覺 buradan bu olaylar覺 izleyip bir ey yapamamak da son derece can s覺k覺c覺. Yak覺n arkadalar覺m覺n tamam覺 g羹vende ve iyiler. Hepsi yaananlardan dolay覺 羹zg羹n ve politikac覺lara kar覺 繹fkeli. Konumalar覺mda aka yollu da olsa Hintlilerin 繹l羹ms羹z olduklar覺ndan da bahsederdim. 襤te imdi onu kan覺tlaman覺n vakti Hindistan…

Some interesting things in Indian cinema

In India, you see a scanned paper for a second before every advertising in cinemas. It’s also same for the movies it self. It’s a kind of paper to prove that they have taken permission to show that commercial or movie. That’s pretty interesting. Sometimes people clap hands or shout when something funny happens in the movies. It’s very entertaining. There is one more thing too. Sometimes India’s national anthem starts with a special video just before the movies. So everybody stands up in the cinema and waits till the end of national anthem.

Hint sinemas覺yla ilgili ilgin癟 bir ka癟 g繹zlemimi paylamak isterim. Sinemaya gittiinizde filmden 繹nce y羹z tane reklam d繹n羹yor. Bu reklamlar覺n her birinden 繹nce yukar覺da g繹rd羹羹n羹z taranm覺 ka覺t size 1-2 saniyeliine g繹steriliyor. Bu ka覺t reklam覺n orada oynat覺lmas覺 i癟in al覺nm覺 yasal bir izin belgesi. Ayn覺 ey film balamadan 繹nce filmler i癟in de yap覺l覺yor. Ayr覺ca filmde olan komik ya da ilgin癟 olaylara kar覺 seyirciler ba覺rarak ya da alk覺 tutarak tepki verebiliyor. Filmlerden 繹nce bazen milli mar 癟al覺yorlar. Eer bu olursa herkes ayaa kalk覺yor ve milli mara ayakta elik ediyor.

Beautiful Bollywood

Today I want to inform you about some modern examples of Bollywood movies. Bollywood cinema has it’s own spirit. Gives a different feeling than the Holywood cinema. There is no stupid political propoganda just like in movies of U.S.A. You know how often they do American propaganda in Hollywood movies and it looks very stupid! Indian cinema doesn’t do that. While Americans telling how big, great, good and hero people they are Indians showing how important to be a good person, how important friendship is. How important to help other people and enjoy your life. There is a lot to learn from Indian cinema. If you ask me it is even better than European movies. I advise to to watch these 3 movies firstly. You will learn a lot about Indian culture and why I love this country very much.

1) Zindagi na milegi dobara: This means You will not get this life again. I don’t want to tell much about the scenario but the only weird thing in this movie is: everything looks perfect in this film. Boys have muscular bodies. Girls looking beautiful, cars are expensive and houses are amazing. Very few percent of Indian population (Maybe %1) can live a life like that. So it’s a bit weird but it’s awesome. Trust me you will love that.

2) 3 idiots: This movie is one of my all time favorites. It’s a master piece. Skip the poster and watch the film. You will laugh a lot and cry minimum 5 times. If you watch this movie but never cry sorry but you are not human being. :)

3)Delhi belly: This is a good comedy movie with nice Indian production. Not good looking as Zindagi na milegi dobara but looks more Indian.

Bug羹n size en sevdiim 3 Hint filminden bahsedeceim. Hint sinemas覺 癟ok 繹zel. Ozellikle modern filmleri gayet baar覺l覺 ve elenceli. Aksiyon ya da bilim kurgu filmi izleyecekseniz Hintliler sizi sadece g羹ld羹r羹r ancak diger katagorilerde olduk癟a baar覺l覺lar. Mesela Amerikan filmleri devaml覺 Amerikan覺n ne kadar harika ve insana deer veren (!) bir 羹lke olduunu, Amerikal覺lar覺n ne kadar s羹per insanlar olduklar覺n覺 anlatmaya 癟al覺覺rken Hint sinemas覺 sadece kiisel mesajlar verir. Politik propaganda yerine iyi insan olman覺n ne kadar 繹nemli olduu, arkadal覺覺n, sevginin, iyiliin ne kadar harika olduu vurgulan覺r. Eer yukar覺daki 3 filmi izlerseniz hem Hindistan hakk覺nda 癟ok bilgi edinirsiniz hem de benim bu 羹lkeyi neden bu kadar sevdiimi anlam覺 olursunuz.

1) Zindagi na milegi dobara: Bu hayata bir daha sahip olamayaca覺z anlam覺na gelen bu c羹mle film ismi olarak biraz uzun olabilir. Zaten filmin kendisi de uzun. Ancak muhteem bir yap覺m. Filmin i癟eriini 癟ok anlatmak istemiyorum ancak bu filmle ilgili tek acayip ey herkesin ve her eyin s羹per g繹r羹nmesi. Adamlar覺n hepsi vucut癟u k覺zlarsa manken gibi, arabalar son model evlerse s羹per l羹ks. Hindistan’da bu ekilde bir hayat s羹ren insan say覺s覺 n羹fusa oranlarsak %1 faland覺r. Ama olsun. S羹per film.

2) 3 Idiots: En sevdiim filmler listeme ani bir dal覺 yapan bu filmi izleyin hatta herkese izlettirin. Fazlaca g羹lecek ve en az 3-5 kez al覺ycaks覺n覺z. Alamazsan覺z insan deilsiniz demektir. O derece. :)

3) Delhi belly: Delhi’de ge癟en bu komedi filmi Zindagi kadar iyi g繹r羹nmese de daha Hintli ve ger癟ek癟i bir yap覺s覺 var diyebiliriz. Bol kahkaha garantilidir.
Iyi seyirler.

T-shirts on the road

I got some news from Mumbai. My friend Nachiket from DFO told me that, my t-shirt designs for organic textile company Morarka start producing. Here is the first examples. They are happy with the t-shirts so am I. Nachiket will send me some of my favorites and who knows maybe I wear my own t-shirt designs on my road. :)

Mumbai’den ald覺覺m son haber aylar 繹nce organik bir tekstil irketi olan Morarka i癟in tasarlad覺覺m覺z desenlerin 羹retiliyor olduu. Nachiket bana ilk 繹rnekleri g繹nderdi. Bi kere bu t-shirtler neden bu kadar b羹y羹k onu anlamad覺m. Bana 癟ocuklar giyecek dendi bunlar baya g羹re癟i boyu gibi. :) Ikincisi desenleri biraz b羹y羹k kullanm覺lar bence. Daha kibar yapsalarm覺 keke. Neyse Nachiket bana beendiklerimden g繹nderecekmi belki yolda giyerim :)

What India thinks about Designer on the road?

There are many good things about designer on the road project for me, seeing different countries, cultures, eating different foods, learning many things, working in different companies, agencies, working for interesting brands and all. But if you ask me, best thing about designer on the road project is definitely meeting with these awesome people around the world.

Designer on the road projesinin benim i癟in bir 癟ok g羹zel yan覺 var. Farkl覺 羹lkeler ve k羹lt羹rler tan覺mak, deiik yemekler tatmak, tonla bilgi edinmek, deiik ajanslar ve tasar覺m ofislerinde 癟al覺mak, ilgin癟 markalar i癟in i 羹retmek, farkl覺 disiplinleri denemek ve bunun gibi y羹zlercesi daha… Ama en iyisi nedir derseniz, d羹nyan覺n 癟eitli yerlerinden s羹per insanlar tan覺mak derim. Iste onlardan baz覺lar覺.

Some works from DFO

We made some t-shirt designs, patterns for bed sheets and night wear clothes in DFO. Client is an organic textile company and asked for some designs for children, teenage and mature also. It was a new era for me cause I never been in textile things till today. I think that is the best part of this journey. Doing things you never done before, seeing things you never seen before and working with clients and new people you never worked before. You can see some of the t-shirts we have done for the client here. I know it’s hard to see them in this picture but it’s hard to upload them all also. You can also see the label design for these t-shirts at the right bottom corner of picture.

DFO’da reklam kafas覺ndan biraz uzakla覺p tekstile y繹neldim diyebilirim. Organik tekstil malzemeleri 羹reten bir irket i癟in t-shirt tasar覺mlar覺, yatak 癟araflar覺 ve pijama tak覺mlar覺 gibi tasar覺mlar 羹zerinde 癟al覺t覺k. San覺r覺m bu yolculuun en g羹zel taraf覺 da bu. Daha 繹nce yapmad覺覺m ileri yapmak, daha 繹nce 癟al覺mad覺覺n insanlarla daha 繹nce 癟al覺mad覺覺n m羹terilere i 羹retmek. T羹m ileri buraya koymaya kalt覺覺mda ba覺ndan kalkam覺yorum ama t-shirtlerden bir k覺sm覺n覺 yukar覺da g繹rmeniz m羹mk羹n. Yolun sonunda haz覺rlayaca覺m kitapta bunlar覺 daha rahat, b羹y羹k b羹y羹k kullanma imkan覺m olacak. Sa alt k繹ede ise t-shirtler i癟in haz覺rlad覺覺m etiket tasar覺m覺 var.

Bind my book is an in house project which we found in DFO. We developed the idea and started to work on that. It’s a custom notebook brand. People can create their own notebooks for their needs from the website. (not ready yet) You can decide on size, you can upload a picture for cover, you can draw and save pictures online for cover, you can decide what kind of pages you want inside and how many pages you need for each of them. Also you can choose your interests and there will be special pages inside your book. if you click on games or movies, you can have some pages which shows the release dates of upcoming games and movies or you can click on travel section and pick some countries. Then there will be some pages which includes the maps of the cities you selected and top 10 things to do list for each city you have picked. All events will be pinned in the maps. These notebooks will be in touch with social media platforms. With a facebook application you can even make a page for top 20 friends, you can see their birthdays already printed on your book, or you can even make a my favorite photos page. Then we will print and send you your special custom notebook. We are still working on the logo but my favorite is the one which you can see in first picture.

Bind my book bizim DFO’da kendi yaratt覺覺m覺z bir proje. Bu bir 癟eit kiisel defter yaratma sitesi ve insanlar bu siteye girip kendi ihtiya癟lar覺na g繹re kendi defterlerini tasarlayabiliyorlar. Boyut, sayfa say覺s覺 ve ka癟 sayfa bo, ka癟 sayfa 癟izgili, ka癟 sayfa kareli, ka癟 sayfa yap覺kanl覺, ka癟 sayfa y覺rtma癟l覺 gibi her eyi se癟meniz m羹mk羹n ama hepsi bu deil. Site 羹zerinden resim 癟izerek kendi kapa覺n覺z覺 tasarlayabilir, dilediiniz fotoraf覺 y羹kleyerek kendi kapa覺n覺za karar verebilirsiniz. Facebook eklentisi sayesinde facebook bilgilerinizi otomatik olarak kitaba aktarabilir, en sevdiiiniz 20 arkada覺n覺z覺n fotoraflar覺n覺 ve doum g羹nlerini kitab覺n覺zda g繹rebilirsiniz. Ya da en sevdiiniz fotoraflar覺n覺zdan oluan sayfalar oluturabililirsiniz. Ilgi alanlar覺n覺z覺 se癟erek bunlara y繹nelik ek sayfalar talep etmek de elinizde. Ornegin film se癟eneini iaretleyerek o y覺l i癟inde vizyona girecek filmleri, tarihleri ve bilgileriyle g繹rebilmeniz m羹mk羹n olacak. Seyahat edecekseniz gideceiniz ehirleri siteden se癟meniz yeterli. Se癟tiiniz ehirlerin haritalar覺, k羹lt羹rle ilgili k覺sa bir bilgi ve o ehirlerde yapman覺z gereken en 繹nemli 10 ey, haritalarda yerleri iaretlenmi bir bi癟imde defterinizde sizi bekliyor olacak. DFO’da kalan son 2 g羹n羹mde ortaya 癟覺kan bu proje i癟in halen logo 羹zerinde 癟al覺覺yoruz. Ancak benim favorim birinci fotoraftaki.

National park – the mother of all parks

We can say mother of all parks for National park of Mumbai. It’s acually a jungle with monkey and many various animals inside. You can join to safari tours to see some tigers or you can visit some historical caves it’s all up to you. It’s a never ending huge place.

T羹m parklar覺 gezdim ama ben b繹yle park g繹rmedim yoldalar. Buras覺 National park ve inan覺lmaz b羹y羹k bir park. Hatta park yerine asl覺nda i癟ine yol yap覺lm覺 (yol demeye bin ahit laz覺m) balta girmemi orman diyebiliriz. Git git bitmeyen bu mekan ayn覺 zamanda hayvanlardan ar覺nd覺r覺lm覺 da deil. Kaplanlar覺 g繹rmek i癟in safariye katilabilir ya da yukarlara t覺rman覺p eski maaralar覺 kefedebilirsiniz. Park覺n dier bir 繹zellii de 癟iftlerin buraya sevimeye gelmesi. Tabii polis yakalarsa 1 gece hapiste kalan bu 癟iftlerden mekanda fazlaca g繹rd羹k. Anla覺lan kimsenin korkusu yok.

While I was climbing to the caves some monkeys joined me and we made a small tracking session together.

Maaralara t覺rman覺rken bir grup maymun bize kat覺ld覺 ve beraber yukar覺 doru k羹癟羹k bir y羹r羹y羹 ger癟ekletirdik.

After climbing I discovered some caves which look like some places from Uncharted or Tomb raider video games.

T覺rman覺 sonunda Uncharted ya da Tomb raider oyunlar覺ndan f覺rlam覺 bir ka癟 mekan kefettim.

Some scenes from caves…

Maaralardan g繹r羹nt羹ler…

The view from the top was insane. Pure beauty and peace, sounds of waterfalls and soft wind of jungle, fresh air. It was epic!

Yukardan parka bakmak muhteemdi. Huzur, elale sesleri, orman覺n esintisi ve temiz hava. Muhteemdi!

Some crazy guys sitting under the waterfall :)

Selale alt覺nda konulanm覺 bir tak覺m 癟覺lg覺n gen癟ler g繹rd羹k :) Fotoraflar覺n覺 癟ektiimi g繹r羹nce bana el sallad覺lar.

Designer on the bed

I was not feeling well and felt the need to go to a doctor, just to make sure that there was nothing seriously wrong with my health and ‘the designer stays on the road’:-). Unfortunately it was a Sunday and most of the doctors have their weekly off. I asked Nachiket and he said that we could go to his family doctor’s residence since the doctor was his dad’s childhood friend. We immediately called up the doctor and me along with Nachiket and his Dad were there at his beautiful residence. He checked me up and gave me some medicines and then we had a good conversation about Turkey and I also learnt that doctor was a avid traveller, he loved reading about and visiting new places. Luckily I was carrying a Devil’s Eye with me and I thought it will be appropriate to gift him one in order to show my gratitude towards the wonderful way he treated me. Thanks Doc ! I will never forget you and your beautiful house.

Ge癟en g羹n kendimi hasta hissettim ve bir doktora g繹r羹nmek istedim. Pazar g羹n羹 doktor bulmak zor olduu i癟in Nachiket’in babas覺 aile doktorunu arayarak ii 癟繹zd羹. Doktora, param olmad覺g覺n覺 ve paras覺z d羹nyay覺 dolamaya 癟al覺an bir tasar覺mc覺 olduumdan bahsettim. Hikayem olduk癟a ilgisini 癟ekti. Cebimden nazar boncuklu bir duvar s羹s羹 癟覺kard覺m ve bu senin ofisini k繹t羹l羹klerden ve k覺skan癟 bak覺lardan koruyacak dedim :) Para yerine muayene 羹creti olarak bunu kabul eden doktorum, seni ve mekan覺n覺 癟ok sevdim. Ila癟lar i癟in de ekstra teekk羹rler. Ho癟akal.

Some more places and things

Because of monsoon rains the streets are so slippery sometimes. Some days ago I just felt down and hit my butt. While flying in mid air some security guys saw me and next day the street was covered with these white things to avoid any other flights. Thanks to them. :) You can see some local Mumbai women on the right picture.

Yuvarlak i癟indeki k覺s覺m benim ge癟en g羹n kay覺p popo 羹st羹 d羹t羹羹m yer. Bu sokaklar bazen Muson yamurlar覺 nedeniyle fazla kaygan olabiliyor. Benim havada att覺覺m parandeleri g繹ren g羹venlik g繹revlileri ertesi g羹n b羹t羹n soka覺 beyaz beyaz bir eyler s羹rerek kaymaz hale getirdiler. Kendilerine teekk羹rlerimi sunuyorum. Sada ise lokal hintli kad覺nlar覺 g繹rebilirsiniz.

There are many parks to see in Powaii and I liked to discover them. They are peaceful and enjoyable places to hang around.

Powai’nin parklar覺 gez gez bitmez karde. Her yerden yeil ak覺yor buralarda. G羹zel ama, huzurlu, elenceli.

I decided to try every possible dangerous and crazy thing for each city I visit. So for Mumbai everybody had the same opinion that local trains are the most dangerous things to try in this city. Then I took a ride. It was sunday and because of that it was pretty ok. But in other days of the week, these trains are very crowded that people actually hanging out of trains and some people climbing top of the wagons just to have some space to travel. And they jump from train to train while these two trains are still on the move. They can do that because all the doors are opened while on move. There are no air conditioner inside. Only some fans at top. Photos are bad because we took them with mobile phone. Taking photos are actually forbidden because of terrorism.

Her gittiim yerde yapabileceim en 癟覺lg覺nca eyleri yapmaya karar verdim. Hem de s覺rf sizleri elendirebilmek i癟in :) Nachiket’e bu ehirde en tehlikeli ve 癟覺lg覺nca denilebilecek ey nedir diye sordum. Roller coaster var m覺? Bungee jumping falan yapabilir miyim derken bana lokal trenler bu ehirin en tehlikeli eyidir dedi. Ben de denemeye karar verdim. Bu trenler o kadar kalabal覺k oluyor ki insanlar tavanlara t覺rman覺p oturuyorlar. Ve tren deitirecekleri zaman s覺rf yer 繹nceden oturacak yer bulabilmek i癟in hareket halindeki trenden dier binecekleri trene atl覺yorlar. Bunu nas覺l yap覺yorlar derseniz kap覺lar a癟覺k zaten. Son s羹rat t羹m kap覺lar a癟覺k ekilde hareket ediyor bu trenler. Klima yok. Sadece tavanlara yerletirilmi vantilat繹rler var. Ben bindiimde g羹nlerden Pazar’d覺. O y羹zden o kalabal覺覺 yaayamad覺m. Ama kap覺dan sark覺narak Mumbai trenlerinde yolculuk etme ans覺m olmu oldu. Gayet elenceliydi. :) Fotoraflar cep telefonundan 癟ekildii i癟in olduk癟a kalitesiz. Asl覺nda fotoraf 癟ekmemiz bile yasakt覺. Ter繹rizm nedeniyle cep telefonu 癟ok sorun olmasa da b羹y羹k SLR makinalara izin yok.

Since Shreya is in Jaipur I jumped to Nachiket’s house to stay.

Shreya, Jaipur’a ge癟tii i癟in ben de Nachiket’in evine ta覺nd覺m.

Some scenes from Nachiket’s house.

Nachiket’in evinden kareler.

View from the house…

Evin manzaras覺…

Gandhi family was my first Indian family experience and these people are very kind and warm. Father is an engineer and mother is a housewife who was a textile designer before. They helped me for all my problems and things. Special thanks and best regards to Gandhi family.

Gandhi ailesi Hindistan’da ilk aile deneyimim oldu. Bu insanlar ger癟ekten 癟ok sevimli ve s覺cak kanl覺lar. Baba m羹hendis, anne eski bir tekstil desinat繹r羹 ancak u an ev han覺m覺.T羹m dertlerimle sorunlar覺mla s羹per ilgilendikleri i癟in onlar覺 kucakl覺yor sevgilerimi sunuyorum.

And this is the outside of building. By the way Newspapers are mostly in English in India. But you can also find some in Hindi. News are published with less images and more text comparing the Turkish ones.

Bu da binan覺n d覺tan g繹r羹n羹m羹. Bu arada Hindistan’da gazeteler genelde Ingilizce ancak Hin癟e gazeteler bulmak da m羹mk羹n. Haberler T羹rkiyeye’ye g繹re daha 癟ok yaz覺 ve daha az g繹rsel i癟eriyor.

Next day I opened my I eyes and I was in a new place. For a second I felt the same “where the hell I am?” feeling again. You can see the garden of building on the right.

Ertesi g羹n g繹zlerimi a癟t覺覺mda gene baka bir tavan g繹rd羹m ve bir ka癟 saniyeliine de olsa gene o “ben neredeyim?” duygusunu yaad覺m. :) Sa fotorafta binan覺n bah癟esini g繹rebilirsiniz.

Last days in Mumbai

I just made a poster for DFO to thanks for them. They were just super fine and nice and kind to me :) So I wanted them to remember me always with this poster in the office. We just printed a mid-size copy for now. But a print centre is preparing a huge vinyl one nowadays. I will be happy to know that, our poster will be in DFO walls always as a prove of our friendship.

Son g羹nlerimde DFO i癟in 癟akt覺rmadanbir poster yapt覺m. :) Shreya ve Nachiket bana kar覺 s羹per iyilerdi ve onlar i癟in de g羹zel bir s羹rpriz olmu oldu. Herkes 癟ok sevdi, 癟ok sevindi. Simdilik orta boy bir 癟覺kt覺 alsak da bask覺 merkezinde dev bir vinil kopyas覺 haz覺rlan覺yor. Bu posterin her zaman DFO duvarlar覺n覺 s羹sleyeceini bilmek beni 癟ok mutlu ediyor.

After I saved the poster file. I just get one of my 35cl bottles and go up to the terrace. My plan was having a glass of rak覺 while thinking about my last 3 weeks in Mumbai and dreaming about upcoming days. But it couldn’t happen because of my friends just came after me in 25 seconds and ask for rak覺 :) I said welcome!

Poster iini 癟繹z羹nce 35′liklerden birini kap覺p yukar覺, terasa 癟覺kt覺m. Bir duble eliinde buradaki 3 haftam覺 繹yle kafada bir izlemek ve gelecek yeni maceralar hakk覺nda d羹羹ncelere dalmakt覺 hayalim. Lakin olmad覺. 20-25 saniye i癟inde bizimkiler de damlad覺lar terasa rak覺 isteriz diyerek. Helal dedim, ne diyim?