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Dahi handi festival

I have a new ‘designer on the road’ tattoo :) The woman tattoo artist said that she has no permission to make a tattoo on a man so, my friend Swapnil said that he could do it for me :) and I was happy with my new tattoo. Thank you Swapnil!

Yeni bir d繹vmem daha oldu :) Asl覺nda d繹vmeci bir kad覺nd覺 ama erkeklere yapam覺yormu. Neyse ki dostum Swapnil o zaman ben yapar覺m dedi ve ite sonu癟. Teekk羹rler Swap!

Swapnil and I on his bike, just before I learn about my future. On the right you can see the fortune teller is reading my future life from my hand :) And Swapnil is translating it for me. That guy said that I can marry with a girl whose name starts with E or I and if I start my own business it will be very successful. He said I will work hard till 40′s but I will live like a king after that!

Swapnil ve ben motora atlad覺k ve falc覺ya gittik. Falc覺 ilgin癟 eyler anlatt覺. Mesela ismi “E” ya da “襤” ile balayan biri ile evlenebilirmiim. Eer bir i kurarsam bunda 癟ok baar覺l覺 baar覺l覺 olacakm覺覺m. 40 ya覺ma kadar s覺k覺 癟al覺acakm覺覺m ama sonra kral gibi yaayacakm覺覺m.

See me at the back dancing really bad around Busari Colony.

Busari Colony taraflar覺nda dans ederken g繹r羹lm羹羹m.

These pictures are from Dahi handi festival. People form a human pyramid to reach and break a pot which is tied very high that contains ‘curd’. This kid that you see on the right was the one who broke the pot.

Dahi handi festivalinden sahneler. Bu festivalde insanlar olduk癟a y羹ksee vin癟ler ya da apartmanlar yard覺m覺yla bir ip geriyorlar. Ortas覺nda bir 癟繹mler bal覺 oluyor ve herkes birbirlerine t覺rmanarak bu 癟繹mlei k覺r覺p i癟indeki yogurdu yemeye 癟al覺覺yorlar. Sada g繹rd羹羹n羹z 癟ocuk en tepeye 癟覺k覺p yogurdu yiyen kii oldu.

There were ‘Lavani’ dancers also…It is a Maharashtrian folk dance.

Maharashtra’n覺n geleneksel dans癟覺lar覺 ortam覺 enlendirdiler. Bu k覺zlar kapabal覺覺 toplama konusunda yetenekliler. :)

Everybody was dancing around in the streets during the festival.

Festival boyunca her sokakta dans eden ayr覺 bir grup g繹rmek m羹mk羹n.

My favorite Indian dancer :)

Favorim bu oldu. :)

Dinner in Sudhir’s

3 Turks and Anette went to Goa for a weekend. I didn’t join them because I will go to goa soon for working. Next day Sudhir Sharma invited us to his house for dinner.

3 Turk ve Anette haftasonunu Goa’da ge癟irdiler. Ben 繹n羹m羹zdeki hafta zaten Goa’ya ta覺naca覺m i癟in onlara kat覺lmad覺m. Geldiklerinde evde 繹f繹rleriyle fotoraflar覺n覺 癟ektim. Sonraki g羹n Sudhir Sharma bizi evine akam yemeine davet etti.

We didn’t use forks and spoons. We ate with hands just like Indians. Even the rice. Yes, even the rice.

Catal ka覺k kullanmak yerine hintliler gibi ellerimizle yedik, buna pilav da dahil. Evet, pilav da…

After dinner photo. We had our Tilaks by Sudhir’s sister Seema. Tilak is a kind of blessing from god. Usually the priest in temple does it to visitors. Then we watched “Kaun Banega Crorepati” all together. It is indian version of who wants to be a millionaire. We also tried to call the show for answerenig one question but we couldn’t. :)

Yemekten sonra toplu bir fotoraf 癟ekindik ve benim isteimle Sudhir’in k覺z kardei Seema, aln覺m覺za tilak denilen bu k覺rm覺z覺 boyalardan s羹rd羹. Tilak kad覺nlarda k覺sa bir daire eklindeyken erkeklerde daha uzun s羹r羹l羹yor. Yemekten sonra Kim 500 milyar ister yar覺mas覺n覺n Hint versiyonunu izledik hatta telefonla kat覺lmay覺 bile denedik. Beceremedik.

Shopping weekend

I bought a small piece of wood sculpture of god Ganesha from this shop.

Bu d羹kkandan k羹癟羹k ahap bir Ganesha heykeli ald覺m.

Then Anette wanted to look for some sari (Indian traditional woman dress)

Sonra Anette’e sari bakmaya gittik. Sari burada kad覺nlar覺n giydii geleneksel k覺yafetin ad覺.

First we searched for the right fabrics and colors.

Sari denilen ey t-shirt gibi haz覺r sat覺lm覺yor tabi, 繹nce kuma覺, renkleri falan se癟iyorsunuz.

A scene from the sari shop.

Kuma癟覺dan bir manzara.

Hangover

I remember this. We were in Hard rock again, drinking, dancing and all these stuff as usual.

Bu kareyi hat覺rl覺yorum. Gene Hard rock’a gitmitik, her zamanki gibi i癟iyorduk.

After dinner a guy came to our table with cowboy costume, he offered some tequila shots and we didn’t refuse. But we didn’t know that these were the most expensive tequila shots in the world :) Each shot costed us more than 300 rupees. I was quite dizzy but I still remember the price. OMG!

Yemekten sonra masam覺za kovboy kost羹ml羹 羹zerinde bardaklar as覺l覺 bir adam geldi bize tekila teklif etti. bizde eywallah karde dedik. D羹nyan覺n en pahal覺 tekilas覺n覺 i癟tiimizi bilmiyorduk. Her tekila bize 300 k羹s羹r rupi’ye m璽l oldu.

After paying that huge bill in Hard Rock we went out to find another place… I don’t know why we were running like maniac? Maybe an effect of that bill made us to run out of that place…

Hard Rock’dan 癟覺k覺p baka bir yere gitmeye karar verdik. Niye kouyorduk onu hi癟 hat覺rlam覺yorum.

I don’t really remember the name of this place. After we paid the entrance fee we had our free beers this is what I remember.

Buray覺 hat覺rlam覺yorum. Ad覺n覺 hat覺rlamad覺覺m bu mekana giri 羹cretliydi ama 羹cret kar覺l覺覺 bira bedavayd覺.

Look at how A癟elya looking at me and imagine how I really dance. :)

A癟elya’n覺n bana bak覺覺na dikkat edin. :)

G繹rkem is making our signature moves as always. Epic dance moves.

G繹rkem bu hareketleri benden 繹rendi ama beni ge癟ti diyebilirim. :)

Who are you? A癟elya? Where are you?

Kimsin sen? A癟elya? Neredesin?

Little bit of this little bit of that

When I eat in this kind of restaurants I miss home more… At right you can see the Pune view from one of our office windows.

T羹rkiye’yi en 癟ok bu t羹r lokantalarda yemek yerken 繹zl羹yorum. Sada ofis manzaras覺n覺 g繹rebilirsiniz.

Dear Designer on the road friends, your cards are on the road! By the way I have many Indian tattoo these days. 786 is a lucky number for many people here. especially Indian muslims believe on that. Interesting, isn’t it?

D羹nya’n覺n d繹rt bir yan覺nda yaayan Designer on the road dostlar覺, kartlar覺n覺z yola 癟覺kt覺 bile! Bu arada her yerim d繹vme oldu. 786 burada ansl覺 bir rakamm覺. Genelde de m羹sl羹manlar inan覺yormu Ne acayip deil mi?

A woman begging in the middle of the road. A man feeding a cat at the corner of the street.

Yolun ortas覺nda dilenen kad覺n g繹rd羹m ge癟en g羹n. Hemen ard覺ndan bu day覺 kar覺ma 癟覺kt覺.

Everything is good at Indi, We keep working and drinking as usual, after last rak覺 party, we finished two 70 cl bottles. Many of them liked the taste, all of them liked the design of bottle, now these bottles became an accessory for the office.

Indi’de her ey yolunda. I癟meye ve tasarlamaya devam ediyoruz. Son rak覺 partisinde harcanan iki 70′lik Yeni Rak覺 iesi ofiste dekor olarak kullan覺yor. Rak覺y覺 sevmeyenler oldu ama ienin tasar覺m覺 herkes taraf覺ndan 癟ok sevildi.

I tried to shoot some photos with Sudhir’s zoom objective. It really works, a specially for outdoor shootings. But it’s hard to carry. Not a good option for a backpacker.

Sudhir’den zoom objektifi 繹d羹n癟 al覺p biraz fotoraf av覺na 癟覺kt覺m, 繹zellikle d覺 mekan 癟ekimlerinde b羹y羹k esneklik, ger癟i boynunda bununla gezerken pek esnek olam覺yorsun :) O da ayr覺 konu.

Shriya Nagi and Anette are the only girl designers of Indi design.

Indi’de Anette ve Shriya d覺覺nda k覺z yok dostlar.

There are plates made from leaves in India. So you can use and throw it anywhere. It’s %100 natural :) Good design! And at right picture, you can see that rope tied to tree. Woman does this. The reason is awesome. If woman loves his husband. She does this to have same husband in her next life. So romantic isn’t it? I want to do the same thing for my wife in the future.

Hindistan’da tamamen yaprak kullan覺larak yap覺lan tabaklar var. Super tasar覺m. Kullan覺yorsun ve at覺yorsun, doaya zarar覺 da s覺f覺r. Sada g繹rd羹羹n羹z aa癟 ve dolanm覺 iplerin olay覺 ise bambaka. Burada kocalar覺n覺 seven ve memnun olan kad覺nlar, aa癟lara b繹yle metrelerce ip doluyorlar. Bunu yaparlarsa bir sonraki yaamlar覺nda da ayn覺 adamla evlenebileceklerini d羹羹n羹yorlar. Bence 癟ok romantik. Ben de yapmak istiyorum ilerde bunu. :)

Nobody said India is going to be easy. Left picture is our street’s pharmacy. This guy checks my weight sometimes. I am going good for now. At right, you see some of the medicines Can used in India when he was sick.

Kimse Hindistan kolay olacak demedi. Sol fotoraftaki abi bizim mahallenin eczac覺s覺, kendisi beni arada bir tart覺yor. Kilomu kontrol ediyor falan. Suana kadar iyi gittik. Sada Can’覺n bir ara hasta olunca kulland覺覺 ila癟lardan bir kuple g繹rebilirsiniz. Benzeri bende de var.

We went to a park with Swapnil, lots of green with a lake, many fishes inside and a temple in the middle of the lake. Nice place.

Swapnil’le bir parka gittik, Her zamanki gibi bolca yeillik bizleydi. Onun d覺覺nda i癟i bal覺k dolu bir g繹l, ve g繹l羹n ortas覺nda bulunan bir tap覺nak bana gene mistik anlar yaatt覺. Mistik anlar? Hadi bakal覺m.

Many people selling snacks and things to eat around the park. People love to eating these things or they throwing them to the fishes. Because of too much fish feeding lake becomes a little bit dirty. Just a little bit.

Sada solda bolca at覺t覺rmal覺k satan insanlar var. Park覺 gezerken bunlardan at覺t覺rmak elenceli ama 癟ou ey gibi bunlar da ac覺l覺 olabiliyor. Aman dikkat. Beenmezseniz bal覺klara atabilirsiniz. Ger癟i bu bal覺klar覺 insanlar fazla besliyor. Her eyi oraya atmaktan g繹l biraz kirlenmi. Biraz.

This is the temple in the middle of the lake.

G繹l羹n ortas覺ndaki tap覺nak bu ite.

At past many mysterious deads happened in this park. Because of that some people think that this place is cursed. Even bollywood cared for this and made a horror movie about this park.

Bu parkta bir ara bir s羹r羹 繹l羹m yaanm覺. Esrarengiz olaylardan sonra baz覺 insanlar buran覺n lanetli olduuna inanm覺lar. Hatta bu park覺n hikayelerini anlatan bir korku filmi bile 癟ekilmi.

In park I tried the ferris wheel which is working with power of two Indian guys. No engine. So it was interesting. This is the pictures from top. :)

Parkta iki Hintli adam覺n g羹c羹yle 癟al覺an d繹nme dolaba bindim. Acayip g羹vensiz bir aletti. San覺r覺m bu ehirde yapt覺覺m en tehlikeli ey bu olacak. :)

Adventures of Pune


Pune video! Finally uploaded. Enjoy your virtual pune trip including several clubs, festivals, belly dancers and magicians… :)

Sonunda Pune videosunu da y羹kleme ans覺m oldu. Sanal Pune turunuzun keyfini 癟覺kar覺n :) Burada internet 癟ok k繹t羹 olduu i癟in i癟erikte azalma oldu biraz fark覺nday覺m. Toplamaya 癟al覺aca覺m bir ekilde.

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 :)