Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Why Do Women Go to the Loo in Groups?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pujo Posterage

As observed on a lamp-post at Selimpur on Shostthi afternoon. Credits for discovery originally go to Sohini, Nilanjana and Sucheta.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

artistic toilet paper.

Seen in Dubai airport.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Swiss Loo

Apparently, bharotiyo loo technology does travel. Friend of mine took this photo in Geneva a week ago, and tremendously excited, emailed me at once.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Toilet paper and its various uses

Toilet paper can prove very useful at times. It is no hidden secret that a lot of people (including myself) use it as tissue paper sometimes and wipe our faces and other various body parts. It can also prove a useful writing surface. Les 120 journées de Sodome was written on toilet paper (photo of the mansucript above). In such cases, thick toilet paper proves a blessing.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Howrah Station

I must give a big thumbs-up to Howrah station maintenance workers for keeping the loo (both peeing and shitting, and for both men and women) in good condition. It's not perfect but considering the amount of traffic it handles, the loos near the food plaza are good.

On a similar note, Sealdah gets a big thumbs-down for having crappy crapping places.

The loo at 8B bus stand is to be avoided except by peeing men. The loos in the JU engineering buildings are far better. On that note, which are the best loos in the JU engineering areas?

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Friday, December 26, 2008

JUDE Loos for Women: Before and After

This is what the women's loo at JUDE, recently refurbished and never maintained after that, looked like when I attacked it on the 23rd of December with Harpic and a loo brush.

This is what it now looks like. However, four of the five cubicles have defects, the worst being the fourth from the door which is not draining, The second from the door also produces interesting fountain effects when flushed: stand well back. The first leaks into the pot, the third has a detached seat. For all of these I will write a letter of complaint to the Estate Maintenance office.

People have been pushing the limits of loo use by for eg puking in the basins and (I suspect) shoving stuff where it shouldn't go. I want people to monitor and report regularly on the state of this loo. We need to make sure the official cleaning staff are doing their job as well as users behaving properly.

To be fair to the cleaners, the loos hadn't been properly cleaned since they were made and were covered in a layer of cement waste, which captures dirt and isn't amenable to ordinary cleaning. There's still some of it left on the floor outside the cubicles, making the tiles gritty.

Now all cubicles have plastic mugs as of yesterday: I will be watching to see how long they take to get stolen. In the meantime, we need fun notices saying the following things. Our celebrated loo artists who last struck during the BA admissions could please come up with suitable artwork.

PLEASE DO NOT PUKE IN THE BASINS. Use the loos. They are there for both ends of you.
PLEASE THROW ALL SANITARY WASTE IN THE BIN BY THE DOOR. Loos will choke on them and drown you on the next flush.
PLEASE DO NOT WALK AWAY WITH THE MUGS. They cost Rs 12 each. If you are desperate we'll have a whip-round and buy you one.

OK, do me these in English and Bangla and we'll laminate them and put them up.

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