so the news of "Brangelina" (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) and their recent descent upon our city has been all the rage lately. for the past week, both papers we subscribe to have featured pictures and stories and all the latest news on their front pages, which i personally am so grateful for because, honestly, how would i survive the day without knowing what they ate for dinner last night???


needless to say, i was a little alarmed this morning when all the north korea news took over the front page of both the Times and the Herald. i mean, i need my daily super star fix, folks! but, fortunately, i saw that the Times had just moved the latest story on the super couple down to the middle of the front page. it seems they took a rickshaw out around town and the Times had gotten an exclusive interview with the driver. the funny thing is that the driver didn't have a clue who was in his rickshaw until someone told him that this couple is as famous around the world as Amitabh Bachan is in India! (this may not be as funny for those of you not familiar with Bollywood...).


i think what's really funny about this picture is that the driver actually used the meter! (the "for hire" sign is upside down). even if he didn't know they were superstars, it's pretty amazing that he didn't quote them some outrageous price just because they're foreigners. guess it goes to show that there are some honest rickshaw drivers out there!

anyway, i'll be sure and keep you posted about any breaking news regarding their stay here in Pune, since i know i won't be escaping it anytime soon...

(disclaimer: just in case you're wondering, i'm being totally sarcastic throughout the bulk of this post...)

4 shout outs!:

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Maybe he just put the "for hire" sign down b/c he knew people were watching :) hahaha who knows :) I had someone tell me that as a photographer I should go down to Pune right now and try to take their picture so I could get 1,000 pounds - :) haha nice post - I enjoyed it :) especially the Amitabh Bachan part - hahaha Rockon!

julie said...

haha--i'm laughing out loud. you are too funny!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

hey, how come every time I come to your blog it asks me to install the chinese language package in order to view your page correctly? hmmm... :) you ROcK!

SouthAsiaRolls said...

What's a meter? Is that the decorative box hanging in the auto? Wow! Thanks for the info. ;)