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Monday, May 19, 2008

An Ice-cream seller

The photograph on the left shows an ice-cream seller and though most people may not find any thing special in the photo, for some of us it is indeed unique.

That's 'Zam Zam ice-cream' and the photograph is taken in Bundelkhand region of Central India, not in Lucknow or Hyderabad.

The name is written in Urdu script, which is striking. It is a rare sight these days to have Urdu script in shops, markets and households.

Earlier, I have posted similar photos like picture of Urdu nameplate on a Hindu household, but this photograph is different in the sense that it is taken in a region where there is hardly any conentration of Muslims.

And, unfortunately, Urdu has become a language of Muslims in this country.