Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What's your sign?

I am almost afraid to ask. What is a leprosy BIBING hall?

Could they mean a sort of dining hall, as in, "imbibing"?

Seen near Tapoban, upper Rishikesh, UP.


Linda-Sama said...

I got your sign....


I'll take a chai with that snake....

Mridula said...

A Google leads to your blog as the first link, completely clueless about this!

John said...

Maybe the money for its construction was donated by a person named Bibing?

Sirensongs: Indologist At Large said...

@ Linda: ha, Does Chai come with that Snake? (it's an American joke);-)

Vikas Gupta said...

Methinks it is a room/hall for the study of the Bible! It is some spelling mistake which is not so uncommon in India/Indian subcontinent.

Urban dictionary says this about Bibling [http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bibling] but I don't think folks in Rishikesh mean this:
"also known as Drinking Alcohol, along with a phrase used with a physical gesture of manhood.

"Dude, look at Noah, he's bibling all over the place"

P.S.: Thank you for putting me in the hall of fame [cool people (links sidebar]). I have about every blog on my links page that I visit/read/subscribe too but I just realize that I had missed you! I am adding you in a minute! So thank you and sorry.

BTW, I was in Rishikesh recently (river rafting). I documented my trip (blog). And I have documented JNU Holi too and I even have a page on Firang Holi (http://jnuholi.wordpress.com).

Ciao! Namaste!

Blue Pencil India said...


Yet another time I tell myself I must put up my share of signs.

By the way, there's an error in one of the links: winnowed

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The Bananafish said...

SS, I finally got the "do fries come with that shake" reference; I knew I'd heard something like that somewhere, sometime...Ahh, the name is Funkadelic, baby.