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I am a simple Kannadiga following veganism, that cares about animal rights, pure vegetarianism, environment and health.
My other interest include ethics, public healthcare, public policies, innovation, science & technology, Kannada language and linguistic policies.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The inspirational "The Ugly Indian" movement


This is an attempt to introduce to you an inspirational movement called “The Ugly Indian” that started in our own Bengaluru.

In simple words, they try to transform filthy and unsanitary public places into something so beautiful that people who knowingly or innocently spoil such places don't feel like doing that anymore. Leading by example and several unique qualities, they are evolving into something really special. Staying anonymous and “Kaam Chaloo Muh Bandh” are some of their important qualities.

More about TUI

To know more about them, you can visit their website:

Their Facebook page is becoming extremely popular:

To fully understand their work, their youtube videos are very helpful:

-          I would highly recommend watching the transformation they did near Bishop Cotton premises in 2011. It’s a 18 part video, but I am confident that once you start watching the first one, you will not rest until you reach the end of 18th part. (With no problems in internet connection, this will take little over an hour to watch all 18 parts)

Here is the link for part 1:

-          If you are hard pressed for time, please watch this short video; this is a recent example where IBM employees became TUIs and transformed a stinking and filthy place into something … (see for yourself!)

To truly appreciate and admire their work, becoming one of the UI is the best way.

Simple and yet brilliant innovations for public good

TUIs have also come up with several innovative ideas, products, strategies for greater good of public (places). Following is just one example which has become a great success – Tere Bin


Finally, I would like to end with a message from TUI

Want to change the World?
Start with your own street


Ashoka Vardhana said...

start with your own street - ಸರಿಯಾದ ಮಾತು. ಬೇಕಾದರೆ ನಾನು ಇನ್ನೂ ಮುಂದುವರಿದು ಹೇಳುತ್ತೇನೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮನೆಯಿಂದ, ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕೆಲಸದ ಸ್ಥಳಗಳಿಂದ. ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ಕೃತಜ್ಞ.

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