Friday, 21 July 2017

Shiva Leather & Jeans Tailors, Kathmandu

Did adopting the name of one of the major deities of Hinduism bring good fortune to this business?

Shiva
Leather & Jeans Tailors
Ladies & Jents
Manufacturers Whole Seller & Repairing

Location: Guan Kamdev Marg, Kathmandu

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Pashupati Paints, Kathmandu

Established in 1984, Pashupati Paints is now one of Nepal's leading brands of paint. Its advertisements can be seen everywhere across the country. The name was probably chosen for its good omen and because Nepalese people were already very familiar with the name: indeed Pashupati is one of the multiple names of the great God Shiva and the temple of Pashupatinath, just to the east of Kathmandu city centre, is one of the country's most sacred sites.

Pashupati Paint

Locatnion: Guna Kamdev Marg, Kathmandu

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ambe Cement, Kathmandu

The Ambe Group was founded in 1982 as a trading house importing into Nepal various goods from Hong Kong and Singapore. As the group expanded, it diversified its portfolio and in 2004 established Ambe Cement Pvt. Ltd.

अम्बे सिमेन्ट
[Ambe Cement]


Location: Pachali Marg, Kathmandu

HP Engine Oils, Kathmandu

The walls of this small petrol station near Teku Bridge, south of Kathmandu city centre, advertise two types of lubricants produced by Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.: HP Engine Oils and Milcy Turbo. HPCL is an Indian state-owned company created in 1974.





Location: Kalimati Marg, Kathmandu

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Volvo Lubricants, Kathmandu

Together with building materials, lubricants are some of the most frequent painted signs seen along Nepalese roads. This one, for Volvo Lubricants can be found near a major thoroughfare south of the city centre.

Volvo       Volvo

Location: Guna Kamdev Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal

Monday, 17 July 2017

Surya Agro, Kathmandu

If I am not mistaken, these painted signs show two bags of rice produced by Indian food and agricultural equipment company Surya Agro. The company was founded in 1992.




Location: Guna Kamdev Marg, Kathmandu

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Coca Cola, Kathmandu

This sign for one of the world's most popular (and utterly disgusting - for me anyway) sodas was painted above what looks like the niche of a shrine. If that is the case, this is a sad reflection of the world we're living in.

Coca-Cola

Location: Chikamugal, Kathmandu