Ever wondered what happened to all those LPs (record plates) that we used to cherish in the 1970s till the audio tapes took over -- well, in Chennai they are being turned into `drishtibommais,' the demon faces that ward off the evil eye. Here is a shop selling an assortment of drishtibommais. I picked one up and found that the unpainted side had that famous song `Rain drops keep fallin' on my head' from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. That doll is now hanging outside my house. But it is now Chennai summer and it will be sometime before rain drops fall on it.
The image below is `the real Sundance Kid' as seen on the Life cover. (PS: I thought I had posted this image earlier, but while browsing through the site I could not find it, so decided to do it again.)