Funny Signs and Notices from Gujarat

1.In an Ahmedabad HotelIs forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person to do such thing is please not to read this notice.2.In a Baroda hotel elevatorThe lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.3.In a Surat hotel lobbyPlease leave your values at the front desk.4. In a hotel in JamnagarVisitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.5.In a Ahmedabad hotel near Gujarat … [Read more...]

Alang, largest global ship breaking center – a boon or a curse?

Half of all the ships dismantled and broken down at the end of life in the world end up in Alang, Gujarat in Gulf of Khambhat.  Alang is 50 kms south east of Bhavnagar.Until the late 1990s, ship breaking was primarily centered around the developed world, but with growing costs in the West and low labor cost arbitrage in some developing countries along with less restrictive laws made it profitable to move the ship breaking work here.  However, the ecology and the environment of these areas, s … [Read more...]


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