Only in India: ill-advised bodges from the subcontinent


23 Responses to “Only in India: ill-advised bodges from the subcontinent”

  1. What’s wrong with the first one? I’m missing it. The date? They go D-M-Y there.

  2. CLamb says:

    This is confusing.  It looks like the wrong end of the air conditioner is inside the house.  The end with vents on the side is the end for discharging heat which belongs outside–unless someone is trying to heat the house with it.  Are the pants there to channel the air flow or is someone trying to dry them after washing?

    • engadgetLove says:

       It is a ‘room cooler’ basically a big ass fan housed in chassis with a mesh of some kind of roots and there’s water flowing down all over the mesh and the fan throws in some of that inside the room.

      It cheaper and noisy compared to an AC but most south asian low middle class families use these. Including ppl in Pakistan and India.

      • LogrusZed says:

         Also called a “swamp cooler”, and as you point out they are cheaper than an AC unit. They are really common in huge form in places like Arizona because they work quite well in a dry climate. They dominate the roofs of buildings all over the desert there, and the noise isn’t much of a factor when they are on the roof.

    • Joshua Borgardt says:

      If that was the case wouldn’t the pants be sucked into the intake?

    • blueelm says:

      I thought what they were trying to do is route the cool air into each room more directly using the pant legs.

  3. mtdna says:

    Is it ironic that the site itself is such a kluge? Unless I’m missing something, there’s a total of 16 pictures.

  4. wizardru says:

    Is bodge a UK-phrase?  I can suss it’s meaning in context, but I’ve never heard it before.

  5. pjk says:

    there’s a great Venezuelan version of this too… … kinda helps to know Spanish, but not for all of it. some great examples of the Venezuelan sense of humor too, which is very sharp and self-deprecating. also, some of it just makes me sad.

  6. Robert says:

    I suppose if you don’t have gobs of disposable income and Home Depots on every corner…

  7. Shashwath T.R. says:

    Surprised they don’t have this one:

  8. snowmentality says:

     Hahaha. My first thought upon reading the post title and seeing the pants image was “This really doesn’t happen only in India … as proved by There I Fixed It.” Then I saw the mention of There I Fixed It, and was happy.

    Klugers of the world, unite!

  9. WinstonSmith2012 says:

    The pants as ducts thing is actually quite clever.

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