Ever since I was told by my father of a possibly apocryphal angadi in Shimoga called Devare Gathi Stores, I have always been fascinated by the names of shops.
And, as if to quench my thirst, there's a lively debate going on in the British newspapers of such shop names, with letter-writers from both sides of the "pond" chipping in.
Here's a sampling:
10) Van Gough: van hiring company owned by Gough family
9) Has Beans: coffee shop
8) Tree Dimensions: landscape gardeners
7) Drain Brain: plumbing contractors
6) Lox, Stock & Bagel: Jewish restaurant
5) Cycle-logical: bike shop
4) Hound of the Basket Meals: mobile canteen
3) Fishcotheque: fish and chips shop
2) Agatha Crustie: bakery
But the top entry has to be a proposal to set up a school where i-Pods are used as teaching devices.
The name? Podshala, of course.
That still doesn't answer the headline of this post: Why couldn't the Sardar buy an Arrow shirt?
Answer: because each time he went to the store, the logo would point him to the next shop.
Seen/heard a good shop name? Tell us.