"UTOs" India Local Custom Tip by Waxbag

India Local Customs: 347 reviews and 396 photos

Whenever you walk down any street in an Indian city you must be conscious of many things like rickshaws, cows, dung, holes in the sidewalk, beggars, and mounds on the ground that are actually people. I didn?t realize you had to watch out for UTOs. Unidentified Thrown Objects (UTOs) are thrown out of windows and doors of businesses, homes, and moving vehicles all the time. UTOs may consist of plastic, paper, leftovers from lunch, broken appliances, glass, metal, rags, just about anything. I?ve had some close calls with UTOs flying in front of my face or landing on my head. There is no organized garbage collection, or if there is I haven?t seen it. If something is of no use, chuck it out of the window. There?s no need to actually place the garbage outside the door avoiding the risk of actually hitting someone. Just throw it out there and hope for the best. Chalk it up to karma if you hit some old woman in the head with a banana peel. She must have done something in her previous life anyway to deserve it.

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Nov 17, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Home is Where You Hang Your Pack.”

Online Now

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 5 6 7

Have you been to India?

  Share Your Travels