1. Esha Chakraborty
    February 2, 2019 @ 6:12 am

    Trust you to come up something like this… Fab!


  2. Pr@Gun
    February 2, 2019 @ 6:22 am

    Wow Maheshwaran, This is a wonder museum. You are very right when u say it’s tecchie century still many have no access to toilets. From toilet ek prem katha to campaigns, museums and now ur post…. may all make people more aware and more innovative. And yes #xploreBharat is not just campaign we surely wanna spread the positive thoughts along with it.


    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      February 2, 2019 @ 8:13 am

      Yes, we are not yet there. We have a lot to do before its complete. Let us do our share to make it happen.


  3. Aditi Kapur
    February 2, 2019 @ 6:28 am

    India from a different perspective- yes we need to change the way we are seen to the world.
    Nice post:)


  4. Anupriya
    February 2, 2019 @ 6:42 am

    I am amazed that how come, never before today I was unaware of such a museum. It was a very thought provoking write up. I specially liked the idea about you instigating young engineers towards motivation in the area of hygiene.


    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      February 2, 2019 @ 8:15 am

      Thank you Anupriya! To be frank, I too had no idea that we had such an initiative until, I boarded that flight!!!


  5. Vijayalakshmi
    February 2, 2019 @ 6:50 am

    Really a different side of Delhi! Great post!


  6. Sitharaam Jayakumar
    February 2, 2019 @ 7:25 am

    Well, I loved reading Pragun’s introductory post to the Wagah border but your asking us how is the josh sadly reminds me of the tag line #Howisthejobs. And as far as Swatch Bharath Abhiyaan is concerned I am afraid I do not share your enthusiasm about it. It has only served this regime’s aim of collecting taxes using funny names like Swatch Bharat Cess. Sorry for my political comments but you have mentioned stuff like why things have not been done for decades which compels me to mention these things. But I really appreciate your bringing us this wonderful piece on the toilet museum. I never knew such a museum existed. Your article is very detailed and brings us some excellent insights. Thanks for a great article. Kudos!


    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      February 2, 2019 @ 8:48 am

      Jai, we all write on what we see, hear and on our opinions. And opinions are not formed overnight.

      So, I wrote above from my personal experience witnessing the way my own town (rather village) and surrounding villages changed in past few years. It is quite possible that you have not yet experienced it, and visualizing only the funny names of taxes and cess.

      May be you are right because, you have not visualized it yet yourself. But that does not mean no one have in this vast country. It is also quite possible that the changes could have happened even without any campaign but these campaigns are like catalyst to make it happen at a much faster rate. And that is what reflected in my 70 years comment.

      If there is another campaign for eradicating manual scavenging, I would support that too. Unfortunately, in this country with so much population, awareness has to be created by continuous efforts.

      No need to be sorry. You are entitled for your opinion and I respect it.

      Thanks for reading and passing your honest comments in here.!


      • Sitharaam Jayakumar
        February 2, 2019 @ 9:44 am

        I still disagree. There may be a few places that are cleaner. I am living in this country for 53 years and I have been to several places since this Swatch Bharat Abhiyan was started and 99% of the places are as dirty as they always were. The results achieved are not commensurate with the hype created by media and the government about this campaign. And I simply do not see how levying a tax based on something like cleanliness is justified. Hygiene is an attitude of the mind be it personal or public. Even for building good public toilets I do not believe it is correct to levy a tax. But yes perceptions as you say and are based on what one observes and you are entitled to your opinion. Let us simply agree to disagree.


        • Maheshwaran Jothi
          February 2, 2019 @ 9:53 am

          Of course you can. The number of “I” in your comment confirms my earlier comment – You have not visualized it yet.


          • Sitharaam Jayakumar
            February 2, 2019 @ 10:11 am

            For your information I use the word ‘I’ because I am referring to myself. If you believe that your opinion counts as that of the whole country that is your prerogative. ‘I’ will definitely not say anything against it. And as far as visualizing it FYI I travel widely in my job and I have been around.

          • Maheshwaran Jothi
            February 2, 2019 @ 10:36 am

            I do not want to make it you vs me vs others. I never meant and will never do so to say you did not travel around. But even in travels, its not that always we see every aspect of a country.

            To give an example, when we use to travel to various countries on job, in most times it would be a great hotel with great surrounding. Always felt they are excellent. Until one day I started to live for months. That is when we see the real world.

            So, its not just travelling that matters. But it is also which part and how long we traveled to see change. Again, I do not want to say you did not. And I mentioned it from my experience with my village.

            In any change that happens +ve or -ve, there could be 3 different people. One who sees the change, one do not and one who do not want to. I am saying above because I have seen the change. But I will never vouch that entire country have seen the change. It is quite possible, it has not as per others expectation.

            At the same time, since I have not seen most of northern place in India, I cannot even say it has not bought any change.

            Its for the country to say that.

        • Sitharaam Jayakumar
          February 2, 2019 @ 10:53 am

          What you are saying boils down to the thing I mentioned earlier. I simply do not agree with your assertion for the reasons I have mentioned and I feel they are valid reasons. That is my opinion. You or for that matter, a number of people may not agree with me. Similarly a number of people may not agree with you. We really cannot take an opinion poll on this. 😁😁 So let us put the matter to rest by simply agreeing to disagree.


      • Sitharaam Jayakumar
        February 2, 2019 @ 9:51 am

        And catalysts have to be used to bring about a change in attitude, not for collecting money from people. As I said let us agree to disagree.


  7. saba ladha
    February 2, 2019 @ 7:52 am

    Wow! What a unique and interesting way to write mahesh. I really liked the idea in which you penned down these places from Delhi, something interesting to read. And I must say, that toilet museum left me curious. Now, if I visit DELHI, I’m going to visit these places.


    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      February 2, 2019 @ 9:03 am

      Ah, You planned to visit the museum? Now, that’s an excellent compliment for me!!. Thanks.


  8. Maheshwaran Jothi
    February 2, 2019 @ 8:16 am

    Glad you liked it. Thanks for reading.


  9. Jayanthi Manikandan
    February 2, 2019 @ 9:11 am

    Nice and different take on Delhi, Mahesh! Yes, I had heard about the toilet museum some other time too – but hadn’t paid much attention to it, till now… Thanks for the great post..yes, India is big, vast,poor country and much needs to be done in the area of cleanliness..


  10. Suhasini
    February 2, 2019 @ 10:37 am

    Very nice take on the offbeat locations…We just loved it and sharing across even in whatsapp


    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      February 2, 2019 @ 4:32 pm

      Wow, wishing it to be viral on WhatsApp and reach me back πŸ™‚


  11. Supriya
    February 2, 2019 @ 12:36 pm

    What an amazing write-up, neat and detailed. I never knew there is such kind of museum. Thanks for letting us know.


    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      February 2, 2019 @ 4:31 pm

      I should agree, there are plenty of gems hidden deep inside this vast country!!!


  12. Maya Bhat
    February 2, 2019 @ 1:49 pm

    Indians are poor because they can’t afford iphone !!! Ha ha seems like the influencer was drunk while saying that. As you said, every country (no matter they call it developed or developing) has it’s own issues. It is just that how much they show it to the other world. Western media is doesn’t have that level of freedom like ours’. Hence their news come out scripted.


  13. Pragnya Mishra
    February 2, 2019 @ 3:14 pm

    Delhi is filled with history and culture. I was expecting some hidden gem of Delhi to be unrevealed by you, Maheshwaran. And you totally nailed it. I have heard about the museum earlier and totally loved how you showcased it here in the exploring train.


  14. Sudip Saha
    February 2, 2019 @ 5:25 pm

    Toilet Museum ?? Hearing it for the first time. Would love to visit it when I visit Delhi. Cleanliness is next Godliness. Glad that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan is making a difference in our lives.


  15. Rajesh N khadkikar
    February 2, 2019 @ 7:21 pm

    Beautifully written post , the toilet museum , it’s totally new for me, and yes buggers are everywhere, they called them “homeless” , very nice post


  16. Sonia Chatterjee
    February 3, 2019 @ 7:54 am

    Been in Delhi for two years, so I have been to all the historic places but the toilet museum definitely is a new and unique addition to the capital. Well written.


  17. Rohan Kachalia
    February 3, 2019 @ 8:01 am

    I didn’t know about the toilet museum at all. Thanks for writing about it.


  18. Preeti
    February 3, 2019 @ 2:40 pm

    What a unique post, Mahesh!!! I had heard about this Museum from my relatives but I have to visit it yet.

    I also liked your thoughts behind putting this Museum of Toilets as one of the must-see places in Delhi. India has been burdened by these images of being poor and dirty for a very long time. It is high time that we come out with the image of a NEW INDIA for the world to see. Your shout out to all young minds for thinking towards hygiene of the nation is commendable.

    Thank you for taking us through some new places to visit in Delhi.


  19. writenlive
    February 3, 2019 @ 4:33 pm

    Showcasing a unique museum in Delhi is a very interesting way to take us on this #XploreBharat tour. I am glad that it was featured in an international inflight magazine. While I don’t think that India should always look to the West for validation, it is still important to have a good image abroad.


  20. Sanjota Purohit
    February 3, 2019 @ 8:33 pm

    #Xplorebharat is really giving me awesome posts & places to explore. Like many others commented here, first time I heard about the Toilet Museum. Thanks for the well-detailed presentation. For every problem in our country, the main reason is Population. May it be unemployment or cleanliness or corruption or following rules etc. But I can say we Indians are slowly accepting and obeying rules. People are picking up the trash from roads. Swach Bharat was one big event/Abhiyana and it shouldn’t be stopped. Glad you came up with this topic in our Blog train which enlightens on many things.


  21. Anagha Yatin
    February 4, 2019 @ 5:28 am

    Toilet museum is a news for me. Next time when I will be visiting Delhi, it would include a must visit to this place.
    Thanks for sharing.


  22. Anshu Bhojnagarwala
    February 5, 2019 @ 11:43 am

    Oh wow.. That’s an excellent post. I didn’t know about the toilet museum nor about the facts on toilets. Queen Victoria s gilded toilet.. Oh god I would be so scared to use it. Lol


  23. Vartika Gakhar
    February 6, 2019 @ 11:35 am

    Delhi, my second home as I call it as I am married to a Delhi based family. I thought I have explored the entire city over these years but you proved me wrong. I have never heard about this museum and don’t think even my family knows that it exists. Excellent post and very thoughtful of you to share this and write on this topic.


  24. Prerna wahi
    February 6, 2019 @ 2:23 pm

    I am a true Delhi-ite and my heart lies there, so it was disappointing that I could not pick writing about it. But when I read your piece I was pleasantly surprised. You brought out an aspect of Delhi that I have not even heard of, let alone visited.

    The museum sounds unique and I love the way you have tied it up with the campaign to keep our country clean. Let’s contribute in our own little ways and hope for a cleaner India. Jai hind!


  25. ujjwal mishra
    February 7, 2019 @ 7:37 am

    yes cleanliness needs to be part of lifestyle and there is nothing to be shy discussing about it. As we were thinking that we have seen all the places in Delhi, you gave us a new place to visit in Delhi. nice writing skill


  26. Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    February 7, 2019 @ 6:31 pm

    Very interesting post and informative also, did not have any idea about toilet museum…good to know about it and yes its us…who should have individual contribution to make India better,whether through Swachh Bharat or any other steps.


  27. pooja budhiraja
    March 11, 2019 @ 7:51 pm

    Toilet museum in Delhi, I never knew about this.
    Great post and nice initiative taken towards swatch bharat abhiyan
    #poseinstylereads #xplorabharat


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