Elephanta Tales

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If you live in London, you’ve probably noticed brightly colored baby elephants all around the streets. These baby elephants are part of the Elephant Parade, a conservation campaign that is trying to highlight the crisis faced by endangered Asian elephant.

Corporations, fashion designers and artists came together to put this project together and there are several of them featuring Indian influences too. From the design world, designers Abu-Sandeep, Manish Arora and Tarun Tahiliani have one of their own. From the arts world, Nilesh Mistry got to design not one but three.

But, the most surprising part of the parade has got to be that all the IPL Teams also have one of their own. Where India is concerned, Cricket does trump everything else.

Catch all of the designs inside and thanks ‘Kirthi’ for bringing the parade to our attention.

P.S. If you can’t cover it all (considering they are spread out all over the city), you can catch all of the elephants on the official viewing days at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on the 25th, 26th and 28th of June. Get more info Here.


Left: Heaven’s Hathi by Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla
Center: Hathi by Manish Arora
Right: Jewel-ele by Tarun Tahiliani


L To R: Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers, and Kings XI


L To R: Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knightriders and Chennai Superkings


L To R: Mumbai Indians and Bangalore Royal Challengers


Mayur Gajendra, Heavenly Jewel and Around The World – All By Nilesh Mistry


Left: Princess Elephant By Samantha Buckley
Center: Spirit Of India By Sacha Jafri
Right: Udata Haathi By Venkaat RS and Rajendra K Shyam

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  1. yaay! I walk past the Punjab XI one everyday… and there are a couple in St James Park… but no, way to tired to trek around the city to see them all. Thanks P & P for putting other designs up!

  2. Is there a website that will sell a mini version of these?? My bf is obsessed with Elephants so i think it would be a cute gift for his upcoming bday! Please, PLEASE let me know! πŸ˜€

  3. Some one I know is going to London in a couple of days. Any idea what a mini version of these costs and exactly where they are sold in London?


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