RIP Vinod Khanna 1946-2017


A small Gifville tribute to esteemed Indian film actor Vinod Khanna, who passed away today from bladder cancer, aged 70. A much sought after actor in the 1970s and 1980s, he acted in several blockbusters, including “Mera Gaon Mera Desh” and “Reshma”.

Credits: Bollywood Stars via GifCities and Internet Archive

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 197


A Ratedesi Forum user, whose screen name I unfortunately can’t remember, holding up a series of handwritten signs. In Hindi she asks “Yeh ilu ilu kya hai?”, which means “What is this ‘ilu ilu’? – ilu is actually shorthand for “I love you”.

GIF: yeh ilu ilu kya hai                                                                                                      DATE: 25/07/2008

Credits: Ratedesi Forums

Get in the van, no time to explain


A small scene from a piece of news footage from India’s Aaj Tak news channel, which broadcasts in the Hindi language. In this GIF, the first I’ve made using the new ‘ScreenToGif’ software, a van owned by the Indian Bank pulls up at a security checkpoint.

Credits: Vijay Shah, Aaj Tak and Gourav Joshi

Janmashtami 2015 – 1


Gifville would like to wish everyone a very happy Janmashthami.

This is a Hindi-language GIF from a popular Indian text messages and poetry site, with the words “Shubh Janmashtami” (Happy Janmashtami) in flashing 3D letters and an image of Lord Krishna all regaled and playing the flute on a leaf. Very beautiful.

Credits: via Forums and Giphy

Raksha Bandhan 2015 – 3




Lots of love and ‘dher saaree khushiyaan’ (many joyous occasions) on Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan)

These special posts for today are dedicated to my sisters Sherrie, Alia and Anjali.

Normal Gifville posting resumes tomorrow.