Pictures of matchboxes from India. An eye-popping collection. (Via MetaFilter).
Yes, the iconic "Chavi" is there, along with several new ones I had never seen before: an image of Amitabh Bachchan from "Coolie", a Mickey Mouse (and a matchbox called "Super Miki" with a graphic of Donald Duck), a matchbox called "Priyanka" (and wouldn't you know, there's a "Chopra" too), one titled "Astrice" (with a picture of an ostrich) and a tribute to a classic film, "City Lights" (which must be popular with the arson crowd?)
"Matchbox" also happens to be one of my favorite early rock 'n roll songs but if you didn't know about the song's history, you should read this amazing blog post. (Via Wiki)