They typographic style in Pondicherry – half and half.
I was recently in South India, briefly. One thing I noticed (after it was pointed out) was the dominance of a particular font, or typographic style moreso. On almost every wall or poster (often above trash or urine) they’d be using the same type of lettering. Top half one color, bottom half another – often with a white stripe through the middle. I kinda like it. It’s an interesting and striking style, and surprisingly ubiquitous.
Pondicherry bike shop.
Here it is at a Pondicherry winkle, or bike shop.
And here it is on a wall painting for Tamil politician Jayalalithaa. This is a common variant, with a white stripe through the middle. Other variants have a wavy or jagged white stripe, often with a neon green/yellow highlighter color surrounding and defining the whole thing. It’s an interesting little cultural trope.