Kindness is not dead… Not as yet…

Yesterday evening, my colleague’s phone rang and since he wasn’t around I looked at it. The caller’s name read “Delhi Train Ticket”. I was intrigued at such a weird name. After he finished the call, I asked him what it was all about as this was indeed a very strange name for him to store.Continue reading “Kindness is not dead… Not as yet…”

Mumbai traffic on a full bladder

The title sounds intriguing but this is exactly what I encountered today. Drove for 2 hours and the last 45 minutes were excruciatingly painful honestly. Traffic jams are common in Mumbai (Parel area especially in these days). Imagine having to wait at a traffic signal for about 25 minutes!! The bladder just was getting outContinue reading “Mumbai traffic on a full bladder”

Rains in Mumbai but I am not complaining

After an acute dry spell all of June not to mention the scorching heat, Mumbai finally received rains yesterday. And the rains Gods well and truly opened their hearts out. No it wasn’t like the July 26, some 8 or 9 years ago but it did bring respite from the sweltering heat. People went ballisticContinue reading “Rains in Mumbai but I am not complaining”

Mumbai traffic – getting worse!!

Yesterday, February 13, 2014, I had the misfortune of driving from Andheri East (MIDC) via Dharavi to home. It was an awful drive and thank God for the multiple FM stations, the phone with bluetooth and the AC that kept me company throughout the ordeal. It took me a good 90 minutes to drive theContinue reading “Mumbai traffic – getting worse!!”

The Mumbai Monorail …. finally

Yesterday, February 1, 2014 saw the Mumbai Monorail finally being inaugurated. I had all good intentions of taking Kavya today as it is thrown open to public for a joyride on the Monorail but looking at the images posted on twitter, I chickened out. Just not worth the long queues…. Mind you it is India’sContinue reading “The Mumbai Monorail …. finally”

The rains are here with a bang

Mumbaikars were screaming their throats out for some respite from the heat and looks like the Gods sure heard them loud and clear. The past week Mumbai has seen quite a few spells of heavy showers and today, Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 1915 too, the rains show no sign of abating. Yesterday in particular,Continue reading “The rains are here with a bang”

Club memberships in Mumbai – Annuity fund maybe?

Thought of how to start the post and decided to first look up what Wikipedia had to say about the word Club – A club is an association of two or more people united by a common interest or goal. I have been a member of 2 local clubs – Matunga Gymkhana opp Podar CollegeContinue reading “Club memberships in Mumbai – Annuity fund maybe?”

In the name of religion, life has no value…..

Friday was Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. So far so good. But year on year why this ritual of dahi handi? For those who do not know, dahi handi consists of the handi, a clay pot filled with buttermilk that is positioned at a convenient height prior to the event. People form a humanContinue reading “In the name of religion, life has no value…..”

A really long domain name

Internet is a funny place:-) Everyone these days has a domain registered but whether they use it or not is another matter altogether. If websites are made out, they are rarely updated. For the past few years that I have been actively using some facility or the other at Matunga Gymkhana, I always have lookedContinue reading “A really long domain name”