Wrong side driving – A very common sight these days

People driving on the wrong side of the road and no I don’t mean the American left hand drive system versus the right handed drive in India – This has indeed become a bane on the roads of Mumbai and else where, of course. As a cyclist, I realise that we are definitely not wantedContinue reading “Wrong side driving – A very common sight these days”

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”

New Motor Vehicles Act 2019 – Good or bad?

The New Motor Vehicles Act 2019 came into effect in India from September 1, 2019 and this has kicked up a storm honestly. Anyone found breaking the law will now have to pay steep fines. Offences such as driving without a licence, driving without relevant papers, not wearing a seat belt, drunken driving etc. willContinue reading “New Motor Vehicles Act 2019 – Good or bad?”

Somethings the Americans could learn from us, Indians

I am writing this post on my flight from Atlanta to San Jose. We have had a blast on this trip even if I was working from my laptop / other devices except during the week I spent in Orlando. The US has always been on the forefront of technology or so they claim. TheyContinue reading “Somethings the Americans could learn from us, Indians”

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 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”

Indigo truly wows customers and how…..

Yesterday was a chaotic evening for sure. I was scheduled by the 8 pm flight from Mumbai to Namma Bengaluru…. Had called for the cab at 1715 just in case so could leave by 1730 max and avoid the Dharavi traffic. I breezed through Dharavi and thought wow I will have a good 2 hoursContinue reading “Indigo truly wows customers and how…..”

Ganesh Chaturthi 2011

It is that time of the year when the elephant God, Lord Ganesh visits us for Ganesh Chaturthi and as usual I have my pet peeves which has nothing against the Lord but against the celebrations by us, lesser mortals. Firstly day 1 is a mad house with the traffic going bonkers and then the deafening noise.Continue reading “Ganesh Chaturthi 2011”

Scant respect for ambulances on Mumbai roads

Happy New Year…. This is the first day and the first post for 2011 and it is thanks to quite an appalling sight. This morning on my way to the office (yes we are working today) traffic wasn’t much but ahead of me was an ambulance trying to make it’s way through whatever was left of theContinue reading “Scant respect for ambulances on Mumbai roads”