Category Archives: mumbai

Storms Heralding The Monsoon

Continuing with our last post, about the monsoons this is another entry from The Charm of Bombay, an anthology of writings in praise of the first city in India (1915) edited by Rustomji Pestonji Karkaria 1869-1919. Storms Heralding the Monsoon. Sir … Continue reading

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Monsoon Cometh..

Now that Some parts of India are experiencing a heat-wave, people are looking forward to coming of the monsoons. Which mark an end to the annual saga of heat. This post has some descriptions by a British of how coming … Continue reading

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Surreal Night!

Yesterday night was *really* surreal. As we were about to sleep at 2ish in the night. We heard aloud crash, with two or three huge blasts. and we saw a tanker rammed against a tree on the side of the … Continue reading

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Public decency and morality

This is what Supreme Court of India had to say when petition was filed to lift a ban in 1964 on Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence: It is convenient to set out s. 292 of the Indian Penal Code … Continue reading

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Che: Alive…

Usually the graffiti on the walls of Mumbai are eyesores. But this one somewhere in Fort was a pleasure to see…

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Freedom of Expression in India

This is a meta blog, as it is a blog about this blog. About 10 years back the GoI decided that there were lot of dissident voices from the North-East on Yahoo! Groups which were harmful to the health of … Continue reading

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Caffeine…

Caffeine is the source of new ideas. – Anon (in Fortune) My day starts with a cup of coffee, and this cup mostly fulfils my daily requirement for caffeine. Long gone are the days of instant coffee and now I … Continue reading

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Humans as Fermions

Humans as Fermions * The Fermions   Fermions are one set of fundamental particles and the other one are  bosons. The distinguishing factor between bosons and fermions is  that the fermions have half integral spins, whereas the boson have  integral … Continue reading

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A long due rant…

Writing after a long time… A long overdue rant…Now a days I find a lot of hoo-halah going on about saving energy for a greener future and all that. They say it is the need of the hour. I don’t … Continue reading

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Candy Shops for Bibliophiles 3

After the initial post on bibliophilia [here], and book shops in Nagpur [here] and Pune [here] we now come to the third in this series. The city of Mumbai [formerly known as Bombay] . There is too much to write … Continue reading

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