Category Archives: mumbai

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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Delhi April-May 2009 Day 1

I am finally in Delhi after two year gap. Last time I was here was in the summer of 2007. Since then much water has flown below the bridge. But this time I am on an `official’ visit. Anyways. Since … Continue reading

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Slumdog Oscarpati!!!!!!!!

Slumdog Oscarpati!!!!!!!!  Slumdog Oscarpati!!!!!!!!And the Oscar goes to ….. Slumdog Millionaire!!! Well finally it happened. A Oscar to a film made in India with all Indian actors. An when it rains here, it pours, literally. So when Uncle Oscar came … Continue reading

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Mumbai Locals…

Well Mumbai locals are the life line of the city. But ever wondered how many people can one local train carry? Here I try to estimate the carrying capacity of the local train. We first want to make an order … Continue reading

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Windwolf Re-Registered

The Plan  To ride to Pune [पुणे] and get the registration of WindWolf done on the same day.  This was something long overdue. I had to ride to Pune to get the registration of WindWolf done again. The validity of … Continue reading

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Flamingos!!

Flamingos are a genus of migratory birds which come to India in the summer. The classification is as given under [from Wikipedia]: Kingdom : Animalia Phylum : Chordata Class : Aves Order: Phoenicopteriformes [Furbringer, 1888] Family : Phoeniconteridae [Bonaparte, 1831] … Continue reading

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Of Bibliophilia…

Well the other day while surfing the net I found some thing about me. Something about the things that I do has been so clearly defined,I never even wondered that there could be people who have defined and categorised terms … Continue reading

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Vasai and Arnala

The Aim: To Do Vasai [Bassien] and Arnala Forts in one single trip. The day finally came when the planned trip to Vasai fort had been finalised. This fort was long overdue. Maybe from last 4-5 years. Finally the party … Continue reading

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The Problem of Raj

Now that the dust is settling over the issue of `north indians’ in Mumbai, the central character in this issue Raj Thackrey has become known to more people that he was before.The point I want to emphasize is that all … Continue reading

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Kala Ghoda …

Yesterday in the evening went to Kala Ghoda – The art festival – in the art district of Mumbai.. Did not have much cash to buy any thing…. But any way went there… The atmosphere was charged, people all around … Continue reading

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