Monthly Archives: July 2008

Minnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd Blowwwwwwwwwwwwing!

A new word has entered the Indian vocabulary. It is used in stand-up comedy shows, in music shows, in schools, colleges, offices and public places. Celebrity judges in comedy circus/challenge/central, whatever, say that word with some glee and reverence. Nubile … Continue reading

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Housing Loan Approved!

After much running around for “no objection certificates”, umpteen copies of anything from passports to PAN cards to sales agreements, and after numberless visits to the bank, after sitting in front of bureaucrats who regurgitated and chewed cud, my housing … Continue reading

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Kismet Konnection, Failed to Connect?

At last I saw a Hindi movie I liked. I really liked “Kismet Konnection.” It’s not pretentious, has some of the best acting put up by some of the best actors in Bollywood, and gave me goose pimples towards the … Continue reading

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Andheri – literally “the state of being dark” – has many world-class industries which manage the IT requirements of the world’s major corporations – all very high-brow Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other IT systems. But these companies seem to … Continue reading

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Andheri – An Area of Darkness – Part 2

As you emerge from the station you notice several things. Several attempts, apparently have been made to tile the place. Only, they were half-hearted attempts. The masons, to save money for their booze or whatever didn’t pour enough concrete to … Continue reading

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Andheri – an Area of Darkness – Part I

If you ever want to see an example of chaotic development in Mumbai, take a train on the Western Railway, get down at the station named Andheri (which, by the by means “a state of darkness”) and get down on … Continue reading

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The Elephant that Attacked Ganga….

The elephant that attacked Ganga.Friend Ganga who was attacked by a wild elephant in Masinagudi wild life sanctuary, which I mentioned in this post, has at last succeeded in getting a picture of the elephant that attacked him through his … Continue reading

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