Tuesday, July 29, 2008

sleeping in the tree

Isn't it supposed to be 'k-i-s-s-i-n-g' in the tree? People in Mumbai can seriously sleep anywhere! This guy was sound asleep on Juhu Tara Road, which is quite busy not to mention the fact that he is standing in a tree!
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Monday, July 28, 2008


Bombay is known for the tiffin carriers or dhabba walas. Unfortunately since the bombings this past weekend, the dhabba wala service has been affected. Apparently some of the bombs were carried in containers such as these, so all the tiffin deliveries have been delayed due to increased security at the train stations.
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Friday, July 25, 2008

wadala imax

The new ad at the Wadala IMAX. I am not sure what it is actually for, so I'm going to pretend it's for Teach India - a new campaign to get people volunteering with children in BMC schools, providing additional tuition for underprivledged kids.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

monsoon fashion

Its hard to be fashionable in monsoon.. this is the preferred wear for people making deliveries or even those riding motorcycles. I'm not sure that this thin sheet of plastic really keeps the wet out, but its worth a try!
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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Rock On!!

Monday night we attended the cd release party for Farhan Aktar's new film "Rock On!!". It was hyped to be cool mostly because Farhan actually sings in the movie and planned to sing at the release party. It was pretty weird though attending a rock show in a mall! But it was packed and people really seemed to enjoy it.
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Monday, July 07, 2008

get a good look

I hope this fella didn't hurt his neck craning to look at me! I just was playing with the camera and since he didn't stop looking I thought i'd take a snap - so here you go.. this is how it is to be me on the streets of Mumbai, being constantly stared at no matter what I am doing!
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Sunday, July 06, 2008

billboards galore

With the increase in income has come the insane increase of billboards and adverts. You seriously cannot get away from them no matter where you turn. In the 'olden' days the adverts were much smaller as the one on the tree is, but now entire blocks are covered with long on-going ads such as the seagrams behind. And today in the paper they said that in South Mumbai all lamp posts will now have two ads hanging on them as well! Ad overload!!!
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Saturday, July 05, 2008


Is this what I think it is? Is the BMC actually taking steps to reduce flooding by sucking out the gunk found in all of our drains? And on a Sat no less.
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Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July

I've searched all day today out and about for any photo that might give the thought of America's 4th of July and shock - here in India I could find none! So instead I give you a cute kid with a cute kitten. Happy 4th from India
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Thursday, July 03, 2008

monsoon skies

Monsoon season began right on time in June, but then left us as quick as it came. It is slowly making a comeback the last few days with on/off showers. But seriously where is the real monsoon? Will it be light this year? Either way.. this is what our skies pretty much look like all day everyday!
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Wednesday, July 02, 2008


We have finally gotten a new Italian restuarant that rivals the old favorite in Juhu. This one has an all new original menu which was sorely needed. The decor is 'ok', not as cosy as everyone seems to feel, but the food is excellent. Lets hope they keep up the standards!
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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

no honking?

I just saw this sign on the side of a truck - but I know it is actually from April when apparently the city tried to have a "no honking' day. I wasn't in town, so I don't know how successful it was. But at least they are aware of the noise problem and someone is tryingto make a difference. But will this mean that the trucks will have to change their backsides to read "No Horn Ok Please" instead of horn ok please?!

(Sorry for the insanely long absence.. will try to make a comeback for the next month or so before my next out of country trip!)
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