Friday, August 25, 2006

Its only a flag, yaar!

Do you see anything strange in this photograph?


Then, um... maybe you should look at this next picture. Perhaps that should give you a clue?

Got it?

Yes! The Indian flag has been fluttering UPSIDE DOWN at Forest Hills, where our Sania Mirza is waiting to crash out of yet another tournament.

Well, after yesterday's outrageous incident at the Dutch airport, here is yet another unacceptable occurrence where the Indian dignity has been undermined.

Its surprising nobody has even noticed, leave alone protested, about this! Even the Rediff article writer appears to have missed this glaring faux-pas!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Overgrown village!

The daily drudgery of a Mumbaiite (or Mumbaikar, if you please) cannot be described in a blog, or for that matter, even in a voluminous novel. Only experiencing it first hand can impart the exact feel of the matter.

The suburbs of Mumbai, which were erstwhile villages are now unable to bear the burden of urban onslaught. Particularly the areas near the railway stations are the worst. In most of the suburbs, the roads leading from the station to the arterial Swami Vivekananda Road are a nightmare. Narrow width, with chawl like constructions lining on either side, glitzy shops, hawkers outside these shops and the pesky autorickshaws together make up the chaos. Pedestrians have to fight for walking space in the midst of all these obstacles. On a rainy day, the problems get compounded with water-logging and digging all over. The evening scene particularly, is one that will be etched in the memory of any occasional visitor to these parts.

With vested interests working against any reforms in the situation, there does not appear to be light at the end of the tunnel. Or atleast for now, the tunnel is yet to come to an end.

Monday, August 14, 2006


The eve of our 60th Independence Day is a good day to get this blog going. Right now, I’m quite clueless about the direction this will take, but I guess, it will evolve as time goes by. Its all very vague and abstract at the moment.

Currently, I’m in the midst of a job change and hence a bit muddled in the head. Yes, I keep getting those inspirational sparks now and then, but to translate them into blog entries is altogether another thingy!

So, there goes! My very first entry on my very first blog! Hoorahhhh!

Jai Hind!