Monday, June 29, 2009

Love of the City - Mumbai!!!

Mumbai has got this strange thing. You'll find the stunningly posh area of the city & barely 10 steps ahead you'll see the real slums. Be it Carter Road, be it Mahim-Dharavi, or be it Worli See Face.

Dharavi is a known name when Mumbai's Geography is talked about. Recently featured in Oscar Winning Movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' Child actors of this movie actually live in Dharavi. This is a place which is barely 3-4 KM from my accomodation in Mumbai.

Dharavi - Largest slum of Asia as they say. Maybe not true anymore - Orangi Town in Pakistan is bigger, but still Dharavi got highest density - almost million inhabitants in just 0.7 square mile. Pheww....!!! Even I got to know it recently!!!

Dharavi provides cheap, illegal accomodation in a very strategical area - between Mahim & Sion, in the center of Mumbai. Rent is just 4 USD per month! Don't think that if it's a slum, Dharavi residents have nothing to do. There is lot of business going on, annual turnover is around 650 million USD. Can you beat that??? Business areas include pottery, textile, recycling (junk). Go to Dharavi & see everything yourself. People are friendly (but not all :P).

In 18th Century Dharavi was an island inhabited by Koli Fishermen, but when it got dry migrants from Gujrat came and established a potter's colony, Muslims from Tamil Nadu set up Leather Tanning Industry. Dharavi is home to Mumbai's first Tamil School. And Many other firsts are on it's name.

That was little search-research on a part of Mumbai - The city I am loving!!!

Early moring, i get up & sit in the window facing huge building. I take a deep breath, count 5 & close my eyes. I dream of the things I have to achieve & Lie down! I remember the people I love & open my eyes. I bow to the goodness of the world. push my adrenalin & bring those goosebumps that propel my day. I stand up & move for Gym.

Today I did 2.8 Km in 16 min.
A week later I expect it in 15 Min.
A month Later in 13 Min.
6 months later I want to run a marathon!!!
I am game for it!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fight On!!!

Creek....Creek...cluck....Clakad.... n my tooth was gone.
No more it is with me. It was painful. But that was not the only pain I had. There's something else that's hurting....

Its not easy out there for many.... My problems are too small.
The girl who washes our dishes, is some 15-16 yrs old & sparkles our dishes-floors so that she can bring some shine to her career. She's the kind of gal, whom i'll think of, whenever chips are down.

Her Daily Routine:

Getting up at 5:00
Starts cleaning floors & dishes at 7:00 & goes on till 3:30
Computer classes at 4:00
Reach back home by 7:00
Household chores till 9:00
Study till 10:30
Sleep till 5:00

And her smile is so dam infectious. My masi has even given her a pet name: 'Gudiya'!

If her's a tough life than feel what these people go through. Try seeing Eunuch's just ahead of Bandra station on harbour line, towards CST. Wearing short, minimal fabric consuming clothes just to lure customers. All this for shelter & 3 time food. They know their profession will not work for them life long. People laugh on & enact vaguely on seeing them, they stay semi nude during heavy Mumbai rains, trembling in cold. Trembling with fever, they still have to make someone horny for the fact that the day's dinner does not come for free. Talk to them & it's guaranteed, you'll forget your pains for sometime & shudder for someone else's pain.

If those small problems have been our botheration than these people are the ones to collect some spirit & inspiration from.

That's Life!!
It wouldn't have been fun, if it would have been so simple!!

Fight On!!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Broken Link - Chuck that!! It's a beautiful Monday!!!

Freshness of the blowing wind,
Complementing the beautiful brightness of the soul warming sunshine.
Monday morning sunshine & the li'l droplets falling on the face.
I'll be surely getting ahead of race.
All, signs of beautiful Rainbow formation,
For sure, there will be brightened colorful goodness in life!!
The week looks promising & so is my stand!
Gymming at Talwalkar's & Cappuccino at CCD facing the how I spend my luxurious weekend!!

I am charged & excited about my existence in coming week!
A relation went bad, when I wanted it to stand tall on me!
I'll get over it, I know I am not that weak!!

Mumbai saw another drizzle, yet another shot of short & precise raining session. But God Indra again Pulled away. Mumbai is deprived of Rain, monsoons have not yet happened here. Clouds have been teasing since last 5-6 days.

Long time!!
Yeah Yeah Yeah! Yeah Long time it's been since I wrote last blog on my own Comp.! It had been giving problems since some time. And today I, the great engineer, son of another great engineer, myself solved the prob. No matter how big the problem is, I'll take it face on (Ouch, did I say too much). Though I doubted (my caliber) that I'll be able to mend it, but it wasn't that difficult. I made it!

Past one month had been eventful....Difficult to explain those events in one go. It's simple, for a guy, life becomes most eventful when he has a girl on his side (thats what nearly whole world assumes & what I mean here). 'I developed liking for a girl, or say yet another girl!! And the whole episode seems to touch an end' this is the summary of all those wonderful events :P. All this should fade away, will dissolve , will melt away with time!!

Above all, past few weeks had been warm :) , fights, hugs, msgs, care, talks, approvals, dissaprovals...whatever whatever whatever....It's a new week, new jobs to be done & I want to meet new people. And, yeah not the ones who are a bit too sunk into themselves!!!

And yeah, I had been interviewed!! Bullshit, those people took my Video Conferencing Interview!! Not a big deal. In life when I was fast asleep, these technological advancements have mushroomed even in the dingy, chirpy, small lanes of Andheri :P!! They arranged a video conferencing session for me, aaaah, it feels good!!! And me... I went in a Adidas Black Polo T, a overdyed indigo jeans, Nike Sneakers & the Lee Cooper Sidepack....Phew.....! Thats how they give interviews in our country :P

Trainer's waiting!! Let's Go Gymming!!!

Linking Park's 'NUMB' on my pod!!!

Bloggy, no gal can take your place dear!!
You are the sweetheart!!

Love you

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Shit Shit Shit.....Shit!!!

Shit Shit shit.....Shit!!!

Sometimes you stand by n sidelines, watching the incedient happen & can't do more than yelling/screaming 'Shit Shit Shit....Shit'. Thats why the statement is here, I was helplessely on the sidelines.

Today I'll avoid pouring down from my heart on this sheet. Rather I wwill scribble some Dilbert's stuff here....

Dilbert's Words of Wisdom
1. I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow's not looking good either.
2. I love deadlines. I especially love the swooshing sound they make as they go flying by.
3. Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.
4. Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
5. Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If he isn't there the first time you need him, chances are you won't be needing him again.
6. I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem.
7. On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.
8. I don't suffer from stress - I'm a carrier...
9. Everybody is somebody else's weirdo...
10. Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.

Thats Dilbert for you.....

Wanted to write so much that I ended up writing nothing, nothing at all.....!!!

Love You

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Life..... It's beautifull!!
I wonder, how it would have been, had we faced no obstacles at all??
'Smooth..' would have been 'Plain, dry' and a 'lifeless life'!

Beyond philosophy.... all these days have been li'l dull leaving apart few excitements. I miss my laptop like never before. I want it back so badly, so madly & so freakily.... My laptop is my gateway to my best friend... My Blog!! My Blog still bags the award of my best friend, the one thats not just close to my heart but is my heart itself!! My laptop is again out for repair.

Office Work pressure is peaking eaveryday, as the festive season is approaching. I get li'l tensed, li'l pressurised time & again coz of the quantum of work. Still loving it. Its extended responsibility & pumps my chest. My work makes me feel proud!!


They met!
He went ahead, pampered her & told about his liking for her.
She stepped back, listening all what he said. And politely made him understand that it needs time!
He cared for her & understood what she meant.
She, took pause, went dry & showed least emotions. And it was when he flowed in endless emotions!
He, as always, is again short of patience. She, as always, want's the surroundings to take control of her life!
There's no common zone for these two young people!
Both like each other!!! Still there's no agreement!
God's calling.............
So what.....??? Lack of decision making is sin & stopping is sin!!!
Move ahead!!
Waiting game is a game of cowards!!!
Stride, Cruise, Run, Sprint but don't stop!!!

The one who enjoyed his singleton, for the first time he thought of marriage....
He'll marry someone soon.....!!!
Not the one with some treasure, not the one who could give all the pleasure!!
Not the most beautifull one, not the most intelligent one!!!
But the one, for him who'll show some bent, the one who'll love him from the innermost vent!!
He'll marry someone soon.....!!!

God, Wish them lovely life!!