Were you at the Mumbai Marathon this year? There were tons of people… Either to run, or to walk, or to cheer the runners, or to dress fancy, or to promote awareness, or to advertise, or to see the crowd, or just to take pictures! I was in the last two categories… And below are some of the snaps…
Most cities in India now have a compulsory rule to wear seat belts if you are sitting in the front seats of any four wheeler. Many cities also have strict rules for two-wheeler riders to wear helmets. Failure to comply with the two rules above leads to heavy fines! Heavy – mark this word.
Most cities experience a sort of rebel against the traffic authorities when safety rules like those for the seat belt and the helmet are introduced. People are reluctant to wear them. It is like smoking cigarettes. People are reluctant to follow what is in their best interest. As much as the fact that smoking cigarettes is injurious to health is true, not wearing helmets is a big risk too! Everyday newspapers in cities such as Pune, carry news of people getting badly injured or losing life because of head injuries sustained during accidents. I am not very sure how well seat belts actually protect someone driving a car, not especially in India.
In my honest opinion, compulsory rules of wearing seat belts or helmets must be scrapped. Also, all the road-side Pollution Under Control (PUC) centres in India must shut shops.
October 2008, Evanston
RFB: Vada paav, Pune!
Guru: You should go to Durga, its a tiny restaurant near MIT in Kothrud! Their cold coffee is reallllllly good!
Some days later, October 2008, Chicago
After the world premier of ‘Truth in 24’…
May 2009, Pune
RFB: Lassi is awesome!
Mr Bean: Go to Durga for an awesome cold coffee!
Lara: Durga’s cold coffee is awesome!! Also try Cadby.
RFB: Bunty, lets go for cold coffee at Durga’s!
Bunty: Chalo Chalo
Bunty: Abhi nahin yaar… thoda kaam hai!
RBM: Lets go!
There have been several shootouts and blasts in Mumbai city on the night of 26th November 2008.
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A lot of people are networking and news and updates are spreading fast. Blogs and microblogging platforms like Twitter are on the run since the last many hours. If you have any information about anything, or would like to help in any way, please get in touch with any Twitterer, or me. We would pass on your message to the world in any possible manner. Locational and specific information is always more welcome.
Whatever is happening is not good. Definitely not good.
I pray for all who have lost lives and hope everyone else stays safe. Do NOT venture out of your house. Do NOT entertain any suspicious persons or activities in your neighbourhood. Please make sure you know what your kids are doing, especially if they are in the age group of 18-30 yrs and if they are in the habit of staying out of home for long hours. If you have suspicion, make sure you clear it out!
It takes a sub conscious mind to reach the point of thoughts where you are yourself, where you are Just Yourself and nothing else, and there is nobody around. No sounds you can hear, no smells you can smell, nothing. It is just you and the vastness of the cosmos.
It takes nothing but music to move you, nothing but innocence to touch you.
We (me and Unitechy ) were on a Photowalk… and planned to cross the southern end from Gateway of India, to Nariman Point. Things somehow went the other way when we discovered a few kids, getting themselves dirty, learning stuff and enjoying themselves…
We decided to “look into the matter”…
Thats the link, so check it out :)