“Is this a fish market? please maintain pin-drop silence”.
A familiar quote used by our teachers.
“Madam I was there at the fish market today, if you are reading this. However, I couldn’t maintain any silence because the market by itself was bustling with energy”.
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Along the Vikhroli stretch of the Eastern Express highway in Mumbai, there are a number of Pink Trumpet trees. These gorgeous looking trees welcome you with its blooming flowers. They look stunning when in full bloom mainly between December and February, generally associated with dry periods. But the tree also blooms during few other months when dry leaves are shed and fresh flowers blossom.
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In this busy world, one hardly stops by around a statue. If so, the reason could be a passive need – to click a photograph, draw a sketch, meeting point, the visitor is an historian or someone from the maintenance department.
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Yesterday, I discarded the 2020 calendar. This year is like a bad dream, and like most of you even I want to forget about it. In Maharashtra, we had one more twist with another round of night curfew announced by the Chief Minister. Apparently, this is a preventive measure to regulate unwanted movement of people and gatherings at public places. The night curfew is imposed for 15 days, from 11 pm to 6 am, between 22nd December 2020 to 5th January 2021.
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It’s 08:30 am and my mother is looking out for Vishnu. With the keys of water pump in his possession, he is the main man in our building. Every morning, Vishnu opens the central tap of the overhead tank from which the water is released through the taps in our house. But Vishnu has to wait for the tank to first get refilled with water supplied through municipality connection. Continue reading “THIRST IS FELT THE MOST WHEN THE TAP GOES DRY”
When the British departed India, they left behind a legacy of ‘Tipping’. It means, a customer voluntarily offers a sum of money after availing a service. Typically, this culture is more prevalent in hotel industry. Tipping an American worker is appreciated as informal wages is an accepted idea. But in Japan, it’s against their etiquette’s as their philosophy believes good service should be expected in the first place. China has no tipping culture, Singapore does not believe in receiving gratitude’s, in UK it’s customary to tip and in India the practice is quite frequent. Continue reading “CYCLE TO CAFE IRANI CHAII AND GET 10% DISCOUNT”
When U.S President Barack Obama accompanied by the first lady Michelle Obama visited the Mahatma Gandhi’s house ‘Mani Bhavan’ in 2010 he quoted “Gandhi is a hero not just to India, but to the entire world”. Obama, an ardent admirer of Gandhi had written this in a visitors book at Mani Bhavan. Continue reading “BICYCLE RIDE TO MANI BHAVAN – GANDHI MUSEUM”
At very few places in the world you will find a forest which has survived urban development and continues to thrive in the middle of the city. Sanjay Gandhi National Park more often referred as ‘Borivali National Park’ is a blessing for a metropolis city of Mumbai which is clogged with humans, residential towers, vehicles, commercial establishments and more humans. A protected territory by state forest department of Maharashtra Government, Sanjay Gandhi National Park spreads over a huge area with plenty of places to visit inside for locals and tourists alike. Continue reading “CYCLING IN BORIVALI NATIONAL PARK”