Other Images from Mumbai

Spellings get inventive! Spotted at my friend's Prakritish's apartment, when I went over to borrow " Weekend Breaks from Mumbai"

Vinay cramping himself between the 2 toilets of the unreserved compartment, during our Daman Trip

Notice the sign? Per Ass 5 Rs :-) . Found outside Lower Parel Railway station

Space Issues: Dozing between Toilets :-) Over time, this person had to vacate this luxury and further cramp up to catch on his winks in the night, atleast till the time we reached Vapi
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Daman Again!

Last Tuesday was a holiday in Mumbai for some reason. Monday evening, I went from Mahalakshmi and met Vinay at Bombay Central and we decided to take the first train going north. We thought about Gholvad, but guess we missed out on the small station, and ended up in Vapi. We sat in the unreserved compartment and had some great conversations. I also got some time to catch up reading on Vagabonding.

This was near Nani Daman, and the ground reminded me of the AMI oval in Christrchurch, hexagonal in shape. Would have loved playing cricket at this old fort in Daman.

Daman has a portugese feel all over, pretty similar to Goa and Pondicherry.

That's the room where we stayed. Quite a plush room at 1000 Rs a Night. We thought it was good value for money.

I am attaching a Trip Cost sheet for people planning a trip to Daman

a) Ticket- 2nd class- unreserved- Bombay Central- Vapi- 50 Rs (192 kms)
b) Vapi- Daman Market (120 rs divided by number of people in the ambassador taxi)
c) Dinner (235 Rs for 2). Beyond 11 pm, the only place open is Ambica Bar where you get Veg and Non Veg food.
d) Travel from Bridge to Jampore Beach- 50 rs by Auto
e) Food at Chinatown Hotel- 250 Rs for 2. Thats the only hotel there
f) 15 sku's of sugarcane juice and coconut water- 200 Rs
g) Return Train to Mumbai- (Valsad - Mumbai passenger) 25 Rs
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Simple Life!

I have watched "Baaton Baaton Mein" twice over the week, and I really wish, my life was simple and enjoyable like it was in the movie. The places where the movie was shot seems to be around Bandra,Khar and Santacruz. Sometimes the best places to stay in Mumbai seem to remain the western suburbs near the sea. It shows Tina Munim and Amol Palekar frequenting a lesser crowded bandstand in those days, and the beauty of bandstand(Bandra West) still remains the same. Loved the walks I had in the rains across bandstand, beautiful place to saunter around an evening!

Enjoy the songs, that I keep humming, as I step on the 0816T fast local to Byculla.


Sometimes boredom doesnt quite hit you, if you have enough activites to keep yourself busy. Right now, I have quite a few travel books to complete. My Book list is as follows

1) Holy Cow
2) Ladies Coupe

3) Vagabonding

I hear tommorow is holi, and we get a day off at work. I, being a south indian have never experienced holi festival until last year, when at GL, my classmates caught hold of me, changed my face colour, put me in the coloured gutter water and tore my shirt. That was one crazy revelry and I hear in Mumbai, its all the more severe. It will be good to experience it.


Defining Work


Is worklife all about climbing such mountains over and over again?
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