Friday, October 3, 2014

Mumbai in a day!

Am a person who would jump in with anyone who invites me for a journey, with least planning and money, which I believe comes along the plan or sort off comes along! 

So, Mumbai in a day! 

1. The Local Train 

We hopped in a tourist bus from Pune to Mumbai and my friend asked us to get down at this place, which I totally forgot! Sai or something like that! and first thing he did was he took us to a small railway station with not so happy crowd, the moment when I told myself this the crowd, this is Mumbai crowd, this is the local train crowd which I have been repeatedly hearing all these years from news to movies! This was it! This is that moment! 

#Random image from google 

2. Gateway of India, Taj hotel and Elephant caves! 

The huge monuments had its own charm and it earned a check on my list. Then usual photo shoots including the one below and off to elephant caves, a gorgeous boat ride in hot summer. Voila! 

Elephant caves are worth a watch! It may be more pleasant on winter. Definitely not an April getaway!

3. Awesome Cabs and Awesome Autos

The only place where you won’t have to bargain/ fight for fair fare! They won't take a penny more than the meter charge. A huge applause!

Unlike the autowala  in Gujarat, who charged me Rs 70 for 1 KM! That’s another story!

4. Juhu Beach

The famous Juhu beach, and the colorful golas of juhu! Also witnessed an expensive wedding on the side by resort! 

#Random Image from google

5. Black and Yellow Taxi

I am an automobile enthusiast and I love both new and old cars for their own reasons. And I always wanted to try out the black and yellow Fiat taxis in Mumbai! Which is at the edge of extinction. I guess it's the movies which engraved this crush in me. 

6. Sea link + 7. Marine Drive


We cruised through the traffic in the hefty old FIAT! Below is a snapshot of our drive rather adventure as this Fiat was insanely fast! I even thought of praying! 

So the adventure ride ends in Marine Drive with a few moments staring at the sea! Peaceful ambiance with mesmerizing breeze, we lay there numb for few minutes. Decided to call it a night!

On way back, I also got to experience the late night street food! Added with double vodka! And one more local train (the last one) journey! We were done! 

Also happened to see 8, Amitabh Bachan's and 9, Ambani's Mansion! 

What chances do they have? What chances can we give!

When I see transgender people in trains and I decide not to give them any money. I keep still, ignoring there pokes and at same time I wonder, what other options do they have! I mean people don't employ them anywhere, or if at all some one does that! not all will feel comfortable.

Am not saying am going out and building an org to help them, but some day I may or may not.
But I do believe, if they are given proper training and opportunity, they may not have to live this. This world is full of opportunities, which they may not see or aren't aware of.
I believe People like us who have better circumstances can raise the under privilege by just showing them the right path!

Speaking of which, I was really happy when I heard about of the following. I mean we all say the need for equal opportunity for every being, but how many of us are really happy when you see it happen?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jobs, Steve Jobs

A great mind, visionary, true innovator. One who changed the world as it is. May you find peace wherever you are.


Monday, October 3, 2011

The New Year Resolution

In this universe there are only two type of malayalees the alcoholic one, lets call them Alco and the non-alcoholics ones aka Nalco.

To be a certified malayalee there are few criteria’s to be met, one of the top priority being the passion to eat porotta, beef and other, the unearthly love towards intoxication(ie the Alcos).
To start with, I believe the Alcos are proud of themselves being an Alco, they are like this mighty warrior, who don’t hesitate to fight for their country till their last breath. Well they do have striking similarities, Both admire their Vaal [1], they both are pros in Vaal Paits [1] and they can conquer any land they step on. More on will tend to be cliched. So back to my story.

To say college days are the best time for starters, Its all about sharing and caring when it comes to booz. Well there are few who couldn't keep up to this reputation, the outnumbered ones the non alcoholics(aka Nalco). And yes, I happened to be one of them. I didn’t had any particular reason to be one, I did had some random reasons which I discovered during the occasional conversation with my inner soul. Some of them being,
    # No thanks, what if I get addicted
    # No thanks, I don't believe in wasting my dads money on this
    # Or I just didn’t want to follow the trend.
I had my own reasons. 

Often newbie friends were astonished to the fact of me being a Nalco, as they say I have all the aspects of a perfect Alco. How on earth can they say such thing at my innocent face. See [photo>] can you? see?
But nothing changed me, I remained same in college, years went by, college got over I was still me, Sometimes I even felt proud of my self control.

But destiny! she had a totally different script for me. It was in aug of 2008, I had an urge to taste it once, just once. The most happy ones to hear this news! Yes buddies in college. I could the see their foxy furious eyes and evil grin, all ready to tear up their prey, In short they were the happiest beings on earth that day. I just want to taste it once, so that was one tumbler for me. I don’t do measurements, for me its half a cup or full cup. So had a cup of rum and beer mix. Which was offered by one of the well known drinks master Sir Vijeesh Aka Ashan(master). He was very poud the way I handled my first drink and blessed me and said son, you have a great future my son. But After that day I was back being a Nalco malyalee.

Days passed, Months passed, and in Nov 2009, I had inner calling from my soul. he said "Son, Its time. Don’t you believe in salvation, why back off when am showing you the path. Now that you have proved your point, why not?. And it all came to me.
Ohh my great “the Inner voice”Thank you. But then that day should not be any ordinary day, I need to be different. Then came the idea of "the new year resolution", a resolution which could fulfill different objectives.
    #I will never forget the day.
    #I can finally fulfil a new year resolutions.
    #can plan with my close buddies
    #and the most important I will be no more, a Nalco.

I waited pouring oil in my eyes every single day(literally). And finally it came, December 31 st of 2009, me with my best buddies saty and vijish climbed over the water tank placed above a five storied flat with bottles in our one hand nicely readied grilled chicken wrapped with kubuse and porotta on the other. The day which history will recall as the NaCalco Day, the day a pure Nalco soul was converted into an Alco. Since then I have never turned back.

The Beginning

[1] - Please refer with a malayalee

Saturday, October 1, 2011

May her soul RIP

Will Miss you! will always cherish moments spend with you.
with loads of love

A few words about her - "oru durudham neranje jeevitham ayirunu , she survived - rain, staircase rides , road crashes, eaten by gaint baby. May be it was time she gave up, one last hard crash landing, trembling through the vitrified tiles never did I thought. I thought she will rise like a phoenix, which she always does. But, no she never opened her eyes. She just laid there numb, I could still hear her heart beat,   which slowly faded away into past, she was no more! "

May her soul RIP

Project BlogDays

I pledge to write blogs, every few days starting from today. As part of it I introduce

#Project blogDays - To put something every day.
#Project photoMania - Will tell Non-fictional/ fictional story based on a photo.

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Rise of LungiMan

Today we officially declared LungiMan as our superhero :).
In this occasion I would like to thank Divya, Rishin and Vipin for there support.

Now FAQ about our super hero.

#Villains - heroes needs villains to survive, and LungiMan ain't behind. he have his own personal villain "the evil Mundu-Ooran" I repeat The evil Mundu-Oran with a hypen and double O!

#Favourite drink - Rum mixed with ellaneer.

#Timepass - Swinging by trees watching over the world, No he doesn't cover the desert area.

#Fav quote - it's a "kurangu", it's "thengu-ketekaran vasu", no it's LungiMan!!

#Why LungiMan - Because he is the man with the lungi.

#Why Lungi - Its a multipurpose device with state of art features - Killer looks, Climate control, Aduthoma move, sack up corpse.. to name a few 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Speaking of Indian super heroes...

Speaking of Indian super heroes, the first one who comes in my mind is our very own desi Shakthiman! followed by Captian vyom, krish and then latest SRK flick. What if there existed a super hero from our God's own country :D. Well I couldn't come with any interesting names, other than thangpan, velaydhan uhh rajapan ;). So presenting MR X.

Do send in suggestions for super powers suitable for this dude :).

We officially name him as LungiMan - suggested by my dear friend Divya.
Also Lungiman is now on facebook. Check it outyou can also follow him on twitter @lmlungiman.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Is GOD corrupt???

I guess most of us of have visited temples at least once in a life span and we know there are different types of people who visits shrines temples etc. I believe some types of visitors in temple are,
1. Hard core believers: who have faith in god more than his/her life.
2. Semi believers: “well it’s nice to go to temple, gives more faith in oneself”.
3. Forced on: one who is forced by family or parents to visit temple.
4. Ambience lovers: Well some just love the ambience of shrines and other holy places, very peace full.
Post in any type which you have noticed and correct me if am wrong!

Anyways to the point, have any one ever wondered why we put coins or cash or tip in temples?? WHY?? One thing you might say “it’s for temple’s running costs and maintenance “which I agree, but have you got any other valid reason for this action ?? NO right!!
Or are we trying to bribe god to fulfil our needs. Hmmm I thought we could only bribe humans but this is amazing any ways all those atheists out there, are saving loads of money: D must admit. So have you ever thought of this? I know it’s like a custom which is being followed for centuries. Hmmm “Centuries” may be this is the part where the corruption was discovered, someone had to start it right. If you really have faith in GOD, do you think we need to bribe god to have you matters done?? Do we really need to give tips to get things done?? do post in your replies !!

And next time you visit a temple try giving that tip to those homeless people who beg outside the temple, who knows, for them you might me the god!!!