Thursday, July 13

Spirit of Bombay

Dear Terrorist,

Even if you are not reading this we don't care. Time and again you tried to
disturb us and disrupt our life - killing innocent civilians by
planting bombs in trains, buses and cars. You have tried hard to bring
death and destruction, cause panic and fear and create communal disharmony
but every time you were disgustingly unsuccessful. Do you know how we pass our
life in Mumbai? How much it takes for us to earn that single rupee? If you
wanted to give us a shock then we are sorry to say that you failed
miserably in your ulterior motives. Better look elsewhere, not here.

We are not Hindus and Muslims or Gujaratis and Marathis or Punjabis and
Bengaliies. Nor do we distinguish ourselves as owners or workers,
govt. employees or private employees. WE ARE MUMBAIKERS (Bombay-ites, if
you like). We will not allow you to disrupt our life like this. On the
last few occasions when you struck (including the 7 deadly
blasts in a single day killing over 250 people and injuring 500+ in 1993), we
went to work next day in full strength. This time we cleared everything
within a few hours and were back to normal - the vendors placing
their next order, businessmen finalizing the next deals and the office
workers rushing to catch the next train. (Yes the same train you targeted)

Fathom this: Within 3 hours of the blasts, long queues of blood donating
volunteers were seen outside various hospitals, where most of the injured
were admitted. By 12 midnight, the hospital had to issue a notification that
blood banks were full and they didn't require any more blood. The next day,
attendance at schools and office was close to 100%, trains & buses
were packed to the brim- the crowds were back.

The city has simply dusted itself off and moved one - perhaps
with greater vigor.

We are Mumbaikers and we live like brothers in times like this. So, do
not dare to threaten us with your crackers. The spirit of Mumbai is
very strong and cannot be harmed.

Please forward this to others. U never know, by chance it may come to hands of
a terrorist in Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iraq and he can then read
this message which is specially meant for him!!!

With Love,

from the people of Mumbai (Bombay)

Courtesy: Unknown

Wednesday, July 5

Mumbai Monsoon Morning

Mumbai Monsoon Morning
Originally uploaded by Anindo Ghosh.
Monsoon in Mumbai is an odd mix - miserable if you are a commuter, yet awe-inspiring if you are an observer of nature. Mumbai essentially has two seasons, "sweat" and "swim" - and the world has seen many images of this swimming season during the flash floods of 26th July 2005.

Yet, if one will take a moment to look upwards, especially around dawn, the sight is one to behold!

This photo is one of a series taken just before dawn, at the "magic moment" when the reflected light from the sun hits the clouds before the sun itself rises over the horizon. No spectacular tourist spot this - these photos were shot from the window of a fourth-floor apartment in Bandra's narrow and winding Chapel Road.

The city glows, the city grows

A great pic..that brings back my memories abt Marine Drive

Mumbai skyline

Mumbai skyline
Originally uploaded by Soumik.

Mumbai skyline

Mumbai skyline
Originally uploaded by Soumik.
MAN ..I miss this PLACE...