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"Random musings"


In case I haven’t already bored everyone (everyone being my lone loyal reader) to death with my Delhi chronicles, here are some more notes from Delhi.

The Red Fort has an eerie feel to it….
Or maybe it’s just knowing that so many have died within these very walls, I believe I’ll feel the same if I ever happened to peek into THAT well at Jalianwallah Bagh. No patriotic jingoism (or jingoistic patriotism?) here.
Am quite sure that my spider senses will buzz at way past the fail-safe point if I ever visit Auschwitz.
Its just death…

Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk have more class than apun ka Minara Masjid and Mohammed Ali Street, sad but true. Our claim to fame still sadly is Dawood Bhai…

Watched a movie at PVR Rivoli, CP. Neat job of reviving a single screen theatre(wish someone had done that to Metro instead of creating another tasteless multiplex). One peeve: they have a stupid no bags policy (only for men of course). You can’t carry anything in with you! What utter crap! And to add to it the dodos don’t even have a cloakroom. Now what was me innocent tourist to do in anjaan city?
Pimply kid(usher?) : “Sorry sir, its official policy”
Me : “Bullshit!”
Kid : “Sorry sir!”
Me : “I want to speak to the manager!”
Kid : “I AM the Manager”
(Ok he got me there)
I was told I should try nearby paan wallahs, they may hold my bag for me. But me street smart Mumbai kid can’t trust anyone. Finally ended up leaving bags with cop at nearby chowky(had to sit with a constable and discuss treatment options for piles before picking up my bag after the movie… but that’s another story)

Where are the public dustbins in Delhi??????

Walking along Rajpath you realise that you can never ever hope to see so much (well maintained and public) open space within Greater Mumbai city limits.

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  • Blogger Arz000n says so:
    Friday, June 09, 2006 7:27:00 PM  

    I remember last year when I was in delhi...there was this incident of bomb blast in one of the PVR's...afta which they stopped allowing people to carry anything..

    When I went to watch Salaam Namaste one weekend with a friend of mine...I remmeber how much pain I went thru coz I was carrying PDA along with me and that bugger cop thought that it was mini bomb....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...


    Thanks for dropping by ma blog dude!!

    Greetz.... top

  • Anonymous kashunut says so:
    Friday, June 09, 2006 9:47:00 PM  

    neat job!!...
    but u cant hunt for mumbai's class in the concrete lifeless structures...mumbai's class is US...mumbaiites...n our attitude...n yes, even the capital cant beat us at that...
    MUMBAI ROCKS!!!! all the way.... top

  • Blogger Jax says so:
    Friday, June 09, 2006 9:57:00 PM  

    lol kash... true true
    I'm generally a mumbai chauvanist... was just trying to be more open to the idea that other cities might be worth living in;) top

  • Blogger thotaster says so:
    Saturday, June 10, 2006 5:13:00 AM  

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  • Blogger thotaster says so:
    Saturday, June 10, 2006 5:14:00 AM  

    @ Kashunut ...mumbai's class is US...??? matlab United States...Wow...didn't know that...btw who gave you such an endearing nick? its lovely ;-) top

  • Blogger Jax says so:
    Saturday, June 10, 2006 5:31:00 AM  

    I mean I know Delhi has an egxaggerated sense of self importance, but really dont we have terrorist threats in Mumbai?
    I found the no bag no cloakroom rule very annoying.
    And you should have shown the cop the digital clock on your PDA, better still the countdown timer [;)] top

  • Blogger Jax says so:
    Saturday, June 10, 2006 5:38:00 AM  

    and oye thots...
    you can take on kashunut anytime...
    but that veiled allusion to mumbai's class wont be taken lightly here... :P top

  • Blogger Bombay Addict says so:
    Saturday, June 10, 2006 11:30:00 PM  

    Salsette - thanks for dropping over. RIP Go indeed.

    Good to meet another Bombay lover ! You should've been at Dhoomketu's blog where we had this huge bombay v/s Delhi thing. very good fun, especially the food part. top

  • Anonymous Anil says so:
    Saturday, June 24, 2006 5:08:00 AM  

    I suppose they haven't heard of folks who carry bombs strapped to their waists and not in bags. top