Monthly Archives: November 2007

ULCRA Repealed

After a long wait and a lot of promises the Ulcra has finally been repealed in Maharashtrs winter assembly at Nagpur. What will it mean ? The scrapping of the Act by March 2008 means funding under the Jawaharlal Nehru … Continue reading

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Om Shanti Om Review

  This movie directed by Farah Khan may just have made a record of casting the largest number of Bollywood heroes, heroines and character actors including actors from yester years, theatre, Hindi and Marathi serials. The movie is a 100% … Continue reading

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VOIP Calling cards

In a country like India where telecom is regulated, and using calling cards is illegal, Voip with Gtalk, Skype, Msn and Yahoo are quite popular for pc to pc chat. But for calling a phone say in the Us or … Continue reading

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Goodbye Pramod Navalkar

Senior Shiv Sena leader and former minister Pramod Navalkar died on Tuesday following a heart attack at age 75. Navalkar was diabetic. He underwent a bypass surgery in 1995. He had stopped appearance at public functions two years ago due … Continue reading

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The Amazing Gowdas!

I had been commenting on the political affairs of Karnataka. I dont know how to describe them but the whole Gowda bunch are simply Amazing! From the day Mr Deve Gowda became the surprise sleeping Pm of the country to … Continue reading

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Some Hindustani Classical

From the film Basant Bahar, this is one of the more famous songs by Pt Bhimsen Joshi and Manna De its Ketaki Gulab Juhi

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Mumbai Roads and Marathons

I was stuck in a jam a few days back and will blog about once i get my mobile dongle and upload the pics. Jams are part and parcel of a Mumbaikars life, but the time taken to clear them … Continue reading

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Are Indians living beyond their means?

At least this article in the TOI says so.. Indians are always thought to be a conservative society thanks to our high saving rate and a burgeoning middle class with conservative approach. Things have certainly changed in the last few … Continue reading

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On Conjoined twins and AmberDhara

I hardly ever see any serials, especially not the soap operas and k serials that run on sony zee or star. Recently when at my friends house i caught a glimpse of this serial on Sony- Ambar Dhara. It is … Continue reading

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Mumbai Indian railways ATVMs

There has been a lot of talk about modernising Mumbai Suburban rail network. Much of it has remained just that — Lots of talk but no or little action. The Ministry of Railways in collaboration with Maharashtra government has taken … Continue reading

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