February 10, 2013
beauty, boat, boats, Colaba, Gateway of india, horses, Mumbai, Taj, Taj mahal palace and tower, TMPT
9 years and counting… I am talking about my love affair with Mumbai. Her beauty still manages to captivate me every day. Through my blog
I wish to show you our Mumbai.
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million.
Map of Mumbai
Earlier Tourists use to enter Mumbai through the Gateway of India, located in Colaba (South Mumbai).
Gateway of India
I often visit the gateway early in the morning during the weekends, it’s beautiful.
The Arabian Sea
Just opposite to the Gateway, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower stands tall to welcome the tourists with their best services.
The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower
More about Mumbai in my next post.
November 24, 2012
20 rupee note story, 2012, andaman, Andaman and nicobar, beach, beach no 2, beach no 7, bomb site, coral island, elephanta beach, havelock, India, India Democracy Industrialization #beingronit #royspeaks Nature environment propanga Mumbai Politics ronit roy, kalapathar beach, light house beach, munjoh resort, nicobar, north bay beach, port blair, radhanagar beach, ride, ronit, ronitroy, sand, saw mill, sea, sea shells, travel, Tsunami
August 10, 2012
Girgaum Chowpatty, Home away from Home, Hostel, India, Karan Raina, Mackickan Hall, Mumbai, Papai, Ronit Roy, St Andrews House, Wilson College
The Majestic Mackichan Hall
I think the title of this post says it all. This post is about my 9 years’ stay in this hostel situated at Girgaum Chowpatty facing the Arabian Sea. The building is majestic and classic, made out of carved stone not bricks. I emphasize, so that you can imagine the beauty of the building, and the pride in the hearts of the hostel residents including me.
To give you all a little perspective let me share some photo captures of this architecture and its character.
The Middle Lobby in Mackichan Hall
So why am I writing a post about my hostel? It’s because I will be spending my last night in this hostel today. . Sitting here today I can already feel the nostalgia I will feel from tomorrow onwards. This nostalgia is about the wonderful moments I have spent here with my amazing friends. My hostel friends have turn by turn moved out of this place. Now I guess it’s my turn too.
While I am inside this hostel I always feel they are with me… though they are in different parts of the country. This place holds us together even today. This home away from home has provided us shelter when we had newly come to Mumbai… leaving the warmth of our house to make our lives successful. . This living organism has made us who we are today. Mackichan Hall has given us ample opportunities to be able to groom ourselves to face the world. Thank You is not enough to show our gratitude. I hope life gives me an opportunity to pay you back someday, so that you stand strong and help many more students like me chase their dreams.
It’s time to say good bye my old friend, my confidante. Your walls have listened to me when I was alone. I leave you not alone but with many more friends who need your support to step on the stairs to success.
May 6, 2012
6th may, chennai super kings, Cricket, CSK, dhoni, ipl, ipl 5, lalit modi, Malinga, MI, Mumbai, mumbai indians, rohit sharma, sachin, smith, wankhede stadium
Watched a Cricket match from the stands of a stadium for the first time in my life, just a few hours ago. It’s a different experience to be part of the spirit of the game just yards away from the battleground.
Mumbai Indians were playing one of their toughest opponents Chennai Super kings.
Mumbai Indians Fans were screaming their lungs out to cheer their favourite players. I was shocked to the see the support for Malinga, which was more than that was there for Sachin, the home boy. MI flags were being waved with energy and joy.
MI fans left the ground with heads high and arms around CSK fans. This is cricket. This is the spirit of the game or for that any game, to bring people together to celebrate wins together.
I truly had an incredible experience.
October 23, 2011
culture, Diwali, festival, India, lights, Mumbai
It’s that time of the year when the Indian night sky looks the most beautiful. Shining and shimmering. It looks like a newly wed bride’s gown.
There is happiness all around. One can see smiles in every eye, and the spirit of Diwali in every Indian heart. Today I felt the spirit too, as soon as I stepped out of the car in the Dadar market, in Mumbai. I have been living in Mumbai since the last 8 years. For the very first time I have been able to capture the dazzle of the market. I have taken a few pictures to share the spirit of Diwali with you all.
Happy Diwali to you all!
August 14, 2011
life, love, magic, pheromone, Philosophy, science, sex
I am writing again after a long time. Nothing has inspired me to scribble about until today. I watched a movie – “Thar”. It is about the unbelievable things in life – Gods, super power, mystery, magic and science. Movies like Harry Potter, Tron, etc. often make me ponder- What is Magic? What is Science? Is there a relation? Any mathematical calculation that can draw a correlation between them.? After much thought I realised that “Magic is any mystery that can not be explained by a mathematical formula”.
Can we explain every thing in our ignorant lives? If you can then do let me know.
In most movies, or according to most of them – LOVE is magic. Why is it called Magic? It is simply because it is not explain-able by our rationale or logic? Love cannot be added, subtracted, multiplied or divided to derive a mathematical solution or equation. Love is like a supreme 0 (zero). When zero (0) is multiplied or divided my any entity it results in only zero (0). When it is added or subtracted with/from any other entity it does not take or give anything away, but just blends in with that entity. Isn’t that what Love does, it keeps its purest form when it becomes part of a life of an individual or another. A very convoluted thought indeed!
I just explained Love. So will it no more be considered as “Magic”. Is it now a “Science”? If if you are thinking of bull shitting me with the pheromones logic, then don’t. It just helps you select a sexual partner, which could actually be multiple partners. But its just because of Love that any individual sticks with one sexual partner for most of their life.