Hot Mumbai overheats during summer again!

Burn up the energy this summer, but don’t buy a cooler.

It is summer time again and Mumbai started to get heated up. Sun has not been among the kind to have treated us this way, unfortunately. I remember writing an article way back in about hot summer that year. And it is a post that has got more hits during summers every year.

Last Sunday, the heat reached at it’s peak this summer, with night being hot as well. It did came as a surprise since the nights have been colder comparatively. As 90% of the working class these days works in Air conditioned offices, it is but obvious that you will be relaxed during the day. With the addition of recently announced A/C train on the Central line, it would make the travel cozy as well.
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Responsible Blogging

I blog. I live. It is me. #ResponsibleBlogging

To talk about being responsible and put things in context, let me redirect you to one of my recent post on bomb blasts in Pakistan. It was horrible, but there was a particular behavior the caught my eye. Earlier this year and late last year, there were two other blasts that shook the world – in France and Belgium. It is a sad example, I know but one that teaches how selective we are. My Facebook timeline was flooded (Disclaimer: I did not do it on both occasions) with people updating their profile picture over-laced with the French and the Belgian flag.

But the same thing did not happen for the blasts that happened in Pakistan. Does that have to do with the frequency of blasts in Pakistan or the hatred that we carry for them? I also posted the article link on Facebook, earned absolute Zero likes and comment – may be the text I wrote there was probably in-your-face!
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ISI Mark has lost its sheen

ISI Mark has lost its sheen?

As a kid, I remember seeing the ISI mark advertisement promoting the new standards. Government was very much active in propagating it, and soon even manufacturers started adding it to their adverts. It soon became the standard it intended out to be, thanks to the push from the Government to make it mandatory for everyone to comply with it.

In last two years I had purchased a few electrical goods that didn’t do great, but had the ISI mark on it intact. But I do know for sure that it’s quality was compromised by the components used to make them. This led me to believe that I should never buy goods that are marked with ISI without ignoring any other standards.
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Sunday Brunch and it flopped #dhabha #foodfad

Yes, my idea of having a Brunch today flopped big time. A new restaurant has opened in our area (and calls itself a dhabha which it is not) with a lot of bling outside. I had been looking for a chance to go in and have some food to find out how good they are. Unfortunately though, the main ingredient itself flopped. Ambiance was nice, and looked premium. I eat vegetarian, so that kind of limits my choices of food. And for all you know, this restaurant may be serving excellent non-vegetarian food.

I am talking about Aangan, the shiney new restaurant that is opened on the Kalyan-Shil highway near the toll plaza. Took both my wife and the toddler there today for a Sunday brunch, and came back unimpressed. The quality of the food was okay, but not as good, not very good, not great, not fantastic, not awesome! I mean, you can eat it and earn yourself a PHD in expressions. To top it all, I saw flies all over and had a tough time keeping them away from the food we were eating.
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#mourn #gulshaneiqbalpark blast in pakistan

Pakistan looses more lives to bomb blast again

A suicide bomber exploded at Gulshan-e-Iqbal park, Lahore in Pakistan. It is a park for god’s sake and there were a lot of families including children spending their Sunday evening there when the blasts took place. Not much information has been forthcoming, but majority of the dead are women and children. More than 65 are feared dead, a loss that the fanatics will never ever be able to repay.

It is sad that people of Pakistan had to go through this since more than a decade. The blasts have been frequent and have caused so much loss of life and injuries and pain! I could only wish it stopped now than ever! In 2015, more than 1000 people have lost their lives. Wikipedia has a list dedicated to terrorists attack in Pakistan. Go through the link for each year starting 2000, and you will only be human to feel utterly dejected. It is sad that instead of tackling this insurgency, the government and the ISI are busy thinking about India.

In 2015 alone, more than 1000 people have lost their lives.


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