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Monthly Archives: December 2008

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Usually I am quite successful in making birds pose for me. I have photographed parrots, pigeons, kites, sparrows, crows and other birds and not just birds, some cats, lions, tigers have also posed for me. However this duck was proving to be a difficult case. I was following it around the the edge of the pond but it kept swimming away as if purposly trying to avoid me. Finally I called… read the full conversaton and check out the bigger image

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In view of the recent attacks, we have to be more careful. The public and the press have appreciated us and we should not let them down or do anything for that confidence to slip. We need to be extra vigil, we need to be alert, and we need to be on duty 24X7. Every time you go out, I want you to remember that you are not an individual, you are a part of a respected team and each and every one of you is a brand ambassador of Mumbai Police. Now go out and make this city safe. GO, go, go.

This is the pep talk by the senior cop. Check out what the junior one did.

They named a street after me downunder. That is very nice of them

They named a street after me downunder. That is very nice of them

Batman Avenue? Strange name for a road. Let’s see if I can find a Superman Street or Spiderman Lane as well. This is what I thought when I first saw the sign for Batman Avenue in Melbourne. Later I realised it was not named after the caped crusader who also goes by the name of Bruce Wayne but after John Batman-the man who found Melbourne. Read more on my other blog

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The Indian market has not collapsed like the US market and the real estate has also not suffered the way it has in India. The sharp rise in price (about 300-400%) we saw in the last 5 years in Bombay has stopped and the prices has gone down but the real estate is still hell of a lot more expensive than it was 5 years ago. Some builders have slashed the prices, some are offering other goodies like free registration, appliance and what not. A builder was offering a one bedroom house in some remote suburb if you buy a 3 BHK in Thana and someone was also offering a car on the purchase of a house but that is not unique, even in Gulf someone was offering a Merc with a house

I was thinking about the car and a house. If I buy a house in Bombay, I will be paying a minimum of 3 lacs for a parking spot. 3,00,000 bucks for parking a car that I bought 6 years ago for 2.25 lacs. Do you think it would put me under pressure to ditch my car and buy one that is more expensive than the parking spot?