Vadas in Venice and Sev puri in Vatican is what people eat on dealer trips.
As for me I took a train ride at six thirty am and it was a first for me. People are all dressed to go to work. Bathed hair oiled, gajras in place and lipstick for the more urban ones. Food was being shared at seven am. One lady gave a part of her chapati bhaji to her friend . Standing some people could put full make up that is eye pencil included. There was a slight drizzle in Bandra. Well MET dept will be happy that the rain Gods made their prediction true. Mumbai is really gearing up for the monsoons. The newspapers are the first to start publishing last year s pictures and the havoc the rains created. BMC and MMRDA blame game starts in early May. This time till april they were busy with elections. I took a trip to Alfa and have got three umbrellas for my loved ones. Hannah montana for the youngest and she also chose a Winnie the Pooh rain coat. Elder one stuck to Pink Barbie rain coat. We also have Hannah Montana pencils, erasers, sharpners, colours, bags and pencil boxes for both the children. I have managed to see her song which is top of the charts. The only grace is that Miley doesn t look as dumb as Barbie. In fact she is a very smart girl. Hats off to the people managing her career. They are doing a fab job of it. I had never heard of her and then Devika attended one birthday party. She came back with Hannah Montana stickers which adorn my walls along with the Hussains and the Van Goghs.
Our local trains sure have improved and so have the people. No one complains of heat and crowd. Every one is happy talking, reading or listening to radio.This was all in the ladies compartment. The men have a long way to go. The general compartments were very very crowded.A ride without beggars and vendors is peaceful. The flower lady at Dadar managed to convince me to pray a lot for many days by selling lot of marigolds to me. Like the song Genda phool. I did not miss the Gondola ride.