Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bargain Book Hut, Kala Ghoda


For a long time now I was searching for a book shop that will cater to my reading needs. Being a student and unemployed it was always a big task for me to actually save up money to buy books. With most of the books being atleast above 200/- rupees the task is even bigger. Obviously small book shops and the pirated books came to my rescue as it made both me as well as my pocket happy. But then again the print quality, the cover etc were not up to the mark and sometimes it was a disappointment. My quest for a cheap bookshop was always on, sales etc were again a great help. Recently there was a sale at Sunderbai Hall at Churchgate where they had a huge collection and the bargain was that 1kg books for 100/- rupees. Quite a treat for all the book lovers I must say.
And then I found this one shop snuggled up in a small lane of a busy area. I went there the first time but couldn’t find it. I went there the second time and was successful to find the little door with a small room which was filled with books, and books which were actually affordable. I really don’t know how they do it. But the books are so cheap!!! And that too little used or as good as new books! I spend a good half hour there and I never wanted to leave. The total bill for 6books was 635/- rupees with the discounted price whereas when I added up the original price it was 1465/- rupees, I saved a good 830/- rupees.. quite a treat for my wallet really :D
So go visit this shop, you’ll find wonderful books and exciting offers.
Budget Book Hut, Kalaghoda.


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Dhongi Bapus of the country.


Faith, Beliefs and Religion are something that you can't imagine India without. And we also have a tendency of generally believing that a certain Baba can solve all your life mysteries and problems, well that’s fine as long as you are happy and you are not performing any stupid rituals which are not bothering the people around you. And the reason why these “Baba” are such a hit because people blindly follow whatever they say or do, but sometimes these Baba’s behave in such a way that the whole trust of them being some god like figure just vanishes from the heart of the masses.
A similar stunt was carried out by our “much – in – the – news Baba” none other than Assaram Bapu.  When half of Maharashtra is dying for water when the worst kind of drought has affected the country and when every other person is talking about how not to waste water this holi when the baba is in the news for splashing tons of water and playing Holi with his followers. How can anyone be so inhuman. Imagine the rage the people living in a drought affected area must have had for him. What angers me even further is that people still follow him, there is going to be a similar Holi in Mumbai today, and I can't believe that people are actually going for it. Being a Bapu is it understood that you are supposed to carry out responsible actions because there are so many other people who might blindly follow what you do, and this kind of an act coming from you is just so unnerving. And our government of course has made the Bapu pay a minimal amount as a fine 9thousand something. I mean that’s not even half what he might earn in a day. He can easily waste more water and give 9 thousand something and get away with it.
Indian people, Indian Government and Indian Bapu’s have some serious thinking to do.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thursday Challenge - Signs


Its not always necessary to go "Right" sometimes "Left" is also an option.


PS - I really have no idea what I wrote above, it was just something that came to my mind :D

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thursday Challenge - Red

Its been a while since I posted anything here, and I believe I shouldn't keep giving excuses but rather actually post things here to keep the blog going. And so I am thankful to Thursday challenge to give me an excuse and actually make me post things here.

So this week's challenge is Red!


Mawale! this is a typical White and Red dress code of Shivaji Maharaj's army.