Saturday, May 30, 2009

Some things I spotted in town....

  • There is an old man who lives off the Carter Road promenade --nothing strange about that, but while we were doing our yoga, I remember that he would sit there for the entire hour washing a piece of clothing. He was very very busy the entire time. There would be puddles of water there, and he would wash, do his ablutions, soap himself (or did he use soap) and have a bath -- that sort of thing... I used to see that man every day we did your yoga there, over weekends, for those few crazy months when I decided to teach along the promenade:) He will be there, if you go there tomorrow, around seven am...
  • While going towards Mira Road, heading to Gorai, at noon, I saw an youngish woman standing on top of a high rise, off the highway, looking through her binoculors. What was she looking? How did she go up (usually sensible complexes do lock the terrace)...That too when a summer sun was directly overhead!
  • There is a bag shop that calls itself Gold coins bag. I really thought there was something there, intrigued, thinking the bags were for storing gold coins.. But it was selling prosaic old bags for us aunties:(
  • Have u seen that Kulfi wallah? A little dhabba unit, mounted on a tricycle, selling "Maharashtra's Mashoor Kulfi"...
More, as I get further lost in this maze of a city:)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you know Rujuta Diwekar personally? She is from the Shivananda school.If yes how can i get in touch with her....any help anybody????????

Shameem Akthar said...

No I do not know her personally. I know a lec from a college where rujuta is supposed to be a consultant -- but apparently the lady you seek never bothers to respond to callers on her mobile.. but will try to get the number for you, for what it is worth!

Anonymous said...

You are fabulous...actually i am looking for a good fitness motivator.I have shifted to Mumbai this march and since looking for someone. I am from Shimla...THIS CITY IS CONFUSING ME....I love the energy but failing to understand its pulse at time.Got to get hold over my life otherwise i don't know where i will land up.I am a bit slow for mumbai i suppose.If you can suggest someone let me know.This blog has become a part of my life now....THANKS FOR BEING THERE.....
Aru.

Anonymous said...

i am having Rujuta's num :9324224276
ALL THE BEST

Shameem Akthar said...

will rujuta's number on for just one day... and then remove it since it would not be right to keep it on ...