Update and Great Photo

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I apologize for the long silence. In fact, not much has been happening around here. Well, not much except bird flu, temple attacks, and presidential visits. At this point, nearly two years later, India and Bombay have almost become everyday for me. And, sad as it may seem, there comes a time when you become used to (desensitized to?) chaotic driving, street urchins, milk deliverymen on bicycles, unnavigable, paan juice stained sidewalks, piles of burning trash, incense, crowds, poverty, nouveau riche techies, and holy cows. It’s almost time to move on.

That said, I occasionally see things here that I wouldn’t see anywhere else. Take a look at the photo above, taken by a friend of a friend. That’s an actual billboard (called a “hoarding” here) with statistics that aren’t too far-fetched. I don’t know why the designers of the sign used a coffee cup, but there you go.

By the way, as I seem to have run out of words about India, I may start posting some fun photos on occasion. If I put up several at a time, they may even amount to a feature-length article. Figuratively, that is…

One comment

  1. E. says:

    I know what you mean. I lived in Tokyo for four years. Once you get into your everyday routine, the wonder and marvel you experienced at every turn when you landed, somehow seems to fade. The only way to prolong the honeymoon for me, was to take lots of regular trips, outside of the city, into rural Japan, or outside of the country.

    That said, city life in Tokyo bears little of the assault on senses that India seems to. I’m tempted to get to Mumbai to see for myself.

    Look forward to the photo’s. Keep blogging!

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