Saturday, January 27, 2007


I read a blog recently which had something to say about KUMBH MELA at Allahabad. I've seen the ways of the world change over some 2 decades around the KUMBH site and I've seen the MELA change in certain ways as well. But, the thing which never changes is the fact that it still draws in huge crowds who are tied together by their common fath in whatever that land stands for them. A rough estimation says that this year more than 3,00,00,000 people took their ablutions in the holy waters over the period of a month.

I've seen huge heards of people come to KUMBH each year. Heads laiden with heavy luggage (for the whole month). Babies, women, children, elderly ... all move around in one inseparable block. The stories that the bollywood has about lost brothers in the Kumbh are infact true!!! Just one sight at the organized chaos and you would be pulled towards it, being afraid at the same time.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Well, this is ironical! My friend was filling out a from for his pasport in the Thanjavur office (through an 'agent') and under the country section he was made to write ... 'NORTH INDIA'!!!

Thursday, January 18, 2007


This was surprisingly a good new for me. There's a child helpline which works in a very special way, it collects left over food from parties and gives it to more deserving people. The number is 1098 - child helpline. Hope you are able to help a child the next time you throw a big party.