Republic Day Free bus ride

The FREE bus ride on Republic day in Mumbai

The 26th January Republic Day happened to be on a Sunday. For every working professional, student it was a day of gratitude but also to frown. This is because an extra holiday got wasted. National holidays must come on a weekday, right? At least we would get an off and that day would be more special for us.

Ok, coming back to the topic, since the Republic Day fell on a Sunday, I have this habit since the past 3-4 years to go to Bandra Kurla complex and play soccer with my buddies. It’s usually far from my place in Andheri, but the love for this sport pulls me there.
I had a gala time playing, so after we were done, I waited for a Bus to take me to the station. The bus was the same, but I happened to notice balloons inside of the three colors of the flag. I just got in, and then to my shock was informed that every bus with the balloons was supplying free rides for the day!

Wow… I know its hardly something, but it just got a wide smile on my face!!
I made it known to my friends who were happy too. Above is a pic of the special bus I was in Republic Day.

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Big Bazaar

Big Bazaar – The best place for Shopping in India!!

Big Bazaar… (26TH January Republic Day Special)

This phenomenon brought forward by the Future group has taken India like a tsunami wipes out everything on its way!!
They get a range of products right from retail to FMCG…
They claim to offer products at the cheapest cost in Mumbai, thus their tagline, “Isse sasta aur koi nahi

Big Bazaar a never-ending customer base. But recently many competitors have been appearing in the market, thus eating up their market share.
So they came up with an idea.
Every now & then they come up with 3 back to back days of “Sabse saste din” meaning the cheapest 3 days.

I must tell you the crowd during these 3 days is too much to be true.. this place can itself be called a overpopulated city.
 The morning bell rings at 9.30 am.
After the ring, the people run like its a war, only the fittest survive.

I entered Big Bazaar at 10 am.
My first word, WHOAAA. the crowd was too much already for the security to handle. They use their whistles to the utmost utility as they try to signal the crowd to keep the flow! I pity the staff too, so many people asking a range of questions.. I would have been fed up with it in an hour’s time!

All in all.. if you wanna know how Mumbai feels like, do enter this place during the mega sale!! You’ll get a good feel..!!
& since its republic day, that means a national holiday, I wish you the best of luck if you plan to go today..!!

On any day of the year, Big Bazaar will help you shop reasonably within a budget. Big Bazaar near me is available in Mumbai, Pune, Chembur, Worli & Kalyan.

Can I order online from Big Bazaar?

Yes, you can! All you have to do is visit their website – BIG BAZAAR and follow the instructions. Find out if they are delivering in your area!

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26th January Republic Day India

What does 26th January mean to a Mumbaikar?

What does 26th January mean to a Mumbaikar?

This day is patriotic.
But for most of us.. its something else.

For some, it’s a DRY DAY that means no alcohol… thus there is always an extra crowd on 25th & 27th.
Funny isn’t it?
Few find it as a perfect time for business.. e.g – I boarded a train now from Andheri station, many are standing on the bridge carrying a small stick-on flag… whoever passes by, they stick it to the shirt and take some coins in change.

Some think this day is a holiday. another good day of rest…!!

Then there are some for whom this day is just like the other days!!

Finally for some, its a day they get to wear traditional outfits & show it to their friends or colleagues.!!

I haven’t come across any, but I do know that for some, this day is historic and its importance is invaluable..!!

As I travel, the crowd at every station is lesser than half the usual…
Either I’m too early, or maybe most of them are half asleep.

Have a nice day on 26th January!
Saare jahaan se achhaa, Hindustan humara!!

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Going to Church – Out of love Or Obligation

Going to church every week is what every christian does!!


The question arises…. How many of us go out of sheer love and affection towards the almighty?

At this virtual and digital age , many of us miss the time we spend with our near and dear ones as we are glued to our gadgets.

Also, many people just come to church as they find it as their duty to go to church.

They do not do it willingly. Sometimes, its just to show their parents that they are good children.
Sometimes, they come  to church as they get to meet their friends.
Sometimes and i mean it, very rarely a few would visit because they really want to..!!

Also, There are many things i notice during mass..
Such as,
The seats behind are packed. People will sandwich each other and fit in a conjusted place.
 The places in the front, especially the first 3 rows are hardly having people sitting.
 The priest mostly requests the people to come ahead and sit, rather than sit in such an uncomfortable manner.

Then, the mass begins, and so do the series of yawns..!!
I won’t deny that sometimes i yawn too..!!
Many of us fall asleep during the sermon.

Some of us pretend to listen, and some of us are busy inside our phones!!
What’s the point if you don’t pay attention during the sermon!!

One of the masses i attended recently, the priest gave an eye opening sermon where he simply asked one question, “WHY DO WE COME TO CHURCH”?
 There was a silence, which was accompanied with another minute of silence.
That was the answer he expected. He explained to us what should have been our approach, that all we need to do is talk to the almighty for a minute.
We can indeed remove a minute out of our busy lives.
I’ve asked many of my friends about why do they come for mass, by far its just an obligation
What’s your choice?

You can go to church with a boyfriend, after having a baby and even during the menstrual period.

There is no restriction that can stop you when you wish to pray to God.

Some say that they go to church in their dream!

Isn’t it so cool to visit the almighty in your dream?

Now you cannot go to church because of COVID-19.

So stay home, stay safe and pray from home!

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Chain Snatching in Mumbai, India

Chain Snatching In Mumbai

So, i guess everyone knows what does Chain Snatching mean…
Some call it an art, some call it a robbery etc.
I’m a simple resident in J.B.Nagar, Andheri East.


From the past couple of months, the chain snatching scenario has taken up our area like a flood.
Usually, My mother came home whining about the vegetable and meat and their rising prices.
But now, the scenario has changed.

Now, she gets home and tells me about whose chain got snatched, and where.
Its become a weekly affair and trust me, it does piss me off..

Recently, as i was walking towards cigarette factory to board a bus to Andheri station i seen a robbery right in front of me
It was around 10.30am, i was walking, and in front, a lady was purchasing potatoes i guess.
A bike was next to her. the next thing i seen was the person riding pillion, took the chain off like his hand was a magnet..(damn quick i must say) couldn’t see his face and the rider too wore a helmet.
they went ahead, but to their dismay, The locals caught wind of the act as everyone shouted, CHORRRRRRRRRRRRRR….!!!!
They couldn’t escape via bike, so they dumped it nearby and ran different routes.
One ran on the main road, while the other took a smaller route with many short cuts.
For a while, i was happy as many ran behind one of the robbers.

But then came the harsh part. The one who took the bigger route ran swiftly, No one around even tried to stop him… Cheers, Mumbai..!!

Felt bad, as the people just stood looking at him while he made his way..
The same scenario if happened with such people, they would be devastated.
The last i heard, they weren’t caught. but the bike was found. so fingers are crossed, lets hope they are put to test!!

Chain Snatching in Mumbai is a regular event as we have more than a crore people living in this city.

The worst part is that chain snatching in Mumbai events are increasing by the day. Because of this, there has been quite a turmoil faced by the community.

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