Tuesday, July 01, 2008

I've moved on....

Am moving on from Blogger to Wordpress.... My blog is now at www.bombaylives.com

Thanks & God bless :))

Thursday, June 26, 2008

My version of the Net.

Things haven’t changed much since I compiled the list in 2005

My blog is still hosted at Blogspot  .
My pictures remain hosted by Flickr  .
Email with Microsoft Outlook  and Gmail  with my own domain www.bombaylives.com
Browse internet with Firefox 3
LinkedIn & Facebook business and friends networking.
Bloglines  to read RSS feeds.
View pics on Irfanview  & Piclens

Google Talk  and Skype  for instant messaging.
UTVi , moneycontro  l and equitymaster  to check stock quotes.
Icicidirect  to trade on Sensex/Nifty.
Peerweb for P2P transfers.
AVG  is my antivirus protection.
VLC Player to view movies , Winamp  to play music.

SMS Fun at Vakow & Twitter

Gyan at Wikipedia

Cheap movie tickets at Ngpay & Bookmyshow & Vodafone Tuesdays.

Online Shopping at FutureBazaar and using Paymate for discount payments.

Online travel at Makemytrip & Loyalty Points at Imint.

Make my PC look like Mac using CrystalXP

Mailing groups using GoogleGroups.

SMS, Mail & Pop-up Reminders using Google Calendar

Mobile downloads using Mobile9

View videos on YouTube & share Presentations on Slide share

Would love you hear your version of the Net or Net 2.0 as they call it nowadays : - )

36 Hours in Mumbai - NYTimes

Read here

and here for the Slideshow.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mard Bachao Andolan



Haywards 5000 & Sanju Baba’s new Andolan… making India more manly : - )


Monday, June 16, 2008

Dasavathaaram - 3.5/5

Nice movie, Kamal Haasan rocks!!

I think its one of the first Indian Movies to have a subject around the chaos theory and the butterfly effect

Also the first movie to have George Bush, Manmohan Singh, Jayalalitha, Karunanidhi.

Kamal's efforts are definitely laudable and deserves a salute

and yes at 140 crore its India's most expensive movie

**3.5 - 5 points

Friday, June 13, 2008

Crazy Govt taxes on Housing

After the 5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) the state government is levying a 4.5 per cent service tax on all new flats.

The whole logic is funny coz already VAT is being paid on the entire component that goes into constructing a building.

The new taxes so that makes it Rs 4.5 lakh for a flat worth Rs 50 lakh, plus another 2-3 lakhs for registrations & brokerages.

Surprisingly this news has come only in Mumbai Mirror; no other publication or TV channel has picked it up.

I don’t know if this is true or not, if it’s true then am surprised that no one has come out and opposed it.

Does anyone have any answers or leads?

The story in Mumbai Mirror


Reminds me of stuff being done in Gulf to drive out immigrants by raising the cost of living, but then they guys who come to Bombay anyways will continue to live in Slums & Zhoppadpattis while the Middle Class will be automatically bhagaoed.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Oprah's Book Club

Ok I was kidding, My friend Fiza has just released her latest book, “Khawabon Ki Zameen” (Land of dreams),

you can order this book by sending mail to her : fizadawn@gmail.com or buy at Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260249870441

Book Cost Rs. 85/-

If you love poems or wanna impress someone wid your poems, then go for it .

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Free Tickets for CNBC's Movie Fest

Got 2 invites to CNBC's movie Fest at Metro on 5th June, showing Wall Street or Barbarians at the Gate, Do lemme know if anyone's interested.


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Movies to watch this Weekend

Best deals to watch the movies
1. Vodafone Tuesdays' 1 ticket free on 1 ticket

2. Bookmyshow : ICICI card offer 1 ticket free on 1 ticket

3. NGpay also has a 50% discount offer, but its perputally down and one doesnt now how safe the mobile transaction can be.

4. Paymate : 25% cashback for HDFC card holders

I wish someone made a best deal crawler on the lines of Froogle.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Visual BookShelf - Sexy Facebook App if you love Books

Visual Bookshelf is a super  cool, no bullshit or timepass . A must have App if you love reading books.


Build up a virtual bookshelf by searching the Amazon book inventory.

* See what your friends are reading
* Show others whats on your real bookshelf
* See who else is reading a book (a good icebreaker)
* Read and create reviews
* Clean low-text look on your profile
* Recommend books on your bookshelf to your friends




And yes you can  Facebook Me : )




"Wall Street Meets 70mm"

CNBC-TV18 & Enlighten Film Society is showcasing four movies on the Stock Markets on 5th and 6th June 2008.


5th June

7 pm - Wallstreet.

9.30 pm - Barbarians at the gate.

6th June

7 pm - Boiler Room.

9.20 pm - Rogue Trader.


The fuckall part is they are only being shown in Metro Adlabs, I’d suggest call up Seventymm or Clickflix or your local DVD wala and watch it at home in case you can’t make it to town.


Nevertheless it’s a nice attempt by these guys.





Monday, May 19, 2008

Vijay Tendulkar - R.I.P

Vijay Tendulkar  one of India's best writer, playwright & overall very brave social activist died today.

I would say more than his writing it was his courage to stand up for justice without fear whether supporting  people against Bhai Thakur in Virar or standing in support of Mahanagar when attacked by Shiv Sena or  Standing with the displaced people of Narmada and many more such things... Something that his daughter Priya Tendulkar did in Rajni.

After PuLa Deshpande, this is one of greatest loss to Maharashtra.


WTF news by Rediff

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Snapshots from National Park

Inspite of living in Borivli I went to National Park today after more than 10 Years, for Deepthi it was her first visit to the all Famous Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
There weren't too many animals just saw a few Deers, One leopard and many Monkeys... The Lion Safari was bit vague and the official jeep were missing, and our Rickshaw wasnt allowed to enter the Kanheri Caves Region : ( .

But the coolest thing was the Mini Train, the 15 min ride is fun, reminds you of your school picnics and the Peddle Boating, real paisa vasool stuff.
Both @ 15 bucks per person.

The park was clean, but many of the animals were missing so were the food stalls .. the only food available were the Kulfiwalas and the Cucumber vendors.

Maybe next time we can do a group picnic and carry all our food and housie tickets and some booze :)


Some images :-
Welcome to National Park

National Park Map

Monkeys & Tiger @ National Park


From the Mini Train

The Famous TeenMurti

Peddle Boating

Symond's Friend


Friday, May 09, 2008

Saw da Great Khali!!

Great Khali, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

Saw the Great Khali in Peninsula Chambers, Lower Parel.

Managed to click snap from my mobile, One never has Digi Cam when its needed the most.

For those who came in late , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Khali

Monday, May 05, 2008

The world this Week!!

  • Raj Thackeray gave the weekly dose to UP wallahs , yawn.....
  • IPL has crossed 30 matches... stil entertaing.
  • Mumbai Indians are winning thanks to Bhajji not playing.
  • No one covered Shiv Sena's Trade and Property Fair for the Marathi Manos, even though it was well promoted and some nice copy writing . 
  • BMC wants 41% tax on property rents, yeah right.
  • Yashraj Films seems to have got it all wrong in 2007-08
  • Property prices seem to have fallen 20%, I wonder where in Bombay
  • Cheerleaders have been replaced by Gay dancers.
  • The horny humping sound in the Vodafone ad that plays between overs has been muted.
  •  The Ramdoss health ministry is doing everything apart from Health
  • Billu is not interested in Yahoo, I wonder if MSFT will pickup Yahoo stock when they fall today.
  • Markets have bounced back nearly 3k since touching 14500.


Ironman, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

Killer movie.. I really liked it

Killer Combo Google Calendar + Plaxo + Outlook

Google Just launched this cool new feature on Google Calendar.

Sync your Google Calendar with your Microsoft Outlook™ calendar
Access your calendar however and whenever you want. Check your Microsoft Outlook events on the go with Google Calendar. View your Google Calendar information offline through Microsoft Outlook calendar.

What this means is If you were using Plaxo and Outlook together and were using Google Calendar to Get free SMS Notifications  and  was doing unnecessary double work it’s now peace life.

Now You can continue to create reminders on Outlook, Keep you contacts & Sync them with Plaxo,  Sync both ways with Outlook & Google Calendar, get unlimited free notification on  SMS, Mail & pop-ups thanks to Google J

More Details here  =>> Learn More



Friday, May 02, 2008

Things I've not been doing...

My realisation that holidays just fly so fast and the things that we plan during weekdays but never implement on holidays...

Some of the things I've not been doing :-

  • Scanning retro family pics
  • Crossing over to Gorai beach over the ferry ride and eating Tadgolas.
  • Swimming in my building pool.
  • Playing cricket (seal) matches of 55 Bucks and MRI tennis balls
  • Reading the books I've bought.
  • Watching the movies I downloaded on my LAN
  • Sending a 'hello' scrap to my Freinds on Orkut.

Hopefully I can Tick mark some of the them this weekend, till then its back to the usual grind.

I think we should have a collbrative weekend list on the lines of 43things and make the best of the holidays.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Only In Mid-day

Orgasm is also called...

Gujarati: Santosh
Marathi: Samadhan
Punjabi: Tasalli
Bohra: Paramsukh
Sindhi: Majo aaiyo
Tamil: Trupti
Telugu: Santrupti
Urdu: Sukoon
Bengali: Bhaalo laglo
Malayalam: Ratimurcha

The article

Friday, April 25, 2008

Another reason not to vote for BJP

Protests against IPL cheerleaders

These guys have just lost it, seeing opportunity and publicity they have decided to do ungli where its least required.

What happened to all the favorite issues Temple, Toyota Rath, Licking Jinnah. 123 nuclear bum.

Its politicians that need to be banned, specially during cricket and exams.

IPL rocks, Cheer Girls Rock, Cricket prevails over starved lusty politicians, specially ones who wear half pants and promote celibacy.

In 2009 elections its gonna be a choice between jurassic 82 year old vs 37 year old, I know where my vote is gonna go.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Value buy - Kingston mini fun 512 mb

Just got this from Futurebazaar.com , 512 mb for only 100 bucks.

and yes comes loaded with Games too : )

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Vishu

Vishu Kanni


Pics from Vishu celebrated yesterday at home.

Hoping for peace, prosperity, happiness.
and also success for the Indian Team.


Also a very happy Baisakhi, Bihu, Nôbobôrsho : - )

Friday, April 11, 2008

Lusty Shahyri in Rickshaw

Shahyri in Rickshaw, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

Lusty Shahyri dedicated to Amisha & Bipasha in the Auto.
Please read it to sel translate :)

Krazzy 4 Billboard

Krazzy 4 Billboard, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

@ the baap of all signals - "Mith Chowky, Malad"

Krazzy 4, You me and Hum, Tashan, Sarkar Raj are must dekko for the month.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

WTF News of the Day- Mid-day

Not wothout my goat :Deepak Dobriyal



I seriously doubt if it’s the just love for the Goat, its maybe much deeper than that!


Adam and Ewe  :-)



Want Milk??

Want Milk??, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

The Cow looks right out of Pixar Animation Studio...

The favorite hotspot for school picnics and naughty couples.

Hum Sab Ek Hain

Hum Sab Ek Hain , originally uploaded by Bombayite.

United symbols of Bombay , I think they missed the Star of David (the star in the centre is not the one) .. shall write to them.

Man's best freinds

Man's best freinds, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

Chap selling Grass2Feed in Malad and playing wid his pet.

Only in India can someone think of making a livelihood out of Good Karma like feeding the Cow or Pigeons.

Tulsi on Billboard 20

Tulsi on Billboard 20 , originally uploaded by Bombayite.

Tulsi it seems is back... After her attempts with BJP and independent serial production, she seems to have patched up with Ekta.

For a sec I thought "Shantiniketan mein phir khulegi tulsi" :)

Rane on Bombay Billboard 20

Rane on Billboard 20, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

This is truly Happy B'day Bombay istyle...
4 step rule
1.get a hoarding
2.put a high resolution pic,
3.write a few adjectives and suck up
4. write the names of the people who suck-up at the bottom footer

Happy B'day dear mantri saheb, vaadivsacha subecha :)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Bombay Billboard - Top 20

Bombay Billboard - Top 20, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

BJP Billboard in Bangur Nagar, Goregoan.

I wish there was a big billboard or screen where vigilant junta could upload or beam their Pics and MMS :)

LCD TV in Best Bus

LCD Tv in Best Bus, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

Many long route buses are fitted with LCD TV's which show movie promos and music and the usual BEST gyan.. Nice thing if you are really bored...
I hope they show live Cricket Matches here :)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

satish wants to keep up with you on Twitter

To find out more about Twitter, visit the link below:


-The Twitter Team

About Twitter

Twitter is a unique approach to communication and networking based on the simple concept of status. What are you doing? What are your friends doing—right now? With Twitter, you may answer this question over SMS, IM, or the Web and the responses are shared between contacts.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gems found @ Raddiwala

Gems found @ Raddiwala, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

Got these 2 books at my local Raddiwala (Bhangaarwala aka Kabaadiwala) for wonly 30 bucks..

One does really get some really hidden gems and magic lamps at the old paper marts :)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Post on Twitter via Vakow


RG's team at Vakow have enabled posting on Twitted via Vakow.

Da 1 million $ reason to use this service,

Coz its cheaper because vakow don't use a shortcode like Twitter. ( Vakow SMS = 0.50- 1 Rs, Premium SMS 3 bucks)

4 more details check here http://www.vakow.com/settings/twitter/

If you are wondering WTF is Twitter or Vakow, Pls Wiki or Google it :)

Barcamping anyone??

barcamp mumbai

Event Details:

Date: 29 March 2008

Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Venue: IIT Mumbai

Shailesh J Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM) at IIT Bombay

Powai, Mumbai – 400076

Register here : http://barcampmumbai.org/BCM3_registrants


Microsoft Corp's Memo to it's Indian staff

Sorry for the language but this is how the exact memo was.....

Microsoft's Memo to its Indian Staff

This is a REAL MEMO from Microsoft HR Director in Redmond, WA to its
staff of Indian Origin. Every word here is kept intact without


In view of the large number of Indians working in the USA, UK and many
other countries with White People, it has become important for Human
Resources Department to issue directives to their Indian staff.


It has been brought to our attention by several officials visiting our
corporate headquarters that offensive language is commonly used by our
Hindi-speaking staff. Such behavior, in addition to violating our
policy, is highly unprofessional and offensive to both visitors and

Staff will IMMEDIATELY adhere to the following rules:

1. Words like CHUTIYA, GANDU and other such expressions will not be used
for emphasis, no matter how heated the discussion. You will not say
CHUTIYE, AKKAL NAHI HAI KYA TEREKO when someone makes a mistake, or
MADAR CHOD, BHENCHOD when a major mistake has been made. All forms
derived from the verb CHOD are inappropriate in our environment.

2. No project manager, section head or administrator, under any
circumstances, will be referred to as GADHA or CHUTIYA. Lack of
determination will not be referred to as KAAMCHOR SAALA and neither will
persons who lack initiative be referred to as BHOSADIKAA or MADARCHOD.

3. Unusual or creative ideas from your superiors are not to be referred
to as GAND FAADU, if a person is persistent, or if a task is heavy to
accomplish. In a similar way, do not use GAND FATI, if a colleague is
going through a difficult situation.

4. Furthermore, you must not say BHOSADE MEIN GAYA when matters become
complicated. When asking someone to leave you alone, you must not say

DIMAG KI MAA BHEN MAT KAR. Do not ever substitute 'May I help you?' with

5. When things get tough, an acceptable _expression such as 'We are
going through a difficult time' should be used, rather than MAA CHUDI

6. No salary increase shall be ever referred to as KHAIRAAT BAATI JAA
RAHI HAI KYA. Under no circumstances should you call our elderly
corporate partners as BUDDHA KHOOSAT.

7. Last, but not least, after reading this memo, please do not say: YE
directions in mind.


Steve Rider

Human Resources, Director Microsoft Corporation

Sehwag : Double Century


This is why we love Sehwag : Even though he doesnt get to play ODI's, He makes sure that he plays Test's like ODI :))

Jiyo Sehwag :))

WTF : Chinks going mad in Tibet.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Liquid prices - Fuel for Thought : )

Got this deadly fwd from Sandy.

Over the weekend, I filled up my car's fuel tank, and I thought fuel
has become really expensive after the recent price hike. But then I
compared it with other common liquids and did some quick calculations,
and I felt a little better.

To know why, see the results below - you'll be surprised at how
outrageous some other prices
are !

Diesel (regular): Rs.! 36.08 pe r litre

Petrol (speed): Rs.52 per litre

Coca Cola 330 ml can : Rs.20 = Rs.61 per litre

Dettol antiseptic 100 ml Rs.20 = Rs.200 per litre

Radiator coolant 500 ml Rs.160 = Rs.320 per litre

Pantene conditioner 400 ml Rs.165 = Rs.413 per litre

Medicinal mouthwash like Listerine 100 ml Rs.45 = Rs. 450 per litre

Red Bull 150 ml can : Rs.75 = Rs.500 per litre

Corex cough syrup 100 ml Rs.57 = Rs. 570 per litre

Evian water 500 ml Rs. 330 = Rs. 660 per litre Rs. 660 for a litre of
WATER???!!! And the buyers don't even know the source (Evian spelled
backwards is naive.)

Kores whiteout 15 ml Rs. 15 = Rs. 1000 per litre

Cup of coffee at any decent business hotel 150 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1167 per litre

Old Spice after shave lotion 100 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1750 per litre

Pure almond oil 25 ml Rs. 68 = Rs. 2720 per litre

And this is the REAL KICKER... HP deskjet colour ink cartridge 21 ml
Rs.1900 = Rs. 90476 per litre!!!

Now you know why computer printers are so cheap ? So they have you
hooked for the ink !

So, the next time you're at the pump, don't curse our honorable
Petroleum minister - just be glad your car doesn't run on cough syrup,
after shave, coffee, or God forbid, printer ink !

Carpool Carpool.... What abt Rickpool?

For the last 10 days there have been infinites articles and placed articles Mumbai Mirror, Hindustan Times, DNA, Mid-Day etc on Car Pool, how much fun Carpooling is, Car Poolers are a happy lot etc etc .

Some paid stories : )



Well, am not against Mykoolpool.com or carpool.com or the Promotion of these services but what bugs me is that these guys forgot one of the cheapest ideas of pooling… i.e Share-e-Rickshaw…. Not to be confused with Share-e-Punjab.

Rickshaws beat Cars hands down when it comes to VFM and convenience.
• Rickshaws run on CNG which is cheaper and cleaner than Petrol which most cards guzzle.
• Rickshaw have the latest jhankaar music, no car even with the best Kenwood or Bose speakers can beat.
• Rickshaws can go thru Shankar Gully but cars cant.
• You can park Rickshaw anywhere, You might go mad finding a parking place for your car.
• Rickshaws don’t get towed away.
• Cars have A/c… Rickshaws are Aircool.
• You can update yourself on the MNS v/s Bihari/UP war in the Rickshaw and ask questions like Rajdeep Sardesai.
• You are saving India’s FoRex Reserves.

On the flip side :
• Hijras can feel you at every signals
• BEST Buses & Trucks fart emissions in your face
• Every other Rickshaw passengers tries to ogle or try to catch a glimpse of every rickshaw passenger hoping it’s a maal female…
• Bad roads can hurt your balls and abs near Sakinaka, Chincoli Bandar, Powai
Having said that there still remains the cheapest way to travel in Bombay , Take the Railway pass or BEST Bus which promises unlimited travel for less than 500 per month. : )
Btw I travel by Bus, Shared- Rick, Local Train and occasional Car : )

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

8 things we've learned from watching porn

Got this via SMS : )


1.Women wear high heels to bed

2.Men r never impotent

3.Women always orgasm when men do

4.All women r noisy fucks

5.Man always groan OH YEAH when they cum

6.A common & enjoyable sexual practice 4 a man is to take his half erect penis & slap it repeatedly on a woman's butt

7.Asian men don’t exist

8.Women always look pleasantly surprised when they open a man's trousers & finds a cock there

Monday, March 24, 2008


Borivili ATM swallows plastic, belches paper



Am not surprised this is in my area of Borivli,  some morons must have fed it  Bubble gum or nakli notes : )

Good Deal!!

Western Digital 160GB USB Portable Hard Drive
Got this sexy Hard Drive at Anupam Bookstore for Rs 4200 wonly, Croma is charging 5200 for this same shit, total Loot!!

The moral of the story is dont just go by what the Advertisers feed you there are stuff cheaper than Next, Croma, Big Bazaar...

You may wanna check out http://www.compareindia.com/ , India's answer to Froogle.

Freebees & Mobile Mania

The madness of the Dot Com Mania is back, there are some crazy free Offers and SMS Sites, Websites offering or at least promising to offer Money or share in profits on the Web and Mobile all riding the bandwagon of SMS adverting.

Mginger : mGinger pays you for reading SMS on your mobile phones, ( i.e. @ 0.20 paisa per SMS received, 10 Paisa per SMS your referred friend reads, 5 paisa for SMS read by friends referrals

Sounds like Mobile Amway minus Investments
mGinger is funded by Draper Fisher Juvertson( DFJ), NEA Indo-US Ventures


Paymate – Giftmate

First of its kind mobile voucher which can redeemed on most of the ecommerce sites in India, once you sign up you get free gift voucher regularly ( Rs 100, Rs 250).
They are backed by Sherpalo &
Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byer.



Free SMS upto 80 Characters & refer your friends and get money.

Same on the lines on Mginger, not too many details given on the investors.
And yes they promise to
save INR 900 a month on your mobile bills !

Others Companies on Similar lines or Madness Levels..

Rupee Mail




SMS Gupshup

If you know any other services like these, Do scribble in..
Cheers & Get Rich Soon

p.s The idea here is not to make fun of any ventures or services, rather make a list of options that a mobile user has if he wants to make moolah