Monday, October 17, 2011

'Powerless' in South Mumbai




Before I get to the grim news (power failure), here's something for you to exercise your grey cells. The Guessing Game goes on. But only for one picture. The second one, featuring 2 professional models ( at the time). It was shot for 'Femina' by the legendary photographer, Jitendra Arya. These are dinosaur images clicked in the dark ages. You have to guess the year...
And the pic on top is of two of my daughters, Anandita and Avantikka, clicked last week. I rather liked it. And have taken their permission before posting it here. Young Vishwaveer who clicked it, could make the cut as a photographer. Agree???
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The bijli went at 3 a.m. on sunday. It is 8 p.m. monday right now, and I am still in the dark. Along with thousands of others in South Mumbai. BEST (ironical name for the Electric Company that has let us down so badly!)insists it's 'trying' to restore power. Not trying hard enough, I'm afraid. I'm thinking about those living on the 25th floor. The elevators aren't working either! What happens during a medical emergency?? Add the sweltering October heat factor.... this isn't fun.

13 comments:

चंद्रमौलेश्वर प्रसाद said...

Let us see the effect of this bijli failure after nine months :) Good fotos.

Jogeshwar said...

Why buy a house in a building that does not guarantee round the clock power back-up ? Similarly why live in a country that does not ensure ... so many things ?

NAT said...

This is just the trailor. The main picture is yet to start.
We have received so much rain but yet the BMC cuts water, so that the tanker mafia and their rogue staff (BMC) make more money at the expense of us Citizens.
Won't be surprised if they keep having these black outs, so that every society is forced to purchase a Gen-set. No need to complete my thoughts....
Cheers!

Another Kiran In NYC said...

Zeenat and you?

Tsomo85 said...

Zeenath and you! I've that pix on my facebook album! Two of my fav!!!! :-)

venk@t said...

Yeah! That was published in the year 1975. With zeenat Aman and you of course! Ha ha

kakaka said...

gosh thts you....i would have never guessed...you look so different.

well well. don't u have a generator? I mean a house in South Mumbai is facing this, then i cannot imagine what happens in the rest of the country.

*Aham* said...

AHHHHh!

what nasheeli aankhein. ekdam phataaka maafik.

Seriously i could have never guessed. NEVER EVER Guessed.


you are camera shy you said??? HUH! you look a little candid in this picture.. but camera shy??? NAAAH!


btw, im sure you would have recd a hazaar film offers... you did not think of 'running around trees'???


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resemblance!... Avantikka and you... face-cut.

yes... Young Vishwaveer does have it. look at his instinctive play with light to light up the face.

curious? is he your potta?

teju said...

Zeenath ke saath yeh Bhootni kaun he. Beauty n the beast....

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we face similar power cuts in uttar pradesh. Situation has been the same since last many many years.
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Suneel123 said...

Respected Madam,
While reporting this news the english Medai used an acronym "SoBo" for South Bombay, instead of using "SoMu" (South Mumbai") .Since i could not get your email_id i am using this Blog to request you to write an article on intriguing acronym "SoBo" which is being used by English Media in last 2/3 years. Who coined it ? Why ? and When ?

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