Saturday, October 06, 2012

India: So run down - so beautiful

This is normal


Should you need to have your robot repaired while in India, it's nice to know that there is a shop in Pune, that will do it for you, cheap and while you wait. No need to use those fancy high priced Japanese service labs.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

5 (very rich) persons living in a 27 story skyscraper - in Mumbai


India never ceases to surprise. It’s just so weird sometimes. Now this: In Mumbai, which is not exactly Monaco, the owner of one of India's largest Industry conglomerates Reliance, has built a home for his family of 5 persons. It has 27 floors and is supposed to have cost a billion dollars to build. Vanity Fair has photos of the inside – looks more like a hotel than a home to me. Certainly, it's quite a contrast to the rather hardcore slums in other parts of the city. 
When I passed it the other night, it didn’t look like anyone was home.
You stare and wonder.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Trains of Mumbai

The trains in Mumbai are filled beyond the brim. I'm surprised by the calm that these guys radiate, despite hanging on the edge of the door.