Category Archives: Amchi Mumbai

Anything to do with the city I grew up in – food, people, culture, Bollywood, etc.

Hail to you, Muse of Poetry …

Book review: Selected poems of Subramania Bharati, translated by Usha Rajagopalan. Continue reading

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This man is different. He has guts.

It’s good for the economy. No, no, it’s bad. GDP will increase. No, no, people will starve. It will flush out black money. No, no, it won’t. Real estate will come down. No it won’t. Yes it will. No it … Continue reading

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The silent renaissance of Samskritam

Who says Samskritam is a dead language? Far from it. The usage of Samskrit declined dramatically after the British annexed India. Historically, we blame the British for the near-demise of Samskrit and that blame is well deserved. The Mughals, in … Continue reading

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The extinction of Brahminism.

Question: Who is a Brahmin’s worst enemy? Answer: Another Brahmin. Continue reading

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Diwali … get your fundas right!

The how and why of Deepavali. If you really want to celebrate Deepavali, then do it right. Continue reading

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