May 17th, 2007

City please, not location

Where else will you get an answer like the following.

Guy in cafetaria - Yeah, its bad weather here all the time.
Me: *smile* So, where are you from?
Guy: Borivilli
Me: *a little stunned, then smile*
Guy: Oh, I mean my family has been in Bombay for 4-5 generations now...

They said that Goans think their world ends there. At least its a wonderful place and people there are not high ranked officials with a 'worldwide' view in a bank.

As per Bombay people, the world ends at Bombay. No, sorry, it ends at Vashi (the 'new Bombay') even Thane is not considered part of the city. Borivilli, for your information, is a location in the city...the ambiguous mix of suburbs and actual city, comprising the cumulative mass of the city.

I cant believe I wrote a post on Bombay! I mean, not me!
But then that comment was worthy of mention.

Godwin and Hitlerism

Its amazing that no matter whether you hate him, like him, admire him, whatever, but Hitler has a huge impact on everyones life. Even if they are non commital of his actions, they will refer to him. Infact I think he (or his actions) appears more often in most conversations compared to other renowned people, except perhaps Newton, Einstein and Murphy...and maybe some similar famous names.
Godwins law is a testimony to that.
Heres a comic for that.
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