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Rules are meant to be broken…

It doesn’t take anyone long to realise that in India ‘rules’ are not really unbreakable ‘rules’ in the strictest sense.

They are often more like ‘wouldn’t it be nice if…’ sorta aspirational guidelines.

Or something put on paper so long ago no one actually has a clue why it is there.

Or it is a deliberately placed reason to extort… I mean monetarily punish hapless ‘rule’ breakers.

This evening I took a stroll along the Bandra Reclamation promenade. Hidden away behind aluminium fence was a sign with the ‘rules’.

I decided may as well test the theory to see how many of the ‘rules’ were broken wittingly or unwittingly during my walk. (more…)

Stop and stare… in Delhi

When running up the steps for a meeting in Hauz Khas village in Delhi… was arrested by the sight of this mural on the staircase wall…

2016-04-18 Delhi Fashion Mural

From office art in Mumbai to stairwell murals in Delhi, any everyday art make you stop and stare?

Other Sunday Snaps:

Office art in Mumbai – Lorenzo Quinn

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These days I’ve spent a lot of time popping in and out of various office around Mumbai for a hectic series of meetings.

Every once and a while, I come across something that makes me pause….

Like these two piece by Lorenzo Quinn at India Bulls Finance Centre in Mumbai.

Lorenzo Quinn La Dolce Vita

About La Dolce Vita, Lorenzo shares:

The thrill of living the dolce vita in Rome must have been amazing. My father tried to describe it to me many times as I was growing up. It was a world full of hope and rebirth, a feeling of eternal spring for humanity. For me this sculpture represents that joie de vivre and the total abandonment to the child within.

Lorenzo Quinn Two Sides of Nature

And the Two Sides of Nature, he shares:

We often ponder which road to take. I wonder a lot about the good and evil in the world. There is a constant battle within us between these two. The Ego and the Superego – and in between is the Id. This sculpture symbolises all the parts of the inner self. We hope that what prevails is the Golden part of our soul.

Lorenzo Quinn Two Sides Close-up

Other Sunday Snaps:

Guest Post: Missing Canada from Paradise

Every once and a while, it is nice to hear of another fellow Canadian’s perspective on living far away from the land of our birth…

Here is what Jason Mueller, owner of Jacoropes in Costa Rica has to say:

As a Canadian, of course, I am proud.  I think most people are proud of where they come from no matter what country you call your native land, from Canada to India.  People seem to have an attachment to their home land that they can’t kick no matter how far away you are from home.  I have talked to a lot of people who are on some amazing adventure half way across the globe in a picturesque scene and when I ask the question if they miss home the answer always seems to be yes for the most part.  Most of the time the answer is “I miss my family and friends.” When I ever I go on a trip I am always happy to be back home and I think that I am definitely lucky to be Canadian.  It is true that Canada is a privileged County. (more…)

Temperature Twins! Mumbai vs Winnipeg??

There are a lot of things different about living in India vs Canada… not the least of which is typically the weather!

When people think of India, they immediately imagine blazing heat!

And Canada? Let’s just say the exact opposite…

And if its Winnipeg? Try swirling snowstorms. And Mumbai? Warm, humid perennial summer!

So this week when my father mentioned how nice and warm it is in Winnipeg? I just so happened to check the temperature…

There in Winnipeg…

2016-05-06 Wpg

And here in Mumbai….

2016-05-06 Mumbai

Are you kidding me? How rare is it to have EXACTLY the same temperature in two such otherwise different climates?

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