Sunday, April 20, 2008

in istanbul

The first day in istanbul. Went to the Sultanahmet area to see the Hagia Sofia museum, Blue Mosque and Topkapi palace. The indoors picture was takn inside the Hagia Sofia and the outdoors one in the Topkapi Palaca overlooking the Bosphorus !!!
 
It was tulip season and Istanbul was a riot of colours ...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The journey starts

I'm taking a red-eye to istanbul on turkish airlines. Departs at 440hrs. Just made it to the airport barely on time at 330hrs. I'd dozed off at home and if not for piya would probably have been still sleeping at home. Had a terribly busy day yesterday with morning calls starting 630.

Left home at 245hrs and found the neighbouhood ATM closed and had to take a detour to pick up cash. Anyway now am nicely settled in the airport lounge awaiting departure calls.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Ahmedabad malls

Was pleasantly surprised to see the number of malls which have opened up in ahmedabad over the last 3 years !

The reliance mart is huge and matches up with any hypermarket globally ...

More, bigbazaar, reliance, adani,vishal mega mall etc are just to name a few ... And there ar so many other smaller self-service outlets ... Signs of the changing retail scene in india.

Ahmedabad ahoy

On the flight to ahmedabad

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Eating toothpaste : no papa !

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Toothpaste is for brushing teeth right ? Not always !

Sunday, April 06, 2008

On the road

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Watching the world go by on the road in front of my apartment complex.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Nebula Sarmariski

This is a snap of the Nebula Sarmariski taken on my xiol telescope camera ! 

Also check the date dude ...