Travelling in the locals at night in Mumbai, can be refreshing. A few days ago, I was returning from work on the Harbour Line local trains, and drifting in and out of that blissful state called drowsiness. Almost empty compartments – put your feet up, and wait for your station.
On this night, I noticed bright lights along an empty stretch of road, just outside the Chunabhatti station. Some sort of fair – music, hawkers, and a large ferris wheel which was more or less the big attraction – decked up in white light, and going round and round crazily. Somehow, the image stuck – and the next morning, I decided to take my camera along, so I could cart off a shot the next night when the train slowed down at the station. And I did just that.
The wheel was turning round and round the next night too, only there was no one in the carriages. An off day at the fair perhaps.
The folks at CRIT have finally released a nice map of Mumbai, which is pretty nifty. All it needs now is regular inputs from lots of people to name the buildings, landmarks, roads, etc. With a little more GPS help from everyone, the map can become a real treasure trove.
Generated this India – travelled states map.. there are so many places I’ve gone to, but have’nt travelled well. North East India and Lakshadweep are among the top places to be going to.
Have been using this little Flickr Flickr World Map Firefox extension by allthegoodness, which is pretty nifty. This in turn uses the GeoURL extension from splintered to locate geographically "near" people, grab images from their Flickr galleries and show them in a neat format.
Geoff ‘s updated the wp-gallery plugin, and it works great now. Have to start using it more actively now. You can either download and use it from his site, or use the great plugin manager by drDave