Gandhigiri – Sunday in my city

Happy Birthday, Bapuji!

Happened to catch some Doordarshan this morning, but managed to miss the Rangoli (Sunday special program of film song videos). But managed to catch the next program with the evergreen Tabassum talking about the Mahatma. She chose to show Lage Raho Munnabhai (sequel to the popular Munnabhai MBBS). I didn’t really consider myself a fan of the movie, but this morning, it was fun to catch some excerpts from the movie. The dialogs were actually great to hear again. I might even enjoy seeing the movie again.

Here is a song I like in this film: (not the picturisation in the movie, but another YouTube user’s interpretation of the song. Loved the visuals.

Happy October 2!

And now, for some patriotic salad! Carrots, Onions and Coriander. I know the wheel is missing 🙂

Vidya Sury's salad on plate


I went a bit crazy this week with eight hour power cut, because of some emergency load shedding in our city. So – perhaps I ought to have been outside busy clicking away. I wish. It was a week of external site audits at work and school meetings. Very enjoyable, but I didn’t think you might want to see pictures of those. So I am showing you some pictures from our recent trip to Pune in Maharashtra.

The weather there was amazingly warm. To escape the heat, and to have lunch, we sneaked into a Mall and were thrilled with the air-conditioning. (It worked). After a leisurely lunch, we thought we’d window shop a bit. And here’s what we saw:


Pune pix 041

The store was closed. The mannequins took the day off to unwind.

Vidya Sury 40


So we set off on happier pursuits. We went to Sinhagad Fort – and met some friends along the way.

Vidya Sury Simhagad


The trip was beautiful. Here are more pictures of this scenic place.

The way up:

VidyaSury the way up


I could gaze at this all day long, watching the shades of green change with the sunlight playing hide-and-seek



On top of the world:

Up Simhagad fort


We had a room with a view at the guest house we stayed in.

Vidya Sury room with a view


And now, let’s show Unknown Mami some love and also visit the other cities via her Sundays In My City initiative.

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  • Reply
    October 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    WOW! These are all wonderful! My favorite is from the top of the mountain and looking down at the ripples of ground in the shadows. WOW!

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    October 2, 2011 at 8:40 am

    wow… u r patriotic salad looks really good 🙂

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    Vidya Sury
    October 2, 2011 at 9:34 am

    hehehe. It is the veg-pulao effect, Monu

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    Paula (The Sea Green Journal)
    October 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Hello there Vidya!

    Wow, the scenery looks amazing. Your salad looks quite promising as well. 🙂

    Have a good week ahead!

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    Vidya Sury
    October 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Thank you, Sheila! 🙂 I loved yours too. My internet froze and couldn’t comment yesterday. We had a lovely trip there.

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    Kristin - The Goat
    October 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Whew! Those are some gorgeous views. Loved the pile of body parts lol

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    October 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    You’ve got a great eye. I especially like the mannequin picture. Everyone needs a day off.
    Be well.

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    October 2, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I love your Sunday Posts! But I cannot comment except like this. What happened?!! Love your site & I must comment.

    My Inner Chick

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    Vidya Sury
    October 3, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Thank you Paula, we had an amazing time out there.

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    Vidya Sury
    October 3, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Kim, you are certainly NOT anonymous. Can’t imagine why….no one else has reported a prob. Grrr.

    Welcome back. 🙂 You know I love you.

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    Vidya Sury
    October 3, 2011 at 2:58 am

    @Kristin, That pile of body parts really cracked us up. There was lots more…but I only posted one. Enough, I thought 😀

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    October 3, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Simply beautifully captured shots…lovely!

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    Unknown Mami
    October 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I’m so glad that the mannequins got a day off. The views are breathtaking.

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    Vidya Sury
    October 6, 2011 at 3:38 am

    @Thanks, Kalyan. You’ve got a fab blog.

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    Vidya Sury
    October 6, 2011 at 3:40 am

    @Rawknrobyn – Thanks, Robyn. I remember replying to your comment here, but can’t find it now. I loved your Sunday post…and also enjoyed wandering off to other blogs via your site.

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    Vidya Sury
    October 6, 2011 at 3:42 am

    @UnknownMami – thanks. There’s something very mesmerizing about staring at nature’s work.

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