unique visitors counter Share your day: July 26th 2005, A day to remember(or forget) :)

Thursday, July 28, 2005

July 26th 2005, A day to remember(or forget) :)

Hi All,

Tuesday, July 26th 2005, will be a memorable day for me, Ullas (Office mate) and Binda(Office mate and also Ritesh's Sister). I had occasion to observe many aspects of human behaviour. Human beings just as helpful and caring as they can be, could also be opportunistic, greedy and insensitive.

At around 3:00 pm,I received a call from my Dad asking me to leave office asap, since trains had stopped completely. After many yes and no's , finally I, Ullas and Binda decided to leave. We decided, we will catch a auto/cab from link road.

So we started walking towards Link road through narrow lanes. By now streets had became gushing rivers. We enjoyed this. But by the time we were on link road, we started realizing that this is not normal. Water was flowing from all directions. There was not a single auto vacant. So we decided to continue to walk(or push) through waters, hoping we will get a outo somewhere. After an hour or so we reached khar and decided to talk a break. We found a Mall and took shelter under it. After having some rest and discussions( Ullas was insisting on staying there for some more time, while I and Binda wanted to continue with the journey.) Finally we started again.

By this time our mobiles also started giving up. On top of it, after each call, I used to get a very nice message from Airtel. Would like to quote it here "Drenched in Rains. For hot coffee, call on this number ****". Anyways, we opted to continue with our journey, instead of coffee.

BEST Bus were stranded everywhere.We saw people just leaving their bikes/cars on the roads and running for their lives. We reached Santacruz. By this time it was getting difficult for us to walk through waist height water levels. On Santcruz people advised us to goto SV Road , since link raod was becoming worse.

By the time we reached Vile Parle it was pitch dark( with power failure everywhere). We all thought that we had passed through hard(but adventurous) time till now, And everything will be fine now. But it proved wrong. We reached a place called Irla (Andheri _ Parle). Waters levels started rising again. We were moving through road with not a single ray of light and waist height water. Suddenly we heard local people shouting and telling people to catch each others hand and mving fast. Before we could realise anything, water were started climbing on us and in no time it was almost upto our shoulders. We all were shocked for a moment and our mind completely blanked out. We decided to follow rest of the herd.(Nyways we had not other option.)

It was around 8:30 pm when we reached Andheri Shoppers Stop.We had two options. Either to goto Binda's relatives place which was nearby or walk a bit further and goto her friends place.(Since by this time we had realized it was impossible to goto our homes.) But as we went a lil ahead. we learnt that it was impossible to travel further since there was Nala ahead and water levels were too high to travel.

So we decided to go Binda's relatives place. But problems did not ended here. Binda just had a rough idea about abt building where we had to go. She could not recollect name of the building and the darkness all buildings were looking same. But a lady came to our rescue. She, along with her son and torch, helped us to search Binda's relatives place.She also gave her address, incase we have ny problems, we can go back to her place.

So at around 10:00pm we were at binda's relatives place. They gave us towel and new clothes to wear. We made calls to our homes, informing them that we are safe. Binda's relatives were like god to us. (Her Aunty and Bhabhi). After serving us a much needed tea, they made dinner for us. We really enjoyed dinner. After dinner and some rest , I and ullas decided to look for Binda's friend who was stuck in a bus at andheri. We went on road looking for a particular bus number, but failed to find her friend. Meanwhile, people had started taking shelters in buses and railway platforms .(those were only places where there was some light). There were lots of people who looked completly lost, waiting to return to their home. One thing I noticed that there was not a single Cop anywhere. We returned back and tried to have a sleep.( I found difficult to sleep with mind full days events)

In morning we had tea and lots of snacks(Thanx to Aunty and Bhabhi again). We left for our homes at around 9:30 am. Ullas crossed the andheri fly over and went his way, while i and binda started moving towards goregoan and kandivali. When we reached Jogeshwari, I started seeing real picture of yesterday's rain furry. There were dead buffalo's lying all along the road. Cars and auto's were damaged badly. Some of them were totally smashed. Roads were torn apart. And buses full of garbages(water had passed above them)lying on road.At around 12:00 pm,we reached Goregoan. Binda parted from there(not before falling once or twice while walking through broken and muddy roads).

Being alone now,it was now becoming more and more difficult to travel on foot. Meanwhile, i saw groups of people offering tea and snacks to people travelling on road. It was good to see that even in such difficlut times, people are there to help each other. By the time a reached Malad i found a auto who asked for 20 bucks from each passenger(total 80Rs.) for distance which would normally cost 9 bucks in total. But people had no option but give whatever they demand. So finally after getting down at Kandivali station road and then 15 minutes of walk i reached my home.

Despite all of this, we know that tomorrow will be a new day and life will go on.The rains may have paralysed the city of Mumbai. It had failed to paralyse the spirit of the people.

Amchi Mumbai will be back with a BANG!!!!

ps: Feel free to share your experiences.

Nikhil Sheth


At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wah nix,
good that u r alive :)
i have survived this too !

At 9:29 PM, Blogger Mahesh Murthy said...


You guys are heroes!


At 4:01 PM, Blogger Neo said...

Niks..gud rite up but bad Xp.
Ne ways go to my blog to read my rite up.........

At 4:55 PM, Blogger Altaf said...

Hello !Good ur were safe to get back home thank god for it. As you said when you reached jogeshwari you started seeing all the destruction i have some photographs of jogeshwari which i will like to share with you which i had snaped and has every thing you describe above,and also describe how devastating the RAIN was. http://spaces.msn.com/members/altafs

At 12:25 AM, Blogger mauricehunor8758 said...

St0ck For Your Review - FCPG

Current Profile
Faceprint Global Solutions (FCPG)
Current Price $0.15

A U.S. based-company dedicated to the goal of
bringing effective security solutions to the marketplace.

With violent and white-collar terrorism on the rise,
companies are starving for innovative security solutions.

FCPG is set to bring hot new security solutions to
the industry, with currently over 40 governmental and
non-governmental contracts, being negotiated.

Please Review Exactly What this Company Does.

Why consider Faceprint Global Solutions (FCPG)?

Faceprint Global Solutions (FCPG) holds the exclusive
marketing rights from Keyvelop, to sell the world�s
leading encryption technology to be distributed directly
to the Healthcare industry in North America.

Faceprint Global Solutions has completed its biometric
software that recognizes facial features of individuals
entering and leaving through airports, ship yards, banks,
large buildings, etc.

FCPG acquired Montreal-based Apometrix Technologies,
which enhances the companies mission of being a
full-service provider to the multi-application smart
card industry. The North American market appears ready
for significant expansion of price-competitive, proven,
multi-application solutions on smart cards. Apometrix's
forecast of over 300 customers and sales of more than $50
million in North America over the next five years, appears
very realistic, according to company management.

Faceprint Global Solutions is currently in contract negotiations
with over 40 governmental agencies and businesses seeking to use
their encryption, biometric, and smart-card technologies.

Breaking News for Faceprint Global Solutions (FCPG)

Faceprint Global Solutions (FCPG) is pleased to announce that
IBM will now offer the world�s leading encryption software to
its major Healthcare clients in North America.

With FCPG owning the exclusive North American rights to distribute
the worlds leading encryption and transmission software developed by
Keyvelop, FCPG is poised to capture large volumes of sales generated
by customers currently using IBM�s software in the healthcare and other industries.
�This is a very positive move for FCPG and for Keyvelop,� said FCPG
CEO Pierre Cote. �We are very happy about the decision to go with IBM.
This is a continuation of the progress made by everyone associated
with FCPG and its partners.�

Buell Duncan, IBM's general manager of ISV & Developer Relations commented,
�Collaborating with Keyvelop will ensure that we develop open solutions
that are easy to maintain and cost effective for our customers in the
healthcare and life sciences industry.�

Among other things, this new software technology which is currently
being used by a number of European healthcare companies, is used to
send any file, regardless of format or size. Encryption keys, evidence
of transmission integrity with fingerprint calculation, time-stamping
of all actions and status record updating, pre-checking sender and
receiver identities, validating file opening dates are part of Keyvelop features.
About FacePrint Global Solutions, Inc.

FCPG operates a business, which develops and delivers a variety of
technology solutions, including biometric software applications on
smart cards and other support mediums (apometric solutions). FCPG�s
products provide biometric solutions for identity authentication and a
host of smart card- and biometrics-related hardware peripherals and
software applications. Apometrix, FCPG�s wholly-owned subsidiary, combines
on-card or in-chip multi-application management solutions with best-of-breed
�in-card matching� biometrics. Keyvelop�s secure digital envelope solution
and Apometrix�s on-card biometrics work together to produce the winning
combination in the fields of security, traceability and identity management.

The examples above show the Awesome, Earning Potential of little known
Companies That Explode onto Investor�s Radar Screens. This sto,ck will
not be a Secret for long. Then You May Feel the Desire to Act Right Now!
And Please Watch This One Trade!


Information within this email contains "forwardlooking statements" within
the meaning of Section 27Aof the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Any statements that express or involve
discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs,
plans, projections, objectives, goals, assumptions or future events or
performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward
looking statements". "Forward |ooking statements" are based on
expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made
that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual
results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated.
We were paid a sum of three thousand USD to disseminate this information from
ir marketing. Forward loking statements in this action may be identified through
the use of words such as "projects", "foresee", "expects", "will", "anticipates",
"estimates", "believes", "understands" or that by statements indicating
certain actions "may", "could", or "might" occur. Risk factors include
general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop
specific projects, the ability to fund operations and changes in consumer
and business consumption habits and other factors overwhich the company has
little or no control. The publisher of this newsletter does not represent
that the information contained herein are true and correct.

At 8:32 PM, Blogger cora33dane said...

Just passing by your blog and though you'd like this website.

At 9:19 PM, Blogger waltertaft25040580 said...

I really enjoyed your blog. This is a cool Website Check it out now by Clicking Here . I know that you will find this WebSite Very Interesting Every one wants a Free LapTop Computer!

At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Sell Time Share said...

Hey Niks, how's it going? I just came across your blog and I've gone through a lot of what you've written in the past. I can see what you are saying and can relate to bit of it. Its actually weird that I ended up at your blog, cause I was actually doing an assignment, looking for information on Time Share Resale. Even though your posts didn't exactly correspond to what I'm trying to find, it was still a good distraction. I guess it always is when you've got to do a damn assignment. Thanks anyway.

At 2:01 AM, Anonymous Time Share Resale said...

Hi Niks. I don't normally bother with comments but feel a little bored today and am trying to waste a little time. I was just surfing around the net (actually looking for info on Time Share Resale) when I came across your blog. Just wanted to let you that I've gone back and read through some of your past posts. They caught my interest and I can relate to a quite a bit of what you say. So keep it up - I guess.

At 8:36 AM, Blogger walteralexander42495256 said...

Make no mistake: Our mission at Tip Top Equities is to sift through the thousands of underperforming companies out there to find the golden needle in the haystack. A stock worthy of your investment. A stock with the potential for big returns. More often than not, the stocks we profile show a significant increase in stock price, sometimes in days, not months or years. We have come across what we feel is one of those rare deals that the public has not heard about yet. Read on to find out more.

Nano Superlattice Technology Inc. (OTCBB Symbol: NSLT) is a nanotechnology company engaged in the coating of tools and components with nano structured PVD coatings for high-tech industries.

Nano utilizes Arc Bond Sputtering and Superlattice technology to apply multi-layers of super-hard elemental coatings on an array of precision products to achieve a variety of physical properties. The application of the coating on industrial products is designed to change their physical properties, improving a product's durability, resistance, chemical and physical characteristics as well as performance. Nano's super-hard alloy coating materials were especially developed for printed circuit board drills in response to special market requirements

The cutting of circuit boards causes severe wear on the cutting edge of drills and routers. With the increased miniaturization of personal electronics devices the dimensions of holes and cut aways are currently less than 0.2 mm. Nano coats tools with an ultra thin coating (only a few nanometers in thickness) of nitrides which can have a hardness of up to half that of diamond. This has proven to increase tool life by almost ten times. Nano plans to continue research and development into these techniques due to the vast application range for this type of nanotechnology

We believe that Nano is a company on the move. With today�s steady move towards miniaturization we feel that Nano is a company with the right product at the right time. It is our opinion that an investment in Nano will produce great returns for our readers.

Online Stock trading, in the New York Stock Exchange, and Toronto Stock Exchange, or any other stock market requires many hours of stock research. Always consult a stock broker for stock prices of penny stocks, and always seek proper free stock advice, as well as read a stock chart. This is not encouragement to buy stock, but merely a possible hot stock pick. Get a live stock market quote, before making a stock investment or participating in the stock market game or buying or selling a stock option.

At 1:02 PM, Blogger dwainalexander59837198 said...

I read over your blog, and i found it inquisitive, you may find My Blog interesting. My blog is just about my day to day life, as a park ranger. So please Click Here To Read My Blog

At 11:18 PM, Blogger louisjones13179999 said...

Get any Desired College Degree, In less then 2 weeks.

Call this number now 24 hours a day 7 days a week (413) 208-3069

Get these Degrees NOW!!!

"BA", "BSc", "MA", "MSc", "MBA", "PHD",

Get everything within 2 weeks.
100% verifiable, this is a real deal

Act now you owe it to your future.

(413) 208-3069 call now 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home