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Thank You For Your Reply To My Hospitality

I could write a poem here but I let the soul of my aggrieved Silence speak.. do you want my other Cheek..

Water Buffalo Meat

The water buffalo or domestic Asian water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is a large bovid originating in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China. Today, it is also found in Europe, Australia, and some American countries.[1] The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) native to Southeast Asia is considered a different species, but most likely represents the ancestor of the domestic water buffalo.[2]

Two extant types of water buffalo are recognized based on morphological and behavioural criteria – the river buffalo of South Asia and further west to the Balkans, Egypt, and Italy, and the swamp buffalo, found from Assam in the west through Southeast Asia to the Yangtze valley of China in the east.[1][3] The origins of the domestic water buffalo types are debated, although results of a phylogenetic study indicate that the swamp type may have originated in China and was domesticated about 4,000 years ago, while the river type may have originated from India and was domesticated about 5,000 years ago.[4…

Folks In Bandra Bazar Are Simply Not Buying Buffalo Meat

I was going for my walk at MET Cricket grounds and I spoke to a few butchers , they were unhappy that business is drastically low,today being a Saturday normally a busy day for shoppers there was just one customer buying buffalo meat ..

The butcher  I talked to said that people in Uttar Pradesh mostly ate buffalo meat , but here in Mumbai after eating beef for several years ..it will take take a lot of time  for them to cultivate the taste of buffalo meat .. even hoteliers restaurants were not ordering buffalo meat .

This has hit the beef butchers very hard ,,most of them are suffering large scale losses they told me..Even the Christians who love beef and use it in many of their favorite dishes are avoiding buffalo meat ..He seemed disturbed perplexed even the beef butchers that did roaring business in the Slaughter House Bandra Compound have given their beef shops on rent to Mutton sellers ,, they could not bear the losses ..

And this is not about politicizing the beef ban but it is…

The Jackfruit Seller Bandra Bazar Road

The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), also known as jack tree, jakfruit, or sometimes simply jack or jak)[6] is a species of tree in the Artocarpus genus of the mulberry family (Moraceae). It is native to parts of South and Southeast Asia, and is believed to have originated in the southwestern rain forests of India, in present-day Goa, Kerala, coastal Karnataka, and Maharashtra.[7] The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit,[8] reaching as much as 35 kg (80 lb) in weight, 90 cm (35 in) in length, and 50 cm (20 in) in diameter.[9]

The jackfruit tree is a widely cultivated and popular food item in tropical regions of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Jackfruit is also found across Africa (e.g., in Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, Madagascar, São Tomé and Príncipe, Ethiopia, and Mauritius), as well as throughout Brazil, west-central Mexico, and in Caribbean…

In India Beggars Will Always Remain Beggars ..

Unless the beggar robs steals he will always be a beggar ..and there are people who pose as beggars rob and cheat foreigners at tourist sites like Gateway of India they work as a well tuned gang and many a times get away with their scams .

Most of the cops no beggar thieves but it is all controlled by a remote and yes there are beggar mafias kids are kidnapped beaten brainwashed  pushed into begging ,,even parents force their kids to beg,, and you can see this at the Bandra Reclamation signal close to the Bandra Fire Brigade .

At Mahim Mori signal and the St Michael Signal its the basket weavers kids that beg and make more money than their parents that weave baskets .

I know of migrant laborers working on roads construction that force their children to beg , there are beggar tribes they live in clusters marry among themselves and most of the kids are born out of wedlock and incest.

There are so many types of beggars ,..and soon all the beggars from all over India will be moving towar…

One Day Mumbai Will Only Be For The Super Rich..

THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR MUMBAI

The Maharashtra Region and Town Planning Act specify that every municipal corporation must prepare a development plan to be implemented over 20 years. The last time the development plan was prepared for Mumbai was in 1981 and it was adopted only thirteen years later, in 1994. Thus a new plan, which is valid for 20 years, will need to be prepared and ratified by 2014 and will be in force till 2034.

The current development plan defines land reservations- (that is land that is set aside for a specific public purpose) amenities, transportation networks and services through a coloured land-use map of the entire city. In order to prepare this plan, Mumbai’s municipal corporation has selected an international consultant through a tendering process and it will be expected to collate and compile all of the data available on the city before making such a plan.

The Urban Design Research Institute is currently engaged in looking at how a public participation planning process can be created to in…

He Was Lying Dead Drunk Outside A Wine Shop

dreaming of all the bottles
but he had no money so
simply window shop ..his
dreams of booze more booze
like a film running in his head
non stop.. unaware of this god
sent photo op to a figurative
street photographer prolific who
shoots garbage beggars street
barber shops ..women in hijab
at bus stops ..when bad days came
he gave away all his silver jewelry
at the sleazy silver pawn shops
empty pockets waiting for hope
some monsoonal raindrops ..no
he wont shoot mountains flowers
insects chubby cheeks table tops
using the camera as the text book
of life thanks to dickens balzac
dostovesky ,,..masters of his
photographic workshop...paying
his heartfelt tribute to the fiddler
on the roof top..if i were a rich man
i would certainly be the craziest
loony bastard ,, not this fucked flop

dedicated to a very dear friend Alex.. On Whats Up