Aditya Sanghi Speaks

Online diary

{No Title}

Excess Baggage woes and a seemingly good idea

Nothing hurts like having to pay for excess baggage. It’s always insulting and you feel really bad trying to persuade the check-in staff to let go. Even if you get over that, it’s always expensive. Then you hear stories from other how they “got-off” from having to pay for excess baggage and feel cheated when

Read More


So I went over to my dear friend Siddhartha Totuka’s place for lunch today. The occasion was Rot-Teej. Despite having lived in Jaipur for most of my life, I had never heard of the festival before. As far as I’m concerned, the highlight of the festival is the special lunch. I heard from Yogita a

Read More

Dude, how inconsiderate can you be?

So the girl gets to sit as the 3rd passenger, hold you stupid briefcase, balance herself like a damn cuckoo bird while you 2 morons drive your bike like crazed monkeys. Also she’s not allowed to touch you or the idiot in the middle. Where do I pay for this circus?

What’s happened to the roads in Jaipur?

Until a few months ago, I felt Jaipur roads were pothole free, clean, wide and something to be proud of. We could hold our heads high when people from other bigger cities visited us and show them how well kept our heritage city was. Jaipur was the shining example of how a modern city ought

Read More

Melbourne Non-Ashes Sports Day 29th December 2006

This was supposed to be the day we went to see the 4th day of the 4th Ashes test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was not to be. Australia routed England for the 4th time in the series and the match was over on the 3rd day itself. Bummer!   With the whole

Read More

Dandenong, Healsville and Philip Island in a day

28th December 2006 was destined to be a long and tiring day. We were all forewarned to wake up early and be prepared to sleep really late. I dont know how we managed but i think most of us were out and about by 11 (which was good considering there were only 2 bathrooms between

Read More

Melbourne Darshan 27th December 2006

Vasu who is then ringleader (with Ridhi playing the part of trusted lieutenent) had kept this day light on activities in their immense wisdom. And they were right in case you were wondering if i’m being a tad sarky. Ridhi, Rishabh and I drove into town to pick up the other rental car and picked

Read More

Boxing Day 2006

I could start blabbering about this from a prior date but Boxing day seems appropos. Anything before that would be too vague to pinpoint. It all began with an idea that Ridhi, Vasu and I had a thought when we were in Noosa back in the May of 2006. “Wouldnt it be cool if all

Read More