Kya Surat hai! Kya Soorat hai, Harshad Bhai!

Image by Harshad Italiya himself

Harshad Bhai Italiya from Surat, this is how I identify this ingenious man. My introduction to Harshad was under very strange circumstances. One day, when I was busy in some mundane routine office work, I got a call from an unknown BSNL number. The person on the other side, speaking Hindi with a heavy Gujarati accent, introduced himself as ediamondsrt and thanked me for helping him. When I asked what I did, he told me that I wrote some thing on CE, which he apparently read and was impressed. He wanted me to organise a meet in Surat. I guess it was 2 years ago. Since then, Harshad has remained in my inner CE circle and I now consider him a good friend. Here I present you an innocent but a very innovative gujju, who I’m going to call Surat ka Soorma from now on!

Harshad, or should I call Madhav? I’m pretty sure your friends call you Surat ka soorma! What do you think? What is your public image?

Yes, Why not you can call me Madhav as my most of friends call me with this Name. Madhav name comes into my life when I was living in Hostel Madhav Gurukul at Vallabhvidhyanagar during my Diploma. Continue reading

Worried about bombs and my car

The recent bombings in Ahmedabad and attempts to bomb the city of Surat have left me a bit worried. Two of the live bombs found in Surat were car bombs, planted in two Wagon R cars stolen from Mumbai. Since I live in Mumbai and I own a Wagon R too, I thought why was my car being targeted?  I gave a long thought, about 10 sec and made up my mind. I’m not in Danger.

Why? Actually both the cars stolen were a Wagon R duo model. Meaning both cars had an LPG gas kit installed inside them. If the bombs would have exploded, it would amplify the effect. Since I own a petrol version, I’m safe :mrgreen:

In either cases, it is utterly shameful act, on terrorists to do such things and on Police for allowing them to do so.