Reduced pollution in Mumbai-Pune

Enjoying the stay now in Pune - visiting Manjiri's uncle's place - received a very warm "jamaai-raajaa" style welcome...

tomorrow we are to do some sightseeing in Pune and then on Thursday we are to attend a wedding.

Weather here nice. Mumbai and Pune are surprisingly less polluted these days. People are telling me that the govt has been enforcing quite a few laws (such as use of CNG versus petrol for auto rickshaws) and planting trees etc. so that's a definite improvement. Another thing I am noticeing is everyone has a mobile phone. Its almost like man = mobile (or woman=mobile)!! Even I have one and Manjiri has one the day we landed...

Bhushan