I have been up since 5AM, and just finished reading through each and every one of your posts, pictures, videos. You guys made my all misty-eyed - oh man - really!
Unni discovered the amazing “flag-makers”, and Gaurav took us to Dhobi Ghat. @Doc/Elena - I really loved that guy in that beret, and your documentary - never been there yet :( Rishi you captured the angels in the slums so poignantly - and of course your music track (sneaked in the champions bit, huh); and Charu - that passing remark from the mehendi seller on Chowpatty is going to haunt you some time - right? Maya - I am glad you found aamchi mumbai -‘satisfying, spicy, eclectic’. Rooshad - there was no need to wake me up from my “Sapna” - you want to get me slaughtered? Mad or what? Hey Pavithra - I am glad you are hooked to Vada Pao - the Mc versions are on their way. Jumbo King and GoliVada et al. So ain’t I glad you guys got the taste of the real thing. Amit - Jhakkas, Bindaas, DhinChak - you guys captured it all - loved the ties - I am going to hunt them down Radhika - your pictures still melt my heart - remember the brickbats when I posted them first on the blog? Thomas _ i am glad you did the caves. This is one place that completely captivates you, as you stand in front of that amazing vista and imagine the times before Christ - that same very spot, monks scurrying around. The close up of those eyes were fantastic. Jo-Nam Thanks to you tweets and Rupesh tailgating you, I followed you down the entire trip. Nam you looked cute but Jo - you forgot to spike, buddy.
You guys are ALL amazing, and I do not even want to start thinking about what the judges are thinking. But quoting a comment from Prof Dilip D/Souza who closely follows this blog (and now is fighting a limerick battle with me offline), I hope the esteemed Jury reads through each and every word of these 11 amazing stories you guys published yesterday night, and clicks on every video, (which I guess is being buffered ahead of time by Team TGDC).
I salute you all, my friends.