Have you been yearning for some sumptuous Italian food? God has just answered your prayers in the form of Little Italy on the 100-feet road in Indiranagar. If you are on Airport Road near that pathetic excuse for a fly-over, take the turn towards Indiranagar. It’s located close to the big Reebok showroom. Look hard, […]
It happened again. I got an e-mail from a reader of this blog, which read, “I actually thought you were a girl when I first read your journal…” Maybe it’s time I put my photograph in a more prominent place. Suggestions anyone?
Today, my three-year old niece Anusha, came to me with a pack of books and asked me to pick out the Cylinder book. Not sure that I had heard her correctly, I asked her to repeat the name in front of my sister and brother-in-law. She said, “Cylinder book,” and insisted that the book was […]
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There’s a new club in town and it’s called Fitness One – with branches in Koramangala, Indiranagar and the latest one in Jayanagar. At the Jayanagar center (where I am a member), modern equipment spread over three floors, trained staff members who go that extra mile to help you, a nutritionist and a physiotherapist to […]
Today’s meal was at Kaati Zone, an eat-out on Church Street that serves yummy rolls. The menu includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian rolls. Prices lie in the 35 – 50 rupee range. The deli has a quiet atmosphere and is pretty neat. Don’t forget to try the delicious Aloo-Channa chaat. My recommendation: Give it a […]
From the past couple of days, this blog has been experiencing heavy comment spam. I really pity the attacker(s). Their efforts would be better spent in constructive activity. If this continues for a while, I would be forced to enable image verification – something I don’t want to do.
It’s only three questions long and takes about 30 seconds to answer. The answers are truly confidential – even I won’t know who submitted what. The Frustration @ Work Survey.
If you are planning your vacations through Leisure Destinations, think again. In fact, don’t do it – if you value your money and time, that is. We had a very bad experience with this travel shop, on our recent trip to Kodaikanal. The shop has a tie-up with one “Goldan Parks Inn” – and no, […]
Ever the adventure seekers, I and Goutham decided to give this hotel a try today. It turned out to be one bad adventure. We ordered two vegetarian biryanis – my mind has become too disoriented to even remember their names – and one kebab platter. I don’t think I can write anymore. It was that […]
812 Wonders of the World (and Growing) In 1972, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sponsored an international agreement to start a World Heritage List of sites that make up the heritage of all humankind. There are now 812 sites on the list–812 world wonders–and more are added every year. In 2001, […]
Spend any time in Pakistan, and you realize it’s a land full of conspiracy theories: 9/11 was a Jewish Mossad plot; the Pakistan army is killing innocent Muslims in Waziristan at the behest of the Americans; Musharraf is only pretending to wage war against terrorists to appease Washington. Read the full report.
In Kodaikanal, the best way to satisfy your hunger pangs is to eat the variety of snacks being served on the roadside. A stroll near the lake would find you devouring all of the following: fresh carrot laced with masala, an exotic mixture of boiled ground nuts, corn, onion, carrot, cabbage, and masala, varieties of […]
In Kodaikanal, you can indulge yourself to a serene bicycle ride around the lake. Or, if you are adventurous then you can cycle over to many of the vistas that Kodaikanal has to offer. The rent is quite cheap – 10 bucks an hour per cycle. There aren’t any geared bicycles though. Avinash, who also […]
Nature in it’s splendid glory at Kodaikanal. The above photos were taken near Guna Caves – a place where many people are supposed to have died trying to cheat Nature. Scenes from Bryant Park, a beautiful place to spend your afternoon.
Say hello to the “Voice of Bangalore – Sounds from an advanced culture,” my very own podcast. To prevent any calamities, my first show does not feature my voice. Is that a sigh of relief I hear? The voice that you do hear belongs to Bangalore’s own IT Czar, Narayana Murthy. This is an audio […]
Happy Deepavali everyone. I am off to Kodaikanal today evening. I will be back in Bangalore on the fifth. I am not too sure about Internet connectivity in Kodaikanal. So, this blog could be following the “Silence is Golden” philosophy until I am back.