Can a black dog help you?

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I once read the following Q&A in some magazine’s astrology column: Question from a troubled soul: I am from blah…blah…blah. I have this problem, that problem, etc. More blah…blah…blah. Can you please suggest a solution? The astrologer’s answer: Offer chapathi to black dog. That’s it. The astrologer had answered the question with that one sentence. […]

GMail cleanup

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I got a squeaky clean GMail account (thanks to Sindhu – an ex-colleague) on 24th October 2004. Back then, having been accustomed to the Yahoo! Mail interface, I found the GMail interface awkward and clumsy to use. However, I decided to stick around with GMail and pretty soon my Yahoo! Mail account was a memory. […]


Posted 2 CommentsPosted in The Bangalore Blog

@ The Hatworks Boulevard Opposite Coffee Day Cunningham Road Menu :  Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Type :  Indian / Mediterranean / Italian Price :  Very elite Ambience :  Open-air and well maintained Rating :  Try it once Fresco is right next to our office compound wall. Shruthi, who is running a temperature, was in no mood […]

Re-install Internet Explorer

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If for any reason you have accidentally or purposely removed Internet Explorer from your computer and want to get it back, try this tip. To re-install Internet Explorer: Place the Windows XP CD into your CD Drive Go to “Start–>Run” and type “rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 c:windowsinfie.inf” and hit Enter This should copy all Internet […]

Bombay Blues!

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Traveling to Mumbai gave me an opportunity to visit one of my favorite restaurants, Bombay Blue. I stayed in Andheri (West) and luckily a Bombay Blue restaurant was located just a short walk away from my hotel. They serve yummy Mexican food – a favorite cusine, only second to South Indian meals. Here’s a list […]

Increase your Santro’s mileage

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Here is the much awaited scoop on the magic additive for increasing your Santro’s mileage. Personally, I experience a 2 km improvement in my Santro Xing’s mileage. A word of caution: Check with your authorised service technician before using this additive. Public service advertisement BARDAHL Auto Additives Special Injector Klene Approved by Hyundai Provides quick […]

Off to Mumbai

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I will be in Mumbai today and tomorrow. It’s my second trip on an Indian Airlines flight. The last time I flew on IA, the lady sitting next to me was busy murdering mosquitoes. Shortly, a crew member walked down the aisle spraying some stinking stuff. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Royal Orchid Harsha

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“Five visits to obesity!” and “Orgasmic Raitha!” That’s what Goutham cried out at the end of our buffet lunch at the Tiger Trail, Royal Orchid Harsha. I couldn’t have expressed it better. The food was that luscious. You need to eat here to understand Goutham’s emotions. I fell in love with my combination of garlic […]

Oh No!

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On Harish’s suggestion, I decided to take the “How Boyish or Girlish Are You?” quiz. Here’s the result: You Are 60% Boyish and 40% Girlish. You are pretty evenly split down the middle – a total eunuch. Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes. You reject traditional gender […]