Monday, June 21, 2010

Bye bye KA03 ML5678

Finally the day arrived when I had to finally say good bye to a companion who was with me for all my journey's literally for the last 5 years. I had to drop off my car yesterday. Then came the better part. I had come back home using the public transport which I hadnt done for a very long time. Before that I decided to walk a bit. Walking down St Mark Road, was quite nostalgic. I realised that I hadnt come onto that road for ages, and even if I had, I was busy handling the traffic, rather than seeing anything new on that road. I still remember the days, when the only Mainland China was in the basement of one of the buildings out there. I also got to see the Egg Factory  which I had made a mention in my previous post. Definitely I realised I hadnt walked on these roads of Bangalore for a very long time. Reaching the St Marks Road and Residency Road Jn, I saw the new buildings come up at the Cash Pharmacy.
Plan to do my next photo walk on this road. It would definitely be interesting....

Monday, June 14, 2010


Highway on my plate, the famous show on NDTV Good Times, today features Bangalore.  Nothing better than seeing your own place on TV. Now what really caught me off guard was that, these guys , went to an restaurant on St Marks' Road, called  Egg Factory  and all that they serve is Egg Dishes.

Now, in the menu,Mayur pointed out to one dish named Keshto  and asked the person out there whats it all about. Now only a person my Manipal would really know what it is, and the owner of the restaurant, just said that. He described it as a dish from  Manipal from the Student Community.

How nostalgic...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mclaren Finish 1,2 ...

Nice to see a 1,2 finish by Mclaren team today with L Hamilton coming on the top, and J Button finishing 2nd. What a race. Ferrari also managed a podium finish and the best part was that Force India came in the top 10, and more importantly both the drivers.
As they rightly said,  Dr Vijay Mallya would be a happy soul after a long time.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Another Day

It was just another day. But to quite an extent a special one. The FIFA world cup just started yesterday with both the first day matches ending in a draw. I am supporting Uruguay this time. Simply because, I just loved that place and the people out there, and more importantly the love for the game.  I guess that in the whole of South America, the people are crazy about football, much more than other places.
Today I was playing around the blogs template was thinking of changing the same. Tried out some experiments on my test blog and they worked out well. But unfortunately they dont have the exact same configurations as that of the actual blog. Hence quite skeptical about changing the same. Am having serious thoughts of shifting over to wordpress for once, but yet to take the final decision. Something is still stopping me.

Just finished reading a couple of books off late, but didn't have the patience to write the reviews. One was of Rashmi Bansal again, this time the book was called "Connecting The dots" again a excerpt of Steve Jobs famous speech. And this time the stories are similar as that of the first book "Stay Hungry Stay Foolish" ,  but they are not the IIM guys. That's makes this book different and somehow more connecting than the first book. While talking about this book to my colleague in office, he realised that one of the stories in the book is that of his close friend, and his  name is also indirectly mentioned in the book. He was quite happy seeing his reference in the book, after all who wouldn't, especially, when the book itself talks of the achievements and success stories.
Another book that I finished reading was "And there By Hands a Tale"  by Jeffrey Archer. Its a small book with a nice collection of 15 stories and also includes a story based out of India. Its a nice book, but can't say its the best among his short stories. My favourite among all his short stories is "A twist in the tale". But nevertheless its a good book to read.
Am currently reading my long pending book Shantaram  and also The Maruti Story.  Both the books are great. Guess will take some time to finish them.
Will keep the reviews coming as soon as I am done.:)

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Jagjit Singh : Live in Concert

Today I was very lucky to get the tickets at the last moment at the counter, only to be mesmerised by the voice of the  Jagjit Singh. This is the 2nd time that I am watching his live concert, but in short, every moment spend out there was beautiful. His voice is a blessing and nothing can beat it.

He sang the famous songs including "Hosh walon ko khabar kya .." from Sarfarosh. When he was singing the "Hoton Se Chuulo Tum","Tumko Dekha to yeh kahyal aaya " and "Aahista Aahista", the whole audience sang in chorus with the maestro. It was one of the lovely feelings one could get. The simplicity of the songs made the evening an eventful one along with the very very impressive jugal bandi's simply made the crowd go wild with claps.

Another interesting part was that, the a/c in the auditorium was not working, so he made very interesting comments on the organiser's through songs, by changing some of the lyrics, and got the crowd to mellow down. One of the Professional  at his best.