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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Blogging elsewhere

Finallly, fed up of having to remember multiple usernames and passwords, I'm using the "Login to Blogger using gmail account" feature to create a new blog. So please visit I'll only be updating that blog from now on. :-)

And hopefully, the new one will be more frequently updated than this one :-)

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Looooong time :-)

It's been a long time since i update this blog... Lots of things have happened since then! I moved to Hyderabad. Went on road trips, played Holi and had lots of fun. Details later...

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Pizza woes

Mukta and I were at home on a saturday and felt like having pizza. So called up the 2333333 number which is the online telephone directory and took phone nos. of US Pizza, Pizza Corner and Dominoes, all of which are situated in Jayanagar. These places are about 4.5km from our house, but only Pizza Corner delivers to our locality..!

Finally we ordered the pizzas and we got it 1.5 hours after we ordered the pizzas... Waiting for something for that long is painful. Especially when its food and you are hungry... :-(

And this is saturday afternoon, when the traffic is pretty much very low and driving from Pizza Corner to our house is only about 20-30 mins. I don't think I'll ever order a pizza for home delivery. Its faster to actually go to MG Rd and have pizza at one of the numerous outlets there. That'll be faster I guess :-)

Saturday, July 23, 2005


Basavesh, Mukta and I had been to Sirsi for a friend's wedding. So decided to go to yANa. This place is amazing! It's about an hour's drive from Sirsi. There are actually a couple of routes to get there. The one we took was the longer route because we thought that the road would be good. And the road was good, for the most part. But the last 17km was awful. This route is really good if you plan to walk all the way to yANa. It's a very scenic route. But the road itself is horrible. I was very afraid to take my Santro the full distance, but mustered up enough courage to get there with ample goading by people coming back from yANa. Couldn't enjoy the view much because of the concentration that was required to drive. Once we reached there, we felt it was well worth it.

We walked a couple of kilometers to get to the temple on a hillock. The rock formations are really cool! The walk to the temple itself was really good. There's a stream that runs by along the path. Rocks form the landscape on the other side. I would want to go there again. But this time I plan to camp there for a day or two. I think I'll buy a house on a lonely hillock on the Western Ghats some day. :-)

Monday, February 28, 2005


... book house!

This is the name of the book shop that I "found" on Church Street! Actually, Harsha told me about it the other day and I went over on Saturday to check it out. Its an awesome bookshop! If you are in Bangalore, you really shouldn't miss it. It is like bringing together Gangaram's and the MG Rd foot path, if you know what I mean. But the point is it is an awesome bookshop with a great collection. The owner is surprisingly an Engineering grad with a very good knowledge about books. The place is stacked with books from floor to ceiling.

There is this book "The Citadel" by A.J. Cronin which I was searching for a long time. And it was so heartening to find the book at Blossom book house! I think I'll keep going there every month or so from now on. In other news, Harsha has finally finished with his GATE exams. Now he is job-hunting. He has also recommended Herman Hesse's works to me. So let's see, I'll probably carry one when I go to Honnavar next!

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Vasantahabba cancelled :(

Vasantahabba, the festival of Spring, which is usually held every year on the first Saturday of February has been cancelled this time owing to the Tsunami disaster. Mukta and I were very keyed up about this event after we attended it last year for the first time. Last year it was Prabu who had informed us about it, and man, it was awesome.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

New Year!

Yay! My wounds from the fall I had on my bike have healed.
Seems like a perfect new year gift! I was not able to ride the
bike for the last couple of weeks thanks to my knee. Now it
seems a little better, so I have been riding the bike from
Monday :-).

Aside, Nitin arrived from Delhi and met us on Monday. Great
to see him back! He offered to give his Canon EOS 2k to me.
I've warned him about a painfully slow repayment.

The new year brings with it the rush of memories (some good,
some not so good) of a year gone by. 2004 has been a worthwhile
year on my personal front. I got married! I made some very
good and interesting friends. Hoping this year is as good...