29 Nov 2010

Nitrous Oxide Leak Again

At Dharmastala in a small restaurant having dinner

Dad: Can I get a finger bowl please

Waiter: Huh?

Dad: Finger bowl??

Waiter (pointing towards a corner): there is a sink, wash your hands there.

Dad (puzzled look) with mom giggling away

Inspecting whether the new Sardar Vallabhai Patel layout is good for investment

Pati (from car): Excuse me, where is the 3rd stage here?

Some guy (on Hamara Bajaj): Are you going to Basavaraj’s house?

Pati: Errr, yes.

Some guy: Great, even I am going there for the function. It is just down the lane. You see those ladies walking, please take them along and drop them there?

Pati (stunned look) with me horribly laughing

26 Nov 2010

Restaurant: Coastal Garden

23/11/2010 21:30 hrs Gadkari gave a 1 liner.

“So finally BJP high command failed” I sighed.

“You have no brains. Yeddy will resign” Pati made a statement. & the line echoed hard; again and again.

“Nonsense, I know politics since I was born. He won’t”, have no brains talk was still was taunting me.

“I was born in a political family my dear. I know stuff well than you”

“OK then lets have a challenge. He resigns I’ll take the entire family to Silent Shores. He doesn’t then you take us to Coastal Garden. I am that confident, are you?”

“Deal baby”

I guess you all know who won!!!

“Coastal Garden” is quite easy to locate. From the KRS road if you reach the Royal Inn signal, move towards the railway track about 200mts & to the left is “Coastal Garden”

It was quite crowded for a weekday. There is an option to sit at the lawn, but winter – mist – 1 year old niece made us opt the indoors. The ambience is not that breath taking but decent enough for a crowd puller. Like the name says we wanted to have some authentic Karavali food.

We started off with “Tomato Soup” as the service suggested that rest of the soups would require lot of time to be served. It was thick and tangy, rightly made for a chill evening. Next came the “Tandoori Chicken”, it had 8 big offerings. I could taste the roasted chicken along with the yogurt and spices, all cooked up neat.

The “Anjal Rava Fry” had a thick layer of rava on it; it kind of masked taste of the Anjal fish. None of us were happy with the way it was fried as well. We even got chunks of salt on the marine.

The best part was the “Neer Dosa + Chicken Curry”. It had 5 small soft dosas. As the curry was in plenty we decided to get two more plates to just neer dosa. Pavithra kept telling me that the Kori rotti is very good and ordered to try a hand. Well, it was excellent in my opinion. Like the ones they prepare in that region of Karnataka.

The Chicken Biryani and the Egg Fried Rice were very good for the price they offered. The total came up to 1500 for 7 of us. The service is very fast and they expect you to eat fast. It is certainly not the place for having fish. That way it disappointed us. & it’s certainly not the place to go relax; go for it if you want great food and that to be served in a jiffy.

Highlights: Tandoori Chicken, Neer Dosa and Kori-Rotti

Coastal Garden
K R S Road,
Opposite Falcon Tyre
Mysore, 09845685382

25 Nov 2010

Yellelu Naane Yellelu Naane Yellelu Naane Yellelu Naane aha...

Whenever there is an event and that requires a head count, my family counts me twice. Err not because of my weight people.

Because the counting happens at both the homes; dint get the point?

Say suppose there is a function that requires both the families traveling and in turn requires transport. To decide which vehicle would be best to travel together, they would do a head count at their respective places. Dad would count as “We 4 being himself, mother, Kaavya and Vatti”. FIL would count as “We 4 being himself, MIL, Pati and Kaavya”.

& as you can see I am counted at both the places, so that’s “twice”. So the vehicle would have an empty seat. May be pre-gym that seat would have been of some use, now that I am close to sleek normal built, the goes as a total waste. There also have been instances when the food was wasted due to the similar error in the counting. Yene agli I am enjoying the attention. Yellelu Naane Yellelu Naane Yellelu Naane Yellelu Naane aha... Yellelu Naane Yellelu Naane Yellelu Naane Yellelu Naane aha... { Nov maasa and now one thinks of Anna's Kavirathna Kalidasa?} In Annavru style Yeladru Unta haaa???

On that note this can be written into a drama like Gampara Gumpu. May be I can call it Preethiya Kampu.

What say, I mean nimma abhipraya???

24 Nov 2010

It would be really difficult if you are in love with an actor...

For you will not know whether it’s real
When he looks deep into your eyes
Holds you tight
After a mighty fight
& says darling you are always right  

23 Nov 2010


Vishesh Tippani: SPIVibes is our monthly newsletter at work. Every January we have something called the annual issue, which is basically a bigger version with more pages to fill.

Me: Hey, you have to get some inputs from {GDM} regards to projects that are in pipeline or hot news in {Client Name} account. I wont get any if I ask him.

Editor: Yep, I will mail him and get you the inputs so that you get some “What’s New” news. Just review it and re-phrase.

She sends a mail and after a while

PM: I need a favor from you

Me: Yes, please

PM: The Principle manager got a mail from Editor about the pipeline projects. He asked me to take it up, I thought you are the right person. Please write something and send it to the Editor.

Me: Huh???

22 Nov 2010

Film: Guzaarish

3 idiots, My name is Khan, Karthik Calling Karthik, Paa and now Guzaarish, have you observed the trend? I mean bollywood has this special attraction towards subjects that deal with health complications especially the unusual unheard ones. May be it's the viewers, the typical Indian "awwwww" he is about to die reactions that make these directors chose such related storyline.

Anyways coming to what this post is all about, 'Guzaarish' has shades of Christopher Nolan`s Hollywood Movie 'The Prestige', but it also has the Cinematography by Sudeep Chaterjee that has created the magic, I could say fabulous and flawless. It is a visual feast, colors of the movie that will surely leave you dumb stuck.

Either the house where most of the movie is shot or the drive shot amidst Goan "green-blue" tinge frames. The way each and every scene is shoot is simply amazing. You can without any hesitation believe that the hero was indeed the best magician of those times. He plays the role with so much perfection, the way he moves, the way he handles the flicker, makes you feel that you are part of the miracle. One of the best cliches that this movie breaks is that the romance between the couple is not about trees and duets and sex. It is about the eyes, the touch and yes, it is all about the much debated moans.

Go for it if you are not a fan of Indian commercial cinema, for a beautiful painting of a dream and love, for Hrithik's Jazz ball dance, for Aish's Udi song and for those hidden colors that'll leave you color bound and wanting to re-paint your home.

19 Nov 2010

Khabar mein tho…

  • MIL still doesn’t let me to go my mom’s place on a Friday. But otherwise I mean when it comes to doing work and taking responsibilities she feels the marriage is quite old now and I have to take them up, yeh fark kaisa?

  • Pati got excellence award at work, took me off to treat me at Red Chilly. Well about the food there, I think it’ll require an independent post.

  • After almost a year and half, the IT department sent me back my money after the claim. Some bucks to the account, thankfully.

  • Sweet 1 year niece waits for me to return home, tries to hug me and due to the difference in our height succeeds in hugging my legs. She doesn’t leave me until I pick her up and cuddle her. We have a little moment everyday now.

  • Annual day at work has a “Retro” theme this year. I guess too much of theme is ruining the atmosphere. Let’s see how old it can get.

  •  There seem to be some positive vibes about “Guzaarish” and we are off for it kal. Review on Monday may be?

  • What is it with people changing geographies? Pamela comes to India showing off herself in a “Saree” (satyanash to our culture) with her silicon and Mallika reaches the US wearing the P3 gowns (fashion designers are dieing 100 deaths) with her own silicon. To top it all Rakhi is giving insaaf??? Wish world comes to an end today instead of 2012.

  • Yeddy asks family to give all the allotted sites back to BDA. Wow that’s a nice way, from now on people should do the same. Commit a crime, if no one gets to know, chill and when someone raises finger, just revert back the crime. How cool is that?? That way Judiciary can be kicked out of our constitution.

  • Looks like Mayor Uncle has taken some prime space in SOM. His pic of either visiting or inspecting or yelling or cutting ribbon will be printed bang on in the evening daily. Khair, his term almost comes to an end so that should stop soon.

  • Huduga Hudugi seems to have not attracted any gender audience. Last heard the transsexuals too boycotted the movie and it is out of the theatre within a week.  

  • I am doing a lot of research on my culinary skills. Last Wednesday I made Vegetable Steamed Momo for the entire family and they loved it or may be told a lie that they loved it. I donno. Tomorrow I plan to bake a cake.

That’s it people, have a great weekend, btw do watch Maja with Sruja instead of Koffee with Karan. Nam Hudga na prothsahisi....

18 Nov 2010

Taavare Thalanna

Apparently after watching news channels yesterday which went on giving breaking news every 5 minutes about “one more de-notification”, it is been proved that Yeddy is deadlier than the Reddy.

Both together have found a new avishkar in floriculture field; have brought the Kamala out of Kesaru meanwhile they have dirtied their shubra batte. They have pioneered a way to grow “Lotus” in de-notified and mining lands. Kanthri Kamala Kannadigara Kiwi ge, mudkoli.

Last heard, Yeddy was “draping seere” to “Tene Hotha Mahile” and “giving chippu” to “Kai”, while the janta were singing “Lakshmi baramma Bhagyalakshmi baramma, uLisalu Karnatakava Sridevi ye

16 Nov 2010

Jai Bhuvaneshwari

November is not about

* Hoisting Kannada Baavuta at office
* Watching kevala Kannada movies
* Being Hemme about namma Kuvempu, Bendre et el

Yaake Andre “Kannada is not just about November” alwa?

It is about every day and every month and every year.
So inmele the two most popular words “Thanks” and “Sorry” will be used in Kannada.

Yendendigu, I promise!!!

Kshame Irali, Dhanyavadhagalondige
~ Naanu

15 Nov 2010

Film: Golmaal 3

If you are recently back from Goa then this film is not for you. It is also not for people who cannot laugh at dumb jokes. If you are good at pointing fingers, then please refrain from watching. In case you know someone who stammers in real life, then really don’t make an effort to view the trilogy of “Golmaal”.

Our dear Rohit had 6 actors + Johnny who can do comedy, but he chose to make this story. He could have taken some skits out of comedy circus only, they were so damn better. This is one of those person1-hits-person2-he-misses-and-gets-hit-himself and you are expected to laugh kinda comedy. Some scenes like the finger hiding action by the Warsi gang is so repeated that it gives you a bad headache, Oh & also Kareena just talks and talks and fights and fights.

There are few punch lines like “Safe (Saif)-Side”, “9-9-9-9-0-0-0-0-8-8”, “Prem Chopra” and “Mithun Da’s” dance which somehow steal a smile. Apart from that well, I see nothing out of Golmaal – 3. Stay at home and watch Dhamaal instead, that should be better.

P.S: Happy Children's Day

12 Nov 2010

10 reasons why....

You should go for your morning walk/jog ALONE

  1. It gives you lot of space, to observe the beauty around. Duh, I mean the nature not the opposite sex. Actually you can eye on them as well. Whose father what goes?
  2. You don’t have to wait for someone or hurry up or skip the routine just because there is no company. You are your master. Just making sure you are up would solve the problem.
  3. Company involves talks, & talks include gossip that means problems; negative stuff is not the way you should begin your day with.
  4. When there is no talk, your walking speed will not vary. The paunch will start feeling the heat.
  5. You can plan your day ahead, prioritize tasks and have a mental picture of how you want your day to be. There you go no need of any secretaries or high end schedulers.
  6. This would be “the” way to enhance your creativity. If you are a writer, you could think of a blog post, if you are good at painting you could work out the colors for your latest piece. Now you know how I have content to write everyday.
  7. You can compete with so many people unlike one or two in your company. Pace up, jog or run, do whatever to over take the lady in front & there by shed calories.
  8. You could plug on the ipod and revive all the memories with the songs or simply head bang your walk away. Appreciate music; Subbu lakshmi will be proud of you.
  9. You have all the independence to try new roads, places less walked on; address knowledge will improve.
  10. Finally, because I am telling.
So, do it!!!

11 Nov 2010

Maduveya Vayasu

He is getting married

and so is he

Why god, why?

Edited to add: God just sent me aashirvani reminding I am already married.

So what??? What rubbish I say.

10 Nov 2010


SPI was awarded the "Leading Exporter from the Mysore Region" trophy by STPI and the Government of Karnataka for the year 2009-2010.

Here is Sid receiving the trophy

& here is the trophy

Below is "yours truly" receiving the "Best Kiosk Award". Details here

 Have a look at the trophy.

Hmmm so there you go.... Its celebrations time... Bring on the beer Hic Hic...

9 Nov 2010

Title Not Needed

Some conversations are like tunnels, long and narrow, that end after lot of darkness. It is up to you on how patient you are till you reach the closing stages of it. Coz that’s where the light is!!

8 Nov 2010

Fly n Drive CM

While everyone in the globe are trying to preserve exhaustible resources – somewhere far away in Karnataka….

The CM wants to give away “good-quality” Sarees to the ladies in Sugar-town (whose factory is closed long ago) Mandya. Why you may ask? Zilla panchayath elections are on the move, so you deal the home minister of the house, half the work is done. Yeah I was saying he flies from Bengaluru to Mysuru which has its own new airport and his car travels all the way from Bengaluru to Mysuru climbing the very small not marked humps at every village (22 to be precise). Then he boards his car outside the airport and reaches Mandya. Again lands back in Mysuru, says tata-bye-bye at the airport to the car that reaches Bangalore.

What an effective utilization I say!