Palace road widening, GIM investments and the impacts

The road widening hooligans are at it yet again. This time they are aiming to chop off full grown trees alongside the palace road from both cauvery theatre side as well as from TV tower side. Reason is they want to make it a 10-lane road leading to the already glorious (for the wrong reasons)Continue reading “Palace road widening, GIM investments and the impacts”

the Recommendation disease on linkedin

  Most of you who use linked in would have definitely come across the raging recommendation disease. Note what I said just now. The issue is not with recommendation, but its actually with cross recommendation or the I-recommend-you-and-you-recommend-me-back syndrome. Here is an example from one of the people I have worked with which I didContinue reading “the Recommendation disease on linkedin”

Seasons change, as Bengaluru embraces Summer

  (image source: from here) This February has seen some unusual temperature variations. Bengaluru was ultra chilly at 12-13 degrees C. Added to this were few virii in the air, and everyone were down with viral fevers, cough, sore throat and other typical Bengaluru syndrome. My case was similar and trying out different modes ofContinue reading “Seasons change, as Bengaluru embraces Summer”

Longest Solar Eclipse begins its reign, Bengaluru sun feels strange

Today is the longest solar eclipse for this millenium. The next time you can view such a celestial episode is by 3043, and surely you will not be alive by any means by then 🙂 Rameshwaram and Kanniyakumari were two places where the eclipse looked great. Take a look at this video from Times OfContinue reading “Longest Solar Eclipse begins its reign, Bengaluru sun feels strange”

The Madikeri Sipayi is no more. Vishnuvardhan 1950-2009

Today morning, it was a shock to understand that our very own Kannada Superstar Vishnuvardhan was no more. He had died of a cardiac arrest in Mysore at an early age of 59 years. His movies are still etched in my memory right from my childhood and has brought cheer to many a fan inContinue reading “The Madikeri Sipayi is no more. Vishnuvardhan 1950-2009”

Our infrastucture experts lag by a decade – KH road flyover mess solved

Ask a small kid and he would have given the solution. Ask an old man and his wiseness would have manifested as a solution. It took the Bengaluru infrastructure experts a few years to come up with a solution to the (stupid) KH Road flyover. What is wrong with the flyover many people might ask.Continue reading “Our infrastucture experts lag by a decade – KH road flyover mess solved”

Airtel, once fairTel, now unfairTel – shortly finishedTel

Its was winter of 1999. JTM was one of Karnataka‘s best networks. Outgoing call rates were Rs.10/- per minute and incoming about Rs.3 a minute if I am not wrong. I was one of JTM’s customers at that time. Slowly JTM was taken over by Bharti Teleservices. That was the birth of AirTel, a companyContinue reading “Airtel, once fairTel, now unfairTel – shortly finishedTel”

Citibank starts its new tantrums in India

Many of you might have noticed an email sent from Citibank very recently where they have increased the minimum account balance for non salary accounts that one has to maintain in order to be receiving the services of the bank. Citibank was known to be the pioneer in India to introduce online banking, and alsoContinue reading “Citibank starts its new tantrums in India”

the 8520 is finally mine!

I finally own a blackberry 8520 Curve. Its a nice mix of technology and looks. And there is no reason why BB will not make inroads into the low cost high feature mobile market sooner than later. There is already lot of information on the internet on this new phone and I will cover moreContinue reading “the 8520 is finally mine!”

Autorickshaw grafitti

The other day I managed to see this autorickshaw in front of me with the message written in Kannada It reads thus: and in english it means: Going behind a girl will only get you agony, (Hudugi hindey hodrey golu) Going behind an auto will only get you lots of dust! (Auto hindey hodrey dhoolu)Continue reading “Autorickshaw grafitti”