Month: February 2007

Necessary Evil?

So in my whole friend circle, I know just one person who doesn’t possess a cell phone. One. Over a period of time, we’ve grown so used to this handy device that life without it is quite difficult to imagine. I for one, would feel lost without one. I, especially find it useful when travelling – it’s so much more convenient than running around than find a phone booth that works! I know that it was hardly a few years ago when cell phones were but novelties and we used to depend on landlines for communication. But within the space of a few years, this aspect of life has changed drastically. Today, it’s unimaginable not to have one. In a way, not having a cell phone does have its advantages though. For example, when people said they’d meet you somewhere at an specified time, there was no option but to be there at that time. Whereas, today there’s the scope of calling, changing the time and cancelling even at the last minute! And the other …

For a slice of chocolate heaven!

Okay, now let me confess that I’m not very big on chocolate or sweets. But that certainly didn’t stop me from trying this dessert place called Chocolate Painted Platters. I took the opportunity to ogle at the different shapes & sizes. And take pictures. There is a poster with some cute chocolate related quotes, don’t forget to read through it! Please follow and like us:

Why do we frequent Koshy’s?

This is one great mystery for me. Most of the time the food is nothing to write home about and not value for money. The waiters talk to you like you are a very sad life form that doesn’t deserve to exist, the place is noisy and you can literally hear the conservation on both sides of your table and beyond! There’s this particular harsh review of the place here. Not to forget the strangest experiences you have. Like this one that Suman and I had a few months ago. Sometime ago, I was there with a few of my friends. We were chatting and making as much noise as everyone else. The waiter came up to us and told us to keep our voices down despite the fact that nearly everyone was talking as loudly!! The other day, went there for breakfast with a couple of friends. Can I have a tea with the lemon and milk separately, friend Sabir asks rather nicely. You can’t, replies the rude waiter. You can have only lemon …

There’s a first time for everything!

A bike trip to Coffee Valley, Hosamane Well, yes. After many unsuccessful attempts to go on a bike ride, I finally did it. Of course, I still can’t ride one, but I found the second best thing : riding pillion. And I must congratulate my back and the other more sensitive parts (ahem) for lasting it out the more than 500 kms we covered to Sakleshpur and back. Coffee Valley turned out to be a nice chilled out place tucked in a coffee plantation in a small town called Hosamane. “Leave the blackberry behind, experience pure magical beauty of this coffee country and the famed hospitality of the Hosamane family” it promised. And it was a promise they took seriously we were to realize, when we staggered out after the weekend, a few kilos heavier! The hosts are lovely people and make sure you don’t leave till you feel like stuffed potatoes. Please follow and like us:

V-Day has become V-Scary Day!

Following my post yesterday, there have been more interesting (and predictable) developments in the Indian public space. People in the city of Jaipur are advised to indulge in private displays of affection instead (this is very much Indian culture, btw) and make loads of babies. It’s good for the country, people. Jai Ho! Actually, this happens every year, but it never ceases to be amusing. I really think these folks need some TLC and are seriously pissed off because they’re not getting any. But till then, they resort to making unpleasant threats and “blacken faces” of those found making public displays of affection (making threats, btw is very much Indian culture!). So keep your hands to yourself is the bottomline. Now we all know that this V-day stuff is crass commercialization, reason for rose farmers to make more money, and for Hallmark to increase bottomline and blah blah. But for heavens sake! Have they heard of non-participatory tactics instead? And don’t they have anything to do – like find better ways to run the country? …

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