Month: March 2007

Homeward bound!

We started the discussion about a trip to the North East quite a while ago. Initially (and as expected), there were quite a few people interested. A few even booked and had to cancel due to work and other reasons. But finally, as the day of our departure dawns (today evening!) there are 4 of us who will be flying out to do some travelling in the region for about 15 days. I am especially looking forward to this trip because whenever I go homewards, I usually spend time with the family and get back. There is hardly any time left for travel or exploring. This time however, I’ve decided that I want to see more of the North East, do some photography and have warned my family accordingly! We plan to visit 3 states: Meghalaya, Assam and then Arunachal Pradesh. In Assam, we will be covering Kaziranga and Majuli (the largest river island in the world), Hajo, Sualkuchi (the centre of Assamese silk industry), Tezpur and Jorhat. In Arunachal, we will travel up to …

Moving Woes

So after 3 years of living in the same apartment, it was finally time to say goodbye yesterday. I’ve been relatively lucky, I would say. When I came to Bangalore, this was the first place I found. And I had no reason to move out since the owner has been overseas. Away from the main road, with 2 large verandahs and a large utility, it had ample space for Kit Kit to roam around too. It was a nice comfortable place. The major advantage was that it was a little away from the main road, thus sparing us of the traffic noise and honking cars and trucks. Inside the house, it was like a serene little world for the both of us. And just outside the 2 verandahs, there was a lot of greenery, trees and birds that would keep Kit Kit occupied through the day. She would either be sleeping in her cosy cushion, sunning herself and snoozing. Or chasing birds or getting teased by them. Please follow and like us:

Cut cake, but can’t eat!

So I had this strange experience yesterday. Just as I was cutting my birthday cake with a bunch of friends at Infinitea (the place on Cunningham Road), when the manager runs up and says that we can’t eat outside food in the restaurant. But it’s birthday cake, we point out. No, he said adamantly, we don’t allow outside food. I was speechless for a moment. I’ve NEVER come across any restaurant that does not allow a birthday cake to be cut and eaten in its premises. I totally understand outside food not being allowed, but a birthday cake?! Just the day before, I had cut two cakes at the 100 Feet boutique restaurant with another bunch of friends. They actually lit the candles and brought out the cakes for us. They did the same thing for me (bring out the cake with candles) at Coconut Grove a few months ago for a friend of mine. I was especially disappointed because I’ve been an Infinitea patron for donkey’s years, I’ve called for Metblogger’s meets there and …

So they say…

“A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip!” Spent a quiet evening by the riverside, a coracle ride down the waters, watching the beautiful shimmering shadows of the trees, the occasional chirping of a bird now retiring into the dark depths of the tree covers and just the sound of the gurgling river as the sun goes down, leaving its beautiful many-hued signature in the skies above… a near perfect way to bring in yet another year! Please follow and like us: