For those of you who want to have a look at the pics on display during the exhibition, you can visit this link: Anita’s Gallery The prints are between 16×24 (with 2 inch borders) and 20×32 (with 3 inch border) and all framed. If you’re interested in getting one for your house, or even gifting one to a friend, please do contact me (anitabora5 at rediffmail dot com) for the details. * You can also order them in any other size.
The problem with having a sister who’s a chef is that her standards are naturally high. And since she knows what these exotic dishes are supposed to taste like, she won’t settle for less. I am less discriminating. I eat anything that looks and tastes reasonably good and pronounce it as delicious! And sometimes I haven’t tasted some of the dishes before, so in my rather blissful ignorant reality, they are pretty damn good. The sister on the other hand chews, tastes, ponders, rolls her eyes and then pronounces, “Ummmm…. it’s okay.” Sigh.
This is a not for profit theatre group called Krea, coming all the way from the US to stay a play in Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai. I’ve written more about them here so do go have a look!
It’s amazing what can take over the collective consciousness of a minority of the population and get a seemingly trivial non-issue hyped all over the media! A kiss, a saree and now Buddha in the bathroom? Like someone said, it’s okay to relieve yourself in public places (that’s obviously a part of our great culture) but a kiss – hai ram!! And whoever said you can’t have a Buddha statue in a bathroom? When has that been against the law?! It’s getting more ridiculous by the day. We’re going to set some kind of a record in filing public litigation cases. And burning effigies. At this rate we’ll have an booming effigy making business at least, if nothing else. Thankfully, this case has been thrown out!
I’m sure most of you would have stopped at Kamat’s Lokaruchi on the Bangalore Mysore highway near Ramanagaram at some point or the other. It’s a popular stop for travelers and especially at lunch time, when they serve traditional South Indian meals in plantain leafs. I was of course super excited since I don’t get to eat food served like this too often.
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 …