Sunday, December 30, 2012

Clutch Breaks and Gears

2+ years since we passed out of college and everyone from my hostel gang have been very busy. We still made time every now and then to catch up with each other. It was during one of such meets that we decided to go on a trip. For a change we decided to make it a bike trip. We started asking around for places where we could go for a 3day trip. The only place that looked feasible was Coorg. We decided not to go to the places that all of us have visited before. My friend Guru told that there is a place called Mandalpatti where certain song sequences of the Kannada movie Gaalipata was filmed. So with just one location in mind we started out on a 3day trip.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Self Defense for Women

I recently saw the post that the NGO called Justice for Women was hosting a self defense workshop for Women across the country. As a friend to the organizer i decided to help out in any ways i could. I was asked to host the workshop on behalf of Justice for Women in Bangalore today along with Nabeel. The workshop was conducted by Franklin Joseph, who is a women safety empowerment specialist and Krav Maga trainer. Below are a few insights about the workshop.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


So my brother asked me to write a blog about Deepavali. As in how it is different in Bangalore and back home. So here i go :)
In my last 6yrs away from home, this is the first time i am celebrating Deepavali in Bangalore. Celebrating Deepavali in a village is a lot different then celebrating it here in a city. Below is just a comparison from my point of view.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Kannada Rajyotsava!!

 Recently I got an opportunity to be a part of the Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations in Office. It was the first time a Kannada event was being organized at my work place. To be really frank, I have not been a great fan of Kannada. My mother tongue is Konkani and I have studied in an English medium school. But the motive behind this event was what drove me to volunteer. It was not going to be one of those local street celebrations where people told our language is better then yours. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Dreams are the best thing that probably happens to us. Not the dreams as in something that we want, but as something that comes when we are asleep. Those spontaneous random sequence of events, which has absolutely no relation to each other. People say its the subconscious mind playing games. Some of them turn out to be nightmares and few other brings a smile on your face. He has gone through a lot lately and he has had his shares of both. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Rainy days were so different when he was young.
It was about colorful raincoats.
It was about new umbrella every year.
It was about the new rainy shoes.
It was about making paper boats with cousins.
It was about calling school and seeing if they have declared a holiday

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chronicles of Boston Boy - Part 5 : New York

The next big trip was to New York. It was a 4.5hrs Journey from Boston to New York. The round price of the ticket was $36. The hotel prices were around $100 a night so he and his little gang decided to go by the first bus in the morning and return by the last bus at night.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Chronicles of Boston Boy - Part 4 : Boston

The weekend was here. It was time to leave the village and head towards the city. He had 3 weekends to spend. So he decided that one weekend would be Boston.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Chronicles of Boston Boy - Part 3 : The Office

He always claimed to be a workaholic. He loved his work mainly because he was working on a feature that involved a lot of learning. His work involved interacting with people who were continents away from his workplace. Now it was an opportunity for him to meet all those people.

Chronicles of Boston Boy - Part 2 : The Place

Link to Part 1

When he stepped outside the Boston Airport, it was really beautiful outside. Tall illuminated buildings and some cute people walking around. The weather was amazing. Well he was at an unknown place, among unknown people.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Chronicles of Boston Boy - Part 1 : The Travel

Date : September 9th
Time : 4am

Remember the movie Border, where Jakie Shroff stands and waits for it to be sunrise so that he can finally fly his jet and help his fellow soldiers win the battle. Well this guys case was something similar. He had a 630 am flight and he was at the airport waiting for sunrise so that he can finally board his first international flight. There was so much uncertainty about this trip, it was already postponed twice, so he had told only a few ppl about this trip. Now it was time, the gates were opened and there was one last thing to do - Post a check-in on Facebook. Its like unless they see a check-in, people dont tend to believe that someone is going onsite.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

[3.2MP] Rainy Vacations

This post contains a few pics that i took in my mobile camera during my recent mini vacation.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Small Joys

In this busy routine life, we tend to miss out those little things that bring a smile on our face. Last week i decided to take a break from my Bangalore life and go home to visit relatives. Einsteins theory of relativity works very well when we are on a vacation. 5days just flew by. Being a social media addict, i missed twitter and fb. I thought of all the things that i could have tweeted in those 5days. But i also realized those little things i would have missed out if i was glued to the laptop.

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Journey

He loved the overnight journey from/to his hometown. He always had a problem getting sleep while traveling. So he used to select the single window seat every time he traveled. That was his 'alone' time. He used to listen to his favorite playlist and let the cool breeze guide him through a dramatic thought process. It was nice to see that the moon was also traveling with him.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Not a student nor a professional

So before i start this post let me put up the tweet that inspired me to put up this post:

So the answer to this question is actually straight forward. But being from VTU its obvious we write stories and never answer to the point. :)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The nice guy who's always just a Friend

Recently i had shared a story on my blog (Yet another love story). This post caused a lot of discussions on twitter. There were a few people who told that the guy in the story resembled a lot like their past. And a few people predicted that their future will be like that guy. Here is another such mail that i received a couple of days back. Thought will share it with you folks.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bharath Bandh

I still remember the day when i played cricket on the streets of Saligrama(my hometown) in broad daylight. It was an empty street, with just us kids holding coconut branches as our bats and tomato boxes acting as our wickets. We used to run and hide inside whenever a police jeep passed by. I dont remember the reason for the bandh but it was Bharath Bandh that day. Holiday to school and all cousins at home, what more could i ask for. My uncles were discussing the reasons and effects of the bandh and it was all like Tulu to me (i dint know the languages called Greek and Latin existed).

Monday, May 21, 2012

TV Shows

You tend to pick up a lot of things from your stay in hostel. One of those things is addiction to TV shows. Not the typical saas bahu drama or the CID wala suspense (more of comedy actually) but the ones that are aired in the US.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Zomato Restaurant Guide

"Congrats on the hike!! Where is the treat?"
"My cousins came from out of town!! Where do i take them for lunch?"
"No mood to cook!! Is there any restaurant where we can go at the driving distance?"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Why did they vote?

It was a normal hot and humid Wednesday morning. All of a sudden, i could hear fireworks and people screaming everywhere. It took me sometime and twitter to realize that Congress had won the Udupi-Chikmagalur bi-election. And thus began the postmortem of why did BJP lose in Udupi. It was a hectic day for me as i had to roam around to get various work done. I happened to eavesdrop on various conversations. Below is what i heard, categorized in various paragraphs.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

BeLLadingaLa Oota (Moon light dinner)

So today i was in conference call that started at 8pm and it dint seem to end even though the scheduled time was 9pm. Luckily i had taken the call from home. I stepped out of the home and saw the large beautiful moon. (One of those moments when you regret not having a good camera). So i got lost in thoughts (blah blah in the conf call :P ). But the first thing that came to my mind was the BeLLadingala Oota that i had attended during my childhood.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


"Your wish is my command"

How we hope the above statement comes true. How good it ll be, if we wish for something and we have it then and there. Well i experienced such scenarios in the near past.