Archive | July, 2009

Who needs a bed?

25 Jul
Contented? .. or Tired?

Contented? .. or Tired?

BBMP Classic Sign

23 Jul

Scary when you think that these guys are in charge of “maintaining” our city.

Photo Courtesy: Vatsala Raghavendra aka Mom

To Pee or Not to Pee

BBMP Sign

No Snoozing

17 Jul

Notice seen in the locker room of a Golf Club in Bangalore next to the Massage Chairs.

Sleepers Beware

Sleepers Beware

Scratching or Crotching?

16 Jul

Terris recent post begs a question…”Do Indian men scratch their crotch?”..

It also begs another question.. “Do I have nothing better to do in terms of topics?”

..the answer to both questions is “Well..maybe..okay no”

..on further observation, the answer is a resounding Yessss !!! we do..some foreign peepalz also saying their countrymen doing scratches…even Homer Simpson..

I asked several of my demented pals the question.. why???

All of them freed up their hands and and sent in the answers…

Some answers (lot of editing has happened)…

1. Because its there

2. Just to make sure.. its there

3. What else to do?

4. It was outsourced to us…

5. We are between jobs

6. Underwear too tight

7. Waiting for accident to happen…see Terris post (link above)…

8. Give us something else to scratch

9. We are practicing shining the new ball..never know when we will get called up to the cricket team

10. You mean we can use our left hand for something else??…

Did He or Didn’t He?

15 Jul

The ultimate “confessions” show Moment of Truth’s Hindi version is here (the show should actually be titled “Making a Fool of Yourself on TV”). Its called Sach Ka Saamna.

For those not in the know, this show puts contestants through embarrassing questions about their lives. Usually at the end of the show in the best case they end up with some money and no family..or worst case no money and no family.

Looks like they have turned to quasi celebrities in India, which is a great idea…case in point Rakhi Sawant…who’ll probably be on the show after her “Swayamvar”.

The first bakra to create a controversy is ex-cricketer Vinod Kambli who decimated club like bowlers from Kenya to Zimbabwe. Apparently he said some things on the show not too complementary to Sachin Tendulkar and the BCCI.

..true to character (which means he has a great future in politics), he has now denied making any comments..

To Quote:

My family and Sachin’s family have felt bad about this. I have not said anything against BCCI as well. I have played for India for 18 years. I can’t even dream of speaking against BCCI,” said Kambli.

I guess we’ll find out…the guy is probably begging the show producers to pull his show.. the BCCI will remove his chaddis (as in pension)..

The Lady and the “Mask”

13 Jul

So back from KL..

The flight back was packed…next to me was an elderly lady who lived in Aaaastralia..

Across the aisle from me was the NRI and his family (found out from their yaccent and later he mentioned through his mask he lived in the Bay Area)…wife, son and daughter…all of whom were wearing masks to prevent Swine Flu… they even ate wearing the mask..moving it just enough to stuff the food in..

“So do you live in Byangalore”..the lady asked me just as I was dozing off…without waiting for an answer she gave me full justification of the things she liked down under..

“Vaater is so clean..and absolutely no pallution..I think if in India you address these praablems them we can move back.”

“Nice to know..I will inform the authorities” I joked..but I think she was serious…she nodded as if she expected me to do the needful.

I needed to get out of the conversation and saw the masked man looking at me from across the aisle..I couldn’t make out whether he was smiling or not (he had his mask remember?)..

I guess my look said “What the ****” so he said “we need to be very careful you see..”

“Sure..I understand..” I said, wondering if the family would wear their masks throughout their Indian sojourn.

Arriving in Bangalore, there’s a Flu check before immigration…its actually well organized..there’s a doctor at each desk and a guy with a plastic “gun” that takes your temperature ( mine was a degree below normal and the guy said that was normal)…behind them are the immigration guys…

Funny thing is that the immigration guys were all masked up..but the doctors at the flu desk werent.. hmmm

Dateline Kuala Lumpur

10 Jul

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Arrived in KL last Monday on a business visit. Nothing exciting..just work.

The one thing that I love about Malaysia is the hospitality. Everyone in the office insisted on taking me out to Lunch, Dinner…and yes shopping if needed. Every time I visit Singapore or KL, the wife hands over a shopping list to me and expects that to be fulfilled.

Food in Malaysia is a blend of Indian, Chinese and Malay..the Indian food itself has local variations..Indian Muslim Food etc etc..even vegetarians can get what they need…(except Dosai is called Thosai).

Played a “working” Golf round at Glemarie Country Club ..could not finish..started raining after the 17th hole.

Some Pictures.

Glenmarie Club House

Glenmarie Club House

Bathroom Warning at an Office

Bathroom Warning at an Office

Exchange Policy

Exchange Policy