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Fruit Relief

3 Mar

If its summer, its must be time for Watermelons…while most vendors sell fruits, there are several “fruit salad” vendors.. one of them pictured here does roaring business in Jayanagar 2nd Block (near RK Nursing Home).

The “Scam”

2 Jun

I felt a tap on my shoulder….

I was sitting on the steps of SLV drinking coffee after my morning walk. I turned around and the “person” who was tapping me was a dog.

“He wants you to feed him” says a by-stander.

The dog continued to tap me on my shoulder as if to tell me “Hey about some biscuits for me”. On that day I had no camera (mobile phone was at home).

So I beckon to the boy minding the store next to SLV and ask him for a packet of bikis. Suddenly there were 2 other dogs in front of me. All of them patiently waiting for their turns. No barking…no jumping around..they knew they’d get their share. It was a scam they had pulled before…

So I split the pack into three, fed them and made my way home…

Today I had my camera with me and I caught the “tapper” scamming someone else..and yes he got his biscuits.


Thank You BWSSB

28 Apr

The BWSSB (the Water Supply and Sewerage Board) are the latest in a Government initiative against Traffic and Overspeeding. Yes its true. I wish to thank them for ensuring that traffic on the street that I live on has reduced and even the ones that go through go through very slow.

I had written a while ago complaining about how people were driving recklessly on the newly laid road in front of my house. Disaster was waiting to happen. But thankfully the BWSSB stepped in.

They first dug up the entire road thus ensuring that any speeding vehicle would land into a 5 foot deep ditch. They then covered it up loosely ensuring that the ensuing rain made the road uneven.

All along I thought they were doing this out of incompetence. How wrong I was, they are just trying to help control traffic.

Thank you gentlemen…

I asked the contractor in charge if they were going to lay a new road and his reply was “Saar all that and all is the Corporations headache”.

Shankaranthi Pictures – For the folks who are not here

14 Jan

Okay. For those folk who are away from home, here are some pictures. Nikhil and I decided to drive down to Gandhi Bazaar and capture some sights (and some Dosa at Vidyarthi Bhavan as well).



The Entrance to Gandhi Bazaar


Colorful Fruit Market


Like my fruits?? He insisted we take a picture of him..


Of Course Theres Sugarcane


…and more Sugarcane…


Vegetable Market on the other side was quiet in comparison


The Flower Shops


Very Colorful





Camel Ride and Other Pictures

13 Jan

Highway “Stars” (with apologies to Deep Purple)

22 Dec

I’ve always had a fascination for idiots on the road. Especially those who put themselves and others at risk.

Coming to the office this morning (and NO I was not driving), I saw this guy on a motorbike “pushing” another with his legs. Now its a novel way to help someone but not on the highway and not in the middle lane. It would be ok to do that in the slow lane I guess, but these morons were actually looking to overtake trucks and such…

Bump, Lump and Slush

15 Dec

BWSSB stands for Bangalore Water Supply and Sewarage Board. They should change their name to Bangalore Bump Lump and Slush Board (BBLSB).

Between them and the BBMP (the Big BuMP)…the city roads are in a constant repair and seepage..

Heres what happens…

  • They dig up the road and just leave it like that..maybe they want people to get used to the lumps and bumps on the road…
  • Next the work starts..just to show their commitment to water…they flood the place…The result..The Addition of Slush to the Lump and Bump…
  • When they finish up, they just leave the place as is, for the BBMP (the Big BuMP) to repair the place.
  • The BBMP then hems and haws and does some half assed work which gets ripped apart at the slightest drizzle and we are back to Lump, Bump and Slush.
  • By then one of the BWSSB workers realizes he has left his spanner underground and they dig up the place all over again…

It goes on and on and on.. like the Energizer Bunny