On a more somber note today is World Aids Day. So heres hoping that the public is more aware of AIDs and how it is affecting people. Just knowledge is not enough.. tolerance and care is what we need to cultivate...And on a lighter note today is salary day ... yehawwwwww !!! Got to buy this .. got to buy that.. Got to do this.. got to do that.... ahh so many things and so little time !! SIGH.. Had lunch in Pizza Hut.. was nice to meet up with Aqua.. and here is the recipe ,Aqua that you requested... hope you like making it.. as much as I do...
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November 30, 2004
November 29, 2004
Rituporno Ghosh Rituporno Ghosh. This is the name, which is drawing the urban sensible Bengali audiences to the hall after a really long long time. To know more click here...Screens are much bigger than the Marathahalli multiplex which is like watching a larger version of a TV. Seats are comfortable and though the eateries are a wee bit expensive.. its okay I guess.. Never seen so many people as I saw in Forum. If they were not walking around that area, they were hanging out sitting outside the mall... Good lord seemed that the whole of Bangalore was there.. Now all we need is an IMAX. Bangalore is happening. Tried a new place called Hungry Buddha... if you are planning to have a quick dinner.. this is a good place to be... read the review here. I liked the name and found it quite cool. Watched Khushi... found this movie better than Veer Zaara. SIGH. For review click here. Watched Laws of Attraction.. great romantic comedy... you should watch this. You can read the review here. If you are interested you can view some of the shots that I have updated.. on my visit to Nagarhole here are some more shots ... A view from my Office Balcony... ( this was just experimenting with my Canon Powershot S 400 Digital Elph). Digital cameras are kinda fussy... I prefer the normal camera anyday.. have to get used to a lot of buttons.. SIGH. I hate anything which has lots of buttons.. Now its a Monday all over again !!
November 25, 2004
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November 21, 2004
In the news : Lost World of Atlantis may have been discovered after all... and well I am not surprised.. what was till now a figment of Plato's imagination is slowly taking shape in the form of an underground city miles deep within the sea between Cyprus and Syria... according to the scientists... lets hope that this is not another hoax...Am searching for for this book Ridin' High, Livin' Free : Hell-Raising Motorcycle Storiesby Ralph "Sonny" Barger (Author) .. if anybody can get me even a used book would gladly buy it... E-BOOK will also do ... SIGH !!
November 18, 2004
- Did you know that there is a show which is called the Naked news Edition where girls and guys strip to their barest and show all ... all while reading the news... GAWK.. I could not believe my eyes until I saw it.
- Responsibilties does make one responsible...
- Sharukh Khan is going gaga with his releases.. Veer Zaara and Swades have put him in the news again.
- What is the use of being a seer if you are involved in murdering innocent people for your gain ? This totally defies the deinition and faith in saints and do gooders...
- Thank god the theatres are airing good movies .. finally... dont know what it took for them to rebel so late... SIGH !!
- Waiting to watch Shark Tale, Morning Raga, Garfield...
- Got me some nice books to read... yehawww...
- Sketching is so beautiful ... nothing beats shades... of the pencils...
- Past Life readings can be very difficult but interesting...
- You will not know about something that you are dying to know unless it the right time for you to have that knowledge and then utilise it the right way.
- I think I like to watch Kareena Kareena in Zee TV. The story is quite funny and unpredictable... if you can do away with the extra make up... ( BRRR) ... reminds me of Ally Mc Beal.
- Wisdom and understanding go hand in hand and cannot exist without each other...
- Doing unto others and others do unto you bounces quite badly if the doing is just gossiping personality disorders... the gossip can reach you back in a circle...
- Just because someone is really a pain in the butt does not mean that you have to tolerate that pain... avoidance and ignorance is bliss... if it is in your control
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Now that I have jotted down my thoughts , I can rest in peace... meanwhile hope you all have a great weekend !!
November 15, 2004
All Bangladeshis maybe Bengalis but all Bengalis are not Bangladeshis... excuse me... where is GK when it is needed... just like all Madrasis may be South Indians but All South Indians are not Madrasis. God show them a little light and give me some patience....
Temples in South India ... are a definitely NO NO if there is a special occasion and you suddenly feel like offering puja unless you are from here . Takes more than an hour to stand in the sun... then reach the temple...
On a wild life safari, it is best if you are the first to drive through the jungles... it is a pleasure to watch wild animals roaming the wild freely... Never saw so many wild animals as we did this time in Nagarhole.. we even met fresh tiger pug marks.. If you are planning to go to Mysore this time... please make sure that you have hotel bookings.. hotel accomodations are rare now... if you are stuck The International Youth Hostel is your best bet... you will be surprised by their service and their surroundings.... Mountains bring out the best in me... It is not so easy to sit some thousands of miles away and judge how things should be done and how it should not be done... everyone's life is different and only the individual living it knows what he or she is going through.... Just because one travels does not mean that one who does not travel does not know about the rest of the world.. . Home stays are the best anywhere you are traveling ... I highly recommend High Falls Holiday Homes in Coorg. Excellent place, excellent view and excellent food... I would like to spend some time in one of the tent accomodations in Orange County ... my dream which is going to be fulfilled if the time and the money are in place.... he ahahaha !! it is sinful !!!
Ducklings are very very adorable unless the mother duck decides to hiss her displeasure.... yeah ducks HISSSS... when they feel cornered... ( I did not know that)
Turkeys may look very beautiful from afar but they are a menace if you go near them.... :)
Just when you thought that humanity was dead and gone.. something just reinforces my faith in it... incident with Jeep having one of its clamps broken down. We spied a shop after much searching in Hassan... somewhere in the outskirts... only to find that it was closed... but the good people came by and when they knew that we were traveling ... they quickly took us backside and fixed the problem... in spite of that day being a holiday for them.. and they refused to take money.... HUH.. how nice can you get... ?? May god bless them ...
November 10, 2004
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Yesterday I came across an incident that disturbed me a lot. This has happened to a student who also rides with us. His name is Amit and is from the Bike Nomads club. This guy was riding through Yelahanka to Nandi Hills when he saw a villager lying on the road bleeding ... and injured. Concerned he stopped and took him to the hospital. It was a hit and run case and he needed attention. Amit thought that he would be able to help this poor guy out. He paid his hospital bills since the patient did not have money on him. And left his phone number with the hospital.. in case they needed him to help this guy out.
The next day he was summonded by the police. When he went to the police, he was surprised to find that the relatives and so called well wishers of the patient mobbing him and demanding money and then more money.. and it went on till they threatened him with the fact that if he did not pay up they would put the whole blame on him and make it a police case saying that they were eyewitness to him hitting this man.
As if this was not enough, when he pleaded with the police to help him out, they also refused and questioned him as to why he brought the man in the first place.. and he had to pay the guys since there was nothing they could do if a report was written against him, inspite of the fact that there was no evidence that he was involved in any way with the case except for the fact that he lent a helping hand in saving one's life.
After giving a hefty amount of 7000/- to the police, hospital, and the crowd, he managed to somehow get out of the mess after making a call to his place in Delhi and talking with the police there....
Good Lord !!! where has sense and sensibility disappeared ?
Have people come down to the fact that they will do anything for money ? Even risk a man's life ?
How will this effect the young boy whose only intention was to help ?
We as bikers have gone through this situation at one point or the other and the person who takes us to the right place is an angel we will always be indebted too. I have been on both sides many a times.. sometimes the victim and sometimes the helper.. but maybe I was saved because I was a woman... HUH.. but that did not stop the crowd from asking money in those scenarios... I just had to pay less.... and making a pitiful helpless face does help... :)
This is a disgusting picture of the city that I live in and I am ashamed to say that there is no sense in doing the right deed. The very people like the police who should help citizens out in times like this back away and plot out a way to get more money. It does not matter that he is a student and does not have that much money to shell out... It is a different story that the patient who was actually hit has no say in this. How sadistic and desperate can one get ?
I also remember an incident when there was heavy riot going on during the kidnapping of Rajkumar by Veerapan, I along with a couple of my friends had to walk more than 30 kms to reach home from office since vehicles were being burnt in the road... I somehow reached the intersection where i had to cross and walk some more yards home... right in front of my eyes... two cars were attacked and beaten down by a mob... I was shaking... and asked one of the Hoyasala guys to help.. they looked at me and disinterestedly... told me to carry on. how could one carry on through a violent mob ??? .. you see the police was busy having some snacks instead of controlling the mob,.... they were safer inside the Jeep.... I can still feel the helplessness of standing there alone trying to be discreet and not get attention to myself... fear was in my soul.. fear with disgust and anger that the very people who are entrusted with the responsibility to protect the citizens have nothing in them..... I still remember that a traffic police helped me to cross the road... sheltering me from the stones and the mob... may god bless him...
I can still remember another incident ... when I had gone under a bus... one of the passengers who helped me... took that opportunity to sell me insurance in the pretext of calling me and asking me how I was doing... ???
My only question to myself is what is the concept of a helping hand of humanity ?? of selfless service ?? of faith in humanity ???
Well the only lesson learnt here is that we have to build loopholes even when we are helping out which is sad... but true..and if you are really stuck... only your good fortune can take you out of that mess.