KSRTC bus ride from Bangalore to Ernakulam is really long We travelled on a KSRTC (K=Karnataka) Airavat AC bus. It was supposed to transport us in 10 hours. It ended up taking over 12 hours to drop us at KSRTC bus stand (K=Kerala, not Karnataka). It did not help that the bus played a horrible … [Read more…]
Planning a sightseeing trip in Wayanad Kerala government has done a lot to promote tourism in their state. The district of Wayanad is exception. The infrastructure, especially the roads, are pretty nicely laid out so that to and fro commutes are not an issue. There is a catch though. Kalpetta and Sulthan Bathery are two … [Read more…]
Two packets sold at the same chain of stores at different places have different pricing. It’s not surprising that it is cheaper in Kolkata. The surprising part is the differential pricing itself.
Last weekend, I came across a used copy of Kari. I had bought her later work, Adi Parva, about an year ago. When I saw the book for dirt cheap price, I couldn’t help myself from buying it. The story Kari is a narrative set in the same visceral Mumbai that played the backdrop to … [Read more…]
This is a good technique I came across. If you have a large pan, you can work with separate ingredients cocooned in their own little zones. In the picture above, the potato takes the longest time to cook, so it was placed first, once it was time for the carrots, the diced potato was collected … [Read more…]
Music as a disposable commodity When mp3s invaded the collective consciousness of our society, it gave birth to something no one had foreseen before. The availability of infinite music at the disposal of one’s fingertips. The key word here is “disposal”. Indeed, an instance of a file can be classified disposable commodity – the loss … [Read more…]
Long ago I had written why I prefer listening to whole albums. My approach to listening hasn’t changed much. However, I am from a lesser group of the population. The majority consumes music in a very different way. Convenience of portability The idea of revisiting this topic stems from my listening to lectures by Andrew … [Read more…]
So far, PepperScript has released two books in their CN Remix lineup, each containing three stories, based on the “Cartoon Cartoons” shows. I was a kid in the 90s and thoroughly enjoyed these shows. As an avid comics / manga collector, it felt good that some Indian publisher was licensing the comic strips. Hoping a … [Read more…]
For the price of only two Rupees, the taste and quantity was more than what I had expected.
Indian Railways as a viable sleeping dock In Dimapur, we ended up spending the night at the railway platform waiting room. The actual sleeping time was spent in a 3-tier AC compartment of Intercity Express between Dimapur and Guwahati. We reached Guwahati at around 5:10 am. It was dark outside unlike Kohima which receives the first … [Read more…]