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I believe that was the busiest and a happening weekend ever in my life. The thirteenth and fourteenth of June two thousand and nine.

this is wat i did...

Tried putting a quadraptic image here. :0
1. A mini portrait shoot for a friend of mine at the Cubbons on Saturday Morning.
2. A dance Jugalbandi by Vyjyanthi kashi, a renowned Kuchipudi danseuse & Mantap prabhakar, a famous Yakshagana performer on Saturday Evening.
3. India’s First Duathlon organised by the Fuller Life, in association with TI Cycles, off Sarjapur Road at the Inventure Academy on Sunday Morning
4. Music show by a band called "Parachute XVI" at Alliance, as a part of the ongoing Fete De La Musique (The Music Festival in French) on Sunday Evening.

I take this opportunity to thank to all friends who called me and invited to the respective events at the exact time. :). Please do watch this space for more frames from these events.

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Just read Random 25 at Facebook, by Kris

My Random 25
1. I’m an advertising professional came from an agricultural family background. I always wonder and feel happy about this transition.
2. I’m Vegetarian by choice, stopped eating Non-Veg some 7 years back, But, still a super Non-Veg cook. I can cook food many veg curries apart from few Non-Veg dish including Fish curries, Chicken and Mutton items.
3. I like cycling and used to roam around in the roads of Chennai and Pondicherry with my regular Atlas Cycle. Now no time and energy to take the cycle out.
4. Ilayaraja, Ilayaraja, Ilayaraja… My all time favorite music is his. I admire him for his simpliity and growth, who came from a small village to Madras (now chennai) with only Rs.10 some 35 yrs back.
5. I own a Nikon D80 SLR camera with 3 lenses, 6GB Memory and a Manfrotto Tripod. I do some decent photography. Interested in people, street life and documentaries.
6. I’m a first generation graduate of my family, did my B.Tech in Chemical Engineering and MBA in Marketing. Mom is a 5th class drop out and Dad, a 3rd class drop out. I was denied Student Visa to the US in 2002, so thinking not to visit the US ever.
7. I have no preference for food and can eat anything veg available on the earth and I’m NOT at all Finicky about food.
8. I love to travel anywhere and everywhere. 2008 was my fave year, as i traveled the lengths and breadths of India. So far i have visited, atleast touched the lands of Pondicherry, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Maharahtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and WestBengal states and Dubai City (Only international venue)
9. I have had a joint photo exhibition last year, with 3 fellow shutterbugs. Currently working on a photo book named 365, which will showcase my travel aspirations.
10. I love Bangalore (earlier i used to call Chennai, the Heaven) for its dynamics, though I’m not too sure about the spirits in the form of Pubs and Bars everywhere.
11. I like Tamil. Tamil Literature. Tamil Language. Tamil Movies. Tamil Festivals. Tamil People… never ending list.
12. I want be an entrepreneur soon, must be in the Creative side of life, May photography or Advertising or Both. Inspirations by Sharad Haksar.
13. I don’t like pets , especially at home, as i have grown up hating Cats.
14. I’m a fortunate Teetotaller all my life so far, though I’m always with so many friends who drink and smoke. Had been to N number of Bars and Pubs, simply to give company and chit-chat with friends.
15. I’m very conscious in front of the camera, but i always feel that i can make good pictures, when im behind the camera. I also believe that I can live just with my Camera, laptop and a net connection, anywhere and everywhere.
16. I just can’t dance. People always tell that im funny, every time, when I’m on the dance floor.
17. I love Royal Enfield. Will buy one soon, may be a Thunderbird Twinspark.
18. I’m always loyal to my brands, be it Scullers, Colgate, Brut or Nikon. Working for a same advertising agency for almost 4 yrs now, guess im too much loyal. 🙂
19. I like number nine, for no reason. Nine is a very special number. If you add any number to nine, you will get the same number, when you make it as a single digit.
20. I’m an Atheist and believe in people. My spiritual circle is within the limits of life and only life. But, I visit temples, mosques, churches and Gurudwaras to meet Gods and Goddesses.
21. I escaped from death, twice so far, once in Kerala and second time in Karnataka. Fortunately, i have an accident insurance for 10Lakhs.
22. Friends, Friends and Friends are everything to me, with whom i live all time now, at least for the last 14 years now, away from home. Thanks to Mom and Dad for bringing me up with all Confidence and Love.
23. I’m never behind Dollars and Pounds. But, I spend all that I earn for some cause. I pay all my taxes. I follow traffic rules. In a word, I’m a weird boy, whom you wont like in the first go, but in the course of time.
24. I’m a regular Blood Donor. Have donated blood some 12 times so far. Wanna register myself for donating all my organs. Will do it soon sometime, with approvals from parents.
25. I love my village and the sexy lake near by. I used to play Gilli and Gholi with my childhood friends during my school days, and I’m missing all that fun now.

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In the last four days of New Year 2009… Few things that created a feel good factor in me…
Day1. Surya: Actor Surya’s speech on the Music Release function of “Naan Kadavul”. We have no option other than appreciating him for the Content and flow. Well done Surya. (Will write a separate blog with the music review)
Day2. SBI Card Customer Care:
I have swiped my SBI Credit Card for 10 Great Britain Pounds and got a call on 2nd Jan 2009, asking my permission to Block the Card (with a promise, that i will get a new card with new number) as my London Transaction is prone to Duplication. Thank you SBI for the prompt action.
Day3. Mercy’s Paintings: I had an opportunity to see two Tanjore Paintings, done by Mercy, a good friend of mine. She finished 2 paintings so far, a Radhakrishna and an Aalilai krishna. Really impressive work. Hats off Mercy.
Day4. Professor SuBaVe’s Talk: SuBaVe is a professor, a Tamil Patriot and a Social activist. He was called for a debate show NEEYA NAANA by Vijay TV to discuss the pros and cons of peoples trust on Horoscopes and the astrology as such. His talk opposing horoscopes…. is just awesome. Thank you SuBaVe sir.

I can list down few more…
1. Mushroom biriyani at Mercy’s house.
2. Temptation Music store on the CMH Road.
3. Onion Rava Dosa at Ballal Residency hotel.
4. Photoshoot with Kris on the Brigades.
I can write so many more things.. 🙂
All the BEST. Have a GREAT YEAR ahead.

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celebrate a smiling 2009 with peeveeads

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This Post is is a “postmortem” of my January post Circa 2008.
I tried to my best, to visit and capture many a locations, i wished in Jan 2008.

FYI.. Im just striking.. what all i did so far in 2008.

TamilNadu / Kerala / Karnataka / Andhra Pradesh Circuits:
1. Chennai – Pulicat – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Thirukazhukundram – Uthiramerur – Vedanthangal
2. Pondicherry – Chidambaram – Gingee – Vellore – Nagappattinam – Karaikal – Thanjavur – Kumbakonam – Seerkazhi – Vaideeswarankoil
3. Thiruchirappalli – Karaikudi – Madurai – Thenkasi – Kutraalam – Kulasai – Tiruchendur – Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari
4. Ooty – Kodaikanal – Yercaud – Elagiri – Kolli hills
5. Walayar – Pollachi – Theni – Kambam – Munnar – Periyar – Thekady
6. Coimbatore – Palghat – Adhirapally – Cochin
7. Srirangapatna – Somanthpur – Mysore – Wayanad- Calicut
8. Madikeri – Bylakuppe – Mangalore – Kundapur – Udipi – Malpe – Maravante – Jog
9. Gokarna – Goa
10. Hampi – Badami – Aihole – Bagalkot – Belgaum – Bijapur – Gulbarga – Hyderabad
12. Chitradurga – Chikmagalur – Belur – Helebedu
13. Sringeri – Dharmstala – Shravanabelagola – Melkote
14. Vishakapatnam – Machilipatnam – Warangal
15. Srisailam – Mahanandi – Ahobilam – Kailasanadhakona – Suruttupalle – Talakona – Yadagirighutta

Apart form these mentioned above, the list goes like this for the REST of MY LIFE..
1. Mumbai/Pune/Ajanta
2. Pushkar/Jaipur/udaipur
3. Leh/Ladakh/Srinagar
4. Bhuj/Ahmedabad
5. Dehradun/Mussourie
6. Varanasi/Allahabad/Lucknow
7. Kolkata/Darjelling/Patna/Ranchi
8. Majoli and entire NE
9. Gwalior/Bhopal/Raipur
10. Bhubaneshwar/Puri/Cuttack

Apart from the ones mentioned above, I have also visited…
1. Pattadakal
2. Thiruvandipuram,  Cuddalore
3. Tyekal Village
4. Somnathpur
5. Kochi
6. Pattukottai
7. Dubai
8. Ajmer / Jodhpur / Jaisalmer / Bikaner
9. Manapadu / Thirunelveli / Tuticorin
10. Dhanbad

So.. the Year 2008, had been so far SO GOOD. Will update with an other blogpost with a Chronological Listing. Watch this space for MORE.


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A rented house on the 4th Cross pretty close to the “Sri Cauvery School” in Indiara Nagar is Muralikrishna Hyderabadi Dum Biriyani Mess. Though I know this place for quite some time now, I never had an opportunity to eat there in the past.

As I was simply sitting at home Yeterday, from morning, browsing through web and reading some books, decided to visit that place, for Lunch.

Reached the place at around 2.30pm and our conversation for you…
pv: Meals Idha? (do u have meals)
he: Illa sir. Only Biriyani.
pv: Sari. Ondu Biriyani.
he: chicken? Mutton?
pv: oops. Veg Biriyani.
he: (shouting) Saarukku ondu veg biriyani Eeppa. (give a veg biriyani to sir)
pv: Anna.. Ondu Gobi Manchurian.
he: Gobi Manchurian okkatti. (one Gobi Manchurian)
They served the food.. so quick and gobi took a while to reach. I started eating with little Raitha and Gobi Manchurian.
he: naalu CB parcel (CB – Chicken Biriyani)
he: rendu MB parcel (MB – Mutton Biriyani)
pv: ………………………….
pv: ………………………….
Complete silence from my end for 14 minutes.
I ate.. ate.. and fully finished without even leaving a rice.

Then.. Came back to pay the bill, after washing my hands.
he: 70 Rs.
pv: ok.
he: taste?
pv: baagundhi sir. (Nice sir)
he: thanks.
pv: thanks.

So.. there ends the conversation. I’m happy that i had a nice lunch… and he was happy to see a happy customer. I understood, that they also serve dinner, so will be going back to this place to experiment other food options as well..

Who is interested to join? Lemme know.


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