Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thackrey Memorial

This is a memorial to the British army officer slain in the battle against  Kittur Rani Chenamma's army.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Front-end tipper

Happened to see this unique contraption on Goa Road at Sadankeri

Looks like Willys Jeep modified to carry loose material like sand, pebbles, even food grains.


Birthday Card

This is my first birthday card!

The card reads;
17th March 71

To Sweet Little Prasad,

Wishing you a happy birthday and very many happy returns of the day. My best wishes to your Papa and Mama.


cannot read the signature

Dad used to be an Assistant Superintendent (Paper Machine 1) at Mysore Paper Mills, Bhadravathi.

Thanks and regards to the sender of this beautiful card.

mom and I

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Babu Shiekh's Tanga

As a kid I've traveled in such tangas from Dharwad Railway Station to my grandparents home. The ride was slow but interesting especially sitting next to the driver in the front seat.

Dipi and I in the front. Mom and Grandfather would be sitting at the back. Those days Dharwad used to be peaceful, hardly any traffic, no rickshaws on the roads, mostly pedestrians, bicycles and tangas.

Babu told me that just six or seven of these plying at the moment. Looking at it it reminds me of Basanti's tanga in Sholay.

I've seen tangas in Badhravathi and Bangalore also but the design is different... some what similar to a bullock cart with a top.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Vishwanath Lingareddi

The hyper-active six year old son of our office building owner.

Those are his muddy prints.

His poor little bike. He's done pooja to it on Amavasya.

That's his favorite toy.

I've seen him load it with dirt.

That's his dad's tipper and you can see his toy tipper in. I could see his hand marks... he's played out there!

He's made a garage for his tipper and built a dam for rain water gutter.

Sweet little kiddo he is.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Milestones in history

Not long back, trees and milestones were drivers' company on highways. But off late, with the widening of the highways, trees are chopped down and milestones are slowly becoming history.

The milestone reads;
Hebsur 34km
Dharwad 2km

The other face reads;
Haliyal 31km
Ganeshgudi 64 km

28 must be the state highway number.

This stone, I have no idea how long it's been standing here. But today might be the last day... close by was an excavator digging away this side to widen the road.