Friday, May 29, 2009

Parked on the foot-path???


Effect of careless driving.


Fish Swimming

Deepak sent me this interesting article-

Fish Swimming

Do read it when you have time.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mothers-in-law fuel Divorce

May 27, 2009


Are the lives of rural folks less important?

May 23, 2009

The author of the above letter is a software engineer.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Post boxes

These days people hardly look at these red boxes hung on walls, trees, poles... It's slowly going the Mile Stones way.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mohan Vilas

My favorite restaurant in Dharwad. Once in two weeks I come here for breakfast, normally idlis and occasionally vada. I have sabudani vada or pav-bhaji if I go there evenings. And definitely coffee is the best in entire Dharwad. I've noticed people like poori-bhaji here.

That's the place; between Dodmani Bharat Petroleum outlet and Presentation Convent, opposite Kittur Chennamma Park on Belgaum Road.

Mohan Vilas Restaurant started off in this simple tiled roof place in 1943. Late Shri. Vinayak Subbarai Kamat is the founder, and grandfather of present day owner Vasant Kamat. However the business originally was started in 1934 at Mahishi Bungalow.

The open kitchen lets you see what goes on inside... it's pretty clean and well maintained. The management runs the place efficiently and has regular customers. The other open kitchen places I like are at Bangalore; Mavalli Tiffin Room, near Lalbagh main gate and Hotel Fish Land, Majestic area.

What I like about the place; cleanliness, simplicity and good service. Near by is Kamat Bakery & Provision Stores owned by the same family. They are open Tuesday through Sunday with Monday weekly off.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cat vs. Mongoose

6 30 am, I was having tea watching the sun rise slowly through the trees. I heard a scream, it was a cat being assaulted by a mongoose. The cat managed to escape, sat down 20+ feet away from the fight-spot. The mongoose charged towards the cat and the cat took off. The mongoose chased the cat through shrubs and bushes... all over the place and out of my view...

This is the first time I ever saw a cat-mongoose fight. I feel mongooses have faster reflexes than cats.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Tayi Neralu

Tayi Neralu = Mother's Shadow

The text in Kannada script reads as 'Thayi Neralu'

...on Sheetal Fishland building, Kalghatgi Road, Saraswatpur, Dharwad.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Carrot sprouts

It was nice to watch them grow...

The tallest one is about nine days old.