Saturday, March 27, 2010

Monkey Brand Tooth Powder

As I kid, during summer vacations at my grandparents place, days began with Monkey Brand. I used to enjoy the taste of the black powder. The freshness was lingering. As we grew up and holidays at grandparents stopped, I lost touch with the Monkey.

Many years later, I suddenly remembered it and bought a couple of boxes. I'm glad Monkey Brand has survived the years of hi-tech toothpastes. I do not remember seeing any marketing activities for this simple down to Earth brand.

In case you want to contact the manufacturer, here's the email id:

May Monkey Brand Live Long!!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Quid Pro Quo

Quid Pro Quo.
Literally, this for that.
Nothing comes for free.

I read this Latin phrase in the novel The Chairman by Stephen Frey. I liked the book, gives a feel of what really goes on in the corporate world.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Laziness vs Enthusiasm

...roughly translates to

Laziness is an enemy which appears like a friend
Enthusiasm is a friend which appears like an enemy


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Rain drops

I shot these pictures some time November last year.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ಹರಿಶ್ಚಂದ್ರ ಗಾಳಿ ~ Harishchandra Gaali

Few years back, I learnt something about Nature from a farmer named Mallappa Karigyar from Jeergod, a small village about 25km from Dharwad. It was about a special wind named Harishchandra. It's not exactly a wind but a gentle breeze; cool air blowing North to South from Malaprabha river side. I had an opportunity to experience the breeze some 3 or 4 times and I got the hang of it. The breeze is always refreshing and sure to bring rains within the following three days. Just like Satya Harishchandra, who always lives up to his words, this wind too brings rain for sure. It's true!

Sunday, February 2 afternoon was windy. I think it was Harishchandra Gaali. We can expect rains by Wednesday, if not in Dharwad, surely in the surrounding area. Holi was celebrated on Monday. Kama was burnt and people played with colors. According to Hindu mythology, on Kama's death his wife Rati sheds tears which fall on Earth as rains. This morning thick mist enveloped Dharwad. Another sign of rain within the following three days.

I wish it rains in Dharwad and weather cools down a little bit.


Upit with green grams

Today I experimented a new type of upit. I added soaked green grams in the vaggerni. Upit tasted good, experiment successful. However, hot or warm green gram upit tastes better than when it's cold.