Guess wat I am goin to write abt now..??!!....as usual abt one of my trips..!!...But tis time..its not for any occasions like marriage, engagement etc…In fact I ve created own occasion.. just a meet with friends in Chennai…
I strongly believe that, everyone should take time out once in a while to recharge and rejuvenate their energy. The key is to have a balance between your work & life…."
That’s what I exactly did after stressful weeks at my office…Planned a small weekend trip to Chennai to meet my friends…
This post i am dedicating to LH TRANSCENDENTS.......PEC 2008 BATCH
My LH bangaloreans were too busy in their project in TCs..and thy will not b able to take leave..& also it was my sudden trip....so I missed sindu, reva, thushi, saki, ramya & deepa during my trip.. yeah..i kno thy r busy climbing the ladder of success..i wish them all the best….hope v all plan a getto/trip to Hyd/tirupathi soon….
A fine Friday morning…took a bus to Chennai…with eyes full of stress..with my heart full & full of thoughts abt my friends…landed safely by 7 pm..On my way..i enjoyed & amazed seeing the singara chennai city….( wow….it s thrice as Bangalore yaar……) It was arundathi who came to pick me up…Thanks to Asoka pillar which stood right in the centre making two friends to meet easily…..lol…Indeed a BIG thanks to my dear aru…I kno she ll always stay by my side at the times of need…
As my friends are scattered in different areas in Chennai….i informed them..infact ordered them to come to apartment wher meera, charan, lisha kutty stays… to spend quality time with me..…Thanks a TON “JO” for stayin that n8 along with us…
It was indeed a sudden surprise that Mrs.Lavi ( kutchiice) is also staying there from that morning…...( Nobody ever told me abt it..Bad communication gals inspite of many phone calls frm me..!!!!…)
Going to be married gal..RR Lavi also joined us from vellore …Myself and arundathi travelled from asoka pillar to thiruvanmiyur..( wat a traffic yaar…atleast by walk guess we wud ve reached earlier…lol…especially at the TIDEL Park area….) reached by around 9…Lavi & Jo waited for us in thiruvanmiyur bus stand…Soon Mrs.Lavi, meera accompanied us.. endra malaiyala kutty lisha ( kitchu) was leavin to tirupathi trip with her office team….( so jealous da…lol..) she luked totally cool in her ¾ th jeans & tops.....
As usual v started commented each other…It was after 365 days ( aprox) ..i am seeing Jyothi since her joinin in TCs..…She luked too gud even addin lit wt…
Their 2 BHK apartment was totally gud..Rooms were just like how if bachelor stays…lol…Just imagine…
It was well equipped with Fridge, TV, dinning table, chairs etc…After the dinner prepared by their housemaid akka…had spent our time in chatting…
Guess who gave the last massive entry..is none other than Ms. Charanya..- the Backbone of TCS…wenever u ask her she says she is busy wth work....seems always first to leave frm home and last to reach home…lol…( Just opposite to a typical LH Transcendents..…who is always Last to go..First to come..)…
Don’t know how v get all those energy to chit chat…myself, aru meera, charan, Mrs.Lavi, RR Lavi, jo and their roommate ( indeed I admired her..she is stunning beauty…) started to chat…this time am not goin to tell u wat v chatted…It s just KT section..( knowledge transfer..- most commonly used term in TCS…) so U urself guess it….lol….
Continued till 3 am…& finally decided to give rest to our eyes…
That day I felt as if there was 48 hrs in a day…lol…
Then on Saturday..we got up & done all the usual stuffs..planned to have lunch outside… In Barbeque nation in Chennai costs oly 250 for buffet…damm it here thy charge 450 yaar…
Still as meera & aru doesn’t ve non-veg..we planned to have in anjapar..chettinad restaurant in Pondybazaar area…myself & kutchice..started with the order….soups…3 starters…then many maincourse items..then ended with milkshake with icecream…In between v also tried our hand in veg which jo, meera, aru has ordered….(arey yaar… I became a foodie after comin to b’lore..…lol..)
Then we started to shop in pondy bazaar wher v ll get cheap kurtas, tops & accessories…so got as many as I want…
It was me who wanted to shop..but it was for RR Lavi..v all went many shops..in search of blue bangles for her to match with her reception saree……( will kill u if u don’t wear those bangles de….lol…)
Thank god..…after a dozen shops …finally v got wat she wants...kitchu joined us directly from her tirupathi trip..earlier v thought of goin to besant nagar beach or thiruvanmiyur beach..but as it was already quarter to 8.30..we catched auto..reached home..as aru had sum office work the next day..she left to home frm pondy bazaar.. It was aru who gave me the idea of Chennai trip..who boosted me & accompanied me…otherwise it wud b a day-dream for me!!! Thanks dear….
Along with the dinner, had the tirupathi laddus which kitchu got for us..(Yummy yummm..lol)..kutchice & charan got many hindi movies & one English movie..we all deicded to see the english movie “ PREY”..its just a adventurous & thrilling one..)
Myself, charan, RR Lavi, kutchice, meera saw the whole movie till 2.30 am..( if suppose I am at my home, I rarely stay awake till 10 after comin frm office @ 7.30 or 8….but dono how I managed to sleep at 2.30 or 3 in the morning…tats the power of friends..thy make us to b brisk, energetic.. Friends are full of life..
Finally the day came wen I suppose to leave to b’lore…I was on double joy wen RR Lavi also joinin me till vellore…took photos for my remembrance…( hope meera sends it very soon to me…lol)kutchice told she will drop us in koyembedu busstand…meera & kitchu started to make a gist of things to buy in the market..!! ( thy r very much into household maintenance & managing budget..kudos to meera, charan, kitchu…
Finally bid adieu to all of them…then the most memorable thing happened…thanks to kutchice for that triple’s trip from thiruvamiyur to koyembedu in her scooty….i am very dare to go like that…arey yaar…to our bad luck..in each signal v crossed 2 to 3 policemen’s were there…but it was like passin board exams…lol..…to the ht of fun..v passed all…lol…
It was a heart-throbbing trip da.. will not forget in my life time…
I had another 4 hrs to spend time with lavi….v again chatted…& chatted….finally she got down in vellore….then I started to b’lore thinking abt the golden memories I had in singara cehnnai….
I wish & hope that u all gals will come over to b’lore..stay @ my home...and spend the weekend with all LH bangaloreans…..lol…My next trip will b to hyd (hopefully) to meet my friends over ther...
Bidding adieu now with lots of luv..
This I wanted to write for a very long time…Its been running in my mind since I started traveling in & around Bangalore in my Honda Activa – “My Second Love” (Yup.. I know wats wandering in ur mind is wat abt my first love right??? Lol…. (Keep guessing friends…hehehhe)
Ok jokes apart…
Wat comes to ur mind when u hear “AMBULANCE”… A vehicle which is meant for picking or dropping ppl who needs to be immediately admitted in hospital… Exactly they r in EMERGENCY!! (Give stress to this word while reading!!)
The “AMBULANCE” is not like other two wheelers, cars, govt buses, corporate vans, travels, cargo vehicles etc…can’t even be compared to it!!
As said in my earlier post, Bangalore is very famous for the word” Traffic”…Each traffic signal lasts btw 30 60 sec depending upon the no of junctions….The worst cases is that sum places with 6 to 8 junctions, we need to stand for 160 secs approx…( Only those who r in emergency knows the true value of tat 160 secs……
And that too the traffic at one road in a junction itself extends upto 3 to 4 kms max…
Atleast thrice a week, I used to see an ambulance standing in the traffic signal just like other common vehicles… (Of course there is no use of tat siren….)
Whenever I hear that siren from ambulance, I really feel always like sum one is crying aloud for help…
Some good-hearted persons will keep horning so that the traffic police will do arrangement such that the vehicles will move forward giving way to the ambulance!!
But in vain, I ve never seen anybody doing like that. They will just stand as if they have not heard the siren.. (I am not pin-pointing anybody…. Just telling you the fact in reality…)
The ambulance driver will find the best way to pass through the roads in the same time he has many lives in his hand, his own, people on road and also patient in ambulance.
But this isn’t happening when some ministers or politicians come…In fact the vehicles will be blocked at all sides till the VIPs’ have gone out of our sight…
This much they do for them…why cant at lest control the signal such way that ambulance has not been made to wait…
And the world is so much into Technology like Bluetooth, Wireless communications…why we can’t have automated signals such way that when the siren sound is heard, the signaling has been changed automated in the particular direction...
What best we can do from our side when we have the ambulance behind is just move in a way where the vehicle can cut through the traffic and move faster.
Some countries make it a crime to not leave way for emergency vehicles. Even in these countries, it is not like the people are extremely disciplined or "pray for" the people in distress. IT IS THE LAW.
But our Bangaloreans! Wow! Heights of stupidity! Most of the bikers and auto rickshaws and even cars! Sometimes run behind the ambulance and even sum times aheading it blocking the way to the ambulance… so as to reach the destination faster..!!
If Bangaloreans are really reading/seeing and listening to this issue/concern, Pl keep in mind that there is a life in do or die situation and we have to pray or make way to make him reach the hospital at the earliest.
We might also join hands to print notice or public message to make this a success.
No offense meant to you.
Hai friends…Its been months since I wrote/ posted on my blog…Life was so busy that I couldn’t open the blog myself…
I am here to write abt my recent visit to Karaikal…for one of my close friend’s marriage…!!
Well..it started off something like all 6 of my friend’s in
We, the 4 Students (First-class action flicked romantic movie..Lol) sorry 4 Professionals started off at midnight in SRS travels….Since all of us came right from our office, we busy bugs couldn’t chat during the bus travel….
Oh sorry..I totally forgot to tell abt the thing that happened in the waiting room in SRS travels..!! One of my friends who got recently married was accompanied by her husband on that day. So we got an opportunity to tease the romantic couple for sum time!!! ( I know she wud kill me for this !!)
Around 8 in the morning, we reached karaikal where our hostel GS (General Secretary) gave us warm welcoming!!
The Chennai TCs gals also has arrived the very same morning…..After all those introduction meeting with our GS family members, we started to comment on each other as its been long since we met.!!
After a heavy buffet breakfast at their house, we started to chat till noon….
Our newly wed friend was helping our GS’s mom in cooking…(Know wat…. she never cooks at her home..lol)
Then around 1 pm, we had veg-nonveg combo specially prepared by our GS’s mom and sis...( Never the hotels/hostels can beat the tasty healthy home-made food!!)
After a small nap, we started to get ready for a blast!!! All the beautiful ladies (of Course its V!! Lol) was busy in giving our best shots to each other cameras!! hehehhe
We started off in auto to one of our aunty’s house ( You can wonder who will be our aunty!! She is none other than our close friend who is a mother of 6 month handsome Mr.Chennai!!
We all were touched by the way she nurtures her babe…After all those chit-chats, we started to
Both the bride & bride-groom was looking gr8 together! As the musical bands marching ahead, all the ladies in sarees following them, we were walking at the side of the slow moving vehicle..!! It was quite indeed a long walk! Phew They covered each and every streets in karaikal!!
Alas the marriage hall came into our sight after a long time!! We all went inside (konjam over than..Irunthalum solraen) the whole mandapam turned towards us..hehehehe.
As far as my opinion, than the bridegroom’s friends the bride’s friends will get of more attraction..!!!
The reception started off in a grand manner…All started forming a que to handover the gifts to the couple…( Here too the que system!!! Phew..!!!)
First their family friends, neighbors, colleagues, long-distant relations …then finally comes the FRIENDS…..in all the weddings. Friends will give gifts at the last…This readily shows that they will be there till the end of your life!!!
Always the kalyana food will be damm gud…As usual we had a nice supper… chatted
till 12 in the mandapa….
In between we ourselfes indulged in giving the thambula to the ppl who attended the marriage..We really had fun in doing so..We did not sit like a chief guest….we felt it like our own sisters marriage…( Sooo Senti!!)
Then we left to our aunty’s house ( Hope u got whom I meant now)…As some of our friends felt tired, myself, charan, aunty, newly wed friend reva, going to be married “Lavi”.. all started chatting!!
Previously wen we all meet, we chatted abt friends, movies, college, our juniors, work life etc…
Guess wat…On that night we all chatted…no-no…gathered knowledge abt LIFE AFTER MARRIAGE!!!....(Includes everything. Hope u got it!!Heheheh)
Newly wed friend and our aunty gave us tips and shared their real-life experiences!!! It went till 2.30..
In the morning we started to get ready and we were in mandapa by 7.30. All the usual marriage customs were took place…the couple were dressed in the traditional dress and caught everybody’s’ attraction..
Soon after the bridegroom tied the knot, we all were busy in capturing them in our cameras..!!
Then comes our breakfast…Here I should mention all the items yaar…wow wat a variety…starting from idly, mini dosa with two types of chutney and hot sambar, puri with potato masala, spicy pongal, aappam in combination with sweet milk, bonda, vada, kesari, the famous one & only Karaikal Alwa……and with our own choice of tea or coffee…!!
Then we, 4 Professionals bid bye to others and left to
Till 10 in the night we roamed in our second home-place…shopped till we dropped…lol
At 10.15 PM we started towards
See U all in my Next Post!!!
Till Then Take Care!!!
He further announced that he would now buy at Rs20. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again. Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer rate increased to Rs25 and the supply of monkeys became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it!
The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at Rs50! However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy onbehalf of him. In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at Rs35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell it to him for Rs50."
The villagers squeezed up with all their savings and bought all the monkeys.
Then they never saw the man nor his assistant, only monkeys everywhere!! !
Welcome to the "Stock" Market!!!!!
Several measures/projects which stand/stood in the way of Bangalore give me immense happiness towards the development of the city.
Bangalore Metro Rail Project ( Namma metro)
Large upmarket shopping areas - Multi cuisine restaurants - Play areas and day care centres Just have a glance at the airport.!!!
Innovative Film City
The people who brought the Innovative Multiplex theatres to Bangalore two years ago are currently working towards a Film City project with movie production facilities of International standards, entertainment zone, and technical expertise related to films & sound and film training institute. This project aims at giving a major boost to tourism industry, film industry & entertainment industry in Karnataka.
Brigade Gateway, covering 40 acres that stretch from Malleswaram to Rajajinagar, will be the first lifestyle enclave in Bangalore. It was exclusively designed by H.O.K., New York. (International industry surveys rank H.O.K. amongst the world's leading architectural firms.)
UPCOMING MALLS IN BANGALORE:
Soul Space Developers are setting up two malls in Bangalore for which the estimated completion date is May 2009 namely:
1) Soul Space Arena - Near Akme Ballet, Outer Ring Road - 3,35,000 Sft
2) Soul Space Spirit - Bellandur Gate, Outer Ring Road - 2,92,000 Sft
Gopalan Enterprises is constructing around 3 malls
· It is facing the main Bannerghatta Road, which has a width of 80 ft road, giving it easy accessible road
· The immediate surrounding locality is very prospective and has IT Companies, such as Oracle, Accenture & residential projects of builders like Mantri Developers, Ansals among others
Signature Mall - Old Madras Road (3 Lakh Sft). Expected to open by mid 2009.
The construction of the 29.54-lakh sq. ft mall has commenced from February 2008, said Mr Tony Ward, Chief Operating Officer – Leasing, Phoenix Mills Ltd. It is expected to be ready by January 2010.
The MBD Group will launch MBD Zephyr, a mixed-use lifestyle destination entailing luxury hotel, luxury retail and premium retail and entertainment in Bangalore.MBD Zephyr is the first of its kind mixed use development in India which will interpret the concept of luxury in three defined categories: luxury hotel, luxury retail, premium retail and entertainment.
Several other infrastructure projects are coming on the way to Bangalore as follows:
1. Hindhuja realty ventures have proposed to construct a Software park in Yelahanka which is near to the International Airport. Its construction is expected to start in 2 to 3 months.
2. Bangalore Water supply and Sewarage Board (BWSSB) has also come up with several projects for the betterment of environment and society.
3. Improvement in BMTC services
4. Introducing many Volvo type buses at reasonable cost
5. More flyovers and underpasses are expected to make traveling both within the city and from outside more comfortable.
If things move in the right direction, Bangalore 2012 will be truly a city of the future where everyone wants to live. And life will be more comfortable, at least in terms of transport. But if infrastructure projects continue to become victims of political bickering, the Silicon City is sure to be more chaotic.
TEARS: The hydraulic force by which masculine will power is defeated by feminine water-power!
DICTIONARY: A place where divorce comes before marriage
CONFERENCE ROOM: A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on
ECSTASY: A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before
CLASSIC: A book which people praise, but never read
PESSIMIST: A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO, Instead of the first letter in OPPORTUNITY
MISER: A person who lives poor so that he can die RICH!
BOSS: Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early
POLITICIAN: One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence Later
CIGARETTE: A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other!