Thursday, November 25, 2010

AIR goes silent for the first time

I thought AIR had changed the frequency until I read Deccan Herald Wednesday morning.

Fot the first time in 55 years the radio waves fell silent acoss the state with the All India Radio going off teh air on Tuesday, reports DHNS from Bangalore. Reason: All employees of AIR went on a strike seeking a repeal of the Prasarbharathi Founders Day.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

6 months worth dirt gets washed off

Sunday, I was determined to get my car cleaned; inside, outside, top and bottom. The mudguards had accumulated a inch thick layer of dirt over 6 months. I was the first customer of the day at 9-30 AM at JK Auto Service Station.

Vinay sprayed kerosene to the engine parts.

Then the wash.

Good job, it took over 2 hours to get the car cleaned. The car felt clean, lighter and few noises at the back had stopped after the wash.

JK Auto Service Station, about 250m from Dasankoppa Circle, Kelgeri Road, Dharwad. Vinay is the owner, you can contact him on 9880864586.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bhanuvara Madhyana at Botanical Garden

A reddish brown dragonfly was a slippery customer, it took off before I could take picture.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

My favorite advert

A 6 year old (that's my guess) telling his dad what he'll do when he grows up.

I'll join the army and hit enemies
I'll become a doctor and stitch patients
I'll become Sachin and hit sixers
I'll drive a Formula 1 car vrrrrooooooooooooo........

IOC sponsors Jayamala, a VivadaBharati show dedicated to Indian Army soldiers serving to protect our nation.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Banta Singh at his Best

Earlier this week, I got an email from my Dodappa (Dad's elder brother).

This particular joke won an award for the best joke in a competition held in Britain.

Banta Singh walks into a bar in London, orders 3 glasses of beer and sits in the backyard of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.

When he finishes, he comes back to the bar counter and orders 3 more. The bartender asks him, "You know, beer goes flat after I fill it in the glass; it would taste better if you buy one at a time."

Banta Singh replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Dubai , the other in Canada and I'm here in London . When they left home, we promised that we'll drink this way to remember the days when we drank together."

The bartender admits this is a nice custom and leaves it there.

Banta Singh became a regular in the bar and would always drink the same way. He'd order 3 Beers and drink them in turn.

One day, he came in and ordered only 2 beers. All the other regulars notice and fall silent.

When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bar tender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my sincere condolences on your great loss."

Banta Singh looked confused for a moment, and then he laughs.... "Oh, no,"

He said, "Everyone's fine; both my brothers are alive. The only thing is . .

I have quit drinking"!!!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010