Bangalore

Maiya's and the iPods

Submitted by hpn on June 14, 2011 - 08:43

After more than ten years spent in Bengaluru, we've learned as much to avoid food outside. Eating food outside hasn't been the same in Bengaluru as it was several years back. However, there are few exceptions. Maiya's is one such restaurant. At Maiya's you get the traditional flavors of Udupi, Mangalore. The food is of better quality. If the South Indian food gets boring, there are always pastries, some bakery stuff and Gujarathi style restaurant for a change.

Sunday log: Nocturnal visit

Submitted by hpn on February 23, 2009 - 09:22
Yesterday, after some time spent with people who had loads of ideas, space and resolution for pushing 'FOSS' in state and central government, we had a quick meal at "Chung's". Of all that we quickly gobbled up, that one recipe which had rice in it (schezwan?) was really the 'eatable' for me. We then quickly headed towards Nagesh Hegde's farm. A brief stop was to get some Ayurvedic medicine that was out of stock at my place. What was supposed to be an evening visit became a dinner time visit to Nagesh Hegde's place.

An old soap

Submitted by hpn on December 17, 2008 - 18:24
I don't know how many of us would remember the 501, Nirma and similar soap bars that had become so much a part of life back in those days when Rin, Surf Excel or the fancy German detergents had still not entered the market. I remember people taking those detergent bars with them to nearby water source to wash their clothes. Much has changed now, but I still remember the fragrance of 501 or even Nirma. It has been years since I last saw one, though. Today, I stopped by a grocery store in a village on the way home. An auto driver was unloading his stock of "N S" bar.

Weekend log

Submitted by hpn on December 16, 2008 - 16:52
It was a busy weekend, last one. On Saturday morning I had to dust curtains, vacuum the floor of the entire house as my sister had called up and said she would be moving in for couple of days to be with mother. She wouldn't like it if it isn't clean and things aren't organized! And then Murali was here to discuss about Tech Sampada, which is a new initiative on Sampada that we're coming up with (with an ambitious plan of getting people to write about technology, and developments surrounding technology in Kannada). Interviews we had recorded with Prof. U R Rao, Prof.

Blasted blasts in Bangalore

Submitted by hpn on July 25, 2008 - 14:22
Low intensity or not, would just condemning the terror attacks suffice? There has to be some serious rethinking of how media portrays acts like these, how we as people react to it and how much of it we remember enough to do something about it. What strikes blatantly though is how devastation and death becomes just the content for News Channels and withers away in the memory of the public.

Overconfidence did them in?

Submitted by hpn on May 12, 2008 - 19:24
When much was said about Malya's Royal Challengers team being a test team, there could have been some immediate damage control. Instead the team composition sailed half way through the tournament tasting flops with the likes of Joshi (!!), AnilKumble (!) and Kallis. They might be classy cricketers, but the lack of aggression in a T20 scenario is conspicuous. Was it Dravid's overconfidence that did them in? With due respect to Joshi, Kumble or even Kallis, Boucher duo from SA, one would wonder whether they really are aggressive enough in T20 scenario.

GNU/Linux Habba has a website of its own!

Submitted by hpn on April 16, 2008 - 20:55
GNU/Linux Habba now has a website of its own. Visit: habba.in We believe that a dedicated website for this event that logs the activity might inspire more events like this. We intend to share the space on the website and showcase any GNU/Linux installation festivals happening in the state of Karnataka. The photo gallery has been updated with photos of Volunteers meet held last week. The website would also be home for blogs by volunteers involved in the event, sharing their experience.