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Traffic Diary, Bengaluru

February 16, 2014 - 15:26 -- hpn

Just around the time when big spending announcement on infrastructure has been made in the state budget, the roads in the city of Bengaluru are back to the shabbiest state that we’re quite familiar with. ToI has an interesting note about the big allocation for Bengaluru roads in the state budget. It points out that:

The rich and poor of Wikipedia in India

November 24, 2013 - 16:03 -- hpn

An anonymous parcel arrived the other day by courier and the security downstairs had kept it aside.
I opened it late in the evening to find a parcel with no note whatsoever in it. A T-Shirt and a memento was thrust into a box. Turns out that it was the stuff distributed at the “Kannada Wikipedia 10th anniversary” event to which I was not invited officially.  It was as though someone knew I wouldn’t accept it and kept it anonymous.

Just another sketch after quite a long time

July 20, 2013 - 10:23 -- hpn

It has been such a long time since I tried my hand at this. Not too happy with the lines, but hey, something for a change.

The Mid-day meals programme has hit a tragedy in the state of Bihar and students have died. Apparently, someone thought it was okay to cook in utensils used for insecticide. Elsewhere in India, this might be happening:

Sketch by Hari Prasad Nadig

One more recipe for pulao

October 14, 2012 - 16:55 -- hpn

Madamji has had flu and has been advised complete rest. Mom would have helped, but she's away on a trip. So, I suddenly found myself in-charge of the kitchen today after almost more than two years. Outside food is a strict no-no these days, the chilly and spices have been the culprits of the awful, recurring acidity. Moreover, when the weather is as depressing as it is this week in Bengaluru, better keep away from most of the restaurants!
I had to plan something up for food whilst clearing some backlogs here at my desk. Did away with some simple food for the morning - just the porridge of some brown unpolished rice for breakfast. For lunch, to fight the boredom of just the rice porridge I prepared some sweet semolina payasa with the awesome Maiya's semolina mix boiled in milk (a porridge again - quite a traditional and popular sweet during the festivals here).
For dinner, it was an experiment of sorts - an in-house recipe of palak rice gradually transformed into pulao! It was such a relief that the experiment turned out well, considering that I was cooking after such a long time without much help or assistance. It turned out to be quite tasty as well, so I leave the recipe here for you folks to experiment with it further or try as is:

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