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Bengaluru traffic at dusk

(Something that I had just jotted down earlier on Facebook.)

Given any hour of the day, driving in Bengaluru is no fun.

Driving by twilight is the worst, especially after a tiresome day. At this time of the day, people of this city become more ruthless on the road. Overtaking from the wrong side, getting on wrong side of the road is quite common - as though nobody gives it a damn.

Google Indic Hackathon

Google Indic Hackathon

When a friend from Google had messaged me several weeks back that there’s going to be an Indic hackathon at Google and that I should try and be part of it, I was quite excited about it. It is not quite often that an “Indic” event is organised by tech giants like Google.

Traffic Diary, Bengaluru

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:

Maiya's and the iPods

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.

More Store: A pathetic store, an open letter

Hello all at MoreStore, We walked into your Store at Nagarbhavi, Bengaluru partly curious to witness to what extent Aditya Birla has changed Fabmall :-) But I should say that I was very disappointed with the quality of supply and the unpolished attitude of apparently untrained personnel. Several goods that are well beyond their declared shelf life (expiry) are still dogging for customer's attention. Soft Drinks with labels stripped off, Soft Drinks with leaked bottles, Dusty packs of fruit juice, stale vegetables (at the door and inside) are mostly to be seen.