Last year began with a shock....
It was Jan 5th when i boarded the bus to Coimbatore..Away from my friends...my family...my state...my people..my language...like a migrating bird..
I was happy...i was sad..a lil tensed...a lil depressed...feeling free...feeling independent....
It's been one year and life has taken so many turns...ups n downs..
The whole face of life has changed..The talks were so random before...and now every word we speak rotates around the work...
I was so independent before...But now feeling like a slave..Cant bunk the office...Cant sleep if i'm bored...Cant go home early coz i have deadlines to meet...
Cant be late to office...canr be early to house...
Uhhh....I sit here and cherish those days when i wanted to go home late...enjoyed every bit of life...I wanna enter that phase once again...
Alas.i can just make a wish....
A flashback of one year gave me some list of notable things in my life...
Some of them listed below:
Goodys in 2k9..
1) My money...my life...my way!!
2) My dad n mom became better than the best friends of mine...
3) i learnt cooking..Now i can even think of opening a restaurant if Bosch fires me!!
4) I'm more independent...more matured and more capable...
5) I know Tamil!!!
Well..There were some bad things too!!!
1) I've lost freedom!!!
2) No fun in life...office-home-office-weekends-office....and the cycle continues!!
3) I hate couple of my room mates....Wanna kick them outta my house asap..
4) Health is upset!!!
5) Hotte barta ide! :-O
Ok....Learning from the baddys and making the gooddies even better is my resolution for the new year...
Life and people wil start expecting more n more as years pass.....
2012 is one step nearer...So the world is about to end...
And i've a new mantra in life now...
"Aaaalll eezzz Wellll"
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Posted by harsha bhat at 10:06 AM
Saturday, December 05, 2009
OMFG..... All that i could say was these people at google are crazy... how could they even implement this? So so damn real time...So much fun..So open..Everything is open for u. There are robots, there are blips, there are fellow wavers and all that u have to do is just start waving.
I cant say everything about it. Just go through this video. i know it's a looooong video as claimed by them but worth a check.
Just have a look and i swear u cant resist using wave.
Here's the link:
I'm not sure if this works,this is an embedded thing of the same:
Posted by harsha bhat at 7:04 PM
Monday, November 02, 2009
Look at the news!!! I was shocked!! What the hell do they think of themselves?? If you are staying in
And we never objected to your worshipping Allah or whoever!!!
Vande Mataram is our national song. This is the song which unites us all.. Vande Mataram is not just a pair of words..It’s the very inspiration for hundreds of freedom fighters to lay down their lives for the sake of motherland.
It’s the zeal, enthusiasm and the very reason for them having given their blood or taken the blood!!!
It’s the one for
If you don’t f*****g mind issuing a fatwa against Vande Mataram I don f*****G mind swearing at you and your god…
Enough is enough people…wake up!!! And these politicians address them!!! They want talks with them..Let our soldiers speak to them..let our ak47s answer them…Let them flee..to their land…to the land where they can stay without singing Vande Mataram…
Fatwa issued against 'Vande Mataram'
Times Now 3 November 2009, 11:41am IST
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Jamait-e-Ulema Hind or the JEU on Tuesday issued a fatwa against singing national song 'Vande Matram'.
According to a resolution, Muslims should not sing 'Vande Matram' as its reciting is against the Islam.
The resolution, which was passed at the Deoband national convention meet, says that Muslims should not sing 'Vande Matram' as some verses of the patriotic song are against the tenets of Islam. The JEU leader said that the some of the line in the song is against Islam.
Meanwhile, home minister P Chidambaram will address a Jamait-e-Ulema Hind conference in Deoband today. The home minister will also discuss the Sachar Committee Report and POTA issue with Deoband leaders.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Law Board justified the decision saying that (Muslims) can’t offer prayers to anyone but Allah. Kamal Farooqui, a prominent leader of the Board said, "We love the nation but can't worship it."
-With loads of Anger
Posted by harsha bhat at 10:41 PM
This saturday (31.10.2009)i was out for department outing and it turned out to be wonderful...I never expected the DHs, GRMs etc are so good at having fun!!! We had enough fun and had foood at a punjabi dhaba....This is the best eatout in coimbatore for sure..None of us could believe we ate 4 rotis each and 2 "aloo de parathe" served by a pagadi-clad sardar...
It was awesome too..So as i was cherishing the good day a shitty idea flashed!!! I discussed with my always-game-for-all-shitty-ideas friends...And the idea was...I would cook chocolates tomorrow!!!all said in unison...GAME!!! and Suhas added a lil sweet to it!! he said i'll prepare Gulab jamun!! In unison we said again..GAME!!!! and then why cant we try pani puri @ home!! we had however planned it last week itself..said chidanand..The senior most.....In unison we said GAME!!! and then we scrapped the plan and thought of watching "LONDON DREAMS" (yup..a hindi movie in coimbatore)...And all shouted in unison ...GAME!!!
So it was LD and not choco jamun pani puri!!! But on a sunday after gettin up @ 11 and gettin ready...all the tickets were sold out...And then came out the same old idea!!! The idea of PP, chocloate and jamun!!! So we started.....
Jamun is easy to prepare (or atleast we thought that way) and we started with dough...jamun balls and heating oil!!! As Vivekanand fried the Jamun balls we made the sugar syrup ready..With more than half a kilo sugar in it..the syrup was all sweet and yummy...Pouring jamun was all it needed from our side.. and wwe dint delay in doing that. So jamun was over..
Then started the chocolate fantasy!!!
I mixed the cocoa powder and milk powder and started preparing sugar syrup. The actual recipe says to add cocoa,butter,milk and sugar in 1:1:2:1 quantity...And i asked mom to confirm!!
And i prepared it all, Poured the butter into it and as the chocolate was just about to get ready for a delicious pour into the plate i found floating butter on the broth!!! The butter is not supposed to float..i cursed AMUL for having manufactured defective butter chunk and poured the extra floating butter and just had a look at the cover of the butter packet..It read 500G!!! I was supposed to add 200G...More than double!! butter was bound to float!! And over that i just felt like tasting the chocolate and i did that...just to spit it back to the washbasin!! It was SALTY!! The f*****g butter was salted and not a single mention about that on the packet!! So i ended up cooking Salty-overbuttered-chocolate!! :-(
Then it was pani puri's turn!!
It went off rather smoothly and was the best of the day...Pani was awesome and so was the bhaji!!!
After that one thing flashed to our mind..Can we just eat jamun, PP and chocolate as our dinner?? Nope was the answer so it was time for dal khichdi!!!
And it was ready in a short span!!
so then...it was time for us to eat everything!!!
All of it...
And then we realised it was Rajyotsava!! Jai kannadambe..we shouted and pounced upon the pani poori and then the khichdi!!! ..the chocolate is still in the refrigerator and the jamun was awesome...we finished it all...
So thus came to an end a great rajyotsava..Or let me call it the best rajyotsava!!!
I returned back home... Got my bed ready and as soon as i fell on my bed!!! my stomach started giving signals!!! And need i say more about this?? ;-)
Well, we are even planning to start our own restaurant......
Monday, September 07, 2009
something's seriously wrong with me. My health has always been that "something"..but this time it's not my health....my mind doesnt seem to be in greatest of its form. What is it? why is my mind not in its senses...what is that one thing which is hollowing my mind like a termite....can i name it? can i tame it? can i blame it??? i speak aloud and ask myself..but the mind reaches the same disturbed state and the answer i get is NULL...well...if that sounds a bit too technical...my mind doesn stop at a point...still the quest is on...for the termite...someday i might find u...i might fight u...i might kill u and emerge victorious...leading my life...without hesitation...without begging...without crying....and with smile all over...come out u termite...the day i find u....i'll slay u...slaughter u...will trash u from my mind forever...But what if the day doesnt come at all? What if i die in the quest of the termite..What if i find it someday and it's too late...and i have no other choice than to live with u!!! Oh holy shit.....i cant take this anymore...cannot really take this anymore....The day i emerge victorious....i shall cry...i shall shout...shall woooooooooooo and yipppppie around....
Waiting for the day...Counting each day.....waiting for the day...
Posted by harsha bhat at 9:07 AM
Monday, August 17, 2009
The centenary of Madan Lal Dhingra's martyrdom falls on 17 August 2009.
India won freedom due to the blood and tears shed by hundreds of nameless revolutionaries and their families who braved British barbarity and faced death. The struggle for freedom was carried out not only in India, but also abroad, by people such as Shyamji Krishnavarma, Veer Savarkar, Madam Bhikaji Cama, Barrister Sardar Singh Rana, Virendranath Chattopadhyaya, Sardar Ajit Singh, Lala Hardayal, Rasbehari Bose, Raja Mahendra Pratap and Champakraman Pillay. In this illustrious list of fiery patriots, Madan Lal Dhingra stands out for his sheer courage and supreme sacrifice. Madan Lal Dhingra went to the gallows on 17 August 1909. The centenary of his martyrdom is an occasion for us to remember his immortal saga.
Madan Lal Dhingra was born on 18 September 1883 in Amritsar. His father was an eye specialist and Civil Surgeon of Amritsar. Madan Lal was the sixth of his seven sons. Two of Madan Lal's brothers were doctors, two other brothers were barristers. Madan Lal was married and had a son. If he had desired, he could have lived a life of luxury. But he chose to be a martyr for India's freedom struggle.
Madan Lal Dhingra studied for Diploma in Civil Engineering at University College, London from 1906-09. He was very closely associated with Savarkar while in London. Together, they hatched the plan to assassinate Sir Curzon Wyllie who was Dhingra's personal acquaintance.
On 01 July 1909, Dhingra went as planned to a meeting at Imperial Institute. After the meeting was over, Curzone Wyllie seemed ready to leave. Dhingra now approached Curzon Wylie under the pretext of talking to him. The two opened the glass door and left the hall. As they reached the landing, Dhingra lowered his voice as if he wanted to discuss something confidential. Curzon Wylie brought his ear close to Dhingra. Sensing the opportunity, Dhingra removed the Colt revolver from his right coat pocket and pumped two bullets at point-blank range. The time was 11.20 pm. As Curzon Wyllie reeled, dhingra fired two more bullets. A Parsee doctor Cawas Lalkaka tried to come in between but Dhingra fired at him as well. However, Dhingra's attempt to shoot himself failed and he was overpowered.
After his arrest, the Police Officer asked Dhingra, "Do you want us to inform any of your friends of your arrest?" Dhingra cleverly replied, "There is no need. They will know about my arrest in tomorrow's newspapers." The Police were trying to find out if they could implicate any of Dhingra's friends. He proved a match for them. Dhingra was taken to Walton Street Police station.
When produced before Mr Hoarce Smith the Magistrate of Westminster Police Court, Dhingra said, "I do not plead for mercy; nor do I recognise your authority over me." Dhingra was committed to the Sessions Court. Dhingra bluntly asked the Court, "...If the Germans have no right to rule over England what right have the English got to rule over India ?" During the trial Indians were not allowed inside the Court.
It was 17 August 1909. Several Indian youth had mournfully gathered outside the gates of the prison. They were however denied entry inside. Entry was also denied to the waiting journalists. At the stroke of nine, Madanlal Dhingra began his last journey to the gallows. A Christian preacher named Hudson walked up to him to say the final Christian prayer for him. But Dhingra turned him away saying that he was a Hindu. The Deputy Under-Sheriff of London Metcalf read out the death warrant to Dhingra in the presence of Deputy Governor Hales of Pentonville prison and asked him the usual questions. But Dhingra ignored their questions and walked calmly to the noose. His bravery left the accompanying offcers dumb-founded. Officer Pierpoint stood at the hangman's noose waiting for Dhingra. Dhingra smiled at him and ascended the steps to the platform. He himself placed the noose round his neck. Soon thereafter, the wooden platform underneath was withdrawn.
The Times, London of 18 August 1909 reported on page 7 column 2, " Shortly after 9, death was announced. Pierpoint was the executioner. An application for leave to have the body cremated was refused and it will be buried in accordance with the usual custom, within the walls of prison."
After Dhingra went to the gallows, the Times, London wrote an editorial (24 July 1909) titled 'Conviction of Dhingra'. The editorial said, "The nonchalance displayed by the assassin was of a character, which is happily unusual in such trials in this country. He asked no questions. He maintained a defiance of studied indifference. He walked smiling from the Dock."
As desired by Gyan Chand Varma, Sardar Singh Rana , who was then in Paris, published Dhingra's last testament on a postcard along with his photograph. Savarkar in turn sent a large number of these copies to India. Madanlal Dhingra's final statement was as inspiring as his actions. Titled "Challenge" it read as follows:
"I admit the other day; I attempted to shed English blood as an humble revenge for the inhuman hangings and deportations of patriotic Indian youths. In this attempt, I have consulted none but my own conscience; I have conspired with none, but my own duty.
"I believe that a nation held down in bondage with the help of foreign bayonets is in a perpetual state of war. Since open battle is rendered impossible to a disarmed race, I attacked by surprise; since guns were denied to me, I drew forth my pistol and fired.
"As a Hindu I felt that a wrong done to my country is an insult to God. Her cause is the cause of Sri Ram! Her services are the services of Sri Krishna! Poor in health and intellect, a son like myself has nothing else to offer to the Mother but his own blood and so I have sacrificed the same on her altar.
"The only lesson required in India at present is to learn how to die and the only way to teach it, is by dying ourselves. Therefore I die and glory in my martyrdom! This war of Independence will continue between India and England, so long as the Hindu and the English races last (if the present unnatural relation does not cease!)
"My only prayer to God is: May I be reborn of the same Mother and may I redie in the same sacred cause, till the cause is successful and she stands free for the good of humanity and the glory of God!"
Madan Lal Dhingra's coffin was exhumed on 12 December 1976 in the presence of Natwar Singh, then Acting High Commisioner for India. This coffin too was flown back to India.
You can read more about Madan Lal Dhingra by clicking here.
Madan Lal Dhingra lives on in the hearts of his country men. Humble salutations to his memory!
Posted by harsha bhat at 10:59 AM
Friday, July 10, 2009
Saw this movie after a long time. And was ashamed too....Not coz i saw the movie, but for a reason. A reason for which i was blaming others for being like.and what's the reason for me being ashamed? well, here i speak out...
The legend of Bhagat Singh was the movie i saw yesterday (Thanks to UTV movies). I have watched this movie about ..hmm...well....i donno..that many times!!!But now after a long hiatus of about 1.5 yrs i was seeing that movie again.
There is a specific reason for me wathing that movie so many times. I have read biographies of almost all the characters in that movie. So whatever happens there i know the relation and co-relation between each of them.
I have read the biographical sketches about Chandrashekar Azad (Book named AJEYA in Kannada),Bagha Jatin (Rudhirabhisheka in Kannada),Bhagat Singh (Many books in english and Kannada), Batukeshwar datt (Small 32 page book but very informative),Netaji Subhash chandra bose (KOLMINCHU in Kannada),etc etc etc.
So everytime I watch the movie it's like re-reading the whole book. Living a krantikaari life myself and talking to all of them.But yesterday i forgot so many things. I forgot the name of the college through which Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Azad ran after killing Sanders.I forgot the name of the person who ditched Azad at the Alfred park, I forgot the name of Azad's gun adn so many such things!!! And I used to blame so many for not remembering the national heroes...forgetting their martyrdom...trashing their dream...and for what not....
Now this might be a simple "Oh-my-god-it-is-crap" thing for u all but not for me.
I'm very emotional about my nation. whenever i see someone swearing about the dirty roads in india and blaming India for that i really get pissed off.Come on guys it's not India who is spitting on roads and it's not India who breaks the traffic and bribes the police officer to escape away.It's we the Indians...
Whenever i see someone speaking shit about the family system of indians i shoot back at them saying we dont have 13 yr old gals carrying babies with them.Whenever i see someone calling indians as people with traditional and out-dated thoughts i say i'd prefer being traditional than being modern if modernization is loving machines and gadgets more than humans.
Whenever some shit headed US returned moron yells in a fake accent about the traffic jargon and the biting mosquitoes i dont speak anything , I show him the finger he deserves to be shown.
when some BOSCHLERS(Employees of BOSCH) speak of German discipline and the autobahns there i remind them of Adolf Hitler who created autobahn and I also remind them that the same Adolf Hitler created the toxic chamber.
I donno what u r thinking but a nation is never perfect.We have to make it perfect. We never think twice before ejecting a red spit from our mouth when we are in India, But when in Germany we are the best.What the hell happens to us when we return back??
I'm speaking it out coz i saw some people speaking speaking all sorta crap about India and Indian vehicles in our induction program. They spoke about population problem in india, The road problem in india and what not.
But none of them even thought for a minute that they were all so capable that with a single call they could have changed it all.
But speaking is really easy...right guys.
Well, i decide to stop at this point. I'm really pissed off and the forthcoming lines might turn abusive for some of them.
So cya guys...will write some other day when my mind is calm.
Posted by harsha bhat at 4:55 AM
Friday, June 19, 2009
Stolen directly from Times of india. Read the article below. And not just this one.. I've seen many such articles coming up in leading news papers...so the indication is quite clear..Is india going back to it's "Queen of the world" status as it had few centuries ago??
Indians!!! buckle up....It's ur time to rule..
India Inc buys 143 US cos in 2 yrs
NEW DELHI: The greater engagement of US with India seems to have benefited the former during the economic downturn as thousands of Americans managed
to save their jobs when Indian corporates went on a major acquisition drive in the US. During the last two years, Indian companies acquired 143 US firms across various sectors. While 94 deals were concluded in 2007-08, in the following year when the economy was on the downturn, Indians bought as many as 50 US entities that were on the verge of closure, saving thousands of jobs. A study, jointly conducted by Indian industry association FICCI and Ernst & Young, said Tata Chemicals, Wipro, Reliance Communications and Firstsource Solutions were some of the top Indian entities that were involved in bailing out US companies in the red. The report released on Thursday said IT&ITeS, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals were the prime sectors in which most of the deals were formalised. Indian companies from the IT sector have over the years been aggressively expanding in the US market. The deals were predominantly debt financed with cash being a popular mode of payment. "This trend probably extends from India Inc's traditional preference for cash transactions in the domestic merger and acquisition space," the report observed. The Ernst & Young report says the boom in the Indian economy in the last three to four years made the domestic companies cash-rich which provided them with access to more capital than in the past. Interestingly, one of the key factors, as the report cites, behind more acquisitions has been the liberal policies introduced by the government and RBI for overseas investments. According to RBI data, in 2007-08 the total outbound investments of Indian companies amounted to $18 billion. In the first half of 2008-09, at least 2,000 proposals valued at $9 billion were cleared for overseas investments in joint ventures and wholly owned subsidiaries.
Posted by harsha bhat at 12:58 AM
Monday, June 01, 2009
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Friday, May 29, 2009
Author :Khushwant Singh
Publisher: Viking Press
Publication Year :1999
Media type: print (hardback & paperback)
Pages: 294 pp (first edition, hardcover)
ISBN: ISBN 0-670-88991-1 (first edition, hardcover)
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Posted by harsha bhat at 1:28 AM
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Brendon McCullum: His blazing 158 was the talking point of IPL 1. This year, he will be lucky if he manages to score 158 from all 14 league matches put together. Looks like a man living through his worst nightmare. Certainly, nothing in New Zealand could ever have prepared him for the job of captaining a volatile, controversial side like Knight Riders.
Virender Sehwag: T20 is supposed to be tailormade for his bang-bang style, but he hasn't really fired in this edition. The finger injury hasn't helped.
Jesse Ryder: Is no more a Rider...He was supposed to add heft to Royal Challengers' T20 credentials. But so far, has only managed to weigh down their challenge. The number of ducks he's lined up would please only a bird-lover.
Kevin Pietersen: Wasn't bad with the ball. Unfortunately, he was hired primarily for his batting, where he was distinctly underwhelming. With Bangalore actually doing better after he left, he seems to be carrying some kind of jinx when it comes to leadership.
Andrew Flintoff: Everyone acknowledges that he has a huge heart. He'll need it, if he's to emerge from the hammering he copped in IPL 2 without severe psychological damage.
Tyron Henderson: His superb performances for Middlesex convinced many that he could be the Shane Watson of IPL 2. Rajasthan Royals certainly thought so, shelling out $650,000 for him. But a series of disappointing performances have left them pining for the original Watson.
Paul Collingwood: hehehehe...Cant stop laughing thinking of him..poor chap...England's T20 captain wasn't considered good enough to even get a spot in Delhi's playing XI and had to return to England without playing a single match. At least he had plenty of interesting company on the bench, in the form of Glenn McGrath and Owais Shah.
Mashrafe Mortaza: The big joke of IPL2!!!!Yes, it's probably cruel to put him in this list, since it's not his fault that his team management refuses to play him. But his plight does beg the question: what was the point of getting into a bidding war for him -- and jacking up his price from $50,000 to $600,000 -- just to make him serve drinks? Poor Mortaza has picked up the unfortunate tag of being the world's most expensive waiter. But the real jokers are the Knight Riders think-tank.
Dale Steyn: Allegedly the world's best fast bowler. He was supposed to be the ace up Royal Challengers' sleeve, especially on his home tracks. But he has spent most of the time injured, and when he has played, hasn't done much.
S Sreesanth: His comeback was eagerly awaited by fans who still remember his previous exploits in South Africa. But his first 8 overs disappeared for 81 runs. He did unleash some verbals at Hayden after getting his wicket -- having first being taken for three sixers in the over. Uh-oh, looks like he's forgotten Harbhajan's love pat already.
Harbhajan Singh: And speaking of Bhajji, four wickets from eight matches don't really do credit to Team India's premier spinner. Forget the likes of Pragyan Ojha, Shadab Jakati, Piyush Chawla, Anil Kumble, Daniel Vettori and Amit Mishra, even Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina have better figures than the Turbanator.
Finally, the coach: For taking a team that fought gallantly while managing an honourable sixth place last year, and turning them into a bunch of complete no-hopers this time, let's hear it for John Buchanan (variously dubbed Bhooka-naan, or Boka-known by furious KKR fans). Still, at least one good thing has come out of his disastrous stint with KKR: you realize just how good Steve Waugh's Aussies must have been to stay on top of the cricketing world even with this weapon of mass destruction in their midst.
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Friday, May 08, 2009
Posted by harsha bhat at 4:59 AM
Thursday, April 16, 2009
See the pics here
A long lived dream came true a week ago!! Yes...finally i reached the top of skandagiri!!!
I had seen enough mails and googled enough about this hill and heard a lot about this from my bro..And i had a burning desire to capture this peak one night..
And had planned for this many a times but it got cancelled all the times!!!
But finally it was deepak (my colleague) who called me one afternoon and fixed a team outing on 12th april midnight and my immediate answer was YES!!!
I'm coming...to-hell with others...if nobody comes we both shall reach the top.
This was actually not the right time to visit skandagiri(Kalavara betta, as it is called after the village located at the foothills of skandagiri) and the best time is during winter . The sunrise is awesome and the clouds are below you if it is winter (Oct-Feb). And now it was just a visit..just an attempt to know how to reach the top...
All of us (Me ,Deepak, Arun Shankar, Narayan,Yathish Deepak's friend and Narayan's friend ) planned to meet at Ashram circle McDonald's at 10PM and have a burger or two and leave for Skandagiri. It is about 75Km from mainland Bangalore towards Devanahalli Airport. Go towards the famous Nandi Hills and take a right. There u find muddenahalli and from muddenahalli to kalavara halli and there u find an ashram and that is the foothill of Kalavara betta...
And coming to our story, We left Ashram at 10:45 pm and started our journey. Reached Airport after a 10 minute ride @ 60kmph u'll find a small tea stall where u can ask the way to kalavara betta (as we did) and trust me he'll show u the better way of reaching that place...And then take a left after devanahalli. It is a four lane expressway so be careful....u wont find the tiny 40 ft road towards your left and might end up reaching Hyderabad!!!
Then after a few minutes' ride we reached the nandi hills where ,at 12:15am, we could see shops and many bikes and bikers!! So it is a hit spot for night trek!!That was a good decision by us ,i thought..
Then came the real hurdle...thereafter it's all sunshaan galli and bhoukte kutte and few huts!!! But fortunately we could find a drunk security officer whom we asked and he directed us inspite of his high spirits!!!
But at 12:30 am we ended up nowhere..a dead end and 2 dogs behind us and a person sleeping in a hut..We had no other option than to wake him up and he made us realise that we had actually come 7Km ahead....And then we took a U-turn to ride back to muddenahalli!!!
And as per his instructions we had to take a right turn at a circle..So we looked for a circle in muddenahalli and hoila!!! We reached the place which we had never thought of visiting..Actually sir.M.Visweshwaraiah's Samadhi is in that small village of muddenahalli And once u reach that place u cannot even say u r in a small village..
The garden so well maintained and there lies the best of brains in india..The legend behind KRS, Dandeli paper mills and Bhakra and nangal project..
There lies the man who made India proud by his engineering expertise....We clicked some snaps there and left for finding the actual destiny...And after a minute's ride there came another circle..This time a lil bigger corcle!! and i was really jumping with joy as i saw the handwritten board which read "KALAVARA BETTA" in kannada and the very next moment our speedometers read 80!!!
Another 5 minute ride we reached a place where there was nothing..A small field and smaller road (kaaludaari as said in Kannada)..We were so pissed of that we took our bikes into the field and then reached a small village (i donno the name) and parked our bikes there. An elderly person greeted us and it took a minute for us to discover that the hill right in front of us was KALAVARA BETTA... And the time was 1:15...
So we started it..finally!!!
And it was in the morning we realised that the route taken by us was the toughest one..The hill was full of steep rocks and we had to climb it. It took 2 hours to reach the top and to find about a 100 people already having omletts and singing aloud around a campfire!!! Then we realised there is an easier way which takes less than 45 minutes to climb and we were like WTF!!! But later consoled ourselves saying we took the toughest way and we have reached the top!! So we are far better than the remaining 100....It was time to have omlet and a bottle of water costs there 30 bucks!!! Cost for man labour to carry everything till top...And then we slept for an hour..The temperature is about 3 degrees and no blanket can save u...The only saviour is Lord Ganesha!!! There is a temple and the garbhagudi is the best place to sleep!! And my team had to actually come and kick me to wake me up!! Then it was time to watch the sunrise which never happened!!! I mean to say in the usual expected way!! Later on we started climbing down and this time using the normal and easier way.. It took us 45 minutes to reach the bottom and another hour and a half to reach inox.. Where after all the exhaustion and sleeplessness, Vin Diesel was waiting with his vrooming car with four of my friends!!! and one final note
Fast and the furious is bull shit....So i thought i could have slept at home and would have enjoyed a sound sleep after so much of exhaustion!!!
And Skandagiri is a moderate trek and even gals can try it!! i'm telling this coz i could see about a dozen chicks there on the top!!!
so guys and gals Skandagiri is waiting for u!!!
Wiki is always helpful so go through this before u try her!!!
Altitude: about 1350m above sea level
Distance: 70 km from Bangalore
Nearest Town/Medical Help: Chikkaballapura, 5 km
Nearest Airport/ Railway station: Devanahalli(Bangalore International Airport)
Co-ordinates: 13°25′3″N 77°40′58″E
Posted by harsha bhat at 4:43 AM
Sunday, March 29, 2009
My ugadi leave is over and i'm here again in office!!!
But this was the most hectic vacation of mine. Stayed in house for the least amount of time and travelled more.
I had been to SDMCET and saw the jaw-dropping changes there. The old road was tarred and nicely laid now. I could find footpath and the only thing missing was a traffic light!!
The faastfood is now called "AHLAAD" food court and gives a typical PUNJABI DHABA look to us..Met Akshays, Ammu,My sis et al and had real fun there.Fantasia is on Apr1 and i cant attend it!! Man!!! work sux...Yes ,it seriously does..
And the best part of my vacation was our school get-together in GOKAK. Well to tel more about this town ..it is a taluka place in Belgaum District. Boasts of having 2 beautiful falls..Gokak falls and Godachinamalki falls..Both are eye catching. yogikol is another place which attracts people.But what attracted me was the get-together. It was arranged on 28th of April and thanks to all who rubbed their asses to make it a huge success..
Can u ppl imagine...we were more than 60 in number and meeting after 8 long years!! 60 is not a bad number at all...
As soon as i entered Gokak i was stunned at it's changed looks...wide roads,traffic signals, sign boards and the people havnt changed at all..
Was too too too excited to meet all of them and went to Gokak resort where the party was arranged.As soon as i parked the vehicle i saw Tejesh and group comin at the same time.Tejech was famous as "Bandal Naagya" (one who bluffs for every possible thiong) and could see patel,vaichav,Arun,Mahesh,sreedhar,sunil,rohit,swami and all those gals ...ashwini,Geeta,Sharada,snehal,sabiha,bhagya,rashmi et al..
The most beautifukl (For ME) was Bhagya...Or may be i dint expect her to look as gorgeous as she was!!! Now i've a crush on her ;-) (Hope bhagya reads this!!).
Then we had a drive to mahatma gandhi stone..had nice talk there and then back to resort..
Then slowly entered Mahindrakar madam...The head mistress of our school!!!! As beautiful as she was..8 years has not changed her at all.. and the best part is she still remembers me!! Though i dint complete my 10th in that school.!!!Thanks for that ma'am...
Then PY PATIL sir ..he remembers me too....Then vannur and Nayak sir entered. Nayak was the best...He taught us Kannada but we had every sort of fun in his class....Chidanand Latti,The most notorious of all the students was present there too...
he shouted and made every possible sounds in Nayak sir's class and the ultimate sufferers were Tejesh and I!! Latti never kept laughing after the pranks but we couldnt control our laughter...So we were beaten every time!!!
And met kaladgi and he is probably the one who has not changed at all...not physically...in his behaviour too!!!
nayak sir sang a song..By D.R.Bendre and we relived his class again by shouting!!!
By then even Shishir and Shivya had come from chikodi and had fun with them as well!!!
So ultimately it was a day to be remembered!!!
Will miss them for a long time!!
Then evening i had to drive back to dwd...And all the time i was thinking of the day i spent...every moment was so refreshing...So good...amit's murgod's acting, their confessions, Latti's pranks, Akshay Shetty's LATAN MAHARAJ reaction!! oh god..i sang the song , a bit aloud, "BAAR BAAR AATI HAI MUJHKO, MADHUR YAAD BACHPAN TERI, GAYA LE GAYA TU JEEVAN KI SABSE MADHUR KHUSHI MERI"...
Thanks once again to all the organizers who made it a great success and keep doing such things atleast once in a year...!!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
"ಲೇ ಎಲ್ಲಾರ ಟೂರ್ ಹೋಗುನಲೇ ....ಏನ್ ಸೂಟಿ ಬಿದ್ರ ಮನಿ ಮನಿ ಅಂತ ಸಾಯ್ತೀ .....ಲೇ ನಿನ್ನೌ*****...."
ಹೀಗೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಧಾರವಾಡ ಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನನ್ನ ಗೆಳೆಯರನ್ನು ಹೆಳೆಯುವಾಗ ಯಾವತ್ತೂ ಯೋಚಿಸಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ .....ಅವರೆಲ್ಲಾ ಹಾಸ್ಟೆಲ್ ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಇರೋರು ಅಂತ....ಮನೆ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ದೂರದ ಊರಿಗೆ ಬಂದು ಓದು ಬರಹ ಅಂತ ಮಾಡಿ ,ಹಾಸ್ಟೆಲ್ಲಿನ ಭಯಂಕರವಾದ ಊಟ ಮಾಡಿ ..ದಿನಾಲೂ ಮನೆಯ ಊಟವನ್ನು ಮಿಸ್ ಮಾಡ್ತಾ ...ಅದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಹತ್ರ ಹೇಳ್ತಾ ನಮಗೆ ಕೋಪ ಬರಿಸೋರು
ಯಾವಾಗಲು ಅನಿಸೋದು....ಏನ್ ಈ ನನ್ನ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಮನೆ ,ಮನೆ ಅಂತ ಸಾಯ್ತಾರೆ...ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಟೂರ್ ಟ್ರಿಪ್ ಅಂತ ಹೋಗ್ತಾ ಮಜಾ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು ಅನ್ನೋದು ನನ್ನ ಥಿಯರಿ....ಅದು ಈಗಲೂ ನನ್ನ ಥಿಯರಿ ಹೌದು ಆದ್ರೆ ಈಗ ನಾನು ಕೂಡ ಅವರ ಗುಂಪಿಗೆ ಸೇರಿದ ಪುಣ್ಯಾತ್ಮ.... ಧಾರವಾಡದ ನನ್ನ ಮನೆ....ಅಪ್ಪ ಅಮ್ಮ..ಬಾಳಾ (ನನ್ನ ನಾಯಿ), ನನ್ನ ರೂಮು, ನನ್ನ ಕೆಂಪು ಚಾದರ, ನನ್ನ ರೂಮಿನ ಕಿಟಕಿಯಿಂದ ಕಾಣುವ ಬೆಳಗಿನ ಸೂರ್ಯ...ಅವನನ್ನು ಕೋಪದಿಂದ ಬೈಕೊಳ್ತಾ ಎದ್ದು ನನ್ನ ಬಾಥ್ರೂಮಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಂದಿನ ೧ ಘಂಟೆ ...ಆಹಾ ...ಏನು ಆನಂದ..ಅದೆಲ್ಲಾ ಎಷ್ಟು ಬೇಕು ಅನಿಸ್ತಾ ಇದೆ ಈಗ...ಆದ್ರೆ ಇಳಿ ಇರೋದು ಏನು ಇಲ್ಲ....ಅಮ್ಮನ ಕೈ ಅಡಿಗೆ ಇಲ್ಲ....ಬಾಳನ ಜೊತೆ ಆಟ ಇಲ್ಲ...ದಿನಾಲೂ ರಾತ್ರಿ ತಡ ಮಾಡಿ ಬಂದರೆ ಬಯ್ಯೋಕೆ ಅಮ್ಮ ಇಲ್ಲ... :-( ಅವಳ ಕೈ ಅಡಿಗೆ ಇಲ್ಲ.... ಇನ್ನೂ ಬೇಜಾರು ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನನ್ನದೇ ಅಡುಗೆ!!! ಯಾಕೆ ಇದೆಲ್ಲ ಈಗ ಹೇಳ್ತಾ ಇದೀನಿ ..... ಕಳೆದ ಒಂದು ವಾರದಿಂದ ಯುಗಾದಿ ಹಬ್ಬ ಯಾವಾಗ ಬರತ್ತೆ ಅಂತ ೧೦ ಸಾರಿ ನೋಡೀದಿನಿ...ದಿನಗಳು ಮುಂದೆ ಹೋಗೋದೇ ಇಲ್ಲ...ಮನೆ ಯಾವಾಗ ಮುಟ್ಟುತೀನೋ ಅಂತ ಆಗಿಬಿಟ್ಟಿದೆ...ಈಗ ಗೊತ್ತಾಯ್ತ ಅಮ್ಮನ ಅಡುಗೆ..ಮನೆ ಊಟ...ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೋ ಮಜಾ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಏನು ಅಂತ!!! ಯುಗಾದಿ ದಿನ ನಮ್ಮ ಮನೆಯ ಕಹಿ ತಿಂದರೂ ಓಕೆ...ಆದ್ರೆ ಅಮ್ಮನ ನೋಡ್ಬೇಕು...ಅಪ್ಪನ ಕೈಲಿ ಮಾತಾಡಬೇಕು ...
ಇನ್ನೂ ೨ ವಾರ ಕಾಯಬೇಕು :-(
ಬೇರೆ ಗತಿ ಇಲ್ಲ....
Posted by harsha bhat at 5:35 AM
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
ಹಾಗೆ ತುಂಬಾ ದಿನ ಆಯ್ತು ನನ್ನ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ನೋಡೇ ಇಲ್ಲಾ...ಇಷ್ಟು ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡೋದು ಸರಿ ಅಲ್ಲ...ಸೊ ಇವತ್ತು ಸಲ್ಪ ಕಷ್ಟಾ ಅದರೂ ಪರವಾಗಿಲ್ಲ ಏನಾದರೂ ಗೀಚೋಣ ಅಂತ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಮಾಡಿ ಕುಳಿತಿದೀನಿ ನನ್ನ ಕ್ಯುಬಿಕಲ್ಲಲ್ಲಿ..
ನನ್ನವರು, ನನ್ನ ಪರಿವಾರ , ಗೆಳೆಯರು, ಬಂಧು-ಬಳಗ, ಹರಟೆ ಮಿತ್ರರು, ಬೆಕಾಗಿರೋರು ಬೇಡದೆ ಇರೋರು ಎಲ್ಲರನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದೊ ಊರಿನ ಯಾವುದೊ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಯಾವುದೊ ಸೀಮೆಯ ಜನರ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ನನ್ನ ಜೀವನ ಸಾಗಿಸುತ್ತಾ... ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಗಾಗಿ -ಗೇಣು ಬಟ್ಟೆಗಾಗಿ ಎಂದು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕೊಯಮ್ಬತ್ತೂರಿನ ಸೆಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನನ್ನ ಮೈ ಕಾಂತಿಯ ಮಾರಣಹೋಮ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾ ನನ್ನನು ನಾನೇ ಹವಿಸ್ಸಾಗಿ ಸೂರ್ಯದೇವನ ಬೇಗೆಗೆ ಅರ್ಪಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾ ಜೀವನ ಸಾಗಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದೇನೆ...
ಇರೋದಕ್ಕೆ ಮನೆ ಇದೆ.. ಹರಟೆಗೆ ಮಿತ್ರರು ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು ಇದ್ದಾರೆ ..ಅಡುಗೆ ಮಾಡ್ತಾ ಇದೀನಿ..ಕಲಿತಾ ಇದ್ದೀನಿ..ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಮಜಾ ಬರ್ತಾ ಇದೆ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ..
ವೀಕೆಂಡ್ಸ್ ಬಂತು ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಸಾಕು ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಸೇರಿ ಟ್ರಿಪ್ಪು ಅಂತ ಹೊರಡೋದು ....ಹೀಗೆ ಮಾಡ್ತಾ ಮಾಡ್ತಾ, ತಿರುಗ್ತಾ ತಿರುಗ್ತಾ ಸುಮಾರು ಜಾಗ ಮುಗಿಸಿ ಬಿಟ್ಟಿದೀವಿ .... ಊಟಿ , ಮುನ್ನಾರ್, ಯೇರ್ಕಾಡು, ತಿರುವನಂತಪುರಂ, ಕನ್ಯಾಕುಮಾರಿ, ವೇಳಿ, ಶಂಘಮುಗಂ, ವಾಳಪರೈ, ವೆಲ್ಲನಗಿರಿ ಹೀಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲ ಮುಗಿಸಿ ಬಿಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೇವೆ .... ಇನ್ನು ಸಲ್ಪ ಇದೆ.. ಏನ್ ಮಾಡೋದು ವೀಕೆಂಡ್ಸ್ ??? ಹೊರಡೋದು ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಅಂತ ..ಅಲೆಮಾರಿ ಜೀವನ...
ಟ್ರಿಪ್ಪಿಗೆ ಹೋದಾಗ ಬರೋ ಮಜಾನೆ ಬೇರೆ... ಕಾಲು ಎಳೆಯೋದು ...ಜಗಳ ಮಾಡೋದು ....ಚಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡುಗೋದು... ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಘಟ್ಟಗಳ ಸೌಂದರ್ಯ ಸವೀತಾ ಸವೀತಾ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಎಲ್ಲಿಗೋ ಹೋಗತ್ತೆ .... ಬಂಕಿಮ ಚಂದ್ರರು ಬರೆದ ವಂದೇ ಮಾತರಂ ಎಷ್ಟು ನಿಜ ಅಂತ ಅನಿಸದೆ ಇರದು.. ದೃಷ್ಟಿ ಹೋಗುವಷ್ಟು ದೂರ ಬೆಟ್ಟಗಳು.. ಚಹಾ ಗಿಡಗಳು ...ಓಕ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪೈನ್ ಮತ್ತು ನೀಲಗಿರಿ ಮರಗಳ ಎತ್ತರ ..ಕಣಿವೆಗಳ ಆಳ ....ನದಿಗಳ ಝುಳು ಝುಳು ....ಜಲಪಾತಗಳ ಭೋರ್ಗರೆತ ....ಮತ್ತು ನಮ್ಮ ಮಜಾ ಮಾಡೋ ಗ್ರೂಪ್... ಇನ್ನೇನು ಬೇಕು ಸಾರ್ ಸ್ವರ್ಗಕ್ಕೆ???
ಇದೆಲ್ಲಾ ಮಾಡಿ ಮುಗಿಸಿದ ಮೇಲೆ ಮರುದಿನ ಮತ್ತೆ ಆಫೀಸಿನ ಮೌನ, ಎ.ಸಿ ತಂಪು, ತಿರುಗುವ ಕುರ್ಚಿ , ಅದೇ ಕೋಡಿಂಗ್ , ಅದೇ ಬಗ್ಗು.... ಅಬ್ಬಾ... ಯಾಕೆ ನಾವೆಲ್ಲಾ ಇಷ್ಟು ಕಷ್ಟಾ ಪಡಬೇಕು ಅನಿಸ್ಸತ್ತೆ...
ಸುಮ್ನೆ ರಿಟೈರ್ ಆಗಿ ಯಾವುದೊ ಒಂದು ಹಿಲ್ ಸ್ಟೇಷನ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಮನೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಹಾಯಾಗಿ ಇರೋಣ ಅಂತಾ... ಹೇಗಿದೆ ಐಡಿಯಾ ??
ವಾಟ್ ಏನ್ ಐಡಿಯಾ ಸರ್ ಜೀ ......
ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೊಯಮ್ಬತ್ತೂರಿಗೆ... ತೋರಿಸ್ತೀನಿ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಇರೋ ಜಾಗಗಳನ್ನ ....