Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quick Bangalore Thoughts

Got in this morning. Getting out tomorrow evening. Salient points:

1. Freezing.

2. It's unbelievable, but Malleswaram does not seem to have a single darshini style eatery. Was ravishing when stepping off the train, full of anticipation of pongal and suchlike poisons but, to quote J. Krishnamurthi once said, "Malleswaram is an idliless land." Positively reeks of business opportunity.

3. Bought milk. Which is not unusual. Sibling who normally takes care of these womanly chores with alacrity, is not in town. So bought milk, some Nandini thing. Immensely gratifying tag line, "Quality excellence, from cow to consumer." Immediate ideas of extending said line up and down the dairy supply chain spring to mind. "Quality excellence, from grass to gastrointestinal tract." "Quality excellence, from topsoil to toilet." "Quality excellence..." Really, one could go on. The remaining possibilities are left as an exercise for the reader.

The packet also has said slogan in Kannada. It says, "Qualitydalli excellencu, aavimda giraakivarege." Or something.

4. Running suggestions in/around Malleswaram will be appreciated. 12 km. needed.

5. You can smell sampangi poovus on Sampige Road!

6. Soon, our minds will be read.

7. Australopithecus is hereby nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. For unearthing this. Not safe for work.

8. Finally a few concerned citizens are starting to something practical about terrorism. See 1, 2.

9. So is this pig.

10. Apparently, the porker is critical. This is what you get if you do too many laps without hydration, carbs and a warm-up routine. Or if you're a pig circumambulating a pillar endlessly with uniform angular velocity and no nutrition. And while we're on the subject, this video of Christopher Walken reading "Three Little Pigs" is highly watchable.

15 comments:

csm said...

sankey tank is decent spot for your circumambulation of a jala sthambam...or something like that...

Anonymous said...

You get up, put your shoes and run. Why do you need recommendations for running trails? Would you like a car to get there too? :)

- Yaksha

Abi said...

"It's unbelievable, but Malleswaram does not seem to have a single darshini style eatery."

WTF? Didn't your sibling tell you about Veena Store, with its sublime idlis?

On Margosa Road, at the 15th Cross.

Ludwig said...

[csm] yup, it isn't very far off, as has been discovered. maybe there... although at the moment i'm kind of too sleepy to bother.

[abi] actually the post needs amending. there are places near here, but for some mysterious reason not open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. Veena Store due diligence has been done before, the only thing it has against it is that it's a bit of a hike (for someone famished) from 9th Cross 11th Main...

choxbox said...

1. Freezing??! Aah coming from Gultland one is bound to freeze anywhere.
(Pls to not doubt my loyalties, they lie very much with the land where I was born/bred. Maa Telugu Talli and all. One has to give credit where its due though - the weather gods *are* friendly here).

2. I get the Nandini thing every morning and have never noticed what is written/printed on it - except the expiry date so that my kids don't get bugs or such like. (I suspect I have taken the parenting thing far too seriously).

3. For putting grub, try MTR if you haven't already. Mind-blowing is the only word that would do justice to what you get there.

Long comment etc.

Anonymous said...

This piglet story is beyond hilarious! I love the image of a pig "proceeding" to the temple. So much entertainment!

There's this place in Malleswaram called Halli Mane or Mane thIndi or Halli Thindi or something to this effect. Quite nice. On 6th cross i think.
How i miss south indian food! dharini

sujatha59 said...

Quality excellence, from bovine wealth to bone health
Quality excellence, from udder to bladder?

Emma said...

This will shock you even more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/shiv-sena-attack-on-lawyer-willing-to-represe.../398954/

kbpm said...

yeah just get out and run (goes away feeling jealous all around..)

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D said...

never heard of central tiffin rooms (CTR)? they are more famous for masala dosas. please read http://dhammo.blogspot.com/2005/06/bangalore-article-two-3-places-one.html
and the likes before you come to our city next. would also help to keep us informed!

iisc is good enough to run. there is a gymkhana in addition to the campus with a track as well...

Ludwig said...

[choxbox] :) aye aye. but Dec is the season of mellow fruitfulness in Gult land also.

oh, please read the labels. much fun is coming.

[dharini] please don't mock my religious beliefs. om baconaaya namah :P i've eaten at this Halli Mane before! i think. yes, v. good it was.

[sujatha59] heh. didn't i say there was a lot of scope?

[emma] no, no. patriotism never shocks me.

[kennygalu] grumble grumble...

[dman] much sleeping and zero running happened. so no issues. thanks for culinary tips. will implement. and it was too short dude, came in the morning, left next evening. next time...

Sharada said...

How does not selling homes to or doing business with Muslims become practical? This is so very infuriating.:/ Wow, creating factions is what these terrorists want. And they seem to be achieving it. :(

HeWhoIsInGodavariExpress said...

[sharada!] you did read the rest of the post didn't you? pay close attention to all mentions of pigs in general and religi pigs in particular.

Sharada said...

OnedayIshallstowawayinyoursuitcaseandcometoVizaghah!
I did! All I am saying is how do the said oinkers think it will solve the problem?!! Aarrggh. I shall go write to let off ze steam.
And may I please get Maus and the first book of Buddha upon returning Persepolis? I'll lend you a limited-edition-yexclusive-Naval-headquarters publication on Indian Naval Customs by some ancient Admiral as ransom.