Thursday, January 16, 2014

8 Food Items That Defined Your Childhood In Bangalore

1. Totapuri mavinkayi with kharada pudi - Summers cannot be summers without these

2. Nallikayi - Tastes best when obtained from your neighbor's tree without permission

3. Mewad Ice cream - The questionable water source actually made this more tasty

4. Dil Kush, Dil Pasand, Sweet Bun, Kahara Bun and Aloo Bun - Get it from the Iyengar's bakery.

5. Apple Cake - Wonder what made these things so addictive.

6. Bendu Battas at Kadalekai Parishe - Bull Temple Road is legendary.

7. Beysida Kadalekai - How can you possibly waste time in a park without these?

8. Jola - The crackling noise it makes when it is getting baked just increases anticipation. And the questionable green chutney smeared on it, elevates the taste to heavenly levels.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ravana Point in life

According to legends[0], Ravana was a scholar. He was a master musician, great ruler and a devout follower of Shiva. His resume was so impressive that he had "Met Brahma personally after a very grueling penance", "Convinced Lord Shiva to hand me over his soul"[1] and "Conquered all three worlds in record time" as bullet points on the first page.

Yet, he was humbled by a "normal human being"[2] who exterminated his family, killed him and put his brother on a throne he had worked long and hard to attain.

For a moment, assume you were Ravana. You worked really hard for all your life, achieved a lot of well deserved recognition and at one fateful moment you decide to do something terribly stupid - like abducting a defenseless woman (Sita).You let your id overcome your superego and do something you would have never done if you were not completely insane.

I call this, the "Ravana Point" of life.

You never know when the universe will present you with a "Ravana Point". But, when it does, any amount of intellect, culture, skill or training you possess will not rescue you. When Ravana, a man with outstanding resolve and composure, who made Brahma appear in person to grant him a boon could not stop himself from doing something terrible, what chance do normal humans have against such a situation? None.

While at first it seems like that, there is one organ in your body that comes to your rescue at a "Ravana Point". It is not your brain. It is your GUT.

At the "Ravana Point" in life, your gut will tell you what is right. Your gut will scream sense into your brain. Your gut can see clearly while your brain is blind. Your gut will tell you you are wrong.  All you have to do is listen to your gut.

Do not ignore your gut feeling. If you do, Sita will not be the only person tormented by you. You will be tormenting your own conscious mind which is projecting itself as "gut feeling" and sounding blaring alarms asking you to stop what you are doing. You will incur the burden to remain consistent with your terrible choices[3], rendering you frail and weak. You will go on a downward spiral into deep depression. Every day of your life will be filled with regret and it will just be a countdown to the end. Much like what happened to Ravana.

Do not let that happen to you. Listen to your GUT.

2. While textbooks insist Rama was an ordinary man, I believe he was more than that. He was Maha Vishnu's avatar and he had Hanuman on his side. Quite a formidable force of nature, that combination is.
3. I believe this is why Ravana never returned Sita even tho he had countless opportunities

Friday, May 03, 2013

Kannada Premi Dentist

ಡಾಕ್ಟರಿಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿ ನೋವು ಅಂತ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ಹೇಳಿ. ಇಲ್ಲ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಏಳಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗದಿರೋಹಾಗೆ ಚುಚ್ಕಿಬಿಡ್ತಾರೆ !

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

ಕರ್ಮ ಕಾಂಡ

 ಕಾಂಡವ ವನವಂ ದಹಿಸಲು ಬಂದ ಅಗ್ನಿಯ ಕಂಡು ಇಂದ್ರ ,
ಗುಡುಗು ಮಿಂಚುಗಳನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಭೂಮಿಗೆ ಮಳೆಯನು ಸುರಿದ!

ಘೋರ್ಘರಿಸುವ ಜಲಧಾರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಶಿಸಿದ  ಅಗ್ನಿಯ ಉಳಿಸಲು ಬಂದ 
ಜನಕನ ಆರ್ಭಟವಂ ನಿಲಿಸಲು ಪರ್ಥನು ಪಾಶುಪತವಂ ತಂದ

ಅಳುಕದೆ ಕ್ಷಣದಲಿ ವನವನು ಮುಚ್ಚಲು ಬಾಣಗಳ ಛತ್ರಿಯ ಹಿಡಿದ
ಅಗ್ನಿಯು ತನ್ನ ಹಸಿವು ದಾಹಕ್ಕೆ ಪುಳಕದಿಂ ತೃಪ್ತಿಯ ಪಡೆದ

ಮಗನೇ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಸಾಧನೆಗೆ ತಂದ ವಿಘ್ನವನು ಇಂದ್ರನು ಕಂಡ..
ಅಂದೇ ಗೋಳಾಡುತ್ತಾ ಈ ಪದವನ್ನು ಕಿಡಿಕಾರುತ್ತಾ ಕಂಡುಹಿಡಿದ .. 
ಅಂದ ಜೋರಾಗಿ ಕೂಗುತ್ತಾ ಇದೆಲ್ಲ ಒಂದು ದೊಡ್ಡ 
"ಕರ್ಮ ಕಾಂಡ" !

- ದೇವದತ್ತ ದ್ವಾರಕಾನಾಥ್ ಘಟ್ 

Friday, January 11, 2013

ಓ ನನ್ನ ಮನವೇ..

ಓ ನನ್ನ ಮನವೇ..
ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ನೀನೇಕೆ ಅಳುವೇ?
ಹುಟ್ಟು ಸಾವಿನ ನಡುವೆ
ಇರುವುದು ಗೆಲುವು ಸೋಲೆಂಬ ಕಣಿವೆ 
ಸೂಲಲ್ಲೂ ಗೆಲುವು ಕಾಣುವುದೇ 
ಆ ಕಣಿವೆಗೆ ಸೇತುವೆ 

-ದೇವದತ್ತ ದ್ವಾರಕಾನಾಥ್ ಘಟ್ 

Saturday, October 06, 2012


... for Superman

... for Wife

For a peaceful morning, clean up after you shave... boys :)