“Bro, we need to move soon. This place is cramped as hell” said Mahesh solemnly. He had just moved in with us from his place at Whitefield, after shifting jobs to a start-up in Koramangala. What started out as two people in a 2BHK house was now overflowing. The place wasn’t built to handle four permanent residents. It was a ground floor house with a … Continue reading Bachelor House Hunt
Last weekend, I along with my friends Arvind and Sashank decided to head to MTR, Bangalore’s legacy restaurant and food products company that’s been there since 1924 (which they’ve made sure everyone knows about by highlighting at the entrance along with the logo) to have their elaborate meals. Costing ₹250, it was more expensive than the typical South Indian meals, limited or unlimited notwithstanding. The … Continue reading The Royal Karnataka Thali Meals
For someone who loves driving a car and is used to driving everyday, not having a car in Bangalore really crippled me. Bringing the car I own at my home in Chennai, to Bangalore had a lot of hassles like “Not allowed to drive interstate without company” (read it in a father’s stern voice) and requirement of the car for other members of the family. … Continue reading Solo Road Trip
Never sit beside your manager at work. I know you’re thinking, ‘Why would anyone sit beside their manager?’ I didn’t have a choice. My manager came and sat next to me all day to learn some aspects in coding and to resolve issues together, and that was the most demanding day at work for me in the past one year. The worst part is, … Continue reading Five things I learnt this week
Travelling back and forth between Chennai and Bangalore often has given me multiple opportunities to talk to cab drivers in both cities: to understand how they make business, and also to know if the rumours that they earn more than IT employees are actually true. Over the past few months, I had observed that while there are more Ubers in Bangalore, there are more Olas … Continue reading Conversation with a cabbie
Note: The plural form of Pokémon is Pokémon. Try not to get confused. Admit it, the only way you could have heard about Pokémon Go is social media. You would think it’s because of a fan page or a trending hashtag, but no. It’s because, almost every friend of yours posts a picture of them catching a Pokémon – or Pocket Monster on some well known … Continue reading What’s all this fuss about Pokémon Go?
Originally posted on the ONION BHAJJI:
War of words heats up in the month of March News of a street fight in Marathahalli, Bangalore has emerged out of nowhere. A closer look revealed that the brawl sparked out of a casual comment by a new tenant in one of the houses that Bangalore is so hot these days, and he’d rather live in its South… Continue reading Brawl over Which City is Hotter, Chennai or Bangalore?
On a Saturday morning, when I was lazily getting up from bed, a friend of mine called me and asked if we could go for a trek. For someone who has been in Bangalore for close to eight months now and loves adventure, I hate to admit I’ve been on only one trek since getting here. Mostly, this was because we would eagerly plan for … Continue reading Guts and Instincts – Makalidurga trek