Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mutton, Mutton, Mutton & No Chicken

Since its new home time and things are in a state of transit and flux, eating out seems to be a good solution. Only eating in is the interesting part. So just get take away and microwave it and enjoy the food in the comfort of home. Last evening that's how a good meal and new place got tasted. Rahmania on A.J.C.Bose Road just around the corner from Shiraz was the destination of takeaway. Some Mutton Tikia Kebabs and Rumali Rotis was washed down with some Coke. Yummy!!

Oh and the Title is becuase Chicken is just off the menu everywhere. I wish it was like the stock market, Buy chicken at it's cheapest and hold onto it and make millions of "andas".

Monday, January 28, 2008


Last evening went to a really great restaurant at City Centre, Salt Lake called Hushh. Though a bit on the steepish side, the decor and all around ambience reassures you that the food is going to be just as good. And so it is. We relished a Seafood Platter and a Veg Pasta. Chicken was off the menu because of the Bird Flu panic that has gripped the city, but we weren't complaining after going through the fare that they had to offer. Also amusing was the chef behind us preparing Pizza's in the exposed oven. He seemed to be catching every one's attention, to the point that a lady even stooped by asked for some recipes and said she would come back to learn how to make Pizzas. It was quite a hilarious little tĂȘte-a-tĂȘte.

Real Estate Going Skywards

After a long hiatus, I'm back and in a new place. Driving here last night was insane. Firstly due to the lack of infrastructure, as the place is still being developed and secondly to make matters worse was the blanket of Fog that rendered all sense of direction useless. But getting up in the morning was a sheer joy because of the lovely view.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A Day at the Maidan

Yesterday I spent the entire day at the Maidan and during a lunch break got out of the club house and clicked the beautiful view of the colossal stadium standing tall against the green lung of Kolkata.

Monday, January 07, 2008

The River still Fascinates

The Beast Clocks Magical Number & Gets Pampered

A couple of days ago, I sat in my car and noticed that the Trip meter had reached 4444.3. So I switched on the ignition, presed the accelerator and barely moved 10 meters and the magical 4444.4 appeared on the dash. I just had to capture this number. To celebrate the magical figure I decided to give my car a special gift and took it to a car wash and gave it a complete wash up, inside and outside. It was amazing to see it back to its pristine Red colour glimmering in the late afternoon winter sun. My Swift Zxi is still giving me a good 11-12 kmpl.

SHRI plays the Blues at Some Place Else

They came all the way from Arizona and brought a whole lot of people with them and descended on the Mecca of Music, Some Place Else on Saturday Night. The 13 member band (well that's how many I managed to count) had a different sound than what our ears are accustomed to hear. The Vocalist, though I thought he was singing flat, seemed to hold his ground and establish his presence on stage with his style of vocals. The five back-up vocalists' also lent a beautiful harmony to the music. Apart from the normal bass, lead, rhythm guitars, keyboards and drums what really added that extra flavour and punch to the music was the presence of a clarinet, saxophone, violin and the mouth organ. The guys made Saturday night a much appreciated visit.

SHRI wrapped up their act after being egged on to play one more, one after another. Finally Saturday Night Blues Band came on at around 1 am. The guys seemed totally fired up and after a few tracks were joined by a member of SHRI who jumped in and played the Mouth Organ till they wrapped up. I've never seems such a jam session before and between the whining guitar and the mouth organ it was an exhilarating performance.

Friday, January 04, 2008

The House that was visited by the Pink "Painter"

A couple of days ago I was stuck in traffic and as the car beside mine moved a bit, I noticed the house behind it. I went into shock and rubbed my eyes a couple of times, before diving into my bag in the back seat, whipping out my camera and clicking this one. Barely had I done that and the signal went green. But then the case closed, the Pink "Painter" must be proud of his handiwork.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

A must not watch

I don't even know why I'm telling people I watched this movie. yes I do like John Statham and some of the movies he's acted in like The Transporter, but this one is a load of bull. Anyway the saving grace is that there is some neat action. But for the weak hearted, there are some gruesome scenes. Also its a bit adultish in terms of the show of skin, so keep it away from the kids. So Crank, when it ended drew a complete blank on my senses.

New Year Movie Marathon

I spent the New Year watching movies. We started with License to Wed, which was quite a laugh riot and then followed it up with two horrible movies, Friends with Money and Knocked Up, both of which we just about managed to watch a quarter each.

Finally we settled for a safe bet and watched Notting Hill till 6 in the morning.