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Kittens and Kulfi!

"With two cats in the yard, life used to be so hard"
"Now everything is easy because of you"

My Cat!

What a life! i'm sure every cat lover has envied the lives of these lazy creatures
This is the first in the series of videos featuring my pets that i' m going to post ( blame it on digital video capture on a phone, simple and most importantly cheap!)

Madappa's Mess

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This is a restaurant tucked away in between the busy streets of Gandhinagar in Bangalore. It's definitely not haute cuisine, but if you wanted a taste of the everyday gruel that most Kanandigas enjoy, it's the best place. Located on the road parallel to the national market road (can't recall the name now!), the name that most people know the restaurant by is practically invisible and is overshadowed by the prominently displayed ‘G M Boarding & Restaurant’. If you weren't looking for it you could mistake it for one more of the cheap and ubiquitous darshinis/fast food joints that populate the city and give it the go by.
The walls are dirty and there is a large hall with three rows of 4-seater tables. You are encouraged to share tables with strangers, if you're group with less than four members, we ended up sharing ours with a constable taking his lunch break. Steel plates with rounded edges are already placed on the table. A server comes around with hot water whic…

Stand Up Comedy

A genre that is not as popular as most ardent lovers like me would like it to be. The beauty of the stand up act is that it's one person holding everybody in rapt attention and eliciting constant bouts, if not a continuous stream of laughter, an artificial emotion. Why do I say that? What do horror movies achieve? At best, they scare you out of your seat. That’s actually easy, not the writing bit though (Stephen King is a personal favourite), because the most primal of emotions is fear. Humour on the other hand is an emotion of the civilized animal, something to do with the neo mammalian brain, apparently. Jackasses obviously do not count, because that’s only a metaphor.
Seinfeld was the first stand up that I was very taken with. The little snippets the standup act that appeared before and after the TV series. One of my favourites, was the one about dogs, humans and alien visitors (watch it!). Then I came across Eddie Izzard, an instant favourite was born. The British cross-dresser…

Vampire Cafe!

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The most valuable attribute of the camera on a mobile phone is the ease with which you can whip it out at opportune moments and unobtrusively capture them for posterity. Like the picture on the left. This is real! and was taken at a cafe in Bangalore. I love these bloopers, always a good laugh.
If you're straining to read it, item 55 under 'desserts' reads 'Blood Merry Ice Cream'. Now unless the place is frequented by vampires, i can't imagine mere mortals being interested in such gory fare. Idi Amin maybe or the infamous Nithari bunch? Have to watch 'The Last King of Scotland'