Friday, September 28, 2018


If  Dharmender were to ask Hema Malini  Give me a call..What would he say ?  RING DHEY  BASANTI.


Monday, September 24, 2018

P O P Nambiar the elder brother of my Mother

The daughter and son of  my mother's elder brother Sree Kala and Anoop both of whom are doctors'


A Cannibal was travelling in a plane and asked the air hostess for the menu...the air hostess gave the menu...but the Cannibal said when I say menu it means the Passenger List.

Saturday, September 22, 2018


I used to serve in Mumbai in 1999  in the area of  Enterprise solutions and my office being behind the Star TV Network in Andheri East and staying at a hotel in Juhu. I was conducting an interview to make some recruitments when a gentleman with some affiliation with BARC the Bhaba Atomic Research Center happenned to be on the list.I remembered that Kallol Roy who used to be my senior at college was at BARC and enquired if he knew Kallol and to my surprise knew him very well and got the residence number of Kallol.

I had forgotten about the matter but one Sunday afternoon decided to call him on the number from my office and lo Kallol was on the other side. Kallol never knew me all too well and I had some difficulty in permeating myself. Kallol Roy was in the Seventh Semester when I joined the Regional Engineering College Calicut.He used to be a person with a wide spectrum of academic interests and used to take part in debating and person with high motivation.

None the less we got talking for nearly an hour on the phone transcending many events during his and my stay at college and he had the gift of giving almost accurate dates of events.It was a very nice experience  talking to him at length..thereafter I have not had a chat with Kallol but came to know from some quarters he had risen to very high posts in BARC..May be he is headed to become a distinguished alumni of REC  NIT  Calicut.

Saturday, September 15, 2018


GUNDLUPET is one of the key hubs near Mysore which leads to Kerala and Tamil Nadu and as of now for all practical purposes the access to GUNDLUPET is via Mysore. A faster access can be mulled which needs exploration as a concept. Note the National Highway 209 through Kanakapura which has faster access to Chamarajanagar and hence GUNDLUPET  which must reduce travel times to a large extent. This corridor must be explored in practical terms.





Thursday, September 13, 2018

CALICUTCITY:S V Giri and myself wait at Calicut Kozhikode bus stand

In 1982 when we were students at the Calicut Regional Engineering College seven of us used to stay at room B 315...and out of the blue four of us decided to make a sudden departure to our home town for a day or two.All of us were new to Calicut and the routes and roadways.It was an impromptu decision endorsed by all and S V Giri and Myself from Bangalore set to leave for Bangalore the plan being to take the  9PM bus.That evening if my memory serves me right we got to see the movie RAJPUT at Pushpa talkies near Palayam junction.

On arriving at the Bus stand we were informed that the bus was fully reserved and there were no seats.I tried to implore the Conductor to let us in and still remember the blunt way in which he shut the door.

We were informed that the next bus was at 2:30 AM that too the Trishur -Bangalore service that would come to the Calicut bus stand.Imagine the wait at night when all were asleep two adventurous lads waiting almost all night sometimes apprehensive if the bus would really show up.This is a Karnataka state RTC super delux bus.

I had positioned myself to charge into the bus once it appeared as there was some considerable crowd possibly waiting for this bus. And lo at around  2:45 AM  the bus charges into the Calicut bus stand and I being better positioned and angled dashed at the bus and made way for myself with some strain noting the seats 23 and 24 in the rear vacant stumbled into one of them and reserved the other for my room mate.

It was a pleasant journey I must say both of us dozing and waking up at Gundlupet and reaching Bangalore at 10:30 in the morning..the bus being driven by a very experienced driver.

Sometimes when I look back I ask myself could we have progressed differently ?May be we should have proceeded to Manatavady for which there were buses aplenty and then come to Virajpet and finally to Bangalore.At that age we were apprehensive we would get lost.

I had to wait at Singapore International Airport for almost a night sitting on the couch at the airport reminiscenced  the experience at Calicut Bus stand many years ago.

Sunday, September 9, 2018