Sep 29, 2012

I am now 10 months old

As you already know the fun I had in first 7 months, compare to that last 3 months has been even more fun. I have acquired lot many more new skills now and empowered to trouble my mom even more.

I always used to wonder, why am I restricted in one place, I wanted more freedom... which finally I have achieved. Now I can crawl to any place I wish to... I have explored by now each and every corner of the house. But by far the best places are under the table and bed. I like bed more, as mom cannot pull me out quickly and I have all my time to enjoy.

Fun time under chair

I am so happy that dad bought the bed without under storage. Else I would have never enjoyed this

Ok Mom, you need to clean this place properly now

By the way, crawling is fun, but getting up by myself and having bigger view is even more. Particularly the window near balcony is best place.

Finally I see this world with different angle

Infact, I got something which I can beat and it makes some real big sound as well. Mom calls it a drum. Whatever it is.. it's good fun for sure.

Not getting the right beat
Daada and Daadi were also here for two weeks and they bought me real fancy dress. I was bored of all half and full pants my Mom always make me wear.

Daadi bought this dress from Gujarat
Check this one - Me with Daada and Daadi

Daada bought this for me from Iskcon Temple
looking forward for all the new things..


Sep 27, 2012

Favorite Tweets

Just stumbled on random blog and saw a list of favorite tweets. So even I thought to find some of my favorite tweets. Obviously this are not tweets made by me but marked to me. If you read through the tweets, you will even know why these are my favorite tweets... ;)

It feels good to see such tweets mentioning me :)

Sep 22, 2012

Thindi Beedi... Bangalore's Food Street

After spending 6 years in Bangalore, finally today made it to the food street aka Thindi Beedi of Bangalore. Street stretches for about 200 meter approximately filled with shops/carts located on each side. Thankfully street is one way with enough traffic guards making a point that no vehicle stops in the middle of the street. Which makes this place comfortable to stroll through.

Few tips if you are visiting this place... more the people better it is. You will be able to try more dishes. Don't order too many plates... you will be able to try many more items. We started from VB Bakery to end it at the corn shops which is the other end. The food stalls opens at 6.30pm till stock last or 11.30pm.

Does it come to expectation of all the hype I have heard of?? I think yes. It has very typical Bangalore feeling. Don't compare it with food streets of Mumbai or Kolkata or any other place. Just enjoy it.

You have really good options of South Indian dishes with Indianised version of Chinese food. Apart from usual suspect of chaats, paw bhaji, kulfi et al.. I really liked the capsicum bhajji.

Positives of the Food Street.... It's veg only, clean, cheap... most of the vendors know what 'Jain' food means... which means my wife is happy. Making it a real plus point for me.

Overall, if you are tired of visiting same food options at different food courts of different malls every weekend... try out food street. Worth an experience.

Lane is Thindi Beedi, Near Sajjan Rao Circle, VV Puram. It's very close to Lalbagh West Gate. Go and enjoy one evening. Let me know, how you liked the place?

Here's the Google map for all smart phone junkies for their GPS feed.

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Sep 14, 2012

First long ride

Did my first long ride on RR 5.0 cycle today, I guess I did almost about 25 kms in 1 hr 20 mins with one stop of 5 mins.

Things learnt -
  • Need to Google out and learn how to avoid stray dogs
  • Need to buy water cage and water bottle 
Here's the route I did

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Seems like need to do couple of more time the same route before taking longer route.

Sep 1, 2012

Rock Rider 5.0

After 6 months of research and weighing between budget and value for money... finally landed with buying Btwin's leisure MTB bike RockRider 5.0. Infact this is my first ever MTB bike.

I went for small ride of 12km today and without doubt it was real smooth. I could see visible difference between the past bikes (Avon, Hercules and atlas) which I have drove.

Configuration (via Decathlon)-
Pedal : VP flat pedals with bearings. The steel components are a guarantee of strength and durability.

Wheels : 36 hole aluminium rims to reduce weight. Quick-release front hub for easy removal of the wheel, which is handy when you come to put your bike in the car, or store it at home.

Saddle : wide and comfortable PU MTB saddle. Comfortable riding position for enhanced bike control. Steel components ensure strength and durability. HL SP200 steel seatpost.

Brakes : 2-finger aluminium levers. Helical spring V-brakes. A powerful and progressive braking system. Only one finger is required to stop whenever you want. Anticorrosion treatment on nuts and bolts.

Restriction of use : not designed for mountain biking on rough terrain.

Frame : sports geometry. HI-TEN steel. Oversize tubes. Five sizes (3 men’s sizes, 3 men's and 2 women’s sizes). The large diameter steel tube provides more comfort and durability. With the easy adjustments, you will stay comfortable and in control of the bike.

Care Instructions : we advise you to read and follow the maintenance instructions found in the manual supplied with your Btwin bike.

Accuracy : V-brakes for two finger braking.

Cushioning : Wide semi-slick hybrid tyres for roads and paths.

Durability : Reinforced steel frame for added strength.

Easy to use : Semi-raised riding position. Tool-free removable font Wheel.

Weight : 14.4kg (size S).

Handle bar : .580mm steel handlebars. Steel stem. The steel components are a guarantee of the bike’s strength and durability.

Technical : DRIVE TERRAIN---24 x 34 x 42 steel chainset. Shimano TZ30 front derailleur. Shimano rear derailleur. KMC Z51 chain. The steel chainset with its plastic protection is tough and reliable. SRAM MRX 21 speed twist grips. 3x7 speed twist grip shifters to take you up the steepest hill climbs. Easy to ride for MTB beginners..

Will post more about my rides once I get hooked to it.

Image Courtesy - Google