Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
South Indian coffee is brewed with a metal device that resembles two cylindrical cups, one of which has a pierced bottom that nests into the top of the "tumbler" cup, leaving ample room underneath to receive the brewed coffee. The upper cup has two removable parts: a pierced pressing disc with a central stem handle, and a covering lid.The upper cup is loaded with fresh ground coffee mixed with chicory (~2 tablespooons of mixture per serving). The grounds are gently compressed with the stemmed disc into a uniform layer across the cup's pierced bottom. With the press disc left in place, the upper cup is nested into the top of the tumbler and boiling water is poured inside. The lid is placed on top, and the device is left to slowly drip the brewed coffee into the bottom. The chicory sort of holds on to the hot water a little longer, letting the water extract more flavor from the coffee powder. This makes the decoction a lot stronger as compared the typical western drip coffee, the decoction is so strong that you'd need only 2-3 tea spoonfuls of it to flavor a 150ml milk. Where as the western drip coffee is quite watery to taste.
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Sunday, September 27, 2009
It was a long time I played with new technology and changed any the way the this blog looks to you. Liked few themes and tried to put them in my own taste before I found the current one. But some how those themes really did not looks so cool to and attractive to me at the end. So I went with the current one and did not did not did much changes.
I was looking for a widget on on the sidebar for photo stream (the most used on the net is the flickr one). I am not very happy with their account policy so do have a a pro account. as i was looking around I found that the coolest solution for my need. I used Coolaris with Media RSS to stream photo on the sidebar. Gallery2 does not come with Media RSS by default but as I am running Gallery3 Beta for a while I am using the same. This means I did changes any major scripts and got this cool widget.
At last I got sifr for titles does not they looks right ?
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Hello everyone, happy festivity it is time of celebration in India specially north and east where it is NavaRatri in North and Durga Puja in East. Pamela and Arush left on Sunday for Durg. It will be almost after 8 years Pamela will be at her mother house to celebrate Durga Puja. For Bengali's it is the most special occasion in the whole calender. According to mythological believe Goddess Durga is a daughter of every Bengali and she visit her parents with her four children.
For me life had been very hectic at work in last months after coming back from Singapore. At times I felt new heights of anxiety and pressure which i have not experienced yet. In way it was a good learning but I questioned myself do I have the material enough to get me to the of the leader. Well may be I am reading too many Harvard Business Reviews. I am really looking forward a great ending of this course now. Wish I could plan for our next vacation; since March when we did not went out Bangalore together. I am already dreaming for Andaman
I am counting my days for the upcoming camping trip that I am supposed to take on 1st week of October. I got all my camping grear out of various boxes which have not seen any action in last 5 years after I left Sunny California.
Pamela has kept Aarush's picture website update. She is really great as she always updates that twice a weeks as soon she gets her chance to sit down with computer. But really at times I feel this blog space is not getting enough updates it should get. Wish we both could do the same with the blog; I should write soon after coming back from the camping trip.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 06, 2009
I ensured to share the same feedback to SIA website and hope for the better service next time.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
In recent time, there is no post in our blog. Few days back, newspaper mentioned popular blogs are drying as "twitter or facebook" becomes popular ways to communicate with readers. Many bloggers started to update about themselves in social-site or micro-blogging using SMS and original blog surffers. For us nothing as such happened; we just got super busy from busy.
We were very happy that my younger brother and his wife took the pain to come over to Bangalore (10-13th July). Though it was just for 3 days out of their hectic one month annual India trip. Day they returned to Calcutta they had flight in the night to California. It was fun for very short span and I had classes whole week and even on Saturday. Pamela took them around to Commercial street and Garuda Mall. Was able to spend Sunday with them; we went to Richies at Frazer town. Well this place is not a great if you are looking for ambience and cleanliness. But the kebab are mouth watering and price is very reasonable. We have been there twice already; each time we go there its just for food and keep our eyes on plate only.
The day I dropped them at Airport ; reached office and realized my turn is coming to travel. I will be going to Singapore for a week on business trip(26-31st).
Now need to clear out all those tiny bits of to-do’s which had been procastinated for a while. To top up this I am having classes every Saturday @ IIM. This mean more subjects, exams and more preparations.
At work things are really crazy at times now I can relate "Organizational Structure" and "Organizational Behaviour". If you are like me do not get puzzled by these terminology. Before attending the B-school I didn't knew them either but had practised through experience. The first one deals with organization at large and how it behaves through change at difficult or good times. The second one is focused on each individual and groups (formal and informal) within the organization. No one can escape these at professional front but knowing these theories is definite plus.
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Aarush having nice time in green patch of IIM Bangalore Campus. Color of ball and his T-shirt coincidently matched and isn't that look nice on green background? I took Pamela and Aarush to show them the southern part of Bangalore which I am visiting quite often this year on academic purpose. A great place to escape from routine life and bring back memories of ... "Purani Jeans Aur Guitar..." days.
For those who are not familiar with this song it is sung by Ali Haider.
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This is our great grand escape plan
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
During April and May Aarush and Pamela went to Swimming pool almost daily for a few weeks. Every day around 10:30 or so he would make his best effort to get his swimming gear and would ask us to put it for him. But after few weeks we had to stop as we realized his cough was not getting cured and he got lots of sun tan. And now after the operation he is out of scope for any water sports for next one year.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Good breakfast, a gentle walk, lots of rest followed by lunch more rest another stroll in the evening then Dinner -- lots more rest, A blissful weekend.