Sunday, May 28, 2006

Cabin Gets New Coat to Avoid Demolition!

From Our Special Correspondent,

According to reliable sources (me!) , the cabin at the Edge-of-Universe has been given an 'unprecendented' shade of freezing blue and raging red. It seems this sudden change in color was brought about as a pre-emptive measure against the impending demolition of this little structure by big bad burly builders who have no bussiness but to be on a crazy construction spree around the Edge-of-Universe. The painting seems to be an assertion that this place is still alive.

Apparently, the little cabin is not being spared of the real estate boom Edge-of-Universe is in the midst of, right now. A gravel road has been laid right up to about 10 feet from the doorstep of this little cabin (which actually, looks quite out of this world!). Cabin lovers around the world are scandalized by this new development and are woving to do everything they can to stop the demolition of the cabin, as soon as they find out where it actually exists. Some cabin lovers are speculating that they might also wait till the real estate bubble bursts after which the construction of concrete monsters might just stop coming up.

Our alert special correspondent, after the rain on saturday, expected a clear blue sky on sunday morning and went to the epicenter of this crisis to take some pictures. Our special correspondent in his own words: 'It's a cool place to hang out on a sunday morning, duuude!'

Now that we have already given you the news, it is now 'BROKEN' news. If we have more breaking news, watch this space! ;-)

[OK, seriously, this thing has been repainted. And the markings have been made for what looks like a building complex that might come up soon. It's days ARE numbered. :-( ]

Monday, May 22, 2006

The Bug

When I was about three, we had one in our neighbourhood and we used to call it 'kappe car' ('frog-car' in Kannada). This little car has stolen hearts the world over for a long time now. I was pleasantly surprised to find this Beetle parked outside my friend's apartment complex.

This car has a unique history involving Hitler and the renowned designer/engineer Porche... Among all car designs ever made so far, I feel this is the one which might never lose its 'cute quotient'.

The bug hath bitten me! :-)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Mysore Memories

I long to be here again, under the shade of the mango tree, on the granite steps, crows crowing overenthusiastically above, the swift waters rippling over the rocky river bed...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Behind the Scenes

...And for almost five minutes, he diligently wiped the dust off her glistening body with tender loving care before she could be ready for the shoot... :-))

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Sunday Morning

The beautiful lace curtains make patterns on the wooden cupboard.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Speed Demon

If I had a near-death experience, it could be riding pillion with my bike-crazy friend on his Karizma (the one above) at around 100kmph. The bike seems to pur silently even at these speeds and the loudest sound is that of the wind blasting by and the occassional 'swish' sound of a vehicle you just overtook, now quickly shrinking into the distance...

It is easy to see why he is addicted to it...