Navratri 2016

Normally, I blog about Navratri each year and list places of Garba in Bangalore.
So, for 2016, places are:

  • Indiranagar (1-10 Oct) at Brigade MLR Convention Centre, Besides Mahadverapura Fire Station Lane, Beside Decathlon, ITPL Main Road
  • Koramanagala (1-10 Oct) at Chamundeshwari Temple, Adugodi Police Quarters
  • Jayanagar (1-11 Oct) at Star Convention Center, Opp Brigade Milennuim, J P Nagar 7th Phase
  • Palace Ground (1-11 Oct) at Nalapad Pavilion by Sri Gujarati Vaishnav Samaj, Palace Ground (Gate No 5), Bellary Road, Near Mekhri Circle
  • Palace Ground (6-10 Oct) at Gayatri Vihar, Palace Ground, Bellary Road, Near Mekhri Circle
  • Hulimavu (1-10 Oct) at Sri Shirdi Saibaba Temple, AECS Magnolia Maruti Public School, Shantiniketan Layout, Behind Hulimavu Gate
  • Vasantnagar (1-11 Oct) at Sardar Patel Bhawan, Millers Tank Bund Road, Vasantnagar (Behind Mavaveer Jain Hospital)

Wish you all Happy Navratri !

Mumbai & Life

Recently I visited Mumbai for couple of days and found value of life at different level. In last one year, I have been in Bangalore, Singapore, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Here are few observation:

  • It’s easy to get decent budget accommodation with breakfast in Singapore than Mumbai !
  • Traveling in Mumbai Local train is kind of must to stay in time-line and budget.
  • Mumbai’s Bandra Worli Sea Link is quite useful piece of infrastructure but it’s simple 5.6 km long bridge
    • With 60 Rs toll
    • Two-wheeler, auto & cycle not allowed
    • Has narrow entry/exit at Worli side

Diwali in Bangalore

Happy Diwali
Saal Mubarak

I’m residing in Bangalore for more than 7 years but first time I spend Diwali time in Bangalore. Few things, I observed:

  • Most office had one or max two days off, but plenty of people were on leave.
  • At lot of locations, people were firing crackers on street. Few places, apartment residence were also firing cracker on street instant of inside campus.
  • Since lot of Bangalorean keep dog as pet, dogs had hard time dealing with firework, which was visible.

Bharat Bandh !

Yesterday, India witness another Bharat Bandh ! It is quite sad such ‘bandh’ still happens in India. Direct & indirect impact of such strike are huge, productivity loose, business loose, opportunity loose …
Let’s hope we don’t have to witness such strikes soon.


Yesterday, Singapore completed 50 years of independence.

Congratulations Singapore ! What you have done in 50 years is quite remarkable !


Last month, I was fortunate to visit Singapore and stay for 11 days. I visit more or less each corner of Singapore during my stay, right from Changi Chapel and Museum, East Cost Park, Marina Bay, NUS, NTU, Pioneer and many other places. Some of things I experience during my stay in Singapore are ease of local transport, focus on public (and even private) garden and free culture.

Some snaps:

Singapore - July 2015

My primary purpose of visit was Makerfaire SG, my first MakerFaire ! It was completely different kind experience. I’m looking forward to Mini Makerfaire Bangalore.