Friday, August 31, 2012


Rainbow - appearance of rainbow this evening projected a feeling that even nature is enjoying the festival season

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sai Bhajans by Sri Eradi brothers_1

Sai bhajans by Sri Eradi brothers (Krishnadas Eradi) For bhajans you may please contact him on 00 91 900 84 55 455 or email (from Bhajans held at Ashraya School, Bangalore)

For residents of Kadugodi - the way to bus stand is still down and under

It is a very sad scene each time I pass by this major point of Whitefield. The railway crossing connecting Kadugodi population and the Bus stand is causing lot of difficulties for all. At any given time there will be a goods train waiting, with endless carriages, waiting for signal. It makes life difficult for all age a difficult process to cross over. It is extremely difficult in the morning as one rush to the bus stand to reach office or school. Children and aged have to squeeze down or walk all the way till the end and then cross over. At night time, there is absolutely no light making it all the more difficult.

Like the endless carriages parked, the story continues for Kadugodi residents...... 

Authorities have so far kept a golden silence on the issue of providing an easy passage for the users of the bus station or even the railway station. It is one of the major traffic point connecting residents from various point of Kadugodi and nearby villages and residential areas to the city. 

Who cares, if common man suffers? The city is one of the highest tax collecting and revenue generating in India. But, when it comes to necessary infrastructure, it is way behind...

Authorities, please consider the difficulties of Kadugodi residents.... At least, please show kindness to instruct the Railway authorities and the Engine drivers to park the trains before the railway gate, if the possibility of building a bridge is an impossible task by you.

Ramesh Menon
30 August 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A divine day with children of Sai Ashrayadham, Kadugodi, Bangalore - 15th August 2012

Wednesday, 15th August 2012, was indeed a divine day for us. An unexpected and unplanned opportunity to be with the children of Sai Ashrayadham, Kadugodi, Bangalore. We were delighted to be with them and serve them lunch and see their innocent and pure mind blossom with beautiful smile on their faces. And there was a winner too. Toshib, came back from school with several prizes for his overall talents.

All children and about 70 attenders of patients undergoing various treatment at Sai Baba Hospital had a sumptuous feast after a small session of bhajan and activities on this auspicious day.

Our Sincere thanks to Sri Vipin and family Dubai for sponsoring the feast for children on Independence day 2012.

On Saturdays an after study session is conducted to assist these children in Computer, Mathematics and English. 

Anyone interested to join and give the volunteers a helping hand may contact us on the details mentioned e Nidhi SREE NIDHI .

To contact Sai Ashrayadham directly, you may please call Mr. A P N Sharma – Ph 09845024039


Mr. Vaidyanathan – Ph. 09880109400

Those who are interested to participate may also revert to me by email (

Venue: Every Saturday between 2 pm and 4 pm at Sai Ashrayadham, Near Belthur Bus Stop, Kadugodi Post, Bangalore 560067.Ph 09845024039 (Contact Shri A P N Sharma).

Saturday, August 4, 2012

'Abandoned' Cars gather dust at Abu Dhabi airport

ABU DHABI // Scores of luxury cars and sports utility vehicles are gathering dust in the short-term car park at Abu Dhabi airport.

According to the airport's website, vehicles should be left there for no more than three days. And few would choose to with parking costing Dh240 a day.

But many of the cars have clearly been there for months - long enough for tyres to go flat and windows to become caked with sand and salt.

Beneath the grime, the marques are a checklist of luxury - BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, a Chevrolet Camaro S5 and a Jaguar XK8.

Also accumulating dust are sport utility vehicles such as a Nissan Prado, a Ford Escape, a Ford Edge and a Chevrolet Avalanche.

Others include a Kia Optima, Kia Rio, Honda Civic, Honda City, Nissan Altima and Nissan Tiida, Mazda 3, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, and a Peugeot 207.

"I've seen a few cars here that are covered with dust," said MT Hassan, a Sudanese public relations officer.

"Maybe some of the owners will return, while others may have already left the country. We really don't know."

Ramesh Menon, 45, a technical officer at an Abu Dhabi government company, suspects the latter.

He visited the airport in mid-July. When he returned this week, the same cars remained parked.

"If there is a genuine owner who has parked there by mistake, he or she will claim it," Mr Menon said. "If it is deliberate, the car should be auctioned off to the public."

The flat tyres are a giveaway, he added. "Abu Dhabi airport has tight security measures. I don't think someone will go to the car park and puncture the tyres."

As on dirty cars everywhere, passers-by have inscribed messages in the dust. Some, including a black Ford Edge Sport and a white Honda Civic, bear the time-honoured "clean me", while the rear windscreen of a blue-green Hyundai Tucson claims its owner has "gone fishing".

A check on some of the number plates through the police website reveals the cars have a number of traffic and Salik fines.

One, a black Jaguar XK8 with Abu Dhabi plates, has accumulated Dh1,350 in fines - two for speeding in Abu Dhabi in June and July, and another for speeding in Dubai in May.

A grey Nissan Altima with Abu Dhabi plates had five Dubai police fines totalling Dh3,100 between December 2010 and April 2011.

A green BMW saloon, also with Abu Dhabi plates, had two Dubai fines from October 2009, and another from April 2010, totalling Dh1,900. A Kia Optima had a Dh100 fine from Oman, while a Kia Rio racked up nine Salik fines, totalling Dh450, between November 2009 and February 2010. Both cars have Dubai plates.

"The authorities should now consider removing them to allow other cars to park in this area meant for short-term parking," Mr Menon said. "These cars are eating up a lot of space and it gives a bad image to the city."
A spokesperson for the Abu Dhabi Airports Company yesterday declined to comment.

Several cars sit covered in dust, seemingly abandoned at the Abu Dhabi Airport short-term parking lot as seen on Wednesday afternoon, August 1, 2012. Silvia Razgova / The National

To read it in original, please visit THE NATIONAL online

Friday, August 3, 2012

Beauty of Bur Dubai Bus Stand

Beauty of Bur Dubai Bus Station - It depicts the real life that happens in Dubai on a Friday. The crowd from different cities forms the nations face of expats and locals and find it the most favorable choice of transport to move from point to point, irrespective of whether they are affluent or not.

An elephant's eye view

An elephant's eye view. Looking at it closely, I could derive on many management principles of silence whenever and wherever required and a vociferous approach at times of extreme intensity. Lot to learn from the caparisoned elephants, who are are paraded at temple festivals in Kerala.

Photo Speaks - Sound of Post

Sound of Post - Remembering the olden days, when we used to wait for the odd letters to arrive by post, the sound at the postal desk back home, where the van deliver a bag full of letters and the postal clerk sort it and stamp each one of it with a heavy thud at his ink filled desk, as we children wait for the news to collect it before the postman delivers it home by walk. The stock of envelopes and stamps - a few still remain, even though now, I never use. The stamps, the letters, the postal mail - the feeling of reading a hand written letter, wonder the new generation ever experienced it !