All young women near my office, a major IT/college corridor walk on the pavement with faces fully covered by thin cloth, with eyes looking down. Well that is the only way they can protect their faces from dust and yet read their mobile! It is silica everywhere in sillyconCity! #sillyconCity (171)
Have you ever thought that it is a blessing to see the morning sun streaming through the leaves? Have you wondered who had to go into the sunset for ensuring this for us?
Near my house is a park named after Major Sylvester Rakesh Ratnam, a resident of my area who was martyred in Operation Parakram in 2002. When I walk in this small park and see the beautiful shaft of light in the morning, with the bust of his in the centre of park, I can only think of how the young lad walked into the sunset to ensure that we citizens see the daylight. A humble tribute to soldier and his mother as ‘A tribute -“A shaft of light”’
An ordinary evening walk in the neighbourhood turns extraordinary as you soak in the moment merging with everything around you.
A drunken man with a dangling beedi staggers across a busy road. A disabled man in a wheelchair carefully navigates the same busy road. A young kid helps her mother with a young baby cross the road. A dog darts rapidly to the other side. The motor biker from wrong side rapidly cuts into the right side. The car honks and the bus blares. I just watch the fun, while riding the cycle. Crossings in…
As he took a deep drag on his third cigarette for the day, he tapped his fitness watch and figured that he was done with 6000 steps. “Just two smoke breaks and I will meet my fitness goal of 10000 steps” he said. Jeez, fitness is smokin’ in the sillycon city. #sillyconCity (#147)
The soft breeze of a cool morning rustles the leaves of a majestic old tree letting the sun rays through, to warm the dog lazing on the road. Oh, a charming lazy quietness, just peace. The Bangalore of yesteryears magically pops during my early morning walk in neighbourhood only to become sillycon as I turn into the main road. #sillyconCity (#146)
Post a sumptuous breakfast of Butter Masala Dosa and Ghee Kesari Bath after a 45 min brisk walk and 30 minutes of exercises he complained:“Yennu weight loss illa Saar, yee workout ella wastu”(No weight loss happening at all, all these workouts are a waste.) sillycon maya at Namma Bengaluru. #sillyconCity (#144)
The granite slabs on pavements installed aeons ago were systematically changed to concrete ones. After a few months they crack, only to be replaced in the next year’s budget. Isn’t wonderful how we stimulate growth? Replace good stuff with shoddy ones that require continual maintenance. Fix what is unbroken, ignore what is broken. sillycon city it is. #sillyconCity (#140)
Theirs was a movie-style romance. Both of them were watching movies while walking on the road. They bumped into each other and his head went over her heels. Google recorded this happy moment and now they walk in the same direction hand-in-hand with the other holding the mobile. A pedestrian love story in the sillycon city. #sillyconCity (#99)
Have you noticed that the young women in Bangalore have become very coy and demure by covering their face completely? Much more than a simple pallu. Well, they don’t want sand-tan. Life in the sillycon city. #sillyconCity (#38)