April 28th, 2014


Semma kadi (PJ's in Tamil)

Untranslatable...so I am just leaving them as is.

Nama adicha athu mottai,
Athuva vilundha athu sottai!

'Dye' na mandayila podurathu,
'Die' na mandaya podurathu

Thannikulla kappal pona jolly...
Kappalkulla thanni pona gali...
elephant mela namma ukandha savari
elephant namma mela okandha oppari!!!!

Running racela kaal evalavu vegama odinaalum, !
Pri​z​e kaikuthaan kedaikkum!!

Sodava fridgela vacha cooling soda aagum, Athukkaaga atha washing
machinela vac​​ha washing soda aagumaa!!

kovil maniya namma adicha saththam varum...
aana kovil mani nammala adicha raththam than varum....

South India-la Narthangai kidaikkum.
Aaana, North India-la Southangai kidaikuma?

Pant Pottu Muttipoda mudiyum aanaaa
muttipottu pant poda mudiyumaa...........

Today's punch:
Thanneera Thanninnu sollalaam
Panneera panninnu solla mudiyuma?

Hatworks Boulevard, Cunningham Road, Bangalore, 140414

Since my friend Uma is shortly to relocate, we decided to meet up and do some gallivanting as well, and almost at random, wound up at

Hatworks Boulevard

Here's the bungalow, with a vintage car to go with it (it's a Morris Minor):


Imagine the innocence of the days when that was the height of a surrounding wall!

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Beauty often resides in the warmth of the smile.


All of us had a great time wandering through the old building, and came back to the present with some yummy street food...a great evening, spent with some great friends.

For more photos of the evening, including the first school for "native" women in Bangalore,

click here