Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Travelling In BMTC in Bangalore

I travel By BMTC daily to office. its like a journey for me which takes 1 and half hour with 2-3 kms of walking.somedays I will curse myself for not taking a bike, but somedays I will feel thankful of not being on two-wheeler but inside the bus,trying to sleep.

I used to boast about how bangalore is good city because of the transport services especially buses. its true to some extent but it has become a tiresome journey these days with foul mouthed conductors,fighting fellow passengers, men looking over your cleavage and the EVER increasing fare of tickets. I really dont get why every 3 months there will be a rise in tickets.public transport is supposed to be easy on pocket for middle class and lower class people. if 3 people are traveling together,its better to go by auto than take 3 tickets in bus.its that costly and its increasing day by day.

It saddens me thinking how poor people manage with this cost.just two years back the cost of monthly pass was 725 approx. and day pass was 40 rs. today the monthly pass is 1050 and day pass is 70 rs.this is around 75% increase which is an alarming rate. the auto waalas take the advantage of this situation and charge whatever it comes from their mouth for going small distances too.

On top of this ,there are instances when the conductor doesnt gives you 1r change for a 9 rs fare.he expects us to have the 9 rs coin or leave the 1 r. in that case every 10th day he should allow us to travel free of cost since we have already paid him 9 rs for that day. if we ask all we hear is "madam change illa ,yen madli".

I have also encountered on most cases,buses taking a different route and skipping stops just to avoid traffic and reach early to last stop.this affects me most of the time since my stop comes before Majestic and its an important stop but it get skipped by bus drivers to avoid a longer route and traffic.even though the bus stop name appears on the screen, that path is not traversed.I have had so many fights for the same with the driver and conductors but I think it just falls on deaf ears.

Then there are perverts and constantly staring men who will stand close to you( if by bad luck you get the last ladies seat) just have a peek-a-boo at your cleavage and sudden touches which will completely feel like it was by mistake.

I have now become an expert in catching buses and getting a seat on time.I know how to disappoint the perverts and also dealing with conductors.But I also make sure an old lady or a woman with child always gets a seat.

All in all,I dont like much to travel in bus but on a rainy day or hectic day at office, I would prefer inside the bus than outside it cursing the traffic.

Friday, July 18, 2014

SAW series 1-6

I loved the franchise and I remember seeing all of them in one go back to back in my engineering Hostel.

I liked the way the victims were killed and to see how far people go inorder to save themselves or their loved ones.
The franchise revolves around the fictional character of John Kramer, also called the "Jigsaw Killer" or simply "Jigsaw". He was introduced briefly in Saw and developed in more detail in Saw II. Rather than killing his victims outright, Jigsaw traps them in situations that he calls "tests" or "games" to test their will to live through physical or psychological torture. Despite the fact that John was murdered in Saw III, the films continue to focus on the posthumous influence of the Jigsaw Killer and his apprentices by exploring his character via flashbacks.

The USB of the story is as per me the innovative ways to kill the victims . Be it the the machine that twist each arm and legs of the person attached to it to an extent you can see the bones and flesh coming out to the jaw stretching machine . all the ways were quite scary and actually lived up to my expectations of gory.

A must watch for all who love to get scared and want to see nightmares.. :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Little Italy

I was so desperate to go to this place.My brother had praised this place a lot and I had read great reviews about it.
the day came when I finally went to the place.I was expecting the prices to be high but being a little "kanjoos" about spending more on food and transport, I thought of trying the buffet, by which I can get to taste all kind of Italian food.
The welcome drink was a choice between musambi  and cheeko flavored some kind of drink.not so bad but no WOW factor
then came the starters, tacos, small garlic breads with different flavors, then our famous papdi with italian toppings and cheese spinach balls.kuch khas nhi..
soup was water with green leaves..
I was starting to get bored with the taste already and was thinking how much I could have eaten with good taste with 560 rs .but it was not the end of food torture. the main course was left.

Pizza was good.but everything else was full of cheese and no taste at all.I was praying for it to get over.
by the time I came out ,all I wanted to eat was some chatpate golgappe or masala puri.

after this , I realized that The food was good,just that Italian cuisine did not go well with me.the taste did not quite excite me. I am a proper chat and all masala lover and dont quite like cheese and the gooey things.chalo kuch to seekh mili..