PubHOP after years


Those were times where Bangalore is known for its Climate, Garden, Pretty girls and the last one for its pubs… During my college days we use to travel to Bangalore just for Pub Hopping and the crazy thing is I was a teetotaller then…. We start from NASA and hop thru all the pubs at Residency, Brigade and MG Road…

But now I’m not longer a teetotaller and I’ve never thought of hopping pubs :)… We first went to a pub named DownTOWN at Residency Road… Those days this pub was one of our favourites… But this time around its standards have fallen drastically…

We didn’t like the place at all and we decided to move to some other pub and that is when I thou of hopping…. We went to couple of pubs and there was not much fun other than getting nostalgia and an opportunity to compare prices…

IBCD Generation


We all have heard about ABCD (American Born Confused Desis)… But offlate I see a lot of IBCD (Indian Born Confused Desis) including me. Yep i think we are in a generation where we are caught between Indian family values and the western culture which is getting embedded into our lifestyle.

Discos, Pub-culture, Private Parties, Western wear, Group outings et more have all started to become of lifestyle in this decade. Youths of this generation have been exposed to this new found entertainment and this has made them totally confused in balancing their new generation lifestyle with the indian family lifestyle.

This has posted a new challenge to this new generation when it comes to finding their match. This NG has been blessed with the opportunity to network, get acquainted, develop friendship, extend it to LOVE. But here comes the problem;

  • First they have too much options as they meet more people and they endup meeting a couple of people sharing common thoughts or people whom they have longed to form a relationship.
  • Second is to align their romantic life with the Family culture.

Most of my friends lack a lot of clarity while deciding their limits. They end up quarreling while deciding to draw their boundaries. Because of availability of options to form new relationships they end up breaking for small & silly quarrels. This has left a lot of people having strained relationship and made them a confused folk who are very poor in making decision.

One main reason for all this is because of getting raised in a Value System and suddenly jumping into a lifestyle which we were always told is not good or not a part of our life style. It is high time that our education system takes note of this new problem among Indian youth and start addressing the issue. Also there must be awareness programs / camps on the subject.

Until then I don’t see any respite as we are getting more western with our SKIN & stay Indian with our flesh. So, the sad part is when we peel the skin it pains, of we remove the flesh we die.

So we are all living a life by peeling our skin and accepting the trauma of pain to avoid death.

Muthu’s Birthday 2010


Yesterday was Mr.Muthu Kumar’s birthday and he invited us for a treat in Zara Tapas Pub. I was startled for two reason;

  • One is Muthu inviting us for a treat.
  • Second is Muthu inviting us to an expensive pub for treat.

It all happened in a flash as i called Vicky to check if today is muthu’s birthday as i just got an alert from Facebook. By the time there were at Zaras. Since i was in office i reached the place in 10 min. As usual i was without shoes and was not allowed an entry and since it was a birthday invite they gave me a stinking old shoe to maintain their dress code policy.

Since i had my dinner Muthu was spared. I just settled for a Mango juice and as usual Muthu was at his peak in cracking jokes. Madhu and Lakshmi were discussing something which none of us were able to hear.

Then i exploited Muthu by telling him i had a gift for him in my car and made him crazy. None of the folks carried a camera to document the memorable day. Fortunately they had invited me and i immediately went down to my car to pick my camera.

Then we had some photo session & then happened the cake cutting ceremony. Sadly the DJ was a dumb guy who didn’t have a Birthday Song not a Mike to announce the Birthday Wish also he played all old and boring songs.

Now comes the important past. We got the bill and for the first time i saw Muthu taking the responsibility to pay the bill. So we didn’t want to miss the opportunity and we shot snaps of the bill and Muthu placing his card and signing the counterfoil.

Then the important event where in i gifted the Birthday Boy and everyone joined hands to show that they have also contributed.

Over all it was a nice day and really enjoyed the evening. Once again we wish Muthu a Happy Birthday!!!