Thursday, November 24, 2016

National Day!

Hi friends!

Its been a while since I have been here and shared something with you guys.

And I am back!

Currently I am living in Sultanate of Oman and recently there were celebrations for their National Day here on 18th November. Believe me friends, it was like the new year or a Diwali in India.

People even wear clothes that are made with the colours of the national flags here. Every year it’s a great celebration here and people o celebrate it like anything. They even wear clothes in the national flag colours and the vehicles are decorated with the national flag colours. I have been to a shopping mall and saw a live performance. A glimpse of it has been added here for your eyes.

I am sure that we are proud that we are Indians. At the same time, how and how much we celebrate the feeling? I just had a big question.

Please understand or should I say realise that it means a lot to us. Its beyond chocolates, beyond patriotic movies, beyond some speeches by our leaders and beyond HOLIDAYS!

It might sound a little emotional but remember, emotions make our life lively and not just the materialistic things around us.

I would love to celebrate those two days! How about you?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Can you?

h friends,

It's been a while since I wrote something on this blog.

I thought this is a good subject to break the no blogging tenure.

We all know that the greeneries are getting destroyed for several reasons (almost every other reason is focused towards money). But do we think about helping mother nature?

It is a humble request from me to you all.

Please try to plant one tree in your life time. If every one who reads this blog does it, that itself can bring a sizeable amount of greeneries in this world.

Please spread the message if you could.

Thank you friends!!!

Let us enjoy the nature around us and pass on the same to the next generation.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


It was a Saturday work and I have to stay even after the lunch break since the work was taking too much time. And I did not want to eat the regular stuff which I eat every time I eat outside. So I thought of taking a walk to find some new place and I found a banner saying “Katti Kabab Company”. Just went inside.
That is where the surprise was. That is the first place I have seen for a typical Bengali food. The sticker on the door said, “Rolls from Kolkatta

”. It’s a simple place with some long cushion seats. The place is much cleaner and it actually not like a regular food joint we are used to. No cluttered tables and chairs where you will be wondering way to reach the last table (if you have to). It was a different feel all together and that excited me.

Since I am a vegetarian, I have ordered a Panner roll and my friend ordered a chicken roll. It was made fresh in the kitchen for us. I asked the person on the bill counter whether I can see the kitchen. He was very much open and he allowed us.

The kitchen was very neat and the food was made fresh. I am actually tired of the food which was made and just warmed up before its delivered. This gave a great freshness and the eagerness to eat. And another good thing is they have different Tava and different grilling for both veg and non-veg.  They are completely separate preparations and that gave me a peace of my mind because I am very particular that my food is actually vegetarian and not a veg made with non-veg cooked vessel.
The food is so yummy and filling. I still get watering when I recollect the lemon flavor in the masala. Usually we don’t get it in the food except the Punjabi food where the lemon is given separately. A slight dash of lemon and chat masala was making the food so good and I happened to order the second one. This time I asked for a wheat wrap instead of maida wrap.

At this place I should tell you guys on the price part. They are very much wallet friendly. Two can finish their quick bites for just Rs. 250/-. Also they deliver in the nearby places if the bill is more than Rs.350/-. (approximately just 3 rolls).

I felt that it’s the place for authentic Bengali katti rolls. In Chennai I have not seen a place where I can get a Katti roll with an authentic Bengali taste.

This place is a must visit. It’s not just a roll like a Frankie. Its an enjoyment of Indian food in a modern form.
I came out with a happiness filled both in the stomach and the heart!!!

Katti Kabab Company! A nice experience after a long time.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Photography contest

My first photography contest. Vote for the image if you think its worth.
Check out the link below.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Communication on a coffee evening!

Hi all,
Two days back I was having samosas in the restaurant nearby our office. (Its the same old and famous canteen which is there in Sakthi Towers for years together). When I was coming out I was paying cash and suddenly wanted to have a toffee! It was not a famous brand and even I was reading the name for the first time. At the same time it just grabbed my attention through the packaging design. (As a man from advertising fraternity, it is quite usual but not for a common man. So he was starring at me)

The toffee is a coffee flavoured confectionery and they have done a very much interesting packaging design. Its a pillow pouch but the art involved was just amazing. It was classy coffee beans in the front and as the background, they have taken the wonders of the world like Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, etc with the dark coffee feel. I thought I should share the design with you all!

We come across different brands who spend a lot on branding and advertising but they dont get into the detailing like this and see how they can position themselves. But this company made their mark in the packaging itself. I am sure that they will have a good taste of communication if they decide to advertising.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Its time to think

It’s been quite sometime since I wrote the last blog. And I was thinking how mechanical we have become and we revolve around one single thing, ‘money’.

There are so many people say that they don’t go behind money. That means either they don’t want to take risk or don’t want to go further to earn more or else they are really happy with what they get.

From the childhood we are habituated to go behind money. We are getting into the schooling and trying to improve our habits which will show us really polished and we are trying to utilize all our talents and resources to get more money.

When we reach out to the completion of secondary school we start thinking about ‘career’. Apparently most of the times it is not something that we were passionate about but something that has better employment opportunities. When we choose the courses with better employment opportunities there the mechanical life starts.

We all know that the world is getting more competitive. Hence we are pushed to do more than what we do at each level. So we start slogging out on the earning opportunities. And we are ready to sacrifice few things that are really closer to our hearts.

The reality is we are doing so much to earn more money and live happy. But we completely forget that we loose so many things that can make us happy and at the end of it we have money but not able to enjoy the life as we wanted to.

We live a long life, earn so much and do so many achievements. But we should admit the fact that not all of us are living the life as we wanted. We are in the race with time and money and we forget that the life will never wait for us and it will move on its own pace.

We need to admit the fact that money is the most important aspect in our life. Some traditional philosophies might say that it’s a small part of out life but believe me friends. It’s the heart of our life. It’s too small in size but too much powerful and does all the tricks it can to keep us moving.

For our livelihood we require money in each and every stage. I remember the days when I used to travel for 75 paise for which I am paying 9 rupees now in 10 years.

Right from the early morning till the time we sleep, even when we sleep, we are in need of money.

But let us think about this my friends!
When we live, we work. We spend so much of time in earning money to make ourselves happy but we forget that we loose all our time and energy in getting that money and not able to feel the real happiness!

I would like to have your opinions on it!