Bangalore Darshinis are a class apart. They provide very affordable, clean, accessible food throughout the day. I have not seen this in many other cities. Most of the darshinis have the same or somewhat similar menu. They all have idli, vada (vada), dose(dosa), and coffee. So I figured to see if the city is affordable, the measure of these would be a good indicator, like an IDVC Index. Latte Index somewhat inspires me.
Last weekend I was in Chennai for Paradox2022, the first offline student festival for IITM BSc Students. I have been teaching MAD01 and MAD02 since 2020 for BSc students personally; it’s been a great experience. But I never got to meet any of them in person, so I thought it would be an excellent chance to meet them. With the bonus of seeing more than a hundred students getting their diplomas.
I met Uthara during my sabbatical break in 2010. We instantly became friends, and today we are more of siblings than friends. I have been working with her in one form since then. In 2012, she started BuzzWomen. An idea in 2012, it’s a decade old and is a movement.
I was in Mumbai for work. Since Anju was with me, we spent a couple of evenings eating, walking around, and buying books.
All credit to my curiosity in radio should go to RadioCity. As far as I know, it was the first private FM and started its first station in Bangalore. It used to broadcast 91.0 MHz (now 91.1). There was nothing like that in 2001. I went to national market and got myself a cheap pocket radio. It still works. I have been curious about radios since then.