Monday, November 26

VEEks and THOMAS-review

     

        VEEKS and THOMAS in nungambakkam was the place that we had decided to meet up for the "Chennai BLOGGER Club's first aniv event.I was all exited to meet  my fellow friends,whom i had met at the ITC grand chola INDIBLOGGER MEET.After so much of confusion as to which station is closer to the venue, i got down in nungambakkam and took an auto. It is not really far from nungambakkam station as the auto fellow charged me 45 bucks(could have bargained more).


Veekes and Thomas is a pure Veg restaurant, a chain that has been quite successful in Bangalore,located in a posh yest quite and peaceful spot situated in a dead end lane of Nungambakkam off Haddows Road .


The restaurant is small and cozy with both indoor and outdoor seating areas. A perfect spot for a get-together and also for a simple date!!. the outdoor seating has very few chairs and seemed perfect for dinner, As it was lunch time we preferred to stay indoors.Nothing fancy about the interior, they've kept it simple.The decor adorns chairs and tables and few decorative photos.




we spent nearly an hour catching up, swapping stories, sharing work experiences and of course making new friends.:) :). It was nearly 2pm when we realized we were starving. ;).

chai glass
"Trattare per appassionati italiani"- will be a treat for people who love Italian food.

The first thing that caught our attention was the chai glass in which the water was served. Have never seen a chai glass used for water, and the twig of tulsi in the water jug!


To begin with the food,we ordered for the vegetable tempura with a honey and pepper glaze with a tamarind sauce was nice and crunchy.
For the main dishes, we ordered pasta and  risotto. All the dishes come with garlic bread.the garlic bread was soft and cheesy which was absolutely a delight. The risotto could have been better with more flavors.


vegetable tempura


risotto



The food was simple ,good and moderately priced. For the desert we ordered chikoo ice cream.. which was yummy. bliss.!:)


There is scope for improvement in the area of service. This place is definitely a must try at least once.

We lingered on for another 1 hr yakking and playing games before parting ways. It was one good happy lunch!


The Delirious Chennai bloggers
A great place to hang out with some lovely food at nominal prices.

Address:     #15/4 Haddows Lane

                     Haddows Rd Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034

                     Ph- 09710026669
                   
Timings:       12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Features:      free wi-fi, Pure vegetarian, Air conditioned.
URL:             http://veekesandthomas.com


Thursday, November 22

A-B(ware)!!!

This was a chain mail that i got recently about an Accident that happened  on 13th May 2012 in Pune.     

A housewife died due to burns sustained in the kitchen. Her husband too was hospitalized for injuries due to burns while trying to rescue his wife.

How did it happened?:- The gas stove was on and cooking under process.

The lady observed some cockroaches near the sink and grabbed a can of insect killer and sprayed it near the gas stove, which was on. There was an explosion and in no time the poor woman was covered in flames, sustaining 65% burns. Her husband rushed in, tried to douse the flames and his clothes too caught fire. The husband is still in hospital, in the burns ward, still unaware that his wife was declared dead on arrival.

Let us understand: - All insect killer sprays such as "Hit", "Mortein"

etc. have highly volatile and inflammable solvents. The atomized nano spray particles spread extremely rapidly and one spark is enough to ignite this explosive mixture with oxygen present in air.

Did the poor lady realize the hazard involved? Apparently not!

Please educate your family & Friends about this and spread the word around....


Wednesday, November 14

Things less Thought!!!

       We see so many people daily but only few people stay in our mind and their actions worth sharing.... This was one such incident that happened with me when i was travelling from Chennai to Rajmundry.


We were 10 of us in the train and the seats were scattered throughout the train so we were wandering here and there in search of our seats and few of us were in search of the TT so that we could all get accommodated at least in the same coupe.

After so much of begging and pleading with the fellow passengers we all got settled not in the same compartment but in two adjacent compartments.

It was early in the morning with the beautiful sun rise and the lush greeneries of the costal Andra... and the amazing Godavari river flowing with pride. When i was crossing the compartment i happened to hear a person asking his friend not to use the lavatory. Wondering why he was stopping the people from usig the lavatory the fellow passengers were asking if the rest room was not clean and if it should  be brought to the notice of the railway officials..

calmly that man replied.. as the train was passing over the Godavari bridge... and the wastes from the rest room  would directly  fall in the water of the mighty river, which would be a pollution to the water. So he was waiting near the rest room to ask people not to use the urinals till the train crossed the mighty river.

The thought of this person was worth applauding. There are still people in this country who care about certain things that most of us don’t care or bother to do ,till a fine or a punishment is imposed on us.

So this was definitely a lesson to be learnt and worth sharing with everyone!!!



    

Friday, November 2

The Hidden World

     The Internet, the ipod,the ipad,mobile phones,Thousands of apps,xbox,bluetooth,FB.,and the list goes on. Gozmo lovers delight.If a techie or a gadget lover is made to sit with all the above said things, its heaven for that person.These gadgets, no doubt has connected us with people who are thousands of miles away,has made us to be in touch with our KG friends with whom we lost touch long ago.:),Made us Listen to music in the most sophesticated way,Made the gesture of touch the most powerful,Has shrunk the world to the size of the small icon that appears at the bottom of Internet Explorer window.These gadgets have become the Lifeline for todays generation and has made us  live in the virtual world.


As the saying goes., the World is a small village.. now it makes me wonder, village??? no only a street!!!

   We are connected with every one in every possible way.I just happened to know about a theory called six degree of separation from a friend of mine, and the curious nature in me made me to do a bit of study on what it is all about.