Sunday, July 26, 2015

Toast Masters Club at Indiranagar Pride- Rotary Club-Bangalore

My friend Kirti invited me to attend the toastmasters club at Indiranagar which is conducted at Rotary club every Sunday between 5 pm to 6-30 pm.  One should be there at 4-45 pm to make full advantage of the session which helps in improving communication skills.
He was the first speaker in the ice breaker contest and was I spell bound with his speech.  I was very much surprised to see Kirti's oratory skills, wherein he did not make a single mistake of any "aah" or gap filling words like "you know", "I mean" etc.

Per his request, I recorded his entire speech on his iPhone6 while simultaneously taking a snap or video on my MotoE phone.  After his speech, there was a speech on "Hapiness" by one Vishal and a story telling by one of the VPs. Kirti's topic was nuggets from his lifetime, wherein he elaborated on his having changed 10 schools in  years and captivated the audience with anecdotes.  Below is the photo of Kirti chatting with the Divisional head of the Toastmaster's club Mr. Chandramouli.


Mr.Chandramouli had been associated with the TM club from past 10 years

Selecting tiles for kitchen and bathrooms- Mysore



Per the request of the contractor, I went with my family to Mysore for selecting the tiles for the kitchen and bathrooms on July 25, 2015.
We parked our car at Bangalore City Railway Station (Parking charges Rs.20/- per hour)






 We reached Mysore Railway Station at 9-45 am. Below is the cauvery river flowing at Srirangapatnam
Below is the photo of the house entrance with the conch and discus painted by my family
a few pics of my daughter posing on top of the house


 This is narasimha avatar

We selected some dolphins and flower tiles for the bathrooms, while some coffee cups tiles for the kitchen.

Mercedes Benz A Class

Gosh. The craze for driving a merc is universal.  Whomever I interact always wants to be steering around a merc with their hands. Don't know how much happiness one gets by driving a merc.  Let me try it next weekend for I have booked an A class for a team outing from office next weekend.

As a snippet, http://www.google.com/friendconnect/user/overview is  the place where one can unfollow any blog.

Coming back to the topic of a merc (last month I came to know at office that Mercedes Benz cars are called "MERC" pronounced as merk.  I had booked a merc last month for an official purpose but had to cancel it at the last minute), people began asking me if I had driven the merc at every meeting after the previous cancellation. So I am gonna write a big blog about will you be really happy behind the wheels of a merc shortly. Till then, let me trace the antecedents of an A class.

I am not gonna bring out all the technical details of A class from Wikipedia - it can just be summed up to say,  A class gives ultimate protection to the inmates if any crash happens. I am not gonna drive like crazy, so no comments on the crash part on Bangalore roads. Below are some details from Zoomcar which says that the car is equipped with rear wheel drive and automatic transmission. There is no mention if the car is a 3 door or 5 door hatchback. It seats 5 people, though I may be the only occupant. I am afraid to take my wife and kid as they think that I am wasting money on a merc though I own a car at home ;(