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Note: Though the procedure is common, this specific article is for owners of Team Enigma Apartments, Vinayak Nagar, Bangalore.

Prerequisite Documents Needed:
1. Khata Certificate, Extract Copy
2. Tax Return Receipt
3. Sale Deed Copy (All pages)
4. Recent Electricity Bill (They will take a duplicate and return this)
5. Indemnity Bond*
6. Agreement*
7. Form I – can be obtained from the concerned officer, Mrs. Lalitha – This for can be downloaded from KEB Transfer Form 1
Note: Please print both the pages back to back on a single A4 paper
8. No Objection Letter signed by the builder (Form IV)
9. Transfer Fees Receipt (Explained below)

* Both Indemnity Bond, Agreement & a file can be obtained from ‘Ali Electricals’ on the small gully adjacent to Vivek Nagar EB Office. One set per metre is required. One set will cost Rs. 265 (125+135+5)
To check availability please contact, Mr. Ali, M: +91 97318 88736

NOTE: Only the list of documents listed above is required. No other document, including Encumbrance Certificate etc. is required.


1. Please get all the above documents ready.
2. Form I, Indemnity Bond and Agreement has to be signed by both/all the owner (if there are more than one owner).
3. Get a chit from Mrs. Lalitha, the concerned officer @ Vivek Nagar EB office for the Transfer Fees (Rs.100) and pay it in the counter in the ground floor and get the receipt.
3. Submit all documents including the above receipt to Mrs. Lalitha. Follow her instructions. She will do everything that is required for getting this done.
4. Vivek Nagar EB office is closed on second Saturdays (the next one is on Mar 19th, 2011). Their lunch time is between 1:30 PM and 3 PM everyday.
5. Contact of Mrs. Lalitha is M: +91 99864 10643.
The indicative cost is around Rs. 1300 (inclusive of ‘all’ charges)#
# This cost might differ for other EB office
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>Contest Fever 1 – Steel Series – Contest of the Decade


As indicated in my response to my dearest friend Ram, I am starting this new series, to spread my contest fever……. Hope it spreads fast 🙂

I shall be sharing contests, giveaways, sweepstakes, samples giveaways etc. that are primarily open for India. Please ensure you go through the terms and conditions of each contest.
I am starting with Steel Series – Contest of the Decade.

They are celebrating their 10th Year Anniversary, this month with an awesome contest called as
“Steelseries Contest of The Decade” , where you can win Super Kool Prizes Including Surface,
Gaming Mouse, Keyboards, HeadPhones, Mouse Pads and Eye Gears.

Click on the link for more details… http://steelseries.com/10?code=bVTbK7Og
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>My First Win on a Online Giveaway


I recently started trying another shortcut to earn online ( either as money or gadgets or softwares etc…). Though most of these are primarily for US & Canada and a few, restricted to countries like India (export policy)…., I did happen to come across a hand full of them and did spend some time on it…..

Good news is, yesterday, I got my first win on one of the giveaways….. BitDefender AntiVirus Pro 2011 worth around $ 29.95 – a one year license…. Got the same and installed it on my personal system too…. It is brilliant…

I am planning to share such giveaway links here for the benefit of all……. So keep visiting….

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>Apply for Ration Card in Bangalore


I recently got my ration card done in Bangalore. So thought of sharing the procedure with you all….

I am assuming that you are a couple relocated to Bangalore after marriage.


1. First get both your name removed from any existing ration card(s). If you are from other state and the removal certificate is in the local language of that state (eg. Marati in Maharastra), please ensure that is translated by a notary to english in a legal document. If you don’t have any ration card previously, get a letter stating that you don’t have a ration card from the municipal office in your native place (the translation rule holds good, if this is also in your native language)

2. Find out the relevant Food & Civil Supplies office from the below list. If you are not sure, please call one of the phone numbers mentioned and check.

Karnataka Food & Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd offices:
Bangalore South:
No. 4, Opp To Rnr, 5th Mn Rd, Chamarajpet, Bangalore – 560018
Phone: +91-80-26613531
Bangalore East: (for Murugeshpalya/ Vinayak Nagar)

Corporation Bldg, Nr RBANMS College, St John’s Rd, Bangalore – 560042 (Near Commercial Street)
Phone: +91-80-25360750

Bangalore North:
No. 3, Nr Police Station, Vyalikaval Extension, 11th C Crs, Bangalore – 560003Phone: +91-80-23445702

No.101, Bellary Rd, Ganganagar, Bangalore – 560032Phone: +91-80-23332550
Bangalore Central:
Central Range Mohan Bldg, Opp Visveswaraiah Museum, Kasturba Rd, Bangalore – 560001
Phone: +91-80-22214431
Bangalore West:
No. 16/I, Vasanth Nagar, Miller Tank Bund Rd, Bangalore – 560052
Phone: +91-80-22260932, 22200660, 22260752, 22353423, 22096557
Commissioner’s office, Dept. of Food & Civil Supplies

No. 8, Sahakari Bldg, Nr Chandrika Hotel, Cunningham Rd, Bangalore – 560052
Phone: +91-80-22262187, 22267205, 22264062Email: bngfcs@kar.nic.in 

3. Visit this office and get an application form paying Rs.10. This form will be in Kannada. Use the enclosed translated form to fill the same. It can be filled in English though. (Leave all the untraslated part blank… they are not required.)
Translated Karnataka Ration Card Application Form
Note: (You can get the blank form from ahara website also, but they will not accept it….you can probably use it for a rough copy)

4. You will need the following documents for submission
     a. Residence Proof (Copy of Sale Deed, Rental Agreement, BSNL Landline Bill, property tax receipt etc.)
     b. Identity Proof (Copy & Original of Passport, Pan Card, Driving License etc.)
     c. Surrender Certificate or Letter from municipal office.

5. The officer there might ask you for purpose, say either for identity proof or gas connection. Remember to collect the counter foil from the officer, in which she will mention a tentative date for inspection. Now wait for the inspector to visit your house for inspection. (They came to my house on a Saturday, so they are that considerate & they were very straight forward and didnot ask for any bribe)

6. The inspector give you a date before leaving to collect your ration card. Ensure that you go on that date with all the family members whose name is to be included in the card (this is compulsary).

7. On the said date, visit the F&CS office and collect your application from the officer you gave it earlier, and then proceed to the computer room. Pay the fees of Rs.45 here for the card. The operator there fills in all your details and asks you to verify it once, and then same is translated to Kannada also. Now another person takes the photo of all the family members one by one and take a thumb impression and records them in a computer.

8. Thats it. Now they print your ration card and laminate the same and give it to you.

The entire process took a little less than a month.

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>Mouli’s Annapoorani – Thanjavur Taste in Bangalore – Restaurant Review


Good News to all foodies out there in Bangalore!!!!! Particularly veggies!!!! and more particularly for thanjavur fanatics (like us)….. we have atlast found a best place to literally fall back on…..

Annapoorani Restaurant in Cambridge Layout…. I have included a small map, to guide you to the place, at the end of the article……

A decently spacious hall, with tables spread across, very soft classical music, nice waiting space, over all very good ambience, pleasant and courteous waiters, a nice cashier mama (definitely resembling one of your maternal uncle…. 🙂 ) and finally a 100% authentic Thanjavur meals – as good as a Kalyana Saapadu that you can have in a Tamil Brahmin wedding…..
…. these are few words to describe Annapoorani after my first visit. I am sure you will agree to it tooo… after your visit there….

We get all kind of South Indian tiffin items here…. I presume the fabulous meals is for lunch alone…… My first visit here was last week, the day I heard about it from a friend. I met Mr. Karthik Mouli there, a pleasant gentleman, who told me a bit about the hotel. I was surprised that they are in business, in the very same place for many years now…. Karthik made a mention of a 85 years old regular celebrated his 85th birthday here recently and he still comes there at this age to eat (the point is no digestion issues even for him). He asked me to come with my family for a week end lunch… which we obliged yesterday…..
But before that, my first try there last week was ven pongal, poori and medu vadai….. Ven pongal (the best one among the pongals I had recently) was as good as the one my paati and amma made back home and was served with (believe me) vatha kozhambu ….. wow… what a combo….. the poori was with aalu curry which was again splendid….. and the vadai was crispy and yummy…..
Now, coming to yesterdays lunch….. the menu was as follows….. Carrot Payasam, Pineapple Pachidi, Yam Podi Curry, Avaraikai Kootu, Paruppu Togayal, Karuvepilai Kozhambu, Mango Rice, Simla Mirchi Bajji, Rice, Paruppu, Ghee, Alu Capsicum Sambar, Tomato Rasam, Curd, Pappad, Pickle…….. Now thats as good as a best kalyana saapadu……
The best part of it is all this is unlimited (try and finish he default servings fully first and see). Now comes the ultimate part, the price for all the above is just Rs.135 – thats a very very very fair pricing for the items being served and the authentic taste they had……such good food anywhere else in Bangalore would have burnt a hole in just not your pocket…. but your skin too…..
Timings: Morning 11.30 am to 3.30 pm and Evening 7 pm to 10.30 pm. They are closed on Mondays.
They also provide takeaways, but donot deliver.
I am awaiting the soft copy of the menu card from Mr. Karthik and shall upload the same, once I receive it.
Please visit them and have a nice time….. Do come back and leave your comments here.
Click to enlarge & see the lunch menu for the weekend

अन्नदाता सुखी भाव !!!
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>iPad launched in India


Experience Web, Email and Photos the best way…… Hands Down…..

Apple launched its iPads in India in two versions….. one with WiFi and other with WiFi and 3G.

iPad Tariffs in India (definetely excluding taxes and VAT etc…)

iPad with WiFi

16 GB – INR 27900
32 GB – INR 32900
64 GB – INR 37900

Apple iPad 3G + WiFi

16 GB – INR 34900
32 GB – INR 39900
64 GB – INR 44900

The best part is they are not locked with any service provider.

BSNL has announced 3G tariffs for iPad:
1. INR 999/ month for unlimited usage
2. INR 599/ month for 6 GB monthly usage
3. INR 99 for daily unlimited usage

For detailed feature list of iPad, visit http://www.apple.com/in/ipad/features/

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>A Rainy Day in Bangalore


It was a pleasant day and suddenly started to get dark around 1530 hours and got really cloudy…. I have never seen such dark clouds before….. So quickly took a few snaps …. and suddenly the sky opened up into a blast…..

I walked back into the house and continued the shots….. Here are few of them…..

The cloud formation right above our house
Now… thats 3:30 in the afternoon…. never seen such dark clouds before……
And then it started to rain…… Look at the size of rain drops….
Enlarge this photo & see….. all those white ones are rain drops……. size does matters….
& that rain – with the same intensity went on till night……
Hail Bangalore!!!! (Hehe… I work from home… so no trouble…)
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>Mast Kalandhar Review – Bangalore


A very authentic North Indian restaurant – there are only a very few in Bangalore and this one is one of the best, because it is vegetarian also.

Be it just a quite bite or a casual lunch/ dinner or even a take away, MK is there for you. They have their outlets in all major places.

They also do a home delivery for which you can order online….. Wow…..and the best part is they accept all major coupons also, viz. Sodexho, Accer etc.

Their restaurants are fresh and has very good ambience.

It is said that they use very minimal oil for cooking, without compromising the taste…

For their Menu click MK Menu

To do a online order click MK Online Order and select the branch that is closeby and order. This page has the respctive branches phone numbers also, just incase you want to know what is the dish of the day types……

Have a foodie week end…….

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>Udupi Park Family Restaurant Review, Old Airport Road, Bangalore


Udupi Park, is one of the best hang out (for those residing in Murugeshpalya and surrounding areas) to handle any food related situation at home….be it a unexpected guest or unable to cook at home or just for a casual change…..

The are 100% veggies and serve South Indian (with tasty chutney and sambar – unlike most other places). They have a ‘Stand and Eat’ kind of joint in the ground floor and proper restaurant in the first floor.

I the ground floor, most of the crowd here is office goers or casual meeting etc…. you also have a chat joint just outside and tables around that place also serve as a ‘Stand and Eat’. You will not get any north indian dishes either served or parcelled in ground floor.

The first floor is completely for families, friends, and big office crowd who prefer to sit and eat. The ambience here is pretty decent. The cashier & waiters here are very friendly and courteous to all. The food is really very good (most of the times)…. There is only one chef, who loves adding 5-6 long red chillies even for a shahi panner … The good thing is he is not the regular one….. So please iterate and reiterate, incase you need any dish to be less spicier (just to be on the safe side).

They serve, South Indian, North Indian and Chinese. The menu is vast and you have many options to choose from. My all time favorites here are Palak Paneer, Paneer Tikka Masala & Alu Fry.

You also get take away here. I am not sure if they take orders over phone (& deliver). I will check that and update. If it is just south indian and you don’t mind a bit of pushing around before getting the parcel, try ground floor. If you need north indian or chinese or want to wait peacefully for a parcel, please proceed to first floor and give your order. They have beautiful plus sofas (recently renovated) for your to wait.

Parking is normally not a issue, if it is a bike. I have not tried car though….

Office Lunch times & week end dinner times are mostly busy, but the wait will not be too much and is managed pretty decently. For reservations reach +91 80 25918138 or +91 98440 14785

Try it out and include your comments below.

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