Namma Metro Namma Bengaluru

Couldn’t help but get all teary eyed when I read these lines in the TOI today

Basavaraj P, a 33-year-old visually challenged man, was feeling the Metro with his hands. “Seems like it’s fully air-conditioned,” he said feeling the cold glass panel. A testing operator at a garment factory, he took a day off and travelled from Sarjapur just “to get a feel of the first ride”.

“My father and mother have built this Metro,” said Renuka aboard the train. TOI took Renuka and her friends Rubi Khalindi (8), Seema Kumari (8), Sunita N (10) and Subojith Pattanayak (7) — all children of unskilled labourers on Metro project sites — for a train ride on Thursday evening.

Renuka Khalindi, 11, chokes as she recalls how her father and mother came home every day with a sprained ankle or a bruised palm

It is people such as these that make a city happen!

Happy for Namma Metro in Namma Bengaluru. Happy chugging Metro! May all journeys be safe and enjoyable for Bangaloreans! Its a proud moment for us


Make your own diyas..

We had a potter come over to our office and help us each make one diya that we could take home on the occasion of Diwali. This was my first experience in making a diya.

I was left wondering what money this guy would be making otherwise.This is the only season when they can make a killing, with most Hindus buying the diyas on the occasion of the festival of lights.

But then a new trend in the cities is to invite potters over for birthday parties , and help each child make a own diya. These new trends might help potters make some additional money.