What’s *your* plan for tomorrow?

– Bangalore Bandh on 12th Feb 2007, Paralyzing the city…

– No Public Transport. Trains, Buses won’t ply.
(Planes can land but reaching in and out of airport challenging.)
– No Shopping. All Shops, Malls closed
– No Moving Around on the Road, most of them will be blocked with burning tyre
– No Movies.
– No Cable. Except Kannada Channels, taking ‘consumers rights’ for a ride.
– No Work. Offices closed
– No Education. Schools, Colleges and Academies closed
– No Food. All hotels closed

What can *you* do?

*you* are allowed to…
– Sleep at home
– Eat & Drink at Home, ensure your supplies today…
– Play cards, carom and Chess, try your X-Box’s..
– Listen to Music or Radio, if electricity supply remains unaffected and your favorite RJ’s can reach the radio stations.
– Watch Movies on DVD, lot selling on CMH road footpaths..
– Surf the net – Provided *They* don’t switch off the Internet
– Read books,periodicals
– Feel like you are in ‘War affected Zone’

14 Comments so far

  1. silkboard (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 10:12 am

    So it is like we inflict some suffering on ourselves to make others (TN, Delhi) listen to our cause. Such a Gandhian thing to do if you think about it.

    Not that I don’t like the Bandhs, what I don’t like is forcing people to “honor” the bandh. Bandhs are more about fear than ‘expression’ these days. If we weren’t forced, rest of the country could truly have known how much real support this water cause has here.

  2. Roshan (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    Exactly SB, Gandhigiri at it’s best! And I hate it…I’m forced to sit at home and can’t even enjoy something on TV.

    But they really have come up with very innovative ways to protest, cooking on railway tracks is definitely a first. I just hope there is no violence tomorrow.

  3. Sid (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 6:09 pm

    As an overseas visitor to India, I’m disappointd you haven’t included meditation on your list of things to do tmrw ;-)

  4. Kishor Cariappa (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 7:17 pm

    One more addition “to do list”…

    Participate in the bandh! ;)

  5. Kishor (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 7:26 pm

    one more to the “do list”:

    Join the protestors to get a first hand feel. Free breakfast, lunch, dinner, booze assured! :)

  6. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

    @SID, yes…how can I miss ‘Meditation’ ..may be because there are many items on personal agenda…acting on basic instincts,’wild’ acts which I leave it to individual choice…he he he!!

  7. R.A. Levin (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 5:56 am

    I was almost ready to throw my “eight Rupees in” with my own suggestions and then thought….I’m a “phoren” and probably shouldn’t stick my nose where it doesn’t belong.
    Then I saw Sid’s posting, that contained one of my suggestions. Meditation! (That can also be a form of protest. :) ) I was also thinking in Kishor’s direction as well. I’ve done more than a few demonstrations in my time and they’re usually fun, as long as they stay non-violent.
    If you have Kids, and rarely see them during a busy week, it might be a good opportunity to have some quality conversations with them.
    Make a dish that you usually wouldn’t, due to the time it takes to labour over. Baigan Bharta would be one of those. My absolute favourite, and the left-overs taste even better the next day.
    If the net is down, have some fun with Photoshop.
    One sure way to let a day pass without even realising it would be “Tetris”. It makes 24 hours feel more like three or four :P

  8. silkboard (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 7:22 am

    Levin, two cents would be “80 paisa” more than “8 rupees” :)

    “left overs taste even better the next day” – that was funny!

    BTW, if you had DTH (Tatasky or Dish), you wouldn’t be reading or writing this post!

  9. Sid (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 10:52 am

    Silkboard: In Western culinary tradition there are several dishes which are said to be better the second or third day. Lentil soup, for instance. And caponnata [sp?], a wonderful Italian dish we’ve made here in BLR on occasion. The Japanese say most Japanese home-cooked food is just as good the second day as the first.

    R.A.: Tetris? Naah, you obviously haven’t discoverer Sudoku yet. Talk about addictive! BTW, Sudoku is like the transistor — it was actually invented in America, but the Japanese took it over, put their own spin on it and made it much more popular.

    So, add to the list of things to do today: cooking and Sudoku.

  10. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 11:37 am

    Sid, agree, I like some of my favorite dishes next day as they taste better…

  11. rubic_cube (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 12:16 pm

    How come nobody talks about playing cricket in the middle of the road? :-) Our apartment people did just that today! :-))

  12. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 12:17 pm

    yes…that is happening…

  13. R.A. Levin (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 2:05 pm

    I’ve never been able to figure out Sudoku, Sid. There seems to be some sort of intellectual block for me.:( It’s sort of like my odd skills in the kitchen. I make great Lasagna, but can’t make Pancakes for Toffee.
    Thanks for the exchange rate info, Silk. (Are you laughing with me or at me?! Lol!) My 8 Rs.
    reference, was based on the usual price of those 8 stick incense boxes. Not enough in the packet if you really enjoy it and too much if it ends up being awful. Of course, once it gets to the States, the price magically goes up to $1.25(!)
    I think I need to get into the import/export racket! ;)

  14. silkboard (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

    Laughing with you Levin. They didn’t say we can’t laugh on the Bandh day, did they!? Even Rajesh hasn’t listed that above.

    Import/Export racket, nope! Talk only exports. With these exchange rates, imports are never a good idea.

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