Intro

This blog as might be apparent from the title has to do with running, biking and basically other outdoor individualistic sports, sometimes extreme, such as rock climbing . But don't be surprised if you find articles on work, personal life, music and even philosophy, this blog is an exception in this aspect in the blogosphere of running blogs and I am trying to revamp the blog to make it more runner friendly. You might want to look at the sidebar titled 'categorised', which as is obvious, categorizes my posts into different areas of interest.
The other thing that might interest many people is a section on 'running videos' and 'general videos' on the side bar, which I keep updating now and then.
I plan to bring in more posts on running and biking, with some added colour, so as to make them 'complete'. That's about it for now.
As a post-note, I have run a half-marathon, but I am yet to attempt a marathon, which through some concerted effort and time should happen in the future, but that ofcourse is not the culmination of this blog, it would on the contrary be something to jumpstart this blog onto new vistas.




Thursday, November 17, 2005

Of dosas and long queues

Its been a long time since the hostel messes here have been contracted to a private caterer. Though they charge a good amount, the quality of the food served leaves us frustrated. When things get a lot worse as it happenend last week what we get served is diluted milk, white water(butter milk), yellow rice (read lemon rice) to name a few edibles, a pretty colourful menu actually. Inorder that the hostel management doesn't inflict any stringent action on the caterers, they hold a food fest once in a while as a precautionary measure. Today was one of those days and it was a great revelation that these people do know how to cook!
The menu was to state simply - 'dosas demystified' - Yep they had the colour, variety, taste and appeal that would leave a stranger to southie food flabbergasted.
As far as I can recall from my poor short term memory, there were atleast 5 varities of chutnies to go with the dosas - mint, onion, coconut, methi, pudina and tomato . As for the dosas themselves, you could chose from plain dosa, onion dosa, podi dosa, spl masala dosa(!), rava dosa, upma uttapam (hearing for the first time), tomato pesarratu, panner and gobi dosas, ghee dosa and a few more which I forgot to memorise. Naturally there was a long queue for each variety of dosa. I must have spent atleast an hour and a quarter going around and collecting my share of the spoils and to economise on time, I had most of my grub while waiting in line for the next variety, a neat strategy I must say.
I finally managed to gobble in close to 6.5 dosas after which I had to call it a day for fear of any digestive repurcussions.

7 comments:

NaiKutti said...

the moment i read the title i was reminded of the mess and the two famous words "after U"... and rightly so, ur post is along similar lines :-)

during our times too the food was bad, but thanks to some persisitent efforst from the hostel secreataries and mess sec., the food was improving...

when is the MEGA (or is it GIGA?) mess starting??

armadillo said...

Oh, yes the mess in instts are really a mess for inmates. BTW what the hell is that upma oothappam...? (i hope it is not a remake that our south india is famous for :-)

arbit said...

naikutti: Dunno when its starting but the construction is nearing completion.
Nowadays poonding has stopped but 'after you' continues..he he

armadillo: The upma serves as a side dish for uttapam..it tasted good though :)

Chumma said...

Dude !! first of all HEHE on peppering humour on a dry and yet seriously important part of crap called THE MESS in our lives.....Nice to see u go this way...I guess i will see more of these posts in days to come....

arbit said...

thanks bey...yeah most of my posts are a reflection of wht's goin on out here..will work on the humour....

prem said...

heay dude!
m reminded of the last year, when we ate while standing in the line. It took hours before our turn used to come, it was so irritting. But, when i think of it at this point of time, i wish i would have been there too!

arbit said...

haan bey...our wing junta were cool..abhi yahan 6th wing men...I am just existing yaar

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