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Its raining in Pune!!!

Ashish Agrawal
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Yesterday it rained heavily in Pune. It was the first rain of the season. I and my friends n'joyed a lot..
- Ashish Agrawal
Arjun Shastry
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So you were sitting in a rain at Model Colony coding Java?


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Varun Khanna
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Infact, the weather will be at the very best during July-August.
Go and have fun at the 1000 oaks
Damn, I still miss it


- Varun
jyothi godavarthy
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Its been raining in Bangalore too, so me too having fun here
Ashish Agrawal
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We are planning to go to Sinhgad fort this weekend for an overnight stay....Mazaa aayega Hurray..!!!
Joe King
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Its been raining here in London every day for the last few weeks (its our rainy season - August->June!). Perhaps we could swap weather for a couple of weeks.......
Varun Khanna
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its our rainy season - August->June

Wow ... rainy season for 11 months?
Ashok Mash
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Originally posted by Varun Khanna:
Wow ... rainy season for 11 months?

Well, it�s the old demand vs supply thing isn�t it? It rains through the year in the UK (and Ireland) and they absolutely hate it, where as it hardly rains in India (couple of months, 4 months in Kerala) and they can�t get enough of it!
Brits hate their weather (and traffic & cost of living etc) so much that 10,000 of them are relocating to Australia every single year (heard that in �Get A New Life� in telly last night)!


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Arjun Shastry
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But does it rain in London like this??
I have a lot of experience!!
SJ Adnams
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oh yes it does
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3665079.stm
Ashish Agrawal
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Originally posted by Joe King:
Its been raining here in London every day for the last few weeks (its our rainy season - August->June!). Perhaps we could swap weather for a couple of weeks.......

We cant swap the weather....but we can definitely swap our jobs Lets do it....
- Ashish Agrawal
Arjun Shastry
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India Weather Report.
Observe their language,"likely,may be..."
achit bhatnager
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Bike drive (Bajaj Caliber)/ Heavy rains
Slopes of Sinhgad
Hmmm 'Gawthi' spicy chiken with Bhakri/ Sweet curd
Man! that was fun....( and a long long time ago)


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Ashish Agrawal
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Originally posted by achit bhatnager:
Bike drive (Bajaj Caliber)/ Heavy rains
Slopes of Sinhgad
Hmmm 'Gawthi' spicy chiken with Bhakri/ Sweet curd
Man! that was fun....( and a long long time ago)

You forgot to mention about Khadakwasala Lake...
- Ashish Agrawal
Arjun Shastry
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Hotel Abhiruchi on Sinhagad road was used to be my favourate.How is that hotel now?Try Chicken Masala/Chicken Biryani at Lucky or Goodluck in Deccan.Those new restaurants on FC Road except Rupali are all s***.Also try Dorabji(old one) in camp.Kolhapuri Misal House near Laxmi theare is best one to try when its raining.
[ May 06, 2004: Message edited by: Ram Abdullah D'Souza ]
Varun Khanna
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Originally posted by Ram Abdullah D'Souza:
Try Chicken Masala/Chicken Biryani at Lucky or Goodluck in Deccan.[/QB]

There is one in Aundh also (umm... "Chandrama" if I am not wrong)
Arjun Shastry
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Bangalore don't have these kind of restaurants.All I can see are Shanti Sagars /Shiv Sagars at each corner catering Idlis,Chocho(not Pradeep) Bhat etc.Quality of chicken is not really good.Hotel owners here don't understand the difference between Chicken Fried Rice,Chicken Pulav and Chicken Biryani.
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Ram Abdullah D'Souza:
Hotel owners here don't understand the difference between Chicken Fried Rice,Chicken Pulav and Chicken Biryani.

hmm .. have you tried Kabab Corner/Mahal in Kormangla/Jayanagar ... you will get good chicken ..
for Pulav and Biryani, I will suggest Treat at 80ft Indira Nagar, but recenty I heard that their cook has changed and now it does not have that great taste.. but still you can try. OR you can try Atria if your purse permits (food is awesome).


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R K Singh
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oh I forgot that its about Pune ..
hmm.. late night sittings in Pyasa, a bath at Khadagwasla lake (obviously while returning from Sinhgad)... Banjara Hill... Poonam at Deccan...
I miss Pune sometimes...
sunitha reghu
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Hm...I am planning to start a Restaurant in bangalore which serves indian, American, Chinese, French, Italian cuisine. I am seriously looking for partnes who know the difference between chicken fried rice, chicken pulav and chicken birayani. Others are also welcome.

Chicken birayani is different from chicken pulav and chicken fried rice.

There is not much difference between chicken pulav and chicken fried rice.
It depends on the cook.
Some make chicken fried same way as chciekn pulav . Some add soy sauce and chilli sauce.

Originally posted by Ram Abdullah D'Souza:
Bangalore don't have these kind of restaurants.All I can see are Shanti Sagars /Shiv Sagars at each corner catering Idlis,Chocho(not Pradeep) Bhat etc.Quality of chicken is not really good.Hotel owners here don't understand the difference between Chicken Fried Rice,Chicken Pulav and Chicken Biryani.

[ May 06, 2004: Message edited by: sunitha raghu ]
SJ Adnams
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i've never had a boiled egg in chicken fried rice.
HS Thomas
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chicken fried rice, chicken pulav and chicken birayani
Chicken birayani noodle fried rice pasta.

Boxing Day treat!
Throw some weiners in and you have ONE dish that goes a loooong way.
i.e. Every nationality you mentioned will recognise some part.
Oh the French will have some escargot et de beurre d�ail.
[ May 06, 2004: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
Ashish Agrawal
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I love Burger King's Jumbo Chicken Burger, Cafe Coffee Day's Arabian Heights and Bamboo House's Chicken Ghoongroo. Also Madhuban's Chana Bhatura...on DP Road..near Wadia college.
HS Thomas
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Hey, how about catering for some English cuisine as well!
Ashish Agrawal
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Originally posted by HS Thomas:
Hey, how about catering for some English cuisine as well!

Okay....I forgot to mention about Marzorin's Black Forest and Butter Scotch Pastries. German Bakery isnt bad too.
HS Thomas
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Try Fish and chips served in newspapers ( I guess you'll have the original ink-staining ones) though you may have trouble getting white fleshy fish. How's Bombay duck like - lots of bones ?
Cornish pasty or Cheese pasty
Steak and ale pie
served up with a cold Guiness.
How about an English Samosa with a casing a fortress would be proud of.
Ashish Agrawal
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Originally posted by HS Thomas:
Try Fish and chips served in newspapers ( I guess you'll have the original ink-staining ones) ...How about an English Samosa with a casing a fortress would be proud of.

We dont get all these in India that easily.
HS Thomas
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Just an idea if anyone wants to start a restaurant. It'll be different.
Buy a cookbook or there are many recipes on the web.
Not many eat the steak and ale pie here anymore either. But when you have it it's usually an occasion probably in a fancy restaurant with special trimmings (vegetables on the side).
The Samosa is almost everday fare now but has been adapted for English tastes. Less spices, more pastry and potato.
Arjun Shastry
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What is English Samosa? general Samosa is that pyramid shaped.Bombay duck tastes great.Doesn't have much bones.[Dried Bombay duck smells horrible].It was banned by EU.URL=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/1066998.stm]But it bounced back[/URL]
Fried Tiger prawns,Bombay ducks(Bombil)with .What else you want?
[ May 07, 2004: Message edited by: Ram Abdullah D'Souza ]
Ashish Agrawal
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Now its raining Heavily and Non-Stop since last 60 hrs in Pune.



- ashish agrawal.
Arjun Shastry
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Throw your computer out ,get one harmonium and start "Rimzim gire sawan....."
Ashish Agrawal
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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
Throw your computer out ,get one harmonium and start "Rimzim gire sawan....."


Nice one....But m in mood to sing "Rain Rain Go Away....".

-ashish.
Shashank Tanksali
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If you want to enjoy rain all the time, move to Seattle,WA,Portland,OR or Vancouver,BC in Canada. It rains almost for 8 months in an year there.


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Sameer Jamal
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Its raining in Himalayas I am enjoying
achit bhatnager
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Hotel Abhiruchi on Sinhagad road was used to be my favourate.How is that hotel now?Try Chicken Masala/Chicken Biryani at Lucky or Goodluck in Deccan.Those new restaurants on FC Road except Rupali are all s***.Also try Dorabji(old one) in camp.Kolhapuri Misal House near Laxmi theare is best one to try when its raining.

Goodluck Cafe (FC road) that used be the meeting point. Chai/band-maska ( never thought I'll miss that)
There was a stall for 'kathiavadi kabab' (somewhere near TDS).
Is it still there?
There were couple of good garden restaurants on perengute road. My favorite (don't remember the name!!) was almost 13 km from Karve putla.
[ June 17, 2004: Message edited by: achit bhatnager ]
R K Singh
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Originally posted by achit bhatnager:
My favorite (don't remember the name!!) was almost 13 km from Karve putla.


I remember only Pyasa.
Varun Khanna
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Originally posted by achit bhatnager:

There was a stall for 'kathiavadi kabab' (somewhere near TDS).
Is it still there?


There is one famous stall "Kathi Kabab" in front of Hotel Kapila (D.P.Road, near TDS), maybe that's whatyou are talking about !!
Sachin Joshi
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Originally posted by Ashish Agrawal:
Yesterday it rained heavily in Pune. It was the first rain of the season. I and my friends n'joyed a lot..

- Ashish Agrawal


Hi Ashish

Enjoy Pune Rain and Sinhgad...and then Garam Garam Bhaji on Sinhgad...I am missing it here a lot.

Sachin
Ashish Agrawal
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Hello all,

Finally the season is in full swing... Its now time to go for trecks...m planning one on next saturday...probably to Matheran. Lonavala, Khandala are in the queue.

- Ashish.
Ashish Agrawal
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The good time is here again....it has started pouring heavily here in Pune.

Time for adventure sports !!!

Regards,
Ashish Agrawal.
 
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