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    August 30, 2003
     

    Travel


    Few more colleagues from the Bangalore office have come visiting here. So in the last couple of days, we've had dinner at Indian restuarants. Yesterday I had masala dosai at Udipi palace. It was just about so-so, not enough salt in either sambar or the masala or the maavu. The Saravana Bhavan masala I had when I went there alone was quite good. I'm still on the lookout for better places. Reader contributions and experiences are welcome by email :)

    London had a blackout yesterday which affected most of its railway system and life in general. I haven't read too many details but it seems odd that barely a couple of weeks after New York and other areas in the east coast of the USA got affected, London is affected by a power crisis. I think there's more to it than meets the eye. Terrorists could be assessing the impact of causing such power shutdowns on life in general. Obviously people are going to be in a state of paranoia, wondering if it could be a terrorist attack or not. I'd really not rule out sabotage, the way the NYC officials did almost immediately after the blackout occured.

    I'm off to New York for the weekend (incl. Labor day on Sep 1st: Hey thats another odd thing isn't it, the world over, workers' day is on May 1. Apparently US labourers are special?). I hope to see a lot of NY along with meeting relatives etc. I wonder what the security paranoia is going to be like: I'm told checking is much stricter on domestic flights (and well, for a good reason, the flights which hit the WTC were domestic ones, not international ones. The hijackers were trained to be pilots in the US of A, not in Afghanistan/Pakistan/Iraq etc.). I was wondering about whether I could go and catch some of the action at the US Open but the tickets were rather steeply priced. Besides I have no idea which match I would be going to. I'm not terribly interested in watching a singles game and now that the Paes-Navratilova pair isnt playing this year, I wonder who to watch.

    Anyway watch out for the updates from NY.

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