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Procrastination

I kept on postponing buying a laptop since last 3 years.

2006 1st half – I’m still in college, will buy one when I’ll start earning a salary

2006 2nd half – No money left after giving advance to landlord, setting up a livable rental accomodation and a couple of fligh trips

2007 1st half – Taxes, 80C investments sucked up all the money

2007 2nd half – Moved to Bangalore. Oh, that friend went to US – will ask him to bring a laptop with him when he comes back 2 months later. He was already bringing his own.

2008 1st half – will ask me CEO to receive the shipping and bring back. He was stuffed already. Anuway I can use my room mates’ laptop.

2008 2nd half – Ok, will check if someone is in US during Thanksgiving-Christams holidays. Discounts are pretty huge at that time.

2008 Dec – Huge discount from e-Zone – extremely good config in 33k plus, 2k cask back, one electric rice cooker and one flight ticket. Bought it without any hesitation. From Bangalore.

2009 Jan – Came to US. Couldn’t use the new laptop for even 2 weeks.

Procrastination never worked for me!

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Update: This post is Google’s favourite when you search for “Durga Puja in Bangalore“. The post was written 2 years back but is still as relevant as ever. Recently, I’ve joined hands with Sudeshna in launching Durga Puja Food Festival. Just send in a Puja recipe and if your entry is selected, you will be featured in a Puja Barshiki eBook and may even win a Prize. Here’s the event competition announcement.

Durga Puja Food Festival

Durga Puja Food Festival

Jayamahal Durga Puja, Bangalore

Jayamahal Durga Puja, Bangalore

Here are a few places I would (and you could, too) visit in Bangalore this Durga Puja.

Koramangala

If you come from FORUM Towards National Games Village , after crossing Raheja Archade , Bangaliana just in front of the AIRTEL office, you will fing this Puja on your left side. For junta coming from SONY WORLD crossing, come straight towards National Games Village and take a left turn before BLUE SPICE Restaurant, come straight on the right hand side and you will find this pandal . Thanks Sudeshna for her mail.

Murugeshpalya (Air Force Campus)

From Airport Road goto Wind Tunnel Road. If you are coming from Indiranagar direction, you have to take a right turn when you encounter a Pizza Hut on the right side of Airport Road after you pass Diamond District, Britannia, IBM and you will find Wind Tunnel road. There is an Air Force Campus to your right in the Wind Tunnel Road. It is a small puja, but homely nevertheless.

Koramangala Durga Puja, Bangalore

Koramangala Durga Puja, Bangalore

Jayamahal

Famous and big Puja. It is 53 years and counting. You’d never want to miss it. Here’s its blog.

Ulsoor Lake

Near Ulsoor Lake, opposite Ajanta Talkies there is Exhibition Ground. This puja is organised by Bengalee Association.

Indiranagar- Cambridge Layout

Again a big puja and great cultural programs. From Sai Mandir towards ESI Hospital. Please ask for directions there.

Its my first time in Bangalore during Puja. Let me see what this city has to offer.

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