Monday, July 03, 2006


Today's Vocabulary Words:

Minister = politician
Pundit = religious leader ("pandit")
Camp = workshop

Mysore has a new evening newspaper, called The Mysore Mail, which competes with the more established Star of Mysore.

The latter's movie listings are more accurate, but the former has headlines like these (all from today, Monday 3 July 2006):

Man Axes Wife to Death [another dowry death]

Snake Bite, Two Hospitalized

Elephant Electrocuted in Nanjangud

Minister's Car Catches Fire, Unhurt

Spoken English Camp

Free Piles Check Up and Screening Camp

It always comes back to the piles, doesn't it?

Speaking of which; my friends Janice and Stephen* have come up with a surefire way to induce an elimination round before class: heat up milk and a double espresso purchased the night before at Cafe Coffee Day. Their coffee so rich and fresh (and grown in nearby Coorg) that it makes Starbucks seem like Nescafe.

I am now a convert.


*To see an historic photo, taken on the roof of the old shala, go to Janice and Stephen's website and click on "workshops."


  1. The old shala looks pretty nice, so now they must have a setting close to the Taj Mahal?

    Sounds to me like someone is making a pretty nice profit from the yoga people that make the trek to Mysore.

  2. hey CK - sorry I missed you this am.... got taken off to do jobs jobs jobs. now super jet lagged.... but let's talk tomorrow. Going to brekkie at Tina's if you are upo fo thst, but as i am a newbie -- practice for me only startingb at 630am. My mobile is 99 86540314 but if that does not work try +44 7799 664215