Pronto car wash review

Though I've been a regular at the Pronto Car Wash at HSR Layout, I only got some time to blog about this facility now due to many constraints. The Pronto Car wash is fully automatic car washing system like you find in other countries. While other countries offer many different options like waxing, foam, etc the car wash facility here is a set of simple soap wash, water wash and air dry sequences. There is also a manual water wash and interior cleaning done by the people working these which include shampooing of seats and vacuum clean and drying before the car goes in for exterior wash. The cleaning system itself is made of a heavy frame with moving parts…

Sygic android mapping app short review

I had a chance to test the Sygic maps app for my LG G2 android phone for using it on my second trip to tiruvannamalai this week. Some of the observations I noted about the app are listed down here. The developer is not from india The installation itself was fuss free and took a while to download the app and relevant maps of Karnataka and TamilNadu. The user interface theme is a bit colorful and may not be to everyone's tastes The layout of the map and associated informaton on the panel is very good and provides a reasonably good readability during all times of the day Offline maps is an advantage like we have with nokia here maps…

The battle of the oats Part 2 - Britannia vs Quaker Oats

After reviewing the Saffola and Horlicks oats earlier, I wanted to review Britannia and Quaker in this post. I did have a Britannia and Quaker oats packet the former of Strawberry flavour and the latter of Raisin and Kishmish flavour. The original I intended to review was Strawberry and Lemony veggie mix but I realized thats not a correct comparison. Furthermore, I had received a free pack of Britannia Oats which was well past its due date of 6 months from date of manufacture (in this case April 2012) - so I didnt want to get food poisoned. Just to give it a fair chance, I also checked for a new pack at the store - but no store stocked…

The battle of the Oats! Part one: Horlicks vs Saffola

Today I'm here to let you know a little bit about Oats (or oat grains) which we consume in plenty these days. The history of Oats dates back to 2000 B.C (ok, so that's enough of believeable history behind it). Oats not only provide energy but also have all the essential nutrients that the body needs as specified below Source What is interesting about Oats is that it can make different type of meals today including idlis, oat grain cereal, with milk, upma, and the likes. Only your imagination is left to where you can go with oats based meal preparations. Some of the essential benefits of oats include: Lower cholestrol levels Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease Prevention of…

My first trip to Tiruvannamalai

I had to check out, analyze and provide my opinion to my dad on the project called Viviza Grande by Shrisha Infra. It was a clear Sunday morning and due to my inability to wake up too early, I could only get out of Bangalore by 8:30am. Still due to almost negligible traffic, I was able to quickly hit the elevated tollway, and exit Karnataka peacefully. For those to whom this route is home ground, you can only sympathize with me the feeling when you enter Hosur - this town kind of drags you down in terms of speed so you lose some time getting out towards Shoolagiri so much so that we had to make that customary stopover…

Premium Kulfi review

So guys, I had a chance to visit Tiruvannamalai for the first time in my life in 35 years (wonder why I never had the opportunity to go there so far). We ate at the Chola restaurant, which is where the Karnataka Volvo buses to that place stop over for lunch. It's here that the menu had ice creams and/or kulfi. Since I noticed that it was not a brand that I knew, the restaurant staff suggested that I eat one since it was supposedly good in taste. The product itself was shipped to different places from Chennai. I bought one and had it to my heart's content. It costs about Rs.85 which is quite highly priced for…