Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Mantri bird

On the front lawn of Mantri Synergy apartments complex, Padur

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

'Potbelly' at Dubai Mall

A couple owning an antiques shop in Chicago, Illinois, in order to retain customers fussing over antique items long enough in the store to make a buy, hit upon an idea to serve sandwiches to customers while they deliberated on the buy. This was in 1977. The shop started attracting customers in scores, not so much for antiques but for their sandwiches.The antiques shop was initially called Hindsight.
In 1996 an enterprising young man Bryant Keil bought the antiques store and turned its sandwich into a global brand - Potbelly. The sandwich, which has over 280 outlets in the US, has a presence in Dubai Mall.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A wall hoarding, Dubai

They do everything on a mega scale. Spotted this massive advt. hoarding on a wall during a bus tour of Dubai. There are people who visit the place purely for shopping - gold and diamond.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Sunrise over Muthukkadu

View from  the living room of our 9th floor apartment at Padur, on OMR, Chennai.
A video clip - http://youtu.be/5Y-Ttlk_HDI