Monday, August 23, 2010

Interesting...

Two interesting posts by L. One is on the thesis on the slangs used in IIT-Madras. The other post says, "The Leela and other 5 star hotels do not have provision for / do not allow patrons to come in on a bicycle. Actually, coming in a car would perhaps be the least environment-friendly part of staying/eating at a 5 star hotel. So why crib about not being allowed to come on a bicycle?" Well, they do not allow autos also to come in. Some time back, I was asked to attend a conference in Bangalore in a five star hotel. Because the hotel was very near IISc and that I do not own a car, I just took an auto from IISc. I was surprised when the security guard refused to allow the auto inside the premises saying it was beneath their status for a customer to come in an auto. I usually find that conferences on finding solutions to world hunger are held in five star hotels.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

:)

Anonymous said...

That is toooooo good ... "I usually find that conferences on finding solutions to world hunger are held in five star hotels."

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, I can understand the situation you faced at the hotel. This is the farcical nature of Indian society. One of my senior colleagues who used to cycle in the IIM campus was told by well meaning staff "Sir yeh aapko shobha nahi deta".

Anonymous said...

I am the previous anon. Sorry I should have left a translation for the quote in hindi. It loosely means "this does not suit your status".

Anonymous said...

"I usually find that conferences on finding solutions to world hunger are held in five star hotels."


sooooo true

Anonymous said...

Too good :)
So true also

Lavya Gavshinde said...

To prof Giri:

Sir thats the irony of development as defined by the intellects.

Lavya Gavshinde said...

Sir its the irony that sometimes even intellectuals don't recognize it.