Those days of school Shenga Vattane Limlet

5:02 PM Posted by ukmad

“Those days when I was in school were the most wonderful days of my life.”

This is a general statement which will fit for one and all.  The scene in front of most schools hasn’t changed much with hawkers lined up outside the school gate. Nothing much has changed now either. 

Take for instance the hawkers in front of St.Pauls and St.Joesphs or St.Xaviers. Many might say eating food on open is bad, agreed but tell me who did not eat at least once. Form Shenga (groundnuts) Lal Vattane, sweets and candies, tamarinds, Aavla to even Bhel and bahdang you get it all. 

Mr.Santosh Purohit a foodie by himself is always encouraged to photograph food stuff that anything else and seeing the photos here it’s inevitable that this kind of eating habits haven’t changed. foodiefoodie-1foodie-2foodie-3foodie-4

The photos have been clicked near St.Pauls when the Royston memorial football tournament is going on. All those away from Belgaum live you selves with those memories. Many elders make it a point to come to see such matches and relive those old moments.


Disclaimer: Eating on road side and eatables which are not well preserved can lead to illness; this blog does not support or encourage this.

Chill at Chilly n Herbs

4:26 PM Posted by ukmad

chilli-board_design-2Belgaum is famous for eating places and has a range of cuisine to delight the taste buds. No doubt we still don’t have Italian, Mexican or similar cuisine in town but with time new hotels and young entrepreneurs come up with something unique the city hasn’t seen or tasted. img_2216img_2218

Here is the newest arrival, Chilly n Herbs at Kolhapur Circle Belgaum.  The name itself is very tempting and food must be tasty as well. img_2246

Chilly n Herbs is the only restaurant in that area which has a terrace garden and a bar. They specialize in Indian, Kababs, fish Goan and Malvani style & lovely crab tandoori.

The ambience is simple and elegant looking and the foodies of Belgaum who always want to taste new can visit here for a treat. The prices to me look on average similar to others in town. 

Hotel Address:

Chilly n Herbs, Kholapur circle, PB road next to Adeshwar electronics Belgaum.

Phone: 9986019152, 9738467255


People who go in to taste don’t forget to tell you heard about the hotel on (I am not getting a commission)

Movies as on 31-07-2009

7:43 AM Posted by ukmad

Big CinemasLove Aj Kal12.15,3.15,6.15,8.45,10pm
Harry Potter (E)11 am,4.30pm
Ritz Srikrishna 12.30,3.30,5.30,7.30
HunsKambhakat Ishq12.15, 3.15,6.15,9.15
Arun 12.30,2,4,7
RoopaliRace12.15, 3.15,6.15,9.15
BalkrishnaShaitani Parbhat (H)12.30,3.30,6.30,9.30
HiraAjay (K)12.15,3.15,6.15,9.15
PrakashVenki (From Tomorrow)12.15pm,3.15pm,6.15pm,9.15pm
NartakiLove Aaj Kal12,3,6,9
SantoshMuniya (K)12.15pm,3.15pm,6.15pm,9.15pm
Globe 12.15,1.45,3.45,6.45
Kindly check the excat timings with the theatres

LG Stars of India Festival in Belgaum

10:26 PM Posted by ukmad

LG Electronics have recently launched the “Stars of India” a series of world class products specially designed for India. Equipped with advanced features, these ‘Stars of India’ products will prove to be a real advantage in every sense of the word for the Indian consumer.

To highlight the essence in these products this Exhibition aptly named “Stars of India Festival” is taking place at Mahaveer Bhavan, Hindwadi, Belgaum from 31st July to 2nd August 2009.

About “Stars of India”

While you always enjoyed big and clear picture on your LCD TV, your wish for an equally incredible sound was always unfulfilled. Promising you a wholesome entertainment experience LG came out with Jazz with 500 watts PMPO of great sound, “Stereo Center Speaker” with 3.1 channel effect for live sound effect & speakers which slide out smoothly from the left and right side when you turn it on, Adding to the audio delight further.

Promoting the cooking Art of India especially when it comes to Indian food LG introduced LG Microwave Oven’s upto 56 Indian Auto Cook Menu to feast on your favourite recipe options. The tandoor and multi cook menu further add on to the utility of the oven making it ideal for baking and barbeque

Making the daily washing procedure simple LG’s unique Top Loading Washing Machine comes with the first-of-its kind audio assistance speech technology. The feature available in both Hindi as well as English guides one through the entire washing process.

For the health conscious consumer, LG has come up with new range of frost free refrigerators which has a vegetable storage box called vitamin plus which constantly releases vitamins ions preserving Vitamin C up to 70% in vegetables and fruits compared to an ordinary Veg Box. Adding more utility value are features like ‘one touch ice tray’, separate Beauty & Care compartment, freezable microwave box and a additional Convertible box which gives the consumer a flexibility for storage of fresh vegetables as well as frozen food items hence giving more space for storage.

In the process of making all your celebration loud even when you are mobile LG GM200 comes with the ‘Star Feature’ 2.1 Ch Stereo Woofer with Dolby sound. For uninterrupted conversations your perfect partner is KP199 with 11 hours of talk time. So be it an important discussion, a spiced up gossip or simply chatting through the night, one can just go on and on and on.

To avoid waking up in the middle of the night to switch between the AC and the ceiling fan LG has introduced the Aero Comfort System. The remote control is programmed to regulate both the AC and the ceiling fan. Switch off the AC and speed up the ceiling fans flow when the desired temperature is achieved. Apart from convenience this also cuts down the electricity bills.


10:05 PM Posted by ukmad

Vinay creations produced Kannada tele serial NEERIKSHA, which is telecast on Doordarshan at 6.30pm from Monday to Thrusday, shooting was done today at

The shooting was done at Lingraj college premises.

Photos: Biddu

K V Kamath of ICICI bank in Belgaum

4:31 PM Posted by ukmad

 K V Kamath the Non-executive Chairman of ICICI Bank is here today in Belgaum for a visit. He visited the RPD corner branch of the bank and others also. Hairsh Mahendrakar caught him in his camera for some exclusive pictures for you all. 

RPD Corner branch
RPD Corner branch

dsc01034dsc01035Kundapur Vaman Kamath is the Non-executive Chairman of ICICI Bank, the largest private bank in India. Mr Kamath served as ICICI Bank's Managing Director and CEO from May 1, 1996 until his retirement from executive responsibilities on April 30, 2009.

Photos: Harish Mahendrakar

Photos taken at 4pm