The "Seva Counter" in Mangalore's Kadri Manjunath Temple has a price list. Here are some of the items on it:
- Rudrabhisheka: Rs 30
Karpoorarathi: Rs 5
Shatharudrabhisheka: Rs 6000 (including santhampanae)
Thulabhara (without sothu): Rs 250
Ganahoma and coconut: Rs 100
Belli Ratha Seve: Rs 4000
Mangalore station has a large stone tablet, painted with this legend: "550 miles from Madras." I searched in vain for a tablet that would tell me how many miles from Windhoek.
Just behind the platform at Kanhangad (Kerala) station, you will find the "Orphanage Industrial Training Centre" and the "Orphanage Computer Centre".
At the same station, you will find a newly painted sign saying "Use the footpaths available at both sides of the". Which may or may not remind you of one of Winnie The Pooh's neighbours (?), "Tresspassers Will".
Kannur is home to the "Give & Take Company". Sounds right.
The End Point restaurant in Thalassery is closed. Nevertheless, it tells me proudly that it is an associate of "Arabian Buns".
Two new Malayalam films I want to see: Lokanathan IAS and Bharath Chandran IPS. OK, OK, I'll admit it. I also want to see Lou. OK, OK, I'll admit some more. I also want to see the film whose name I didn't catch because I was too busy memorizing the line below: "Miss India The Mystery. Her Eye Searching Some Body. Heart Full of Passion."
Thalassery is home to the "Regional College Spoken English", where you can "Speak The Western Way."
And that reminds me that in Semmankuppam, there's the Oxford Institute, where you can get "Training on grammar, spoken English fluenzy."
And that reminds me that Vadakara is home to the North Park Hotel: "A Pompous Hotel."
Tshirt on a man who gets into my bus says: "60 smith signature with marker or spray."