Raghava and me had gone to Davangere last saturday. The occasion was a two day state-level technical festival in our engineering college, B.D.T. College of Engineering.

The mode of transport was a motor-bike - Raghava's Pulsar 150 DTS-i. We had chosen it hoping to get good mileage, but that was not to be. The Pulsar returned about 32 kms/liter - blame the high speeds and the good roads for this.

The road from Bangalore to Davanagere (260 kms) is largely good. The best stretch on NH4 is from Tumkur to Sira. The segment from Chitradurga to Davangere is the worst. Not that it is rank bad, but at many places, the road is still under construction. We started at around 4:15 in the morning on saturday. We were in Davangere on 8:45, inclusive of some tea breaks. We were largely riding at speeds 90+ - 110 is the max the bike was capable of.

The improved quality of the roads means that no great skill is required to maintain high speeds....

At Technomania, I was disappointed to know that there was no Software Demo competition. Turned out that it was cancelled due to very less number of entries. This sorry state of affairs directly reflects the minimal weightage being given to practical learning in our "engineering" courses. I've always believed that an engineer's job is to solve problems, but that is the last skill an engineering degree provides a student! I attended a few of the paper presentations. Dumb-charades was fun. I met quite a few of my juniors, lecturers and some quite senior alumni. Good time pass for a day!

Yes, we rounded off the trip with Benne Dose@Sagar, Mandakki-mensinkai@Ram&Co circle and Rasavanti juice 🙂

By 1:15 PM on Sunday, we were back at Bangalore.

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  1. Hey Shree,

    You leftout the heavy break-fast “bisi-bele bath” we had on Sat Morning which was too bisi…made u bath for the day. 🙂
    Another missing part is the Sat lunch we had @ Chetana hotel from Srinidhi and Ice-creams (Sun to Mon or Mon to Sun ?!) @ Iceland from Raghava.
    And the comedy/tragidy times spent with Srinidhi.

    Njoy 😉

  2. u had ice creams without me????never forgive u…hahaha!!!

  3. Hey Mr Holalkere 🙂

    You wouldn’t want Srinidhi to remember those again 😉 With the truth coefficient in doubt, hope Srinidhi gets to read this !

  4. Mannnnnnnnn! I missed bike ride 🙁 But after reading Singu’s (Mr.Holalkere) comments, I think, I missed more than a bike ride 🙂 I am very eager to know the highlights (atleast) of “comedy/tragedy times spent with Mr.Infosys (Srinidhi CK)”!!!

  5. First of all, i thank you to Singhu & Nidhi, for making the Technomania 2006 nicer for us. As, Shree’s comment, Technomania no where it was a Technical event to mention, it’s big show-off.

    In the middle of the way, Shree asked me, why we are going to Davanagere to attend Technomania. He got the doubt in the middle of the way. (I also felt so, but i wanted to make a my first Bike Trip, so i haven’t bother for it). Anyway the scene in the college was not good enough to show a technical fest environment. But, inclusion of Singhu & Nidhi into TEAM, made more enjoyable and fulfil the day starting form Bisibele-Baat & Majjige @ college canteen – Lunch @ Shivani – Ice Creams @ Iceland – BenneDosa @ Sagar Hotel – Avalakkai + Mirchi @ Ram & Co Circle – Cool Juice @ Rasavanthi.

    What else needed to complete a day..

    Cheers Davanagere.

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