Welcome to ChowChowBath.com.


The thought of having an identity for yourself is quite perplexing at times! The thought of renewing that identity in different forms as time progresses brings about a nice refreshing change to the mind. Over the last 10 years, my interest over the internet has been completely captivating to say the least. This web journey started off in 1996 with humble ways of getting small time entrepreneurs in India on the world wide web (1)

In the quest for a youngster’s rather silly hopes of reaching dizzy heights using the net, a rather skewed attempt was made in 1998 to jump onto the internet bandwagon with the highly rated Tripod and Yahoo web services during those times. (2) When enlightenment occurred, the lure of the “yourname.com” syndrome caught me as well. But I never wanted my site to be too specific to me ever! So in the period between 2000 and 2002 a valiant but fruitless effort was made to put up a site meant to share my interests with others, the theme being “information sharing” (3)

To get onto the net more purposefully, a rather comprehensive plan was laid out in 2004 for a knowledge sharing site. But the need for conciseness and better focus brought about a change in names for reading the same content. (4) After a thorough run for ten whole years, and the purpose and design clarified, I bring about another refreshing change with a more pleasing layout which I think will keep the drive in me for the coming years. (5)

Just when I thought I had fixed on the gameplan for continuing the journey forward, I realized that people also needed something easy to remember to reach me, something connected to the city I write about, something that made them fond of Bangalore and thus came about the Bengaluru blog at http://www.chowchowbath.com(6)


…. that this site looks and feels pleasant and refreshing to the eyes

…. that this site is as lively in terms of information as its looks

…. and that it is always updated with interesting things to get you back here

For any queries that you might have, you may use the contacts link on the menu above to get in touch.

(1) – http://hallmark.enmail.com was my first attempt in bringing about an insurance company’s presence onto the internet. At a time when web publishing and development was still nascent and there were hardly any standards for pages on the web, this effort brought about a lot of cheer to me to proceed onto better things. Although a rather graphics intensive site, Hallmark succeeded in providing the necessary information in a crisp manner to customers

(2) – http://srikanth.tripod.com was an attempt in bringing about my own presence onto the net. This site lasted only a while, since it was only an effort to learn the nuances of web publishing in those early times.

(3) – http://www.infodais.com literally meant a stage for information sharing. But a terrible time in my life wrecked the patience out of me to continue with this venture and all this site did was to prepare a stage for a moderate growth ahead, both in my web ventures as well as in my personal life.

(4) – what started off as a site that was to voice opinions from the geek community, the site http://geekopinion.com was transformed into a personal page full of my own scribbles, http://scribbles.ws. At the time of putting up this content, the site and domains still exist with the content, and has managed to draw over 3500 unique visitors for some or the other reason.

(5) – After a bit of pondering about myself, I realized that the amount of information I had amassed for one whole decade was possible only because of my time spent with the different gizmos that I had – the PC, the PDA, the laptop, the SmartPhone. I had by now acquired an identity – the GizmoGazer. And this site is a reflection of that identity –http://www.gizmogazer.info.

(6) – The final output of all the previous years worth of efforts is what you see here – the actual site that has survived, flourished and gone through years of efforts to be refined enough and accepted as a popular Bangalore based website – the Bengaluru blog!


3 thoughts on “About

  1. Inder Talwar says:

    I am quite taken back by Sun dth offer of Rs499 5 months offer including what ever equipment is required. I think they have a cost may be Rs 1000/- to install . I am not sure what they are talking. I certainly would like to know why that huge price differance comparing big players like Tata Sky etc. My experance says cheap to start expencive to keep going with. How ever please explain., And what would be the cost to run another same house TV on different chanels at the same time. Thanks Inder Talwar

  2. Thankx for visiting my blog. I saw your queries and as far possible i replied to it. Please have a glance in it.

    1. During July end, will the sun be visible at all? or will it be totally rainy?

    Ans:Well, generally July is a season of extreme high temperature accompanied by a little shower. The sun is always seems to be visible.

    2. What time is the sunrise? Eclipse is at 6:30am there on that day

    Ans: Actually the sun rises at around 4am onwards.

    3. Are there hotels at your place? or is it more like a village?
    Ans: I am not a inhabitant of Rangia. I am living at Guwahati. You can find many hotels in Guwahati. It will take one and a half hour to reach Rangia from Guwahati by road.By the way, Rangia is not a village but its like a small town.

    4. How bad is the naxal menace there especially in and around guwahati/rangia?
    Ans: It completely depends on the circumstances. We cannot say it exactly.
    Please do let me know more about these!


  3. Venu Chandran says:

    I enjoyed reading your opinion especially about fiat linea and narayana hrudalaya.Your unbiased opinions are highly informative.I heard that fiat linea is underpowered compared to the swift diesel.Also fiat is supposed to launch new diesels by the year end. Did you notice such issues in Linea diesel or from current owners of the vehicle including after sales support.
    Venu Chandran

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