Dear Member, From the President’s Desk

HOUSE JOURNAL OF BANGALORE CLUB
Established 1868
Issue No. 151
June 2011
For Internal Circulation Only
From the President’s Desk
Dear Member,
May was a month packed with a lot of activities.
DJ Rohan set the dance floor on fire at the specially
organised Youth DJ Night on the 13th.
Mr. Gopalakrishnan, Director of Tata Sons Ltd.,
delivered the Brigadier Hill Memorial lecture on
the 7th. The talk was well attended and the
subject “Confronting Reality: India’s adolescent
democracy and what to expect in adulthood”
set the members thinking. There was a lively
question and answer session following the talk.
We had the annual quiz contest conducted by
sportscaster, Charu Sharma, on the 15th. The
quizzing was of a high standard but our members
were quite up to it. The knowledge that the younger
lot possess is quite awesome!
We had a beautiful exhibition of vintage cars,
carriages and motor cycles, all from the collection
of Dr. Ravi Prakash. Mr. Gopalakrishnan
inaugurated the exhibition before his talk. This
two day exhibition titled “Personal transportation
through the ages” brought back nostalgic
memories of their younger days to our senior
members.
The May Queen Ball on the 21st was a great hit
with an attendance of nearly 1,600. Mr. Prasad
Bidapa, fashion guru, compered a beautiful show
with good member participation. A number of our
ladies vied for the May Queen, May Princess &
May Empress titles. The fashion show had pretty
female and handsome male models walking the
ramp, wearing exquisite clothes and jewellery.
Forefront, the band from Goa which played at the
New Year’s Ball, was in attendance.
The violin recital by Padmabhushan Dr. L.
Subramanaiam and his son, Ambi on the 8th held
the overflowing audience on the lawn spellbound
for over two hours. One has to say that they have
the gift to create such heavenly music!
Forefront also played at the Retro Nite on the 20th
and provided lively music for the large number of
youngsters who were present.
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...From the President’s Desk (Contd)
The Sports Night was held on the 28th evening
at which prizes and trophies were distributed to
the participants of various sports events held
over the year.
On Sunday, the 29th we had the annual
swimming gala. The swimming pool was packed
with participants of all ages and a good time was
had by all.
We also had the Bumper Whist Drive, the Bumper
Tambola and the Manorama Baliga Memorial
Bridge Tournament during the month.
Most of the IPL cricket matches were screened
on the main lawns and attracted a large number
of viewers.
50 members visited the Toyota car factory on the
25th. They came back highly impressed with the
manufacturing techniques used in the factory.
An important piece of news is that a long term
wage agreement was signed on the 26th with
the Club’s labour union. This agreement is
valid for a period of 51 months, from January
1, 2011 to March 31, 2015. I am also happy to
announce that Shiva, our tandoor cook who had
lost his right arm in an accident, has resumed
duty. I thank all members who have sent in their
contributions for his welfare.
All in all a busy month!
June will be a quiet month, relatively, with the
elections to the General Committee round the
corner.
The annual report for 2010-11 is ready and
should be in your hands by now.
This will be my last message for 2010-11 and in
the short term we have had, I hope our team has
lived upto your expectations.
With warm regards,
Yours sincerely,
Notice of the Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given under Rule 16.1 of the Bangalore
Club Rules that the 143rd Annual General Meeting of the
Bangalore Club will be held at the “Pavilion” in the Club
Premises, on Sunday, 26th June 2011, at 10:30AM.
AGENDA
1. Ratification of Minutes of the Extraordinary General
Meeting held on 14th November 2010.
2. To consider and adopt the report of the General
Committee, the Audited Balance Sheet and the
Income & Expenditure Account for the year ended
31st March 2011.
3. To appoint Auditors for the year 2011-12 and to fix
their remuneration.
4. To consider resolutions, if any, moved by the members,
with prior notice of 10 days before the AGM, in
accordance with Club Rule 16.3 and the resolutions
proposed by the General Committee, if any.
5. To elect a President, a Vice President and 7 Members
to the General Committee for the year 2011-12.
By Order of the General Committee
Bangalore
23rd May 2011 Brig. K. Satheesh (Retd.)
Secretary
(a) Queries, if any, relating to annual accounts, which a member may wish to
raise should be sent, in writing, to the Secretary, at least 10 days before
the AGM.
(b) Members are requested to bring their copy of the Annual Report and the
Minutes of the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 14th November
2010, for the meeting. Members’ Attention!
Members may please note the following :
• The Annual Report along with the list of candidates
contesting the election has been dispatched to all the
eligible voting Members. Incase you do not receive a
copy of the same by the 15th of June, kindly collect a
copy from the Club office.
• Permanent Members intending to attend the General
Body Meeting and/or vote at the elections should be
in possession of their Club ID Card.
• Members are not permitted to use mobile phones
either at the Meeting Hall or at the polling venue.
• Members are not permitted to bring any guests on the
election day till the election process is completed.
Amarnath Kamath
Announcements
June 2011
Bulletin Board
Workshops
We welcome the following members who were elected
in April:
The following workshops are proposed. Those
interested may register their names in the Library.
Dates will be communicated depending on interest.
Sons & daughters of Permanent Members:
Mrs.Tara Ollapally Thomas
Mr. Nandan Ramaswamy
Mr. Avinash B. Rao
Mr. Maneesh Vaswani
Mr. H. Nithin Shetty
Mr. B.L. Nagesh
Mr. T.S. Suresh
Mr. S. Jathin Rai
Mr. Gautam Srihari
Mr. Ashish Mehta
Mr. Nikhil Lasrado
Permanent Members:
Mr. K. Shankar
Mr. S.D. Shibulal
Mr. Jagdeesh K. Reddy
Mr. Dasharathy Dayakar
Mr. Nisar Ahmed
Dr. Sanjeev Jain
Mr. Navin V. Bajaj
Mr. Charu Chandra Sharma
Mr. Deepak Bhartia
Sketching & Watercolour Workshop by Mrs.
Mridula Chandra
Age group
16 years and above
Number of participants
8-12
Duration
4 classes 2 ½ hours each (weekends)
Time
11.00 am – 1.30 pm
Fee
Rs. 2600 per participant
Workshop on stress management (Teenagers) by
Ms. Manju Sapru
Age group
12-16 years
Number of participants:
10-24
Duration
2 classes 3 hours each (weekends)
Fee
Rs.1300 per participant
Workshop on Reiki Healing by Reiki Master
Shunil Thakurdas
Obituary
We regret to place on record the sad demise
of the following members:
Age group
Adults
Number of participants
Maximum 8
Duration
1 class (3 hours)
(Monday-Saturday)
10.30 am – 1.30 pm
or 3.30-6.30 pm
Rs.2100 per participant
1. Mrs. Sundar Krishnamurti-
17.03.2011
2. Mr. R.K. Aggarwal-
05.04.2011
Time
3. Mr. K. Bhaskaran Nambiar-
02.05.2011
Fee
4. Mrs. Bollamma Cariapa-
10.05.2011
The Witty and the Wise (a section of well-known humorists)
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, Doctor of Letters (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894)
A poet’s typical income being what it is, it helps if you’re also a
working physician. So it was for one of the most highly regarded
American poets of the 19th century, Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Holmes first sprang to prominence with the publication of “Old
Ironsides”, the ode that led to preservation of the battleship
U.S.S. Constitution. He was also a prominent doctor, however.
He studied medicine in Paris, received his medical degree from
Harvard, taught anatomy and physiology at Dartmouth College,
and at age 33 became the first dean of Harvard Medical School.
He should not be confused with his son, Oliver Wendell Holmes,
Jr., a noted U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Holmes was a popular speaker at Boston events, and known for his series of “Breakfast-Table” sketches,
imaginary conversations set in a boardinghouse. The sketches, a showcase for his opinions and humour
were published in the Atlantic Monthly magazine and later collected into the book The Autocrat of the
Breakfast-Table. He published three novels and two biographies. Here are some of his witticisms:
“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions”; “A person is always
startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time”; “Knowledge and timber
shouldn’t be much used till they are seasoned”; and “Some people are so heavenly minded that they
are no earthly good”.
May Queen Ball contestants
June 2011
Food Lovers (Tested Recipes)
Baby Corn Paneer
Jalfrezi
Ingredients:
12 baby corn cut into 4 pieces lengthwise; 1 &
¼ cups paneer cut into 1” strips; ¼ tsp jeera
seeds; pinch of hing (asafoetida); 1 tsp gingergreen chilli paste; 3 spring onions whites, sliced;
3 spring onion greens, sliced; ½ green capsicum;
¼ tsp turmeric powder; ½ tsp chilli powder;
1 large tomato pureed; 2 tbsps chopped coriander
leaves; 1 tbsp oil; salt to taste.
Method:
Heat the oil in a pan and add the jeera seeds
and asafoetida. When they crackle, add the
ginger-green chilli paste, spring onion whites and
capsicum and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the baby
corn, turmeric powder, chilli powder, tomato puree
and salt and sauté on a low flame for 4-5 minutes
till the baby corn is cooked. Add the paneer and
spring onion greens and toss lightly. Garnish with
the coriander and serve hot.
Spinach Frittata
Ingredients:
2 medium bunches of spinach (cleaned and
chopped); 8 eggs; 1 onion; 1 tsp each garlic and
ginger; ¼ tsp turmeric powder; chilli to taste; salt
to taste; oil; a large pan for frying. (for this recipe a
little extra oil is used)
Method:
Dice onion and fry in oil until opaque. Add
turmeric, ginger and garlic; Add a bit of water and
allow spices to cook. Beat the eggs in a bowl.
Add spinach and salt to eggs and mix well. When
spices are cooked lower flame, add eggs to the
pan and stir gently to mix with the spices. On a low
heat, allow the base of the frittata to set (ensure
there is enough oil). Start your grill on medium.
When base of frittata is set in pan remove from
stove and place the pan under grill. When the top
of the frittata starts to brown remove from grill. It’s
ready to serve.
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Book Review by Minu Pani
“Can I Just Ask?” By Dr.Christian Jessen.
Like all doctors, Dr.Jessen often finds people asking him questions at parties, on
trains and even in the street. And so he has put together a collection of the most
common and curious questions that doctors often get asked.
In a well-documented book with over 250 curious questions, Dr.Jessen attempts to
provide answers in an accurate and matter of fact manner.
Though this book does not qualify itself to be a reference book it does well to dispel
a few myths and misconceptions about worrying health dilemmas.
Almost everyone (while not intentionally being a hypochondriac) does have questions
that cannot be asked out loud and Dr.Jessen displays his uncanny ability to address
these questions.
The book is divided neatly into sections to help you find the answers to your
particular mystery.
It also provides a few surprising facts and figures which will help readers ace any trivia quiz and also give
an understanding about the mysteries of their bodies.
“Can I Just Ask?” is a wholly reassuring book which uses medical science as the starting point and injects
common sense into its interpretations. “When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras” is the underlying
principle of Dr.Jessen’s philosophy and due to its simplicity worth reading.
Winners of various tournaments receiving rolling trophies, at the annual sports night on the 28th of May
Travel
June 2011
Travel: New Zealand in a nutshell (By Nikhil Gupta)
New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty,
which includes: jagged mountains, steep fiords, pristine lakes,
raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic features.
The islands are one of Earth’s richest flora zones and are
inhabited by some unique fauna, including many flightless
birds such as the kiwi. NZ often adds an adventure twist to
nature, and is the home of jet boating through shallow gorges,
and bungy jumping off anything high enough to give a thrill.
You journey usually begins at Auckland. Ride up the Sky
Tower to enjoy the 360 degree views of Auckland City. Visit
Kelly Tarltons and come face to face with the sharks, penguins
and more. Do a day trip to the historic Bay of islands in the
far north. Next, travel to Rotorua via the famous Waitomo
Caves. The highlight is a silent boat trip beneath the lights
of thousands of glow-worms that live on the cave ceiling. At
Rotorua, experience the Maori culture, boiling mud pools, hot
springs and geysers. Also visit the Agrodome and witness live
sheep shearing!
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Fly to Queenstown in the South Island, the adventure capital.
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NZ is in the Southern Hemisphere and has the opposite
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Events Calendar
June 2011
JUNE 2011
FRIDAY
03
MOVIE
6.30PM
2001;A Space Odyssey
(Sci-Fi) (U)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Suitable for Children
FRIDAY
24
MOVIE
6.30PM
Bedazzled
(Comedy)( PG)
Starring Dudley More,
Raquel Welch
Suitable for Children
FRIDAY
10
MOVIE
6.00PM
INDIAN CLASSIC-BIMAL ROY
RETROSPECTIVE
THURSDAY
16
Last date for receiving
resolutions from members
Madhumati
(Reincarnation)( U)
Starring Dilip Kumar, Vyjanthimala
Suitable for Children
SUNDAY
26
Annual General
Meeting
10.30AM
Elections
12.00PM to 6.00PM
WEDNESDAY
29
5.00PM
MOVIE
6.00PM
Kaagaz Ke Phool Guru Dutt Retrospective
Starring: Guru Dutt,
Waheeda Rehman
Suitable for Children
FRIDAY
17
MOVIE
6.30PM
Fantastic Voyage
(Adventure) (U) (100 Mins)
Starring: Stephen Boyd,
Raquel Welch
Suitable for Children
Weekly events: Wednesday’s: 8PM onwards,
Live music at Main Lawn | Thursday’s: Whist
Drive & Live music 7.30PM onwards, at Men’s
Bar (Ladies allowed to use the men’s bar)
Friday’s: 8PM onwards, Retro music at Main
lawn | Saturday’s: 8PM onwards, Family
evening with recorded music (Children
permitted till 11PM) Sunday’s: 12PM - 3.30PM,
Sunday Lawn Service with live music
Tombola: Wednesday’s from 7PM to 9PM &
Sunday’s from 11.30AM onwards
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members may also register.
DE-AFFILIATION: Members may kindly note that the Bangalore Club has withdrawn the affiliation arrangement with the following Club with effect from 1st June 2011: Royal Over-Seas
League, London Clubhouse & International HQ, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St. James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR.
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