Battle ground Biryani – A Biryani delivery strategy

Ambur Briyani Bombers
Mission hot as Briyani

Battle ground Biryani – the code name for my new top secret biryani delivery strategy. Mission is to relieve the innocent civilians from the torture of eating less than delicious biryani, whatever type it is. Of all the great biryani avaialble in India like Hyderabadi Biryani, Middle East, Hyderabadi Biryani, Lucknowi (Awadhi) Biryani, Sindhi Biryani, Bombay Biryani, Calcutta Biryani, Ambur Biriyani, Bhatkali Biryani, Memoni biryani, Malabar Biriyani, Dindigul Biriyani, ,Beary biryani, Karachi Beef biryani, Kalyani biryani one hero stands out. The Ambur biryani.

Unlike other biryani where the pieces and rice can be cooked separately and mixed on demand, Ambur or Vaniyambadi biryani is prepared by mixing both and cooking together. Usually it is prepared in huge container in kitchens and sent to the hotels where it is served. Once the container is finished, the hotel cannot serve any more biryanis because it is difficult to make these delicious biryani on demand basis in small kitchen. A typical Ambur biryani can be identified by the spicy thick oily brinjal/egg plant gravy served along with it.

I have spent many years in Bangalore And still have not relished on one good Ambur biryani. The cosmopolitan nature of the city, demand hotel to serve multiple types of biryani, and most hotels themselves don’t know what they end up serving. Try Dum biryani, you might end up with Hyderabadi biryani. Order Mogul biryani, All you get is Arab biryani. Worst some small biryani outlets declare themselves as Ambur biryani or thalapakatti biryani or Dum biryani and serve random crap. And Malabar biryani is technically white rice with chicken meat. Bangaloreans can smell a beer and identify where its malt grew , but sadly can’t judge what kind of biryani they are eating even after gorging half of it. Well enough of the stereo typing. Lets get back to the mission.

The architecture is derived from real time battle ground strategy. I have accomplished many military missions in my real life while playing “Battlefield” and “Call of duty”. With that immense knowledge let me strategize this mission. The attack is coordinated by three step approach viz.
Command center, Mother ship and bombers. Target terrains are the IT tech parks, colleges, exhibitions, Bachelor neighbourhoods. No.Malls are not our target, they are decoy. Nobody comes to malls to eat or shop. Only for Surveillance. You know what I mean.

Command center

Central command unit for all Motherships. Also called as call center takes requests from civilians who needs their pathetic office/college canteen lunch to be bombed. Triangulates the location of the incoming request using google maps and instructs the nearby Mothership.

Mother ship:

Mothership (van or truck) carries sufficient biryani containers required for the mission from the Depot (Kitchen). Motherships are strategically anchored near the Target terrain. Collects and analyses the request for bombing (delivery). Once minimum request is obtained for a building, bombers (two wheeler delivery) with enough bombs(biryani packets) are set off. Diligent officers on board take care of packing the bombs from the containers.

Bombers:

Two wheelers that can navigate enemy terrain (traffic). Covers the last mile. Pilots are responsible for executing COD (Cash on Delivery). Bombers should swiftly complete the bombing mission and return to mothership for refilling supplies and prepare for the next mission. Mother ship can have multiple bombers based on the scale of the mission.

Navy Depot:

Also called as kitchen by some cadres. Quality controlled hygienic preparation of biryani. The taste can be guaranteed because of the centralised production.

Call for Backup:

Not everything can be calculated in War. Sometimes troops might encounter unexpected spike in request for bombing. Typical reasons could be like CEO of a company decided to withdraw work from home benefits, college symposiums or cricket match. In times of stress, Mothership can call for SOS from bombers of nearby Motherships. Or swap its place with other mothership with more resource (biryani). The Command center also receives the SOS call and arranges for necessary backup ships and bombers.

With careful coordination we can bomb a target within 10 minutes of the request. Similar timing precision was achieved in another battle in Italy,famously known as Battle of Pizzas. Based on the situation Navy can be put on alert in the night as well.

Though the strategy is designed for the AB bombers ( Ambur biryani bombers) it can be extended to other types of bombs as well. If you ever want to attempt this Battle I can be your military consultant.

Universities wiping out trees in the name of project record.

Cut trees for project record
Cut trees for project record
Every year lakhs of student in India religiously perform a task , vital for the graduation, called Project submission, The evidence for project submission is the project record. Typically A hard bound notebook of bonded A4 paper with water mark of the student registration no.. Contents are printed typically on one side of the pages. Students of Computer science , who writes program solely to be executed on the computer, also has to print the program and submit the project record. Except for few premier institutions that have upgraded themselves to the digital age , most of the colleges are still stuck in the 90’s practice.

Couple of years back, Indian railways allowed its passenger to board train by showing digital copy of the ticket instead of printout. Reason, was every day 3 lakh sheets were printed for etickets. This number, has considerably come down by allowing digital copies.

I did a rough calculation, which I have shared below. Every year Indian universities and colleges wipe out 50000+ trees for a process which doesn’t have direct benefit to either Students or faculties. Did you ever touch your record note book after you submitted your project?

There are other serious side effects in using a project record

  • Projects cannot be searched. if a student wants to find out any earlier work on his/her current project, it is extremely difficult to do it now.
  • Universities cannot verify fake or duplicate projects, since it is not searchable.

Better alternative.

  • AICTE or University should mandate that all college projects should be submitted as digital copy in a prescribed template instead of paper records.
  • A central database where students can search and study previous projects.
  • The central database can be used by employers to verify the student’s work.

 

 

image courtesy: background image from itc.nl

Site for Bangalore Bus route search

Bangaloreans are lucky!. If you are planning to travel across Bangalore in the BMTC (government operated) bus, but not sure of what bus to take, don’t worry. A good samaritan called Narasimha datta had created a simple site which can search and provide you the bus no.s for a particular route. If there is any breakup , then all the bus no.s for the different breakup routes are mentioned as well.

Check the site at Bangalore Bus Route Search