Gurudongmar Lake (Sikkim)

Review of Gurudongmar Lake: There are a few places in India which we mark in our mind as "places to visit once in our lifetime". From the backwaters of Kerala to the beaches in Goa, Road trip to Ladakh or a cruise to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Pilgrimage to Varanasi or wandering in Thar desert, the list goes on... And then ....North Sikkim! [Sikkim Tourism,… Continue reading Gurudongmar Lake (Sikkim)


A day trek to Mt. Tadiandamol and stay at Honeyvalley Homestay Coorg

It was half-past eleven on Friday the Feb 9th and my friends-n-colleagues Arjun, Abhijith, and Sourath were busy winding up their tasks for the day. Reply to Emails? Check. Update Redmine with tasks? Check. Assign work to the team? Check. In twenty minutes, we are scheduled to leave for Scotland, not the European destination though,… Continue reading A day trek to Mt. Tadiandamol and stay at Honeyvalley Homestay Coorg


Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

This week WP-WPC is weathered and the best picture I can think of for the topic is the below one shot at Vaitheeswaran Koil (Temple), Tamil Nadu, India. This temple is believed to be built in the 7th century which makes it about >1300 years old! The photo is that of the ornate gateway which… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered


Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth!

Happy New Year Everyone! This year's first WP photo challenge is Growth! Though the topic can be extrapolated on so many levels, I am sticking to photos depicting growth in the natural world around us! Hope you enjoy them! Please do leave your valuable comments as well!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

Here are my submission for this weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation!  These are very old pics taken with my old point and shoot camera Pic 1 This picture represents how nature transforms everything over time. Pic 2 This nest was built by a "bird couple" in just over 5 days! They started with a… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation


Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

Dan Brown is back with his fifth book in the "Robert Langdon series" and I was eagerly looking forward to a come back from the author after disappointing works with Inferno and Lost Symbol. The plot of "Origin", as the title suggests, attempts to answer the fundamental questions of evolution as to "where we came… Continue reading Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown


Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Posted as part of WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded This weeks theme is Rounded and I feel the following photo suits best for the challenge. A round drum at a Buddhist monastery, Coorg, Karnataka 2) A rounded structure  3) Fish Biriyani inside a rounded vessel!  And my favorite, the rounded moon! (Couldn't find the HQ version… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded


Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

This week WordPress weekly photo challenge is Glow I guess the picture below will be apt for the challenge! I call this photograph "The Big Bang" The photo was taken today (Oct 20) during the Diwali celebration in my neighborhood. What I like most in the pic is the explosion cloud in the middle, which… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow