TRAVEL AND TOURISM

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

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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

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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!

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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

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

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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

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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

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

This weeks photo challenge is Pedestrian The word pedestrian means a person walking rather than travelling in a vehicle, especially in a place where vehicles go!Here is my submission! Here are my submissions! I have to admit I do not have that many photos that can bring out the full essence of the challenge! Pedestrians… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

Posted as part of WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered Definitely this one for layered! And this!  Previous Photo challenge can be found here My latest travel review Do share your thoughts on the photos! Thank you!

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

Madayipara: A Biodiversity hotspot in Kannur Dt, Kerala

Most of us will know some peculiar places near our hometown which are beautiful picnic spots, but yet to become a mainstream tourist destination! "Madayipara" in Kannur district, Kerala is one such place which I would like to review here. Madayipara is a vast hillock known for its low elevation grasslands, laterite stone tops, ancient temples,… Continue reading Madayipara: A Biodiversity hotspot in Kannur Dt, Kerala

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Photo Challenge: Waiting

This week photography challenge from WordPress is on the topic "Waiting" I am submitting three photos this time which I feel is apt for the challenge. Waiting for your loved ones Shot at Nandi Hills, Bengaluru Waiting for your friend to come! Shot at Mysore Zoo Waiting for mommy to bring food! Shot at Chikmagalur,… Continue reading Photo Challenge: Waiting

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WPC/DP: Structure/Anticipate

Posted as part of WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge! as well as part of Daily Prompt: Anticipate (See details below) This weeks challenge is "Structure" with emphasis on biological structures and patterns rather than building structures I present to you four photos which I feel is apt for the topic 1) The structure of peacock feathers! … Continue reading WPC/DP: Structure/Anticipate

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner

Posted as part of WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge For the theme corner, I hope the following pictures make sense! Share your thoughts in the comments section! Thank you! A couple of Monkeys playing on the corner of a wall! 2) Temple architecture with geometric corners! 3) A photo that was taken from a Corner angle!… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple: Time travel to the past!

Traveling just 60 odd km away from Bengaluru City will take you to one of the most exquisite and ancient architectural marvel, the Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple. Believed to be first built-in the early 9th century AD during the Nolamba dynasty era, and modified over centuries under respective ruling dynasties, this place is a must visit for… Continue reading Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple: Time travel to the past!

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Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

Posted as part of WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  For the topic, "Ooh, Shiny!", I could find an old photo which was taken with my point and shoot camera: A picture of pineapple flower which was bathing in sun light! Here is the pic! Also see my last weeks photo challenge here and the week before… Continue reading Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

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Photo Challenge: Elemental

Note: Posted as part of WordPress weekly photo challenge Theme: Elemental!  Fire! Water! Earth! And Air! (Symbolized by the fresh air you can breathe in this heavenly place) 

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Daily Prompt: Amble!

Note:1. Posted as part of the Daily Prompt series from WordPress 2. I post photographs I have taken symbolizing the words given for the Daily prompts and not detailed written articles! For the prompt Amble, I guess photograph of an elephant would be most apt! Wherever I have seen elephants, whether it be in the wild… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Amble!

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Weekly Photo Challenge:Textures

Note: Published as part of the WordPress weekly photo challenge  For the topic "textures" the most striking picture which comes to my mind is a photograph of a layer of mountains appearing as if they are stacked one on the other and a beautiful river "Teesta" flowing in between! Taken in North Sikkim, India, December 2014. As Carlos… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge:Textures

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Daily Prompt: FOGGY: A trip to remember!

Note: Post published as part of WordPress Daily Post Challenge When I heard "Foggy", the first thought which came to my mind was a "rain journey" I undertook, where there was a memorable walk through a foggy forest! Read the full review here (Detailed review post!) THE FOGGY FOREST

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

Mazha Yatra-A jungle safari into the rainforests of Kerala

Exploring the rainforests of Kerala during Monsoon season should be on every traveler's to do list!  On June 24th, 2017, I undertook a memorable journey organized by the Kerala Tourism Dept (hereafter referred as KTD), covering the western ghat rainforests in and around Athirapally Taluk, Thrissur District. This travelogue covers a detailed review of the… Continue reading Mazha Yatra-A jungle safari into the rainforests of Kerala