Friday 13 September 2019

Trip to North and East Sikkim

We had not gone anywhere for more than a year. As the summer was ending, we were thinking of going to a place to beat the summer. I pulled out the map and two states stuck my eyes. Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim. I had heard a lot about places in HP from friends and relatives. However, Sikkim seems to be less heard at least from my close circle. This tiny state bordering three other nations Nepal, China, and Bhutan always created interest. I started researching every place in Sikkim and finally we decided for a 8-days trip covering North and East Sikkim including Gangtok.

Preview of Gurudongmar lake

Saturday 31 August 2019

Vani Vilasa Sagara Dam - A visit to the oldest dam in Karnataka

We were driving to Bhadravati to attend cousin's marriage. As Google showed the route via Hiriyuru as the fastest, we were just following that route. At Hiriyuru, our car took a left turn towards Hosadurga. This route was a typical countryside drive with green fields on both sides. The road was in good condition and the traffic was sparse, the light music in the car made it a very pleasing drive.
We might have driven around 20kms from Hiriyuru and we noticed a yellow board at the side which read we have to take a left turn to reach "Vani Vilasa dam" and it is at a 5 kms distance. We had not heard about this dam before. Since it was just a 5 kms deviation, we thought of exploring this place. And our car turned to the left.

Wednesday 3 April 2019

A real test to the human nose in a office lift!

Sometimes the office lift throws a serious challenge to my nose - to check it's capability to detect as many scents and stenches as possible. It is a dilemma to whether feel proud about my nose's capability or to feel annoyed of being put to the test! 

Saturday 23 March 2019

Brihadisvara temple Thanjavur

Brihadisvara temple, Thanjavur (Big temple). One of the architecture wonders in India!

Sunday 17 March 2019

Astronomy Star Party March 2019

When Bangalore Astronomical Society (BAS) announced the star party in March 2019, I had almost made up my mind to not to miss. I have been trying to attend a star party for long, but due to some other commitments, I was giving it a miss. This time, I decided to attend at any cost!