So the story goes like this…. I was in the middle of planning solo bike ride trip from Bangalore to Kanyakumari(to be covered in another blog), when I stumbled upon an article on Rameshwaram. Once I read it, I was sold to the idea of including an extra day in Rameshwaram for the holy bath… Read More Divine Experience! Holy bath to wash the sins…
“You will be in Mumbai during the Ganesh Chaturthi”, that’s what my wife predicted about 10 days before the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, when I returned back to Bangalore from Mumbai. I did put a wager on it because I was sure that I am not going back to Mumbai soon. Little that I know that… Read More Ganesh Chaturthi, As a Mumbaikar!
All right – it’s been a while, work and travel kept me busy. Spending lots of time in India especially in Mumbai(as the locals would say Amchi Mumbai), made me realize that I am in love with the city I never imagined to live in. I instantly started missing Mumbai, when I went on a… Read More Amchi Mumbai….
“Give Time a break…..Pondicherry” , the tag line one will see at many prominent locations in Pondicherry. Pondicherry or Puducherry, is one of the Union Territories of India, and was under French rule till 1954. It’s also known as “The French Riviera of the East”, the French influence can be prominently felt in Pondicherry. The… Read More Pondicherry….’Give Time a Break’!
My favorite meal of the day is breakfast, and whenever I find spare time on my hands, I go extra mile to get the unique meal experience. Over the course of last few months, I was on roll to visit various places for breakfast. Having visited many, I got my own top list(not in particular… Read More Craving for Breakfast – My List of ‘Top 12 in Bangalore’
Midweek discussion to go for a weekend ride with colleagues quickly turned into the concrete plan when all of the riding enthusiastic(s) were sold to idea of driving to Bandipur National Forest. Bandipur National Park is regarded as one of the most visited and beautiful national parks of India. Settled along the Mysore-Ooty highway in… Read More Bangalore to Bandipur ….. Bike Trip
Trains, the train stations, the railroad tracks, signals, railways crossing as a matter of fact anything to do with train transport, makes me nostalgic. My father worked with Indian Railways, and I practically grew up with very close association to trains, traveled the length and breadth of India on them. Till date, I miss no… Read More Hill Railways of India
Mumbai, earlier known as Bombay, is the capital of Maharashtra and the largest city of India. There are two different stories on how Mumbai/Bombay got its name . According to one Bombay got its name from ‘Bom Bahia’, meaning “Beautiful Bay”, given by a Portuguese and this was later popularized as Bombay by the British. … Read More Mumbai….Highlights of my Trip
“Do you like Tea or Coffee?” Kiran asked me as we were driving towards cinema. “Depends on the mood and time of the day,” I replied, not thinking what question he will ask next. “So what you feel like now? There are two famous tea stalls on the way to cinema, one serves awesome ginger… Read More Tea and Coffee Culture in Bangalore
Super excited…. That I have survived “week 1” of long term plan as being an “expat in India”. The City: Bengaluru aka Bangalore, capital of Karnataka is located in south of India, a center of India’s high tech industry, which is spread around 270 square miles with a population of approximately 8.5 million. Bangalore has… Read More Being in Bangalore as an expat – Week 1