Category Archive for 'india'

failed attempt

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

I was so confident of reaching the top, but failed. In a kind of unplanned way. After around maybe 40% I was resting for a few moments after the previous stretch. But resting in that posture itself was tiring. So when I resumed, my arms kind of just became numb and gave way. For a […]

weekend at Siddaganga Mutt, Tumkur

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Tumkur is supposed to be just an hour’s drive from Bangalore, but the bus (which we got almost immediately, both to and fro) took well over 2 hours each way. But the journey was enjoyable, and more than anything the trip was well worth it! Visited the Siddaganga Mutt and stayed overnight in the simple […]

trip to a village again

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Has been quite a while since last time, so about time for another trip to the village… Luckily my mom could join me again and this time my sister as well. It had been a pretty cool trip (inspite of the hot weather) with my brother in law Anand and the three women in my […]

weekend exploration of srikalahasti

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Abhinav’s first trip within India, we planned on a one day weekend visit to a temple near Tirupati known as Srikalahasti. Conventional visits to such famous temples are like a formula – go in, perform some pooja/ritual, and leave – either to the next temple or back home. We had heard that there wasn’t much […]

trip to himavad gopalswamy betta

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

[Tip: You can skip the rambling and just see the photos by clicking on the first photo 💡 ] After quite a while, went out with a group of friends to be amidst nature in Himavad Gopal Swamy Betta. Had also been on a brief visit to Bandipur (where we saw the above deer walking […]

sketch of a familiar place

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Though I’ve somehow gone off track in writing, this is a long pending post. This is about a drawing that a reader mailed me – yes an actual tangible drawing on paper and not a digital version – how cool is that! She said she was inspired by smile cards idea and definitely makes me […]

temple of peace

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Where is this temple? One can travel to Belur, but another is also within oneself 😎

invitation to a pilgrimage

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

This is a long pending post which I’ve just kept postponing as I’ve not spent enough time on this site off late, but can’t afford to anymore… Whether you find meditation boring, or you find the very idea absurd and impractical, or whether you are curious, or you’re interested, or you’ve been very keen on […]

a trivial act may make a big difference to someone else

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

I feel somewhat silly writing a small thing like this making a mountain out of a molehill, had forgotten about it, but just recollected it when I got the Smile Newsletter which said : “Share A Kindness Story. Please tell us of a kind act you’ve done, experienced, or even heard of. “ Since we don’t know […]

the road not taken at Horanadu

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Horanadu temple Originally uploaded by common man. The Annapoorneshwari temple at Horanadu is quite famous. We arrived at Horanadu yesterday night and witnessed the Mahamanglaarthi at this temple at 21:15, a beautiful event with a LOT of lighted lamps. The darshan – where you can walk past the diety (in this case, Goddess Annapoorneshwari) as […]