The Sun hid his visage behind the grey nimbus. Trees rustled for the wind's tantrum. Dampness filled all over the place, making the laundry undry. Unusual silence instilled the barn; one could only hear the frogs' croaking. The cattle lay silently chewing their cud, wondering if their master would come, As he never missed a… Continue reading Nippy Evenings !!
Recently Pilliyarpatti temple got its Raja gopuram refurbished and the consecration happened in May 2017. We planned a trip to the womb entrepreneurs' in Tamil Nadu - Karaikudi. Solid 6 hr travel from Coimbatore to Karakudi via Natham, the shoddy roads disrupted our pleasant travel. In the nick of time, we entered the temple for… Continue reading Karaikudi – Pillayarpatti – Thirukoshtiyur
Shivasamudra falls was a long pending trip, so my husband and I planned to hit the road. Vrooming into the Dimbam Ghat section we found a lone tusker in the middle of the bamboo forest. The tusker looked young and was kind enough to pose for the bikers’ selfies. On reaching Chamrajnagar we had our… Continue reading Shivasamudra – Talakad – Mysore _ Dhondeling
Davanagere railway station seemed to buzz with locals today. The clock showed 11:30 pm, Urvashi jittering around with her unsteady movements was waiting to take a train to Hubli. Her father Ranga Reddy is a renowned agriculturist in Davanagere. His chateau in the middle of his fields gives a panoramic view of the village. Belonging… Continue reading Trafficked – Fiction 1
My maternal grandfather was an MLA in the 1940's. Unlike today's politicians, in those days if someone desires to become a politician they must pledge some portion of their assets for the welfare of the country. He was a freedom fighter and shared his jail cell with Avainashilinga Chettiyar during the freedom protest. He was… Continue reading In the unreserved with my progressive grandmother
My mom said " We should go to Thala kaveri / Coorg this summer" , I guess it was 6 years back and for some reason there was always a snag when we planned for Coorg. Finally last December holidays we planned in the eleventh hour to some how make it to Coorg. I was… Continue reading My mother’s travel goal : Coorg
From Hassan we packed our bags and started to Hampi. We planned to stay in Royal Orchid Hotel in Hospet, Hospet the nearest town to Hampi. I guess without GPS in a land of unknown language I would have definitely been lost. All sign boards are in Kannada , it is like outsiders "find your own… Continue reading Halibeedu – Belur – Hampi Part -2