Archive forSeptember, 2009

Ride to Chunchi Falls

Participants:

1. Shrikant Gaikwad
2. Myself

Date: 28th September, 2009

Mode of Transport: Bajaj Platina 125 cc

Chunchi falls is created by the river Arkavati and has rocks all along with path. Due to constant water flow, the rocks have shaped to different shapes. It provides a wonderful view for the nature lover and have lots from artistic view point.

Route Information:

Chunchi falls is located in Kanakpura Taluk in Bangalore District. There are two ways of reaching to there. One is via Santhanur. One needs to take the road to Sathanur Junction via Kanakpura. Take a the road on the left towards Mekedatu. One needs to travel some 18 kms to reach one the same road. One will find a marking saying Chunchi Falls to be 6 kms. Take the road on the left as marked. The other option is take the left after one reaches Kanakpura. You will find some sort of small circle (a small statue is there in the middle of the road). The right hand side of the road takes to Santhanur while the left hand goes to Sangam/Mekedatu. Take this road which will later get linked to the road towards Mekedatu as mentioned above. The road does not have any markings, so it better to ask the locals. They are quiet helpful in this regard. The place is around 95kms from Bangalore (Mekhri Circle).

Arkavati River making it's way through rocks

Chunchi Falls

Arkavati River making the way

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Visit to Bull Temple

Participants:

1. Shrikant Gaikwad
2. Myself

Date: 27th September, 2009

Mode of Transport: Bajaj Platina 125 cc

Bull Temple is positioned at the southern end of Bull Temple Road in Bangalore. The temple is located in Basavangudi. The special attraction of the temple is a huge structure of bull made out of a single piece of stone. The temple is said to have been built by Kempe Gowda in 1537 A.D. A statue of Shiva is also there just behind the bull. The structure has a height of about 4 meters and a length of about 6 meters.

Route Information:

The temple is located at Basavangudi, Bangalore and is at the southern end of the Bull Temple Road. The best way to find the route is to do a search of http://maps.google.com and enter the keywords as Bull Temple, Bangalore. It is about 20 kms from Mekri Circle.

The Bull inside the temple

Bull Temple

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Ride to Shani and Bhoganandishwara Temple

Participants:

1. Purushottom Suryarao
2. Myself

Date: 26th September, 2009

Mode of Transport: Bajaj Platina 125 cc

Bhoganandishwara Temple is perhaps the finest and the most ornate of the Dravidian temples. The whole temple consists of twin temples, Bhoganandishwara on the north while Arunachalaleshwara on the South. The temple was built by Ratnavali consort of the Bana King Bana Vidhyadhara at a record A.D.810.

Route Information:

Shani Temple: The temple is located at around 45 kms from Bangalore on NH7 towards Chikkaballapur. As you move towards the Chikkaballapur Taluk, you will find the temple on your right. The hotel Shanthi Sagar is located opposite to it besides a big banyan tree.

Shani Temple at Chikkaballapur

Bhoganandishwara Temple: Bhoganandishwara Temple is about 55 kms from Bangalore. Start towards Chikkaballapura on NH-7. After about 10 kms from the Airport crossing, turn towards left towards Nandi Hills. You will find a T junction (dead end), the left goes to Nandi Hills while the right goes towards Muddenahalli. Take the right here. After traveling almost 7 kms from there you will find the temple.

Shiva and Parvati at Bhoganandishwara Temple

Bhoganandishwara Temple

Water Storage inside Bhoganandishwara Temple

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Gmail chat/contacts down

Just checked gmail. Seems that chatenabled.gmail.com is down since 20.15 hrs today. The gmail team has put up notice in red saying the same. Hope it is up soon to be able to get in touch with all friends …

Gmail Chat Server down

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Marriages – Past, Present and Future

Marriage in India, is considered to be one of the most auspicious occasion and is an one tome event in one’s life. As human race progresses, marriages have also undergone some considerable amount of change in them as well to cope up with the changes. This is not a comparative study but just some views about the changes that has been brought up.

Past:

People used to get married young and would marry for economic reasons. They used to get married wo married who they were told to marry. They had children right away, and lots of children. They stayed in their marriages even if they were unhappy, abused or felt unfulfilled. People used to get married to solve the disputes between two tribes/clans etc. also. There are incidents also wherein a guys goes out and captures a women.

Matchmaker also had an important role to play in this period. People used to rely to them for arranging marriages.

Present:

Today, more and more couples are waiting until they are in their 30’s to marry. They often don’t marry due to economic reasons. They marry someone they love. They postpone having children, and they limit the number of children they do have. If the marriage doesn’t work out, they have no guilt in getting a divorce.

Future:

There will be fewer people getting married. There will be less social stigma with couples who want to live in non-traditional arrangements. Same-sex marriage will be accepted in more countries.

Courtesy:
http://about.com

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Smart/Reliance Fresh Blues

A small incident which I thought I should write about, to let others also know about it.

I needed to get some vegetables so was my friend. And as such we went to the market to get those. We checked the price of some items with the local shops and later went to the supermarket to check the same for better pricing. We got Chili and Potato. The displayed price of Chili and Potato was Rs. 16.50 each. We happily got the items, as the price was on the lower side as compared to the outside market. Bill was generated and after paying we started to move out, but suddenly my friend had a look into the bill and just for his curiosity went to check the displayed price. To our utter dismay, there was the price difference. The supermarket charged Rs. 19.00 and Rs. 18.90 respectively for those items. It seemed that we were cheated. When inquired, we were given a blunt reply saying that the prices are valid only the next day. We had to argue with the staff to get the correct price for those items.

On the other day, we went to another supermarket to get some stuff. We got the stuff, but the free items that were listed in the packs were not given to us. Had to have an argue again to get it. Doesn’t it make sense that the person’s billing it, should have accounted for the free items listed.

What I felt is that, as the number of supermarket grows along with it’s consumer base, the profit that they make with small difference in the price increase per quantity is very much. And in this fast life where there is very less time for all this, very few people check whether they are paying the price of the item as displayed. Maybe since the number of items that we brought were less and hence we were able to find the price difference of the items. But as the quantity grows you tend to loose the displayed price of each item and we take into granted that the supermarket has charged for what we have brought and as per the price. I think it is time to open one’s eyes and as the popular add goes “Jago Ghrahak Jago”.

This would seem silly to many people but the real fact is supermarket’s are minting money from our ignorance.

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Ride to Ghati Subrahmanya/MakaliDurg Fort

Participants:

1. K.Parthasarathy
2. Shrikant Gaikwad
3. Guru Prasad
4. Manivannan
5. Myself

Date: 6th September, 2009

Mode of Transport: Bajaj Platina 125 cc, Bajaj Pulsar, Hero Honda Splendor

The temple is dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya and Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. It is believed that the idol of Subrahmanya is self originated. The uniqueness of the temple is, Sri Subrahmanya is facing east and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha is facing west in a single image. One can have darshan of Lord Narasimha through a mirror placed rear side. First time I went there, I was not able to make it out.

Route Information:

Ghati Subrahmanya – Ghati Subrahmanya is about 53 kms from Yelhanka, Bangalore. One needs to take the road towards Doddaballapur, and from Doddaballapur it is about 15kms. Just as you reach MakaliDurg railway station, take the road to the right. This will lead you to the temple.

Ghati Subrahmanya

GhatiSubrahmanya Snake Statue

MakaliDurg Fort – From the MakaliDurg Railway Station, to the base of the hill is exactly 2 kms. Walk on the railway track enjoying nature. On the left hand you will come across a temple of Lord Krishna. Cross the temple and take the road which will lead you to the fort. The climb to the top can be covered in 1 hr as informed by locals. In case you are more adventurous, climb straight towards the top. Be careful of snakes and thorny bushes.

MakaliDurg Railway Track

Train view from the top

View from the top

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What is Tension?

Ladki Ne Aapse Lift Mangi,
Raaste Me Uski Tabiyat Kharab Ho Gayee,
Aap Hospital Le Gaye,
Doctor Bola Aap Baap Banane Waale Ho ..
Aap Ko Tension ..

Aap Bole Mei Is Bacche Ka Baap Nahi ..
Phir Ladki Se Puchha ..
Ladki Boli Yehi Baap Hai ..
Aap Ko Aur Tension ..

Phir Police Aayee ..
Aap Ka medical Check Up Hua ..
Report Aayee Ke Aap To Kabhi Baap Nahi Ban Sakate ..
Aap Ne Upar Waale Ka Shukariya Aada Kiya ..
Aur Khushi Khushi Bahar Aa Gaye ..

Aur Phir Socha Ke
Ghar par Jo Doh Bachche Hai Woh Kis Ke Hain ?
Aap Ko Phir Tension ..

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