On Nature

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Some lessons that I have learnt from my experiences in the wild. Never second-guess Nature’s power or mystery. Nature respects you only as much as you respect her. Enjoy Nature with an open mind. Be prepared to accept the fact that sometimes there is no logical explanation for what you experience. Understand your limitations. Take […]


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A close friend recently shared this experience with me. The CAT examination is conducted on the 3rd Sunday of every November for entrance into premier B-schools in India, such as the Indian Institutes of Management. The CAT application material is priced at INR 1100/- for general category students and at a hugely discounted price for […]

Chaos @ Bandipur

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In Bandipur, never commit the mistake of booking a safari ride in the Jungle Lodges bus shown above. It simply is not worth the 75 bucks you pay, unless you are a professional wrestler. A better idea would be to hire an open-top Gypsy that costs 1500 bucks for 7 people. The best idea would […]

Top Gear Magazine in India

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From the Bangalore edition of The Economic Times: Top Gear’s Indian edition launched Our Mumbai Bureau 18 AUGUST TOPGEAR, an internationally renowned automobile magazine, was launched in Mumbai recently, the latest entrant in India’s burgeoning automobile press industry. The second automobile magazine to be launched this year, TopGear promises a more lifestyle and enthusiast-oriented look […]


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During our weekend trip to Bandipur – Madumalai – Ooty – Talkaad, I and Avinash halted overnight at Masinagudi. We were greeted by this view in the morning. If you happen to be in Masinagudi and need accommodation head over to: Mountania Resorts Mountain Rest House Masinagudi, Nilgiris Tel: (0423) 2526337, 2526267 Update: March 08, […]

The Indian National Anthem

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The Indian National Anthem Jana-Gana-Mana (Thou Art the Ruler of All Minds) Original Hindi Words: Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he Bharata-bhagya-vidhata Panjaba-Sindha-Gujrata-Maharata- Dravida-Utkala-Vanga Vindhya-Himachala-Yamuna-Ganga Uchhala-Jaladhi-taranga Tava shubha name jage Tava shubha ashisha mage Gave tava jaya-gatha Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he Bharata-bhagya-vidhata. Jaya he! Jaya he! Jaya he! Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he! English Translation: Thou art the ruler […]

Scot’s Newsletter

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