I’m back!

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From Lonavala. And what an amazing three days we had in Lonavala. I was so busy putting out that MBA admissions article the other day that I totally forgot to mention about this trip. I apologize for the lack of articles over the weekend. Expect to read some real nice ones very soon. I promise […]


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While cleaning my room yesterday I came across a few old photo CDs. The cleaning stopped because curiosity got the better of me. It was a nostalgic couple of hours that I spent looking at the photographs. The ones below are from the time I spent in New Zealand. If you love adventure then New […]

Bombay Blues!

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Traveling to Mumbai gave me an opportunity to visit one of my favorite restaurants, Bombay Blue. I stayed in Andheri (West) and luckily a Bombay Blue restaurant was located just a short walk away from my hotel. They serve yummy Mexican food – a favorite cusine, only second to South Indian meals. Here’s a list […]

Leisure Destinations

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If you are planning your vacations through Leisure Destinations, think again. In fact, don’t do it – if you value your money and time, that is. We had a very bad experience with this travel shop, on our recent trip to Kodaikanal. The shop has a tie-up with one “Goldan Parks Inn” – and no, […]

Stunt Biking

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In Kodaikanal, you can indulge yourself to a serene bicycle ride around the lake. Or, if you are adventurous then you can cycle over to many of the vistas that Kodaikanal has to offer. The rent is quite cheap – 10 bucks an hour per cycle. There aren’t any geared bicycles though. Avinash, who also […]

Mantraalaya: Parts II & III

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In and around Mantraalaya: Because of an early start, we managed to have a stress-free darshan at the temple. Members of the male gender are required to remove their shirts and vests before entering the inner portion of the temple – a practice that I have never been able to comprehend. Defies logic! How does […]

Mantraalaya: Part I

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From Bangalore to Mantraalaya: Mantraalaya is geographically located in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, about 425 km North-East of Bangalore. The route we (or rather the KSRTC bus) followed was: Bangalore –> Chickballapur –> Anantapura –> Gooty –> Adoni –> Mantraalaya. We had booked tickets on a KSRTC super-deluxe Mayura bus. The bus departed from the […]