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My brush with the ‘Yamdoot’ :-)


There are bikes that I love, there are bikes that I hate… and then there is a bike that I respect – The Yamaha RD350 aka the Rajdoot RD350; or the ‘Yamdoot’ as it was nicknamed in India. The RD350 is not something that you can buy off the shelf, it is a part of […]

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Pranlal Bhogilal Vintage Car Museum – Autoworld


Trrrrriiiinnngg… Trrrriiinnnggg… Doc: Hello SG: Hello Doc, I was thinking of visiting the Pranlal Bhogilal vintage car collection tomorrow morning (Saturday 10th July 2010)… Doc: Hmmm… I too was planning to go there sometime. I drove past this place a few days ago when I was going somewhere, it is around 30 – 40 minutes […]

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Ruins in the Jungle – IIMA MCC Trip.


“Tucked away in a forest, there are secrets to be revealed…An ancient city, a gateway to Rajasthan. A hiding place for rulers, concealed from enemies, citizens, angry wives, even from the sun, tucked between sacred hills on the east and west. And the mystery of abandonment, decay. Ancient temples, some still performing their pujas deep […]

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The Bhoot bungalow trip – ACMCC Trip II


The last time around I had a Bhoot Bungalow experience was in June 2009 when Sangeetha and I went for a trek into the core area of the Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary in Tamilnadu. Since it was right in the middle of the monsoons, camping in the open was ruled out and we had to spend […]

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IIMA Campus – Nature Walk.


On Sunday I went to the old campus for some bird watching… and saw quite a few of em.. Birds of the feathered kind I mean. Honest! It started with a mail… ” Prakriti – The Nature Club of IIMA is organising a nature walk to observe and appreciate the beauty of flora and fauna […]

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Hathi Singh Temple, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque & a Haveli in Ahmedabad.


Ever since I landed on the IIMA campus in April 2010, life has been mostly following a regular pattern. A normal day revolves around the classroom, dining hall, syndicate-room and the hostel-room… An occasional ‘highlight’ in the routine would be a visit to the Big Bazaar @ Himalaya mall. After stumbling through yet another hectic […]

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HAL Aerospace Museum & Heritage Center. Bangalore.


Gave the Xing for service. After a ‘not so good’ experience with my regular service center last time, I decided to head over to the Advaith service center in Whitefield for this service. Left home post breakfast and reached Whitefield by around 10.00am. Gave the service rep a list of stuff that needed to be […]

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A DIY Story: Home Audio Speaker Boxes in a Car ??? Yes!!!


Before starting off with the DIY story, let me clarify a couple of things… [1] Every DIY has its own inherent risks. I considered the ‘worst-case-scenario’ and decided that if I ended up with damaged speakers / blown HU or Amp, I was ready for it. [Acceptable risk] [2] I have been using the setup […]

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Angsana Oasis Spa & resort.


A couple of weeks ago (Feb 2009) I had been to Angsana Spa, on Doddaballapur road. This was no pleasure trip though… it was for an offsite training and team meeting. Angsana is located in a residential gated community called ‘Northwest Country’, a Prestige group property. There are a couple of villas in some of […]

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A DIY (Damp It Yourself) story: DynaMat, FonoMat…Yoga-Mat ????


Normally I listen to music in my car with the volume set at ‘sane’ levels. But once in a while I get this urge to crank up the volume towards the ‘are you deaf?’ mark for a song or two. I don’t use a sub-woofer, but with a custom amp set-up and good speaker boxes, […]

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5 years with the Xing…


Our Santro ‘Xing’ completed 5 years and 1,00,000 kms in 2010. . . 5 really pleasurable years! I don’t think a very detailed ownership report is required since there are 100s of reports out there for the Xing. So just a small note on the experience so far. During all our trips, not once did […]

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Ruins in the Jungle – IIMA MCC Trip. Belum Caves, 1 day , 700kms. The legend of the Golden Garland – Gandi Kshetram
Trekking in the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thoovanam Waterfalls. A DIY (Damp It Yourself) story: DynaMat, FonoMat…Yoga-Mat ???? Is this most haunted place in India ? – Bhangarh, Rajasthan.
Abhaneri, Rajasthan – A Sunday Drive from Jaipur… Andaman & Nicobar, Port Blair & Havelock Island – 2009 Big trip – Part I The Elephant & the Tiger – Hathi Bhata & Ranthambore trip.
Tirumala, Tiruchanoor, Vellore and Sripuram. Hampi – The city of victory… The Bhoot bungalow trip – ACMCC Trip II
Temples of Tamilnadu – 2009 Big trip – Part II Little Rann of Kutch Wild Ass Sanctuary & Rann Riders resort – Dasada. Adalaj, Modhera, Patan & Sidhpur – Vav, vav – Wow!
Trek from Mullayanagiri to Bababudangiri… after 13 years! My brush with the ‘Yamdoot’ :-) Kukke Subramanya & Kumara Parvatha; a drive and trek
7 days of driving around Karnataka – Temples, Hills, Forests, Caves, Ruins, Forts and Highways Kotilingeshwara – A quick little trip. Mysore, Byalukuppe, Madikeri, Bhagamandala, Talakaveri, Dubare.
Weekend drive to Srikalahasti. 5 years with the Xing… Brahmagiri , Irpu falls – A trip and trek.
Angsana Oasis Spa & resort. The MacLehose Trail – Hiking in Hong Kong Belief – A trip to Kebre
Chembra Peak, Meenmutty waterfalls, Himavad Gopalaswamy betta. Shivaganga, a sunday in the sun. Incredible Rajasthan ! – A 2320 kms road trip, without reservations.
Trainspotting at Dudhsagar. Kadapa, Pushpagiri, Gurramkonda & Horsley hills. 5am to 5am – Uchangidurga, Santhebennur, Shantisagara, Koolahalli, Bagali
London Dreams ! – London, Warwick, Windsor, Stratford, Hampton, Cotswold, Oxford – Jan 2012 Hathi Singh Temple, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque & a Haveli in Ahmedabad. Masinagudi, Ooty and Coonoor.
Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highforce waterfalls. The shore temples of Mahabalipuram A Dream Trip to Disneyland
Havelis & Mosques – Ahmedabad old city Chennai and Kanchipuram Pranlal Bhogilal Vintage Car Museum – Autoworld
A Tra’Village’ – Farmhouse visit. Search for the perfect sand dune – Osiyan, Khimsar and Nagaur trip. Chandragiri – Relics of the fallen empire.
HAL Aerospace Museum & Heritage Center. Bangalore. An incomplete guide to Hoysala temples ;-) A weekend trek to Mukurthi Peak near Ooty.
Melkote and Srirangapatna, a day trip. A DIY Story: Home Audio Speaker Boxes in a Car ??? Yes!!! IIMA Campus – Nature Walk.
Flying High – Ballooning @ Jaipur. A Long walk, Monsoon, Leeches, Wildlife & Railway History. Chamundi hills, the big Nandi and Lalitha mahal palace
Gurramkonda, Vontimitta, Siddhavatam, Brahmamgari matam.


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