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


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