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Parambikulam | New Year 2014

This is part 2. Part 1 is here Parambikulam Tiger Reserve 31st Dec 2013 Last day of the year, right after early(??!!) breakfast, we crossed the borded which is hardly couple of KMs from the topslip. Topslip was looking bit pale and made me to recollect my faint lush green memories atleast 15 years back.
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Valparai | New year 2014

“Destination is half the fun, the journey is!” Somehow this is very acceptable in our case. New Year trips always gave us the much needed break and fun time with friends. Its the mid of April of 2014 when am writing this with “appreciating” myself for the time I took to write this article. Istarted
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Pondicherry New Year 2013

2012 was memorable in few ways and mute in most of the ways. Few things am wishing for 2013 and am sure with the progress am making about programed-life, hoping I should be able to acheive them. Let me brag about them when 2014 starts. These days, planning a new year trip becoming bigger overhead
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Palace Estate – Coorg

Wander in a new land, a walk Smell the morning dew, a sense A sinking orange sun, a memory. A Hug from a kid, I forgot everything & the rest! No matter how hard I try not have an entry to a trip that counted my birthday, I endup writing one at times. A cancelled
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Thaly – a Bangalore getaway

Ode to a drive which never ended “They said a lot Much more to see More to drive When the tyres cried We laughed – When we finished, They laughed again. Its on me! They call it Little England!”   It was my N-th year of MBA exams time. I had the real urge to
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Sonamarg | Kashmir

The heaven!. Have I ever written that anywhere here? Nope! We got lucky, I would say to see the heaven in heavenly way.. Sonamarg, first some facts. Sonamarg, actually a valley situated 88 Kms from Srinagar. Sonamarg connects Amarnath and sometimes act as base camp. Distance from Sonamarg to Kargil is 124 and the same
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Gulmarg | Kashmir

GULMARG The only place I wish I didnt go!. Place is hell dirty, dont-mess-with-me attitude guides, 2~3 hours queues for nothing and will I have good memories about this place? read on. 4th April. I hardly had 1 day for each of the attraction in kashmir (Srinagar, gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg – beautiful order). However
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Pahalgam | Kashmir

Pahalgam, I would say the best of Kashmir given Sonamarg is taken off the list as it gives access only on conditional basis. Our journey started 3rd April warm morning which turned to hot. With the busy, dusty outskirts of srinagar made it worse with bad roads and long traffice. In no time, there was
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Srinagar | Kashmir

The most controversial state in India. Got a whole load of books related to Kashmir, and gonna write about them in a decade (most probably) under MyViews here. For the money I spent, I could/should have chosen a asian country that I didnt land my foot on. I had my restrictions and ended with Kashmir
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Taj Mahal, Agra | India

This is the Part II of Delhi, and the important one for anyone who visits Delhi. Golden Triangle tour extends the Taj Mahal Trip towards Jaipur and their palaces. We opted for a easier package tour as I had no intention to do it on my own considering the complications out there. I didnt regret
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Delhi in a Day | India

Not gonna be one of my favorite article, however the major attractions of my India’s capital city. Working out a vacation for our wedding anniversary wasnt easy this time due to personal reasons; however we agreed to explore something in India itself. I kind of kept this as surprise to my wife. After many considerations,
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New Year | 2012

This is actually the second part of Ambasamudram. Last time, we covered Irwin's betrothal at the end of our tour. This time, we kept our itinerrary to attend his marriage first and New year trip as the second.

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Parents Trip 2011

I couldn’t wait to pen down this write-up. ‘Coz – am too excited about this or the lessons learnt from the NZ articles that took 6 months to complete. It’s the time of the year for “Parents Trip”. (And completion of some exams, ofcourse). While I was scratching my head about it, Island resorts near
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Chikmagalur | New year 2011

Travel Date – 31 Dec to 2 Jan 2011 This time I got excited as my vacation was rush-free as it ran for continuous 11 days. Started to India on the eve of Xmas and managed to pass through customs with Krish’s TV. Next day spent a good 2 hours in the shopper’s stop at
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Belur Halebidu | New year 2011

BELUR & HALEBIDU NEW YEAR 2011 Just the pics here. read the article previous article. Belur – Slides

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Parents trip 2010

This wonderful article comes from Kavitha Arunkumar and my heartfelt thanks to her. Below is in her own words. The eagerly awaited day has arrived, yes its an escape from the noisy roads, polluted air, stressful work. Its Sep 2nd 7.30 p.m. I had already packed but still had last minute work to be settled.
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New Year ’2010 Gokarna

Gokarna – New Year 2010 ““““““““““` Am going to set a goal.. not sure how much am going to follow.. that is — I should publish articles here within 10 days of my Travel. Taking almost a month is too bad.. This trip got almost shaky when there was line of pull outs with their
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Valparai, Two Marriages

I was feeling guilty everytime someone gets married in my gang. Why wont I be.. They took leave for my marriage and spent weeks with me. And for their marriage? am sitting in Singapore and feeling just guilty.. Off late, I was hit with these thoughts. Surprisingly, Senthil’s Mariaage and Shiva’s marriage destined to happen
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Parents Trip 2009

Parents Trip IV- 27th Sep – 31st Sep 2009 ******************************** I know its tooooooo late in publishing this. Reason? lets keep that off the record. cant accept I was lazy.. hmmm.. It was another wonderful & perfect(almost.. :-P) Parents Trip.. Good news is its 4th time. So happy, aint we? Indeed. It was the beautiful
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NewYear 2009 | Shakleshpur

N E W Y E A R 2 0 0 9 – S H A K L E S H P U R As the years pass, we find newer and newer challenges.. And in our case, challenge comes in the name of ‘Where to’.. Having explored Karnataka quite enough, we are left with very
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Vintage : New Year 2006

N E W Y E A R – 2006 COORG Life is lovely with friends.. Just one of the fine chapter is being revisited here.. It was just the start 31st December’2005, we the team (Vijay, Vinoth, Krish, Arun, another Vijay,Sridevi, Nithya, Shiva and Me) were ready for the new year trip. Kubhi missed the
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Parents Trip 2008 | Day 1

Parents Trip 2008 It was 24th of July and the start of promising 3 days. It was a third trip in a row in 3 years.Monsoon and few other reasons earlier, made us to deviate from the Kerala houseboat trip to this Kodaikanal. As usual lot of pre works and plans were in place. Kodaikanal
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Parents Trip 2008 | Day 2 & 3

Second and Third Day pictures of Parents Trip 2009 Thats Jyothika walk, he claims. Caught by Krish.. Krish and ‘Keanu Reeves’ Senthil Color show On our way to that trek Please comment about this photo, please! If it reminds Sara Jessica parker from the ‘Sex and the City’, please forget it! Well grab that chain
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Flowers | PT III

You have 5 seconds now. This will take you to few good shots from Parents Trip III, Kodaikanal.

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Vintage : Munnar Trip

Trip date : 3rd March 2005 It was hardly our second venture. But another memorable trip except the journey time. We stayed in a resort called “Forest Haven”. They could have named it little heaven and it lives really to that. It was a small resort and literally we were the only occupants. A small
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Vintage : Bandipur Trip

24th Nov 2005 My only usage of Country Club membership so for.. On joining, they offered 2 Trips one for Bandipur and another one to Goa; Goa havent used at all.. Thats for family alone, however I managed to get Vinoth and Shiva with me. It was a wonderful trip with Lara (Most loved in
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Vintage : First Friend’s Trip

When the Bangalore ‘gang’ formed, we started to think of a Tour.. In less than a month we were ready with Plan A, Plan B, transport arrangements etc..etc.. That was the first time we went to Coorg and it was not only a memorable trip, but our love towards coorg never stopped growing. Even now
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Vintage : Kodaikanal

hmmmmm…. A big sigh from me.. Those lovely days.. Lovely ones.. These pictures are around 3 years old. Taken when we went to kodaikanal. We went to Madurai to attend Krish’s sis’ marriage. Spent good time at Vinoth’s home and heard his childhood stories. Vinoth’s mom conveyed that Vinoth has seen very few movies like
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Vintage : A day in College

Couple of months back when I was searching my computer desk’s drawer I ended up in finding a undeveloped film roll. When I developed, got a surprise.. It was few of my college snaps on a serminar day or something related to the association. Generally I use kodak 400, but this was surprisingly a regular
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NewYear 2008

Publish Date 7th Jan 2008 W A Y A N A D N E W Y E A R – 2008 “A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway” — ??!! As usual our planning started way back in September and Kubhi made my life simple by recommending Wayanad as the destination
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Parents Trip II 2007

Publish Date : 19 June 2007 hmmmmmm…….. I feel like I wrote that dinner reminder mail just a bit before.. But now, My vacation “Poye pochu”! Still left with chweet memories… As usual, a little bit about the trip before your eyes run to the pictures.. Bear it! Well, my first 3 days has gone
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My Marriage

Publish Date : 18th April 2007 Am back!! With my team this is the best thing I have ever accomplished with the perfection I yearned!.. There are no words to explain how blissful the occasion was.. With their relentless hard work and involvement, they made my wedding day the most memorable one. Starting from the
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New year 2007

Publish date : 3rd Jan 2007 hmmm… Its been a wonderful trip indeed… We joyed a lot.. Following is a little about the trip! Pictures will talk more.. We: Vijay (my bro), Vinoth, Kubhi, Krishna, Arun, Praveen (Arun’s Brother), Senthil, Dhanshekar and ofcourse Me.. hmmm… Where to start… Thats the wonderful evening of 30th december..
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Kodachadri Trek

My previous company (HCL) was kind enough to pick me for another memorable trek. This time we conquered (?!) ‘Kodachadri Peak’ which is in western ghats of coastal Karnataka.. With a wind speed of 30KMPH and a straight expose to the fierce rain at the height of around 1200 meters tried to tore us in
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Nandhi Hills

Publish Date: 17 July 2006 We had a lovely drive to Nandi hills on Sunday. Ten of us drove 5 vehicles and had a resplendent time with the nature and Bangalore’s polluted roads. We played cricket, ate carried delicious food from “Adyar Aananda bhavan” Don’t mess with us! We are rowdies! Smile a lot! It
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Pizza hut visit

Publish Date : 26 June 2006 We didn’t go anywhere, still wanted to share our dinner pics of yesterday taken at Pizza hut, Forum… Just to hear some Monday morning growls If I see any Reply to all with the images, I will have their mailbox full with dumps.. Be honest, if you can’t refrain
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Home Town Visit

Publish Date: 20 June 2006   Last weekend was a memorable one. As I have shifted our house to Krishnagiri, just wanted to take all our guys to my home. Being in tight schedule ;), everybody agreed.                   On Sunday, we all went to Sivaranjini’s home and had a tummy full culinary food of
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