Trip from Chennai to Erode had been mostly tiring with traffic, breaks which lead to long hours of journey. This time we took a short detour to 1008 shiva temple near Salem for a break. This temple is in a small hill with 1007 Linga/ Nandhi statues surrounding the hill. And the last shiva in … Continue reading A Short Detour
I had this book in my reading list for some time. After last trip, immediately picked up this book. Reading books about travelling and places gives some indirect experience of places through the author's eyes. It takes me through virtual travelling to beautiful places during the mundane days. This book by writer Jeyamohan is his … Continue reading நூறு நிலங்களின் மலை – Book
On the last day of our trip and way back to Chennai, we planned to visit Mangrove forest at Pichavaram. Started around noon from Kumbakonam, took close to 2 hours to reach Chidambaram (~70 kms). Since there are no good restaurants around Pichavaram, we took lunch from Palagaram.com (lunch was decent, their badam milk was … Continue reading Trip to Mangrove forest
It was day 2 of our 3 days trip to Thanjavur, Kumbakonam and Chidambaram. Kumbakonam is a temple town, almost every street has a temple. There are quite a few famous temples but we planned to visit only the architectural sites. After visiting Thanjavur temple, we chose to visit rest of the 3 complex Chola … Continue reading Trip to Kumbakonam
Thanjavur always brings in the image of its temples especially, the Brihadisvara temple. We visited Thanjavur for couple of days to go over its heritage sites. Day started with visit to Brihadisvara temple. It was crowded as any another holiday, Covid can be realised only with people wearing masks. In fact, less chance of keeping … Continue reading Trip to Thanjavur
Picked up this book in effect of Volga to Ganga. Land of the Seven Rivers is a very interesting read about Indian Geography along with its History. It is a fast paced book with twists and turns of the civilization. Starting with the Tectonic movement from Africa till 21st Century urbanization, author gives brief picture … Continue reading Land of the Seven Rivers – Book Review
Number of hospital visits in the last 10 years made me to come to a realization few years back. These visits were for major and minor ailments for my family to some of corporate and governments run hospitals. Realization I had is to focus on my health and avoid visiting hospitals. Recent experience with a … Continue reading Wellness Questions!
Rain has never been in negative shade in memories. Even 2005 floods in Chennai, i recall as adventurous time walking in 3 feet water in the streets. This year is different!! Already days months are hard to pass by. What’s mentally refreshing- evening walks, terrace hang outs and week trips for operational stuffs. But last … Continue reading Rainy Reading!
In 2000 BC, Aryans from Vaksh river coast traveled across Kunar-Panjkora rivers, Pamir-Hindu kush mountains to reach Mangalore. Aryans here and from most of part of the country trade with Asuras in Pushkalavathi for Cotton and Copper. Between 2000 BC till 700 BC, Man slowly changed from being a fighter for life to fighter for … Continue reading From Volga to Ganga – Book notes – Part 3
Life seems to be too busy. Work, household chores, family, reading, travel... But there often seems to be a mental boredom or mental fatigue. I feel mentally exhausted, demotivated, getting irritated with no valid reasons and physical inaction. It comes mostly when there is no time critical work to do or when there is too … Continue reading Mental Fatigue!