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May 28, 2015


Aravind's Treks 'n Travels


A surprise defeat at Bananthimari betta

23 May 2015

Bananthimari betta is one of the hillocks near Kanakapura. We had climbed nearby Bilikal Rangaswamy betta and Kabbal durga before and hence we decided to knock of another hill. Little did we expect to return back with failure!!

View from the top (Almost!!)

I and Krishna started in the morning to hit Kanakapura at breakfast time. Vasu hotel, a good but small hotel was our breakfast place. After a good breakfast, we continued our journey on village roads to reach Bananthimari Temple. The [...]

May 28, 2015 09:30 PM (IST)

E-Nidhi


Best way to get Dubai Tourist Visa

Dubai as a tourist destination is on my radar for long time. I am scouting for a cheap deal and as soon as I can spot one, I will book. Flybudai is a new budget carrier that is offering cheapest tickets to Dubai, but that budget fare includes only 7kg baggage- everything else is extra. Dubai doesn’t give visa on arrival. It is required that everyone visiting Dubai get a Dubai Visa in advance.
May 28, 2015 07:53 PM (IST)

ബ്രൈറ്റ്‌


ബുദ്ധനും വര്‍ണ്ണ വ്യവസ്ഥയും .......

''മൃഗങ്ങള്‍ മൂക്കു കൊണ്ടും, ബ്രാഹ്മണര്‍ വേദങ്ങള്‍ കൊണ്ടും, രാജാക്കന്മാര്‍ ചാരന്മാരെക്കൊണ്ടും, സാധാരണ മനുഷ്യന്‍ കണ്ണുകള്‍ കൊണ്ടും കാര്യം ഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നു.'' മഹാവാസ്തു
കടുത്ത വേദവിരോധിയും ബ്രാഹ്മണ [...]
May 28, 2015 07:07 PM (IST)

Aarathi's Hobbies


Thepla - Gujarathi Paratha

Thepla
 Ingredients
250g flour
250g gram flour
125g curd
1 cup fresh fenugreek leaves(chopped)
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp ginger+ garlic paste
Salt to taste
1tsp cumin seeds
Few coriander leaves (chopped)
  Oil for frying
Method  
Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl.
Add some water if it is a thick dough.
Cover the bowl with a damp cloth & keep aside for an [...]
May 28, 2015 05:58 PM (IST)

Jalan Jalan


Tucked in a corner of somewhere.....

Riverbanks always supported settlements......agricultural lands.......pastoral  communities.....some of them aggregated and upgraded to modern cities......some vanished.....a few linger on, in secluded pockets on the sidelines of grown cities.......

On the other  bank of  Kaveri that surrounds the island, Srirangapatna , are little, old hamlets with histories of their own. Historic monuments of their own.

Baburayanakoppal , on the bank opposite the Nimishamba bank of Srirangapatna : a [...]

May 28, 2015 01:55 PM (IST)

Indian Home Maker


wordssetmefreee

Guest Post by wordssetmefreee

I ran into an old college friend here recently. We went out for coffee and caught up with who’s doing what. He’s married now with kids. We talked about our respective families and updated each other on our other friends from the same graduating class. We talked about our interests and I realized he also read “ All the Light We Cannot See” recently and liked it. He also told me he liked adventure sports now, whereas when he was younger, he was “quite the wimp” in [...]

May 28, 2015 07:26 AM (IST)

Mumbai Daily


Thursday challenge - FUN (Sports, Games, Outdoors, Being Silly, Silly Things,...)

Children having fun dressed in traditional attire in Girgaum.
For more on this theme please click here
May 28, 2015 06:00 AM (IST)

Daughters of Tomorrow


Make the rest of your life the best of your life.

Last weekend, I helped  avery dear friend to move to her new place.

She came to Australia with lots of hope and dreams. She is a trained radiographer and found after arriving here that her degree is not accepted here. Her husband is an electrician , he had enough points to pass the skills category and get the visa, only to come here and find that he needs to re do his trade certificate again.

i faced the same dilemma when I landed in Canada. I went there thinking my life was going to be a bed of [...]

May 28, 2015 02:53 AM (IST)

May 27, 2015


Gappa


Fixing the Broken....

One comes across some interesting stuff on Facebook which one shares . Sometimes , these are quotes .   I came across this one , shared it, and was surprised at the many many "likes" that it continued to get, long after posting .
The comments often indicated the mind of the commenter.
To some, it was about perfection , grammar,  and acquiring an ability with a specified proficiency level.
To some others,  it was about  pulling down English Nazis a notch or so , in a world [...]
May 27, 2015 10:59 PM (IST)

Thejesh G N


Checkin – Richards Park

Trying out the new checkin plugin from WordPress Android client. The code is on the GitHub . It needs Leaflet Maps maker to display the maps. Also you can see the aggregated checkins . I will write a separate post on the setup.

Checkin - Richards Park
Show embedded map in full-screen mode

May 27, 2015 10:50 PM (IST)

Daily SEO


California Set To Give Solar Panels To Low-Income Families For Free

California is the best state in the country if you want to go solar – but only if you are rich enough. Due to the steep initial cost of $ 15,000, only the middle to high-income families can afford to install solar panels. An original initiative is, however, seeks to change that. This new project aims to help disadvantaged communities see the sun in a different light.

Using the money collected by the government to help combat global warming, GRID Alternatives project aims polluting companies [...]

May 27, 2015 10:08 PM (IST)

Aravind's Treks 'n Travels


How do I travel so much?

This is the question posed to me by many friends. They are surprised that how I can find time to travel with all family commitments. True, it is not an easy task if you are married and have kids. The flexibility of bachelor life cannot be expected but that does not mean that people have to stay indoors. In the subsequent sections, I would try to explain how I manage to handle my travels.

By the way, contrary to the title of the post, I do not consider that I travel a lot but that perception is built.

Chaya [...]

May 27, 2015 10:04 PM (IST)