Originally posted on Ghumakkar Chronicles:
Continued from the Srirangapatna Chronicle
So after lunch, we proceeded on our Mysore sight-seeing trip. Mysore is the Karnataka’s second biggest city. It was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar dynasty and is considered the cultural capital of the state. It is also known as the City of Palaces. From what we saw, Mysore appeared to be a clean and well planned city with a heritage feel and quaint charm to it. The places we visited are
# St.Philomena’s Church - This church is dedicated to Saint Philomena, a 3rd century saint from Greece. The twin spires of the Cathedral, 175 feet in height, are visible from a distance making them a distinctive city landmark. Apparently there was a smaller church in the same place dated back to 1800 A.D. This larger church was built in its place in 1956 and is one of the largest churches in the country. I found the statues of Mother Mary and others dressed in sarees little strange. But the interior of the church is so serene and beautiful. There are steps leading down to a beautiful catacomb right below the main altar which houses the relic of Saint Philomena. The exit is through a tunnel way which opens at the back of the church. Entry Timings 05.00 am – 06.00 pm. Free Entrance.
So I am back from my trip to Ahmedabad and Delhi. Well it has been one and half week but you know the law of inertia Of course, travel posts on my travel blog and reblogs here will be posted. Oh God I have so many pending posts to write – Mysore, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram, Ahmedabad and New Delhi – that my laziness grows! Anyway so here are some updates.
Just a quick post!
D and I are going on a trip to visit relatives. Places on the itinerary – Ahmedabad and New Delhi.
Will be visiting both places for the first time.
Will be staying a long duration [one week] with SIL and her family in Ahmedabad for the first time.
Will be boarding an aeroplane for the first time. Shudder!!
The most effective way to remember an anniversary is to forget it just once.
She was born exactly a year ago…a miracle in her parents’ lives and in all of our lives. And she has turned one today!! How time flies! Still haven’t been to hold and cuddle her as she lives so far away. Thanks to Skype, her grandparents and aunts are surviving counting the days to her arrival in India.She has got six teeth now, is able to stand up holding table etc and is so very cautious by nature!! She laughs a lot when I sing the nursery rhyme “Hickory Dickory Dock” to her and she likes eating bananas just like her Reema mashi!
GO and read my post on Bangalore at my travel blog!!
Originally posted on Ghumakkar Chronicles:
Its been 6 months since we moved to Bangalore. Visits from in-laws and parents resulted in a lot of sight-seeing in and around Bangalore. It is impossible to cover all the places in one day in Bangalore due to traffic and distance. This post is about all the places we have visited in Bangalore and an attempt to act as a sight-seeing/ tourism guide for any visitor. There are still lot of places yet to be seen.
1. Bull Temple – It is situated in Basavanagudi ( Basava means bull in Kannada). It is the oldest temple built in the Dravidian style by Kempe Gowda, founder of Bangalore and has a monolithic Nandi, the bull (vahana or vehicle of Lord Shiva). Karnataka Tourism website tells me the imposing sculpture of Nandi measures 4.57 meters in height in height and 6.10 meters in length. There is a legend associated with the temple. You can also see the famous Dodda Ganesh temple next to the Bull temple. Apparently there is a huge monolithic statue of Lord Ganapathi about 18 ft in height and 16 ft in width, coated with kilos of butter. We didn’t have time to visit that temple so no photos. Timings of Bull Temple : 6 am to 8 pm.
As my readers may remember, I have moved to Bangalore or Bengaluru. It has been 3 months now. I haven’t started working yet and in-laws are here since two months…new place, new life, new routines were responsible for the blogging break. So, here are some random updates, thoughts and comments from the last three months of my blogging break. Hence the title… a new “My Random Thoughts” BREAK KE BAAD
# My M.E. results were declared at last…scored 73.5% aggregate. Yeyyyy!!!
or I AM BACK as they say in English. The blog post title is in Kannada (with help from a tweep)…but more on the language and my experience with it later. So I am back from a self-imposed blogging break – entirely out of laziness and shock of new life But ek blogging break to banta hai in all these years of blogging right? It has been more than 3 months since my last post!! Phew! Shame on me! But then, what could be a better occasion to make a comeback other than Diwali?
I know nobody missed me in this blogosphere. In fact my comeback got delayed day after day because of this reason also. No one mentioned my absence or rather that of my regular comments, no one asked about my whereabouts / well-being and I did not get any motivation to resume blogging, reading and commenting as usual Sigh! Out of comment space, out of mind…
More updates to follow in next post!!
And will be attacking your blogs with comments soon. Really scared to open the Google reader!!
My version of the famous song. D has gone abroad to Sweden and Netherlands for three weeks which has made the poet in me rise from slumber. The original song – click “Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon” and click here for lyrics and meaning.
This post was destined to be a movie review post but due to bad Internet connection, laziness, busy life and travel it got delayed and more delayed till it has now become a casual bulleted post giving my readers some random updates instead of a post having paragraphs. Sigh!! Such is the influence of Twitter. But then brevity is the soul of wit! But this is not a funny post either. Sigh!