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Bangalore is a great place in terms of one day and weekends trips. There are so many places one can go to take a mini break from routine and city life. One of such places is the Shivasamudram Falls. Shivasamudram Falls are located at around 136 km from Bangalore by car if you take the Bangalore-Kanakapura-Malavalli-Shivasamudram route. One can go via Bangalore-Maddur-Malavalli-Shivanasamudra route too. The Kanakapura road is a state highway road. It is not in that great condition but it gets better after you cross Kanakapura. Also unlike Mysore road, there are no good restaurants or stopovers on Kanakpura road. So carry your snacks etc.

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DSC06870Shivasamudram Falls  are situated on the banks of the river Cauvery. One of the first hydro-electric power stations in Asia was set up in the year 1902 at this location. The plant is still functional. Shivasamudram falls are of the segmented steep cascade waterfalls…

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Day 1: The Adventurous Me

So today is the first day of my one month long vow. To facilitate the challenge and to get traffic in return for my efforts 😛 ;  I have joined The Ultimate Blog Challenge as suggested by Shilpa.

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On Saturday, my in-laws went for their 1st long drive in their son’s car. We chose Krishnagiri which is only 90 kms from Bangalore. There is a dam at Krishnagiri and a fort atop the Syed Basha hills nearby. There are steps leading to the fort. We climbed 220 steps but more than 200 steps still remained to go. I forced D to turn back. 😀 My legs are paining still! It is a lifetime achievement for me!

I have been quite adventurous recently. On our Shillong- Guwahati trip in May, D and I explored the cave system of the Mawsmai cave at Cherapunjee, Meghalaya. At some places we had to bend at right angle or had to sit down to cross the area!! it was scary with the possibility of bats suddenly flying out of crevices.

Overcoming my shyness, I participated in the Antakshari competition at my workplace. Apart from the partial judges (partial towards the other team), my team also did the mistake of not thinking of a song starting with or having these words in the first line – Jaan and Magar. Later I remembered “Jaan ey jaan dhundta fir raha hu” and few more. Sigh!! Still can’t remember any with “magar”. We lost in the elimination round. 😦 Any antakshari enthusiasts out there???

To continue with the adventurous streak, I am going to participate in throwball event at workplace. Till now. Lets see….

My First Stage Show

Being the faculty in charge of EETA, I’d organised Jhoom – 2008 along with students. Then the students wanted to conduct the yearly branch function of Electrical and Electronics department before the half year session ended. Last year I’d suggested the name Spark 2007 for the function. This year the students came up with Resonanzzz 2008. So I along with my colleagues and students organized the function on 4th Oct 2008. The function consisted of songs, dances (solo and group), drama, some interactive games, dandiya in open space and dinner for around 400 people. Our Head of Department had insisted on having some programs from the faculty side. So for the first time in history of our college, faculty participated in a branch function and showed their talents.

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Durga Pujo 2008 – Photo and Video Feature

This is the final post of the “Fun time of year” series. So Maa Durga’s visit to her parents is over and she has headed back to her home. My 3 days holidays are over and sadly I didn’t even start grading the answer sheets. But no regrets as I have a weekend ahead. 🙂 So here is my post as a summary of Durga Pujo 2008. First I would like to share a wonderful video I found on You tube with same title as my post.

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The Food of India

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

~George Bernard Shaw, “The Revolutionist’s Handbook,” Man and Superman

And I love good food!! I got this interesting and mouth watering e-mail and had to share with all of you. Oh my god! There are so many things I haven’t eaten yet. This will serve me as a list of all the food to be tasted before I die. 😀 Although there are some dishes like Red Ant Chutney of Chattisgarh (delicacy among tribals) which I would prefer not to eat.

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