Last Sunday, I played Lagori again. I had been to a temple near Tumkur with family. I saw two guys (Udaya & Chandana) playing Lagori in the temple premises. I was tempted to join them. As an ice-breaker, clicked few of photos of them playing, showed them and asked whether I can join them. And... Continue Reading →

Stone mantapa

View from quite, cool corner of stone mantapa @ Shivagange -- Except for the sound of wind, it was dead silent.No dust/polluted air. No honks/scary noises of vehicles. No one to disturb you. Just cool breeze.One can sit for days without anyone pestering you.


I have started another blog "Payaniga" for all my travel tales.For those who dont know Kannada -- (in Kannada) payana = travel, journey; payaniga = song for the time being - musafir hoon yaaro... :p

Bitten by the Riding Bug

Place Visited:Shivasamudra - Gaganachukki & BharachukkiRoute Taken:Bangalore - Maddur - Malavalli - Shivasamudra - Malavalli - Maddur - Bangalore.Total distance:306.3 KMs Team:Girish (on his Electra), Rana (Thunderbird), Sachin (Red Pulsar 180) and Prashanth (Black Pulsar 150) Plan and Pre-plan: Till 10 in the night on Saturday, my plan was to go to Chamundi hills alone... Continue Reading →


.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #FFFFFF;} .flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Boat way, originally uploaded by Prashanth Manikya. Varanga, a jain pilgrimage is approximately 75 KMs from Mangalore and 45-50 minutes journey from Karkala. It's a small village well known for the jain temple... Continue Reading →

Mission Munnar

Munnar SnapsThere was this continuous hum of the engine along with murmurs and frequent laughs. I don’t know why these engines, their sound come in dreams. After some time, the engine sound died and the murmurs also – I guess the dream weaver listened to my request. Suddenly the chill wind started blowing, and I... Continue Reading →

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