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The Allure of Famed Hoysala Architechture at Belur and Halebidu

My earliest memory of Belur and Halebidu in Hassan District of Karnataka, a State of India  was in February 1986 when I visited it as a group of newly joined faculties and was completely taken aback in by these architectural splendours which were … Continue reading

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How to check indian railway ticket confirmation chances

Thousands of commuters travel every day via Indian railways. Anyone who’s traveled quite a bit on trains in India has no doubt had an Indian Railways waiting list ticket. The necessity of booking waitlist ticket is more today since railway allows … Continue reading

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A train journey from Chidambaram to Bangalore: Exhaustive albeit through stunning scenery

Every month we visit Bangalore (officially known as Bengaluru) . My daughter is currently working as a software engineer in a reputed MNC located in Marathahalli, a suburb of Bangalore. We go there since it is an opportunity to travel in … Continue reading

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A Journey Through Scenic East Coast Road

The East Coast Road (or ECR as it is fondly called) is a state highway (SH 49) in Tamilnadu built along the Coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal, initially connecting Chennai with Cuddalore. At present it runs up to … Continue reading

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Summer Holidays: A trip to my childhood place, Dhupguri in the Dooars region of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal

Dhupguri is a quaint small municipal town at the foot of Sub-Himalayas in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, a State in India. The railway distance is 2533 KM from my working place, Chidambaram in Taminadu. A long time  ago, … Continue reading

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Visiting SIKKIM: In the shadow of beautiful and mystical Kanchenjunga

In first week of May, 2014 I got a phone call from one of the past students who regularly sends greetings on teacher’s day. He was C Soundarapandian, Professor in the Himalayan Pharmacy Institute (HPI), Majitar, Sikkim. He invited me … Continue reading

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Visiting Pichavaram: Here comes the awesome mangrove forest

Pichavaram mangrove forest, about 250 KM from Chennai, is located near Chidambaram town in the Cuddalore District of tamilnadu, a state of India. Pichavaram, an ideal picnic spot for a holiday or a weekend, is a place not many people … Continue reading

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