Saturday, May 31, 2014

Read: Quiet by Susan Cain

The book Quiet is amazing especially if you are or have been with introverts . The world has made being an introvert akin to being a loser. This book explores the reason for introversion, popular myths and misconceptions, dealing with them and their power

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Kumbakonam restraunt: Mangalambika Coffee Hotel

This is a small joint inside the famous Kumbeswarar temple. Its an ok place to eat - had breakfast. Decently priced. Cleanliness is an issue though

You can easily miss the joint so here is a pic of the entrance.
Here is a Business Standard article on this restaurant too


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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gangai Konda Cholapuram: An architectural marvel

Most people have seen the Brihadeeswara Thanjavur Temple. This temple about 60 kms off Kumbakonam near Jayamkondam is a very similar, well maintained and huge! The shadow never falls on the ground. Here are a few pics. It was built by Rajendra Cholan (son of Rajaraja Chholan)

It is maintained by Archeological survey of India and hence this is very well kept. It is also a UNESCO monument.

Being outside the towns it is not much visited , but if you have a day in Kumbakonam, please do make it a point to visit


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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Some photos from the Oooty Conoor Wellington trip

The mountain railway engine pic

 Some pics of flowers taken with my (new ahem....)Nexus 5

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