Sunday, December 25, 2011

Seasons Greetings



Wishing you all, all the very best for the coming year... and indeed all the years ahead!

Friday, December 23, 2011

2011 - A Retrospective

2011 has been a memorable year in more ways than one. It brought me not just more opportunities for travel, but also brought me some much needed boost in the form of recognition as a travel blogger!

I brought in the new year with a visit to Hampi, Badami and Pattadakal......



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Creativity with stirrers and straws...

This one is for all those of you who had been asking me about Samhith and what he is up to. I am still caught up with umpteen things happening at once, and unable to write, so meanwhile, you can hop over to his space on the www to see what he has been up to! Click on the link below..

http://juniorwanderer.blogspot.com/2011/12/creativity-with-stirrers-and-straws.html

Friday, December 9, 2011

Karthikai - Its Time to Light the lamps!


Karthikai could possibly be called the South Indian equivalent for Diwali. While Diwali for us means Ganga-snanam (purifying bath), new clothes and of course, crackers, it is Karthikai for which all the lamps come out in full force... especially the earthen ones! The festival is celebrated over 3 days - the first day is called Bharani Deepam, the second is called Annamalai Deepam, and the third is Sarvalaya Deepam. The second is the main day, when a huge lamp is lit on the holy mountain of Thiruvannamalai, symbolising the form of Shiva as a never ending pillar of light (Yes, that's another long story, one I dont have time to write right now!). 

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