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YERCAUD TRIP


All you need after a stressful week at office is some place where you can go and have some peace. A place where you  can just relax and forget your cubical where you sit for hours and hours staring at the god damn monitor. Yercaud is one such perfect destination.

Yercaud is Small Hill station in Tamil Nadu situated around 1500 meters above sea level  on the eastern ghats. We started from Chennai around 10:30 Pm and reached Salem, the nearest town to yercaud, at morning 5 .   It takes almost 1 hour 30 minutes and around 20 hairpin bends to reach Yercaud which is around 30  kms from salem.

Picture taken from bus on the way to yercaud

You know, when u go on a tour or to a small trip you need to plan it properly and my friends who claimed to have planned everything before starting from Chennai did not even bother book a hotel room to stay, not to mention they din’t even book a train ticket for me. :x:  Luckily we met an Auto driver who said he has contacts with Hotels where rooms are booked in his names so that he could bring the “well planned” tourists like us 😛 . The hotel looked good from outside but when i got in, it appeared something similar to the rooms they show in the B-grade movies 🙂 . We had no option so we took it and agreed to pay 1000 rupees which included an extra bed’s cost because we were 5 in total. We knew it was expensive and he was charging way above the normal rate but thats ok considering the fact that only other option left to us was to sleep at a bus stand or a railway station . Wait a minute , At Yerkaud even that’s not possible 😛 .

Yercaud is a place where still lot of importance is given to the nature. The place is not much commercialized like Ooty or Kodaikanal so its less crowded  There isn’t a good mode of transportation within the hill station . So if you plan to visit it’s better that you take your own vehicle . We , however , approached the same Auto driver who said he could show us all the places for about 900 Bucks .5 people in a single auto  was going to be really difficult. But again, we had no other  option.One of my friends sat in front along with the auto driver and remaining four of us squeezed ourselves into the back .

Yercaud hills taken near Killiyur falls

Our First Spot was Kiliyur falls . The best part  is that there is no proper road to the falls . After a particular point you need to trek down to some distance.  It takes around 20 minutes in a ruthless route of thorny bushes and steep terrain to reach the place. Excitement grew just  bigger and bigger as we were getting faint sound of water Gushing through some big Source, we knew we were near and a great sense of hope and relief engulfed us 🙂 . Am i getting too melodramatic ??:P Ignore karo yaar You had to look at all our faces when we reached that place 🙂   Everyone looked so fresh and excited just by seeing the  water rushing down the huge rocks.  You forget all the pain and you just wanna take a plunge into  natural wonder .

Killiyur Falls

Because the place is not easily accessible there is less crowd , infact when we reached , there were just a couple of people 🙂 .  The Water was too cold so we all hesitated at first but couldn’t  stay back long .I gave my Digi cam to the autodriver and ran into the water straight away.

Unlike other waterfalls, this one had had steps that could be climbed so soon we started climbing although we knew that  one wrong step could just get our head smashed 🙂 . I started and my friends followed soon, except one who thought Posing for the cameraman was less risky 😛 .

We Climbed right up there 🙂

We were there for around two hours and then our guide- Cum- Autodriver cum -cameraman signaled that it was getting late and dark as well. The Dark clouds were looming a big danger for us as we had to get back up to the place where our Mercedes Auto was parked. And like we expected it started drizzling and suddenly in a span of  5 minutes  everything around changed .It was getting little foggy, Everything suddenly appeared much more green 🙂 .  Clouds suddenly were so near to us . It was an amazing sight .  Everything , i mean everything was perfect.  Had there been a Beautiful Girl along with me instead of my Friends :x: it could have been a perfect place for a Romantic Song :P.

Yercaud hills While returning from Kiliyur falls

I think this post is getting a little longer than what i expected so i would stop here and would continue my trip details in next post 😛 .

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Look who’s back !!!


Ladies and Gentelmen !!

WE are proud to Have with us  the Guy  who Probably was missed by millions and millions of bloggers across the world galaxy Universe  .The guy who created ripples in the blogoshpere by his ever entertaining posts . Whose blog became the only source of entertainment for all the people in the times when the parasite boredom creeped in .

Let us Welcome the amazing ,ever stunning

**Drums Rolling **

**Drum Rolling**

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Phew !! Its really strange that  it  takes  a build up as lame as the one above to take a blogger like me out from hibernation . Self-Motivation , u see 😀 . Every one Needs motivation . And when there is no one to motivate u . You have do all on your own :mrgreen:  . Now that cheer girls have stopped Chanting my name let me come to the main idea of the post.

This has been my longest absence from the blogosphere 😦 . I really missed all Your blogs and i guess u must have missed my valuable ,enlightning and entertaining posts too 😀 . Never mind ! Now that i am back , your Ultimate source of Entertainment is back Online :P.

A Lot has happened in a span of month . Yet it seems  so vague that i will have to search for words to fill it up here . Sometimes i feel that the world has narrowed down  much within a time of 2 months .Home to office , Office to home . Ofcourse they pay me but it still seems so odd . Huh !! May be i need more time to adjust with my Korporate Konnection 😛 . Anyways  i dont intend to write my tantrums out here 😛 . So lets talk something interesting . Cricket ???  . WHy not  !! . Well,  India creating history in NewZeland by winning a series after 41 years is not what i am going to talk about .:P They are creating “history” far too often now that it has started to become little monotonous now 😉 . The interesting thing is that HIPL (Hewitt internal peremiar league) is going on at my office 😛 . The good news is that my team (vennila cricket kuzhu ) is through to super six . Now how good would it feel to hit  a six as the winning shot 😛 . Thats what i did and my team members have found their new hero 😀 . Well , you see i have a natural flair for the game . Lucky that i have a blog where i can blow my own trumpet 😛 . And we have formed Vennila kabbadi kuzhu also  😛 . I am sure we would be atleast runner up in that . It seems there are only 2 teams that have registered inluding my team 😛 .

I have regained my old love and passion for books  😛  .  Although i dont get much time but still i have been making it a point to read atleast 30-40 pages  daily .Currently reading The White Tiger and now i am able to realize why people were going ga-ga over this book . Bought Robin cook’s  Invasion . Anyone here who has read that book ?? A short review would be  fine in the comment section 😛 . Talking about books , Yesterday one of my collegues came  across my blog .She was hell-bent on insisting me that IT field is not my cup of tea. .According to her I should ,perhaps , write a book . Now How crazy is that ? :mrgreen:

Rakhi SAwant Ka swayamwar

And Whats all this about Rakhi sawant Getting married On NDTV IMAGINE . I mean Is she  On her minds or what . I knew she was crazy but this is too much .I  need to figure out  a theory which proves  that  Length of dress u wear is  directly proportional to the size of brain 😛 .  And May be  now NDTV IMAGINE can flaunt with a big advertizement Rakhi ka SWAYAMWAR – Reality show ka Baap :D. The show would be the height of crazyness 😛 .

Other day i got this pic through a mail –

Crazy cat

ROFLMAO !!  Whats wrong with the cat ?? may be u can write  a one liner 😉

Well , Thats all i have to bore Entertain u today :mrgreen: ..

see u soon again .

Adios Amigos !!!

TAG ????


Manasa has tagged me to answer these 30 questions – so here we go

1)What is your occupation?
IT industry labourer , like thousands of others 😛 .

2)What colour are your socks now?

Right now i am barefoot . Anyway i have 3 pairs and all are black in colour.

3)What are you listening to now?

Right now Aruginil vizhigalil vaasam from azhagiya theeye (tamil song)

4)What was the last thing you ate?

Pani puri at a road side shop 😛

5)Can you drive a stick shift?
Yup .

6)Last person you spoke to on phone?
Barath – my college freind.

7)Do you like the person who sent you this?
Yes , why should i dislike her 🙂

8)How old are you today?
22

9)What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Cricket , ofcourse 🙂

10)What are your favourite drinks?
Tan ki shakti man ki shakti Bournvita 😛 . Slice, pepsi too

11)Have you ever dyed your hair?
No.

12)Favourite food?
Very difficult question.Many north indian dishes would make it to the list .

13)Last movie watched?
Padikathavan (Tamil movie).

14)Favourite day of the year?
First day of the year , mainly because thats my birthday and i get lots of calls 🙂 😀

15)How do you vent out your anger?
I dont get angry that much . max i just shout and then i calm down 😛 .

16)Favourite toy as a child?
Cars , planes and bikes ..I still have them 😛 .

17)Favourite season?
Winter .  aah , i miss winters . I Wish we had winters here in chennai .

18)Do you want your friends to email you?
It would be better if they call me . no time to check mail .. and moreover mails to freinds have become obsolete these days 😀 .

19)When was the last time you cried?
Dont even remember !!!  not in the last 5-6 years atleast 🙂 .

20)What is on the floor of your closet?
Nothing.

21)Who is the friend you have had the longest?
Devarajan,kapil- know them since i started remembering things.

22)What did you do last night?
I slept 🙂 .

23)What are you most afraid of?
Career right now .

24)Plain,cheese or spicy hamburger?
Cheese.

25)Favourite dog breed?
Never thought about that.

26)Favorite day of the week?
Sunday 🙂 .,Saturday too 😛

27)How many states have you lived in?
Two ( Haryana – 17 years Tamil nadu-5 years ) 🙂

28)Diamond or pearl?
Which ever is costlier 😛

29)What is your wish for this new year?
Atleast this year things should go my way  😛

30)New year resolutions?
No ,never .

Thats it guys ,,such a easy tag/post 😛 ..

I tag this to everyone of you . 🙂

LAW and ORDER !! What’s that ??


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Photo source : HINDU

Dr. Abdul kalam has asked young bloods to dream but Guys like this are still fighting over petty issues like cast .I really dont understand when our country is gonna learn from the mistakes we have been committing since ages. WE just keep doing this again and again .

For those who are still unaware about what i am talking , Read this.

I was shocked, so were my parents after watching the video in a local news channel. Students attacking each other like maniacs with sticks and iron rods .  The evolution of a  man from a  pre-hestoric man took millions of years but now after seeing this incident i really doubt the very term of ” Civilized Human ” . The issue actually as gone beyond the caste due to which attack started .

Were they really humans ??  . How could they behave in such a way ?? . One side we are basking in  the glory of the chandrayan probe’s successful landing on the moon ,  and the other side guys like these are acting like barbaric pre historic man fighting for a piece of meat .No wonder we are called Social Animals (pun intended ) .

The most disappointing thing  in this whole incident has been the police force , who were mere watchers . They witnessed the whole incident and coudn’t dint do anything . Its really difficult to digest  . If i am not wrong there were more than 20 police personal present there  and they could have easily stopped  the rampage .But they dint and what a lame excuse – the college principal dint allow them to enter . I wonder what those police officers would have done had the boy being assaulted was their son . Even if the principal dint allow them to enter the fight it was their moral responsibility to stop it .  It was not one there few more who were attacked brutally by a gruop of other students .

The Government cant do bring to proper justice to this whole issue even now . The police official have been transferred . What kind of punishment is this  . ??? They would be partying by now for being let scott free . As far as i know they are equally responsible for the whole issue . They should have been atleast sacked for negligence of duty , if not jailed . The future of law and justice assaulting and attacking each other in front of a Police force which is meant for maintaining a proper order  .This is the pathetic state of law and order in our country .

AS for those Future lawyers I don’t think they deserve to be lawyers and i really feel for them as even 12 years education has not made them even close to the definition of civilized. What standards are they going to set for future generations . If this is the face of indian youth then like DR Abdul Kalam said we would just have a dream of India 2020 and the dream will remain a dream .

I managed to find a video of the incident in you tube

Light hearted please dont watch this !!!

[Youtube = http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=d5AsWevkj1A&feature=related%5D

HAPPY DIWALI !!!


I Wish all my readers and other millions of Indians across the globe a happy,prosperous and safe Diwali .
HAppy diwali

Happy Diwali

Ranganathan Street – Mambalam !!!


Mambalam is probably one of the most prominent areas in chennai .I would say any tourist who has missed  this place,  has missed the real chennai. Textiles,jewellery,electronics,footware  ..u name the shit and it is available .Clearly a shoppers paradise. Perhaps the only place where u can do exaustive shopping .. Crowd is a synonymous word for the place .The fact that its very close to Railway station and Bus stand makes it all easier for people to come along with the family  from any place.

But when it comes to festive season ,especially diwali , shopping can  really  be an ardous job.You will have to think twice before deciding to enter Ranganathan street . All you need to do is get out of the train . You need not even walk, the crowd will take u to the end of street but yeah it will take nearly an hour to cover the street that is hardly 100 meters long . Roads which practically can never be neat are full of  pot holes  and when it rains the place becomes really messy  . Come in shorts if you don’t want to spoil ur pants 😛 . When u are out of the street u are relieved like u have just won a war .But thats not true ,shopping takes a lot more . All that glitters is not gold !! who cares !!!. When You  enter the tallest and the best looking building around , you will find that almost half of the crowd from ranghanathan street too marches towards it.The best option to reach the top floors of a multistory building like this one are lifts but not here , they will either be not working or so overloaded that u  would hardly be able to get in .SO climb up  ,atleast u will  lose some calories  .It would be wise Carry oxygen cylinders  to avoid suffocation   while you are inside the building . You wont find a single place where u can stand peacefully .Billing section queue will be as long as the queue outside a stadium with India-pak match and dont even think about going to  the  stinky  trial rooms 😛 you will have to wait till evening for that  . All these things are common for almost all the major shops located there .

Going back home safe is no kids job too . ALL the buses and trains will be over crowded . consider it ur lucky day if u get a space to stand on ur two legs . ( And if u are among those few souls planning to come on their own vehicles find a solution beforehand for parking problem 😛 )

And when u reach home  u cant help but feeling proud of making it through all the obstacles successfully . U pat ur own back and say What a DAY ??  I have made it

Anyways  the post was about picture of the day i guess .. 😛 .So here u go …

what a crowd !?!?!

CHENNAI KINGS RIDE OVER THE KOLKATA KNIGHTS


Well , somebody do something before my blog turns entirely into a sports blog 😛 .That was not what i had in my mind while starting this blog 😉 Anyhow cricket is at its best now , not exactly the same old gentelemen’s game but then who cares ?? 🙂 until the game is interesting and has a lot of hot firangi chicks cheering for the game 😆 .

The fact that cricket is not ruhi ‘s cup of tea and she wouldn’t be commenting again makes me sad 😦 she has got this new domain of hers has a pretty decent and neat theme.She has been complaining that i am writng just cricket cricket and cricket : P .Well i really cant help posting abt cricket. Now coming back to the actual content of the post 😛 the match between the knight riders and chennai super kings . The game for which i was eagerly waiting for, perhaps ,many others too . YES ,the battle of the titans . I couldn’t see the the first half of the match live because i had placement and scholarship distribution function in my college 😦 . but yes i did see the highlights part of it and i must say the match turned out to be one sided one .

None of my fellow bloggers are having a good IPL experieance . Ridhimma seems to be in deppression atleast thats what she is saying . All because of her home team could not register even one win till now 😉 . Nothings going right for mumbai team sachin is injured ,jayasurya is not doing anything great and adding to the injury harbhajan has started his usual controversy now in india by slapping sreeshant (the same guy who stares at batsman even when he is hit for a six , was seen to be crying uncontrollably ).Anyways , i have asked ridhimma to support my home team for her good. 😛

Poor ISH . He would have been pretty disappointed after his team lost so miserably 😛 . i know it wouldn’t have affected his AIEEE paper but still lets hope he writes it well 🙂 . Kolkata riders supposedly better team due to its bowling line up looked lame from the very first ball . I must say 147 odd runs were quite less compared to the standard of batting this tournament has generated .Thanks to the three wicket haul by jacob oram. Other wise he had a very ordinary tournament till now .I had a lot of expectations from him when chennai bought him. Anyways better late than never atleast he performed 🙂 . With the likes of dhoni hayden and hussey defending this target was never going to be easy but i never thought the chennai kings will win this comfortably . Hayden looked in ominous touch which seemed pretty clearly when he had hit six of ishant’s good length delivery .it was hayden’s second consecutive 50 that helped chennai super kings to register their 3rd consecutive victory thus making them the only unbeatable side 🙂 .Dhoni joined the party too with 43 of just 27 balls with 2 huge hits .Which ofcourse marked dhoni’s usual way of getting the victory runs by hitting a six .

Well ,ain’t i happy to see chennai kings roaring their way up to the points table ??? Though the team doesnt look as formidable as other teams like deccan challenger look i still feel the balance is very much present in chennai team and i wouldn’t be surprised to see my team right there in the finals of the very first IPL tournomanet and i hope kolkata knight riders reach the finals too because thats the only other team i am suporting and also because i want to see chennai super kings kick knight riders a** once again 😀