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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 😛 .

This Week …


… So far has been a forgettable one .

 

I was in office for almost 65 hours this week including  Saturday.

I am suffering from Severe cold since Tuesday and the virus isn’t even close to leaving my body.  😥

If that was not enough , my computer has been infected from a virus called Rahul’s Virus 🙂 . Cant use my Pen Drive , it shows some stupid error message  having Rahul’s name .  Luckily , I dont see anything else affected by it . Need to get Rid of that anyway. Btw Who is this crackpot – Rahul ? 😡

Morning went to the showroom where i usually buy Clothes , only to find that the guy had chosen the best possible time for the showroom’s  renovation work. Hmph !!

Today’s Match with Australia was called off  too , I wonder why dont we keep buffer days in a tour for matches like these.

My Manni (bhabhi) took my book Malgudy Days . She didn’t know that i was  already half way through that one 😦 . So off  to a fresh Start with The hound of Baskervilles .

Ever since i changed this theme i have been eying to update my sidebar and my header image. I have photoshop in  my pen drive but cant use it .  Would someone tell me that dickhead Rahul’s addres 👿
I just realized that tomorrow is Monday and that makes this week even more awful .

Hope atleast you had a great week  🙂 .  .  Wish me a better Week ahead .  Thanks in advance . Cyaa

Big Boss 4


Big Boss , as most of you know,  is a reality show  that has been Copied recreated on the Indian television on the lines of Big Brother. And Big Brother, again u must have known, was responsible for bringing back Shilpa Shetty to limelight. Thanks to the racial controversy created by Jade Goody at the Big Brother, She was able to win with around 60 percent of the  votes, after which her life was never the same :).

I did not follow the earlier Big Boss Seasons, for the very fact that i hate reality shows( ofcourse, not all 😐 ) . I have , however,  seen some episodes of this season.  Honestly speaking the series keeps up a good suspense and so much of drama through out the show  that you are tempted to watch the next episode too, no wonder, the show has high TRP ratings .

Anyways, I Don’t understand some basic points regarding the show – What is the point in bringing a bunch of people (half of them unknown)   into a house and recording almost every part of their daily lives  ?? Do the Celebrities pay to get into the Big Boss House or Do they get paid for becoming a part of the show ? because i heard that Shilpa shetty had to pay some amount to get into Big Brother. And Why is the show called  BIGG BOSS and not BIG BOSS ? 🙂

Khali in Big Boss ??

The  latest edition to Big Boss 4 has been “The Great Khali”. If you have watched Wwe then u might just be able to recognize him. He was a sensation in the Wwe  Universe due to his size and weight ,when he joined. He won Wwe Championship too which almost all the top English News channels Covered as if he had won some Olympics gold Medal . Everyone knows that Wwe is more or less like Indian drama  everything scripted to lure the audience  but who cares even the news channels these days have become kind of commercialized.   That was more than 2 years back i guess, Now he is like,  everyone just comes and beats the hell out of him and may be thats why he is here to participate in the Big Boss season 4 😛 . Whatever it may be there are a lot of Wwe fans like me who would be switching ON their TV’s just to catch the glimpse of  what this huge wrestler does in the house .The Trick of Bringing Khali in Might just work out for the producers:) .

And yeah If you are unaware of the contestants participating in Bigg Boss 4 then might want to read this. . I mean honestly i dint know half of them ,at first. Thanks to google and Wikipedia 🙂

ANCHAL KUMAR

ANCHAL KUMAR is from Chandigarh. She is an model who has done some minor roles in some indian movies like Fashion and Bluffmaster.

ABBAS KAZMI

ABBAS KAZMI is a criminal lawyer hailing from mumbai who is supposidly the lawyer of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab.

ASHMIT PATEL

ASHMIT PATEL is a actor by profession. Acted in  murder along with mallika sherawat. He was involved  in a MMS scandal along with his co-star withgirlfriend Riya Sen.

BEGUM (ALI) SALEEM

Ali Saleem  is a Pakistani television host, actor, scriptwriter who cross-dresses as a woman wearing a sari and asks influential guests provocative questions in his show “Late Night with Begum Nawazish Ali”.

DEVENDER (BUNTY USTAAD)

Devender aka Bunty Chor has been accused of robbery and was on the most wanted list of Delhi police. Dibakar Banerjee has made a film on him, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, where Abhay Deol played the protagonist.

DOLLY BINDRA

Dolly Bindra is a television actress. She featured in the serial Mere Apne on 9x channel. She has also done few supporting roles in films like Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?. She entered the Bigg Boss house on Day 21 as the second wild card entry.

HRISHANT GOSWAMI

Hrishant Goswami (age 25) is a model and winner of the 2004 Gladrags Manhunt contest.

KHALI

Khali also known as The Great Khali is an Indian professional wrestler. Khali can be seen  World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) . He was once a heavy weight champion in WWE.

MANOJ TIWARI

Manoj Tiwari  is a Bhojpuri Movie actor, singer and director who acts in Bhojpuri films. He seems to have acted in around 30 movies.

RAHUL BHATT

Rahul Bhatt ( son of MAhesh Bhatt)  is an Indian fitness trainer and an actor. The son of famous film director Mahesh Bhatt.

SAKSHI PRADHAN

Sakshi Pradhan was the winner of Splitsvilla. She regained popularity when she was involved in a MMS Scandal in which she was performing Oral Sex with the director of the reality show Splitsvilla.

SAMIR SONI

Samir Soni is an banker turned Actor who has acted in a number of movies like China gate, bagban and also acted in popular TV soaps like Jassi Jaisi koi nahi

SARA KHAN

Sara Khan (age 21) is an Indian model and actress. She won the Miss Madhya Pradesh title in 2007, the Best New Talent award given by IndianTelevision.com in 2008, and the STAR Parivaar Award for the “Best Patni” (Best Wife) category in 2009. She rose to fame for her character, Sadhna, in Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai.

SEEMA PARIHAR

Seema Parihar is a former woman bandit and a member of Indian political party, Samajwadi Party. ‘Wounded’ – a film based on the real-life story based on her and she acts as herself in the movie.

SHWETA TIWARI

Shweta Tiwari  is an Indian television and film actress with her claim to fame is of the role of Prerna in Balaji Telefilms’s popular television show Kasautii Zindagii Kay that used to be aired on STAR Plus. .

VEENA MALIK

Veena Malik  is a Pakistani actress who claimed that her former boy friend Mohammad Asif is involved in spot fixing scandal

 

Yeah before publishing this one, A simple Question for you guys – If you were given a chance to take part in a show like this . What would be your decision ?? 😀

WHEN TERROR STRUCK MUMBAI !!!!


TAJ UNDER ATTACK

60 hours of terror that shook not just mumbai but also the whole nation ,not to forget the other countries ,is finally over . Mumbai is free . Its not that terror is new to our country but the scale of this one in particular has left us appalled and speechless . When was the last time we were glued to our TV sets day and night changing one news channel to other . When was the last time mumbai came to a complete halt for 2 days .

The more i think about it , the more I feelsick. I mean , anyone can come to our country and kill a couple of hundred people . As a citizen of a country there’s nothing more disturbing that this . Is there any place that is secure . Anyone could would walk in to the station and go on a rampage . Five star hotels are under seige so  no point  thinking about the security of normal hotels. A complete lapse of security . Cctv footage shows two terrorist carrying guns and entering the railway station . A railway station as busy as that one has no one guarding it.What a shame!!

IT has been complete failure of intelligence  . ITs not the first time . There have been many terror attacks in the last couple of years . There’s no excuse for this .What’s the use of having such a team when they are not able to avert these kinds of attacks .

I really dont know what these terrorists are trying to achieve by killing innocent people . These inhumane bastards are out of their mind . ITs really shocking to know that the terrorist who has been caught alive says that he has no regrets in killing people . What a coward!! These guys shoot kill people without any guilt and when they are given death sentence ,human right activist come and fight for them . This is  so silly .

Pakistan taking a U-turn and refusing to send ISI cheif is not at all surprising .Infact i would have been surprised if he had come . India-Pak relations are  only going to get worse . Pakistan government always says that they will co-operate with india in removing terror but why dont they do something about the militants in the pakistan occupied kashmir (pok) .IT has indeed been proved that these terrorist were trained in that region .

Another issue i would like to mention is the sms  thats doing rounds relating raj thackeray and his MNS activists .

1.Don’t know where he is when you need him. We want him to go and save amchi Mumbai. Army, NSG commandos are not marathi manoos….why should they fight and lay down their life for Mumbaikars.

2.Where is Raj Thackeray and his “brave Sena”? Tell him that 200 NSG commandoes from Delhi (no marathi manoos, all south and north indians) have been sent to Mumbai to fight the terrorists so that he can sleep peacefully tonight in Shivaji Park. Please forward this so it finally reaches the coward bully.

I personally dint receive any message like this . Some people are infact taking the sms too personally  and feel that it has been intended towards maharashtra or mumbaikars. I ,however second their thought. I dont’ think that the message has anything any communal meaning. It is a message directed at raj thakeray and his supporters . The message is just a sarcastic way of mocking at raj thackeray and the politics he plays .Although i don’t support these type of messages , i cant accept when people say these messages show hatred for maharashtra .

Well, Only solace during these three days was to see the NSG commandos ,Marine commandos and other security personal keeping their lives on line to save others . Not to forget the fire department guys who too were present all the while .Special mention to the hotel employees who have been spoke off so greatly. Some of these people probably lost their lives trying to save the guests and hostages .

News channels did a fantastic job in bringing the live coverage of the developments going on there. I certainly do not agree when people say it was just to increase the TRP rating .. I want to ask -what do you want from them ?? They were putting themselves in danger for us ,for keeping up us updated about the issue . IF someone feels that they show the same thing again and again .They should  just change the channel rather than cribbing about it .Although now i realize that the media could have been a little responsible . (Line updated)

My heart really cries out for those who have lost their loved ones ,for those innocent people who did nothing wrong except for being in that place at a wrong time .May the people who have lost their lives, REST IN PEACE .

If terrorists think that they are weakening the country’s integrerity and unity by doing such acts then they are wrong .We as a country are only getting stronger.

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

WONDERFUL QUOTES


I have been tagged by Dinesh to list 5 favorite quotes of mine . I have a folder full of pics with quotes .So here are some of the best among them .

 

Attitude, not aptitude determines altitude

Best quote 2

If oppurtunity doesn't knock build a door
Keep smiling

Keep smiling

 

I am sure everyone would be having their favourite quotes so i tag each one of u who are reading this post . 🙂

 

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HAPPY DIWALI !!!


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