Mandaragiri betta

The Basada or Mandaragiri betta (hill) is about 65 kilometres from Bangalore in Tumkur. It is a famous pilgrim temple for Jainism. The Mandaragiri is a small hill with 434 steps (~ 500 metres one way) to reach the peak. Supposedly, the peak has four Jain temples, which were closed when I visited. Nevertheless, the…

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Diving in Amedee Island

My first dive after getting certified was at Amedee Island in New Caledonia. I was nervous. I was nervous because the expectation is that I would remember all the basic skills that I learned from my certification. This is a good expectation but the reality is a little different. Since scuba is something that I…

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Yercaud – Things to do

While I was visiting Bangalore in June, I was planning for a travel with my cousins to any place closer to Bangalore. This was meant to be a quick getaway from Bangalore. After scanning all the places that were available to me on Club Mahindra membership, I selected Yercaud. Yercaud is a hill station in…

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Wynyard to Lane Cove

If you fancy an evening walk with at least 5-6 kilometres on a weekday after work, then this is the walk. It passes through Sydney’s beautiful tall buildings and also the Pylon lookout with some amazing views of Opera house. Logistics: Starting point: Wynyard train station Total distance: 9 kilometres Total time taken: 2.5 hours…

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30 – My best travel buddy

Today is the last day of the challenge and the topic is to write about my best travel buddy. I have been blessed by two good travel buddies and both are my best friends as well. And coincidentally they are both Taurians. So, yes my two best travel buddies are Akshata and Vijay. It was…

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29 – 3 words that describe me

Today’s topic to write about the three words that describe me best. This is hard and I had to give this a lot of thought. I am much more than the below three words but these three do sum me up pretty well. The first word that describes me is ‘Emotional‘. I am a very…

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28 – Cartoon character that relates to me

Today’s topic is to write about that one cartoon character that I think is very similar to me. Before I choose one that relates, I would like to say all the Disney princess characters are great. I love each one of them but not even one of them is me. They are beautiful and they…

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27 – Share a dream I have had

As part of today’s topic, I am supposed to share one of the dreams I have had. I have many dreams and I have nightmares too. But some of the dreams are just weird, random and funny. I can share one such funny dream which I had about my ex-colleague’s cat called Harley. To give…

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25 – 10 favourite movies

The topic for today is to list my top 10 favourite movies. Like all others, I do have a huge list of movies that I love. It may be for various reasons and some of the movies make me happy. Generally, I like movies that make me laugh. Even if they do not make sense…

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24 – Dream job

Today’s topic is about my dream job. While growing up like any other confused teenager, I wanted to be many things. One of the things I wanted to do was to study marine life. I did not know how to swim, so I did not pursue this career option much. It’s not like I had…

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23 – Timeline

Today’s topic is how my day would look on my timeline if I documented every single routine of mine. Anyway if I had posted my daily routine, then this is how my timeline would look like: My day does not start without coffee. Coffee is a must to kick start day. I never liked buses…

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22 – My pack

Apologies for not posting this blog yesterday. I was outdoors the entire day so did not get a chance to post it. Anyway yesterday’s topic was about who all are in my pack. I have interpreted it in line with the previous topic – friends. My pack consists of very few people. I am a…

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21 – My best friend

The next topic is to talk about my best friend. I have many best friends honestly. I have been lucky to have some good people around me and people whom I call best friends. But in this post, I will talk about my best friend who has been friends with me for a very long…

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20 – I am grateful

Today’s topic is about Gratefulness. I believe gratitude is very important, it is what makes a person humble and grounded. So this is a beautiful topic of discussion and everyone should have gratitude towards their surroundings and the people in their lives. These are the things I am grateful for: As I have previously mentioned,…

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19 – What’s my immediate goal?

Today’s topic is about my immediate goal. Well it is related to fitness. In August, I am thinking of attempting Oxfam 50K for the first time. Oxfam 50K Trailwalker is a trail where one walks for 50 kilometres in a stretch. Yes, you heard it right! This means no sleeping before completing 50 kilometres. There…

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18 – I am a feminist!

The next topic is what I believe in. I proudly call myself a feminist and I strongly believe in having a world that is equal for women. So, who is a feminist? The dictionary meaning of feminism is ‘the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of the equality of sexes‘. And a feminist is…

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17 – Wisdom words that talk to me

Today’s topic is about the wisdom words that talk to me. There are many mentors I have had throughout my life and I am thankful to each one of them who have helped me become what I am today. And I am aware that life is a constant learning and wisdom is something you gather…

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16 – 10 fav foods

Since I have been on a flight the whole day, I am publishing today’s topic now. And today’s topic as the title says – my 10 favourite foods. I love food but I wouldn’t call myself a foodie. I am not that one who would take any efforts to go try different food. Having said…

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15 – Why do we judge so much?

This was not in the list of topics to write. But I wanted to write. I have been reading so many articles, posts and statuses about these and it made me wonder why do we judge others so much? Why do we have to come to conclusions all the time? Why can’t we accept that…

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14 – My favourite restaurant

Today’s topic is about my most favourite restaurant. I love food and I generally try out different restaurants and cuisines. But there is always one restaurant which I go back to and it is Swathi restaurant on West of Chord Road in Bangalore. It is famous for Andhra food and I love the Chicken biryani…

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