In books, travel, weekend trips on February 16, 2008 by rajeev kumar

just realized that I have not been blogging for more than four months now. Partly because of no internet connection at home and partly because it needs more attention span than twittering.

Past four months has been some travelling. The places I went –

  • art of living ashram, bangalore – this is most comfortable place to take around guests due to NICE road from bannerghatta road.
  • bangalore – kolkata – darbhanga – picked up some mithila paintings. And visited kolkata. Still the same except metro is getting older but still very comfortable unlike Mumbai Local trains. Came across – Russel Exchange on russel street which is oldest auction house(?). Most of the things looked like they are from demolished old havelis. Lunch at Trincas.  Victoria memorial and the sorrounding greenary is still the most shining part of calcutta.
  • Golden Temple – Vellore – Good place . made of copper sheets and gold. Looks like whole temple is made of gold, but it is made in such a way that it will cost more to extract the gold from copper sheets than to buy it in open market. Overall worth the visit and can be completed as one day trip from bangalore on comfortable bangalore – chennai highway.

First week of March we are going to Noida. Followed by a visit to Mirthal which is an army contonment in pathankot. The visit to Dharamshala and Mcleodganj was always on my minds which seems to be realising as this is just 90 kms from pathankot.

and few books. Below is the list of books I have read-

  • India – A Journey through a healing civilization”, by Shashank Mani
  • The Elephanta Suite – Paul Theroux
  • Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children‘ – John Wood
  • The backroom brigade – Seetha
  • Kama Bhog – Foods of Love – Jiggs Kalra

most of them was picked up at Strands book exibition, Chinnasway stadium bangalore


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