Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mirror Replies

Mirror mirror on the wall
Measure my heart, wide and tall!
'My fair master, evident two are shadows cast,
A life of present and a breathe of past'

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wonders of Mysuru

Recently, there was quite a media hullabaloo to list out new wonders of the world. The seven wonders of the world were given a new phillip and a renewed publicity through primetime TV slots, print media, blogs and what not.

When I was thinking the about the necessity of such media circus, the fact dawned on me. These days media is cluttered with negative news, they really need to bring home a positive and heartwarming story and also the need to publicise these most visited spots of the world. Of course seven wonders of the world are the hottest tourist destinations, this fact was driven home to me when my friend Dileep visited them within a span of half an hour.

Okay, please don't stare at the monitor in disbelief. No, I am not drunk and am not blabbering. It is true; he did visit them, at least not personally. He went to all these spots by Google Earth (do I hear 'oh...'!).

Well, the point is, people are visiting these places either personally or through post cards, or Google Earth, or by whatever means they can get. This is serving one primary thing - tourism is thriving at these places.

Suddenly, my thought switched over to my beloved city- Mysuru. It is also a tourist hot spot. It has got some beautiful and wonderful things. So, why not I list the wonders of Mysuru? Well, enough of my winding introduction to the main content of this post. Here it is, the wonders of Mysuru.

  • Illumination of Amba Vilas Palace - Breathtaking
  • Chamarajendra Zoological Garden
  • Nandi on Chamundi Hill - Monolithic statue of bull
  • St. Philomena's Church - largest in south India
  • Lalitha Mahal
  • Inlay craft cluster - largest in the world
  • Nada Mantapa - music concerts therein
  • Bidara Krishnappa's Sri Prasanna Rama Mandira

Well, mine is not the last word. You can add your list too. Leave a comment if you want to add some more.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

List of my favourite food - 2

This is a sequel to my original post.

Kim's Chicken at Rice Bowl Restaurant of PL.A. Residency, Tanjavur (Tanjore)
Paan Meetha a sweet dish from Agra Sweets Agra Mithai Ghar, Charminar, Hyderabad
Kajjaaya a traditional south Indian sweet from the famous sweet shop, G Pulla Reddy Sweets, Nampalli Road, Hyderabad
Gudbud at 'Ideals' the famous ice cream parlour at Hampanakatta of Mangaluru (Mangalore)
Pongal at any hotels in and around Tanjavur and Kumbakonam
Alu Chat and other Chat items in Varanasi(Benares or Kashi)
Masala Dosa with Red Chutney at Bhairappa's mobile hotel, Chat Street, Mysuru (evenings only)