Road Trip-Excerpts from the traveller-Part 1

A road trip was always something on the cards for the family as we had not travelled for the past one year. But nobody had bargained for what we got, a 2500 km drive across 2 huge states and more than 1000 villages, our first kannada lessons, seeing a friendship forge from bloggerspace and meeting many,many people who we’d totally forgotten about as well as discovering immaculate and unspoilt beauty!!

4th April 2010 6:15 AM
We’re finally loaded up with lots of baggage(who knows what we’ll need for a road trip) including 5 saplings (which travelled about 900 kms with us). The air is fraught with excitement for after all those weeks of planning and anticipation we were finally off. Not to mention in a swank,sleek,very Bond like-Black Honda Civic!!! 🙂
Having travelled to Panchgani before by road, I already knew th expressway and the road upto Satara so it wasn’t much of a surprise. During the drive the beauty of the hills and the ingenuity and brilliance of the people who built the expressway kept striking me. Since my dad is the only one who can drive we all had to keep him occupied with our banter.

4th April : Lunch Hotel Sai Palace International-NH-4, Kolhapur
Our second halt for the day for lunch. The temperature ws soaring outside and the landscape uniform-Very Sleep Inducing. Plus the road- straight ahead and traffic less. And us full on oily punjabi food. Time for zzz

4th April Evening: Cross over to Karnataka at Nipani
All those places we had earlier read only in textbooks were in front of us now. Belgaum,Dharwad,Satara,Nipani.
Karnataka is totally different from Maharashtra i mean the landscape in maharashtra is dry with trees having pointy leaves and typically shrub vegetaion. Uttar Kanara or North Karnatak as it is known, has red soil, vastly differing rock patterns and perpetual greenery around despite the sweltering heat.
Our night was spent at this town called Hubli now re-christened Hubbaali.

Name of Hotel: Hotel Swathi
Location: Prime. Near Main Market. Easy Accessibility
Food: Pure Ghee but delicious. The right thing for a tired road traveller.

We were so tired having driven about 600 kms that we decided to just roam about in the perimeter of the hotel. We viisted a temple where our P.P.Swamiji comes during shivratri and also met some very nice people and tasted home-made kokum sherbet for the first time. I also saw a daschund for the first time. We chatted about the Fairs that happen in the Hubbali temple. Papa discussed ecomonic conditions in Karnataka especially the Mining. We played with their dog Rosy.

The Hubbali flower market is amazing!! Beats Dadar (W) by miles!! I’m a total flower enthusiast i go mad when i see flowers so this was ecstasy.
The town is sleepy as is the characteristic of most towns and cities in the south. Life is simple and you slowly start to unwind and relax to the tunes of the place unlike the fast paced life of the city. For a first, we all slept at 9:30 a thing we haven’t done for ages!! 

A useful hint : Policemen are the best to ask for directions!!

Day 2-5th April
Morning: Lunch-Dinner-Snacks in a South Indian restaurant is essentially the same: Sada Dosa,Masala Dosa,Set Dosa (which means 3 dosas with a different curry),Kharabhat(=upma),Kesaribhat(=pineapple sheera) so you have to choose among the same everywhere

Departure time: 8:30

Destination: Ankola then Manki (all on the karnatak coast btw)
Our toy penguin-a constant companion and a very good pillow i must admit 😉


the road ahead 😉

the brilliant sky to my sis


A Good Way to Spend Some Time

I’m a true blue student of Finance.  I’ve read a lot of articles about TIME and i was wondering how I could give my take differently.

So I decided to look at TIME as a COMPANY (=Well i am pursuing my Chartered Accountancy Course!! I spend the whole day doing precisely this 😛 :P)

Unknowingly TIME is always on our mind. We wake up in the morning to a reminder about TIME and spend the whole day Juggling It. We have to run against time to make it to our workplaces, college, school and back home to prepare for the same routine the next day.

I suppose if TIME was a company, it would be the Biggest in the World. Also it would be a MONOPOLY. (=I mean who else deals in TIME…its not like you walk on the road and see Time Turners or DeLoreans Back to the Future Style)

I’ve written this considering TIME as a Company that YOU could invest in.

TIME, the biggest enterprise worldwide, is one that shows no signs of abating. Its growth is charted in boardrooms world over, discussed and cribbed about. It has its presence in every life existing on the planet. (=Right that includes the sparrow that came to your window today and those sea creatures you saw on Animal Planet)

Its billions and trillions of shares called “Moments” attract one and all to itself. All of us are reasonably well endowed with resources so we’re always investing at some point or the other in various Moments of Time.

The sheer volume of the shares or Moments being transacted in daily would confound even the biggest exchanges in the World.


Returns!! Thats what every investor looks for right??  Time rewards those who invest in it early. Delays don’t really yield much. Many moments give us extremely good returns in the form of Good Memories.

Sometimes TIME gets back at us Taxing us during some Bad Moments.

The bottomline is proper investing does give a good return.

TIME will never run out of customers. TIME has this universal application in every person’s life. What i mean is, if adequate Time is given, it solves problems.

Time trades in an extremely volatile market, reaping rich rewards for early birds.

BUT a word of caution!! Time is very cunning. Dealing with this company you will encounter extreme risk and volatility.

And there!! Would you look at the TIME ;). Time has made fools of us again!!

Hello world!

A lot of convincings…A long wait for the perfect name..And finally my blog is here. Hello World!!! 

Wow.. I thought blogging would be something BIG (=Well it is….I’m going to celebrate this evening!!!) & Difficult….When the only difficult part was the Hunt for the Perfect Name 😉

This is My Collection of Thoughts, Experiences and Notes!!

World, I have Arrived!!! 😀