Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Punnathur Kotta is the Elephant Sanctuary of the Guruvayur Devasom. The palace or the fort houses about 60 elephants. These elephants are trained here for the temple purposes and are a great show at the Thrisur pooram festival. The elephants are well fed and looked after.
But eveyone loves their freedom . . .
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
On the 'first nite' the same applied to all the services at the BIAL. The parking exceed the limit. A chaotic night ! The authorities did not understand how they could manage the in flow. The tow away trucks just blared and ran around in circles trying to move stranded cars. The parking attendants did not know how to coordinate. It took about 30 minutes to get to park cars in the parking areas. Once inside, there is no way to get out of the parking if you did not want to park and decided to just lay by on the roads. The flights were deleayed, the ATC could not coordiante the schedules. There was chaos everywhere. The Arrival terminal saw hundreds of cabbies holding placards, waiting for their pick ups. If you had to locate you cabbie in there, one had to read through hundreds of placards that were up at the arrival terminal.
Drop off lane again ..
The Louis Vuitton suitcase is a landmark at the airport. If you are lost or have to direct someone who has offered to pick you up from the airport, all you have to tell them is to get to the LV Suitcase !
The airline and help desk counters.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
I was fortunate enough to sneak in to a press conference and get to meet the lead vocalist up close and get prize pictures. Marcia was gracious and chatted up with reporters who queued up for hours for her to arrive in the cafe after a lavish spread at lunch.
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Sunday, February 17, 2008
Breakfast at Mysore, and we were all set on a local bus to Chamundi Hills. Clear blue sky was no where in picture. But guess it was not that bad either. We decided to visit the crouching nandi by walk, passing by the vendors along the road, a solid 5 kms waslk down winding roads...
A visit to Mahishasura too ...
The Crouching Nandi ..
Came down to Wodeyar town and hit the famous Ritz Hotel for a lavish lunch and couple of beer mugs..
From Ritz, we wait endlessly at eh entrace of the Mysore Palace for the gates to open .. watching life happening . .
(modes of transport)
The crowd arriving for watching the lighting extragavanza . .
Moments before the lights come on .. and bathe the Palace in lights..
Anxious people at the gates ..
The moment of truth.. the Palace in its glory . .
Illuminati .. another da vinci code ???