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January2011

  • Came across: In Print, in Singapore

    I can’t seem to keep my hands off travel brochures/booklets when I’m visiting some place. Recently when I was in Singapore, I grabbed a couple of these things in print and came across some pretty amusing stuff. The first one is called Know your Singlish and here’s a scan of...
  • Jain Temple: History in stone

     A few kilometres away from Panamaram in Wayanad — on the Punchavayal-Neervaram route, to be more precise — lies this stone structure that stands testimony to Wayanad’s long standing relationship with Jainism. It is believed that Jains came to Wayanad in the Middle Ages. Considered to be among the first settlers in...
  • Breathtaking ‘Gateway to Wayanad’

    On the Western Ghats in southern India is a little green heaven called Wayanad. Cut out of the Northeastern part of Kerala, this district is one of the new hot-spots for travellers to South India. Of the many far flung attractions here, there is one thing you should not miss if you like scenic...
  • Chained here is a restless spirit

    The Chain Tree in Wayanad is a stop for many a curious traveller on the Kozhikode-Wayanad* route. The chain hanging from it was not put there by accident neither was it meant to be decoration. This tree has a story to tell. This story dates back to the time when...
  • A sneak peek at Singapore

    On my recent trip to India and back, I got to see a little bit of Singapore, thanks to the stopovers at the Island Country at the tip of the Malay Peninsula. It was only a sneak peak that I got, not quite fulfillling my wish to tour this...
  • Singapore from floor 64

    During our recent stopover in Singapore, I had a one-of-a-kind view of Singapore; this one from the 64th floor of Swissotel The Stamford. With over 70 floors, this hotel on Stamford Road claims to be the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia. Here’s sharing the spine-tingling sight with my readers:...
  • Port-o-call: Singapore’s Changi Airport

    Changi Airport: all dressed up for Christmas You may also like -- Came across: In Print, in Singapore A sneak peek at Singapore Singapore from floor 64 Cherry Blossoms at the Japanese Tea Garden Happy, friendly and touristy Kailua-Kona...
  • India through Tipsy from the trip

    A few days back I was going through my old photographs with the intention of taking those hard copies and scanning them for preservation sake, when I came across some pictures that I ought to share on this blog. (As most of them are photographs taken in India, it...
  • Driving by Mysore Palace

    How can you pass this landmark that is Mysore city’s pride and not take pictures of it? I have lost count of the number of times I’ve driven past this magnificent construction. Yet every time I see the Mysore Palace, I’m filled with awe. This sprawling royal abode is...
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