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Jul
10

 

All my new travel photos and posts will be found on Ancient Indians. Please look at the following site map to find things of interest to you. I will be updating it regularly!

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Jan
02

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,200 times in 2010. That’s about 17 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 4 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 65 posts. There were 359 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 115mb. That’s about 7 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 9th with 89 views. The most popular post that day was A trip to Machilipatnam.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were ancientindians.net, kishkinda.wordpress.com, ancientindians.wordpress.com, en.wordpress.com, and en.wikipedia.org.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for hamsaladeevi, pamban bridge, machilipatnam beach, kodigehalli, and pamban bridge rameswaram.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

A trip to Machilipatnam January 2009
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Pamban Bridge, Rameswaram October 2009
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3

HamsalaDeevi (Machilipatnam) January 2009
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Hamsaladeevi Sagara Sangamam (Machilipatnam) February 2009
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Dharmaraya Temple in Bangalore May 2009
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Dec
09

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Aug
20

The Andamans are said to be named after Handuman as Hanuman is called in Malay. Here are some pictures of these beautiful islands for you to enjoy.

The tribal names of most of the places are lost possibly to general public. The scholars may know them…  The English gave their own name to everything and some Indian Governments have tried to either restore the original Indian names or give them new Sanskrit names.

Kingfisher Red gives you return tickets from Bangalore to Port Blair for about Rs 13500, if you plan well enough in advance and the planes are very cute and small, they come with their own built in ladder. The hotel there for vegetarians is Blue Sea Hotel, at “Mid-Point” for Rs 1500 a night during the off-season, it is clean and the service is good. Transport is a ripoff till you find out the correct rates. We paid Rs 200/- on the first day for a round trip to Carbyn’s Cove Beach.

See The photos below.

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Aug
14

Happy Independence Day!!! All ye fellow Indians, Happy Independence Day! Happy to be born free and to be living free.  My mom was born in the year of the Quit India movement… and my parents celebrated the very first Independence Day as children. I always miss my grandmother who made delicious sweets every independence day. Today I saw a little girl jump up and down in the streets of Kodigehalli with a flag in either hand… a delightful sight. I am also proud that I am … Read More

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May
23

This was a little temple when I was a little girl. There were rumours of animal sacrifices so I was too terrified to visit. Almost 4 decades later, the temple has grown so much. I took pictures from the outside.. old habits die hard I guess. I wonder if I will ever go in? This is near Sankey tank and the institute of wood sciences.

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Nov
28

Corn being roasted on live coals : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

One of the great joys of growing up and living in Bangalore (and many places in India) is eating freshly roasted corn on the cob, with a touch of lemon, salt, coriander and green chilly paste.

These were being roasted for me outside Sankey Tank.

American Sweet Corn in a cup with  a dash of butter or foreign flavours three times as costly as the roasted corn, has started to give it competition in India.

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Oct
22

There are frequent and cheap buses from Rameswaram to Pamban Bridge. Though Autos are supposed to charge Rs 7 per km, they demand upto  Rs 30 or 40 per km and are to be avoided where possible. The public support the autodrivers. You can rent somewhat rickety cycles near the temple for Rs 5 an hour. Ladies’ cycles are also available. There are no good maps in english, it is best to learn a few tamil phrases and letters before going.

There are beautiful and clean bathing spots near Pamban bridge. (Agni Theertham is not clean at all and too busy.)

However since I did not use any sunblock lotion, my face is charred and it may take a few days to “peel and heal”.

Railway Bridge: Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Railway Bridge: Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Railway Bridge: Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Railway Bridge: Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

The govt. glass boat rides do not show you these beautiful reefs and coloured fish. They charge you for a full boat if no one is there, We paid Rs 320, to look over the boat’s edge and see some general corals and come back in about 10 minutes.

Coral Reef :  Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Coral Reef : Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Rameswaram on Pamban Island : Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Rameswaram on Pamban Island : Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

The fisherman bait these fish with a shrimp/prawn at the end of a thin blue plastic wire weighted by shells and throw them on the hot pavement where aided by a blow, they pant for breath and die.

Vaval : For Export to Indonesia : Pamban Bridge :  Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Vaval : For Export to Indonesia : Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Fisherman on the Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Fisherman on the Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Pamban Bridge : Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Oct
21

The Royal Park Hotel organized a jeep for us, from Rameswaram, for Rs 1000/-. Later we located the tourist office in the bus stand. They told us we could have taken a bus to Dhanushkoti entrance and a fisherman’s jeep from there to Dhanushkoti tip for Rs 60.

It was too beautiful to take pictures. But I took a couple anyway and captured the rest in my mind’s eye.

Dhanushkoti Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Dhanushkoti Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Dhanushkoti Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Dhanushkoti Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Dhanushkoti Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Dhanushkoti Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Dhanushkoti Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Dhanushkoti Photo Credit : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Photography, Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved : Satya Sarada Kandula

Oct
09

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The vacant sites around my house, fill up with water during the rains and create an eco-system par excellence. With frogs eating mosquitoes and cranes eating frogs. Nowadays dogs too hunt in these waters. And when the fish and crabs grow big, Kodigehalli children come fishing with nets or plastic packets.

I have egoistically named these ephemeral ponds – Sarada Sarovar after myself!

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