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Kerala- An epic tale of braving calamity, resurrecting resolve and igniting compassion(9/10/2018)by Ramakrishnan TV-Kerala monikered “Gods Own Country” is a beautiful state in the southwestern region of India. Kerala- which literally means the land of coconuts– is sandwiched between the Arabian ocean on its west and Sahyadri mountain ranges on its east side. The state, counted in the top 10 paradises of the world by National Geographic, is […]
Nature at Turahalli Forest(5/26/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian-This one is in continuation with my earlier post on Butterflies at Turahalli Forest (https://hobbycue.com/activity/nature/butterflies-at-turahalli/). There’s a lot more that you get to see at Turahalli … especially if you are with a good guide, and we were lucky on that front :-). I can say that after this walk, I have become more observant […]
Butterflies at Turahalli Forest near Bangalore(3/28/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian-It was my daughter’s 13th birthday, and we wanted to do something unique and “earthly” 🙂 After a lot of research, my wife narrowed it down to a customised nature walk at Turahalli Forest. I had heard about the abundance of butterflies at Turahalli before, and was looking forward to our trip. Turahalli is at […]
Super Blue Blood Moon 2018(3/24/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian-When I first heard the term it was a mixed up deja-vu of a lot terms I had heard before. Like most of us, I have heard each of these adjectives applied to the moon, but never have them come together. Close to this event on 31 January, 2018 my social media feeds were scattered […]
Goa – just drive from Bangalore(3/11/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian-This is my 2nd write-up on our Goa trips. Actually, this was my 4th trip to Goa, the 3rd one being just a couple of months earlier! Yes, Goa is such an easy drive from Bangalore – 10 hours of good roads. And this time, we had stopped over at Karwar too (watch out for […]
Technique and Warm up(2/11/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian- I have a hunch that many of you will assume this to be about some sport, exercise or a very physical activity. But actually this topic came up during my violin class on the weekend! So maybe technique makes sense now, but warm up? For violin? Unlike what we might assume, these aspects […]
Wholistic Vocalist by Ma.Ja(1/31/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian-The ‘Wholistic Vocalist’ workshop by Mathangi Jagadish a.k.a. Ma.Ja was an eye opener to several aspects of vocal health and artistry, covering aspects often neglected in the journey. Ma.Ja discussed Mindset, Nutrition, Hydration, Sleep, Fitness and Vocal technique training (including breathing) as the cornerstones of vocal health and wholistic development.
Navadarshanam – a new way of life(1/25/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian-Living in Bengaluru nowadays distances you a lot from nature and life as it used to be. So it was more than a warm welcome retreat for us to land up at Navadarshanam farm. Navadarshanam is an organic farm, a community, an eco resort, and a brand of tasty organic products.
Diu of Goa, Daman and Diu fame(1/23/2018)by Bhaskar Subramanian-Hokka Trees: You can’t miss them They’re everywhere – so don’t worry, you won’t miss them. If you are entering from Gujarat, you’ll notice the sudden change in the surroundings. They are inside Diu Fort, near the beaches, near most of the roads. Diu Fort: Nice to explore There are enough areas and variety […]
Gujarat Part 3 – Rann of Kutch, Little Rann(1/12/2016)by Bhaskar Subramanian-This covers the 3rd and best part of our Gujarat trip … Bhuj, Rann of Kutch (or White Desert) and Little Rann (or Wild Ass Sanctuary). Initial content is taken from my reviews in another site on 12-Jan-2016. I will be enhancing this to add a proper flow to the narrative. Great Rann of Kutch […]