Roadtrip to awesome Pondicherry: day 3

Day 3:

Day 3 started with a half tea and our usual cloud computing sessions. Before hitting the road for Bangalore we decided to wander around beach, have breakfast at Le Cafe and do a bit of shopping. By the time we checked out from our lodge it was around 9, we hurried to Le Cafe.

Le Cafe, there it was standing against the sea with its strength, calm, overlooking at Bay of Bengal. Perfect for us to spend some more time, we four the beach lovers what else do we need. Enter the Cafe, loved the way they had managed the hotel. Le Cafe has maintained its Portugese architecture cues.

Calmness… Bay Of Bengal.
Calmness… Bay Of Bengal.
Men at Work
Men at Work
Le Cafe Menu
Le Cafe Menu
*Chilling out*
*Chilling out*

We settled down overlooking the Bay of Bengal, trust me, the view was terrific. Went through the menu, there were many items to try out. But to avoid any tummy issues during the roadtrip we went for Idli Vada and some tea.

Before leaving for Bangalore, we decided to have a final stroll at the Pondi beach boulevard as we don’t know when we will back here next time. Walked along the beach, we realized we were glad as we made the trip by leaving the daily chores of life.

Look at the snaps, you will know how awesome the beach boulevard it was.

Pondicherry coastline…
Pondicherry coastline…
Standing firm…
Standing firm…
My Not Afraid pose…
My Not Afraid pose…
The 3 paandu's…
The 3 paandu's…

It was around 11/12 finally we decided to leave for Bangalore, had our stand up meeting, applied our estimation and managerial skills on how to take on the route and reach Bangalore without any trouble.

With the song “We are the Champions” in our heads, we were cruising on NH66. It is terrific to be on road, the world passes by like a movie in a fast forward mode. The excitement to be at home (Bangalore) made us to cover up as much as distance even with pain, we took few breaks. Continue reading “Roadtrip to awesome Pondicherry: day 3”

Roadtrip to awesome Pondicherry: day 3

Roadtrip to Awesome Pondicherry: Day 2

(Sorry for the delay in posting with the next post as I was held up with many stuff at my end, but yes I am finishing what I started.)

Day 2:

We had planned to get up early on the day 2, so that we can explore Pondicherry as much as possible. Well the time we got out of lodge it was 10 am. Then an hour for breakfast, to avoid any risk with our tummy we din’t try any new or local food. Instead we went for the industry standard idli, off course the coconut chutney was amazing. Made our stand up meeting, err sit down meeting to plan up what all to do, as we got a whole day. We decided to go to Auroville first, later get beached. Yay !!!

After some half tea, we got on the famous ECR (East Coast Road, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Coast_Road ) which runs parallely to the Bay of Bengal. With our Sun Glasses on, we hit the road (Off course, we were in flashback for Udupi and NH 17).

We reached Auroville, the universal town. Yes, kinda our universal app, its the universal town where people from around the world live in harmony. You can check with the Auroville wiki link for more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auroville

Okay, Auroville was build with set of 4 ground rules, (got this from Wiki Link)
1. Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But to live in Auroville, one must be the willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness.
2. Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
3. Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations.
4. Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual Human Unity.

Road to Auroville
Road to Auroville
Finally at Auroville
Finally at Auroville

Strolled Auroville a bit, there were couple of boutiques, an awesome restaurant and few shops for handicrafts and other things. In one of the boutiques, there were amazing handicrafts on display, unique designs, boys bought some designer candles. After that, we just wandered around to explore the much heard place. Later we figured out that we ran out of time for the visit to Matru Mandir as it was Sunday. The timings to visit Matru Mandir was until 12.30 pm during Sundays.

We were disappointed for not making to Matru mandir, anyways we got enough time to explore the Pondicherry. Got cheered up after stopping for a quick smoke and tea, started again on the ECR. We entered Pondi in own style, explored town centre, later ended up at the beach. Figured out, the Pondi is built in terms of blocks and every road leads to the beach, great thought !!!. The town has a decent infrastructure, but you gotta see the style of building architectures, pretty awesome. Most of them had french ques, off course it was ruled by french before Indian Independence. Continue reading “Roadtrip to Awesome Pondicherry: Day 2”

Roadtrip to Awesome Pondicherry: Day 2

Road Trip To Gadag.

Guys, big GRIN on my face while writing this post. This post is bout the road trip  from Udupi to Gadag on my Unicorn. I and Shaanib went for the road trip. Shaanib is my senior in office,  he is a nice chap. He rides bike like hell, I get goose bumps whenever I sit behind him.

The trip was done on April 30. The route we took was like this, Udupi – Kundapur – Marvanthe – Bhatkal – Honnavar – Jog Falls (Yes, Jog falls) – Sirsi – Mundgod – Hubli – Gadag.

I am just writing the events, which happened in the series.

April 30:

I got up at 5.30 (Slept at around 2, after some office stint), did namaz. Had freaking cold bath, and took all the required documents and went to Shaanib’s place. Even he was ready, looked at time, it was already 6.40.

Went to Hotel Khushi (its near office), had tea and started the trip, reset the trip meter.

And here we Go..!!!

Project RoadTrip to Gadag:

Number of Resources: 2.

Name of the Resources: Shaanib M I (nick name “Damn Rossi”) & Mohsin (It’s “Me”).

Devices: Honda Unicorn.

Effort Estimated: 8 hours.

Project Duration: 1 day.

I rode 1st, started the bike. Felt something different, as we started to move. Fully charged up, in no time we crossed Santhekatte, and I saw the open road. Dude, it’s NH 17. It’s my one of the favorite road. As we left in the morning there was less traffic, and throughout the road there is lot of greenery. And we encountered loads of bridges. Uni was just cruising in-terms of 80. Believe me, you get nice feeling when you are around 60 – 80 in my bike. Uni is damn stable, cruises like hell. (Vin, I know R1, I agree… But I had Uni for this road trip).

Rode for a few min, saw bike trip odo it was already saying some 25. We looked at the sky, clouds started to gather on NH. I was worried bout what next. Thought if it rains we will stop at Kundapur. I just prayed not to rain. In no time we crossed Kundapur, once we crossed Kundapur clouds started to disappear and we saw the sunshine. God answered ma prayers :-). Reached Kamat Upachar near Marvanthe, had breakfast. I think Shaanib loved it.

Marvanthe Beach: This beach is beside NH 17, which stretches along the highway for 2 kms or something. So these are the snaps.

Marvanthe Beach
Marvanthe Beach
Road ahead, the NH 17 is beside the beach...
Road ahead, the NH 17 is beside the beach...
All smiles, still journey is there...
All smiles, still journey is there...
Uni looks solid here...
Uni looks solid here...
Its me...
Its me...

Bhatkal: After some break in Marvanthe (Shaanib tried for roadies stunt), we reached Bhatkal. Went Anjuman Engg College, this is where Shaanib did his B.E. So our old man went to his college, Continue reading “Road Trip To Gadag.”

Road Trip To Gadag.

My Bucket List

Hi Guys..

What’s up..?? It’s been month’s since I posted the last blog. Actually was busy with project and other stuff. Vinay was here in Udupi for a weekend and I had been home twice.

Finally got time to post a article regarding My BUCKET List (More info watch Bucket List movie).

Bucket list..??? It’s a list of things you wanna do before they kick their bucket (before they die). I have prepared mine, 90% of them are related to freaking things for others… so here we go..

So here is My BUCKET LIST

1. Get a Contessa car and transform it into an American muscle, pump its engine power, add some stripes, change its interiors.. In short make it like a fastback Mustang or Gran Torino Sports edition. That’s it, it will jerk others. 

2. Road trip to KanyaKumari (Dad will kill me), next will be North India for Ladakh and Leh. 

3. Go for Scuba diving and it would be legendary if I do Sky Diving also.

4.  Get a PSP, Mac Pro and a Ray Ban aviator glasses.

5. Get GUITAR and learn to play all my fav songs

6. Drive a Lamborghini/Ferrari/Mustang/GT/BEEMER/Merc. Ultimately get a BMW if possi

7. Watch a F1 race (singapore GP will be great, bcoz its a night race and can go n come for a weekend) 

8. Get a leather jacket.

9. Buy R1’s for me and Vin. Others can share, GURU you get that RD 350, so that we can have couple of head turning bikes with us  🙂

10. Start playing cricket and shuttle badminton

11. Watch a movie with Dad at adlabs/a multiplex. Last time it was MAST

12. Get photographed with a celebrity.

13. Attend friend’s marriages to create hell (Guys get ready, here I come)

14. Implement Chetan’s advice on the concept of Kiss 🙂 🙂 :-)… God, cant stop laughing

15. Visit an Auto Expo, mostly next Indian Auto Expo, I wish ki I get a couple of leaves for that

16. Get that GREEN DAY T shirt from Central (Guru, we could have bought that day. Hey My Che Guevara T shirt’s rocks dude, I got another one from WICKED, now the count is 2…)

17. Open a Garage for Dad and work with him. Continue reading “My Bucket List”

My Bucket List