Saturday, September 13, 2008


After tonnes of plans along with Vinay and Arun, of going to different places on the previous evening, we did not go anywhere but home (me in Vinay's house though).... Me and Vinay slept on the terrace discussing philospohy in the biting cold...... Next day, the travelling urge still lurking, we decided to check out this place Vinay had heard of.....

Destination: Bevinatta
Explorers: Me, Vinay
Route: Attibele-Hosur-Dankanikotta-Anusanai-Bevinatta

After boarding different cheap-fared-buses, we got down at Anusanai, and headed out to walk a beautiful stretch of road from Anusanai to Bevinatta...... The bright green paddy fields flanking on each side of the road..... A range of tiny hills at the distance in blue..... The silent road sparing only the sounds of rustling leaves, bird calls and the roar of the wind...... We saw a gushing stream and dipped in..... enjoyed the massage of the forceful waters.....

We walked the road again, drippin wet with the river water......... the sun and the wind slowly drying it up, letting us stay at a pleasant temperature throughout.....

And finally, we reached Bevinatta, after we walking either 4,6,7 or 9 km (well, that's what was the distance according to different locals we asked)...... Well, Bevinatta is no tourist spot. Its just an arbit village. so there was nothing to see there but a nice village..... A village with a view though.... the roads further ahead led to a reserved forest..... A range of hillocks at a distance...... A hillock overseeing the village, with a temple on top...... Our eyes got everything expected of the place we had in our minds

Vinay's dad's friend who lives there, told us that the forest has wild animals too, and that it is accessible..... thus deciding on coming here some other day, we boarded the bus back to traffic-jam-city.

Next time, we could probably go there by cycle and stay overnight on the hillock or in the forest........

Current mood: trying to evade the thought of work that has piled up.
Currently listening to: Bring me to Life - Evanescence

p.s: You might be wondering why there is no picture, but the thousand words instead. Well, for vagabonds like us, there is no knowledge of when we would decide to head off. So there was no advance notice for the camera to join me.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Training for the Bangalore Ultra 2008

The Bangalore Ultra is just two months away. And i started training for it only today. Worse than last time. But better late than never.

I have worked out a schedule as a Google spreadsheet. I'll keep updating on my progress as well.

Caution: My schedule is a very quick ramp up, and not advisable for anyone, especially not newbies. Its just a courageous mad rush!

Here's the link:

The "should" in there is as directed by

I'm open to others suggestions on the schedule. And also if anyone wants to sync up.

Link to the Ultra Homepage:
Link to the organizers, RunnersForLife:

Current mood: Excited
Currently listening to: Paper Tiger - Beck

Vagabond Researcher

Its my other new blog.

I occasionally get into a fit of figuring out stuff about things that happen around me. Most of them stay as unanswered questions. And i've decided to write them as blog posts. Someday, i'll hopefully look back at them and solve them. Not necessarily for the use of humankind or anythin, rather for the kicks of solving things.

Current mood: Refreshed
Currently listening to: Crazy - Gnarles Barkley

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

One liners

..... are a good way to show that u r still alive!