Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Posted by Varun | Tuesday, August 11, 2009 | Category: , , , , , , |

It has been more than a month since I posted something on this blog. I am extremely sorry. I have been reading all your posts without fail (Google Reader) but have not been able to comment on any of it. First, it was office firewall that blocked me, then it was my personal laptop. I had to cough up sixteen thousand to get it repaired. Mourned a week and now that I am out of it, I am back to writing my blog. If you have a HP laptop, please make sure you get your warranty extended. HP motherboard sucks!

I had been to few picturesque locales near Mysore last month. That explains why I was not able to post during weekends :)

1. Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta - This peak is the highest peak in Bandipur Forest range. It is covered with dense fog round the year and thus gets the prefix Himavad (fog/mist) to it. Temple of Lord Krishna on top of the hill gives it the name 'Gopalaswamy Betta'. It is around 225 kilometers from Bangalore and 75 kilometers from Mysore. It is on the Mysore - Ooty road. If you are going to Ooty, don't forget to visit this place.

2. Backwaters of Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam - There is this small enchanting island created by the backwaters of KRS known locally as 'Blue Lagoon' or 'Thittu'. It offers a perfect picnic spot and a spot to unwind your senses. It is about 4 to 5 kilometers from the dam. Any person loitering around the dam would be able to direct you towards it. Make sure you use the name 'Thittu' when you ask for directions.

3. Gagana Chukki and Bhara Chukki Water Falls (Shivana Samudra) - It is the Mandyan Niagara :). Around 122 kilometers from Bangalore, this is definitely a place worth visiting during rainy season.

If you require more details about the scenic locales, drop me an email. I'll be more than happy to provide them.


I watched a lot of movies last month. Watched few classics and almost all new releases. Just got an email from my friend that the tickets have been booked for Kaminey. I am watching the preview show on Thursday :). Can't wait for Thursday now.


Now that Teen Diva and Rakhi's Swayamvar is over, I am hooked on to other reality shows. Sach ka Saamna, Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao, Dadagiri, Stunt Mania, Connected, etc etc. They are any day better than K-Soaps.


My friends have been kind enough to award me even when I am not posting anything. I have been awarded by four people. Thanks a million guys!

The rules for this tag are as follows:

1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Display award on your blog with these rules
3. Reply to the questions below
4. Tag 7 people deserving the award according to you
5. Come back to BLoGGiSTa iNFo CoRNeR (PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK) at http://bloggistame.blogspot.com/ and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master List

1.The Person who tagged you : Chiranjib (http://chiranjibmazumdar.blogspot.com), Valerine (http://verbalfiend.wordpress.com/), penandpaper (http://penpaper.blogspot.com/) and Shayari (http://bukkichowta.blogspot.com)
2. The Date when you were tagged: 11/07/2009, 16/07/2009, 28/07/2009 and 30/07/2009,
3. Seven people I tag are :

Arnab - http://arnabchakraverty.blogspot.com/
Chandan - http://errandsnsojourns.blogspot.com/
thethoughtfultrain - http://thethoughtfultrain.wordpress.com/
Richa - http://wwwrichaagarwal.blogspot.com/
Shivya - http://theshootingstar.wordpress.com/
Vivek - http://vivek1186.blogspot.com/
Archana - http://apensievetoofull.blogspot.com/


Tagged by four, Here I go,

A – Available/Single? Both :)
B – Best friend? Have many!
C – Cake or Pie? Cake
D – Drink of choice? Water. Any day!
E – Essential item you use every day? Cellphone
F – Favorite colour? No idea. I like all of them.
G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? Yuk! None
H – Hometown? Mandya/Bangalore
I – Indulgence? Chocolates
J – January or February? February :) Work for 28 days and get full salary.
K – Kids & their names? None.
L – Life is incomplete without? Stupid question
M – Marriage date? Check my answer to the first question.
N – Number of siblings? 1 Sister
O – Oranges or Apples? Oranges
P – Phobias/Fears? Claustrophobia
Q – Quote for today? http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
R – Reason to smile? Have lots of them
S – Season? Spring
T – Tag 3 People? I already have!
U – Unknown fact about me? I don't like doing tags
V – Vegetable you don't like? Muli, Spinach
W – Worst habit? I don't have any ;)
X – X-rays you've had? One during my childhood and one after I joined my company.
Y – Your favorite food? Home cooked food
Z – Zodiac sign? Sagittarius


1. Formula-1

I was beaming two weeks back when I read that Schumi is making a comeback. But it is disheartening to know that he has called his comeback off. He called it off last evening. Ferrari test driver Luca Badoer will now be replacing Massa instead of Michael Schumacher.

2. Cricket
Cricketers are scared that their clubbing days in fact nights with film stars will be over if they sign WADA.

3. Badminton
Hope India wins the world championship title this year. If not, we will definitely see Saina in next Farah Khan movie.

4. Hockey

Is anybody still playing it? :)


1. Swine Flu - *Achcho* Don't you worry! That was only due to the dust that had accumulated on my blog. I have cleaned it up. Talking about swine flu, I received a hilarious mail this morning. A warning email.

This is what that email read!

If you wake up looking like this, please don't come to office :)

2. What!? - Swine Flu is the only thing that I get to read in news papers these days!

Potpourri looks extremely full. Will stop before it explodes and I promise to blog regularly from now on.

Currently have 29 comments:

  1. 'Thittu' looks beautiful. Have to go there sometime.

  2. Gosh, does this mean I have to apologize for my long absence too?

  3. Hi Deepa,
    It is a beautiful place and most importantly unexplored by many!

  4. Hi Anjana,
    Haha! You managed to squeeze in an alpam post. Didn't you!?

  5. I will have to give 'Kaminey' a miss (courtsey swine flu). Had such great plans for this weekend :(
    Looks like you are big time into reality TV

  6. Thittu & Himavad Gopalswamy betta are now a must on my list. Great you are catching up with your movies too.

  7. Hi P&P,
    Aww! That is really sad! Hope they come up with a cure quickly. Swine flu is getting bigger everyday!
    Drama is at it's best in reality TV :)

  8. Hi Appa,
    We can definitely go there once you come back.

  9. wow! even Nandan came with u... for the trip... he was a nice guy..!

    I wish i see him sometime later!

  10. Hi Akshat,
    He still is :D. World is too small... We'll all definitely again sometime...

  11. Perfectly titled Potpourri,,,

    Those places are just awesome.. Glad you are investing time somewhere if not blogging..

    I am not seeing Premier Show of Kaminey and this time not also on Friday despite waiting it so eagerly... Will catch it on Saturday...

  12. he he.. nice post!
    n hey.. thnx for d award! me hardly blogging these days too! :P
    but will definitely do ur tag n post it in a day or 2. thnx again!


  13. Thanks for the award Varun!

    The places you went to look really nice. Damn, I miss travelling :(

    How was Kaminey? I'm hear it got 4 stars. Can't wait to see it!

  14. Superb pics..they almost look like water colours!
    Welcome back :)


  15. Hey nice post! Mixed-bag eh ;)

    I luv all those places arnd Mysore!

    Congrats on the award :)

    'Achcho* Don't you worry! That was only due to the dust that had accumulated on my blog. I have cleaned it up' - ROFL :D

  16. Thittu looks awesome... U r right It snt explored or famous yet... Thats a long Tag....:)

  17. Thanks for the award Varun! :-) I have already done this earlier so don't mind me not doing the award work, ok?

    The pictures look awesome. The KRS dam is a favourite with me. Your potpourrie is lovely! :-)

  18. hi
    was waiting for ur new blog..


    loved the swiney pic

    and interesting travelogue

    take care

    ps. hope ya remember me

  19. wow great palces.. greater pics....

    and yes your potpourri looks full... great more news in one post..

  20. Hi Vee
    Thank you :)
    I cannot believe that I watched Kaminey before you did :)

  21. Hi Archana,
    he he... Thanks and you are welcome.

  22. Hi Shivya,
    You are welcome! The places were really awesome! You must visit India again
    I loved Kaminey! I'll give it 4.5 stars.

  23. Hi Preeti,
    Thanks a lot. We were ruing the fact that we did not have a digital SLR that day. Colors were simply beautiful.

  24. Hi Swaram/song of life
    Welcome to my Digital Diary!
    Thanks a lot for your wishes.

  25. Hi Ashwin,
    Have you visited Thittu? Couldn't help the length of the post. I had so much to say :)

  26. Hi thethoughtfultrain,
    Thanks a lot for those lovely words :)...You are welcome! Sorry! I didn't notice that you had already done the tag.

  27. Hi commited to life,
    New post is up on my blog.
    I do remember you and have been following all your posts. It is just that I am not able to comment on any of those. Will do it by this week. Please bear with me.

  28. Hi Oorja,
    Ya... They are awesome places. Couldn't help the size of the post :P. I had so much to say

  29. Wow so u r gonna be back in action....Ya did miss reading ur posts...And also missed ur comments on my post..sulk :(
    Bandipur is one place I wanna explore.....
    The pictures are awesome :)