Travel

My recent trip to Paradeep, Odisha.

  Paradeep is a small town in coastal Odisha with big commercial value. The commercial value is primarily due to the huge sea port it has and also due to presence of industries like Iffco Fertilizers, Paradeep Phosphates Ltd (PPL), Oil refinery of IOCL, Essar Steel etc.   I had been there recently on a 2 day trip, not for…

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Food, Life & Society, Travel

2017 Farewell with a Picnic

  Here is how we, some of the Odias (born in the Indian state of Odisha) living in Hyderabad, had been for a picnic on 31-Dec-2017 to bid farewell to 2017. This was actually a brainchild of the ladies in the group, we gents had just extended some helping hands. As per http://www.dictionary.com picnic stands for “an excursion or outing in which the participants carry food with them and share a meal in the open air“. However, ours was…

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Automobiles, Travel

Essential Accessories for Cars

Essential accessories for cars: Whoever drives a car and loves going on long drives would feel like this article is written about him or her. Unfortunate situations like tyre puncture or break downs may happen during long journeys and in the middle of nowhere. Even during daily intracity commutes these may happen. Given below are some accessories that I felt…

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Travel

Photos: From my Jaipur trip in September 2017

Photos: From my Jaipur trip in September 2017. It was a really good experience of life time. The new thing that I learnt this time is that hiring a guide is very very useful while visiting a historical place. I felt some of them add some ‘masala’ to the way they explain about the history of the place, but still…

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Travel

Bollaram Jagannath Temple

The other Jagannath Temple I have seen in Hyderabad is in Bollaram area as shown in the map below: This is a temple which is currently running in a temporary small house. The actual temple is still under construction. This is being constructed by the “Shri Jagannath Uttkal Samskruthi Sangham“. The Bollaram are is primarily an industrial area with a…

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Travel

Farm tour with friends and some offroading

Me and a few of my long time colleagues once thought that we need to do something outside our regular job, not primarily for money, but for a change in the life we’re leading and also to connect to the basics of survival. We thought that natural farming could be the way we should go. However being inexperienced in it,…

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