Monthly Archives: August 2010

Trek At Savandurga

Its been 2 months since i had gone for any outing. Excellent weather pushed us to come up with some plan. Our initial plan was to do a night trek. Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to drop it. My friend came up with some suggestions and we chose Savandurga. A 61km drive from Bangalore on Magadi road took us to the foot hills. This is supposed to be one of the largest monolithic hills in Asia. Indeed it was huge. The moment we parked our vehicle at the foothills there were people offering to show us the path to the top of the hill. We realized that it was quite intuitive and  rejected the offers. There were two hills, Bili Gudda (White Hills) and  Kari Gudda (Black Hills). We decided to trek Bili Gudda as Kari Gudda was quite tough and required climbing equipments.

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Adventures Of Palpongi – I

Palpongi and his 4 friends were standing near Prasad’s IMAX bargaining with a street vendor. Palpongi soon grew tired of all the bargaining and   started bugging his friends to move on. His visibly irritated friends decided to give him a task. This task involved speaking in Hindi which is not his forte. His friend Debo (not fluent himself) made Palpongi mug up a few questions in Hindi to ask the Autowala and repeat back what was told to him. The task was simple. With limited knowledge of shopping, Debo assumed that Bamboo Baskets which are quite popular in Hyderabad are available at stores in area called Lakdi-Ka-Pool. To confirm his knowledge he wanted Palpongi to inquire about that area. The second question was to find out the extra charges that would be imposed by autowala to ferry a group larger than the specified limit of  3. Continue reading