Month: October 2006

Far from the madding crowd

A road trip to Chikmagalur on the Diwali weekend. Away from the noise and pollution of the city, under the starry skies, in a remote bungalow, nestled deep within a coffee plantation. I couldn’t have wished for a better location to spend the long weekend! October 21-23.

Potter, potter, make me a …pot!

Somewhere in the bowels of Fraser Town is a non-descript place called Pottery Town. It’s not really a town, just a street that houses about 30 potter families. And have been for quite some time now. Apparently, Pottery Town was born when the Government gave 60 potters a designated area on a 30-year lease. Over the years, the potter’s days of glory has declined and many of the new generation don’t want to take it up.

Green fields forever

Blog reader and now blogger Divs writes, “Where are more pics, Anita?” So here’s especially for him a travel diary and more pics from my recent trip! And thanks Divs for the pics and your homestay details (check end of post on where to stay). It might be useful for those of you planning trips to Coorg. A journey through scenic Coorg Day 1: Sept 30 On the Road After attempts to start bright and early at 5 am in the morning, we finally left the city around 6 am. Chandra’s Tata Safari was the vehicle for the trip and there were six of us packed in : Chandra, Deepsan, Silvester, Rajiv, Venkatesh and me. After 2 hours on the road, the hunger pangs began to set in and we sighted a likely breakfast place around 8.30 am where we packed in a fulfilling south Indian breakfast of idlis & dosas. Please follow and like us:

Welcome break

Just returned from a nice three day trip to Coorg via Nagarhole and Kabini. So another one day break in the middle of the week has added to the holiday spirit. The Karnataka bandh, called by Kannada activists, has been called unnecessary by the CM himself. The whole exercise of shifting the Karnataka legislature session to Belgaum was enough to send out a message to Maharashtra, he says. Hmm… not sure about all the border politics going on between the two states, but while they fight it out, the one day at home has been quite a welcome break. The cat takes a break. It’s a bandh, you see! The cat is happy. I’m finally spending a whole day with her 🙂 After awaking at noon, I’ve been eating chips and apples and drinking lychee juice through the day. And listening to Worldspace. Have piled up a few DVDs for the evening. Had plans to clean the house, but I think it will survive another week without my interference 🙂 They should have bandhs more …