Test riding my brother-in-law’s bike ….. My good old but special splendor (the rear wheel is visible) in the background !
Raghu was back for a 2 week vacation and we finally met today in Gopalan mall (closer to Raghu’s house… as the USian has lost touch with driving in India and doesn’t want to touch his bike/car 🙂 )… So raghu, his wife hema and son agasthya, Rohit and his wife shubha, Pramoda, Myself and Pallavi met around 3:30. Just went to the Food Court and chatted and chatted non-stop for more than a couple of hours. It was great to meet raghu after nearly 1 and 1/2 years and others after a long gap. Forgot to get a camera but shot some snaps from mobile:
Had been to Pallavi’s cousin’s marriage on May 2nd (reception in the evening) – 3rd morning (marriage) in dodballapur… Some snaps of the same:
Okay.. .so “hope this will be the first of many” comes true ! … Second one of my patent draft is approved for filing in US. And I am banking heavily on a 3rd one. – I had discussions with our vertical head as well as the Global business head. Let’s see how things go on…
Last weekend had been to Ramalingeshwara temple which is off Bannergatta road.
It’s basically a cave temple – Rama’s idols along with Seetha, Lakshmana and Hanuman and another with Shiva linga are present here. There is also a dhyaana mandira. The evenings are extremely quiet here and can spend some peaceful time here. You can also sit atop the small hillock and see around the kind of growth this place has seen.
It’s close to the more famous Meenakshi temple – which is thronged by 100s of pilgrims day in and out. To reach, you have to take the road opposite the meenakshi temple (there’s a sign board for Hulimaavu police station) and travel for a little lesser than 1/2 km. Sad that this road is in pitiable condition – maybe that’s the reason for not so many visitors to the temple.
Again, since it was a temple visit, didn’t take the camera and hence no pictures to attach, but would definitely recommend everyone to pay a visit to the temple.
There is also a “peeta” stated to be 2000 year old where rishis used to come and medidate. From the link: Oldest place in Bangalore, not sure how true it is.