Jan 17, 2011

Polite police!

..a casual glance at the number plate and you think that you are following a "POLICE" car.. Look closely...then you reaslize you are following a "POLITE" car! Clever!

Jan 15, 2011

Ashokism Award 2010- Angadi Theru...

The Ashokism award for the best Tamil movie of 2010 goes to Angadi theru. Few Tamil films in recent years have surprised me with some realistic screenplay and down to earth story telling.
Director Vasanthabalan deserves a standing ovation for his bold attempt. New and little known faces do ample justice to the script. Ofcourse, the movie is not for the light hearted...

Other praiseworthy movies were Nandalala,  Mynaa and Madrasapattinam

Jan 2, 2011

Nandhi Hills...

The visit to Nandhi hills was a long pending affair. But when i went there today, the holiday crowd had swarmed every inch of the hillock that even the monkeys could'nt come down the trees.
The Yoga nandeeshwara temple atop the hills built by the Cholas...

deteriorating structure...a must visit place for temple architecture lovers.

The infamous Tipu's drop...

Amruth Sarovar - the perennial sweet water pond...

Tipu's summer retreat...

3 stone tablets...

the scenic climb...

the monolithic rock mass from a distance...

Jan 1, 2011

Tharangambadi trip...

Tharangambadi also known earlier as Sadangampadi is an important town in the history of Indian Christian Mission. The Danish East Indian company had set its first foot here.
The Danish fort was built in 1620 by Col. Ove Gjedde with the permission of the Tanjore king Ragunatha Nayakkan.

The Fort from the sea front...

a pink water tank..courtesy ASI !


Cannons towards the sea...

Inside the fort...

Fisherlady collecting shells...


Rampants of the old fort ...

Nithila infront of the memorial stone commemorating the landing of Lutheran missionaries Bartholomaus Ziegenbalg and Heinrich Pluetschau in 1705



28.12.2010