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Old 28th October 2014, 14:07   #16
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Brilliant stuff Dhanush. Bang with yet another exciting travelogue. I'm also planning a drive to Coorg early next year and this would certainly help me out.

Waiting for your next travelogue and I hope you will come out with one soon.
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Brilliant stuff Dhanush. Bang with yet another exciting travelogue. I'm also planning a drive to Coorg early next year and this would certainly help me out.

Waiting for your next travelogue and I hope you will come out with one soon.

Thanks Naveen.
However, if you are expecting a hill station vacation, I should forewarn you that Munnar has already spoilt you. Especially so, knowing your love and liking for Munnar.
But the place is worth for a drive through coffee plantations, some green meadows and then the Tibetan monastery.

Anyways, drive is the reason. Destination is just an excuse. Ain't it?

By the way, the next travelogue will hopefully be about "how two jobless Bhpians spent a Sunday at Malshej Ghats"
EagleEye should oblige too

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Wow! You are going places left right and centre! And should I say the beast is a perfect mile cruncher, may it be 4-lane or two-lane or the hills! Great going Dhanush.

And its a good season too!
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Wow! You are going places left right and centre! And should I say the beast is a perfect mile cruncher, may it be 4-lane or two-lane or the hills! Great going Dhanush.

And its a good season too!
Thanks Ampere.
Actually, the trip was done in June.
Only that the report materialised now.
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Old 30th October 2014, 18:06   #20
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Forgot to add this snap in the initial report:

Striking a truce with Noodles!!!
Weapon- Chop sticks.

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At a wayside aam aadmi restaurant between Namdroling and Kagyudpa Monastery.
Yummy Momos they served and some awesome Tibetan food.
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Mr D will start with his busy office schedules tomorrow and I will be glancing at the dirty walls and asbestos sheet of the garage.

I am definitely going to miss two adorable kids who had a great time along with me.

Back home, with lots of memories to cherish.
And I will retire to the garage till the next ride beckons me.

Hi Dhanush,

I really liked the way you wrote the whole thing as a Third Person Narrative of the Cheetah.

Simple but poignant

Best Regards & Drive Safe

Ram
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Hi Dhanush,

I really liked the way you wrote the whole thing as a Third Person Narrative of the Cheetah.

Simple but poignant

Best Regards & Drive Safe

Ram
Thanks a lot Ram

The XUV spoke it's story earlier also.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...tin-white.html (Autobiography of a Mahindra XUV500 - Satin White)

In the ownership report.
I wanted to strike a chord which was a bit unique.
Really glad that you liked it.
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Excellent Travelogue Mr. D. Could not wipe the smile off my face throughout the read.

I feel you should not have skipped Tala Kaveri. I had avoided going there in the past thinking it must be a over-hyped pilgrim centre. But when I eventually made that trip (during the monsoons), I felt the place was ethereal with the mist and the low flying clouds. And then to imagine this massive river originating from a small pond there - just adds to the magic :-)
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Excellent Travelogue Mr. D. Could not wipe the smile off my face throughout the read.

I feel you should not have skipped Tala Kaveri. I had avoided going there in the past thinking it must be a over-hyped pilgrim centre. But when I eventually made that trip (during the monsoons), I felt the place was ethereal with the mist and the low flying clouds. And then to imagine this massive river originating from a small pond there - just adds to the magic :-)
Thanks ABS9.
I avoided Tala Cauvery for two reasons.
1) It was a pilgrim centre and we were not much of a pilgrim type of people.
2) The stairs looked very inviting for the view it provided.
However, I wasn't sure whether my kids will climb up the flight of stairs. I didn't want to land up in a situation where I was fighting with myself to climb those stairs and the kids clamouring around my ears that they want to go back.
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First things first - I have been glued to the screen and little did I realise that its going to be 0300 hrs (I have declared saturday to be a hloiday), I wish you had start writing books in your free time. Mr "D" doesn't have to know! as such he is too busy with his files .

Next time you cross Wayanad, please remind Mr "D" to look up the Blue Bird. After all he resides there.

Lets pull some strings and get Mr "D" out of his office so the Cheetah (Agile Elephant! - Is that what he has named you??) gets to be on the prowl again.

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First things first - I have been glued to the screen and little did I realise that its going to be 0300 hrs (I have declared saturday to be a hloiday), I wish you had start writing books in your free time. Mr "D" doesn't have to know! as such he is too busy with his files .

Next time you cross Wayanad, please remind Mr "D" to look up the Blue Bird. After all he resides there.

Lets pull some strings and get Mr "D" out of his office so the Cheetah (Agile Elephant! - Is that what he has named you??) gets to be on the prowl again.

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Thanks Blue Bird.
What are you doing in Wayanad?
I thought you were in Bangalore.
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Very nicely done Dhanush. Great settings, great photos.

I am pleasantly surprised that your boss/manager gives you leaves so often.

Quite recently I had asked mine for a 10 day holiday to visit family only for him to collapse in his chair. Literally.

He said he just had a minor shock and he overcame it quite quickly. Besides, I think he did it to add dramatic effect.

After 2 minutes of contemplating, he offered a solution. Hand over the reporting responsibilities I have to another colleague and leave. Now it was my turn to collapse in the chair.

Naturally, I politely refused the offer hoping the end of project will give me opportunity to go home (after 3 years, no less). But guess what I got once our project was delivered, another project.

Nevertheless, I am happy that someone is able to travel and I feel I am travelling with them when I go through your Travelogues.

I love Team-BHP and fellow BHPians for that reason.
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Very nicely done Dhanush. Great settings, great photos.

I am pleasantly surprised that your boss/manager gives you leaves so often.
I love Team-BHP and fellow BHPians for that reason.
Thanks DevilzzzzOwn.
It is not so simple as you think. The secret of my escapades is that most of these travels are dovetailed into my official requirements. I make good for the rest during weekends or leave.
That said, it is definitely not worth losing your job for travelling; unless you can make a job out of travelling itself
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