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Old 16th August 2010, 14:47   #31
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Jeev. There is a proper reason for getting the tiles from Feroke. North Malabar and south canara are famous for brick kilns. Those kinds of tile bricks are made in these areas and transported all around the country!
Now why don't we have these kinds of brick kilns in TN? That's because of the soil that's needed to make these bricks
There's no point in transporting soil from north malabar and south canara to TN or AP to brick kilns set there. Instead, set the kilns close to where the soil is available
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Old 16th August 2010, 15:00   #32
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Now why don't we have these kinds of brick kilns in TN? That's because of the soil that's needed to make these bricks
There's no point in transporting soil from north malabar and south canara to TN or AP to brick kilns set there. Instead, set the kilns close to where the soil is available
That was about the tiles MX; forget about that, the regular red bricks costs about 12K+ (3000 bricks one load) now. We'd large number of red bricks manufacturers around Thiruvallur, Redhills, Periyapalayam, Sriperumbudur, where the soil was & IS still suitable for making bricks, all of a sudden in last 6-7 years most of them have vanished.

I was speaking to one of the dealer last month & he told me that it was mostly due to labour problems of people not turning up for work, the brick laying industry suffered a lot. Most people now go for construction work, where they've pick up & drop facility, afternoon lunch & salary. So most of the kilns have closed & the existing ones charges too much. To show the price difference, we bought a load of bricks for 8K in 2008 June; its 2010 & Rs 2000 is the difference.

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Old 16th August 2010, 16:03   #33
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Aargee. Brick kilns are very tough places to work. With soaring temperatures inside and outside, brick kilns need to compensate the poor people for their hardships for them to come.
I do agree, when they have better work facilities as daily wagers in construction companies (which once had a shortage of workers that even from AP, chennai construction companies couldn't get people), they would go towards that.
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Old 17th August 2010, 05:31   #34
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We reached the Big Temple by 7:30 AM and there stood the fantastic work. It would have taken many man-years of planning/execution to make this wonderful temple. Amazing indeed!

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Old 17th August 2010, 06:56   #35
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Nice snaps. I had been there in mid 2009 as a part of the temple road show (). KK-Madurai-Trichy-Tanjore-Mayavaram.

Was greatly impressed by this temple. Really Really grand!
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Old 17th August 2010, 18:52   #36
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At around 8:00 am we were out of the temple, had breakfast in a hotel near to the bus-stand and into the nearby palace at 8:45 am. Nothing great about this we felt. There is a bell-tower which we did not scale, but in the main area there is a nice courtyard and another tall tapering gopuram-kind of building which we can scale via narrow steps. Great views from the top. At the base is the museum which has old stone sculptures escavated from various places in Tamil Nadu. There was a skeleton of a whale on one of the floors. 8:45 am to 9:30 am in the palace and we hit the road towards Trichy.
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Old 17th August 2010, 19:49   #37
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You didn't visit the Saraswati mahal library? It's a must visit place.
King Sarfoji (sarabojhi in tamil) took extreme measures to ensure this library was safe from the muslim invaders. The library is one of the most ancient one's in Asia and houses some amazing drawings, manuscripts, records (even during the british times) and scientific stuff which the brit's acknowledged themselves that Sarfoji would have rolled out in India without help of british. They had designs of steam engines, modern weapons etc!
Most of the manuscripts are digitized now!
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Old 17th August 2010, 20:00   #38
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Got him! This is what I termed as museum. Sorry that was the library! Thanks MX6.

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At around 10 am we headed towards Trichy and crossing the very crowded and congested flyover (which was under construction then) we hit the NH45 and at 11:40 am we were 305 km from Chennai. Here are a few snaps from that journey - Lunch for us and full-tank for the car from 1 to 2 pm at Ulundurpet - Ghar Dhaba. We reached home at 5 pm for a total of 816 km over 2 days. All and all a refreshing trip!
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The snap which says both Tindivanam and TV Malai to left; was it taken at Tindivanam?
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Old 17th August 2010, 20:50   #41
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Yes. It's the outskirts. 2 kms from that exit you get in to Tindivanam.
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Yes. There is a sign board in that snap which says Tindivanam - 2 km as well.
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