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Old 10th June 2010, 15:25   #46
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This is similar to a frog which is dropped into hot water will simply jump out, but the same frog when kept in a cold water, which is slowly heated will die soon as it won't jump out
You are comparing my relatives to frogs that will soon die?

Some of these guys were around when real Tigers used to squat at tiger circle, hence the name. They were around when Parkala road was a bullock cart road. They know the changes in Manipal since it was named so, but they don't notice changes within colleges since Manipal group is constantly building new ones all the time.
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Aah the tiger circle. It's known as madhav nagar or something. But who bothers, we still call it TC or tiger circle. And yes, real tigers were spotted there 30 odd years back. let me try squeeze in a trip to Udupi/ Manipal soon. As of now, SS_traveller is on his way to Manipal!
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Old 10th June 2010, 15:36   #48
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I had decided to meet a batch mate of mine who is from Manipal itself but had returned back only 2 years back. We decided to rendezvous at the End Point turn while on my way back. The madness created by the under construction DC office at End Point is unbelievable.

Journey to Mangalore now in AC comfort instead of the edge of the seat ride in the Express
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I wanted to have the typical Mangalore style Fish Fry with Boiled Rice for lunch and after searching for a while went to Manipal Canteen. The food was awesome and absolutely finger licking. Bidisha who had some reservation about the food, after tasting it also started gorging on it. Lunch had, called up Samurai and since he wasn’t coming back that day, we decided to cut short our Manipal sojourn and head toward Gokarna.
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Nice pictures dude. When are the beach pics coming up?

Btw, does TAPMI allows students to write graffiti on the wall?
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Nice pictures dude. When are the beach pics coming up?
Soon, very soon1
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Btw, does TAPMI allows students to write graffiti on the wall?
I think Bidisha will be able to comment on that better.

P.S: As regards to your earlier query of 7, I have already accounted to 1. Counting for remaining 6 coming soon
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Everytime they escort me through concrete jungle showing how the campus has grown, I ask them, "Ok, so how many research papers are added to now?"[/quote]

Concrete jungle is right! It is quite shocking how even a green place like manipal can be turned into a concretejungle in the name of development. We used to go to end-point regularly and enjoyed the drive/walk down a road covered with trees on both sides. Not anymore! the athorities that be have even managed to manicure nature at end-point!
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Btw, does TAPMI allows students to write graffiti on the wall?[/quote]

Not a chance - in our days TAMPI was a tightly run ship, but we still managed to play some pranks. I've heard that it's now like the Tihar Jail! Treating post grad students like adolescents!
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Not a chance - in our days TAMPI was a tightly run ship, but we still managed to play some pranks. I've heard that it's now like the Tihar Jail! Treating post grad students like adolescents!
Send an SOS to Sivakumar sir to come back from Netherlands quickly.
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You are comparing my relatives to frogs that will soon die?
my sincere and unconditional apologies, i never thought so, i was refering to people in general including me for example.
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Just a quick piece of info for anyone travelling to Manipal; Never fill up at the fuel bunk behind Bus Stand as they are famous for adulteration as well as short changing on quantity. There is a new fuel pump near Down Town which is better.

So, we finally started off from Manipal at about 3.30 PM towards Gokarna. The NH17 is a death trap between Mangalore and Kundapur courtesy these Express buses and I kept speeds in check. We entered Kundapur for Shettys Lunch Home but as it was only 4.30 pm there was no sign of any activity in the kitchen, let alone any “Chicken Ghee Roast”. We bid it adieu with a heavy and continued our journey towards Gokarna where we reached at 7.15 PM

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And yes, real tigers were spotted there 30 odd years back. let me try squeeze in a trip to Udupi/ Manipal soon. As of now, SS_traveller is on his way to Manipal!
Not 30 years, more like 50. SS_T is coming tomorrow. I am heading to Bangalore this weekend and won't be back for 2 weeks.

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The madness created by the under construction DC office at End Point is unbelievable.
That was a long drawn battle between Manipal group and the DC couple. The DC couple finally wrenched back a part of government land and started the DC office construction. If the end point wasn't developed into a park + stadium, the entire end point would have gone back to the government. What I mean by DC couple is, the former DC of Udupi is the husband of current DC of Udupi. She took over the fight after husband was transferred.

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I wanted to have the typical Mangalore style Fish Fry with Boiled Rice for lunch and after searching for a while went to Manipal Canteen. The food was awesome and absolutely finger licking.
Where is this place?

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Lunch had, called up Samurai and since he wasn’t coming back that day, we decided to cut short our Manipal sojourn and head toward Gokarna.
I was at the Coorg garage looking over my Jeep, half way to Manipal. I reached only at 9PM.

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Just a quick piece of info for anyone travelling to Manipal; Never fill up at the fuel bunk behind Bus Stand as they are famous for adulteration as well as short changing on quantity. There is a new fuel pump near Down Town which is better.
This is a very old info and has changed. Now the bunk behind Bus stand is the most reliable. I have been filling here since 3 years, no issues. The pump in front of Down Town, you mean the old Down Town (now Dee Tee) on Parkala road or the new Down Town on alevoor road in Dashrath Hotel building? The pump in parkala road is very shady, I never go there.
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Where is this place?
If you walk from Manipal Bakery towards Shantala, there are quite a few medical stores opposite Hangyo. Its is slight inside and serves one of the best "Bhangra Special Fry".
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If you walk from Manipal Bakery towards Shantala, there are quite a few medical stores opposite Hangyo. Its is slight inside and serves one of the best "Bhangra Special Fry".
yeah, now I remember it. It is next to the book store.
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We had done our bookings at Hotel Gokarna International Beach Resort as had seen some good reviews about it online Gokarna 2010: Day 3 ? Where to stay on Kudle and Om Beach Mithun On The Net. This hotel is on the Kudle Beach which is separated from OmBeach by a hillock. I knew that we would have to walk a bit to reach the hotel was not prepared for what we were to endure that night. The below maps should give you an idea of where the roads are and where we were supposed to go. Wanted to Walk Down the Memory Lane, but Walked on the Beach Instead!-ombeach-1.jpg

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Since it was already dark and there was hardly a sign board, we reached the end of the road at Namaste Café and decided to try our luck for an A/C room. But all they had was a non- a/c deluxe room which didn’t inspire too much confidence in us. We were directed by the locals to take one of the Kuccha roads to reach the resort. That road was made up of small pebbles and was very steep getting me very worried about not damaging the car. Anyways that trail also resulted in a dead end and were as clueless as the beginning. We did go back to Gokarna but there were no rooms over there and by that time everything had gotten full at Namaste Café as well. Left with no choice but to head to Gokarna Beach Resort, we made quite a lot of calls and were finally two people from the hotel came out on the main road to guide us to the hotel. The Hotel is very well appointed and even though it doesn’t have A/C, the breeze straight from the sea through the trees keeps the place cool. Another thing about the hotel is that the last 200-300 metres have to be done on foot as vehicles can’t reach till the end.

Finally having arrived at Gokarna at 7.15 PM, we entered our rooms at 9.45 PM.
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Is it the same part of the trek/drive which smartcat mentioned?
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