Thursday, June 30, 2005

How do u like this ?

The spirit of enterprise. It's booming, and in a much wider swathe of industries than you'd think. The effect of globalisation is being felt across India. Globalisation in relation to India has been a two way process. Global forces have had a considerable impact on India at all levels of its life. They are penetrating its economy and reshaping its structure and mode of operation. They are forcing India to redefine its place in the world and its relation to its neighbours and the west. India's educational and cultural life, TV and print media, and its perception of itself and the world are also undergoing profound changes. Not surprisingly, India today is quite different from what it was barely ten years ago, and it is not easy to predict how it will progress during the next few years.

India has not been a passive recipient of global impact. Both directly and through its diaspora, it has increasingly become a significant global presence. India's literature, arts, films, religions, food, textiles, fashions and music are now an integral part of life in the west. Its doctors, IT specialists, computer scientists, small and large industrialists, managers and engineers are present in the west in large numbers and have made a very considerable impact. Indeed, they are admired for their skills and hard work and are much sought after. As a result u can witness more and more CEO's emerging from this sub-continent

Most CEOs see leisure as an occupational necessity, but for some it is a positive pleasure. Here in the inset u can see chandan (Prospective CEO from India), having a day out in Banyan County relaxing after a weeks hard work. Just the thing for CEOs who need to get that mile high view of their business environment. So ppl I'ld love to see ur comments on this, keep it comming.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Banyan County & Art of Living

Banyan County & Art of Living Originally uploaded by Time Machine.

After a very long interval I had a weekend to remember. Thou my frnds go out often I usually stay behind due to many unexplainable or rather complex reasons of mine. After lot of planning & replanning we decided to go to Minchinballe, a small reservoir near Mysore road. But as usual we ended up going to a different destination which of course is a result of various combinations of events. Lemmme tell u some thing; In case u want your Biological clock to be permanently damaged, I suggest you spend some time with us. Hmmm I hope u understand the reason for the different destination.

We had gone to a small holiday village "Banyan County". Nice place which is approximately 15 Km off Mysore Rd from Blore. Food is horrible but the place is silent & peaceful. It has four swimming pools to suit your requirement. It was almost one year since I had my last swim, hence relaxed some time in the pool. The best part is, you cld have your food served next to the pool. No Entry Fees and very less ppl know about this place. I suggest u go there before it gets crowded.

Sunday was a bliss. I spent most of the time sleeping and watching TV. However I and Amogh had gone to Art of Living, located on Kanakpura Main Road. Not that we are heading towards a spiritual enlightenment nor a special interest in art of living. Its just the journey to go there that we enjoy the most. We usually prefer silent old roads that takes us nowhere. Tensions disappear along roads like this. Well I liked the interior of art of living meditation complex. It's an air conditioned meditation hall or rather building with very high glass panes placed instead of walls. Since the building is in an higher region you can have a bird's view of sorrounding places sitting inside the Hall. I suggest ppl to go there only on weekdays when the crowd is less

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

New Looks

Finally after lot of tweaking and re-working of template I've finally decided upon a new template to celebrate the 2000th visitor to my blog. I've adapted a simple theme Minima as my base template and have developed the existing theme. It is more simple and goes well with the title. Thanks maria on your suggestion. The blog is best viewed in 1024x768 resolution. I'ld love to see your comments and feed back. Thank you, people, for making Time Machine such a wonderful place to share, connect, and express. I love you all!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Hidden Retreat

Road to TG Dam Originally uploaded by Time Machine.

We had been to TG dam on Magadi road toaday and is a nice place to vist during monsoon. Since access to dam is prohibited to public I have included a article that discribes the way to reach the other end of Dam. Journey was eventful & the road passes btwn various hills and farms.
HIDDEN RETREATS-II Ideal spot to picnic in backwaters: TIPPAGONDANAHALLI (aka Thippagondanahalli, Thippagondana halli, Tippagondana halli & Tippa gondana halli) By Anita Rao Kashi/TNN
Bangalore: If you are at a loose end on a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning and don't wish to go too far from Bangalore, then Thippagondanahalli (T.G. Halli) is the ideal place for a family picnic. Essentially a reservoir at the confluence of rivers Arkavathy and Kumbavathy, it is about 35 km from Bangalore on the way to Magadi. Since T.G. Halli supplies drinking water to 20 per cent of the city, entry from the main gate, which leads to the supply and treatment areas, is restricted. But the backwaters can be approached from just outside Magadi town. Though water sports are generally not encouraged since there are no guards, boating is done intermittently. However, thick foliage and woody areas around the backwaters conceal many hiking and trekking trails. Many enthusiastic bikers eye the area; the winding road to reach the dam backwaters is equally scenic.
The dam is not without history: In 1931, due to increasing population in Bangalore, per capita water availability dwindled to 45 litres and water sources within the city were not sufficient. An expert committee was set up, which recommended building of a dam across Arkavathy. The task was given to the state's greatest engineering mind - Sir M. Visvesvaraya. The dam, also called Chamarajasagar, was completed and commissioned in 1933. It has been in working condition ever since.
Getting there: Distance: About 35 km. How to get there: Take the Magadi Road out of Bangalore and follow it till you reach the reservoir gate; go past it round the bend, past the bridge and climb back towards Magadi on the other side. Half way up the incline look for a muddy road on the right. The road is bumpy and pebbly and will lead you straight on to the water's edge. By public transport: Regular buses ply between Bangalore and Magadi, but there is no stop, so please check with the driver if he will drop you at the turnoff.
Food: Best to carry; Magadi 15 km from dam) or Tavarakere (5 km before dam are the nearest towns, but food in these places is basic at best. Best time to visit: After monsoon; it could be treacherous during the rains, dry in summer.
Tips: The paths are quite pebbly, so watch your step. It's advisable to go in groups and leave before dark. Also visit: Ranganatha temple and fort in Magadi. "