Humankind has always defined itself through overcoming the impossible — the first species to learn how to utilize fire, invent wheel, build vessels that can take us over vast areas of water, devise impressive pieces of technology such as steam and combustion engines (and machines that run on them), conceive computers and wireless technology, tackle diseases and other health conditions, initiate space exploration, and much more. These are the moments which are our proudest achievements.… » click to continue reading “Interstellar Review: Do Not Go Gentle Into This Magnificent Film”
Horsley Hills is a quaint summer hill resort about 160km from Bangalore. It is also called as Andhra’s Ooty. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway from Bangalore, then visiting Horsely Hills might be a great idea.
Route: Bangalore (K.R. Puram) – Hoskote – Chintamani – Madanapalle – Horsley Hills – B. Kothakota – Gownipalli – Chintamani – Siddlaghatta – Chikkaballapura – Devanahalli – Bangalore
Total distance covered: ~340km
Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/PTdGb
Date: 18th October, 2014
Number of Riders: 2
Riders and Motorcycles:
- Salman on Royal Enfield Classic 500
- Balakrishna on Royal Enfield Classic 350
My friend Balakrishna had planned a short ride to Horsley Hills last week, but I couldn’t make it because of some commitments.… » click to continue reading “Weekend Getaway Ride: Bangalore to Horsley Hills”
The second day of the ride was more exhilarating than the first, though we covered far lesser distance.
After having breakfast at the same place where we’d dinner the previous night, we departed from Periyanaickenpalayam (seriously, who named this place?) at around 10:15 AM.
Route: Periyanaickenpalayam – Coimbatore – Pollachi – Udumalpet – Amaravathi Reservoir – Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary – Marayoor – Kanthaloor – Anamudi Shola National Park – Marayoor – Munnar – Mattupatty Dam – Kundala – Top Station – Pampadum Shola National Park – Vattavada
Distance Covered: ~270km
Super Worms is an addictive indie-game that was originally released for DOS by Wiering Software (and then later for Windows). It’s a 3-D racing game similar to Mario Kart, except here you’re controlling a tiny worm on racetrack instead of a Mario character placed in a go-kart.
The game was released as a shareware, which means you can try the game and play it for as long as you like. However, only a few tracks are available in the shareware version; you have to buy the full version to unlock the special tracks/courses and other features (I’ve never played the full version of this game).… » click to continue reading “Super Worms: An Addictive 2-Player Game from the Past”
Some rides are planned months in advance, some weeks, and some happen just like that, out of nowhere. This ride through wilderness was one of those out-of-the-blue rides for me, and it was an exciting one indeed.
Thankfully, the 4-day ride was planned meticulously by my fellow riders. I just had to follow their lead, twist my throttle, and enjoy the ride.… » click to continue reading “A Ride Through Wilderness – Day 1 – BLR to Periyanaickenpalayam”