Puttaparthi in pictures :)

Pictures have a way of talking to us, even when words fail. In their assimilation, absorption & observation, just by being, they let us travel back in time, they transport us to places that we have hoped to see, or would never come to see. Here are some stellar views of the erstwhile hamlet, and a now … Continue reading Puttaparthi in pictures 🙂

Pati, Patni, Aur Parampurush #3

While studying in SSSIHL, rock, blues or pop music during the darshan lines meant listening to Dana Gillespie. Johnima and Kalassu Wintergate of Lightstorm Group strode in later. So when Love Fire was part of today's playlist, C pointing out this was originally sung by Lightstorm group was no surprise. Here is Love Fire for your listening pleasure: https://soundcloud.com/chanduvijay/love-fire Singers: Priyanth and Chandu // Lyrics: Lightstorm // … Continue reading Pati, Patni, Aur Parampurush #3

Of a life beyond ‘labels’ – 3

Post the heart-breaking CNN video, and Hony's War Veteran series, I stumbled upon the sentiments/outpouring of a Pakistani citizen, the animal vs. human debate in NY Times, and few other related articles this past week. Either in the articles or in the comments section, there is very often a debate, an insult, or insinuation, whatever people seem befit to pull the other party down. It … Continue reading Of a life beyond ‘labels’ – 3

Places to visit in Puttaparthi – 7

TruYogi Wellness is an organic store and café in Puttaparthi, that has brought with it a fresh wave of newness. Whilst Parthi has always had plenty of food outlets, a café was something it lacked. Now TYW has made it easier for us to stop by for a drink, or a quick bite in the evenings, … Continue reading Places to visit in Puttaparthi – 7

Places to eat in Puttaparthi – 6

Sai Towers is a very popular restaurant in Puttaparthi, that stands at the junction of the Main road, and the Gopuram road. Proximity near the ashram, good food and ambiance has given the place the kind of name it has looked to sustain. In the past year, the restaurant branched out to cater to two different tastes with … Continue reading Places to eat in Puttaparthi – 6

Places to visit in Puttaparthi – 5

Shilparamam, a government park in Brahmanapalli, is a 5-10 minute ride from Puttaparthi's Gopuram Gate. It's a good place for you to unwind, socialize, watch the kids play in swing/seesaw, or simply take a stroll. With an entry fee of ten bucks per person (for two hours), an amphitheater that is up for grabs, a couple of small rocky hills to … Continue reading Places to visit in Puttaparthi – 5

Places to visit in Puttaparthi – 4

Reaching Vengalamma Cheruvu (Cheruvu in Telugu is lake) takes a 15-20 minute ride from Puttaparthi, and once you settle there with a picnic basket, friends, book, pet dog, or just yourself, the time will just melt away. Every time I went there, I had such a good time, and here are a few snaps for you to savor … Continue reading Places to visit in Puttaparthi – 4