Kenko, popularly known for its Reflexology and Fish therapy.. Kenko, which means ‘healthy’ in Japanese, has its headquarters in Singapore and is very popular all over Malaysia and Indonesia.
Other services:: Head Acupressure, Aromatic head Massage, Shoulder and Back Massage, Harmony Body Massage for women, Ear Candling, Head to Toe massage ….
The Structure that is home to the Monolithic Kadalekalu Ganesha, near Virupaksha temple in Hampi… Shot this from outside the fence.
The Mahanavami Dibba in the Royal Enclosures – a platform used by the Royal family for various occasions and ceremonies…
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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. ~Flavia Weedn
There are childhood friends
There are friends
There are colleagues
There are partners [lovers, bf, gf, spouse]
and then there is family…
do people change
do we change
do our expectations from them change
do circumstances change us/ them
they become distant
they don’t seem to care..
they go cold
we become cynical
we wonder if they care
are we hallucinating?
are we expecting too much?
are we being unreasonable?
are they being unfair?
are they raising walls?
we go distant
we draw a shield around “me”
we know we have only “I”
No, am not hallucinating or i have not lost it.. but just been coming to terms with life and people around me…Realised that with every relationship there is a fine line, some more visible than others… and no one is really ours… are they??
What are your thoughts on this??? Do share…
During my recent holiday , we drove down from Allepey to the Krishnapuram Palace in Kayamkulam. This palace is said to be a replica of the Padmanabapuram palace, Trivandrum.. The palace pond had me captive.. Crystal clear waters and a lone turtle happily swimming about …
The Palace is a grand reflection of the Kerala style of architecture – complete with gabled roofs, narrow corridors and dormer windows.
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“Are you journalists?”
“In which paper do you write”
‘You are both travelling alone?”
were some questions that sparked off conversations, helping us kill time, making the bus journey enjoyable.
We were back on the bus and on the road after a brief stop in Chidambaram for about an hour, just enough time to check into the hotel near the bus stand and grab a quick lunch.
‘How much further to Nagore?” i asked the man in the seat ahead of ours.
“Another 10 mins maximum.. you are going to the Dargah?” he replied.
“Yes, sir.” we replied in unison.
Though Nagore and the Dargah had not been in our initial plan, since we were heading down that road, we decided to make a quick stop here. This was the 2nd time S and i were doing one of our up and go weekend backpacking trips…
Destination – unknown [ we had zeroed in on Chidambaram to be our base and thought we shall wander around there… maybe as far as Veilankanni church…]
Duration of trip – 2 short days
Agenda– None 🙂
Travellers– 2 absolutely excited souls… me and S
A small elephant stood near the entrance blessing visitors. it had a crescent and a star on the forehead and looked no bigger than a baby.
As we walked into the long corridor leading to the Dargah, rows of brightly lit shops caught our eye on either side of the walk way. filled with little knick knacks, toys, garlands, souvenir from the Dargah. it was quite a sight.
Nagore One of the popular pilgrimage centres for Muslims in Tamil Nadu is the Dargah at Nagore. The tomb is more than 500 years old. It has a golden dome, flanked by five minarets. It also has a tank called Peer Kulam, which is believed to have waters with curative properties. The Kandhoori festival of the Saint, during the Islamic month of Jumad Thani (Jumad Akhir) is an important festival celebrated by people of all religions.
Situated 4 kms north of Nagapattinam, Nagore is home to the famous Dargah of Sufi Saint Hazrath Syed Shahul Hameed Quadir Wali
Entering the Dargah, a man came towards us, and asked us to leave our bags near the door and follow him inside. Noticing the apprehension in our faces, he showed us an ID card saying he was an authorized personnel from the Dargah. guided us to a room just outside the main prayer room, and offered us a few packets and asked us to make a donation, minimum of Rs100… We were taken aback, and realized here was another way of making us part with our money… Managed to convince him we were students and offered a smaller sum and rushed to head out of the place…
Looking for a place to pick up some water from, we looked forward to other adventures that awaited us that day..
1st one taken on my N95 8GB phone
others on my canon camera[film camera :)]