Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Traffic Maps for Bangalore !!

wow..something which I wished always in India is already there !!.. You always wanted to know how's the traffic movement within Bangalore ..like Traffic on Hosur Road is always slow ..but its good to know whether it is slow or delay or smooth at this moment :)

visit : http://traffic.mapunity.org/ It shows exactly what you were looking for :) Its with collaboration with Google Maps !!

Also if you need to know Driving Directions on Indian Road, this is one more website :


Here is the example of what you will get for Bangalore to Pondicherry :

1. Visit URL :
2. Give Bangalore as start
3. Pondicherry as end
4. Click on GO button to get the map from Bangalore to Pondicherry
5. Click on the "Steering Wheel" Button to get the driving directions & kms between each village

Wow this is just for travelers !!

Let your friends in USA/UK/Australia that now Google Helps Indians too for all that they were enjoying for so many years!!


My earlier Posts on the same subject :

Driving Directions in India Online !!
Lost on Indian Roads !! ..Internet Helps you :)

Friday, November 24, 2006

Janapada Loka : More details

I did a Photo Blogging sometime back on Janapada Loka.

Some more details about same location & other stuff :

  • Situated 53 kms. on the Bangalore-Mysore highway, Janapada Loka is a treasure-trove of Karnataka’s folk heritage. The 15-acre complex houses museums, an open-air theatre, a studio and other structures. The museum, drawn from the life and arts of a large number of tribal and rural folk across Karnataka, has an amazing collection of 5000 artefacts that represent the essence of Karnataka’s folk culture. The display includes an array of agricultural hunting and fishing implements, weapons, ingenious household gadgets, masks, dolls and shadow puppets.
  • Janapada Loka
    Bangalore-Mysore Road, Ramnagara, Bangalore
    Timings: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays.
Route from Bangalore
Other Attractions
Enjoy !!

Getting experience before Getting Job in IT / Software

I just noticed this Post : Getting experience before getting a job

I will just paste what I commented out there for now & will try to write more in detail about my experience on the same topic.

"Great Post for people who are entering in IT profession. People out of collage often crib about not getting jobs with out experience, it is true sometimes when you don't have the skills to get the jobs. But there are many ways today as you suggested well. 10 year back when I started my career I could not think of anything other taking some project work with some company for FREE !! :)

I would like to add about http://www.rentacoder.com ..excellent website which offers anyone for any skills(including tech. writting, movie making etc) to BID for projects listed & start working !! ..great way to build experience & get some money too."

This is a fact that jobs are plenty today & there are ways to get jobs/experience in IT than it was 10 years back. When people say that they are not getting job, there can be many reasons to that & that requires deep understanding starting from "Whether you really like to work in IT or you just came here because everybody is there".

I am writing a small article about my experience in IT area till date & also about some recommendations to people who are planning to enter this field & also for people are already there & probably trying to understand what more they can do here !!

So watch out for this blog soon.

Switched to Blogger Beta !!

I have just now switched to Blogger Beta !! ..The feeling is good ..it seems more faster & better interface to me than earlier version of blogspot.com !!

I am not sure why but I always have a eagerness to try the Beta Versions of softwares which are Applications & not going to harm too much to my OS. So its ok to try ..you always gain over the earlier versions & come to know about the new interfaces/features ahead of production releases. It keep you ahead of competition as well sometimes.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Pondicherry : Give Time a Break !! .. Travelouge

I went to pondicherry last weekend as I really wanted to "give time a break". Its been long time I have been thinking of going to Pondicherry !!

So now that I have some good data & photo's, I will write this blog on Pondicherry. Hopefully this will help others who wish to visit Pondicherry.

    • I used http://www.mapmyindia.com Maps as reference & some tips from my friends from "Indianhiways" Group from Yahoo Groups.
    • Overall the route is good, if you fill up enough Petrol/Diesal at Bangalore, you don't need to stop for Petrol en-route. But it seems the petrol is cheaper in Tamilnadu/Pondicherry :)
    • Reliance A1 Plaza after Hosur on left side of Highway is best for having Breakfast. After this point there are not many good(hi-fi) places to east. So you might consider stopping at Tiruvannmalai for Lunch probably.(Hotel Arya & Hotel Arunashala)
    • The Kms given above are approx. & depends where you start in Bangalore & where do End in Pondicherry.Most of the Beach resorts are on ECR(Pondi-Chennai Route)
  • Accommodation
    • Pondicherry has 2 kind of accommodation for tourists mainly.
      • Beach Resorts
      • City Hotels
      • There are Guest Houses also in Auroville & at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram
    • My Recommendation
      • My Recommendation is to stay at
        • Hotel Surguru, 104, SARDAR VALLABHAI PATEL ROAD. PONDICHERRY 605001. TEL: +91-413-2339022. +91-413-2227290
          • Good Hotel with very good service
          • Excellent South Indian Food
          • Good Location, Near to all Attractions in Pondi.
        • St James Court Beach Resort
          • Good Resort on ECR Road(10 kms from Pondicherry)
          • Food is ok
          • Only if you need Beach Resort, this is good.
          • But in Ponicherry beaches are not that clean(specially on ECR). Also you cannot venture much into sea as it is dangerous as the slope is steep.
  • Travel Tips & Expectations
    • Its very important to keep realistic expectations with Pondicherry.
    • Can't expect the same service standards as of Bangalore at outskirts of pondicherry
    • Small place, good for 2 days only
    • Not much directions sometimes to roam yourself
    • Keep a Map handy
    • My advise is not to spend on Beach Resorts, instead stay at City Hotels, they are better equipped.
    • Spending is relative term(every bodies own choice). But I would not recommend anyone spending more than Rs.1200/- Accommodation, Its really not value for money.
    • Need to drive carefully on NH66 as you pass through villages, people/cattle cross or they put their grains on road(yes on NH) for sun bath :)
    • Overall travel time from Bangalore to Pondicherry is around 5.30 to 6.00 hours depending on your stops in between.
    • Very Comfortable Drive as most of the roads are in good condition
    • Checkout pics on http://www.flickr.com by searching "pondicherry", "ECR", "Auroville", or "Aurobindo" ..This gives you an idea what you want there!!
    • Search for more blogs related to Pondicherry for exp. & reviews !!
  • Photos
Tags : Pondicherry , Pondicherry route , Best route to pondicherry , Accomodation at Pondicherry

Friday, November 03, 2006

Janapada Loka : Photo Blogging !!

To save time I am doing just Photo Blogging of Janapada Loka, Bangalore-Mysore Road, Ramnagara, Bangalore - 571 511,