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Deepak Kumar Vasudevan/Male/26-30. Lives in India/Tamil Nadu/Chennai, speaks English. Eye color is black. I am great looking. I am also optimistic. My interests are Web Design and Technical Research/Spiritual Discourses and Temples.
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Friday, April 19, 2013
We have moved ...

Check out our new homepage at http://ldvoyage.wordpress.com/

Posted at 07:18 am by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Monday, December 27, 2010
The 8th Year Pilgrimage to Sabarimala (West Sabarimala)

The 8th Year Pilgrimage to Sabarimala (West Sabarimala)

As indicated in my other post regarding my start of Sabarimala vratham I had my pilgrimage to West Sabarimala temple (coinciding with the Mandala Pooja today) . To play safe I chose to have redundant wakeup calls scheduled through Wakerupper and my mobile. Besides this Punnam swami also called me around 4 AM to ensure things are running smooth. 

Weather forecasts had indicated snow storms throughout Sunday and Sunday night (both at my place and Lanham MD) besides blistery winds in my place on Monday and possible blistery windows with light snow in Lanham MD. However other than a light irritation of walking on the chill corridor at my apartment and at Rajdhani Mandir (for Irumudi) the pilgrimage was safe and sound. Interestingly, the Sun showed His bright shiny smiley face right around 06:30 AM which was quite unusual on a real chilly winter days. Winter winds were missing till around 2 PM both in Virginia and Maryland. Only when we were nearing our respective exits off 495 West we experienced winter storms. This was a miracle-blessing definitely from Lord Ayyappa.

The SSVT trust had also setup a few circles of the forest area to mimic the Periya Pathai. Of course the 4 minute walk can be deemed to be equal to the Sabarimala Periya Pathai walk because of the inclement weather conditions that is prevailing here. We did have a Pampa Ganapathy (near the back of the temple) which we had to worship whilst circumambulating through the temple, Pettai Thullal in the temple hall besides the Holy Pathinettam Padi.

After a good darshan of Neyyabhishekam, Bhasmabhishekam (Viboothi), Yoghurt we had a divine Annadhanam and then started back to our homes. We did have a Mansarovar effect when our car reached the temple. We had to alight on the snow-covered floors in the morning.

Posted at 05:56 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Friday, December 17, 2010
Deepak Travelog would no longer send notifications ...

My Travelog would no longer send email notifications. They stand disabled. Over the years my travelog had been supporting emailing a brief abstract of the post for the interested people. This needed to be dropped for a few reasons. 1) Volatile nature of public email addresses. 2) Unchecked subscription nature. Anyone was able to enter anyone's address out of personal vendetta and cause a bad name for my website. The blog however empowers easy reading through FeedBurner Notifications. Check out the feed of the blog here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ldcruise

Posted at 09:13 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Blog Caption Styling Change

I just got a message from a few asking me if the blog caption styling has changed. Yes. It has changed. I have indicated this in my other blog over here (http://deepakvasudevan.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-caption-one-and-top.html). This styling change was introduced to avoid duplicate captioning bug.

Posted at 06:02 am by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Sholinghur is still சோளிங்கபுரம் in Indian Railways

When travelling to Sholingapuram and asking for a bus route to Sholingapuram people used to remark on what is that place name? It is because the place name has now shortened-morphed to Sholinghur. Just whilst surfing at something found that Indian Railways still has the good old name 'சோளிங்கபுரம்' in its Gazette records. Check out the image from Sholingapuram Railway Station. 

Posted at 05:55 am by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Whoosh! When the blog is little dormant for a while, spammers get active …

Just for a while because of time and other reasons this blog was idle. And spammers and other nonsensical creatures seems to be acting hysterically both in comments and shoutbox. They have been controlled now. There is a good old saying that ‘Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss’ and this turns to be very much true at least with respect to the blogging platform.

Posted at 05:52 am by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Sunday, February 28, 2010
Interesting Place Names from Karaikal to Chennai

Interesting Place Names from Karaikal to Chennai

Yesterday whilst commuting from Karaikal to Chennai, I saw a few interesting place names which I would like to share out here:

  1. Echangadu: We have another Ichangadu on the Madipakkam-Kovilambakkam section.
  2. Karaikadu: There are so many places observed with 'Karai' prefix. A few of them are Karaikudi, Karaikal (the source of this trip) and now Karaikadu.
  3. Panangadu Colony: There is a tamil saying called 'Panangadu Nari'. It was amusing to find a place with the same name.

Posted at 11:20 am by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Sunday, February 14, 2010
Twin Places

Twin Places
A few of the places are better known along with his neighborhood place. It ranges from small pockets within a city or even cities itself. I just thought I would share a few such as I recall them:
  1. T.Nagar and West Mambalam [bifurcated by the Railway Track]
  2. Hyderabad and Secunderabad [Twin cities in Andhra Pradesh]
  3. Ullagaram and Puzhuthivakkam
  4. Velachery and Vijayanagar [VIjayanagar is actually a pocket within Velachery but because of the significance it has gained in terms of population it commands a separate status too]

Posted at 03:45 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Similarities between Medavakkam and Madipakkam

Similarities between Medavakkam and Madipakkam
Today whilst commuting by bus and when the bus was near Medavakkam Kumaran theater, I just thought of a few similarities between Madipakkam and Medavakkam. I felt I woud rather share them over here as an initial brainstorming:
  1. A theater by name 'Sri Kumaran Theater' as a next bus stop from Madipakkam/Medavakkam whilst plying towards the city.
  2. A bus stop by name 'Oil Mills' as a third bus stop from Madipakkam/Medavakkam whilst plying towards the city. The full name of Oil Mills near Medavakkam/Pallikaranai is KP Oil Mills. I am not sure what is the full name of Oil Mills near Madippakkam/Ullagaram - Puzhuthivakkam.

Posted at 03:42 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

Saturday, February 06, 2010
The next time you spot an MTC Driver 'talking while driving' ...

The next time you spot an MTC Driver 'talking while driving' ...

MTC has published a list of channels to whom you can air your grievance and file report of incidents you witness on "talking while driving". Whilst the state administration had been instrumental for long to discourage this dangerous practice by involving in widespread propaganda through various media platforms, the latest trend they have adopted is to have its own transport corporation to strictly follow this practice of ban on cell phones by MTC drivers.

If you see a MTC crew talking while driving, you can call the following numbers and have the same reported to:

  1. (91)944-503-0516
  2. (91)938-333-7639

Posted at 02:44 pm by Deepak Kumar Vasudevan

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