Saturday, January 9, 2016

Mylapore Festival - 2016

Every year during 2nd week of January, the Mylapore Festival is held at, where else, MYLAPORE. It is a brainchild of Mylapore Times, a local English weekly published in Chennai.

The festival contains heritage walks, food walks, classical music, traditional food, traditional games like Pallangkuzhi, number of roadside stalls selling all trinkets, Kolam contest etc etc. This year 2016 the festival is from 7th to 10th Jan.


Vijaya and I went today 9th Jan, 4 PM to see and enjoy this. A good one, crowded streets.

First we entered via the North Mada Veethi where the Kolam Contest was on.






Side by on the right, a few saris were displayed by Co-optex. They were not selling the saris but asking thr customers to visit their Co-optex shop at Luz Corner. (Can you spot Vijaya looking on?)



Then we turned to East Mada Veedhi - there was a large bajji kadai (on the roadside) where garam-garam bajjis were being prepared and sold.

From East Street, we turned to Sannidhi Street where some photos were displayed. Trinkets were on display.




This is the famous GIRI Traders near the temple.

We went inside the temple and had a satisfying darshan of Sri Karpagambal and Sri Kapaleeswarar.
Coming out, we neared the "Jannal bajji kadai" - brisk selling of bajjis to the customers.


Then we entered the Pichu Pillai Street, had our bonda - bajji there at the "Mami's Mess" - more crowded than the Jannal kadai. A number of  roadside shops selling this and that. Onto East Mada Veedhi again.


East Maada Veedhi

We returned home after spending nearly two hours in Mylapore.

Rajappa
09 Jan 2016












Wednesday, October 7, 2015

We went to Bangalore - Shimla

OUR TRIP TO BANGALORE - SHIMLA.

We two left Chennai on 10th September to Bangalore. We took our usual Double Decker train. On 12th, we went to GV Kumar's house at Whitefield, and then to Kamakshi's house.

On 18th Sep, Friday, we four left Bangalore for Delhi by the 8-20 PM  Rajdhani Express to Delhi. We stayed in Srikanth's house (Dwaraka) for a day on 20th. 



On 21st early hours, we four left in a taxi for SHIMLA, 8 hours' travel. Reached the hotel by 2 PM and went for a sight seeing trip.

22 Sep 2015, Tuesday: To KUFRI, and Mall Road.

23 Sep 2015 Wednesday: TATTA PANI, SUTLEJ RIVER, JAKOO TEMPLE.

24 Sep 2015, Thursday: To CHANDIGARH. ROCK GARDEN, SUKHNA LAKE, SECTOR 7.

25 Sep 2015, Friday. Left Chandigarh by flight to Bangalore.

6th October, Tuesday: Left Bangalore by 6-30 AM Lalbagh express. Back in Chennai.

Rajappa
7-10-2015



WINDOWS 10 and OFFICE 2016

WINDOWS 10, the latest os from Microsoft was announced during July 2015 and it was loaded / installed (free) in my Desktop on 4th August 2015.  The earlier os of Widows 8.1 was removed. New features in Windows 10.
WINDOWS 8.1



WINDOWS 10

The Internet Explorer 11 has been discontinued, and a new browser called EDGE has been included.


WINDOWS EDGE browser

OFFICE 2016 was loaded (free) on Tuesday, 6th October 2015

WORD 2016, EXCEL 2016, POWER POINT 2016, ONE NOTE 2016, ACCESS 2016, OUTLOOK 2016, PUBLISHER 2016, have been loaded. Older 2013 versions have been removed.

rajappa
7-10-2015