Archive for September, 2009


Trek to Lohgad

Few days back, before my accident, had a great trip to Lohgad fort. Lohgad fort, as name says,is just like “Loh”-“iron” … so much strong,the walls the entire architechture and built of the fort is very strong.

Lohgad is around 50 kms from Pune, and approx.10 kms from Malawali station on the way to Lonavala.Although we started late in the morning,and had few breaks on the way,we were comfortably able to climb up and get down in day time.As usual our favourite spot on the Pune-Mumbai highway is Joshi wade-wale,and we never miss the paav-wada and tea in rains over there.After all pot-puja breaks,we finally reached Lohgad around 9.30 am. We parked our vehicles and walked for around 5kms to Lohgad.Although vehicles can go upto the foot of the fort.There is one more fort – Visapur nearby Lohgad. Also Bhaja caves are on the way to Lohgad.It was raining a lot and it was fun to walk in rain and climb the fort.

Different dynasties owned the fort.The fort is around 2000 years old.

Lohgad_info

As you start climbing the stairs,you can see the strong walls of the fort,tthe valley view was awesome.As we reached up,we saw the view of Pavana dam,which was great and photogenic.The walls, buruj,and doors of fort are still in good condition,still few of them are under maintenance.Main entrance of the fort is through Ganesh darwaja.
Lohgad_fort

The fort was all covered with clouds,it was perfect season for such a perfect trip.At one point on the top,there is a waterfall which flows in upward direction due to strong wind.And that was the most most amazing spot,experience,everything…i was feeling like heaven over there…such a wonderful experience …

Lohgad_view

There is a polygonal pond (kund) constructed on top,which has 16 sides.It was constructed by Nana Phadnis.This pond has fresh drinking water.

Obviously rainy season is perfect for visiting the fort.Valley views are great.Heavenly experience….

Accidents are bad!

Accidents are bad……!!!

They make you weak… emotionally and physically ….

😦

On the way home…

Today:

Scene 1: Traffic jam near signal, radio mirchi’s traffic update told to avoid the signal and I was right near the traffic jam.Changed my route,and proceeded.
Scene 2: Listening to songs on mirchi while driving,lost in memories…bad thing to do while driving…
Scene 3: A man spitting on road, jorat oradle…”kaka kay karat aahat?”….Act’lly he was a a mid aged person,may be around 30,still called him “kaka”…he was surprised by my shout, me smiling 🙂
Scene 4: Had a look at sky…all cloudy,far away sky was bright orange and it was amazing…but got no chance to stop and take photograph…
Scene 5: Traffic increased…waiting at signal…me listening “Twist” song on radio mirchi, one old aged person 70+ years old, increased volume of his car’s music player…same song…i was twisted 😛
Scene 6: Same signal, green light, went ahead…a very old person riding bicycle in heavy traffic,another old man behind him on a scooter and one more old person behind him in a car…i went in an infinite thinking loop…
Scene 7: At home, watching tv, got bored, thinking of all things I did in the entire day…ending up with a blog post.

Motorola’s first Android based phone  “CLIQ” is here…with a chance of great open development.

It has MOTOBLUR,which makes it the first Moto phone with social skills.

It has cool looks and quite stylish slider.

cliq

And basically its “Android”,so Android developers will not leave the chance to develop cool apps for this phone…

Lets hope it provides a great user experience.

Check out its specifications here

Happy Teacher’s Day

Wishing all my teachers,gurus,mentors in life a very happy teacher’s day!!!

Thanks for everything …

Teachersday

Days pass by somehow…

Days pass by somehow
But nights now are a wagon of pain
Injuries may heal with time
But marks will always remain
Restless on my comfortable bed
I toss and turn and try to sleep
But thoughts are bulking my head
and have formed a huge heap
The past is flashing its scorching light beams
Tearing me apart,breaking me at the seams
The darkness of my life is more visible in the dark
And now I am trying to give it a voice,trying to speak my heart…
Days pass by somehow
But nights now are a wagon of pain
Injuries may heal with time
But marks will always remain
Restless on my comfortable bed
I toss and turn and try to sleep
But thoughts are bulking my head
and have formed a huge heap
The past is flashing its scorching light beams
Tearing me apart,breaking me at the seams
The darkness of my life is more visible in the dark
And now I am trying to give it a voice,trying to speak my heart…