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Trip to Badrachalam and Papikondalu

Hi Everyone,

We booked Tickets to Badrachalam from IRCTC site. There are direct train from Secuderabad to Badrachalam Railway station (BDCR – Station code). Ticket fares are less. We booked Sleeper class, so it comes around Rs.190/- per head. The train started at 11.45PM on Sunday night (26th March). We reached Badrachalam railway station at 4.30AM in morning. Immediately after getting out of railway station, there are a lot of TSRTC buses to Badrachalam Temple. We got into the bus. The ticket fare was Rs.36/- per head. After getting down and walking for about 1km, we took auto and reached the places hotel rooms/cottages are there. We got rooms for Rs.500 per day per room. We freshen up in 1-2 hours. As there was less rush at this time, ours Darshan completed in less than 1 hour.

 

Then, immediately we went to Parnashala in an Auto. and completed lunch.

 

We went to Abhaya Anjaneya Swamy temple, a small park there.

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Two days trip to Coorg

I travelled to Coorg with my friend, Rohith. We both were planning for a trip from long time, probably from 1 year. Finally, we decided we will go to Coorg.

 

We booked a KSRTC Non-A/C sleeper from Bengaluru to Madikeri in 30th December 2016. The cost was approximately around Rs.500 to Rs.600 range. Some sites mention as Mercara Madikeri. You can try at Redbus/Abhibus or other travel sites. I was little confused in threse names Mercara /Madikeri/Coorg/Kodagu/etc. Mercara is English name for Madikeri. Madiker is a administrative town in Kodagu district. Coorg is another name for Kodagu. You can read entire history from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodagu_district.

 

Our bus boarding point was KSRTC Satellite bus stand. We both booked a cab reached boarding point 1 hour before and completed dinner there. Rohith is so fond of Tea. So, we had two cups of tea for each one of us.

 

Our bus approximately started at 10.00PM. Ours is upper berth. I couldn’t sleep because bus started swinging, not stable. It was there throughout journey. Rohith slept nicely without any trouble. Anyways, at around 4.30AM, our bus reached Madikeri bus stop. We got down from bus. It was so cool weather there. We had our sweatshirts on our bodies, even then it was so cool. We went inside bus depot and sat there. Rohith immediately went to Tea shop and ordered tea for both of us. I was shocked as I never had tea at that early morning 4.30AM, that too without brushing.  We couldn’t go to hotel although we booked because our booking is there from 12PM in the afternoon. So, we had to fresh-up and do daily things inside bus depot only. Rohith as usually took a tea and I also followed him.

Luckily, there were few people inside the depot at that time. We roamed and asked few people about the places and buses. We came to know that, buses will start at 6AM in the morning.  We decided we will complete our daily things till that time. We took rest  for sometime.

 

In our plan, we both decided that, first day, we need to trek, and second day, plan for sightseeing places.

We decided that we will go to  Tadiandamol peaks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadiandamol). This place was decided by my friend Rohith as it is 1748m ( highest peak in Coorg).

 

And yes, to our places, there is no KSRTC bus. Only private buses are there, So, we went to a stop, where all private buses are standing. Upon asking, we came to know that, there is only bus which will go to our destination, and it will come at 7AM. So, we waited in that cold weather. There is no clear light even at 7AM. It’s still cold weather.

 

Finally, our bus came. We boarded and our ticket price is Rs. 40 per head. We enjoyed the bus ride because of the ghat road. It has full of turns and steep. And driver was very good. It was of 2 hours journey with 1 breakfast break. Driver stopped at one small hotel. We had Poori there. Its was average food there. Bit oily. We packed some rice item from hotel. I forgot the name of that dish. fWe bought water bottle, few chocolate bars from a shop there. Our bus journey resumed.

After a total of 2 hours of journey, we reached our bus stop.  We got down from bus and walking towards the hills.

 

Beginning of Trek – 31st Dec  2016

 

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In the beginning, it was normal concrete road. We slowly started walking and taking photos with my camera.  The trek was awesome with beautiful trees, scenarios, etc. The big mistake we did was we were carrying all of our luggage to the trek. The trek totally consists of 7KM + 7KM. We started around at 9AM.  Rohith and me slowly started walking in the path. We enjoyed a lot. After 3KMs, we reached a halt, where police was standing to check. He took some Refundable advance. We need to submit if any plastic bottles are there with us. Then, we resume our journey after having some fruits, butter milk there. The trail started to become bit difficult. After sometime, I got tired and took rest many times. Even Rohith. Between, for relaxation, we had chocolates, fruits and took few photos with Tripod. We continued. In-between, few forest trees came. Small water path. Wow, awesome hills there. It was awesome experience. I can say, First of its kind in my life.  OK, We reached 90% of trek. But, last 10% was hardest I can say. We need to climb the hill which is straight steep, and it was slippery. With Rohith’s help, I climbed finally. We both reached peak of the hills. We were like, we achieved something. Woww. We relaxed sometime there and took some photos. We ate that rice item which we packed and started return journey. We reached approximate at 2PM there. Yes, we took more time to reach. Return journey was good except that 10% which was slippery. We took more than 30mins there while returning. We both got tired now.  After this, Rohith fell few times, I think he lost energy. No injuries though. We were in hurry as we knew that there is only one bus from Hill to Madikeri (where we booked our hotel) at 6PM. It’s already 4PM. We reached the Police halt, took our advance and stopped at some shop where Tea got served. We took some Coffee. Luckily, Auto facility is there from this tea shop. So, we took auto to the bus stop. After some time waiting inside bus stop, our same morning bus with same Driver and conductor came, we got into bus. We also slept inside the bus. But again, bus journey is awesome for two hours.  We reached Madikeri at 8.30. We don’t know where is our hotel. So, with the help of Google maps, we got our hotel and reached. We did freshen up and came outside for Dinner immediately. We went to small hotel there, we ordered Noodles, Some Fried Rice etc. We completed Dinner and roamed a bit, did some shopping there. I bought Coorg made chocolates, Rohith also took chocolates and other items. Finally, we went to hotel and slept nicely to end the year 2016 in a grand manner.

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We woke up and want to start our new year 2017 in good way. So, we started our journey again without late. We completed breakfast and were on roads at 9AM. We did take Kushalnagar KSRTC bus, and got down at Nisargadama. It was approximately 40mins journey. Nisargadama is small park where small water falls were there and Deer park is there. We did take few photos and spent some time in waters, and feeding to deers. After spending 1 hour, we started to Namroling Monastery.

We took auto from there and reached the Monastery. It was a good place with Lord Budha with other two persons statues were erected inside it. We spent some time there around 30mins and returned to Kushalnagar. We did lunch there. We went to bus stop and got into bus towards Madikeri. Then, we took auto towards Abbey falls. we spend some time there and reached Omkareshwar temple. After darshan of Lord Shiva, we went to Raja seat by walk. It is viewpoint for viewing sunset. It is a perfect place. We enjoyed there and relaxed a bit.  Finally, after sometime, we checkout our hotel and ordered noodles again at our favorite hotel and got into Bengaluru bus with lot of sweet memories.

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Download videos from youtube and various sites

Hi All,

 

Today i am going to share a tool which I liked most and easy to use. I was searching for a tool which can download videos easily from me. After thorough search, i found various utlities which are free or paid, but have some restrictions. Finally, I am satisfied with

“Youtube dl”, a command line utility where you can download videos from various sites, even playlist can downloaded easily.

Steps to use ( Windows )

  1. Download “youtube-dl” from https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/
  2. Place the executable in some folder.
  3. Go to that folder from Command Prompt
  4. Then type this command – “youtube-dl [PATH]”

Here, [PATH] may be url for single video or playlist.

Enjoy downloading.!!

JS Channel session @The Capitol

Hi friends, yesterday was a very good day for me. I attended my first JS Channel session in Bangalore.

The session was divided into four talks.

First one was delivered by Autodesk people,  @arvindthangli and  @blrbalajiram.

The topic was Viewer API. With this, you can interact with the 3D models in the Web seamlessly without installing any plugin(Flash/Silverlight). So, you can use three.js for this. But, they created their own Wrapper for simplifying the work for developers. They have their own conversion algorithms ( in their server) for converting various file formats( they claim more than 50) to some “Neutral” file format which can be rendered very easily in web browser.

For more details, please visit this link  – https://developer.autodesk.com/.

http://adndevblog.typepad.com/autocad/balaji-ramamoorthy.html

Second talk was delivered by Ritvvij, Founder of Pykih on Pykquery.

This talk was entirely based on Data Visualization. The graphs and data interactivity was amazing. You can learn more about this on their official site. https://pykih.com/

Third talk was delivered by Charanjit Singh on Funcational Reactive programming. you can presentation from here.

Fourth talk was delivered by Altanai Bisht on Web RTC and AR on Web.

Some of the random links I have collected :

http://helloracer.com/webgl/

http://karenlabs.com/#works

http://lights.helloenjoy.com/

Error 0x80070570 The file or directory is corrupter and unreadable

The above error I faced when I copying my files to F:\ local hard disk drive. (Windows 8.1)

The problem is the due to some errors in file system.

I solved it by simple command prompt command.

Run the command prompt with Administrator privileges. Execute following command chkdsk .

“chkdsk /f F:”

Then I tried copying to my F: Drive. it works like magic.

C# Tutorials

Hi Friends, many are in confusion how to learn the C#. So, I thought of collecting all C# Tutorials together.

I am dividing this article into parts :

PART-A – Online tutorials

PART-B- Online Videos/Downloadable

PART-C- Advanced articles

PART  – A   ( ONLINE TUTORIALS )

1. C# with Home and Learn  Type:- Online site http://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/csharp/csharp.html

This is site just awesome… It explains from scratch, C# programming. It is for to all those who don’t know the programming basics also.

2. C# news directly from Microsoft and some Articles, Tutorials from Microsoft

a. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/vstudio/hh341490

b.  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa288436(v=vs.71).aspx

3. C-sharpcorder :- http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/beginners/

4. ZETCode tutorails :-  http://zetcode.com/lang/csharp/

5. C-sharp tutorials – http://www.functionx.com/csharp/

6. Complete csharptutorial –  http://www.completecsharptutorial.com/

7. C-sharp.net tutorials –  http://csharp.net-tutorials.com/

8. C-Sharp Station – http://www.csharp-station.com/tutorial.aspx

9. Tutorials Point –  http://www.tutorialspoint.com/csharp/

PART-B ( VIDEOS)

1. PVTutus:- (Videos)

http://www.pvtuts.com/csharp/csharp-introduction

Here you can find videos explaining C# clearly. click on each topic right side on the browser to navigate to different topics.

2. C# with Channel 9  Type:- Videos ( Online/Downloadable)

http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/C-Sharp-Fundamentals-Development-for-Absolute-Beginners

Channel9 offers very nice videos to learn C# nicely

3. New Boston:- ( Videos)

http://thenewboston.org/list.php?cat=15

There are about 200 videos on teaching with C#. You can view online or download these videos. All most all Basic topics are covered in it.

PART-C

For Advanced C# Programming:-

http://aspalliance.com/articles/LearnCSharp.aspx

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/#Beginners

If any interesting tutorials or books are found, I will add to this list immediately. Hope you like above tutorials and All the best your C# Learning.. Have fun 🙂

Exploring Wikipedia

Hi Friends,
Have you heard about Wikipedia? Yes, I am sure you might have seen atleast once ?

You can find anything in Wikipedia ? But I want to share some more information regarding the Wikipedia… Read full the mail. 🙂

I will not talk about History of Wikipedia and all, but want to take you to Wikipedia at Glance and how to take advantage with Wiki.

1. The Home Page of Wikipedia is http://www.wikipedia.org/. This site consists various articles on various topics covering 285+ languages.

Click on above link and you scroll down, you can see various languages. Click on each language and check, it redirects to home page of particular language.

For Example, Click on Telugu Language ( it is found at last line of 10,000+ side heading). You can see, the Telugu Wikipedia home page is not just translated one. In Home page, you can see, the news related to Telugu people. Traditions and Location also(Andhra Pradesh) . The home page daily changes daily in all languages.

2. Still scroll down the Home page, 12-13 icons at the bottom of page!!

Do you know what are they ?

Let us explore one by one.

When you click on 1st icon, the site is redirected to

i. Travelling – http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Main_Page
Hey this is amazing. Click on continents on Home Page, you will find much info on Continents, Places to visit and etc.
You will get info by Train, By Car, By Plane, By Boat and etc.

ii. Media – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page – Wow, Here you can find photoes, videos, audio contributed many people around the world.

iii. DICTIONARY – http://www.wiktionary.org/ – Hey it’s amazing. Its not Wikipedia. It is Dictionary. you know, It is also available in many languages.

So, start searching your meaning in this site.

iv. NEWS :- http://www.wikinews.org/ – This is another site, called Wikinews, where you can find current news in various languages.

v. QUOTES :- http://www.wikiquote.org/ – This is site is totally Dedicated to Quotes. Many of us know many quotes. they put remarkable remarks in our lives. You can get inspirational quotes in various languages categorized by People, Films, Themes etc.

vi. e-BOOKS:- http://www.wikibooks.org/ – It’s amazing site again. Where you can find many e-books freely in many languages on various domains.
Just go through the link, you can find many work material for you.

vii. Species :- http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page – You can find al species information over here. Humans, Birds, Animals.. and etc. I think Bio-tech or Zoological students may find it useful.

viii. WikiSoruce – http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page
Some things we include are:
Source texts previously published by any author
Translations of original texts
Historical documents of national or international interest
Bibliographies of authors whose works are in Wikisource.

ix. University – http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_Page

Learn various topics and do various courses freely from this Wiki university.
You can find much valuable information from here.

and my request you to create your account in Wikipedia ( once you have created account for one site, you no need to create the account separately for others).

What to do next?

Wikipedia is open source project created , edited and maintained by “US”. Yes, Everyone is involved in it for sharing the information. Much information is there in wiki sites. but still much information has to be added. Please involve in the movement. and become yourself volunteer contributors.

Yes, I have created some articles in Wikipedia and Edited some of them. Its very nice feeling to share info with whole world. Wikipedia is such a nice platform. So, I request you to create account in Wikipedia and start contributing and Let share the knowledge.

If you have any doubts regarding the account creation or anything, you can reply to me asking your questions.

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