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Two years and 16,000km with Rosemary – The Maruti Suzuki Celerio
· ☕ 4 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

Two years back, I bought(rather, Dad bought & leased it to me, I’m still repaying him :-D) the Maruti Suzuki Celerio. Why Celerio? I was looking at something within ₹6,00,000 - that meant the Ford Figo(which I bought, almost took delivery but had to cancel), the Swift etc were out of conisderation.

Dad told me that a new car is coming and is quite within the budget and he was right. The car seemed to be pretty good - looks good(from the front anyway), and with its hype about the AMT(and from Magnetti Marelli of all places) I decided to zero-in on the car.. till I realized the AMT is only upto the VX trim(no ABS/Airbags/BT stereo etc) and with a waiting time of 3 months or so - decided to nix this and went for the Manual transmission Zxi (Optional trim)


Weekend 2-day roadtrip to Srirangapatna, Kushalnagar and Madikeri – Day 2
· ☕ 4 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

Jo always wanted to pay a visit to Kushalnagar, Bylakuppe  and surroundings and I always wanted to drive down that side, but thanks to our sheer laziness or something always coming up, Madikeri - Kushalnagar trip always remained a pipe dream.

Day 2 continues..

So, for Day 2 we had originally planned like so: Nisargadhama - Mysore - Chamundi Temple - Bangalore. However, since we couldn’t visit the Monasteries on day one, we decided to visit Monasteries on day 2 and skip Mysore/Chamundi since it’d have been way too late by the time we reached home.


Weekend 2-day roadtrip to Srirangapatna, Kushalnagar and Madikeri – Day 1
· ☕ 6 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Jo always wanted to pay a visit to Kushalnagar, Bylakuppe and surroundings and I always wanted to drive down that side, but thanks to our sheer laziness or something always coming up, Madikeri - Kushalnagar trip always remained a pipe dream.  Last Thursday, we decided to bite the bullet and decided to go ahead with the trip. Although originally planned as a day trip, I felt that doing a trip till Madikeri, exploring nearby places and heading back wouldn’t be possible in a day(or if indeed possible, it would be incredibly tiring) and decided to split it across 2 days.

The Srinagar to Manali Travelogue: Part 1: Srinagar
· ☕ 7 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Few weeks ago, Jo & me went on a 11-day vacation from starting from Srinagar heading south-west bound towards Manali via Kargil, Leh, Nubra Valley and Jispa. During this 11-day visit, we had a blast, met bunch of great folks, visited some breathtaking places and ran into wee bit of trouble. And since it’s been awhile since I posted here, decided to do a travelogue. The Plan So, we booked a tour via A Lifetime Trip.

The Getaway – Part 1 – Coming together of The Plan(tm)
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

If you’ve been reading my blog or know me, you probably know that I have a rather regular set of vacation times – ie, a week’s break once every three months or so. This time, however it was slightly different, and it had been about 5 months since I had taken a break. Let’s go back in time for a bit, however.


A much deserved break: The Bangalore trip
· ☕ 6 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

First up, Happy New Year folks!

I don’t take off from work very often - the main reason being me working in Chennai means it nigh impossible to visit my hometown of Mangalore over the weekend. So generally I have a set routine of work for about 3-4 months, then take a week or so off (often coinciding with some festivals/holidays/extended weekends to get the maximum number of holidays with minimum number of leaves) to take a nice break, relax and rejuvenate - an approach which had worked very well over the past couple of years that I’ve been working.


Experience of a Lifetime – The Mumbai Austin Flight
· ☕ 5 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

I’ve been in couple of flights before but this would be my first International, Intercontinental flight. As in my previous post, the flight was scheduled to depart at 23:40 from Mumbai on Nov 20 and arrive in Newark, New Jersey at 05:25 AM. And then the connecting flight from Newark, NJ to Austin, Texas was scheduled to leave at 07:15 and arrive in  Austin, Texas at 10:25. Like most other things, (surprise, surprise) this too didn’t as per plan.

Let me start from scratch.


Dilli Chale!
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

Yup, that’s right! I will leaving for Delhi tomorrow night who’s going to get married to attend my teammate’s wedding on Sunday. So why am I leaving so early? Sight seeing 😀 :D/ ! Will be reaching Delhi tomorrow night(taking a flight, scheduled for departure at 20:30), we have an elaborate “schedule” all planned out. Lets see how it goes!

Will keep twittering about it, follow me and you’ll know more!

Update: I was sent a text file containing the “elaborate schedule” I was speaking about, here it goes: