Author: vandanamalaiya

@Adiyogi with friends

Curiosity takes us to Isha Foundation @ Coimbatore We had been wanting to visit Isha foundation for a while. Mostly curiosity. The place looks great in pictures and friends who had visited the ashram came back full of praise. So, bit of planning and we were set for a day’s trip to Isha Foundation. Day…

By vandanamalaiya 19th February 2019 3

A wonderful class graduates

Was at the graduation ceremony for the students of 10th grade at Sahasra Deepika School, Deeksha High. The guests for the function were the parents and families of the outgoing students. The program was conducted very professionally with a combination of entertainment and prayers by the 9th graders and a few speeches. A couple of…

By vandanamalaiya 9th February 2019 0

Sri Lanka in 9 days – a family trip from 19th Dec 2017 – 27th Dec 2017

Sri Lanka had been on my bucket list for a very long time. However, the country being so closeby fell under the category of “we can do it anytime”. This year end was the right time! The planning for the trip started a month and a half back. Dates got selected based on Anubhav’s availability.…

By vandanamalaiya 15th January 2019 2

Uttarakhand and Amritsar 14 – 23 Nov 2018

The motivation to take up this trip came from invitation to the wedding of a close friend’s daughter in Rishikesh, on the banks of a river. So, the travel had to be planned around the wedding date. We decided to cover Amritsar on this trip as it was long overdue. As we were making the…

By vandanamalaiya 13th January 2019 0

A 10 day road trip in Tamil Nadu

Kannan and Vandana by Honda City – auto transmission 29 Sep – 8 Oct 2017 Tamil Nadu Road trip Route: Bangalore –  Thiruvannamalai – Kanchipuram – Chennai- Pichhavaram – Chidambaram- Kumbakonam – Tanjavur – Madurai- Rameswaram – Srirangam – Bangalore ( Driving distance: 1800+ km) Overview – We decided to go on this trip with minimal planning. We had a…

By vandanamalaiya 31st December 2018 1

Joyous Year 2018

Volunteering , New Friendships, Travel and Weddings 2018 brought in a number of new experiences. I started volunteering with Sahasra Deepika, and NGO which takes care of 80+ children. Founded by the Ramakrishna’s this is a heavenly place which aims at providing the best of education and upbringing to these under privileged children. Sowmyan got…

By vandanamalaiya 25th December 2018 0