I have always had a great passion for travelling. This passion has taken me to many of the countries .
I enjoy doing a bit of travel consultancy free of cost including advice on Visa procedures, Air Tickets, Hotel Booking, Travel Itinerary etc to most of my friends and relatives.
Click on the places visited to check out some of my trips.
From my Childhood I have been fascinated by techniques of photography. During school and college days , I used a Yashica Rangefinder Camera. After That I used a Sony point & shoot Digital Camera.
Upon purchase of DSLR, which had a high price tag, very complex, heavy weight and big size, I used to shoot everything in auto mode, thinking that the camera will do all the work for me. To be honest I don’t even remember changing any camera settings, because I didn’t care. If a picture didn’t come out right, I used to blame the camera. Now that I know how to use a DSLR, I realized that it was me who didn’t know how to take pictures, not the camera. It was my learning appetite which made to familiar with ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Sunny 16 rule, Ev, 18% gray, Depth of field Calculation, Focal length, Metering, Bulb mode, etc.. Today I prefer to click in MANUAL mode. Thanks to photographylife.com, one of the best site for beginers.
All these days, I used to just take either a shot or a simple drink But off late I started experimenting with different types of alcohol. One thing led to another and soon discovered the delights of Cocktails.
What really clinched our love for cocktails was when we tried something with the blue Curaçao. Believe it or not, What started as a trial went on until we experimented & mastered atleast 21 cocktails with family & friends.
There is NOTHING like a freshly prepared cocktail just for guests and right in front of your eyes.
A home bar doesn't have to be a headache: Invest in basic equipment, stock up on essential liquors, and you can have a spread that will impress your guests.
Mixology doesn't require fancy equipment or endless variations of drinking glasses. Stock few essential items and you'll be ready to mix even the most elaborate cocktails.
Click on the right side to check more detailed cocktail recipe and have fun.
Drink responsibly !!!! and be careful while playing with the flaming shots.
All you need is a Boston shaker, Hawthrone Strainer, Bar Spoon, Jigger, Few glasses and also keep Ice , fresh lime, Milk, lemon, Sweet n sour syrup and Simple syrup handy. Of course collection of various spirits is a must.
Kodavas are inhabitants of Kodagu, a major district in Karnataka. We are called Kodavas and not Kannadigas.
On a average kodavas are fair and tall, unlike our Dravidian counterparts. The kodavas are a distinctive race of India known for their bravery since ages and are the only race in India that has been permitted to get hold of guns. Kodavas are fond of hockey. Pork is one of the main dish of our community.
We Kodavas, a dominant group, are very distinct in their facial features, customs and attire compared with the other south Indians. No one really knows the origin of ours but everyone knows and acknowledges that we are different. We are known for our courage, hospitality and stoicism.
All our festivals are associated with ancestors, nature, agriculture, and weapons.
We do not follow Hinduism and are independent of any other Hindu sect in customs relating to marriage, remarriage, festivals, worship, ceremonies, dialect and also dress. We do not observe the dowry system. We do not have brahmin priests in ceremonies like wedding. The elders of the community help in organising the ceremonies.
Coffee has played an important role in the economy of our community. I have studied through the manufacturing, processing, selling and pricing process of coffee. Some of my works are :
Link : Kodavas & Coffee
Link : Break Even Analysis
I have also done some study on Kodava origin, It really surprised me that most of our community doesn’t want to know our origin.
Link : Origin of Kodavas
Apart there are lot of things to be discussed with subjects like “Are we Kodavas or Hindus” and “Are we from Middle East” which is taboo in our community.
For more info on kodava culture, tradition, visiting places etc.. you can visit these below sites :