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Saturday, December 25, 2010

2010 Roundup & Happy New Year

2010 has been a good year overall. Here’s a quick recap of major happenings, blog posts and travel stories of 2010. 138 blog posts were published in this period, averaging close to 3 per week.

2010 in Travel: While Tata Nano Superdrive kept me on the road for all of June 2010, IAMAI events took me to Mumbai and Delhi several times, helping me familiarize with these cities more than ever.

Jan 2010: Year began with a photo ride in Chennai’s local train, known as MMTS (read part 1 and part 2). Short trip to Devarayana Durga and Madhugiri Fort. ex-Bangalore was next.
Being driven around a bit in a rented Mercedes Benz with family was a nice (& expensive) experiment. Also revisited Alamparai Fort some 3 times this year

Feb 2010: Attending Cerebrate 2010 at Marg Tapovan and Helping Sandhosh Kumar with his blogging and social media updates as he climbed Mount Everest were assignments. [View podcast * View pics ]

March 2010: Delhi photos , Toyota Quality Revolution: Prado, Landcruiser SUVs * Etios, Prius and Camry

April 2010: Upclose photos from Mount Everest * Unique 3 wheelers * Aga Khan palace, Pune * 2 hours at Police station * Mumbai Random pics * Shaniwar Wada, Pune *

June 2010: Was on the road for the entire month. Got to visit Gujarat Maharastra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and TN along with Tata Nano Convoy. Details at Official Blogger for Tata Nano Superdrive More posts at superdrive-greenroute.blogspot.com . Also checkout Tata JLR pics and Superdrive in Bengaluru and Painters Day out, Coimbatore *

July 2010 : Visited Horsley Hills and Talakona waterfalls twice this year. Lodhi Garden Delhi * Kaundinya Wildlife sanctuary, Palmaner * Horsley Hills AP * Bannerghatta National park * Talakona Waterfalls AP * Chandragiri Fort near Tirupati *

August 2010: Visited Mysore,K Gudi, Mumbai, Vizag… Birds in Bheemeshwari * Incredible India: Auto drive shaking hand with international tourist * Vizag Submarine Museum * Sunflower fields near Mysore * K Gudi elephant bathing * Overcrowded jeeps * Borra Caves, Vizag

September 2010: no travel month, except for a 1 day trip to Pondy and another month end visit to Mysore

October 2010: Made 4 trips on Chennai-Bangalore route. Once to Mysore for Kingfisher’s Mysore-Chennai service launch, once on Coorg trip, once for Ford Figo Discover Smart drive and once more for Social Summit 2010. Kodagu (Coorg) trip posts: Chiklihole Dam, Skywatch Coorg special, Chelavara Waterfalls, Sera jey University * Ford Figo Discover Smart DriveDiscover Smart Drive in Bangalore *

November 2010: Hogenakkal * What not to do with a life Jacket * Volkswagen polocup * Heritage Scooters * Toyota Fortuner stuck in mud *

December 2010: Very little travel- Kolli Hills  and a repeat visit to Horsley Hills and Talakona

Guest posts:
* Singapore Underwater world
* Scuba Diving in Netrani Island (BP Bhat)
* A day in Hollywood- Harini
* Life without Technology- Ruchika Vyas
* Hot Air Balloon ride- Harini

Product and Service Reviews:
Quick reference to various reviews I’ve published in 2010: Marg Tapovan Villas * Jungle Lodges and Resorts * Bala Takes the plunge Book review * ETWOW Show * Ford Figo Review * RangDe Micro Finance * SBI Credit card double standards * Nissan Micra review * Ford Endeavour XLT review * Book Review: Imprints-Colours of life * Acer Aspire D255 netbook with windows and Android Dual OS *
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Tips and Advise:
Thoughts, Vews and Misc:
Thanks for your readership and have a prosperous 2011. Not expecting much travel in 2011.

4 comments:

magiceye said...

sure has been an interesting year!!

hope you have a great 2011 too!!

Shri Ram Ayyangar said...

138 blog posts? Wow, You rock.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Deepak n wish you the same.

SRA sir, I'd written 141 and 148 posts in 2008 and 2007... :) was just being fairly consistent.

Thanks

Team G Square said...

hope you can only better these in this year ......

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