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Trip to Dindi Resorts (Sterling Palavelli) and Antharvedi

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            From restricted gatherings to frequently sanitizing hands, covid has forced many protocols. The same restrictions gave a big blow to the tourism industry. Travelers chose confining to homes over the wonderful experiences a relaxed vacation can offer. I try to go on a trip covering popular destinations at least once a year. I planned a trip to Ladakh in 2020, Covid first wave washed it away. I planned it again in 2021, this time Covid second wave squashed it. Now, with covid cases at all time low in India, I dared to go on a vacation. I have been hearing about a pleasant atmosphere Dindi resorts have been offering from 3-4 years. We chose that place as the number of days one of my friends could spare for a trip is only two. After thorough research, I booked Sterling Palavelli Godavari located on the banks of river Godavari in Elamanchili Lanka, West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. They charged us around Rs.5000 per room per one night. There are many options to reach D

What Has Changed Since I Turned 30

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  I am one of those who still feel that 2000 was only 11 years ago but time flies at a pace much higher than we expect and wish. Getting into terms to the fact that 2000 is 21 years ago is a difficult and heart wrenching task. That simple fact will force you to realize that you are 11 years older than you would want to. I am not at silver jubilee anymore but added the number of players in a cricket team to it. Turning 10, 20 or even 30 did not make any difference to me, but the introspection of some of my habits and impulsive reactions made me realize the attitudinal changes in the last 2-3 years. Turning 30 is a big deal in USA, at least according to the episode “The One They All Turn 30” in the blockbuster sitcom, Friends. But it is just another birthday in India. As I enter the late thirties, I realized things do change both physically and mentally after 30s. I was short-tempered, my anger levels always used to be on the upper side. Many might not have got a chance to see this

Lesson From the Glory of Indian Cricket

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The rain would have received maximum curses two days ago for washing out a day in the world test championship final between India and New Zealand. Fans have been eagerly waiting to witness a classy and competitive clash between the top two test teams. All believed that consistent rain would push the match towards a draw. Couple of days before the match, a interesting point of view on which team has gathered maximum support for this match caught my attention. One cricket expert said, India might have got many fans due to its massive population but New Zealand has an edge in terms of the number of supporters. Because every fan in every cricketing has New Zealand as their second favorite team. We all love Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum, Trent Boult, Shane Bond, Ross Taylor and many players. These people remind us that cricket is a gentleman's game with the way they carry themselves. Losing temper, which is common for teams such as Australia and Pakistan, is totally unfamiliar for t