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Museums of Bangalore: Indian Musical Experience

Watch the video here: Overview: I thought Bangalore just had 2-3 museums which are well known until a few years ago, but a little research opened up my thoughts as I discovered several museums within the city. I have decided to visit all the museums in the city and document those.  The first one on the list is the Indian Musical Experience in JP Nagar 7th phase. This beautiful museum is dedicated to the evolution and science behind different forms of music from traditional to contemporary.  As we enter the museum, in the inner courtyard, we can see a sound garden, where we can learn about the sounds created from natural things like wood, stones, and metals. We can try our hand in generating music as well. This area is well enjoyed by both adults and children. We then get inside the museum and the experience starts from the 3rd floor, where we are shown a small animated movie with different types of sound created by nature. From there we enter an interacti

Chennai - Part 2: My little guide to the southern metro

In & Around Chennai City - 2: My own experiences with Idli, Sambar and Loads of chutney… To read Part-1, Click Here Overview: Just to complete a few more places, I set off on a holiday alone to explore a few places.. First up was the sunrise view at the beach. Went to the Thiruvanmiyur beach to catch the early morning sunrise and man, it was a sight to watch. Cool gentle breeze added to the beauty of the place and this made me believe in the concept of early to rise. The Sound made by the sea, the sun gently rising behind the clouds like a red ball peeping behind the clouds, the chirping of the birds, and the morning joggers made the morning even more beautiful.    After an early start for the day, I decided to visit the Parthasarathy temple in Triplicane which is very well known across the state. I planned to go to this place by train. So got down at Thiruvallikeni station and walked down the narrow streets to reach the temple. Later I was told to avoid that route and go to C

Chennai – Part 1: My little guide to the southern metro

In & Around Chennai City - 1: My own experiences with Idli, Sambar and Loads of chutney… Overview: I somehow like the word 'Madras' compared to 'Chennai' as it reflects the era of 50s to 80s. I have visited Chennai a couple of times with a gap of 3 years and did not find a significant change in the city's culture and looks as compared to Bangalore. I got a chance to work in Chennai for 3 months in the beginning of 2010 when I decided to explore the real city and around it. I had heard a lot of publicity on the Hop-on-Hop-off service from Chennai to Mahabalipuram on the East Coast road. So decided to try it out on a weekend when my parents happened to visit Chennai. The AC buses start from TTDC office and reaches the first stop at Thiruvanmiyur Marundheeshwara temple. As I was staying at Thiruvanmiyur, I decided to visit the temple on the way back in the evening. So boarded the bus there and the fare was around 225 but got a discount of 15% as introductory