Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Chaturti reminders on email or cellphone

Hi Folks,
A long pending thought has materialized, now get reminders of chaturti by email (2 reminders will be send one reminder a day before chaturthi and one on the day of chaturti).
The service is Free of Cost (in case of subscribing to cellphone you may get a cost of 2 SMS (normal) if you subscribe via SMS (you can use the web interface to subscribe too which is free).
Subscription process
To subscribe to the SMS reminders by SMS
send an sms as follows
SMS 'ON chaturti' to 9870807070

To subscribe to SMS via Web
visit Subscribe via web

To subscribe to email reminders
send a blank email to "chaturthi-subscribe@yahoogroups.com" from the email id you want to subscribe to.

Feel free to forward to those who might be interested.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pimple gurav Garden, Pune / PCMC

This weeks visit was to the Pimple Gurav Udyan, Pune / PCMC. Pimple Gurav GardenThe Pimple Gurav garden, pune is pretty huge and was very clean and well maintained as the gardens of PCMC are usually. On entry is a fountain that welcomes you. Pimple Gurav GardenOn the left is a large play area. Next to the play area is a big waterfall (under development). Pimple Gurav GardenAs the waterfall is still not operational kids are using it for rock climbing suggesting the potential for a rock climbing activity. There are a couple of bridges to cross the "future" water flowing out from the waterfall. There are a couple of "resting" places should rain fall. There is a bamboo plantation in the center which makes an artificial wall separating 2 lawn. Pimple Gurav GardenThe greenery is awesome and the shrubs are well maintained. Pimple Gurav gardenThere is a big jogging track which goes around the complete park. This walking / jogging track is filled with "muram" broken bricks powder which has a distinct red color making your footwear reddish. Pimple Gurav GardenThe spacious internal walking work was extremely clean and laced with interlocking tiles. Pimple Gurav GardenThe play area has pretty interesting variations of slides for kids. The entry to the park is free in the morning and has a small charge in the evenings for all.Pimple Gurav GardenSince the garden is huge the sunset and the silhouette appears great. Moonrise from the Pimple Gurav GardenIts also a nice place to view the moonrise.

Crowd factor: Monday to Saturdays is great, Sunday it gets a bit crowded.
So where is the Pimple Gurav Garden?: Map it Wikimapia
Entry: Rs 2 for adults and Re 1 for kids (under 12)
Facilities: Play area, lawns, fountain, rest rooms, drinking water fountains, jogging track
Parking: Parking is free and right near the entrance in a designated parking spot. parking on the road is also allowed.
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