Vanishing Peak, Eternal Spring in Inexpensive Rainbow Country

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"I first read about Yercaud in a secondhand Lonely Planet book which I purchased from an equally old shop on Freeschool Street. The info was limited but from what I found and being an Indian, I was quite surprised that I hadn't heard about such a wonderful place earlier and made up my mind to visit it. Yercaud greeted us with open arms & turned out to be the most beautiful place I'd ever seen!" More

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Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Asia » India
Words: 5,390
Language: American English
ISBN: 9781452394961
About A. Datta

I went to the following schools.
1) English Major
2) Diploma in RDBMS
3) Post Graduate Diploma in … [that's my secret]
4) Certificate in Computer Servicing
5) Microsoft Certified Solution Developer

I brought up over a dozen house cats in my 20s.

As a kid and as a teenager I was never a good amateur cricketer, not even average. But I insisted on letting everyone bowl and keep wicket whenever I was made captain. I also started the batting order with the guys who were the least likely to get a chance to bat with practically any of the other captains. Winning a casual open-to-everyone game was much less important to me than giving everyone a fair chance. Since the dominant guys wanted to hog all the action and were more vocal it would seem that I was a very unpopular captain. But I doubt it.

I'm proud to be an Indian and a world citizen. However, I always hated the most popular traditional attire worn by Indian women. The "sari" is a trap!

I always thought it a better idea to drive one's own four-wheeler than hire a chauffer -- something that was quite uncommon in India when I was a toddler.

Most of the eBooks to which I am contributor are my translations of works by Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-European to win a Nobel Prize for Literature.

I am also a loss-making webmaster. I created http://aucklandwhich.org which is a specialized search engine for geoconfusables and I have a lightning-fast tester for Dansguardian parental control software at http://d.yourfilter.org

If you read my translations of Rabindranath Tagore's works you will surely treasure them for generations …

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Review by: Bhaskar Chakraborty on Aug. 14, 2011 :
Really good book. Awesome travel memorabilia. Really nice words to portray the scenic beauty of places visited. The grace of nature can truly peak with human perception, and this book is an example of that.
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Review by: Syamales Datta on Aug. 13, 2011 :
This is an excellent portrayal for the nature loving travelers. The ambiance of the book puts forth a number of vicissitude combining a spring time atmosphere mixed with raindrops on the foot of a mountain peak glorified by a charming lake and a rich attribute of green woods surrounding the lake. There are several other pieces of static marvels coined as Ladies' Seat, Gents' Seat and Children's Seat. The dynamic part of the book is equally dramatic. There is the hide and seek game played by a dark naughty cloud that moves forward to hide the mountain and the lake together with the terrain. The various mountain spots, the flora and fauna and atmospheric variation with altitude also add rich complement to the work.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Nilankur Datta on Aug. 13, 2011 :
I love travel stories. I think the book is excellent. I gathered knowledge about Yercaud from this book.
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