Melukote Diary

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. Recently I visited Melukote a temple town in Mandya district of Karnataka, India. Melukote is situated 150 kilometres away from the state capital Bengaluru.

We left Bengaluru at 8:00 A.M. in the morning and stopped for breakfast at Kadamba on Mysore Road just seconds away from the NICE road. The breakfast was decent but the Masala Dosa lacked crispiness. Post breakfast we headed back onto Mysore Road. The journey got slower due to humongous traffic caused due to the road repair works that were happening on Mysore Road. After reaching Bidadi the journey went smoother and faster since there was less of repair works going on the road. We finally reached Melukote at around 12:15 P.M.

The first place we visited post reaching Melukote was Yoga Narasimha Swamy temple that was situated atop a hill. We drove the car to half the peak and post that climbed too many steps to reach the temple.

The view from the top of the hill was great and mesmerising.

After visiting Yoga Narasimha Swamy temple, the next place we wanted to visit was Chaluvanarayana Swamy temple. We reached the temple premises and got to know that the temple was closed till 4:00 P.M. We had plenty of time till the temple reopened. Meanwhile we came in contact with a local guide who said, he’d be showing the surrounding places and also take us to the nearby restaurant for lunch.

We headed to Ananda Mess for lunch. They served Puliyogare, curd rice and Sakkare Pongal. The Sakkare Pongal was delicious,while the Puliyogare and curd rice were pretty normal to the taste buds.

Post lunch we headed to Akkana Kola and Tangiya Kola, which were the two Kalyanies a.k.a. pond. The lady who looks after the business of the pond said the story behind the nomenclature of the pond.

Post that we headed to Raya Gopura, on the way we witnessed another temple and a statue of Ramanujacharya.

We finally reached Raya Gopura and the sight was amazing.

After spending some time at the Raya Gopura we came back to the premises of Chaluvanarayana temple.

We waited at the temple premises untill the hands of our watch hit 4:00 P.M. The temple gates were opened at 4:00 P.M.,we had a good look of the deity and then we headed to Manavalamamuni Sannidhi. We offered our prayers to the deity and left back to our car. We bid adieu to our guide Mr. Daasappa and started the ignition.

Meanwhile it started to pour as we headed back to Bengaluru. We had a quick stop at Maddur for some snacks and coffee.

The temperature got really low as it poured and finally we reached back to Bengaluru to our cosy home.

Well folks that was it for this post. See you next time with a different one. Byeeee 🙂

Partying – The New Way of Doing Business

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. In this post we’ll have a look at how partying is the new way of doing business.

Well, I mentioned new way but to be honest it isn’t new way, people have been using party as a medium to promote their business since time immemorial. When you visit a party you get to meet people and you get to tell them about your business and also get informed about the latter’s business. This could come in handy to spearhead your business and grow your profits.

Recently I headed to a party that was organised by a Facebook group, in which my dad was an active member. Being an introvert I initially didn’t like the idea of attending the party but after thinking for a while, I thought that I could advertise my blog to the attendees of the party and hence I decided to go for the party.

The party was great and one of the conversation starters post asking the name was ‘What do you do ?’. Well that’s when everyone described their business. And to my surprise my dad got an offer for joint venture of 12 acre land, whoa !!!. Besides this another cool thing that awed me was how fluently everyone marketed their business. Well, as a newbie there were plenty of lessons that I gained from attending this party, it could be the pace at which one should talk, the body language and gestures etc., to mention a few.

Well folks, that was it for this post, see you next time with a different one, byeeeee 🙂

Making Time for Side Hustle

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. In today’s post we are going to have a look at making time for side hustle.

Most people spend their time on daily commute and hence a lot of time goes down the drain. One good thing to do to save time is to find a home or PG close to your office, so that you can utilise the extra time saved, to work on your side business. Some of you mayn’t like this idea because a home close to your office could be quite expensive. And an answer to this is “You should concentrate on how to earn more money instead of sobbing over the money spent”. However, if you still wish to commute, you could spend that time listening to podcasts related to your side hustle or read quality content on the internet, provided you aren’t driving.

The next thing you could do is to make some time during the lunch break to work on your side hustle. You could spend the little time available to check on your emails, social media etc.

Another cool thing to do is, to head over to a food court or coffee shop post office hours, to get your work done and then go to your home post the completed work.

Many spend time on thinking what to cook, in order to mitigate this, one can prepare a food chart that reads what food should be cooked on what day and ensure that the essential grocery isn’t out of stock. In this way you could get some extra time for your side hustle.

Another way in which you can save time is, to go shopping on week days so that you don’t have to spend time in queues which are pretty common on weekends. Also find stores closer to your home and order online.

The next thing to do is to get enough sleep. When you get enough sleep you are in a position to make better decisions and also you are away from burnouts. Also it’s good to find out your best productive hours and work based on that because some are more charming and cheerful during the day and some are nocturnal lads.

Another tip is, to start your hustle quite early in life. Most businesses require a gestation period, only after which it becomes a huge hit. So by starting early in life you could go the slow and steady way to grow your business, rather than starting late in life and hustling all day and night.

The next tip is to say NO to useless and less important tasks that drains your time and energy and instead hangout with friends who share similar interests as yours. In this way you’d be spending quality time and learning stuff even when you are on weekend hangouts, long drives etc.

The next suggestion is, don’t open the email or messengers when you don’t have time to reply. When you do the aforementioned you’d not have to open emails or messengers twice (once to view and once to reply).

The next tip is, to love what you do. When you embrace your work, you don’t find it tiresome. Also you could make the time spent on less important tasks to generate revenue. For example, you may love watching TV shows. You can write reviews on TV shows and if your reviews are good you may generate revenue through large traffic to your reviews.

The last tip is, to convert your side hustle into your full time hustle when the revenue is stable and good enough to make a living.

Well folks, that was it for this post. See you next time with a different post. Byeeeeee 🙂