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Night trekking @ Skandagiri Hills

Skandagiri Hill is situated in Chikballapur district of Karnataka, which is approximately 70 km from Bangalore. Skandagiri is also known as Kalavara Durga. The peak is at an altitude of about 1350 metres.
It was an amazing adventurous night trekking experience. We were a group of three friends and joined a group of five law students at the base. 
One of the ancient and oldest mutt of Karnataka - Papagni Mutt is located at the base.
Skandagiri trek is a moderately difficult trek, but if you are trekking in night you need to be extra cautious.
We started our journey towards the zenith at around 1:45 AM. It was a beautiful night with a bit strong breeze and a very light drizzle. Stretches were a bit slippery due to the rain. So, we were climbing slowly and cautiously, relaxing after every 15-20 minutes of climb. 
Finally we reached at the top and it took around 3 hours, for us, to reach to the top. 
We stayed there for quite some time ( around 3 hours) - enjoyed the Campfire, hot maggie and te…

Three Double Tons - Which one is the best ?

It was November 2 - still one more day for Diwali - but, every Indian, whether sitting in M. Chinnaswamy or in their homes - glued to their TV screens, were watching the fireworks showering and thundering in and around the Chinnaswamy Stadium. 

It was the last ODI (One Day International) of 7 match India vs Australia Star Sports Cricket Series and both the teams were 2-2 in the series before the match. India was batting first and then came a magnificent double ton knock (209) from Rohit Sharma. It was, only the third ODI double century and interestingly, all three by Indians. India ultimately claimed 57-run victory in match and eventually won the series title despite some heroics by James Faulkner.

Other two double ton knocks - first one from The Little MasterSachin Tendulkar and second one from Multan ke SultanVirendra Sehwag.

On 24th February 2010 at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Sachin became the first batsman on the planet to get the elusive double hundred in an ODI against South Africa.…