Saturday, October 4, 2014

STEVE BORGIA

Creator - Mentor - Developer

 Perhaps it is his passion that has got him to accept offices in bodies like INDIAN HERITAGE HOTEL ASSOCIATION, ECO-TOURISM SOCIETY OF INDIA, UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES etc., Steve Borgia is not only the country's pioneer in rural tourism, but also so very graciously travels several thousand miles professing his knowledge, experience etc. in Europe and Asia. But his focus remains in rural India and is always creative centric. He not only inspires but helps people manifest their desires. Especially the youth. He makes it appear like magic. And most importantly makes finance a non issue.



                                                                                                                      
Steve Borgia TODAY:
“He is just not a professor…but a motivator, leaving behind testimonies on roads traveled. His book "MAN & TREE" documents a bit of his magic and all his projects have inspired hundreds of hotel entrepreneurs and others, especially the first time ones, the young and the ones not born with a golden spoon."

"TALK OR THINK TOURISM, THE MAN IS THERE. CENTER STAGE SPEAKER. SO INSPIRING AND CONVINCING. AND WHEN HE IS DONE.. THE LISTENERS FLOCK TO HIM TO COMPLIMENT, TO CONNECT ETC…. FOR A VERY SIMPLE REASON... HE SPEAKS WHAT HE DOES AND IS SO WILLING TO SHARE…" 

""STEVE HAS CREATED SEVERAL HOTELS".
ALL KNOWN TO THE WORLD.
SEASONED TRAVELLERS AND HOTELIERS SWEAR BY THEM.
EACH OF THEM HAVE A STORY. A CAUSE AND A STYLE.
STORIES ARE ALL MAGICAL.
THE CAUSE IS CERTAINLY PEOPLE, RURAL & CREATIVE CENTRIC."

"LISTEN TO HIM ON STAGE,
HIS ENERGIES ARE INSPIRING,
AND YOU ARE INSTANTLY FLYING HIGH,
LOOKING NOT FOR MONEY
BUT BRICK AND MORTAR."

"THE INNER ENGINEERING HE DOES TO THE LISTENER
RE-ENGINEERS ENGINEERING.
FROM THEN ON LIFE BECOMES SO SIMPLE
AND NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!"


“THE STANDING OVATION OFFERED  TO MR.BORGIA BY ALL THE MEMBERS ATTENDING THIS CONFERENCE OBVIOUSLY  MAKES HIM  A ROCK STAR. THE FACT THAT HE HEADS THE ECOTOURISM SOCIETY OF INDIA AND PLAYS KEY ROLE IN  THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON WORLD HERITAGE MATTERS IN INDIA AND THE INDIAN HERITAGE HOTELIERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA… ALL AT THE SAME TIME TALKS OF HIS COMMITMENT. BEYOND ALL THIS HE PIONEERED RURAL TOURISM IN INDIA NOT TO SET ANOTHER BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIAN HOTELIERS BUT  BECAUSE HE SAW THE IGNORED  FAST DISAPPEARING VILLAGES OF INDIA AS A TREASURE TROVE THAT HOUSED HER LIVING HERITAGE. A MASTER STROKE TO  PRESERVE AND CONSERVE THEM. THE REAL FEATHER IS HIS LIFESTYLE AND HIS HOME. FROM THE REALMS OF THE CAPITAL TO THE REMOTEST VILLAGE. I CAN SEE HIS NEW FOUND RURAL HOME A SUSTAINABLE MODEL TOWN OF INDIA.LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE RAISE AGAIN AND PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER TO THIS INSPIRATION.”









Introduction to STEVE BORGIA:
Mr. Steve Borgia is currently the Chairman & Managing Director of INDeco Leisure Hotels.  INDeco is “INDIA ECOLOGY”, a tourism company with National interest. And also the only Indian Hotel group to win the distinguished “Global Eco Tourism Award and Winners of Embassy Nomination for American Museum Partnership”.His pioneering rural tourism in India has been  one of his most significant contributions to TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT in India.
Steve Borgia wears several caps. But all through carries the INDOLOGIST one. Whether at the UN, Government of India, Press, Films, Hotels or the Corporate, he moves beyond competition, finding a unique position. His companies and concepts are people centric. Creating INDeco Hotels Swamimalai, INDeco Hotels Mahabalipuram and INDeco’s Lake Forest Hotel, India’s unique heritage hotel is a landmark. Later it being India’s only winner of the Global Eco Tourism Award is a testimony. Making these heritage hotels accommodate, fund & operate the Steve Borgia's Indian Heritage Museum, is a Master Stroke born out of his acumen for Business and his concern for humanity at large. INDeco is currently in the process of creating two more heritage hotels, one in Chettinad and the other in Madurai, to complete the Tamilnadu heritage circuit. Highly committed to ecology and heritage, he holds office as VICE PRESIDENT in the INDIAN HERITAGE HOTELS ASSOCIATION . He is also a founder member and the current PRESIDENT of the ECOTOURISM SOCIETY OF INDIA.CHAIRMAN OF THE RURALTOURISM SOCIETY OF INDIA. He is also the MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE WORLD HERITAGE MATTERS under the aegis of THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE.Each Hotel created by him has a value,a purpose and a message.The most accaliamed is INDeco Hotels Swamimalai.This rural hotels not only pioneered rural tourism in the country but alsi significantly took the percapita income in the region beyond expectation.
He is best known as the fire brand President & CEO of the then debt ridden Sterling Resorts, which he pulled from near grave. INDeco is also the winner of distinguished NATIONAL TOURISM AWARD for 2010.
Whatever he did & does, seem unique but always people centric. Today he is not only known for his business acumen but also for his leadership skills. The employees and the members of Sterling still swear by him. Beyond Sterling, his life and career have been extremely colorful.
He has authored several books and established several Museums.
‘The Hare & the Tortoise’ for young managers, is one of the books which made its mark, foreword by none less than Deepak Chopra, the International management Guru.
“PIGEONS TO POST” his coffee table book recording the evolution of Indian Postal History won him accolades across the globe. This coffee-table book was launched at INDIPEX 2011, a global meet of postal institutions in New Delhi, inaugurated by the President of India on 12th February 2011. Honorable Minister did the honors of releasing the book.
A born artist and a great lover of people and this country, especially the youth of India…
The Steve Borgia's Indian Heritage Museum involves into Research, Restoration, Conservation and Propagation. The recently organized Museum Show titled, “The British Left Behind”, is a unique Concept of taking Museum to people. You can view our website at www.indecohotels.com. He is widely travelled and also travels extensively lecturing on subjects like SUSTAINABLE TOURISM, ECOLOGY, ARCHAEOLOGY and CREATIVE BUSINESS CONCEPTS.
He lives in Chennai with his wife Dr. Vidhya and daughters Chandini and Sahana.



HERE IS A LISTING OF SOME OF HIS BLOGS:



NDTV news story of PIGEONS TO POST,a coffee table book authored by SB On the 4000 odd years of postal history. Applauded as one of the best tributes to POSTS world over.
View Steve Borgia’s recent book on stands at  www.pigeonstopost.blogspot.com


This comprehensive blog created by one of SB’s students is  a one stop shop  to know the man and understand the work he does. And more importantly his agenda for the future  
View introduction to STEVE BORGIA at  www.steveborgia.blogspot.in


An Haviland Puss Moth of the  1920s,one of the first civilian aircrafts to land In Madras Presidency. Here is the acquisition and restoration story.
View Steve Borgia's Aircraft Museum at  www.stevesindianaircraftheritagemuseum.blogspot.in


INDeco often Museum Shows as a part of its conservation programme. The blog contains a good documentation of an event conducted in Chennai.
View INDeco’s MUSEUM at  www.indecohotelsmuseum.blogspot.com


Every hotel of INDeco has a story and a connect with history. Here are blogs on the creation of each hotel.




Kumbakkonam near Tanjore ,where INDeco Hotels Swamimalai  exists with about a 1000 temples and  3 UNSECO SITES around. INDeco is in a mission to document the ones of importance.


Bhagavathamela  is  dance drama enacted by local men in the melatoor village,close to INDeco Hotels Swamimalai.A tradition since a few hundred years.The BHAKTHAPRAHALAD Natya natak is something to experience.


INDeco Hotels continuously documents temple history with the hope that one day one is able to renovate, restore and conserve atleast the ancient dilapulated temples.


Rural Tourism Society not only   aims at offering rural experiences to the seeking tourist But also doubles as an economic development tool taking their percapita income up.INDeco Hotels has proved this point in INDeco Hotels Swamimalai.


SB plays a very active  role in national bodies that deal with Ecology and Heritage.He is the current President of ECOTOURISM SOCIETY OF INDIA and the VICE PRESIDENT of THE INDIAN HERITAGE HOTELS ASSOCIATION.




HON. OFFICES HELD BY STEVE BORGIA.



                                                       http://ruraltourismsocietyofindia.blogspot.in



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Very recently I was interviewed. Tourism was the subject. Yes, I do wear several hats.
Hotels,Rural Development,Unesco,Art,Culture,Heritage,Ecotourism..etc. The interviewer asked me which HAT I liked the most. Without battering my eyelid I said, "THE DADDY ONE.ITS MINE AND MINE ALONE" interestingly many of my dude friends called me to compliment me on the DADDY aspect.Dads watch out...are our kids missing us...Steve








AMONG THE MANY AWARDS INDeco HAS BEEN DECORATED.  
HERE ARE A FEW.


































RECENT TALKS / PRESENTATIONS/ LECTURES & BLOGS:




This comprehensive blog created by one of SB’s students is  a one stop shop  to know the man and understand the work he does And more importantly his agenda for the future.

www.steveborgia.blogspot.in






RECENT LECTURES / INTERVIEWS:


SB lectures worldwide on a varied subjects to a wide range of audiences.
Most often he talks with powerful image support.A few on youtube links  are here.

SB's recent collection of candid interviews. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE ! OFCOURSE IT WAS POSSIBLE !
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOsBnvqMjDYdLExVsZRShg

SB presents to architects of India the manifestation processes of his creations.at Delhi.

Museum or a Hotel? It's a MUSEUM in a HOTEL! Seriously....A real show time folks!!
SB sharing one of his famous MUSEUM in INDeco Leisure Hotels Swamimalai.
THAGAVAL ARIVOM...
https://youtu.be/7RS8WZ0lJiQ

SB presenting WORLD's SMALLEST GRAMAPHONE in INDeco Hotels SWAMIMALAI !!
A true WONDER...
https://youtu.be/eDxk8ifKKYg

SB sharing - The MANIFESTATION of his simple IDEA...A true INSPIRATION.
https://youtu.be/s9omb6PA8WQ

SB on TEDx YOUTH  talk @ annaikatti. On MAGIC & MANIFESTATION.

SB on a marathon talk to THE MADRAS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION on
MANIFSTATION OF HUMAN  DESIRES.

ECOTOURISM SOCIETY and MOT signs an MOU to execute a ten year road map for india.
http://traveltv.news/video/episode-175-mar-16

SB's speech - Responsiblity of cherishing our HERITAGE @ The Tamil Heritage Trust
https://youtu.be/-URAjFy7oS4

SB's talk to STELLA MARIS COLLEGE STUDENTS - Students were amazingly inspired !
https://youtu.be/KDM3fOpKp-k

NDTV news story of PIGEONS TO POST,a coffee table book authored by SB On the 4000 odd years of postal history.Applauded as one of the best tributes to POSTS world over.


Indian Heritage Hotels Association

Indian Association of Tour Operators

International Sustainable Tourism @ GUJARAT

Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Associations of India


HOTELS CREATED BY STEVE BORGIA

www.indecohotels.com





RECENT CREATIONS:

A MAGICAL RENOVATION HAS TURNED INDeco HOTELS MAHABALIPURAM  INTO THE MOST CHARMING HOTEL OF THE HERITAGE TOWN. EVEN THOUGH THE HOTEL LOOKS 5 STAR….THE TARIFF  REMAINS THE SAME.

TO VIEW THE ENTIRE ALBUM, CLICK THE LINK GIVEN BELOW :



PALACE BLOCK @ INDeco HOTELS SWAMIMALAI









Even as a child, when all my friends wanted to be engineers, astronauts, postman,engine drivers, doctors, pilots…all I wished was to be a Maharaja. Laughter was always the response when I said that. My kid friends mistook my desire as greed for money. Contrarily, I wanted to be a king to preserve a part of this beautiful earth in its own glory - rain, sunshine, deer, peacocks, flowers, birds, rainbows, happiness, plenty of smiles, abundant food…It is divine grace that ordained INDeco the ownership of this sacred piece of earth. Here, I have sown my desire – All of it. All of us at INDeco consider this our vocation and strive not only to conserve but to rebuild it to what it was long long ago…I have sensed the aroma of our Gods all over here. And some guests too. A very senior judge of the Supreme court of India said ‘….among other things I believe that the Gods too must be coming here to rest’. Interestingly, this estate did not come to our custody at one instance. It is an evolution that started in 1994 and continues until this very day. Even as recent as October 2014 a local Muslim sold us his heritage. Same goes true for the collections in THE STEVE BORGIA’S INDIAN HERITAGE MUSEUM. A press statement called this the single largest collection of museum artefacts by any civilian. And the Royalty compliments us for so painstakingly bringing all this together and declared the collection to be larger than that of any single palace in the country. Frankly, I cannot imagine that I have collected all this. Then how. The answer to all this is DIVINE GRACE.


This estate here compromises various segments:    
THE ANCIENT HERITAGE VILLAGE
THE ELITE HERITAGE BUNGALOWS
THE 1896 TANJORE BUNGALOW
THE ZAMIN BLOCK
KANCHI PARAMACHARYA ABODE
THE MINT PALACE
THE PALACE BLOCK
Each of them has a relevance to this land and a
purpose a story of evolution and a history behind.


CHOLAN MAALIGAI THE PALACE BLOCK

What a paradox. Or is it destiny. You are now standing on a space that is said to have once housed a mandap belonging to a Muslim community. It is told that a mosque is buried in the vicinity. Strangely, that the adjoining space was an ancestral home of a devout Brahman, Srinivasan Iyer. That’s not all. The foundation was laid in 1894, the year of birth of the great Hindu pontiff Paramacharya. The house came to my custody in 1994, the year of death of the great pontiff, to contain these lovely rooms for you.

There is more. In 2014 we decided to resurrect the ancient Muslim dinning quarters. On completion, we found the building just walking into the abode of Hindu pontiff. I see this as destiny. I am neither an architect nor an engineer, energy drives me. I have no capability to alter. How wonderful are the ways of GOD….if we just let go. LET GO...He knows best. WHAT MANIFESTS IS WHAT YOU DESIRE - Steve Borgia

















ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN TAMILNADU....
2016..OH WHAT A LEARNING.




TAMILNADU IS ONE OF INDIA’S BEST STATES.BLESSED ABUNDANTLY. 
“THANGATHAMILAGAHAM”…..NOW ON THE VERGE OF SELF DESTRUCTION. 
I DO NOT WANT TO BLAME ANYONE.CORRUPTION IS ONE OF THE CULPRITS. 
NON GOVERNANCE IS THE OTHER.THE EDUCATED ONES HAVE MOVED AWAY.PROBABLY GIVEN UP. 
THE YOUNG ARE HIGHLY CONCERNED…BUT RUN AWAY OVERSEAS AND DO NOT WANT TO RETURN. 
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS THE POLITICIAN EMERGED FROM AMONG THE SOCIAL WORKERS. 
TODAY…WE ALL KNOW.THROUGH ELECTIONS THEY SEEK POWER.AND NOT THE RIGHT TO GOVERN.PITY. 
ALL OF US ARE TO BE BLAMED TOO. 
VERY BEUTIFULLY THE EDUCATED,THE CONCERNED,THE HONEST HAVE BEEN MARGINALISED. 
OR HAVE THEY THEMSELVES MOVED AWAY IN DESPAIR. 
IT IS SAD.AND WE HAVE BEEN SAYING SO FOR AGES. 

LIKE ALL OF YOU…I TOO LOVE MY COUNTRY.I AM IN MAINSTREAM BUSINESS. 
AND WORK ON SEVERAL HONORORY ASSIGNMENTS FOR GOVT. OF INDIAI,UN ETC. 
PIONEERED RURAL TOURISM IN INDIA FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND OFFERING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES . 
RECENTLY WATCHED THE FILM GANDI ON MY WAY BAC FROM EUROPE IN THE PLANE. WEPT IN SHAME. 
LATER SAW A FORWARD OF SOME POLITICAL LEADERS BEHAVIOUR IN TAMILNADU… 
I AM TRULY ASHAMED. 
I WEPT NON STOP OF GUILT.AM I SELFISH.I SEE MANY PEOPLE LIKE ME. SAY THE SAME. 
I RATHER DIE HAVING ATTEMPTED SOME THING ABOUT THIS THAN ENJOY THE CURRENT COMFORT ZONE. 
THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE LIKE ME.. 
BUT FEAR,INSECURITY AND THE BIGNESS OF THE ISSUE ..KEEPS THEM AWAY 

IF AT ALL THIS COUNTRY HAS TO CHANGE…THERE ARE TWO NETWORKS THAT CAN ISTANTLY WORK. 
ONE THE ROTARY AND TWO THE STUDENT COMMUNITY. 
I BELIEVE IN THE YOUTH.SUPER RESPONSIBLE LOT LESS HYPOCRITE THAN THE OLDER GENERATIONS. 
IF THEY LOVE THE COUNTRY …THEY WILL SHOW IT.I BELIEVE IN THEM. 

I DON’T KNOW WHO WILL COME OUT TO SUPPORT. 
I NOW,HAVE THE IDEA.AN APOLITICAL ONE.RESPONSIBLE TOO. 
WANT TO MAKE IT WORK.PLEASE JOIN. 
WHAT IF WE FAIL.THEN WE REST WITH THE GOOD THOUGHT. 
ATLEAST WE TRIED. 

GANDHI UNITED INDIA AND DROVE OUT THE BRITISH.. 
NOT POLITICALLY….BUT WITH AN APOLITICAL IDEA. 

NOW…POWER AND GOVERANCE IS NOT WE NEED TO WORK FOR. 
LET THE POLITICIANS GOVERN.IT IS HIS JOB. 
BUT CORRUPTION IS THAT WE NEED TO FIGHT. 
WE NEED TO PUT THEM IN PLACE.GOVERN THOSE WHO ARE GOVERNING. 
LETS PUT THE FEAR BACK. 
WE WILL JUST SHOW THE SAMPLE NOW IN THIS ELECTION.HERE IS THE PLAN. 

SO LETS PUT ONE CANDIDATE..IN ONE CONSTITUENCY. 
UNITE THE PEOPLE.WIN .WE NEED TO SHOW THE DISPLEASURE OF THE CITIZEN AS A WHOLE. 
WIN THAT ONE SEAT IN A MANNER THAT THE OTHER PARTIES SHOULD LOSE THEIR DEPOSIT. 
AND IF THE PARTY THAT DOES COME TO POWER DOES NOT GOVERN WITHOUT CORRUPTION…. 
THEN LETS TAKE IT ACROSS TAMILNADU IN THE NEXT ELECTION. 
WORK HARD.PREPARE OURSELVES TO GOVERN IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. 
AND BE DONE WITH THIS TRIBE.BE DONE WITH CORRUPTION. 
TRUTH WILL WIN.YOUNG PEOPLE WILL TAKE OVER. 
WE THEN HAVE FIVE YEARS TO TAKE OVER. 

I AM VERY CLEAR. 
WE ARE NOT POLITICIANS 
AND WE ARE NOT HERE TO GOVERN 
BUT LET THE POLITICIAN KNOW 
WE CAN AND WE WILL IF NEED BE. 
THE POLITICIAN..IS TOO CLEVER ..HE MAY KILL IT 
BUT ATLEAST WE WILL REST IN PEACE THAT WE TRIED 
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,WE CAN ALSO FAIL. 
WE CAN ALSO BECOME CORRUPT.WORSE. 
BUT BE SURE THAT THERE WILL EMERGE ANOTHER GROUP TO FIGHT AND NOT FEAR. 
THIS IS VICTORY. 

SO NOW….. 
LETS CHOOSE ONE CONSTITUENCY. 
CHOSE A CANDIDATE. 
SUPPORT HIM AS INDEPENDENT. 
WORK DECENTLY FOLLOWING ALL PARAMETERS. 
WIN.WIN GREAT. 
IF ALL GOES WELL ALL CONTESTING PARTIES SHOULD LOSE THEIR DEPOSIT. 
OUR CANDIDATE WILL SIT IN THE ASSEMBLY AS A REMINDER. 
LETS SHOW WAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE REACT. 
WE NEED TO BE APOLITICAL IN OUR APPROACH. 
AND WE WILL 
THE HOUR IS NOW. 





A VERY COMMITTED AND ENLIGHTENED GROUP OF PEOPLE MET AS SCHEDULED.THANKS.
INSTITUTIONAL,BUSINESS,SOCIAL WORKERS,NGO’S,YOUTH LEADERS, OPINION LEADERS.
NEVER DID I SEE SO MUCH OF CONCERN CAPSULED IN PASSION FOR THE NATION.THE ICING 
WAS THE ENTRY OF SEASONED AND YOUNG  LEADERS ASSOCIATED WITH ANNAJI AND KEJERIWAL.
AMAZING EQUAL NUMBER OF WOMEN.HONESTLY THERE IS AN ENERGY LOCK.AS OF NOW.
SO MUCH OF CONCENSUS. ABOUT 9  NGO GROUPS HAV COME ON BOARD.
END OF THE SESSION 6 MAJOR DECISIONS WERE MADE.
1.VELACHERRY MLA CONSTITUENCY.HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED TO CONTEST.THIS COMPRISES OF BEASANT NAGAR,ADYAR,A BIT OF MYLAPORE ETC.
2.THE CANDIDATE SHOULD NOT ONLY WIN ..BUT WIN IN A MANNER THAT ALL OTHER CONTESTANTS LOSE DEPOSIT.
3.AND FINALLY..SHRI.RAJA KRISHNAMOORTHY HAS BEEN UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDED TO BE THE CANDIDATE.A TEAM WILL MEET HIM THIS MORNING AND CONVINCE HIM TO CONTEST.
4.THIS VICTORY SHOULD ONLY BE A SAMPLE OF WAT THE COMMUNITIES CAN DO.
5.FIGHTING CORRUPTION IS OUR GOAL.SEEK NO POWER NOW.
6.YES.IF NEED BE WE WILL SEEK POWER.BUT ONLY AFTER PREPARING FOR 5 FULL YEARS.
 FRIENDS..THIS IS FOR NOW.I WILL KEEP OTHERS IN OUR GROUP  POSTED.









YES .OUR EXPERIMENT FAILED.BUT WE  ATLEAST TRIED.SURE THERE WAS IMMENSE LEARNING..HATS OFF TO THE POLITICAL SYSTEM CREATED BY OUR DAYS POLITICIAN.AMAZING NETWORK.HE HAS A WAY FOR ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING...BUT TO GOVERN...LETS SEE IF WE CAN SPRING UP WITH YET ANOTHER IDEA FOR THE PARLIMENTARUY ELECTIONS.WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.




RECENT BOOKS:

















                                                                          






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INDeco HOTELS PICTORIAL ALBUM:



CREATION STORY OF HOTELS: 

Click on the image above to view the manifestations
 at INDeco Hotels Swamimalai, INDeco Hotels Mahabalipuram
 and INDeco's Lake forest Yercaud.



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 Hi Resolution Photo Album for INDeco Hotels Swamimalai, Mamallapuram & Yercaud


  
Temples Around Kumbakonam by Steve Borgia







THE ABOVE IS A SAMPLE OF WORKS DONE TO DOCUMENT TEMPLES IN AND AROUND KUMBAKONNAM...FOR THE ENTIRE LISTING PLEASE VIST THE BLOG:










































                                                                                                                                                 (Click on the image above)

                                    www.templesaroundkumbakonam.weebly.com



                                                                                                                                                                                      
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...NOW!


1. RAINBOW @ THE MINT PALACE IN INDeco HOTELS SWAMIMALAI.


The MINT PALACE in Chennai, which once held the light house for the British, on Mint Street, was recovered by us, and is being restored at INDeco Hotels Swamimalai, stone by stone. We have also managed to create rain, enhancing the beauty of this lovely structure! As we were bathing in this joy, one day, we had a guest from a fantasy world! MR. RAINBOW appeared!  



  THE STORY OF THE MINT PALACE





                                                                          THE AMAZING MINT PALACE.THE ONCE  HOME OF 
                                                                          A CURRENCY MINTER OF THE BRITISH.DESTINED  TO
                                                                          BE DEMOLISHED.SHAME..MAKING WAY FOR A MALL



DEMOLITION IN PROCESS.SADLY.COURT ATTEMTS FAIL.


INDeco AQUIRES THE PALACE.ABOUT A 100 CRAFTSMEN UNDO THE STRUCTURE.


ABOUT 120 LORRY TRIPS TRANPORT  THIS TREASURE TO SAFTEY


THE SLEEPING MINT PALACE.IN THE GARDENS OD INDeco HOTELS  IN SWAMIMALAI.


       WWW.INDECOHOTELS.COM.....STONES STILL BREATHING.       

 

WOW AGAIN A 100 RURAL CRAFTSMEN PUTTING IT TO SHAPE.


DESTINY OR COURAGE

                            


   NOT A STONE LOST.NO BINDING AGENT.WONDER OR MARVEL. WE GAVE IT SOME   


                                                                                         AND GOD PUT A RAINBOW.



   HEAVENS DID THE DANCE.MAY IT HAPPEN TO ALL 







PANGS OF PASSION

NEARLY AFTER 6 YEARS OF SLEEPING IN THE ESTATE GARDENS OF INDeco HOTELS SWAMIMALAI,THE  STONES OF THE SLEEPING MINT PALACE ASSEMBLED AND ROSE TO WHAT IT WAS IN THE MOST MAGICAL WAY...TO DAY, THE WORLD SALUTES HER. SHE STANDS THERE IN HUMBLE DIGNITY HOUSING THE HOTEL RECEPTION AND THE MUSEUM. TO THE PUBLIC IT CAN BE A MAGIC.BUT TO THE HERITAGE WORLD IT IS ONE OF INDIAS  BIGGEST HERITAGE MONUMENT TRANSLOCATION STORY.

























2. BHARATHANATYAM DANCER DEEPTHA JAYAKAR DANCING FOR A FRENCH        
    SONG.


Our cultural evenings at INDeco Hotels, Swamimalai are made joyous and colourful by our in-house Architect Kum. Deeptha Jayakar, with her scintillating Bharatanatyam dance performances. She surprises our guests every time with something extraordinary. One such episode, was when she performed for a popular French song, with some captivating moves. Click on the image to view a trailer of the performance.



3. KUMBAKONAM  BECOMES THE FIRST AND ONLY TOWN IN INDIA TO INSTALL AN  AIR-CONDITIONED BUS STOP.




Beating the summer heat, is the first Air-conditioned Bus Stop
in the country, installed in this beautiful Temple Town of Kumbakonam!







4. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE CREW SHOOT FOR HOLLYWOOD @ INDeco HOTELS     
    SWAMIMALAI


5. PALACE BLOCK @ INDeco HOTELS SWAMIMALAI  ACCOMMODATES GUESTS IN       ITS 40 PALACIAL SUITES


6. INDeco HOTELS SWAMIMALAI NOW ISSUES PERMANENT LICENSE TO THEIR  
   GUESTS TO RIDE BULLOCK CARTS



Now, @ INDeco Hotels Swamimalai, guests are allowed to ride our ancient, most fuel efficient, non-polluting transport system, THE BULLOCK CART. Those who ride it, are eligible to take back home, a Permanent License. 








7. ONE OF THE FIRST AIRCRAFTS TO LAND IN MADRAS PRESIDENCY CHECKS-IN 
    INTO THE STEVE BORGIA INDIAN HERITAGE MUSEUM AT INDeco HOTELS    
    SWAMIMALAI.



Did you know? Chettiars were one of the first to fly aircrafts in India. As part of the Steve Borgia Indian Heritage Museum (Transport Wing), we have the frame and wheels of the first aircraft that landed in Madras Presidency. And, the engine of the same is being restored in Pune, trying to bring it back to life.




8. ORGANIC FARMING PRACTICE STARTS AT INDECOHOTELS SWAMIMALAI



9. SOME OF OUR  FAVORITE BILLBOARDS THAT HAVE INSPIRED OUR GUESTS 









MENTORING
OVERSEAS
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          SB CURRICULAM VITAE
 (AS OF MAY 2016)










































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