Friday, June 30, 2006

Sweet World...

Jumbo fizzy bubble bottles, fried eggs, tangy apples, giant snakes, dentures, friendship rings.. one look at them and you can’t wait to pop them into your mouth! Surprised? Well, you wouldn’t be if you saw such colourful and mouth-watering candies at Sweet World, the only exclusive candy store of Bangalore.
Launched recently at Forum Mall in Koramangala, Sweet World offers more than 100 varieties of world-class candies imported from companies in Europe, that come in all possible shapes and colours. more >>
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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Kharapuri...a puffed rice snack...

Puffed rice is usually made by heating rice kernels under high pressure in the presence of steam. Puffed rice is used in various breakfast cereals, and is also a popular street food in various parts of the world. It is an ingredient of bhel puri, a popular Indian chaat item. Puffed rice is referred to as mur mure in some parts of India. different varieties of Masala and spices are added to enrich the taste.
Here is a vendor selling it for Rs.5 in lalbagh, for the people who like to munch something while they are outdoors, kahrapuri is the choice of many... though The method of manufacturing puffed rice varies from location to location, it is very famous ingredient of indian snacks.. Checkout the Recipe here...
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Lalbagh Lake...

The Lalbagh Gardens has a beautiful lake .... more on lalbagh>>
This magnificient surroundings attract lot of people and related activities cherishing the spirit of bangalore, read through this to explore more...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Mannequins - at Forum...

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a beautiful Swaroski crystal at a display in Forum Mall....
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Monday, June 26, 2006

Artful Auto's.....Autorickshaw art!!

What is autorickshaw art?The autorickshaws have a canvas where the drivers get creative and put what they like most on it. here is what i could find out in one...

An autorickshaw is basically a small motorcycle with a back seat and a cover on top of it. They have three wheels (and are often refered to as three wheelers.) The characteristics of an auto ride is that it is bumpy, loud, and smelly, and depending on the mood of the driver and the traffic, it can be as scary as hell.

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Forum Mall....

"The Forum" in Koramangala offers people not just a shopping experience, but several options from food to entertainment. Sources say it could well be on of the biggest malls in India with an area of around 650,000 lakh sq ft and parking of 300,000 sq ft where around 800 cars can be comfortably parked. Some of the biggest brands in the City are swearing by this upmarket mall. The ‘who’s who’ in the fashion, food and lifestyle retail business are talking about the virtues of sharing space at The Forum. Brands like West Side, Landmark, Reebok, Adidas, Cafe Day, Bose, Sangeetha, Lee, Wrangler, William Penn, Pepe Jeans, Archies have set up shop here while the rest are getting ready to do the same.
Bangaloreans are making a beeline to The Forum to get a feel of the ‘special’ shopping experience it promises. Situated next to Prestige Acropolis on Hosur Road in Koramangala, you just cannot miss its eye-catching facade.
The mall is split into four levels. Level 1: Apparel, luxury goods. Level 2: Women’s wear, casual wear, footwear. Level 3: Landmark, food courts. Level 4: The multiplex with seven normal and four deluxe screens, having a seating capacity of around 30 to 120 people. Besides, there is also the Central Atrium for exhibitions. In fact, one of the highlights of this mall is the unique parking facility. Something like a drive-in theatre, it allows a shopper to drive right into the mall, park his vehicle and walk just a few steps to enter the shop of his choice.

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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Clay Magic - 2

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Time off...

Construction workers take time off ....bangalore has experienced teriffic growth in contruction industry and as the work involves manual labour these folks are running busy schdules from one site to another.....
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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Pottery Shoppe....

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Friday, June 23, 2006

ISKON Temple....

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also known as 'the Hare Krishna' was founded in 1966 by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. While some classified the sect as a new religious movement, its core philosophy is based on scriptures such as the Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam, both of which date back thousands of years. The distinctive appearance of the movement and its culture come from the Gaudiya Vaishnavism tradition, which has had adherents in India ever since the late 1400s.
ISKCON was formed to spread the practice of '
Bhakti Yoga' (The Yoga of Devotion); wherein aspirant devotees (Bhaktas) dedicate their thoughts and actions towards pleasing the Supreme Lord, Krishna (seen as non-different to God). More >>

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Farm Fresh...

when you drive few kilometers aways from the city, roadside stalls welcome the travellers with fresh offering from the farms of the household we encountered had wonderful mangos to offer..... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Indian street food, (a.k.a Chaat..)which is a way of life to a majority of us Indians, offers a rich tapestry of myriad flavors that are not only mouth watering but comparatively light on the pocket too..
Indian street food boasts of a number of snack based items or finger foods such as aloo tikki,
mirchi bajji, pakodas, wadas, while some are almost mini meals by themselves, like pav bhaji, dahi bhalla, dahi chaat and papdi chaat. Go to any busy street in a small town or a big city and you’re bound to find rows of street food hawkers cooking the food right before your eyes and selling delectable delicacies that are sure to fire your appetite, leaving you no choice but to want to bite into those hard-to-resist heavenly temptations.
Bhel is a perfect example of such hard-to-resist street food fare (appetizer) and makes a great mouth watering evening snack or salad. It’s a combination of flavors between crispy crushed peanuts, onions, tomatoes, raw mango, fresh coriander leaves, puffed rice and garnished with a tantalizing tamarind chutney and masalas.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Clay houses ....

Many villages around bangalore, just outskirts of 30-35kms still have traditional houses made of clay bricks, clay plastering and clay tiles for the roof.... Posted by Picasa

Clay Magic - 1

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Sculptor at work in Pottery Town....

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Monday, June 19, 2006


Karnataka is a progressive state in the field of modern horticulture in the country. The diverse agro-ecological conditions prevailing in Karnataka has made it possible to grow different types of horticultural crops such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, plantation crops, root and tuber crops, medicinal and aromatic crops etc. Karnataka is the 3rd largest producer of fruits and stands 5th position in area and production of vegetable crops. The Department of Horticulture acts as the facilitator for creation of infrastructure facilities for marketing of fruits and vegetables in the state. The Department of Agricultural Marketing is also handles the notified Fruits and Vegetables in the state through APMC’S. The Department promoted HOPCOMS – a Co-operative society for marketing of horticultural produce in Bangalore which handles a quantity of 100 Metric tones of fruits and vegetables per day. More >>

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Shop on wheels...

opportunities available where you seek..... an eager attempt to make living by selling the stuff to household keeping the costs down...
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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Bangalore Birds > Brahminy Kite...

Nearly 350 species of birds have been recorded from the Bangalore region of which around 60 species may be seen with ease. Some of the favourite birding locations in and around Bangalore include..
Nandi Hills - (50 km away) a good habitat for thrushes and forest birds
Lal Bagh Botanical gardens - provides garden and wetland habitats
Thippagondanahalli reservoir - (30 km away) deep water lake with open countryside (permission required)
Hebbal Lake - wetland with numerous waterbirds, especially good in winter
Puttenahalli Lake - near Yelahanka - small waterbody with surprising birdlife
Bannerghatta National Park - scrub and forest habitat (permission required)
The Valley School - scrub and forest habitat (private property)
UAS-GKVK campus - scrub and agricultural land (permission required)
UAS-Hebbal campus - agricultural and garden land (permission required)
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Annachi, One of the Specials ....

Based on a recomendation for focus on Indian cuisine,Here is a snapshot of Pepper Mutton and Seer fish Curry served in Annachi.. ...More on Annachi >>
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Annachi, for the ambience and Chettinad food...

Annachi specializes in Chettinad cuisine from the state of Tamil Nadu. Many a chettinad cook has melted the palates of international clientele, they woo: at their entrepreneurial restaurants. Chettinad food, now is one of the many reasons why people get to know Chettinad. Chettinad food is essentially spicy, with a standard full meal consisting of cooked dhal, eggplant (brinjal) curry, drumstick sambar, ghee for flavouring rice, and sweet meats like payasam and paal paniyaram.
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Friday, June 16, 2006

Glass house in Lalbaug ....

Just to add one more perspective to the details on Lalbaug Glass house posted earlier....
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Granitic Rocks in Lalbaug....

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

The "Vidhan Saudha" of Bangalore,Karnataka

The Vidhan Sabha also known as Legislative Assembly is the lower house of state legislature in India. Members of the Vidhan Sabha are direct representatives of the people of the particular state as they are directly elected by an electorate consisting of all adult citizens of that state. More >>

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