Thursday, July 31, 2008

Daily buses...

I happened to drop someone off to Kalsipalyam bus stand and was surprised to see number of destinations the private bus operators connect to this city on daily basis... the dependency and the crowd makes me believe that this transport option due to it's demand continues to thrive...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Raksha Bandhan coming...

Festivities of Raksha Bandhan coming up in august thus shops keep prepared in advance selling 'rakhis' in the markets....

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Repose...

Peace and tranquility, perhaps better realized when gets disturbed at once. The city is normal and so it the nature. Rains have stopped and skies have cleared. A lonely Myna rests on a cable hanging out from a streetlight, quite symbolic repose after all….

Monday, July 28, 2008

Coming to terms..

Life moves on as the fear caused by the blast subsides slowly, the commercial areas such as CMH road saw some amount of crowd compared to the peak, the Monday morning though was seen almost ‘back to the normal’ with the traffic jams and delays due to them...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dark Clouds...

Perhaps not great a usual day for the city as the news comes from anther Indian city, Ahmadabad ( Gujarat) that the blast chain continues to take innocent lives. Many Bangaloreans preferred to stay indoors and continued to take calls / answer mails from friends and keens; the govt machinery continues to be alert.
I am confident that city will come to terms and catch on the routine early next week… the rain continued to cast the city with sympathetic tears with condolences to the three souls that lost their lives ….

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Bangalore Blasts...

City witnessed eight small bombs exploded in quick succession across city of Bangalore on Friday noon in a span of 30 minutes, killing a woman and wounding at least 15 people. Heavy congestion was seen on roads as people started rushing to their homes from work. Telephone networks jammed as relatives from other parts of country started calling Bangaloreans to check whereabouts and safety of their keens...

Friday, July 25, 2008

Good morning...

It continued to pour all night. The morning is damp, cold and one really needs to put an effort get out of bed... This corner tea shop provides 'hot' beverages to help warm up the mood, perhaps a common sight in the nearby localities....

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Midday meals…

A midday meal van from a charitable organization plying from their kitchen to the school carrying mid mday meal. Such initiatives are helping children going to govt schools get a quality meal at no cost as it is financed by social contributions recd from corporate houses and charities. One such great initiative worth mention here is Akshaya Patra…

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Heavy Rains...

Almost every day late evening this week, clouds thunder and it pours heavily all night. The low lying areas have already seen flooding. Perhaps monsson is catching up with it's seasonal quota for sure!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cinema Craze...

It is perhaps one of the most important attraction for school kids to see the movie stars and track the latest, these kids while on their way to school watch their favorites on a roadside movie poster ...

Monday, July 21, 2008

I BELIEVE...

So true, I BELIEVE IN BANGALORE! Some catchy advertisement creating an preempt for some product launch for sure...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Tracking Urban changes...

Venue, Gothe-Institut Bangalore @716, CMH Road witnessed an interaction with four participating artists ( photographers) who are part of the workshop that was conducted by German photographer Andrea K├╝nzig and was designed to document the changes wrought by urbanization in Indian cities - through the lens of photographers from the South Asian region.
Three of the seven participating artists were from Bangalore and thus perhaps the event helped Bangaloreans connect better…

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Evening catchup....

As the day is almost setting, the workaholics get to mingle out at corners and crossing's over some coffee and ciggies... the favorite time pass for many to catch up with friends and coworkers in the surrounding neighborhood and remained informed about the happening's around...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Skyline...

Just as the sun sets behind trees (a rare sight for many metro’s); sky continues to remain cloudy and temperatures cool the city down, i miss a hot piping coffee while traveling back from office to home!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Crafts Galore...

There are few reasons like someone’s birthday invite, weekday evening window shopping mood, my son's urge to shop etc that makes me visit few such shops that offer variety of handicrafts, the city offers avenues for different regional craft sellers to display their produce and keep pace with the growing demand for variety and vigor of craft collectors....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rush hour...

Mornings are busy perhaps to everyone! The family has limited resources and longer distance to ply. Kids may need to get dropped off to school; wife perhaps wants to be dropped near market and finally an office duty to catch!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Setting up the carts..

Early morning is the best time to catch up these carts getting ready for the customers. Fresh fruits that are carried from wholesale markets to these smaller markets are then properly set on carts. all set to start a busy selling day!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Wild Obsessions..

He and his pet seemed very close to each other, his obsession to pet a ‘tiger’ turned his pet with few brush strokes… though other street dogs kept barking on this unusual sight, his master said that the colors would fade in the next shower and he would get back all his 'barking' friends of the street…

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Drive along…

Whenever I get chance to drive along the canopies, I feel blessed, the beautiful roads of this city do provide a pleasant experience with it’s green wealth…unfortunately new roads being build may not have such a ‘wealth’ to showcase…

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bikers Shopping …

Busy market streets do not discourage few riders to make a quick buy from street carts. It convenient and functional to stop, buy and go, and when you have your mother as a pillion rider few such stops are inevitable …

Friday, July 11, 2008

Lost Childhood!!

Pace of the development sometimes carry along hidden challenges which keep surfacing now and then. There are many children who sacrifice their childhood to support themselves and their family needs, this one is seen selling things which he should be playing with at his age....

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Clay Creativity...

Passing by the old Ulsoor market, i spotted these colorful clay items mostly lamps and piggybanks. Though traditionally clay items are used at homes by many, the new colored ones keep attracting customers to give up on the plastics and reach out to clay again... perhaps long way to go 'green' again!!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Sun n Rain...

Monsoon clouds keep playing with sun on the city sky, the temperatures is nice and cool and great for a long drive…

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Shoelaces Anyone?

Tying those loose ends perhaps an opportunity here, a street seller with his large collection made me take note of the growing demand of shoes and the required supply here…

Monday, July 07, 2008

Selling Opportunities…

Searching jobs is so common that few turn these opportunities by displaying application forms and opportunities on market roads, they keep the postings updated and sell the needful applications forms to applicants that way the applicant gets information and official formatted forms at a nominal cost and the seller makes his living on the thriving demands and regular supply of info…

Sunday, July 06, 2008

One for the Road…

Selling fruits per kg or per piece is old story, the wholesalers have them grouped and sold together is a regular practice… which one is your pick from this??

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Point to Point…

With the growing needs of commuting, many comfortable options are made available. The air-conditioned radio taxi service (Rs.15 per km) is seen catching up, be it a long journey to airport (40kms avg from city center) to any criss cross direction preference towards them is growing ..

Friday, July 04, 2008

Making it work!!

Live in and make a living! Life continues to be challenging, so is the spirit of the entrepreneurs making most of it! This peanut seller used every opportunity to sell his peanuts in a parking lot!!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Clouds n Thunder...

Rain and thunders, past few days almost every evening it's time for some showers. The rain dance continues till late night. The climate is hazy and cold, temperatures make it difficult to get motivation to get off the bed, but the morning walks are pleasant... I love this city!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Swagatam, i.e. Welcome!

The colorful statue with welcoming gesture at the temple entrance. Many temple entrances have such wonderful and prominent figures welcoming devotees, the art forms such as these are so colorful and detailed that makes everyone appreciate the unknown artisans who create them...

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Veggies...

heap of fresh veggies, that's what we prefer sometimes going down to local markets buying veggies over weekend, they come cheap, fresh and with many varieties to choose from too...