Sunday, August 31, 2008
This is one of the favorite munch, guavas sold by street vendors. Once you have a good bargain they cut them and put masala salt ( generally salt and red chili powder) and it tastes yumm…
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
A tempo full of veggies. Such scenes are common in the mornings as large caterers who cater the lunch / dinner at large IT establishments need such daily supply. The number of IT professionals working in Bangalore raise demand for daily breakfast/lunch in large quantities ( multiple of thousands). The challenge remains to source raw material, cook the food early and serve it at the destinations hot and tasty….almost twice a day!!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Holy month of Shravan gets me lot of invites from neighbors and friends for Satyanarayana puja and prasad. This ritual is generally performed before/on any major occasion like marriage, house warming ceremony etc. It can also be performed on any day for any reason. The Satyanarayana puja is unique in a way that it does not require a Brahmin / priest to perform.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Ganesh chaturthi is just few days away, local artisans have kept clay idols ready for sale, these would already be made to order from various Pandals. The colorful festivity will bring in lot of excitement and happiness with host of cultural activities in the city...
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
She is responsible for those kids, some of her own and some of her neighbors all day long. Both the parents go off work some on daily wages, some as house maids and the babysitting is done by ladies who can afford to be at home doing this noble work… The kids grow up with each other and tend to learn lessons of life on their own and with so much happenings around in the neighborhood … day passes so quickly, as life moves on!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I took a moment to realize how challenging is this activity. This man was fixing the supports for a roof of underconstruction house, he was balancing in the same support that is being worked upon. After a while he completed the work with ease and expertize and looked at me smiling as if this is nothing exceptional...
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Early morning before even the trafic picks up the pace this trafic cop is already stationed in his booth on duty, the trafic situations in the city continues to be a challenge both for policemen to control and commuters ...
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Wanted to share this picture I took in a health resort two days back while attending a training program. The calm ambience with birds enjoying the water made my day!!
I will be out on vacation for a week and will not be able to get online, I will promise you to start the posting from 18th Aug onwards...Thank you!
Friday, August 08, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Contract workers are seen waiting outside a manufacturing unit, they come early morning and wait outside the main gate of such units and try get onto the daily wage roll, there are several temporary manpower needs that are fulfilled by such contractual arrangements, some work for a single day other last few weeks, even months…
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Behind the scenes! The ‘Ratha’ (Temple Chariot) of some temple / religious procession is being decorated with flowers. Such decorations are quite symbolic and common here which use lots of flowers, colored cloths and lighting’s etc. They start the work early in a day and can take several hours to complete…
Monday, August 04, 2008
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Street shops are all decked up with friendship bands, and school kids throng along to buy those. Being a weekend they will wait to celebrate the day till early next week catching up with all as schools reopen…
Here is wishing all BDP friends a Happy friendship day!!
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Major outbreaks of diseases happen in and round Monsoon, the garbage collectors make sure that their contribution and consistency helps keep the city clean and healthy. Perhaps early weekend morning is the time catching up with each other before the truck starts taking collection rounds till late afternoon before proceeding to dump yards on city outskirts …