Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Green Storage…..

A cart full load of bamboo baskets being carried to the market. These bamboo baskets used as storage for fruits and vegetables continues to remain popular choice of many. The century old practice of using biodegradable material surely has a potential to support the environment and the cottage industries producing them in rural parts of the state / country…

Monday, September 29, 2008

Metro work on MG Road...

You may call this one a status check photo, the Metro work on MG road is at full swing. Motorist though find it difficult to navigate within the confined spaces allocated for one lane each side of the MG Road, all the trouble for a right cause for sure....

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Blooming grass...

Weather is just right for walks, good sunshine, cool breeze and soothing pinks painted by the grass blooms. The grasslands nearby my workplace backyard is at full bloom with pink magic....

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Moped rides...

Two wheeler counts in the city keep adding, but when it comes to most affordable and economical people are seen using these kinds of Mopeds, under 50cc bikes. Notice this single seater one is modified to take along goods on the pillion seat!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Wait state...

Early morning while on my way to work, I cross few such 'wait state' spots where everyone is waiting for their pick up to work, school etc. The time perhaps is best utilized for important 'downloads' between the networkers...
btw don't get surprised to see the tree monuments as i call them, the road widening initiative has created many such monuments on the roads that once had lush green canopies...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Shared School (bus?) Auto's..

Early morning such scenes are common in the city. The auto rickshaws that ply kids to schools, they operate privately and gather kids from same area to ferry one or many schools dropping the kids back and forth. The parents are worry free as each student gets picked up and dropped personally by the auto driver from their door step ….

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Buy One, Get One free...

Super sales, grand discounts and many more such slogans used to keep consumers attracted in markets. Marathalli Market is shoppers paradise for clothing and big brand outlets (they are known as factory outlets too) that actually keep selling branded stuff via such marketing schemes almost all round the year...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Been there as clouds..

Another magnificent Sky-scape over the city, the colors and the clouds converge so the seasons... I recall few lines ...

Been there as clouds,
your worries should mature..
after all,
The sky is limitless…

Few lines from my poem …Rejoice - After all

Monday, September 22, 2008

Work in progress!!

Work is progress, the constructions an renovations are a common sight, the beautiful old houses are giving way to the modern apartments and commercial establishments. The labors camp on the worksites itself to start the work early and reduce commuting time... the work must go on!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Shopping Lessons...

Being a kid i remember going shopping to markets with my granny, the first few bargains made me know that conversations and negotiations do make significant difference in our 'wants'... here is another generation getting to know the tricks of the trade with her elder in the family. She is observing her keenly as she finished the transaction by paying money after buying veggies...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Markets @Work...



Holidays and festivities are over and everyone seems to be back at work, the market streets are busy so does the business....

Friday, September 19, 2008

Morning walks…

Early morning, cool breeze, just right sunshine, empty roads… a great time to brisk walk around and enjoy the surrounding, energize yourselves with a happy mood…. City has always more to offer….

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bullock-cart Deliveries…


Even though there are ultra modern transportations available few still prefer to ferry the goods from and to the markets with the help of bullock carts, the goods are generally associated with agricultural produce but can spread to the purchases made by the farmers from wholesale markets back home…

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hibiscus and Rain...

An Orange Hibiscus carries the rain drops as the city still witness the monsoon showers. The weather is changing as winter signs show up, the monsoon is yet to let go the fun!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Give me Red!! The Forest fire…

City is wearing Red, the forest fire trees are at full bloom; the natural d├ęcor for the city this month is RED!! The official winter collection now opens…

Monday, September 15, 2008

Celebrating Festivities…

City is busy celebrating Ganesha festival, even the busy streets like this SP road which is an electronics & engineering market does celebrate festivities by way of offering free lunches to the community. The huge containers used for cooking food are kept right on the street itself. The size of each easily demonstrate number of participants / beneficiaries…

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Coils and Colors…

The colorful pipe rolls kept in stacks for sale nearby City market. The shapes, sizes, materials and colors make so many options and variants one can simply not imagine unless a visit…

Saturday, September 13, 2008

@The bus stop...

Early weekends too have lot many travellers who depend on reaching their place of work via buses, there are many formal and informal bus stops where crowds wait for their respective buses to arrive...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Road Widening...

While city grows it take toll on the nature, the green city of gardens needs wider roads and the old trees are made to sacrifice to make way for the growing number of vehicles and parking needs thereof…
The old-timers who have seen great canopies of trees overlapping roads and providing shades now perhaps are losing hopes…

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Stick no bills…

Perhaps evident advertisement boards in almost all cities; they don’t even spare electrical switch boxes and use them as local bulletin classifieds…

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rail Crossing...

Rail over bridge on the old madras road. While passing through the road below just happen to click the crossing train which connects Bangalore with southern Tamilnadu ( Salem - Madurai etc) the crossing below is just two lanes on a highway that connects Bangalore to Chennai….

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Rain Dance...

Rain continues to play hide and seek, the clouds mark their presence to the setting sun and start pouring in after sunset...

Monday, September 08, 2008

Apartment culture..

Like most of the developing cities / metros, Bangalore is also witnessing the apartment culture booming everywhere. The independent houses and layouts though still exist, many prefer to stay in apartments and residential complexes that offers much more safety, common recreations and most importantly at a lower cost as the expenses are shared by many families…

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Now reading....

Now reading, the pirated books kept for sale on roads perhaps reflect what's in demand from the readers, though the books are available cheap the print quality is very average / poor and sometimes result in lost pages and paragraphs...

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Sweet lime per KG..

Fruits are sold worldwide, and city is no exception. The method and means of sale differ from city to city and market to market. Like for few sale is per pack, selling by numbers like dozen (pack of 12) or other who sale them by weight, like here in Bangalore…. This difference is noticeable immediately to the newcomers…

Friday, September 05, 2008

Festivities continue...

While entire city is celebrating Ganesha festivities, the sale of flowers, mango leaves, banana stems and many other puja items continues in the local markets. The festivities would span over 10 days from Ganesh Chaturthi and so are the vibes...

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Invocation of Ganesha...



Vakratunda Mahaakaaya,
Suuryakoti Samaprabha..
Nirvighnam Kurume Deva,
Shubha Kaaryeshhu Sarvadaa..

O Lord Ganesha, who possesses a large body (mahakaya),A curved trunk (vakratunda), Who shines with the brilliance of a million suns (surya koti)! Please make all my work free of obstacles, always.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Shopping for festival..

Jai Ganesha, the shoppers do ‘Sri Ganesha’ ( a saying used for/before starting of any activity) for the festive shopping of banana stems ( used for decorating Ganesha ‘mandap – place where Ganesha idols is placed for puja) flowers, fruits (sugarcane for sure) and many puja/ decoration items….

The market was crowded with lot of enthusiasm and fortunately it did not rain last evening…

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Footprints of a Downpour...

It rained a lot, for entire week city witness sucha heavy downpour that many roads, gardens and residential layouts were flooded. Road in my neighborhood showcases the rainwater footprints with green leaves that left the trees due to stormy winds…

Monday, September 01, 2008

Welcoming Ganesha..

Ganesh Chaturthi is on Wednesday. Ganesha idols are kept ready on roadside stalls covered with plastic sheets to protect them from heavy rains lashing the city. On Wednesday these idols would be taken by devotees to their place of worship, mostly homes and common Ganesh Pandals in neighborhoods with ceremonial welcome …