Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Anand Bhuvan on CMH road is simmering pav bhaji on a large iron pan, the aroma and nostalia always pulls us to this place to enjoy the delicious fast food and remain in connection with Mumbai...
Monday, August 29, 2011
The rains have eased, the cloud cover no more, the day was hot and sunny, yet evenings bit cold and dry...
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Some street shots are funny, look who is looking for whom? as if this mannequin is tired of doing the job and asking for help....
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Namma Metro is set to open on Sept 15th, 2011, the long awaited derailed dates with this project will soon be a history, I suppose. All ears for tracks to roar....
Friday, August 26, 2011
He is one of the lucky few happy kids to roam aound with Granny in the local market as she carries him aound and tells him stories of th world, the picture took me back few decades when i remember walking with my granny holding her hand tightly in the crowded markets and enjoy her company!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
As the fast continues by Anna Hazare in New Delhi, a 17km long human chain was formed in the city from ITPL till Sarjapur Ring Road to show solidarity against corruption along the IT corridor....a cheerful and spontaneous crowd from IT companies showing their support to the Anti Corruption Movement...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
If you want to see any city and wish to know the people and culture, walk on the pavements...the pavements and sidewalks always tell a lot about the living styles and choices from food, textiles and colors preferred by the locals apart from many untold stories of recent events and festivities...I believe it is like reading a book written once in many languages and telling multiple stories...
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Market areas sepcially vegetables need lot of water to be sprinkled on them to keep the moist to preseve freshness, the use of bicycles are common to carry water from nearby common taps or homes...innovative make shift water carriers!!
Monday, August 22, 2011
This Tuscan column structure has been the pride of the city since the foundations laid way back in 1933, it is named after the philanthropist and former president of Bangalore city municipality, Sir K.P Puttanna Chetty and can accomodate an audience of 900 people...
Sunday, August 21, 2011
New pavements are getting ready, he makes sure that the broken granite slabs used earlier to cover the drains are cut into right shape and size for pavement support stones.. the granite slabs are fairly available locally in the region and thus such stone-cutting skills are at abundance...
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Hopcoms, the society of farmers sells fresh farm produce in their outlets in the city and weekend morning is the time when they load up the fresh stock more than what they do every other day!
Friday, August 19, 2011
The Ganesha idols are being transported in anticipation of Ganesha Festival next month, the trade of making these idols and ensuring that they are available beating the pouring rain remains a challenging task, these ones are travelling within a clearance window of no rain!!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The long weekend is over, routines are back, civic society is awakened, these two security guards seems to be in a different mood and taking stock of situations with each other...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The "India Against Corruption" movement is here, the city witnessed uproar of the "Anna Hazare" principle and stands firm to support the motion!! All news papers and channels sing a song of non-violence and non-tolerance to corruption...all about Jan LokPal Bill...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
After a long weekend kids are heading for school, the roads got some breather as most of the crowd left city for holidays, the rush and routines will return today...
Monday, August 15, 2011
City celebrates 65th Indian Independence day, it is easy to spot Indian flags and emblems sold on the trafic signals by hawkers... schools and colleges will organize lot of programs to felicitate this day and flag hosting to commemorate this national holiday!!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Schools are making most of the Lalbagh flower show and have regular visits in the early morning hours, it's a fun-time for kids to watch beautiful flowers and enjoy time out off campus!!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Auto Raja, a famous personality who walks the talk for his love for Karnataka, Every Rajyotsava day, Nov 1st, he offers discounts and sweets to the passengers and takes kids below 14 yrs free anywhere they want to go in the city, his philosophy of "Giving back to the society" is leading by example...
Day of giving back in his own word as published here "All round the year I carry thousands of passengers and many don't take back the small change. They just leave it; it may be a rupee, two rupees or fifty paise. For a year all this small change put together makes a few hundred rupees," says Raja and happily puts that 'change' for a larger Change...with over 4000+ words of appreciations on his auto he is a living legend!
BDP is graced and honored to post his picture....
Friday, August 12, 2011
Horticulture Department has put up the 20 feet high with 30 feet width replica of the famous Bahai temple of Delhi Lotus temple at the Glass House in the Lalbagh. About two lakh carnations, 75,000 roses, tuberoses and more than 10,000 ornamental leaves in varied colors are used for its beautification....
Thursday, August 11, 2011
To celebrate rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) festival with brothers every sister in the city is buying a rakhi and shops are seen full of the glittering varieties...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The festivities are knocking on the doorstep, the varlaxmi pooja, rakhi this ween and upcoming Ganesha Festival in months time will influce lot menay colurs in the market, the freshness and fragrance will rule for coming days and weeks...,
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Street vendors almost live their life on the street while selling their goodies, this flower seller makes most of her time catching up with domestic relations and getting introduced to the young one in the lap, the living is thus simple and rewarding a human touch to the tiresome routine....
Monday, August 08, 2011
Rainy days make it challenging both for buyers and sellers, with wet roads, cloudy damp / darkness pushing the city in lethargic mood. Many prefer remaining indoors in the cozy comfort of their homes....
Sunday, August 07, 2011
The trends of foot ware exploring into the textile territories, many prefer mix and match with these slip on's matching their wardrobe...a quick and cheap ($3 range) has a plastic sole and cloth tapes with embroidery as the holds...
Saturday, August 06, 2011
The fruit selling is a challenge, the fruits must be fresh and remain fresh all through the day with ripeness exact to the needs, this papaya seller ventures out early morning on the city streets to well in time for customers who love papayas in breakfast!!
Friday, August 05, 2011
New desires for sale, the beeds and gems keep visiting the trends world, which one is yours?
Thursday, August 04, 2011
This is the snap of those invisible hands that work round the clock and keep the city clean, despite challenging conditions they make it possible for every household to manage their waste, sweep the roads, public areas and maintain the cleanliness!!
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Rains Revive the hope! The dead or slow growing plants get a boost and start participating in the flowering show of the nature, the monsoon magic is reviving so many colors back onto the city canvas!!
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
At Woodys restuarent on Commercial street a side table near the food counter all taste makers like pickeles, chutneys,powders,sauces even oil and sugar is kept to help consumers make the ordered food more interesting, a right combination sure to make tastebuds happy!!