Monday, January 31, 2011

Bargains @ Chitra Santhe

Most difficult part of the bargains is the bargain for artifacts, both the buyer and sellers are targeting a price point that is completely based on agreement and can't be validated, this bargain must have lasted for several minutes as the kid has given up and is sitting in the shade of her mother while she in her firm stance chasing a deal!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chitra Santhe @ Chitrakala Parishat

Over 1400 artist from all over the country, thousands of paintings and artifacts, various styles, mediums and Genre, this event is a true Artisan fair/ celebration for art lovers to buy and sell the artifacts between the artists and the buyers making a win win for both. The entire stretch of Kumarakrupa Road and streets along are full of stalls and thousands enjoying the event!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Rain Tree Message..

It's time for a change, the seasonal message from rain tree on my neighborhood roads... soon the trees will start going green and the canopies will revive....

Friday, January 28, 2011

Colorful ...

Another photo from the Parikrma Event!! the kids has a stunning show reflecting four seasons!! the butterfly and the flowers added a different charm to the event!! More Photos...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sports Meet..

On occasion of republic day, I clicked few pictures of the kids participating in the intra-school sports competition of Parikrma Humanity foundation schools spread across the city, the day was action packed and exciting as thousands attended the event, the sheer energy and the drive kids bring to the sports is such a motivation!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Celebrating 62nd Republic Day!!

BDP salutes spirit of the nation on the 62nd Republic day!

Jai Hind!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lalbagh Flower Show, Jan 2011 - Kempe Gowda Tower

This beautiful replica of the Kempe Gowda tower made from Roses is the center of attraction this year, the roses used in the decoration keep visitors happy with a fragrance apart from the colorful delight!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Metro Trial Run…

The city is happy to witness the successful trial run of the Metro, a dream that has come to reality for the city, the first train begin its test run in the evening and covered the entire length if the first phase of Metro from Byapanhalli Terminus on Old Madras Road till MG Road!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lalbagh Flower Show, Jan 2011 - Patterns

The heritage show is back with what is known as feast to eyes with fabulous varieties of flowers, to help people enjoy the show it actually starts early and ends after the D-day! BDP will help you get a glimpse of some aspects of the show, keeping in mind as seen by the Common man on the road!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bandh Today!

The roads are breathing easy the traffic dropping significantly due to the Statewide state sponsored bandh the roads are taking a break from daily routine and I am sure city will breath easy!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Upto 70%

The sale can claim anything, the shops are perhaps getting off with the old stock and drain the margins, the customers keep watching and most take the advantage of such moments, the prominent malls now have this high % sale all over....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Busy World..

The market lanes are interesting, the moods, gestures amidst the shoppers and sellers the road comes alive. if you happen to catch hold of one place and keep observing it unfolds a different story for different time of the day!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


The festivities are over for Sankranti yet few shops continue to glitter and make merray of the customers who missed the occassion, selling happens at every opportunity for sure...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


This beautiful inflorescence is one among many plants blooming in the city, this group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches. For a flower lover this is a treat for the eyes ...This Callistemon or Bottlebrush is no exception…

Monday, January 17, 2011

Evening stroll...

Sunday evenings are lethargic and most of the roads are empty as many prefer sitting home and enjoying time with the family, few others take a casual walk or even go around market lanes without a serious shopping agenda!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Over the counter...

The ice creams are exciting, more to the kids who like the flavors, colors and is a young one sitting over the counter and watching his favorite fruit mix ice-cream being made to his satisfaction in a food court of a mall....

Saturday, January 15, 2011


A sesame and jaggry sweet that is made and offered to the guests and neighbors on this festive day of Sankranti. Some homes add few peanuts and dried coconut (copra) to this too, ideally a combination that helps keep the body warm in the winter due to these heat generating ingredients, a healthy sweet to enjoy for sure!!

It is widely believed that offering this sweet brings sweetness to the relationships, so here is the offering to the BDP patrons, Happy Sankranti!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Watch it!

The designerware is certainly in... the purple is the colur seems to be on the minds when it comes to watches, the new offerings are displayed with a purple vide on this shop entrace in the market area...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Give me an Ear!!

The pattern of the ear-ware kept for sale on a roadside cart, the pattern is very pinkish and loads of varieties!! The patterns, colors and designs are so different that it will certainly be a tough choice to select one!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

No Parking..

The RTO, Road transport office employ these contract lifters who pick up vehicles in the no parking area and toe / carry them to the designated areas wherein the defaulter can pay up the fine and toeing charges and get the vehicles releases, more than a deterrent this is becoming good business for the 'lifters' looking at the number of vehicles and lesser parking spaces…

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Banana Public...

Roadside selling of bananas in a dense populated commercial area is not for household but for the working class who substitutes banana for the lunch or prefer having it after lunch! The fruits must all be ripe and ready for the consumption...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Whats the time?

Early Morning, this Watchseller seems to be engrossed with the offerings he has for his customers, looks like he is planning some good deals to offer!!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Cleaning Grains...

The traditional way of cleaning grains is well known, this old lady employed by a local shop sits out in front of a grain sack and uses a traditional 'Supa', bamboo made grain sorter to remove the dirty grains and impurities if any...

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Coconut Water....

Market area is full of window shoppers getting thirsty, he carries lot of sweet water coconuts and sells them making good opportunity and grabbing the share of throat....

Friday, January 07, 2011


Shops yet to open, pavements empty, kids going to school, auto waiting for the first customer, officegoing biker beats the crowd going early...a weekday morning shot tells so much about the city!!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Back to Work...

The First week of the year and the busy mornings are back, the rush to head back to work, waitign for autos or buses!! Year 2011 will certainly be as challenging as 2010 for sure....just another year for this fast paced city!!