Saturday, March 31, 2012

BDP completes 6th year!

100_2133 by rajesh_dangi
100_2133, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

BDP is six years old today, with over 373911 previews and 2118 posts and growing stronger with great support from our followers and visitors! Thank you ….
Taking this opportunity to revisit the first day post of 12th Main, as years pass by the jacaranda tree seen standing tall and blooming away!!...

Friday, March 30, 2012

Pink Tabebuia

100_2151 by rajesh_dangi
100_2151, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
The pink Tabebuia blooms add to the colors on the city canopies, it feels so nice when walking under them early mornings....

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Makeshift Shelter

100_2152 by rajesh_dangi
100_2152, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
In hot summer anything that provides shelter from the sun is welcome. This street dog knows all parked cars and their timings so well thus makes most of this risky opportunity!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Iron Man...

IMG_4273 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_4273, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
A major support system for the working class, this ironing service run by an individual in a residential area, the coal based irons are used on a pull cart and the person reaches doorsteps to collect the cloth early morning and delivers late non till evening, a great earning opportunity ….

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shop on the move...

100_2117 by rajesh_dangi
100_2117, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Innovation leads to success, this trader is using his transport vehicle to sell textiles in the residential area, the door to door sales make him reach new and more customers, this way he can buy in bulk from manufacturers and sells directly to to consumers...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Rain tree seeds...

IMG_4212 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_4212, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
The raintree flowering and the seeds after pollenation can be seen on most of the rain trees around the city, the streets below are brown and so are the cars parked underneath....

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mangos are here...

IMG_4293 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_4293, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
The local varieties knock the doors, the street already have them in semi ripe form, this king of the fruits will slowly and gracefully rule the taste buds in coming weeks!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Relaxing Shades...

100_2111 by rajesh_dangi
100_2111, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Only Summer can tell how much important shadow of the trees are on the roadside, the garden city has some really huge trees that offer shelter from scorching sun and this cow knows this better than anyone!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Ugadi

IMG_0718a by rajesh_dangi
IMG_0718a, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
The new year unfolds excitement and celebrations, the first day of the Hindu Calender brings in decoration of tools, this tracker on the city outskirts reflects the spirit of celebration....

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Visit to HOPCOMS

100_2116 by rajesh_dangi
100_2116, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
To help residents get farm fresh produce HOPCOMS is doing a great job, this cooperative is serving the city in different residential areas selling fresh fruits and vegatables at an affordable cost via their outlets such as these.....

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


100_2075 by rajesh_dangi
100_2075, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Another gift from summer are sweet jackfruits, they have started appearing on the carts and vegetable stalls on the streets, the semi-ripe ones are cooked as vegetables and the ripe ones relished as fruit....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On the Road...

100_2089 by rajesh_dangi
100_2089, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
The city with so many bars; police keep their vigil and preventive massages on road barricades, the awareness program for all drivers...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Summer colors

100_2104 by rajesh_dangi
100_2104, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
The Gulmohur's were waiting for their turn, as the mercury soars beyond 33 deg C; they start blooming and the color darkens too! a great transition from yellow to red!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012


100_2072 by rajesh_dangi
100_2072, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Not from an organized sector yet they are essential part of the conservation of nature, this man collects the cardboard boxes from the shops and sells to the paper industry to recycle them, earns him a living and saves few trees for a common good!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Carry your own bag!

100_2076 by rajesh_dangi
100_2076, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
More and more people carry their own bags to the markets and support the 'no plastic' movement, there is a lot of consciousness around 'carry bags' but the movement is yet to go further as the shop in the background still showcasing the 'one use' plastic cups and plates.....

Friday, March 16, 2012

New era...

100_2092 by rajesh_dangi
100_2092, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
The summer turns the leaves of the seasons book and he new chapter begins, this pongamia tree is already in new innings....y'days splash of rain cleansed it very well....

Thursday, March 15, 2012


100_2033 by rajesh_dangi
100_2033, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
A quick look at the summer spread of the veggies, those which beat the heat get to the top of the charts....

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beat the Heat...

100_2045 by rajesh_dangi
100_2045, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Summer heat is catching up, most of the roadside vendors are using make shift shelters to protect the goods from direct sun and when it comes to flowers, splash of water is often at rescue....

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Auto & Ads...

100_2060 by rajesh_dangi
100_2060, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Battling through the fuel prices hikes and subsequent hike in the fares; auto's on the road are getting creative and tie up with Ad agencies for using the auto bodies as platforms for Advertisements, common man still faces challenge of refusal from auto's to agree for local rides....

Monday, March 12, 2012

Drive through Cubbon Park....

100_2063 by rajesh_dangi
100_2063, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Mid Summer drive through Cubbon park is a bliss, the green canopies cast dense shadow on the road below and cool winds are soothening....Such gardens midst of the city are the real assets of this city!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Green Blossom...

100_2065a by rajesh_dangi
100_2065a, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Yes, the city might have large number of rain trees but few are special, their flowers are green, like his one spotted on the Richmond road in full bloom!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Vibrant colours of life...

Vibrant colours of Holi, workaholics celebration over the weekend and enjoy the vibrant colours of expression of friendship and love.....!!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Selling Freshness....

100_2009 by rajesh_dangi
100_2009, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
The fresh flowers sold at roadside corner, keeping them fresh as ong as possible is challenging with summer heat working against the will. The demand for fresh wishes seem to remain the steady !!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Weapons of Mass Coluring ...

100_2043 by rajesh_dangi
100_2043, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
As the city celebrates festival of colour, Holi!! The roadside shops support the cause via providing these toys to the masses, the day will be full of colurful activities both indoor and outdoors....

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Holi Colors...

100_2044 by rajesh_dangi
100_2044, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Festival of colours invites range of colours and shops are stocking the brighter ones, many though shifted from chemical to natural ones yet the fun is unlimited!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Tabebuia Blooms...

100_2053 by rajesh_dangi
100_2053, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Nearing 'Holi' the festival of colours truly represented by the city wearing this yellow all over, the tabebuia blooms cherish the city vibe and brighten the moods!!!

Monday, March 05, 2012

Water Worries....

100_2056 by rajesh_dangi
100_2056, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Summer causes depletion of water table and most f the city depended of ground water thus spends most of the time fetching it from various areas, the rain water harvesting is getting implemented at a slower adaptation and pace till then these shots are common for those who can not afford water tankers to ferry water to their homes....

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Ulsoor Junction

100_1980 by rajesh_dangi
100_1980, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
The ulsoor junction represents one of many mixed streams of urban village types, the traditional ways of simple living with dash of a advanced metro brushing through temples and markets a perfect blend of all sections of the society....

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Coconut water....

100_2017 by rajesh_dangi
100_2017, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Beat the summer heat, drink coconut water, the the natural way to keep you cool! roadside vendors brave the heat to help walkers enjoy this drink....

Friday, March 02, 2012

Summer Sun..

100_2011 by rajesh_dangi
100_2011, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Walking in the sun in the summer is a challenge, till the first rain summer will take over and make people take precautions, the umbrellas are out for those who have no option to avoid the walks....

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Morning at market...

100_1933 by rajesh_dangi
100_1933, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
The early morning visit to market is easy, most vendors still setting up their goods, easy bargains for buyers, empty roads, though choices are limited focused buying on available options is beneficial....