Friday, December 23, 2011

BDP 2012

BDP 2012 by rajesh_dangi
BDP 2012, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Here is wishing all BDP patrons a happy new year 2012.

BDP will be on vacation returning in Jan 2012 with daily posts!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fun toys...

100_1341 by rajesh_dangi
100_1341, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The street seller selling goodies for the kids in the market area, this has been a scene for few decades as I still get nostalgic watching, it was a desire as a kid to get to buy somethign while strollign around the markets with my parents.....

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Charts for Kids...

100_1346 by rajesh_dangi
100_1346, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Education is the largest selling comodity for this roadside vendor who has wide range of educational books and charts along with the other interesting items for the kids, perhaps acts as one stop shop for parents for acamedia and fun...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Just Kidding...

100_1338 by rajesh_dangi
100_1338, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Streetcart sellers kid is enjoying his free time nearby their cart, many families of these sellers quickly adapt to the lifestyle spending most of the time on roadside, kids do their schooling and playtime and on spare time be around the cart watched by the parents....

Monday, December 19, 2011

Xmas Preparations,,,

100_1350 by rajesh_dangi
100_1350, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The last weekend before Xmas, the markets are already sold most of the decorative items, the seasonal greetings and holidays are hlping city relax and enjoy a bit!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Watering Bonds...

100_1291 by rajesh_dangi
100_1291, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

For some families fetching water from a distant source despite urban area is still remains a daily task, this lane adjoining a market reflects the adaptation of this ritual as the man reaches house with the lot....he seem to be using his sellers cart to double for the same...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Silk Route....

100_1314 by rajesh_dangi
100_1314, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The Silk mark - Expo 2011 at palace grounds is providing opportunity for silk lovers to seek for the best choices, lot of colors, textures and patterns...thus lot of crowd!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Go Green...

100_1114 by rajesh_dangi
100_1114, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Does your meal looks green? the veggies in the winter remain fresh for a long time and thus markets take it easy on easign the food inflation a bit, for last few days it is said that the costs are lowering of such domestic comodities, perhaps time to enjoy more freshness!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Forest fire blooms...

IMG_6984 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6984, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Last few forest fire blooms at the edge of the winter these flowers will morph into pods to prepare for the next cycle.....

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


IMG_7143 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_7143, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Puffed rice turned into a much magic called Bhel with onion, farsan, spicy masala is a favorite sanck, this roadside snack has many wet and dry varients yet presnt in all indian cities.....

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Winter fruits...

100_1112 by rajesh_dangi
100_1112, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The fruit stalls are loaded with fruits to suffice the consumption demand for the health aware consumers, the winter provides ample opportunities of exercising and many prefer fruits as part of the staple diet to stay fit....

Monday, December 12, 2011

Veggies on wheels...

IMG_6974 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6974, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Door to door sales of fresh vegetables, this seller is a a regular to our neighborhood for years, early morning he takes round to the residential lanes selling fresh vegetables he sources from wholesale markets and makes his living, many homes get used to buying from him and saving their trips to markets....

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wood Work...

100_1267 by rajesh_dangi
100_1267, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Carpenter at work, the craftsman uses traditional tools and most of the work still remains handcrafted, more construction providing more opportunity thus more skill development ...

Saturday, December 10, 2011


100_1261 by rajesh_dangi
100_1261, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

City perhaps has most number of pubs and bars and that gets flooded over weekend evenings with friends and colleagues. The environment gets charged up with most pubs offering great food / starters and play great music all along....

Friday, December 09, 2011


100_1249 by rajesh_dangi
100_1249, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

City loves munching, specially there are dedicated shops named "HOT CHIPS" sell only fried snacks, the varieties left to the creative imagination of the shopper and demanding customers, these cheese rings seen in the display are one of those...

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Holiday times...

100_1264 by rajesh_dangi
100_1264, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Holidays and celebrations, the city is receprocating the holiday season and as most of the IT companies get into holiday mode due to their international counterparts, food and fun filled times are back!!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Kala Madhyam Art Mela...

IMG_7188 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_7188, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

A folk artist performs at the Kala Madhyam Art Mela in Chitrakala Prishat from Dec 03rd till Dec 12th, with over 150 artists from over 22 states showcasing and selling their artifacts is a must visit event....more images here

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Lights On...

IMG_7246 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_7246, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The famous UB tower adjoining Cubbon park gets illuminated every evening, this building now stands midst the city's modern structures...

Monday, December 05, 2011


IMG_6989a by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6989a, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

A street vendor selling puffed rice snack, the snack is a great munch on the go and prefered by many....

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Jambu fruits...

100_1110 by rajesh_dangi
100_1110, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Watery Rose Apple, also known as Malabar plum sold on the hawkers carts in the city market lanes, this pear shaped fruit is native to Southeast Asia but is naturalized in India, and thus finds its way to local markets ...

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Purple Tabebuia...

IMG_6960 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6960, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

City is wearing pink this winter too! the Tabbuias are blooming and against the dark green rain tree canopies this purple stands out as natures delight!!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Day Dreaming...

100_1115 by rajesh_dangi
100_1115, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

What do you do when you are part of the most busy roads and needs some privacy, this roadside vendor seems to be catching up with the metaphor of life midst his daily busy and noisy surrounding, every one loves to be alone for some time...

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Purple Moorhen

IMG_6893a by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6893a, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Lalbagh swamp has a local resident, among few exotic birds around, These are also called as Swamp hens and prefers wet areas with high rainfall, swamps, lake edges and damp pastures.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Busy Roads...

100_1118 by rajesh_dangi
100_1118, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Growing number of vehicles and less parking space on the busy streets shrink the driving space. shopkeepers encourage loading unloading of goods in the noon to avoid trafic jams that deter their customers from visiting their shops....

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Changing Skyline...

100_1164 by rajesh_dangi
100_1164, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The city is expanding like never before, the green hozirons are taken over by the cement jungle as more and more residential areas get expanded via high rise apartments...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Run for Inclusion...

100_1236a by rajesh_dangi
100_1236a, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

This Sunday morning run was organised by Spastics Society to create awareness about the cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders and how people with these disorders are extra-ordinary like you and me. Really, there is no segregation. We are all humans!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Drizzle in cold...

100_1242 by rajesh_dangi
100_1242, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

This weekend is perhaps dedicated for the rains, a slight drizzle continues keeping the trees wet and streets bit empty and the coziness pushing many to stay indoors.... today's morning walk was lonely....

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Classics from 70s...

100_1117 by rajesh_dangi
100_1117, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The city roads at times make us proud to vintage the old classics from 70s, this restored and running yezdi is one of them, there is a dedicated fan club of yezdi and jawa bikers in the city too...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Crows pick!!

IMG_6678 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6678, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The clever crow gathers lot for his nest, the season provides ample leftovers from spring for nest building, this one too seem busy building one....

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Click Click...

IMG_6827 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6827, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Nature lover photographers take their positions nearby the lakes and waterbodies well before the sunrise, these early birds get to catch great glimpses of the aquatic birds in the city parks.....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Morning workout...

IMG_6607 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6607, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Winter mornings are motivational for those who love to get off early and head out to parks and gardens for daily workouts, long walks, jogs, floor exercises and Yoga etc.....

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Roadside Shops...

100_1100 by rajesh_dangi
100_1100, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The modern mix of plastics and traditional pots reflects the changing times of the household items, the metal mix has certainly moved from brass to aluminium containers....

Monday, November 21, 2011

Street Bargins...

100_1080 by rajesh_dangi
100_1080, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Roadside selling in the market area is full of opportunity, this lemon seller is making quick bucks by selling lemons in the peak time and the takers too have a quick bargain....

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Winter spell...

IMG_6621 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6621, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Foggy mornings are back, the gentle spell of fog on the lakes of the city are magical, it is a great sight to capture this and may enthusiast are using their weekend mornings to be with the nature at it's best....

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Working Breakfast..

IMG_6958 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6958, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

She is the hawker in lalbagh, early morning before they setup the stall for fruits and cold drinks it is time for breakfast,Her staple diet includes ragi mudde (ragi balls) with spicy beans as side dish! this must be cooked very early in the morning before she left with her husband who is now manning the stall and while she completes her breakfast!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Water Hyacinth...

IMG_6789 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6789, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Found in almost all lakes in the city, this floating aquatic plant has monstrous growth typically tend to cover entire lake and thus starving other aquatic life, the flowering is beautiful though!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

walk - n - shop...

100_1109 by rajesh_dangi
100_1109, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Most neighbourhods have local markets and the market streets provide locals reach to regular supplies of day to day chores, the elderlys have a great time for their evening walk on weekdays when markets are not that busy compared to weekends yet remain open in anticipation ....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Peas & Beans

100_1108 by rajesh_dangi
100_1108, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The winter brings need of fun filled hot home food, many prefer hot boiled beans as a great munch at home, the bamboo baskets in the markets have them a plenty.....

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Do the Dew!

IMG_6736a by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6736a, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Winter Mornings present gifts in small packs, this dew drop forming on a lotus leaf is the testimony of the nature at it's best!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pond Heron...

IMG_6693 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6693, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The ultra white heron is meditating on a big rock over Lalbagh lake, the lake bears lot of fish thus lot of aquatic birds around... early morning walkers in the park get this opportunity to see them in action.....

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Japanese Hibiscus

IMG_6838 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6838, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
The Japanese hibiscus, also known as coral or fringed hibiscus has gorgeous fringed pendant flowers, typically growing upside down and are delight to see in red, pink or white...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Winter Mornings....

IMG_6535 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6535, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.
Winter mornings are magical, for those who get off the bed and for those who don't! Those who manage to break the bed spell get rewarded to witness how sun plays with the trees and birds in the mist and enjoy their morning walk, here in Lalbagh it feels like heaven....

Friday, November 11, 2011

United colors of...

100_1072 by rajesh_dangi
100_1072, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The festive times make markets busy, colorful and vibrant, this roadside cart does depict the holiness and the diversity of colors in the spiritual world...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Brass Lamps...

100_1088 by rajesh_dangi
100_1088, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

for any festive occasions each home needs these lamps known as 'Samai', made from silver or brass they stand beside the deity and add to the holiness....

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Now Reading@kids

100_1081 by rajesh_dangi
100_1081, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Range of these books kept on sale on roadsides suggest the shift of reading habits from mythological to virtual worlds, from Barbies to Bal Ganesh the tells remain exciting yet the content and context keeps changing....

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Sunny Day....

100_1076 by rajesh_dangi
100_1076, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

After week long dampness and rains the days are sunny and dry, the evening stroll to the market is easy now....

Monday, November 07, 2011

Eid Mubarak!!

100_1095 by rajesh_dangi
100_1095, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

While the Deepawali lights are off the streets, the Eid celebrations begin, this market street has entire tree illuminated to mark the celebration.....EID MUBARAK!!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Namma Metro...first ride

2011-11-05 20.09.34 by rajesh_dangi
2011-11-05 20.09.34, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Finally the city has a decent, clean, smooth and faster suburban public transport, the weekend evening rides are part of the joyrides friends and families are enjoying in the new Metro that covers stretch from MG Road to Byappanahalli in less than 15 minutes....

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Drizzling Rains...

100_1039 by rajesh_dangi
100_1039, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Last full week the rains kept romancing the city and a constant drizzle surrounded each and every part of the city, its nice and cool, as seen from above the cloud cover is dense over the greener outskirt of the city....

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Diwali Colors...

IMG_6161 by rajesh_dangi
IMG_6161, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Home painted Diyas are in the trend now, this festive season many households got this done and gifted them to friends and families on the festive occasion, the bright innovation certainly added a positive vibe to festive spirit....