Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Diwali...

BDP Diwali 2011 by rajesh_dangi
BDP Diwali 2011, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Here is wishing all BDP ptrons Happy Diwali!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


100_0851 by rajesh_dangi
100_0851, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Popular at all age levels, the Koshimbiri is a simple and quick mixture of raw vegetables like tomato, cucumber and onion mixed with buttermilk / curd / yogurt with salt to taste, an essential part of most of the Indian meal. This one served on banana leaf as part of a mid may meal....

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Jari Works!!..

100_0975 by rajesh_dangi
100_0975, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

24 carat gold, when it appears on a silk sari it is real magical and mesmerizing...,this one seen at a recent silk exhibition where works of those invisible hands created a huge business opportunity and artisans honor. This design is hand-woven on silk with gold wire …..

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tick Tok...Tring!

100_0938a by rajesh_dangi
100_0938a, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

It is good to see old alarm clocks still working in the digital era, this one spotted on my saloon and took me back to my school days the way I used to hate the morning alarm from these clocks, now its smart phone that took over the hatred ...

talking of time, BDP posts will get disturbed as i travel out of Bangalore for a week and will do archive digging to bring you the snaps as possible...might miss the daily trend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Finally...Namma Metro!!

100_0983 by rajesh_dangi
100_0983, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

After a long wait the Bangalore city now has its own rapid transport, the namma metro is inaugurated and will now be a pride of the city.....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ethnic furniture...

100_0977 by rajesh_dangi
100_0977, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

More and more takers are for the ethenic furniture prompting more displays in the events, this one is teak wood carved living room set kept on a display, a traditional touch to the modern means....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Change of Seasons...

100_0958 by rajesh_dangi
100_0958, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The forest fire tree is shredding all its flowers, the bloom is heavy and each day all these flowers pile up around my house, this month has been a mix of rain and hot sun; the temperatures touching as high as 30 degree C mid noon.....

Monday, October 17, 2011

LED Silk sarees...

100_0970 by rajesh_dangi
100_0970, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Perfect example of Technology adaptation that blends with tradition, the silk sarees woven with LEDs to glow in the night, a silk saree exhibited in the palace ground silk mela y'day found couple sarees that are displayed having ability to glow adding to the golden jari glitter...

Sunday, October 16, 2011


100_0899 by rajesh_dangi
100_0899, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

One of the favorite and popular snack, the Samosa generally consists of a fried or baked triangular, semi-lunar pastry shell with a savory filling, which may include spiced potatoes, onions, peas filling a special variety may have ground lamb or chicken but mostly served as a vegetarian snack..

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fast Cars....

100_9698a by rajesh_dangi
100_9698a, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

More and more youth are getting into racing and the trendy custom designed beauties seen zooming around the streets, this one too as seen on commercial street....the young driver seem to be gentle with the crowd and made some graceful maneuvers....

Friday, October 14, 2011

Modern Carts...

100_9861a by rajesh_dangi
100_9861a, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

When you need to negotiate narrow lanes and ensure construction materials reach the sites, the best way here was to use a Bullock-Carts, the modern carts now seen built with sleek steel frames and rubber tyre than the traditional wooden which are hard to pull on tar roads...evolution must say!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


100_0947 by rajesh_dangi
100_0947, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The lord Ganesha, made on a coconut tree trunk and worshiped during the festive season outside a neighborhood home made out of turmeric and kumkum. it is believed that if you place Ganesha idol facing south the direction of 'yama' or death everyone in the house gets longer life and protects elderly family members from long illness and keeps everyone healthy....

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Late Evening Sales...

100_0902 by rajesh_dangi
100_0902, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The newspaper stalls keep multitasking when it comes to making most of their business time, at early moning the news papers sale, afternnoons stationary for business and late evening pooja items or decorative items in case of festive times th work day thus elongates from 12-14 hrs easily...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Snack time...

100_0891 by rajesh_dangi
100_0891, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

During the recent festivities one of the major attraction was food served at different pooja pandals was regional, the bengali food was on of the major attractions with katirolls being my favorite...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Age Old Relations...

100_0921 by rajesh_dangi
100_0921, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Few relations are quite old, it could start just being a regular at a market and keep buying your veggies from a specific seller, these two ladies seems like sharing such a bond of known acquaintanceship...

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Signal Standby....

100_0931 by rajesh_dangi
100_0931, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

All waiting for green, though each vehicle now is self start, the autos need to kick in...the hands up position is an early indicator signal will turn green....

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Markets post festivities....

100_0913 by rajesh_dangi
100_0913, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

The main festive period is over still few uncommon items are seen on the shopping carts, these will slowly make way for the new ones and market will normalize with routine items...

Friday, October 07, 2011

Puffed Rice...

100_0910 by rajesh_dangi
100_0910, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Kadlepuri, Murmure, Churmuri, kurmura there is so many names for the puffed rice, seen sold in the market area as integral part of the offerings during the festivities. As a great munch this one is the favorite of kids....

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Durga Pooja....

100_0867 by rajesh_dangi
100_0867, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Bengali Association celebrating Durga Pooja on Palace Grounds, thousands of devotees visiting the venue to seek the holy blessings!! This decor of the elegant and beautiful deity and the charmful surrounding with Bengali food delicacies make up an exciting event....

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Glassic Colors

100_9681a by rajesh_dangi
100_9681a, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Roaming around the streets has this advantage, this back-lit window made from colorful glass provides a good glimpse into the taste of this resident making the dark corners come alive....

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Hot Vadai...

100_0172a by rajesh_dangi
100_0172a, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

While I roam around the markets, I keep an eye on the hot street food options, to my surprise always find something interesting...this small shop in the Thippsandra market serves unbelievable tasty vadas at at 1980 price points....3 for INR 10. what are you waiting for...?

Monday, October 03, 2011

Salt, Chutneys & Pickle....

100_0838 by rajesh_dangi
100_0838, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Center of attraction on the dinning table and complimenting every simple veg meal, these pickle and chutneys make a world of difference for the tasty and tangy meal....

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Copper Pods..

100_0842 by rajesh_dangi
100_0842, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

Unlike the yellowish brown flowering of the copper pods in March to May, the tree is seen loaded with pods, this tree is generally planted along gulmohurs on roadsides to provide shade and add yellow blooms to the shades of garden city!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Sambar Rice...

100_0858 by rajesh_dangi
100_0858, a photo by rajesh_dangi on Flickr.

its a pleasure to have hot sambar over steaming rice with dash of desi ghee served on banana leaf.... Kamats know the food and the flavors within very well, I must say!