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.