Monday, March 30, 2009

Talakad: 185 km from Bangalore

Talakad is an ancient temple town on the banks of river Kaveri and is only 185 km from Bangalore and a very prominent pilgrim site. There are many temples on the river banks which are more than 1500 years old, built during the period of different dynasties like Ganga, Chola and Hoysala. As this huge area, over a period of time, got covered under sand dunes, the historical monuments were underneath for centuries.

These magnificent structures were under sand dunes for centuries. The whole area is protected by Archeological Survey of India

ISRO scientists is still mapping Talakat with its advanced technology and with satellite images they claim that there might be many more structures in the nearby areas

Claims are like 'sizeably big structures' burried about 175 to 200 metres and the excavation still continues

This shows clearly the height of the sand dunes

A small vessel made out of rock to store water

If you observe closely chest and tummy of this artwork, you can see face of the auspicious bull.

This 'Interlinked' carved out of single rock is a symbol of Architectural brilliance of Cholas which is seen in most of the temples the Cholas built

This is a boat to ferry the river

The river is very shallow during this time of the year and people enjoy playing in the water

we had a make shift tent

My cousins and nieces

An old house in the nearby village

Barista; chain coffee shop found anywhere in Bangalore and this one in the Bangalore Mysore road has 24/7 service

Break at 'Barista'

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Earth Day: India switching off lights on 28th March

World’s greatest movement for a wonderful cause is here fast approaching on 28th March 2009 and India is all set to do its share for this magnificent cause to save Mother Earth.

As usual, the prominent corporate world taking part this year are Google, Intel, HSBC, Wipro, Infosys, HP, Standard Charted, Nokia, ITC Welcome group, ICICI, Tata Indicom, Aircel, Canon to name a few.

And we in our neighborhood has planned to do our best, and decided to turn off lights and all other possible electrical equipments for one hour, keeping in mind the role which we all have to pledge and play to save our one and only dependent; The Mother Earth

Nano the small car

When Ratan Tata came up with an exceptional idea of his dream car; an affordable small car for the common man, a couple of years ago, there were a few raised eyebrows about its viability.

But he and his hard working crew has at last made it and launched the cheapest car in the world and there is no doubt about the quality interiors and accessories.

Great Job Sir!!
The price of the car is only 2000 dollars (approximately).

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Two different frogs

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit.
When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.

The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might.
The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead.
Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying........more...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Moral and Fun

Those who are interested in reading very very short bits and pieces (nothing serious) check out this..........Moral and Fun

Friday, March 20, 2009

The bald man with ear-rings

The 'Resting' Chairs

The 'Resting' Chairs

Dale Boone the Eater in Bangalore

Renowned American competitive eater and world champion, Dale Boone is in search of domestic talent and is here in the Garden City, Bangalore. He has many records in his kitty and the profession mentioned in his card is ‘eater’ and yes he eats for living.
He is here in Bangalore as a delegate of World League of Competitive Eating (WLOCE) and his role is to promote and look out for local talents for competitive eating.
Welcome Dale!! And yes you will find many here, since Indians love food…All the best Dale!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Incredibly Incredible

Incredibly Incredible (slightly different from Danny Boyle's perspective)

A 145 year old structure converted to Freedom Park, Bangalore

Cricket and Business; hand-in-glove

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Back to business

The sun and the electric pole

Monday, March 16, 2009

A few more pics from my kitty

One fine evening near my native

50 : 50

Jog Falls flowing with all its proud

The pride of Karnataka, Jog falls(829ft) is in Shimoga district (around 380km from Bangalore) is the highest plunge waterfall in India. It is a great tourist attraction and a must see place. Never miss this majestic fall whenever in Bangalore (Karnataka).

The bark

Leamon leaves

The Lovers

Beetle leaves

Walking trees ;-)

The reflection
(an antique pot at home; one from my grandpa's collection)

The big bang (a snap from the last Deewali collection)

The Enlightened

Balancing act

Vermicelli (made by my mom...its soooooo tasty... and she makes it very well)
2 cups Vermicelli, 1 tspoon chana dal (a kind of bean), 1 tspoon urad dal (black gram), 1/4 tspoon mustard seeds, 2 tspoon cashewnuts, 2 tspoon ceanuts, 1 onion, 2 green chillies, 1/2 inch ginger, 1 potatoe, 1/4 cup peas, 1 carrot, 1 tomatoe, 4 1/2 cups water, 3 tblsp oil, 2 tblsp ghee, 3 sprig curry leaves and salt to taste

A very light south indian veggie lunch
(the brown one is ginger curry and green one is made out of greens; with pappad and ghee)

Yakshagana (This snap was shot while an artist was getting ready for a performance last year near Mangalore, Karnataka)

A wonderful dance drama popular in Karnataka and northern parts of Kerala, which may look like Opera for those from west. 'Yakshagana' simply means 'Exotictribe's Song' or can say 'song of yaksha'. Yakshas are exotic tribes who are superhuman with supernatural powers which are mentioned in classic Indian epics like Mahabharata, Ramayana, Puranas etc
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.