Friday, September 29, 2017


Visited Shivagange for the second time with friends and family.
Started at 6:30 am from majestic by bus to Dabaspet, from there to Shivagange in shared auto. Had tasty breakfast and coffee before heading towards the hill.

Visited Olakallu Teertha and Gangadhareshwar temple,  and had tasty anna dasoha.

 Our next destination was Devarayandurga. From Dabaspet to Devarayandurga took shared auto. Ride was fantastic amidst heavy rains. Visited Bhoganarasimha temple at the base and Yoganarasimha temple at the top climbing nearly hundred steps.
  View from the top was breathtaking.

By five started our journey back to Bangalore. Overall a day well spent with all. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Kirik Party

Well spent Saturday with friends watching Kirik Party at Onion Mall, Bengaluru. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Garam Dharam

Had been to Garam Dharam, a dhaba style restaurant in Connaught Place, New Delhi. 
 Its ambience is inspired by Bollywood veteran Dharmendra. 
Loved the starters especially with distinct taste. 

  Selfie time 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Janpath Grill

Dinner at Janpath Grill, Connaught Place, New Delhi. 
Awesome food, nice interior. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Godhi banna saadhaarana maikattu

Watched much awaited movie atlast. One of the good kannada movies in recent time. Liked Anantnag and Shurti's acting. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lauki Halwa

Tried this today.
3 to 3.5 cups grated bottle gourd or lauki
500 ml milk, which has been already boiled before
7-8 tbsp sugar
3-4 tbsp ghee
4-5 cardamom, powdered or crushed
1/2 cup chopped almonds/cashews

How to make:
1. In a kadai or deep pan combine milk and grated lauki or bottle gourd.
2. Bring the whole mixture to a boil and then lower the flame.
3. Simmer the mixture on a low flame and keep on stirring in between.
4. The bottle gourd will cook in the milk and the milk will start to reduce and evaporate.
5. When the milk has 75% reduced, add crushed cardamom, chopped almonds and cashew nuts to the mixture.
6. Add ghee when all the milk has evaporated.
7. Mix the ghee with the rest of the mixture and cook for a minute.
8. Lastly add sugar and mix it with the halwa.
9. Cook for a few minutes. Keep on stirring the halwa.
10. When the consistency is just right, switch off the burner.
11. Serve lauki halwa hot or cold.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sorekayi Majjige Huli

Bottle gourd: 1/2 kg
Coconut: 1/2 cup
Green chillies: 2 to 3
Curry leaves: 5 to 6
Mustard seeds: 1/4 tea spoon
Urad Dal: 1/4 tea spoon
Jeera: 1/2 tea spoon
Hing: a pinch
Oil: 1 tea spoon
Salt: to taste
Water: 1/2 cup
Curd: 1 cup
Turmeric powder: a pinch

1. Wash the vegetable and cut into pieces.
2. Cook with required amount of water till they are soft.
3. Grind coconut with chilly and keep it aside.
4. Keep a pan and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds, urad dal and little jeera.
5. Add curry leaves and hing. Add cooked bottle gourd pieces.
6. Add salt and little water. Add turmeric powder. Mix well.
7. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Add ground coconut-chilly mixture. Mix it nicely.
8. Cook for 2 minutes. Put off the stove.
9. Shift the curry to a bowl.
10. When the curry cools, add a cup of curd. Add coriander leaves.
11. Serve with rice.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sujay's Birthday'2016

Sujay turned 9 today, so a small get together at home with relatives.

                                                                    Bday Boy

                                                               Suju with me

                                                                       Family selfie

Sunday, June 26, 2016


Though not a powerful comeback as anticipated, it was good to watch Aishwarya after a long gap. Irrfan Khan at his best like always. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016


Sonam has done completely done justice to Neerja Bhanot playing her role. 
Good to know Neerja Bhanot is alive in text books of primary schools encouraging young Indians towards patriotism. 

Neerja Bhanot