Sunday, May 22, 2016

Tippu's Summer Palace

Close to Krishnarajendra market stands this beautiful summer palace of Tippu. One of the must see places if you reside in Bangalore.


 
View of Palace
The entire palace is built of teak wood, stone and plaster, laid on a stone plinth. It is a two storied building, upper chambers and balconies can be accessed by four staircases.
The central part is a hall where affairs of State was conducted.

Pillars with beautiful carvings



Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple

One of the beautiful temples in Bangalore located at 9th Block Jayanagar. It is believed that a big heap of Ragi millet turned out to become a stone , hence the name Ragigudda.

                                                                   Way to temple

Though the temple is dedicated to Hanuman, this also hosts Shivaling, Rama, Lakshmana, Seeta along with small temples for Lord Ganesha, Navagrahas, Rajarajeshwari at the base of the hillock.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ennegayi curry

Learnt one of the authentic dishes of Karnataka, Ennegayi curry.
Thanks sissy for guiding.

Here are the ingredients:
Make a slice without completely cutting the brinjal.

Filling:
Mix the ingredients using tamarind paste and little water.

Cooking:
Cooker hardly needs a whistle to cook.

And your Ennegayi is ready to be served.




Monday, April 25, 2016

Here we meet again

It was so nice visiting two of my friends not outside unlike every time, but at home of one of those two. Missed one this time.

Lovely food prepared by her, chit chat, and roaming around in 4th block. A day to cherish like always.


Friday, March 25, 2016

Bangalore Palace

Though residing in Bangalore for nearly ten years, never had time to visit such a beautiful palace.We were bit late, but managed to get in and spent enough time going through every detail.

Built in 1887 by Wodeyar Dynasty, mostly of wood has beautiful carvings and paintings inside.


Audio guide brings back the palace to life with details of each and everything.






Saturday, February 27, 2016

Exhibition at Chitrakala Parishat

Attended an exhibition organised by department of  Tourism, Karnataka.

                                                    Entrance of the exhibition



                                          One of the unique stalls i liked

Beautiful idea isn't it?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Exhibition and workshop at Venkatappa Art Gallery

Attended a workshop " Understanding Art" by Shivanand Basavanthappa at Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bengaluru.

On display were the paintings by about 25 artists. It was nice to hear explanation of each art by the show curator Usha, an artist herself.

Such exhibitions really inspire one to bring out the artist within.

Mr. Shivanand Basavanthappa with his artwork

Show Curator Mrs Usha explaining her paintings

See the beautiful painting behind me titled "Telangana Girls"

Work of one of the artist. See the detailing!

Looks so real, isn't it!
                                                       
                                                       Work of artist Shivaprasad. Completely loved it!


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Airlift


Watched Airlift with friends starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur. War related movies I always enjoy. This one added to the list today. Hats off to Akshay for the wonderful performance.

We 4 again



We met after almost three years. Luckily got tickets for Airlift the last moment followed by treat at Pizza Hut. Time just flies when your best buddies are around.. We departed saying we would be meeting again soon.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ajeya


Biography of Chandrashekhar Azad, very nicely written by Babu Krishnamurty. Took two months to read, but did not miss the thread in between. Indian freedom struggle has always been my favourite subject, and this one is just awesome. Lived every moment of it.
And for every kannadiga this is a must read.