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

Monday, May 30, 2016

Rangoli-Metro Art Centre

Good initiative by BMRLC in creating public space for cultural excellence.
There you see the Market space, Friendship Point, Walkway space, Play area for kids, Auditorium, Information wall, Open are for outdoor performances,and lot more.

                                                    Entrance of M.G.Road Metro Station

                                                    Ongoing painting exhibition 

It has three art galleries Vismaya, Chaya, Belaku. One can exhibit their art paying a nominal rent.

Friendship Point

Beautiful Art isn't it!

Beautiful wall painting
This is  an open area for outdoor performances

                                                       Such a magnificient weaving
Colourful weaving using scrap fabric , you can see the nylon threads hanging from top.

Dont forget to pay a visit if you are in and around M.G.Road

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.

Mix the ingredients using tamarind paste and little water.

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


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 13, 2016


This is how i tried growing wheatgrass at home.