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August 25, 2015

Be on the road

Gavi Gangadhareshwara: One of the Oldest Temples of Bangalore

It is tough to imagine a 9th century historic temple in the middle of traffic congested Bangalore. And that too a temple that is famous for a special celestial event. Situated between Hanumanthanagar and Basavanagudi and at a 10 minute walk from my house is the Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple, a protected monument under the Karnataka ancient and historical monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1961.
This cave temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and built in Indian-rock cut architecture is believed [...]
August 25, 2015 06:57 PM (IST)

Indrani Share

Wordless - 343

Inviting your captions and titles on my wordless moments. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you very much dear friends for all your lovely comments in my previous post. Few of your comments here: 1. I am ready for the security check. by Sumandebray 2. Wide ball! by Shiju 3. I believe
August 25, 2015 06:07 PM (IST)

Mix Fruit Juice

World Heritage Site : The Great Living Chola Temples

As a kid, I'd go to Kumbakonam from Hyderabad almost every summer to visit my grandparents. But in those days, neither photography nor heritage interested me, so I never realized that three exquisite specimens of Indian architecture were so close by! They are collectively called the Great Living Chola Temples, because they were built by the Chola dynasty. The group is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Brihadeeshwara Temple in Tanjore (or Thanjavur, more correctly), the Brihadeeshwara Temple (not [...]
August 25, 2015 04:06 PM (IST)

Madhu Gopalan


Madhu Gopalan posted a photo:

The Brihadeeshwara Temple in Tanjore. I truly think this temple is one of India's greatest human achievements. More on my blog

August 25, 2015 04:00 PM (IST)

The Shooting Star

georgia country cycling

When I see a mountain, I’m not gripped by the desire to conquer it. I hope instead, that the mountain will conquer me. That walking on its slopes, I’ll hear my own heartbeat. That in its open meadows, my thoughts will flow. That in its magnanimity, I’ll realize just how tiny a place I occupy. That it will reveal myself, honest and unmasked, to me. And so it was with the Caucasus mountains of Kazbegi in northeast Georgia. *** Among the wildflowers of summer and mist-laden valleys I wandered, [...]
August 25, 2015 02:10 PM (IST)

Le Monde

Taxi, Taxi !

We are running a bit late … hurriedly making our way to the main road from our hotel. The sun has almost set and it has started to become cold. The evening breeze is not so gentle, in fact it’s not a breeze at all. We can call it wind … strong wind. My hair is restless, probably trying to fight a losing battle with the wind. I adjust my muffler around my neck and hands go in my jacket’s pocket.

We reach the main road in five minutes. We are on our way to meet a friend who has invited us for [...]

August 25, 2015 01:40 PM (IST)

Be on the road

Pristine Gangtok city in the Monsoons

This is a guest photologue by Ar Soumyajit Mishra , one of my blog followers and a travel lover. This article is his recent personal experience of visiting Sikkim’s Gangtok this monsoon. All the pictures in this post are copyright of Ar Soumyajit Mishra. If you wish, you can also share your story here on ‘be on the road’.
Hill stations in the monsoons have their own magic. Lush green terrain, clean and clear roads, contrasting horizons are really awesome during the monsoons. This also gives [...]
August 25, 2015 12:08 PM (IST)

Thru' the Lens

Meenmutty falls, Wayanad

August 25, 2015 11:39 AM (IST)


Waterworld Live Stunt show at Universal Studios Singapore

Waterworld is a stunt show at Universal Studios, Singapore. This show happens two times a day, at pre-fixed time- 1.30 PM and 4 PM. Lasts about 30 odd minutes. This stunt show is based on 1995 movie, Waterworld, directed by Kevin Reynolds. Plot happens in 2500 when all of Polar ice has melted, submerging the land. Only a small number of survivors are still alive, desperate to find some dry land
August 25, 2015 10:39 AM (IST)

Interim Thoughts

The upcoming Bangalore municipal election is a test for Sonia Gandhi

Bangalore, Indias so called Silicon Valley is as silicon as cosmetic silicon. It is a fake. A pretender. Congress has been in power since 2013. And in the last 2 odd years, the city has become a bigger pretender.
Electricity is as predictable as the Indian monsoon and perhaps the monsoon is more reliable than the electricity in Bangalore. When it rains, electricity stops (and oh, by the way in the 21st century we are still just about getting the powerlines underground).
The sewage situation in Bangalore [...]
August 25, 2015 10:36 AM (IST)

Mohkum Photoblog

The nature's gift!

August 25, 2015 10:30 AM (IST)

Mumbai Daily

Monochrome mania

Inside the ruins of the ancient Vasai fort.
For history please click  here
To view classic monochromes from around the world please click  here
August 25, 2015 06:42 AM (IST)

Our world

Dome of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya (Museum) in Mumbai.
To view images from around the world or to participate in this fabulous meme please click  here
August 25, 2015 06:00 AM (IST)

Ramblings & Musings


I am posting some pictures of our little pumpkin patch. We sowed some seeds around 3 months back and now the plants have grown prodigiously. We see beautiful yellow flowers every morning. But alas we are yet to see any pumpkins. I understand that there are male and female flowers and only when cross pollination takes place pumpkins will appear. We are anxiously awaiting appearance of little pumpkins :)
August 25, 2015 05:00 AM (IST)

Desi Traveler

Travel Tuesday: Hanuman and Priest

Read the original post on desi Traveler - India Travel Blog. Family- Nature- Photography
Travel Tuesday: Hanuman and Priest

  Hanuman & Priest  So we return to  Travel Tuesday picture after a long time.  The image was clicked at Sitaram Bagh Temple in Hyderabad when I visited the same on the 180th anniversary of the temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and was actually built by Marwari trading family from Rajasthan, who [Continue Reading By Clicking Here...]

This awesome post [...]

August 25, 2015 03:02 AM (IST)

Anki On the Move

Mexican Fiesta 2015:America,Photos,Videos

Can Death be celebrated?Mexico of all surprises me.When I asked my hubby on his thoughts on why Skull is used widely in Mexico his opinion was may be that has got to do something with the Mafias that may represent Danger.Howsoever I tried to grasp his theory something in me failed and so I asked a Mexican Vendor who explained it all to me.Oh yes watch my video to know more about Mexican Fiesta Milwaukee Live:
 'We celebrate the day of the dead on November 2nd (Día de Muertos) .During the day [...]
August 25, 2015 02:25 AM (IST)

Travel at Bhushavali

Dunkin Donuts & More - A Review (Chennai - Tamil Nadu)

Ithu Sweet Vada Thaana?

That was quote on the a full front page ad on the newspaper when finally Dunkin Donuts opens in Chennai!!! Vada is a south Indian savory snack made of gram flour, which has a similar shape like donut!!!! So a day before they opened, a few of us were there to check out their menu and enjoy their food. 

At Chennai its opened at one of the very new awesome mall callead the Phoenix Mall, at the ground floor, easily accessible from the parking lot! The interiors and installations [...]

August 25, 2015 01:50 AM (IST)

Ottimo Cucina Italiana Restaurant - A Review (Chennai - Tamil Nadu)


“Rocky and Mayur have ventured out to explore food from all parts of India and curate videos on I'm contributing my part by relishing my favorite dishes at Ottimo Cucina Italiana  and sharing my views with you all!  You can also upload your video review on AskMe and stand a chance to meet Rocky and Mayur.” 
-  Edit  dt. 26/07/2015 abv. Orig article below published dt.27/12/2012
I've already written overall about [...]

August 25, 2015 01:50 AM (IST)

In a Traveler's words

Sail Amsterdam 2015

Sail is the maritime event that happens once in 5 years in Amsterdam. Ships from all over thr world come to Amsterdam. Often the countries send their naval representatives, some their cultural flavours and many have happy little boats sailing by. It is larger than life and a definite treat for the eyes. I totally recommend Sail 2020

INS Tarangini is India's navy training ship. They sailed for 3 months and had a beautiful tri colour flying it's vibrance off in the summer day. Best of all- the captain [...]

August 25, 2015 12:48 AM (IST)

Ananya Tales

Happiness Boutique

Happiness is what I felt when I received this package which came all the way from Berlin, Germany.
Happiness is when you receive a handwritten note.
Happiness is when you look at the piece of jewelry which looks even more beautiful in reality than online.
Happiness is their name and Happiness is what they spread.
Thank you Happiness Boutique for sending me this beautiful gem stone studded statement necklace !
If you want to buy this beauty for yourself then check it out here- [...]
August 25, 2015 12:30 AM (IST)

August 24, 2015

Ananya Tales

Vintage Clothing

In this modern era of wearing high end labels and designer wear, something that grabs your attention is vintage clothing. My personal vintage clothing collection is very limited. Fringes have been my favorite trend this season, I keep crushing over fringe flapper dress. Sadly I don't own one but hey I know someone who does.

Introducing a new blogger  Aakanksha Katihar, I absolutely  love her flapper dress and the way she carries it off with ease and style. This piece of vintage clothing [...]

August 24, 2015 11:42 PM (IST)

Indian Independence day in USA

Guest Post by Charu :

As a mom I always try to tell something or the other to my kids about our country but if it is in picture it will have a long lasting memory. So some of the mothers got together and planned an Independence Day celebration.

The idea was floated a week before and so started all the rehearsals for a dance routine, teaching kids Desh Bhakti(Patriotic) songs and national anthem. We included a flag making activity and best part was teaching kids that saffron  is at the top, white [...]

August 24, 2015 11:41 PM (IST)

Be on the road

Doors Open - Exploring Culture in Madrid

Boasting a total of fifteen cities graded as UNESCO World Heritage sites, and third in total number of national properties behind only Italy and China, the depth and breadth of Spain’s cultural wealth is astonishing. And across the country you’ll find over forty-four separate cultural, natural or “mixed” properties inscribed on UNESCO’s list.
So whether you’re into architecture, history or art, the issue is not where to find it all but where to start on your city breaks. Madrid, Spain’s [...]
August 24, 2015 11:03 PM (IST)

Ananya Tales

How to Embrace your Curly Hair

My adult life has been spent in daily battle against my hair. Thick, wiry and frizzy - naturally the consistency of a scouring pad - the only way I feel it looks respectable is when a professional does it or when I punish it at home with hair straighteners.

I got my first pair of ceramic straighteners in 2008. It seemed almost miraculous to me that with the flick of a switch I could transform my messy mop, my curly hair into something sleek and smooth. I fell in love.
Soon I was using them almost every [...]

August 24, 2015 10:27 PM (IST)

Indrani Share

Flamenco Dance Show, Seville, Spain

Watching a Flamenco Dance was in the top of our must do list in Seville. There was this theater La Casa Del Flamenco close to the hotel we were staying which had the Flamenco Dance shows in the evening. Tickets  We were already late for the first show in the evening and the second show which was to start at 8.30 too had all the tickets sold out. The organizers told us to return at 8 to check
August 24, 2015 10:14 PM (IST)

Thru' the Lens

China Trip

August 24, 2015 10:09 PM (IST)


A visit inside Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral church)

After I arrived in Berlin, I was always fascinated by the European architecture because in India we get to see those architectures very rare. On top of that, after watching Continue Reading →
August 24, 2015 09:16 PM (IST)