Category Archive for 'travel'

the road not taken at Horanadu

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Horanadu temple Originally uploaded by common man. The Annapoorneshwari temple at Horanadu is quite famous. We arrived at Horanadu yesterday night and witnessed the Mahamanglaarthi at this temple at 21:15, a beautiful event with a LOT of lighted lamps. The darshan – where you can walk past the diety (in this case, Goddess Annapoorneshwari) as […]

mesmerised by art at Belur

Monday, June 11th, 2007

mesmerised by the art Originally uploaded by common man. Here’s a moment when my mom is just amazed by the fantastic scupltures of Belur, which is more than just a temple but an exhibhition of art. More pictures…

shivaratri nightout

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

RwB: Today is MahaShivarathri It would be nice if you could share how you had spent this shivaratri. Here is my story.

procession at Malleswaram

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Procession at Malleswaram 18th Cross Ganesha temple this evening (TN Seetharam was a special guest though as I was watching the procession, didn’t go near the dias where I could’ve probably seen him). Just by chance I happened to end up at the right place at the right time, the timing was perfect to get […]

where to go during the year-end holidays?

Friday, December 15th, 2006

A lot of holidays are coming up with Christmas, New Year, etc. A lot of people already have planned out everything… …but a lot of others still aren’t very sure… In the past, I’ve seen that holidays look nice at first, but eventually it starts to get boring. Maybe a one day trip here or […]

bangalore driving – it can be different

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

With Bangalore traffic, some common sense is needed and its not really practical to blindly follow traffic rules every time, as long as it dosen’t put others to inconvenience or danger. The following is just an ad hoc incident, I don’t expect it to happen all the time. Recently I was driving home late evening. […]

when an injection became inevitable

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

[This is the memory of something that happened a few years ago, but written in present tense. Currently, dentist technology atleast in Dr. Mani’s clinic in Malleswaram (17th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleswaram) is quite sophisticated i.e. painless. I’ve found his work excellent and more than satisfactory.] I’ve always thoroughly loathed injections. Just the look of […]

history in the making

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Originally uploaded by common man. It felt like I was watching the Pyramids in progress… as I explored this massive structure the Global Pagoda under construction in Mumbai.

the colors of malleswaram 8th cross

Friday, October 27th, 2006

baNNa… nanna olavina baNNa! Originally uploaded by common man. There’s a lovely Kannada song “ille swarga ille naraka, berenilla suLLu” (right here is heaven, right here is hell, anything else is a lie) …and one can really experience that in Malleswaram 8th Cross esp during any festival season.

jaanapada jaatre photos

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

DSC01449 Originally uploaded by Prashanth Reddy. There was a folk dance festival in Bangalore and though I missed the event, I’m glad I didn’t miss these brilliant photos by Prashanth Reddy (thanks to Veena for this link! 🙂 )