The fairy lights are out ! The apartment complex is decorated with multi-coloured string lights wound spiralling the lamp posts and tree trunks; also twined along the hedges lining the entrances; we are ready for Diwali 🪔. And the best part is they remain for the whole of November and December till the New Year. In December, the Christmas stars are hung up too adding more light, colour and cheer!! It feels festive😊. Add to this the gentle drizzle in the evenings resulting in the colourful reflections and it becomes even more charming.
The evenings are cold but not even the drizzle can dampen the shopping fervour. The once empty malls and shopping lanes are teeming with people. I went to Commercial street to collect my salwars given for stitching and the place was a happy hub of shoppers.
Mornings are cloudy, the sun is a little late on most of the days; but the warm light is always welcome ⛅️
1 November is Karnataka Day and Kerala Piravi, formation day for both the states; Karnataka gives a holiday, while Keralites head to office in traditional wear, the ladies esp. make it a point to dress up in Kerala saris of beige and gold !
The first week of November is a holiday for Diwali and then it’s a frenzy of classes and exams before the next set of holidays for Christmas and New Year. Life goes on !
This weekend eat out was at The Fisherman’s Wharf near our home, reopened for business again.
We tried the Honey Chilli chicken which was as tasty as good looking. The dessert Apple Pie with Vanilla ice cream was another yummy stand out 😘
The other dishes we tried out were the Butter chicken Bao, Caesar salad and Chicken Ghee Roast with Malabar Parotta.
Have to mention the sad demise of the Kannada actor Puneet Rajkumar; it was a shocker to everyone, aged forty six and suffered a cardiac arrest.
Till next post, take care !!