POTD: White Moon ๐ŸŒ

Irrespective of how old you are and how often you have seen the moon during the day, you still can’t help exclaiming “The moon is out early !” How come ? You wonder silently. And if you are with company, you point the moon out to the other(s)๐Ÿ˜Š. “Look !” And that was it. Can…

POTD: A moment in memory

This would be a familiar picture for many. Any guesses !? I do not know if it is still there; this was an exhibit at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. We were there in 2017 ๐Ÿ‘‰Singapore Day #2: ArtScience Museum, Gardens by the Bay & Marina Bay Sands I don’t remember seeing any…

POTD: Champa โ€โ€

A reference to the Champa is found in almost all books Indian. It’s sweet scent is what attracts the pen “From across the road, the dense heavy scent of the champak wafts in.” writes Anita Nair about her home in Bangalore in the book Goodnight and God Bless ๐Ÿ‘‰A charming slice of life ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ“– I…

POTD: Jacaranda ๐Ÿ’œ

If there is one common theme that threads the nostalgic memoirs of Bangaloreans, it has to be the flowering trees of the Garden City ๐ŸŒณ. Among the plethora of trees in Bangalore, two are always fondly recalled – the Jacaranda and the Champa. I had no clue what the Jacaranda looked like….until now. It’s flowers…

POTD: Sweet and in season ๐Ÿ‡

Sunday mornings we have a local vegetable seller set up shop at the apartment complex. And today he had grapes, the slender, seedless green variety. Sweet !! As Ruskin Bond reminded fruits are a compensation for the summer heat. ๐Ÿ˜Ž To know which fruit is in season, you just have to look at the push…

POTD: A quirky bunch

A vase from Ikea, a wine bottle, a tea pot and a sugar bowl. A quirky bunch, but they sit in perfect harmony on the kitchen counter housing the money plants๐ŸŒฟ. I like them.

POTD: Delirious in the desert ๐Ÿœ

A smile from yesteryear can being a smile today too ! A memory from the desert safari in Dubai in March 2018. ๐Ÿ‘‰Marhaba Dubai: The Desert Safari. It was a holiday with my college friends. The lady putting the henna designs was charging Dhs. 30 per hand. Immediately, my friend and I worked out the…

POTD: Farm to home ๐Ÿ

Pineapples from Kerala๐Ÿ; grown in our relative’s land and hence has the premium tag of being 100% organic. And they are enormous too; speaks about the fertility of the land and the well tending hands !! Living in Bangalore, it’s food items that we prize during our visits home in Kerala. Though we can get…

POTD: New Year, new light ๐Ÿ•ฏ

โ€œTo shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.โ€ –  Roy T. Bennett, author of The Light in the Heart.  Happy New Year 2021 ๐Ÿฅณ

POTD: Christmas Lights ๐ŸŒŸ

Our apartment complex is lit up with stars and fairy lights. The scene is lovely; cold weather and bright lights !! Christmas is just 4 days away๐ŸŽ„ !! Till next post, take care !!

POTD: Roses ๐Ÿ’ฎ

A bouquet of flowers can be a lovely treat. I got these from one of the hawkers at a traffic junction in Bangalore. It’s a way for them to make ends meet. I don’t normally buy flowers, but these looked very pretty; the buds look the prettiest !! There were bouquets of red roses๐ŸŒน and…

POTD: Lights outโ—๏ธ

“People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (famous for the theory of the five stages of grief) A photo a day keeps my blues away…

POTD: I like what I see ๐Ÿ•ฏ

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucious It was a full day of rain in Bangalore, most likely the effect of the cyclone Nivar along the coast of the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. Colder the night, brighter the flame !! Till next post, take care !!

POTD: November Rain ๐ŸŒƒ

I keep a T light candle lighted by my kitchen window. The small glow gives me warmth and company as I wash the dishes at night. Nights are cold in Bangalore now. On one rainy evening, the rain drops created this beautiful sight in front of me. The light outside is from a street light…

POTD: Diwali lights๐Ÿ’ก

Happy Diwali ๐Ÿช” November nights are cold here in Bangalore, but aglow with a thousand LEDs. It’s a lovely sight to see. Almost every balcony is decorated and it’s hard not to be mesmerized by the twinkling lights. It’s that time of the year again and it’s beautiful !! Till next post, take care !!

POTD: Misty morning in Namma Bengaluru

All seasons are to be enjoyed !! The weather in Bangalore is glorious. The view outside today morning was magical. My apartment is on the 1st floor, so this is a bottom up view. For someone living on the 14th floor, the top down view would be equally spectacular !! Have a great day ahead…

POTD: Fish Biryani

I make fish biryani atleast once a week. Easy to make one pot meal keeps everyone happy. The fish I used this time is boneless cubes of sea bass or kalanji in Malayalam.  Crispy pappadam and raita completes the meal๐Ÿ˜‹. The bright yellow hue also adds colour to an otherwise grey and cloudy day here in…