Bangalore to Chikmagalur: Road trip ๐Ÿ›ฃ

So here we are off on a trip to the Land of Coffee โ˜•๏ธ. Chikmagalur!! ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ’จ Getting out of Bangalore city makes you realise how vast the state of Karnataka is actually. And the roads, always straight roads; the fact that you can see the tarmac stretching for miles in front itself is a spectacular…

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 !!

Bandhej: Haute Handloom๐Ÿฅป

The newspaper this week had an article on “Revenge Shopping” by people after the Covid freeze. That’s not me I said to myself ๐Ÿ˜‡. I wanted to buy a few salwar kameez pieces; the shop kept sending me messages of their sale and thought why not? It’s been almost a year of waiting. Well….this is…

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: 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…

Punalur – A (road) trip down the memory lane (guest post)๐Ÿš‚

So far our road trip from Bangalore to Kerala was uneventful; we sped along the empty highways crossing Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and finally arrived at the borders of Kerala. After 8 hours of non-stop driving and a ยฝ-hr pitstop, it was the Tamil Nadu-Kerala interstate check post at Aryankavu which was proving to be a…

Bee an Angel (guest post) โžฐ๐Ÿ

I was comfortably seated in the cool ambience of an Audi Q3 Quattro. The Q3 moved and behaved like a king on the road; in the 650-odd km run to my home, I was constantly aware that no other vehicle overtook it. The cruise control served like a charm on long stretches, and the sporty…

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 !!

A glorious afternoon at Church street, Bangalore ๐ŸŽ‹

It’s been over a month since we stepped out of the apartment and it was high time. The kid’s mid-term exams were over, festival holidays were underway and we were yearning for a change in scenery. It was late morning on a Sunday and we drove over to MG Road. The shop fronts were decorated…

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…

Fun activity for the holidays at home ๐Ÿงฉ

It’s the first major break since school started in June. Travelling is ruled out during the Puja holidays this time. 10 days at home….what to do? We need an off screen activity and no books please as it’s a break from school and online classes. One fun project that comes to mind is jigsaw puzzles….

Blue start to a new month ๐Ÿ’™

The weekdays of 30 Sep and 1 Oct slid past together and it’s only on 2 Oct the realisation that a new month has dawned actually sank in. It helps that 2 Oct is a public holiday marking the birth anniversary of Gandhiji and this time it fell on a Friday. A long weekend to…

An afternoon in the city ๐Ÿ™

September is a birthday month; the kid had zeroed in on his birthday gift months in advance. The weekend was relatively relaxed since not much work spilled over from the weekdays and so we thought of going out and getting the gift shopping done. Saturday dawned as a sunny day, but by noon when we…

Life’s new normal ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ

Sept & Oct are busy months in the academic calendar. The mid-term exam dates are announced; there are both practical exams and theory papers. Practical exams without school !? Old habits die hard ๐Ÿ˜!! Yes, even during online classes, practical records are to be maintained for experiments that are to be watched on Youtube and…

Good times ahead ๐ŸŽ‰

Shashi Tharoor wrote “If America is a melting pot, then to me India is a thali, a selection of sumptuous dishes in different bowls. Each tastes different and does not necessarily mix with the next, but they belong together on the same plate and they complement each other in making the meal a satisfying repast.”…

Craving an Eat Out โ‰๏ธ๐Ÿน

This time the Independence Day, 15 August fell on a Saturday robbing us of a long weekend๐Ÿ™ƒ. ย You may ask whether in the present work from home and online classes situation, do holidays really matter? Isn’t it just another day at home ? Yes, they do matter. We need a break from the online classes…

On a learning trail ๐ŸŒฑ (guest post)

The morning air was crisp and cool, and the world was waking up to the sounds of chirping birds and squeaking squirrels foraging for food. My plan was to walk through the campus of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore along a serviced trail that stretched nearly 6 km. This stretch has twin benefits;…

Independence day photo trail ๐Ÿฆš

15 Aug 2020: Our 74th Independence day ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ We had flag hoisting in our apartment complex in the morning. On the digital front, Google announced this special day with a colourful doodle๐Ÿ˜˜. The public holiday also had a special treat for the residents of our apartment. Oven Story, a homegrown pizza brand was here to…