A favourite destination in Bengaluru✈️

My alarm starts to ring, it’s 5:00 am on a Sunday morning; it’s still dark outside and my head feels groggy initially, but soon settles on a single line of thought, that I have to get a head start on the To Do list for the morning so as to make it out of the…

Biryani on Brigade road (Anjappar) 🍲

My first destination on the late Saturday morning was Commercial street in downtown Bangalore; it took more than an hour to reach there from Sarjapur side, the notorious Bangalore traffic is back in full josh. I was dropping off a few fabrics with the tailor, I had earlier bought a few Orissa Ikat printed fabrics…

POTD: May flower❤️

More popularly called the Gulmohur (Delonix regia), native to Madagascar – this tree has so many names – Flame tree, Firetree, Flamboyant, Royal poinciana – all thanks to the picturesque spreading canopy of reddish orange flowers. Gulmohur is also known as the May flower as it’s peak flowering season is May. The tree is currently…

Tree tales: Pretty in pink 💓🌳 (April series Part 𝟛 of 𝟠)

Strong wind💨, sheets of lightning and distant rumblings of thunder with sudden downpours of slanting rains🌧 mark the evenings now in Bangalore city; leaving cool crisp air for the night and waking up to fresh clear mornings. And speaking of mornings, who has the prettiest leaves in the sky ? Well there are many contenders…

Nasi & Mee: A scrumptious affair 🍝

Our eating out expeditions usually see us heading towards the Koramangala, Indiranagar and MG Road neighbourhoods in Bangalore; but closer to home at Sarjapur, there are a few good places to dine out too and Nasi & Mee at the Bay building in the IT park Brookfields Ecoworld is one such place. The Bay building…

POTD: Mango🥭+Showers🌧

Yesterday Bangalore city had rains🌧. The rain clouds arrived loaded and caused quite a stir among the city’s residents. Armed with mobile phones and cameras, people were ready to click, share and celebrate the cumulus arrival; but we missed on the umbrellas and some souls were drenched. No one’s complaining though, going forward the sudden…

Sly Granny: A medley of flavours 🍝🧆

1 Apr, Friday afternoon and we were off to downtown Bangalore for lunch. The traffic is back in full josh on Bangalore roads. The outer ring road in Bangalore has metro work going on and this has taken up one lane on the road; another lane was demarcated as an exclusive bus lane, thus leaving…

January: Reset and relish 🧁

It’s almost all dried fruits and nuts and less cake; it’s sweet, rich and the last of our plum cake from Anns Bakery, Kottayam, Kerala for this year 🍰. Their Christmas cakes comes in a pretty round tin box with five layers of wrapping – the outermost is a coloured (blue/green) cellophane cover you unwrap,…

POTD: December Light

A wooden Christmas tree and a very tall one at that, spotted inside the building named The Bay, located within the Ecoworld office complex at Sarjapur, Bangalore. It was early morning and we were on an appointment for a health check-up at RxDx located within the premises. At night the tree would be a pretty…

POTD: Bird-of-paradise flower 🐝

The winter months have dulled the colour of the gardens around our apartment complex. From my balcony, I can see the that the champa tree (White Frangipani) has shed all its leaves and has gone into hibernation. But near the champa tree a splash of orange has bloomed; it’s the Bird-of-paradise flower 🐝; the sunburst…

POTD: Day out in downtown Bangalore 🚗

Warm sun ⛅️ + cool breeze🌬 + canopy of trees 🌳 + sprinkling of flowers 🌸+ parking space in downtown Bangalore 🚗 = blissful day out in Bangalore 😘 !! Till next post, take care !!

A glorious sunday brunch @Lavonne

It’s been a while since our last visit to Church Street and this cloudy Sunday seemed apt for a revisit. I had made a list of the books I wanted to read; deliberately avoided ordering them from Amazon just so that I have an excuse to go and browse at the bookstore😌 And so Blossom…

A New November 🔆

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….

A walking trail in Cubbon Park 🌿🦋🌸

The two major green spaces in Bangalore are the Lalbagh & the Cubbon Park; the former a botanical garden and the latter a proper park. I have been to the Lalbagh, a sprawling 240 acres of greenery; but Cubbon park visit happened only this year. The first visit to the Cubbon Park was in March…

POTD: Allamanda 💮

I had earlier posted the pictures of our Akasha Mallige, the Indian Cork Tree 👉Jasmine tree ❀❀ growing in our apartment complex. Below it on the metal fence, you probably can see few pinkish magenta flowers. I first thought this to be a hybrid of the hibiscus; but later noticed that the leaves were different….

A City Getaway: ITC Gardenia 🎋

The newspapers claim this to be the wettest October in Bangalore so far☔️. The rains seem to be unpredictable, many areas in Bangalore have become waterlogged and IMD declared yellow alert in the city and it’s outskirts for a few days. But this is in the midst of the annual Puja holidays; we were really…

Nando’s @ Bangalore 🌶

Nando’s flame grilled peri-peri chicken 🍗…😋 Weekend is a time we try to venture out of the house and this weekend some shopping was also on cards. A visit to the mall sounded perfect and Phoenix Market City is one of our favourites. The mall this weekend was teeming with shoppers, schools are closed and…