Biryani on Brigade road (Anjappar) ๐Ÿฒ

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 flowerโค๏ธ

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…

Nasi & Mee: A scrumptious affair ๐Ÿ

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: Mango๐Ÿฅญ๏ผ‹Showers๐ŸŒง

Yesterday Bangalore city had rains๐ŸŒง. 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 ๐Ÿ๐Ÿง†

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 ๐Ÿง

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 ๐Ÿฐ. 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 ๐Ÿ

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 ๐Ÿ; the sunburst…

POTD: Day out in downtown Bangalore ๐Ÿš—

Warm sun โ›…๏ธ + cool breeze๐ŸŒฌ + canopy of trees ๐ŸŒณ + sprinkling of flowers ๐ŸŒธ+ parking space in downtown Bangalore ๐Ÿš— = blissful day out in Bangalore ๐Ÿ˜˜ !! 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 bookstore๐Ÿ˜Œ And so Blossom…

A New November ๐Ÿ”†

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 ๐Ÿช”. And the best part is they remain for the whole of November and December till the New Year….

A walking trail in Cubbon Park ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒธ

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 ๐Ÿ’ฎ

I had earlier posted the pictures of our Akasha Mallige, the Indian Cork Tree ๐Ÿ‘‰Jasmine tree โ€โ€ 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 ๐ŸŽ‹

The newspapers claim this to be the wettest October in Bangalore so farโ˜”๏ธ. 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 ๐ŸŒถ

Nando’s flame grilled peri-peri chicken ๐Ÿ—…๐Ÿ˜‹ 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…

October bliss โ˜”๏ธ

Puja holidays have started in Bangalore, schools are closed for the next 10 days and people are mulling travel ๐Ÿ˜€. The intermittent rains and the cloudy days give a kind of holiday feel to Bangalore. Bliss !! The gardeners had cropped the rain lilies in September; but now they have grown back and are beginning…