Devarakolli Waterfalls

Devarakolli Waterfall

It is now the time of the season when Waterfalls are the happiest and tumble in full glory. The perennial waterfalls are happy at the increase in volume and the annual waterfalls are more than … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Sweet Corn and Mint Chaat

Sweet corn entry into the Indian markets has added more scope to the Indian cuisine. Here is a recipe for a tangy and spicy evening snack. Time Required: 25 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Cups … [Read More...]

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Cucumber Dosa

A crepe prepared using Cucumber and Rice. Time Required: 20 Minutes + Soaking Time Ingredients: 1 Cup Rice 1 Cup Coconut 1 Cucumber 4 Green Chilies ½ tsp Turmeric Powder Oil for … [Read More...]

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Balekayi Dose

Crepes prepared using Raw Banana. Time Required: 20 Minutes + Soaking Time Ingredients: 1 Cup Raw Rice 2 Raw Banana 2 Green Chilies, Chopped finely 1 Onion, Chopped finely 4 Sprigs … [Read More...]

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Masala Gawar

Cluster beans prepared using spices. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Cups Gawar / Gorikayi / Cluster Beans, Chopped finely 1 Onion 4 sprigs Coriander leaves 2tsp Pomegranate … [Read More...]

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Avalakki Panch Kajjaya

This sweet powdery dish is prepared as prasada / blessed food in temples and at home during festivals. Panch means five and five ingredients go into preparing this dish. Time Required: 10 Minutes … [Read More...]

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Hayagreeva

Hayagreeva is a sweet dish rich in proteins prepared using Bengal Gram, Jaggery and Dry fruits.  This dish is prepared in Madhwa / community households and Rayara Matha during festivals.  This is also … [Read More...]

Coconut Burfi

Coconut Burfi

A sweet dish prepared using fresh Coconut.   This is very popular in South India and in Kannada Coconut Burfi it is known as Khobbari Mithai. Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup … [Read More...]

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Chole

Chik peas in tomato gravy and spices also known as Channa.  It is a common side dish in the state of Punjab and it is usually served with Batura, which is a deep fried bread.  It also tastes good with … [Read More...]

Travel

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Mini Forest in J.P.Nagar Bangalore

At a walkable distance from our house is a Mini forest maintained by the forest department. Picture1 - Mini Forest An early morning walk inside the mini forest delighted us with sights and … [Read More...]

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Vintage car museum, Udaipur

The Maharanas of Udaipur were connoisseurs of cars. These vintage beauties on wheels like Cadillac, Chevrolet, Morris, Rolls Royce, and so on are displayed within the grounds of the Garden Hotel in … [Read More...]

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Begur Temple

On the banks of Begur lake in Bengaluru is a 1300 year old Begur temple dedicated to the Pancha Lingas. Begur was a Jain settlement and a center of Vedic and Sanskrit studies. The Dravidian style … [Read More...]

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BR Hills

"Biligiri Rangaiah, Neene Helaiah Sri Ranganayakiya Chandulli Chaluvaiah…" The above is a popular song of the 70's from the Kannada movie Sharapanjara, which was sung by P.Susheela and the lyrics … [Read More...]

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Kemmanagundi

Kemmanagundi was the chosen summer retreat of Maharajah Krishnaraja Wodeyar VI and hence it is still known as K.R.Hills. The place with its beautiful lush green hills, shola forests, waterfalls and … [Read More...]

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Bhagamandala

Bhagamandala is famous for the confluence of the 3 sacred rivers, Cauvery, Sujyothi and Kanike and also for the Kerala style temple dedicated to Bhagandeshwara / Lord Shiva. Cauvery flows at this … [Read More...]

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Jaipur

I have been to Jaipur three times in different seasons and every time I have been mesmerized by the place. Jaipur also known as Pink city is the capital of Rajasthan. It is situated 300 Km from New … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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Orchid – Vanilla Planifolia

Everyone loves Vanilla Ice-cream and this flavor goes well when served with any of the Indian sweets like Gulab Jamoon, Gajar Halwa, Moong Dal Halwa, Kheer, and so on. It would surprise you to know … [Read More...]

Sampige - Champaka Tree

Sampige Mara

Sampige Marada Hasirele Naduve Kogile Haadiththu Ada Keli Na Mai Marethe Swara ondu Aagle Kalithe Na Haadide Ee Kavithe (2) Chikkovo Chikkovo Ennutha Kogile Haditthu This is a famous … [Read More...]

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Jacaranda Tree

March is the beginning of spring in South India and it is always a stress time for us students cramming for the examinations. The walks during the short breaks in the evening from studies would be … [Read More...]

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Machi Patram – Japanese Mugwort

Also known as Manchpatre in Kannada, Yomogi in Japanese, and Tite Pati in Hindi, Machi Patram - Japanese Mugwort is a perennial grown for its ornamental and medicinal values. Various species of … [Read More...]

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Orchid Diplocentrum Recurvum

Perched on a tree near the KSTDC restaurant was this Orchid plant in bloom. Query to Prejith on identification of this wild orchid led to the name Diplocentrum Recurvum. This epiphytic Orchid is … [Read More...]

Arjuna Tree

Arjuna Tree

The name Arjuna conjures up the image of the Pandava brother Arjuna with bow and arrow riding on the chariot driven by Lord Krishna.  The majestic evergreen tree lives up to the image with tough bark … [Read More...]

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Garlic Creeper

Garlic creeper is a delight to grow as it shoots up very fast and when in bloom it is a sight to behold! Plant Summary: The name is derived because the leaves when crushed smells of garlic. The … [Read More...]

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