Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

Jungle book was one of my favorite books and the movie by Disney bought this book alive. I think the makers of the movie toured Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary before making the movie. I am stating this … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Bagara Baingan

A side dish prepared using Egg Plants / Aubergine.  This dish is from Andhra Pradesh. Time Required: 40 Minutes Ingredients: 5 Brinjals Lemon sized Tamarind, soaked in water 1 big Onion, … [Read More...]

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Salad Platter

Salad is nutritious and good for health.  A portion of salad eaten during one of the meals helps the body get some fiber for easy absorption of food. Time Required:  15 … [Read More...]

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Yellina Chigali

Yellina Chigali is prepared using raw Black Sesame seeds on Nagara Chauthi festival.  The Sesame seeds are roasted before grinding to a powder during Nagara Panchami. Cuisine: Karnataka Time … [Read More...]

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Modaka

Modaka is a sweet dish, which is a favorite of Lord Ganesha. This is prepared on festivals or rituals dedicated to Lord Ganesha like Ganesh chathurthi, Sankanshti, Gana Homa/Havan etc. Time … [Read More...]

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Panaka

Lemon Juice prepared with Jaggery and served during Rama Navami festival. Time Required: 10 Minutes … [Read More...]

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Mysore Set Dosa

The crepes/pancakes are served in sets.  Earlier a Mysore Set Dosa consisted of 4 Dosas, now it is 3 Dosas in a set.  It is a filling breakfast served along with Chutney and Sagu or Kurma. Time … [Read More...]

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Alu Palak

A side dish with gravy using Spinach and Potatoes.  Alu Palak is a very popular dish of North India. Cuisine: North India Time Required: 30 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 Big bunches … [Read More...]

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Chocolate Burfi

Cook up this chocolate burfi / squares on Valentine’s Day and surprise your valentine. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Sugar 3 tsp Butter 2tsp Cocoa powder 1 Cup Milk … [Read More...]

Travel

Kabini River

Kabini or Kapila River

The Kabini  or Kapila River, also called Kabani and Kapila, flows in southern India. It originates from Pakramthalam hills in Wayanad District of Kerala. Makkiyad River and Periya River join Kabini … [Read More...]

Vani Vilas Water Works

Vani Vilas Water Works, Mysore

100 years ago history was made when Mysore city got drinking water from the Cauvery River flowing 12 Kms away from the city. To manage the drinking water, two pumping stations were set, one at … [Read More...]

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Daria Daulat Bagh

Daria Daulat is the summer palace of Tipu Sultan, situated in Srirangapattana, 15 Kms from Mysore. The Indo-Sarcenic style palace was built by Tipu Sultan in 1784. The two storeyed palace is … [Read More...]

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Auli

Auli situated at a height of 3050 meters (9000 feet) above sea level in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand is a must visit place. The Himalayan snow slopes at Auli attracts skiers from across the world. … [Read More...]

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Jal Mahal, Jaipur

When I visited Jal Mahal, Jaipur in 1995, I was very disappointed to see the Man Sagar Lake in which it is situated was dry and dirty. The palace itself was not maintained well. I hoped that the place … [Read More...]

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Aquatic Birds of Kukkarahalli Lake

Recently there was a competition held in Bangalore between bird watcher's groups on the maximum number of birds sighted in a day.  Well I was not part of this competition, but would like to share some … [Read More...]

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Heritage buildings of Pondicherry

Apart from Parks, Beaches, Backwaters, Temples, Ashrams and Auroville another interesting aspect of Pondicherry are its heritage buildings.  The heritage buildings of Pondicherry comprises of … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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Honolulu Creeper

The flower bunches of this creeper is like a readymade delicate garland. It is very ideal to grow this creeper on pergolas and to line the compound. It adds a bonhomie feeling to the house or the … [Read More...]

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Sausage Tree

Sausage tree attracts a lot of attention, even from people who are not nature enthusiasts. I have seen many of them wondering whether the huge sausage like fruits is edible. No, the fruits are not … [Read More...]

Bethlehem Lily

Bethlehem Lily – Nishagandhi

Bethlehem Lily is known as Nishagandhi and Brahma Kamala in India. The botanical name is Epiphyllum Oxypetalum and belongs to Cactaceae (cactus) family. Nishagandhi is the name given because the … [Read More...]

Impatiens

Busy Lizzie – Impatiens

A single Busy Lizzie plant is enough to brighten up a garden. The botanical name is Impatiens walleriana and belongs to Balsaminaceae family. Busy Lizzie – Impatiens is a perennial herb and is native … [Read More...]

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Orchid Epidendron Ibaguense

Orchid Epidendron Ibaguense is also known as 'crucifix' orchid. The orchid shown below is a ‘crucifix’ orchid (Epidendron ibaguense). This orchid grows ‘wild’ on the mountain and many sprays of its … [Read More...]

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Bottle Brush Plant

Bottle Brush plant also known as Lemon Bottlebrush and Cheel in Hindi is a most sought after plant to landscape gardens. The botanical name is Callistemon viminalis and the plant belongs to family … [Read More...]

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Lion’s Ear

Plant Summary: Lion’s ear is an annual and is found growing wildly in the Cauvery bank area. In Kannada it is known as Kaaduthumbe, and Granthika in Sanskrit. The botanical name is Leonotis … [Read More...]

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