India loves to pose – 15

India loves to pose series contains random pictures of people in different moods and gears captured during a moment in their story. I believe that behind every face lies a story. Proud owner of … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes


Menthehittina Raitha

You can prepare this without much hassle if you have Menthedittu ready. Time Required: 5 Minutes Ingredients: 4 tbsp Menthedittu / Menthehittu 1 ½ Cups Curds 1tsp Oil ½ tsp Mustard … [Read More...]


Steamed Corn

Time Required: 15 Minutes Ingredients: 2 American sweet Corn cobs or any ordinary Corn cobs Butter Lemon Juice Salt and Pepper to taste Method: Peel Corn and cut the Corn into 2 or 3 … [Read More...]


Boiled Tapioca

Boiled Tapioca is very popular in Kerala. This is served with different types of chutneys. Time Required: 10 Minutes … [Read More...]


Seemebadanekayi Sippe Chutney

Chutney prepared using Chayote peel. Time Required: 15 Minutes Ingredients: Peel of 1 Seemebadanekayi / Chayote Squash ½ Cup Grated Coconut 1tbsp Udinabele / Urad Dal/ Black Gram split 5 … [Read More...]


Besan Chila

Also known as Puda in Gujrathi, this is healthy and tasty dish prepared using Gram flour. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Cups Gram Flour 1 Tomato 1 Onion or ½ Cup chopped Spring … [Read More...]


Sauthekayi Palya

A side dish prepared using Cucumber. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cucumber 2 Green Chilies, Chopped finely Few curry leaves 2tbsp Grated Fresh Coconut 2tsp Oil 1tsp … [Read More...]


Halpi – Fried Gram Burfi

A very easy to make sweet dish prepared using fried Gram.  Another name for this recipe is Hurigadale Burfi and perfect to make during Gombe habba (Dasara). Cuisine: North Karnataka Time Required: … [Read More...]



Kadambi Waterfalls

As we drove into Kudremukh National Park mesmerized by the scenic beauty all around, we came across a lovely waterfall known as Kadambi Waterfalls by the roadside. We tumbled out of the vehicle … [Read More...]


Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary

Picture1 - Buffer zone of  the Sanctuary Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary Sanctuary is situated approximately 301 kms from Bangalore in Haveri district.  It is 8 kms away from Ranebennur town.  … [Read More...]


Lady Cannings Seat

Coonoor and Ooty are famous for their view points. Lady Cannings Seat is one of them. View of tea estates and plains around Nilgiris is best enjoyed from here. An endearing small Victorian style … [Read More...]


Kavadi Kere

A beautiful lake spread over 62 acres shines like glass reflecting the blue sky and the hills all around it.  The floating dried leaves along with lily leaves creates a lovely pattern over it.  Beside … [Read More...]

Mavinakere Sri Lakshmi Venkataramanaswamy temple


I had a strong desire to visit our family deity Sri Ranganatha Swamy also known as Mavinakere Ranga in Mavinakere and I could fulfill this desire last year. I had heard that we have to trek on a … [Read More...]


Ghati Subramanya Temple

Ghati Subramanya temple of great reverence is a piligrimage center situated near Doddaballapur, 60 Km from Bangalore. Ghati Subramanya temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya and Lakshmi … [Read More...]


Dolphins Nose View Point, Coonoor

The winding narrow roads into the thick shola forest and tea estates lead to the Dolphins Nose viewpoint. I love the adventurous drive to this place. The peak is at 6,000 feet above sea level, an … [Read More...]

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Orchid Calanthe Sylvatica

I saw many Calanthe Sylvatica plants in bloom in a green house in Kemmangundi maintained by the horticulture department. It was a beautiful sight. Immediately I bought a plant from a nursery in … [Read More...]


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