Young Monks

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. Young cheerful … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Potato Sandwich

Grilled Sandwich with spicy mashed Potato filling. Time Required: 1 Hour Serves: 4 Ingredients: 8 Plain Bread slices Butter 4 Potatoes 1 Cup Peas, Shelled and boiled 1 Onion, … [Read More...]

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Bettadanellikayi Murabba

Jam prepared using Indian Gooseberries.  The Gooseberries are available in India during November to January.  A branch of Gooseberry tree is stuck in a Tulsi/Sacred Basil pot and worshiped during … [Read More...]

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Masaledar Corn and Capsicum

This side dish has the taste of sweetness from the Corn, sourness from the Tomatoes and flavor and crunchiness of Capsicum. Time Required: 25 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Sweet Corn … [Read More...]

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Sapadabhaksha

This sweet pudding is prepared as an offering to Lord Sathyanarayana and distributed to the devotees.  Performing Sathyanarayana Pooja on every full moon day is considered auspicious by the Hindus.  … [Read More...]

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Masaledar Alu Paratha

Indian bread stuffed with Potatoes and spices. I learnt to make Masaledar Alu Paratha from my Mami / Aunt who passed away two weeks back. This post is dedicated to her memory and her culinary … [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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Honey and Cinnamon Buns

Honey and Cinnamon Buns are a favorite among children during holidays. Number of Buns: 12 Ingredients: ¼ Cup Butter, Softened ½ Cup Honey ½ Cup Chopped toasted nuts 2 tsp Cinnamon … [Read More...]

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Baked Stuffed Capsicum

Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 6 small or medium sized Capsicum 1 Onion 1 Potato ½ Cup Shelled Peas 1tsp Sugar Juice of half Lemon 1tsp Green Chili Paste 1tsp Oil Salt to … [Read More...]

Travel

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Lambs rock, Coonoor

Lamb’s rock is a view point in Coonoor named after the collector Captain Lamb. The view point was made accessible by the effort and interest of Captain Lamb. Lambs rock is situated on the way … [Read More...]

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Albert Hall Jaipur

As we approached the Albert Hall Jaipur we were awe struck at the beauty of the building. I took photographs of the building from all angles. Hundreds of Pigeons on the building and in front of the … [Read More...]

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Kokkare Bellur

“Kokkare” in Kannada means Crane.  Kokkare Bellur village has got its name due to the fact that many migratory birds have found this place suitable to breed and nest.  Kokkare Bellur is approximately … [Read More...]

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Bangalore – Bengaluru

Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka and IT capital of India. Kempegowda was a Palegar of Vijayanagar empire who found Bangalore by chance and named the city Benda kalooru (the place where the … [Read More...]

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Omkareshwar Temple – Madikeri

In Madikeri / Coorg there is an ancient Omkareshwar temple dedicated to Lord Omkareshwara / Shiva which was built by Lingarajendra Wodeyar II in 1820.  The Omkareshwar temple is built in Kerala, … [Read More...]

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Janapada Loka, Ramanagaram

Janapada Loka is the result of the single minded dedication of Sri H.L.Nage Gowda to protect and promote folk art and culture of Karnataka. He was a retired bureaucrat and folklorist. Janapada Loka … [Read More...]

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Sims Park Coonoor

Sims park is named after J.D.Sim who was the secretary of the Madras Club in 1874. The garden is spread over 12 hectares with more than 1000 plant species at an elevation of 1780 mts above sea … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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Orchid Dendrobium Nutantiflorum

I was delighted to see this Dendrobium in full bloom in Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.  The bright reddish orange color of the flowers amazed me, as I had not seen any wild Orchids in red. This … [Read More...]

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Magnolia

My dad had bought a flower-sketching book for my sister and me and we used to sketch out the different exotic flowers from the book. One flower that always fascinated me was the Magnolia flower, … [Read More...]

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Petunia

Petunias are attractive tubular flowers that bloom in innumerable shades belongs to family Solanaceae.  It is native of South America and was discovered by James Tweedie. There are many species … [Read More...]

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Mushrooms in Kukkarahalli Kere

When I was walking in Kukkarahalli Kere last Sunday, I got to see many varieties of Mushrooms growing in the thicket.  Not a surprise as Mysore has received copious rains this … [Read More...]

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Asthisrinkhala

Plant Summary: The botanical name of this medicinal plant is Cissus Quadrangularis Linn. In Sanskrit it is known as Asthisrinkhala, Vajravalli, Dharavalli, Chaturdhara, Vajralatha. In English it is … [Read More...]

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Banyan Tree

O you shaggy-headed banyan tree standing on the bank of the pond, have you forgotten the little child, like the birds that have nested in your branches and left you? Do you not remember how he sat … [Read More...]

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Orchid Vanda Testacea

My joy knew no bounds when I found Vanda Testacea plants in full bloom in Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. The pale yellow flowers are very very cute. Added to the charm of the flowers is the light … [Read More...]

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