Thursday, November 27, 2008

Food-French delicacies

French- nation of gourmets, not only love their food but go a long way in presenting it. The best part of it is having lunch or dinner in french style whether at their homes or at the pavements of Bistros/ brasseries at our own time with wine of course. It takes some time to develop a taste for french cuisine, but have developed once, there will be no looking back and one will start enjoying it so much, they would start exploring the dishes of various regions of France and the local delicacies.

This is a working meal of noodles, chicken shreds, salad and baguette (bread)

Duck with sliced Potato and salad leaves

This one for veggies, shredded vegetables with mushrooms

Again for veggies but a better one- French fries with french beans

Sliced meat (raw ?) with sausages and a type of cabbage probably grown in Germany (Photograph is out of focus)
Combination of raw and smoked salmon over spaghetti and fish sauce
With over 350 varieties of cheese always, dessert is always cheese.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Few shots of a brick kiln

Famed Tulip gardens-No our own marigold

Just about a hours drive from Bangalore will lead to Narasapur, 15 kms away from the the gold mine of Kolar, We were in the midst of a power system survey in the interiors of Narasapur and suddenly this sea of yellow unveiled in front of us. It was shocking, for it for not expected but no less beautiful than famed tulip gardens of Holland.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kolapur_Mahalaxmi temple

The road from Belgaum to Kolapur is absolute beauty-comparable to the best in the world, The approximate distance of 120 kms can be covered in a little more than a hour. Kolapur is best known for the fame Kolapuri chappals and I learn later for the Mahalaxmi temple too. The temple is a exquisite beauty-first look reminds one - of the temples ate Belur-Halebidu. Set in black stone and is intricately carved

The entrance door to the temple complex

One of the Facades of the Temple

If you wonder what does one need in life, look below, Notice the pillow

Friday, November 14, 2008


My saga in the northern part of karanataka continues.
This is a beautiful country side of hukkeri, The weather in this part of karnataka is always moderate and gives a sort of English village feel (not that I have seen one, but the you read a lot in so many of the book). The chirping/tweeting and (what else I don't know ) of birds reaches a crescendo of sorts, believe me its a lovely experience.
The Village at a distance

A humble dwelling at the edge of a field

Just as the woman stares at her worldly belongings , imagine yourself here I am sure you will smell the earthy goodness of a village

Ah! This is my favorite, I could have taken a better shot, They make a lovely pair isn't?