Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Week 22/Day 151 - Sausalito, CA


This day, an year ago: We were in Sausalito. As soon as you enter this place, you would be transported to a french-riviera for few hours. It has tiny yet beautiful shops and with SFO skyline view at a distance, it cannot get better than that!

For lunch, S ordered an Eggplant Ravioli with Tomato sauce (the pic) and my all time favorite - Potato Gnocchi with Marinara Sauce.  Yum Yum!

Siri

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Week 22/Day 150 - Bryce Canyon, Utah

























This day, 2 years ago: We were in Bryce Canyon, one of the most gorgeous and splendid nature's beauty we ever witnessed. Almost everybody visits Grand Canynon. Try Bryce next time, I am sure you will fall in love with this place, just like we did. :-)

Siri

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Week 22/Day 149 - Cookie sale @ Cakewala..


There was (still might be on, not sure) a cookie sale in front of Cakewala and we went there to get some. I got oatmeal cookies for myself and they tasted crunchy and delicious. :-)

Siri

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Week 21/Day 148 - Our humble house warming



(taken from iphone camera)

Today, we finally moved into a new apartment (after a lot of search and research) and we couldn't be more happier than this very moment. :-). Also, S and his friends moved into a new office space of their own.

As Henry Ford once said - "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success."..

Cheers to some new, exciting beginnings!.

Siri

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Week 21/Day 147 - Our New Induction Cooktop


(taken from an iphone camera)

This is our new induction cooktop, a substitute for our cooking needs until we get a new gas connection. :-)

Siri

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Week 21/Day 146 - the very famous Maiya's


(taken from an iphone camera)

If you in Jayanagar 4th block, you gotta visit this place. The food is good (but I felt the waiters there were a bit snobb-ish. Have to visit again to re-affirm that statement) and if you have some extra bucks to shell out, do try their "Swarna Mandir" where everything is served in silver thalis. :-)

Must try - Khara bath and Rava Idli. Yum!

Siri

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Week 21/Day 145 - Hello Miss Sunshine


(taken from an iphone camera)

“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.”

~ an Irish blessing

Siri

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Week 21/Day 144 - Fresh Veggies


(taken from an iphone camera)

I was curious about what all vegetables were available in supermarkets here. A quick stroll in Big Bazaar made it evident that the variety is nice, Not sure about their prices yet. ;-)

Siri

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Week 21/Day 143 - Furniture Shopping


(taken from an Iphone camera)

We have almost zeroed in on our apartment. :-) So, off we went for furniture shopping at some local furniture stores and ofcourse S's favorite store - Style Spa.

Siri

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Week 21/Day 142 - Pulagam


After a week long of *eating-out-almost-everywhere-in-bangalore*, all we needed was a simple yet tasty pulagam. Here is the recipe for it.

Siri

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Week 20/Day 141 - Minerva Coffee Shop


(taken from iphone camera)

Everybody in S's family are ardent fans of Minerva Coffee Shop. They have been coming here for 18+ years and all four of them have their respective favorites. :-). They have two branches in Hyderabad - one in Himayat nagar and the other in Banjara Hills. Last night we all went for dinner at BH's location. Loved the food and how fondly they all recollected their memories of this place.

Siri

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Week 20/Day 140 - Magaya (Mango Pickle) in making...


We are back in Hyderabad for a quick trip and at my mother's place both my mom & grandmom were busy peeling and chopping some raw mangoes to make maagaya (mango pickle) for this season. They didn't let me help them, so all I did was shoot some pics and hear their chatter. ;-)... this is just one of the half filled tubs of cut mango pieces. Once, it is done, later I will post the end product!

Siri

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Week 20/Day 139 - A New Beginning


(taken from iphone camera)

It was May of 2010 when I fervently wished I get a job in my dream company. And today is the Day One of it being a reality..:-).

Siri

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Week 20/Day 138 - Waiting for the day to begin...


(taken from iphone camera)

We went for a morning walk today and I clicked this beautiful flower then. waiting for the day to begin and get done soon at the same time as I have a feeling it is gonna be exhausting!

Siri

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Week 20/Day 137 - Shop, Eat, Meet...


(taken from my iphone camera)

Myself, MadsMittu and her best friend P & P's cousin met here at Bangalore Central today. It was my first time meeting Mads and no, it didn't feel that way at all. :-) We instantly hit it off and  it was so surreal as I already met Mittu when we were back in US. :-). It is hard to find people with the same wavelength and am lucky to have one here in Bang and few others back in US.

Hugs to you all. and Yes, DK, we missed you so much!

Mads  FB page
Mittu's FB page
DK's FB page


Siri

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Week 20/Day 136 - Apartment hunting...


(taken from iphone camera)

Frantic apartment search in progress. Have to find the right fit which satisfies us and our requirements.. Hope to find one soon. *fingers crossed*

Siri

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Week 20/Day 135 - Sunday Times...


(taken from iphone camera)

Haven't read news-in-paper for last 6 years as everything was available online. It feels good to read it cover-to-cover after a long time with a hot cup of chai in one hand :-)

Siri

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Week 19/Day 134 - Mast Kalandar....


(taken from Iphone camera)

I am sure almost everybody who are passionate about food or not, (including myself) have a secret dream of opening up their own restaurant one day but for only few it turns into a reality. Mast Kalandar is one such successful venture which was started by two software professionals - Gaurav Jain & his wife. We had read about them many months ago (when we were in US) and we had to go, check it out. I have to say I was not disappointed at all. I have ordered HP 3 (Halka Phulka 3) which comes with - 3 phulkas, daal tadka, kofta curry, paneer bhurji , rice, a simple carrot, cucumber salad, raita, a gulab jamun and chaas (buttermilk with ginger, herbs etc). Donot miss out of their chaas. It was so refreshing that I had to go for an other glass.

 Watch their story here, where he shares his journey and tell us all about how they could fulfill their dream. :-)

Siri

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Week 19/Day 133 - Hello Bengaluru..


(taken from iphone camera)

I have never been to Bangalore before and this will be out first stint ever. I am both excited & a tiny bit wary as we have to start all over again - both personally and on the professional front. *fingers crossed*.. I hope this city treats us well.......:-)


Siri

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Week 19/Day 132 - Playing with sugar..


..had some brown sugar sachets and as I was too busy packing for tomorrow trip, this is the only random click I could manage. :-)

Siri

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Week 19/Day 131 - Peace..


(from archives) - taken at Karma Kitchen, DC last year.

Not exactly a silhouette shot, like Nags and Divya posted. Transitioning between places right now, so no time to take a proper photograph, in peace. Hope that comes back to me real soon. :-)

Siri

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Week 19/Day 130 - Ammama, I love you..


You have seen her before and here she very shyly poses again for my camera. :-)..My very adorable ammama (grand mother; mom's mother). She is definitely the sweetest thing ever..

Siri


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Monday, May 9, 2011

Week 19/Day 129 - Bhindi Fry in making...






















I am at my mom's house today for lunch and here she is making my favorite - Bhindi (Okra) with onions, spices and lots of love. Simple yet yumm!

Siri

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Week 19/Day 128 - Flowers from our garden...


I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.


~ Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"


These flowers are called "Ganneru Poolu" in Telugu and are from my mother's backyard garden. :-) Not sure what they are called in English.

Siri

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Week 18/Day 127 - Stairs...


Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


P.S - this staircase is from my MIL's house...

Siri


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Friday, May 6, 2011

Week 18/Day 126 - Dear Curry Leaf plant..


Both at my MIL's house and my mother's house, there is a curry leaf plant in their backyards. Whenever they want to use to some, all they have to do is pluck a sprig and use right from the tree. :-).I call these simple pleasures of life....

Siri

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Week 18/Day 125 - Mangoes....


If you are in India....that too in summers....and doing a project 365, you ought to put up a pic of some yummy mangoes...Isn't it?

;-)

Siri

Week 18 in pictures

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Week 18/Day 124 - Home Sweet Home


As soon as you enter my MIL's house, this is what you see. an idol of Lord Nataraja. It is beautiful, isn't it?

Siri

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Week 18/Day 123 - Landed...


(from archives)

Now now, before you make any assumptions about why the hell my feet are in water etc, let me clarify.

After 20+ hours of traveling and hopping-on-and-off planes, we finally reached India (Hyd), jet-lagged, tired, basically with no energy to even sit-up-straight, forget about taking a photo for Project 365. :-).

Hence, I chose this pic from our Hawaii trip, inspired by Nags pic. Thanks babe..

Siri


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Monday, May 2, 2011

Week 18/Day 122 - A lost monday...


We were on our flight today and since we were travelling across continents & timezones..our Monday was essentially lost in the transition.....:-)


Siri

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Week 18/Day 121 - Get Set Go!


All bags packed.. All ready to go...All set to fly....Get Set Go! (May 1st 2011)

Siri

Week 18 in pictures
 
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