Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Day 58/365 | Night view of the Temple

We couldn't get a darshan on our first day due to heavy rush. So, we had to be content with just walking around the streets of Tirumala and viewing the temple from outside.

Week 9 in pictures

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Day 57/365 | On our way Up..

We landed in Tirupati today and this picture is taken from our taxi, on our way up the seven hills.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Day 55/365 | Watermelons Everywhere..

Wherever I go, am seeing tons and tons of watermelons these days. Not that I am complaining about it as I absolutely love this fruit. Looks like summer is nearing with the temperatures too are soaring day by day. Now, the only thing left to officially welcome summer is a juicy mango!.Yay!

Next time, when you get a watermelon home, do try this refreshing Watermelon Ginger Limeade. :-)

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Day 54/365 | I am...preparing my weekend breakfast

On the menu - the classic combination of scrambled eggs on toast + orange juice. Nothing can beat that!

Week 8 in pictures

Friday, February 22, 2013

Day 53/365 | I am... fiddling around with Lightroom

..I do very minimal post processing (adjusting brightness and exposure) to all my photographs. I believe keeping their essence in tact is more important than just sheer beauty.

Recipe in the photo is the latest on my food blog - Achari Chana Pulao (Pickle Spiced Chickpea Rice)

Week 8 in pictures

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Day 52/365 | I am...horrified and sad... what happened today in my beloved city. Dilsukhnagar is an area I have grown up in. That's where I used to go to my coaching classes, watch cinemas, go for shopping, eat panipuri. That's where till date my Father In Law teaches in a MBA college (nearby the first bomb blast site) and that's where my cousin goes to her college. When the news broke that there had been two bomb blasts over there, I just couldn't believe my ears. Like everyone else I was in a denial mode and my first thought was - it must have been a gas cylinder. When it finally sinked in, tears just welled for the innocent people who were killed and injured in the terrifying accident.

It could have been me. It could have been you.

Here is a story the saddest of all. Abdul Wasif Mirza, who lost his left leg during 2007 Mecca Masjid blast was there selling T-shirts on the pavement where the incident happened today. It took him almost an year to get back to normal the first time around and now he has serious injuries on his back & other leg.

Does terror have any religion or colour? No, its main aim is to create panic and chaos in the hearts of people.

Sorry to disappoint you Mr.Terror. We, Hyderabadis are much stronger than you think we are. We might be suffering now, but you will never scare us. We are here to stay and face all odds, together. You better just run away with your tail between legs.

May God give peace to the people who were killed & injured and lots of strength to their families. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers today.


Week 8 in pictures

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Day 51/365 | I am... at a temple... all time favorite to which I have been going since I was a child - Sri Venkateshwara Temple at Chikadpally, Hyderabad.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Day 47/365 | Home Sweet Home..

This picture is from my mom's place and today being a weekend I came here to cook and spend some time with her. I love the fact that over the years she has been less a mother and more a friend with whom I can share anything and everything.

When I am of her age, I want to be like her. :-) Love you Amma.

Week 7 in pictures

Friday, February 15, 2013

Day 46/365 | Decorating the Jhoola..

Note: Jhoola in Hindi meaning "The Swing"

This picture was taken at Sree Tirumalagiri LakshmiVenkateshwara Swamy Temple, J P Nagar, Bangalore. Its one of our favorite temples and we pay a visit every time we are in the vicinity. :-)

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Day 45/365 | Blast from the Past..

..a photograph from our Goa trip last year. We took our chances and went in off season, during monsoons and Goa was literally empty! It was lush green everywhere with occasional showers every now and then. Beautiful, nevertheless. :-)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Day 43/365 | The Shop

Outside any temple here in India, it is such a common sight to have a shop nearby where they sell all the pooja stuff. :-)

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Day 42/365 | Legs to Die for..

..don't you all agree with me? ;-)

P.S - this is my 600th post here on this photo blog. Never imagined I would update for that long :-)

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Day 41/365 | Tulsi Pot

Isn't this tulsi pot super cute? I couldn't get my focus right due to heavy smoke from the yagnam.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Day 40/365 | Travel..

After a week long official trip to Bangalore, I am starting off to Hyderabad today. I feel sad that am leaving so soon and just can't wait to get back again. But, am also happy that I will get to see my family whom I was missing terribly since past few days. - a bag of mixed emotions as I get on the bus. :-)

Week 6 in pictures

Friday, February 8, 2013

Day 39/365 | Dinner @ The Egg Factory

Today, along with few friends went to check out the new J P Nagar outlet of The Egg Factory. The menu is the same as the one on St. Mark's Road and I thought the service was in fact better. Loved our meal and I ordered my usual favorites - Frittata A'la Mexicana and M'enage `a trois. :-)

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Day 38/365 | Let's Talk..

Its not just coffee that can get conversations going. an iced tea for me or an ice cream sundae with chocolate sauce for my friends can do the trick too! :-)

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Day 37/365 | One Billion Rising!

Let the fire continue to burn in fight against ending violence against women and girls. I support One Billion Rising.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Day 35/365 | Beautiful Yellow so pleasing to the eyes and my mom's front yard is full of these! Every time I look at them, they make me really happy!

Week 6 in pictures

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Day 34/365 | Lord Ganesha

Today we attended a house warming ceremony of one of our cousin's apartment and this lovely Ganesha welcomed us warmly. :-)

Week 6 in pictures

Friday, February 1, 2013

Day 32/365 | Blah Day!

This is one of the boring pictures I took today while fiddling with my iphone! Such a blah day.

Week 5 in pictures