Saturday, March 30, 2013

Day 89/365 | Cartoon Love

Reminiscing many childhood memories.. Who remembers these cartoons?

Photographs taken at IIIT Hyderabad.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Day 88/365 | Shani Shinganapur

In the picture - is Lord Shani at Shinganapur, about 70 kms from Shirdi. Yep, that's oil being poured on the diety using electric motors and pumps. Making the best use of the technology and also to avoid mishaps where people tripped and fell while doing the same in past years.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Day 87/365 | Sugar Cane Juice

We went on a short 2 day trip to Shirdi and on our way to Shani Shinganapur, the driver stopped to beat the heat with a glass of THE most delicious sugarcane juice made the traditional way. No electricity needed, the animal walks round and round as the sugarcane sticks are crushed between those two logs!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Day 86/365 | Two years ago...

...we boarded this cruise for our trip to Hawaii.. Time sure flies but memories thankfully stay with you to be cherished forever!

Click here to view all the pictures of our Hawaii trip...

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Day 82/365 | Saturdays...

..are the days I usually go to this temple and spend sometime there. The best time is around 3 to 4 pm when there is no mad rush.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Day 81/365 | Fabric Painting.. humble attempt for the first time. I am no painter per say. Just love to fulfill my whims and fancies sometimes!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Day 80/365 | Hospital Visit.. see my pedamma (my dad's elder brother's wife) who is quite ill. :-(. Praying that she will get better soon.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Day 79/365 | A Burst of Red

...on a rather dull day both at home and work....all I want to do is sleep and gaze at sky!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day 78/365 | Finishing a Saga..

I read the previous two books of this Good Vs Evil Shiva Trilogy and today I finished reading the last book as well - The Oath of Vayuputras. One thing that's missing from this edition when compared to other two is an element of surprises. The plot progresses predictably. Yet, there are parts of the book written very well like the episode where Sati fights ferociously all by herself in a duel in Devagiri but at times things tend to get very slow & all you would want to do is just skim through the pages, without caring for much details. All in all, Amish definitely deserves a pat on the back for creating such lively characters especially Shiva and Sati.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Day 76/365 | Dinner at So

There is this quaint little terrace garden restaurant in Jubilee Hills here in Hyderabad called 'So'. The first time I went there was for a dinner with my girl pals Arundati and Preethi. Today I took Srini and he simply fell in love with it just like I did. The food is superb, service immaculate and the dim lighting with light breeze & greenery all around your dinner table make the experience even more wonderful.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Day 75/365 | Raw Mango Dal in making..

My mom has this habit of churning the boiled dal before adding to cooked raw mango pieces and tadka. It does give a nice creamy taste to the dal. Yum! That's was our dinner yesterday along with mango pickle, papadams and rice + yogurt..

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Day 74/365 | Wake Up, Sleepyhead..

To fully awaken my senses every morning, I savor a cup of either chamomile tea with honey or ginger tea, like today. That's a perfect start for most of my days!

Other Tea related posts -

{Recipe} Yogi Chai Tea (from my food blog)
Black & White Photography: Green Tea
Soothing Tea
Yogi Green Tea

Yep, I am a self-declared-tea-fanatic!

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Day 73/365 | Use Me!

Isn't he darn cute? Spotted during our Sunday lunch outside Ohris, Banjara Hills.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Day 72/365 | Snack time at Office

I had to skip lunch today due to some urgent work today . Ravenous by 4pm, I gorged on some hot & spicy Pav Bhaji with a glass of Papaya milkshake to cool heat off!.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Day 71/365 | Remembering my Syracuse days!..

It has been almost 5 years that I graduated from Syracuse University, New York. Its amazing how they mailed me their Fall issue all the way to Hyderabad. A few glimpses of the campus photographs and I was transported to my college days again. :-)

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Day 70/365 | Lights brighten up a rather hectic work day and to cure some Monday blues.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Day 69/365 | {In Making} Mixed Vegetable Pulao

Its Sunday today and a brand new week is about to begin. Not a bad idea to pamper ourselves with some vegetable biryani and palak paneer. Isn't it? :-)

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Day 68/365 | Missing Bangalore...

... and those blossip sessions with @whimsypixy! Where we used to meet, you ask?

Aroy Restaurant @ J P Nagar = some careless talk over oodles of Thai food.!

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Day 66/365 | Look what I woke up to..

We have recently started working on our own roof garden where we planted few veggies, fruits and flowers. Reaping the benefits now. Even if its just a small tomato, there is definitely a sense of pride to it ;-)

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Day 65/365 | The King of Fast Food - Crown Pizza

Cravings are a mean mean thing, especially the ones for junk/fast food! I usually don't frequently indulge in any but I wanted to try Pizza Hut's Crown Pizza since it was launched months ago. With the addition of sweet corn + other veggies, it is priced at 445 Rupees and it easily serves two people. The kebabs which form the 'crown' were quite moist and delicious.

All in all a must try by all pizza lovers. ;-)

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Day 62/365 | Home

After a super fun and tiring trip to Tirupati, now we are back home. My mom has graciously sent us food today, so all we have to do is sleep and get that much needed rest.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Day 61/365 | Miniatures

For years now, it a ritual we as a family follow to buy a miniatures like this and drop in the hundi of Lord Venkateshwara. :-)

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Day 60/365 | Near our Guest House

We stayed at Narayanagiri Guest House at Tirumala this time around and the picture was taken nearby.

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