January 31, 2009
Shillu :: 9 stone door which is a part of this temple. I love the details on it, espicially the elephants.
January 30, 2009
Shillu :: One of the sculptures on the walls of this temple. This is supposed to be the view inside an elephants stomach, If you pay attention top the picture you will realise that there is an outline of an elephant outlining the God's sculpture.
January 29, 2009
If you would like to know the story behind each of these pictures you can find it here
January 28, 2009
VJ :: Breakfast- they say, breakfast breaks the overnight fast- I am beginning to realise that it may be true. This is the breakfast that I had at a cafe at the culinary capital of the world. I will leave you to guess the location. Freshly squeezed orange juice with croissant accompanied by a preservative and chocolate chips with hot n frothy milk. What 's next, a nice healthy breakfast and an instant painting both for the price of one. Parfait!
Shillu :: "A lot can happen over coffee" that's the tag line of my favourite coffee chain in India. I definitely agree. Enjoy your daily dose.
January 27, 2009
Shillu :: I am back from a whirlwind trip where I covered some 1500 miles in 3 days by train (a "super fast" express that was perpetually late). This is what I feel like doing now, laze in a nice pool without any care in the world. This picture is taken at a resort where my team went for an outing.
January 22, 2009
VJ :: An Overcast Sunday Evening - A friend of mine and I went to witness the Mark Rothko's Exhibition at the Tate Modern Museum in London. At the entrance, I noticed these trees standing very diligently along either side of the road paving the way for the visitors to come in.
January 20, 2009
Location: My Desk @ Home
Bought @ : Hamleys, London
Now what about it : I first noticed a black and white folding board at a friends place during my early teens and ended up getting a free lesson about the various pieces and the way they move. The game trains you to be vigilant of the opponents movements. You can often catch me playing the game with my computer as my opponent. My Fiancé loves the game and has taken a new year resolution to beat my 'experienced' cousins at it. Ask me at the end of this year as to where we are at this game and I will tell you.
January 19, 2009
January 18, 2009
January 16, 2009
VJ :: Nibbles - Everyone loves to munch. Be it sweet or savoury. As a teenager, I used to love the 'Bombay Mixture' that my mother used to make with beaten rice (chivda), ground nuts, dried curry leaves and seasoning and it used to taste amazing. To tickle your taste buds let me tell you what you are looking at : Roasted-Caramelised Cashew nuts, white chocolate balls and dark chocolate balls. This picture was taken in the London Food Festival.
Where? Our favourite Thai Restaurant
When? A warm, lazy Sunday afternoon
Why? The menu said "sizzling dessert", we thought "why not?"
What is it? A sizzling walnut brownie topped with a scoop of rich vanilla ice cream garnished with chocolate sauce. If you pay attention you can actually see some smoke coming from the brownie.
The verdict? It disappeared in a minute, luckily I got this pic before it was gone. Lip smacking is the word!
January 15, 2009
January 14, 2009
Shillu :: Sankranti is an Indian festival that is celebrated beginning of of the harvest season for the farmers. I miss celebrating this festival back in Hyderabad. Tulasi decorates the outdoors with colorful Rangoli (painting on the ground with white powder & other colors), we would all wear new clothes and visit a temple. All the kids would gather on the terrace and have a kite flying competition with the kids from our neighbourhood. In the evening my cousins and I decorate all the Bommalu (toys) in a colorful display called bommala koluvu & invite neighbours to our house.
Yesterday BK & I decorated our house with flowers and made Payasam (dessert made with rice, milk & jaggery garnished with cashews & raisins). The picture you see here is from one of the corners of our house - an urn/urli decorated with flowers & Ganesha holding an oil lamp in his hands. Sankranthi Subhakankshalu (Greetings) to you.
January 13, 2009
Shillu :: I chanced upon the morning mist playing hide and seek over the hill top and the lake was happy to mirror its reflections. I took this picture during my recent road trip. This lake is on the outskirts of a south Indian village.
January 12, 2009
January 11, 2009
January 10, 2009
January 9, 2009
Jai & Bee of Jugalbandi host a monthly food photography event. This month's theme is RED. We have been silent admirers of the event & the wonderful entries for some time now. This month we decided to participate. Here is our "RED" Click.
January 8, 2009
January 7, 2009
VJ :: This picture is taken from my desk at work. I believe every person looking at the setting sun has a story to tell about the day that is about to end - about how his day was and how tired he is and how he is looking forward to tomorrow.
Shillu :: I have other thoughts on my mind looking over the horizon. I am a little worried with all the news about war, financial instability. I am hoping tomorrow is a better day with peace and happiness for everyone. On a lighter note - This picture reflects my retirement plan. A small cottage by the beach or lake with BK by my side :)
January 6, 2009
VJ :: Watching a live game is everyones dream- be it cricket or football. I got an opportunity to watch my first game where Chelsea played New Castle in the Barclay's Premier League Championships. Awesome experience even though the game ended -Nil-Nil. :)
January 4, 2009
VJ :: Sale- The current season in London- Sale, Sale and Sale everywhere....