March 25, 2009

Peaceful sights

VJ :: Swans- I captured these swans one clear afternoon at a local amusement park near Hertfordshire. The place, water and the swans...'Serene' is all I can say.
Shillu :: Buddha Mural on the wall of a Chinese restaurant. Great food & relaxing ambience, what else can one ask for.

March 24, 2009

Drinks, Desserts anyone

Shillu :: Door of a coffee shop. "Sweet nothings" was their theme around Valentines day.
VJ :: Culture Biere- A restaurant in Paris that serves deserts with Beer in them..its unique selling proposition.You are looking at Vanilla, Banana and Mango crush with Beer and Crushed ice, try it to approve it!

March 23, 2009

Caught on camera

VJ :: Bird's Eye View- I mean can view the bird's eye...just kidding!!! Just see how this seagull is posing for this picture and shaking a leg at the same time.

Shillu :: Roasted peanut vendor on commercial street - a busy shopping area in Bangalore. This guy makes a cone with a used news paper piece to hold peanuts to deliver to his customers. Good fun specially when its raining.

March 22, 2009

Drive across the city

VJ :: This is 'Chatsworth' castle. You get here after a very scenic drive through the valleys of the Lake District.Once you get here, it feels like being a part of a Bollywood film shot in Europe.

Shillu :: Advertisement billboards at a busy cross road in Bangalore. Familiar sight across any city/town in India. Some of these ads are customised to suit the audience in that state, language spoken & culture of that state.

March 17, 2009

Personality behind the blog

While I was browsing through this blog found an interesting link which will analyse the personality behind the blog. isn't that fun?

Here is our analysis:

The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities. The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.

March 16, 2009

Hot snack for a rainy day

In the process of making punugulu with Fermented dosa batter, chopped onions, raw coconut pieces, coriander, green chillies and seasoning in a special pan.

Ready to give you & your family company on a rainy day - Hot & tasty punugulu with coconut chutney. Enjoy! :: Shillu

March 12, 2009

Favourite tidbits

Shillu :: Raffaello - According to me these are the best dessert/white chocolates in the world! One Raffaello on a bad day changes my mood completely & I am a happy person! No - They did not pay me to say this. I wish they start selling these in India though.Poor VR has to ensure I have a constant supply forever. Thank you :D:
VJ :: Olives : My favourites among tidbits..This was the dinner that my friend and I had to enjoy the last few days in can see sun-dried tomatoes in the background. They too are my time you come across these items, think of me.

March 11, 2009

Tea - anyone?

Shillu :: Chinese Jasmine tea served at a restaurant throughout the meal. Love the flavour.
VJ :: Earl Grey: Making my way through some 1500 people, travelling across two continents, I landed in Mumbai after an eight and half hour flight from London and eventually into Hyderabad only few hours later. I was greeted by my father and friends..and yeaaaaaaaaahhiieeeeeeeeeee..I am in Hyderabad..the place that I now call home. In the days to come, I will capture some pictures from India and keep the flow going. Now, coming to the point, remembering my days from London, I had my first cup of Tea- Organic Earl Grey- Aromatic...ummmm...

March 10, 2009


Shillu :: Feels great to pamper yourself once in a while. Haircut with a couple of friends, a little shopping & a beautiful lunch. What better way to spend a sunday?
London at a Stretch- Making my way through the umpteen number of people enjoying the sunshine, I was looking onto the bridge that ran parallel to the suspension bridge when I captured this. This is London for you. Its got a little bit of everything- from Double Decker Buses to Ships, from high rise modern marvels to iconic hertiage properties, there is something for everyone.

March 9, 2009

Hustle Bustle

VJ :: Standing on the suspension bridge by the London Eye, I was looking at the hustle and bustle below. It was a nice and sunny Sunday afternoon and Londoners were making the most of the sunshine by spending time at the cafes.


Shillu :: Busiest shopping street in Bangalore - Commercial street. The by lanes of this area are forever packed with shoppers looking for bargains irrespective of the day/time. I love shopping here for the variety of stuff & I love bargaining for a price I think the stuff is worth!

March 4, 2009

Innocent & amused

VJ :: Making the most of the weather one afternoon were these artists by the London Eye, who entertained and enthralled the pedestrians with their little tricks. Look at how the kids in this picture are enjoying what a very recognizable look alike is trying to show them.

Shillu :: In the apartment where we stay, every evening all the kids go downstairs to the play area to play with their friends under the supervision of their parents. These cute kids caught my attention as they were holding hands and running around the buildings. I asked them if I could take their picture and the cutie to the left was very enthusiastic & was smiling/posing while the other two kids were shy.

March 3, 2009

Sights in "Red"

Shillu :: Decorated car on an Indian street. This is a pretty common sight here. Vehicles are decorated for special occasions like weddings, festivals etc.,. In this particular case looks like this car is decorated to carry the bride & groom post the wedding.
VJ :: London telephone booth- must have seen it in a movies and now I present this piece of infrastructure that stands at the end of any street and connects people, who are miles apart.

March 2, 2009

Street-side shopping

Shillu :: Colorful bouquets of flowers for sale on the pavement of a very busy road in Bangalore.
VJ :: Balloons- All of us must have played with these one time or the other. Looking at the multi-coloured, multi-shaped balloons there was an instant urge to choose what I want to buy. Moments later, when I came back to my senses, I smiled & walked away.

March 1, 2009

A bright & sunny day

Shillu :: Spring is early this year. No complaints though!
What you see in this picture is a street close to my residence. I took this picture from inside the car, hence its not as clear as it should be.
VJ :: Woods...these blocks looked very well organized and orderly. On a bright morning they looked even better with the colour contrast against the green grass and the muddy lane. What do you say?