Any connection? Bangalore, Shanghai and York?

What is common between Bangalore, Shanghai and York?
You would have heard of several food items named after cities. I had once carried out a post as well. Also you would have heard names of cities for plethora of stuff and quite common if you ask me. E.g Bedlam is a chaotic situation originated in England, named after the St Mary of Bethlehem Hospital, a Psychiatric Hospital. Or Calico is a type of cloth named after Calicut in Kerala.

Here is something that’s not so common, names of cities that are used as verbs in English.

Bangalored – Job that … Read the rest

Stop cribbing, Bangaloreans!

Stop cribbing, Bangaloreans!
My trips to Bangalore are always intriguing. While some of the locals crib about the place for one reason or the other, the beautiful city of gardens, Benne dosa and filter coffee gets me hooked every time I visit it.

I have been to many, many cities and here are five reasons why I think Bangalore is better than any other metro city of India.

1. Greenery – It is not by chance the city has earned the moniker “Garden City”. The city indeed has trees lined up on both sides of almost all the streets, even … Read the rest

Namma Metro!

Delhi Metro as we all know is the second metro to be commissioned.

Then after a series of delays, from one Ugadi to another, “Namma Metro” was finally flagged off in Bengaluru, the third in India fondly called Namma Metro, meaning “Our Metro”.

namma metro

The stretch is a short one, just about 4 KM covering 6 stations.

I got the chance to … Read the rest

Review: 1947 Veg. Indian Restaurant

Recently I was in Bangalore for a hop, skip and run kind of a trip. But that does not mean I can not enjoy some delicacies at a decent place. Right ? Here is review of a Veg. Indian restaurant named 1947.

As the name suggests, this vegetarian family restaurant situated at Banashankari III on outer ring road near Deve Gowda Petrol pump, is with an ambience of year 1947 in contemporary period.


The side entrance is through the stairs and leads to 2nd floor restaurant.

If you don’t want to take stairs, lift is waiting for you but … Read the rest

Twilight at Hosur road ?

More than sunrise, I like to click the skies at evening… especially when the sun is not set fully.
I think the diffusion of sunlight through the atmosphere and dust gives surroundings a feel of life and completeness compared to when it is totally dark and the contours of silhouettes represent mere outlines.
What do you say?

And somehow I always get an opportunity to click … so what if it is from a moving vehicle. 😀

Though I have been to Bangalore 2-3 times, I am not familiar with roads or landmarks; main reason being … Read the rest

The year that was.. 2009

The year 2009 is gone. It was satisfying as far as travel is concerned. Except for one or two, all places were new to me. Not many to count but observed and learnt a lot during the course.
And all these trips were personal trips, not work related.

It was Ratnagiri and Ganapatipule to begin with. Temples, forts and beaches greeted us with stories of their own.

Then it was Bangaluru. solo trip. Somehow I felt more uncomfortable in going … Read the rest