Our love for the frangipani

At the Rishi Valley campus (about the visit in the previous post), as we started our little trek up to the sunset point of ‘asthachal’, the daughter and I spotted 2 big frangipani trees. We could also see that many of the beautiful flowers had fallen on the ground. Our joy knew no bounds. Really, […]

Personalities come alive …. at the Manjarabad fort

So, along the Manjarabad fort wall are little minarets from which one can look at the vast landscape through the slit like openings. The tunnel like passageways that lead to these little minarets are short in height and are dark. You will get a sense of that from the first pic, where I have already […]

A Huge Personal Loss

This post is not going to be easy for me to write. I lost my father a couple of weeks ago to his prolonged illness caused by the metastasized prostate cancer. Diagnosed at an advanced stage 6.5 years ago, it has been a long hard battle for all of us. At the time of diagnosis, […]

Identifiable brands for my children

The 2 brands that my young children always manage to recognise, irrespective of where they see them, are the Kingfisher airlines and Shahrukh Khan – yes, he is a celebrity, but the way they identify him is the way you would identify a brand.       It so happened that we took a Kingfisher airlines when […]

Ugadi at Hallimane

The restaurant Hallimane, in Malleswaram is known for its true Karnataka cuisine. We have been there a few times times for lunch and snacks and have liked the way they try and keep the taste simple and authentic. For Ugadi, Karnataka’s New Year, the restaurant announced that it was offering a Ugadi spread yesterday and […]