Monday, July 30, 2007

7/2007 - a coincidence? well maybe yes!

Caught this reading on my car, and it matched the current year and month. What a coincidence! The best part I like about the Maruti Suzuki Swift console are the fonts used in the tachometer, speedometer and fuel guages. The indicators for brakes, oil, seat belts, doors, and headlamps are so nice and cute. The orange backlighting definitely soothens your mood after many a dreary day at office.






Sunday, July 29, 2007

The jayanagar shopping complex - a world of its own, shoppers paradise!

I had a chance to visit the jayanagar shopping complex in Bangalore, for some purchases for a family function, after a long long time. I must say that the market and shopping complex is a world of its own. With so much in store inside, a shopper cannot possibly go home empty handed out of this place.



The ground floor of the complex is a place with thousands of shops huddled close to each other selling many things from footwear, clothes, birthday party items, coconuts, vegetables, flowers, perfurmes, powders, vermon, garlands, spices, toys and household goods among other things.
There were shops that were also specializing in selling photo grames, idols of gods and goddesses, plaintain leaves, flavoured mint and mouth fresheners as well. The jayanagar fish market was a place which I could smell to find where it was, and it offered a variety of fish, prawns, eggs, and other sea food.

This market can be compared to any other flea market worldwide and the prices are down to earth and enables every shopper to buy things at a bargain. Other than the ground floor, this complex houses three more floors having government offices, bigger retail shops, clothing accessory shops and cosmetics of well known brands too.


Outside the complex are road side vendors who sell many knickknacks, mainly handkerchiefs, flowers, vegetables among other things. This place is worth a weekend visit, and while you are there, dont forget to eat at Ganesh Darshan, the erstwhile Dosa Camp, a fast food joint near the market. There are many bank ATMs at your service too in this area.
Around the periphery of this complex are handicraft shops, handlooms, mobile phone shops, book shops and famous restaurants to dine in. There is also a well known cinema theatre here. The best way to enjoy your day is to travel by bus or by the famous/infamous autorickshaw, a three wheeler ride. Getting an organized car parking slot is almost impossible here during the day.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Macro mode ganesha carving on a gold ring - awesome!

Shown below is a macro mode photograph that I took with my Olympus C770 UZ camera. In the macro focus is a golden ring, with a neatly carved out Lord Ganesha. The nice little piece of jewellery sits with a nokia phone in the background. The intricate amount of work on this ring is awesome and I like this ring the most among my collection.









Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Beautiful hands that adorn the famed mehndi

Its a gala occassion at our home, and what better way to celebrate the same than to adorn the beautiful hands with the famed mehndi patterns.








At Rs.50 per hand ( < $1.25), doesnt this creation look awesome? :) Now this is one hand that is waiting for all appreciation to be showered on it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sivaji - the BOSS, listen and enjoy!

Rathi Thee Thee - [audio:http://chowchowbath.com/sivaji/Athiradee.mp3]

Balleilakka Balleilakka - [audio:http://chowchowbath.com/sivaji/Balleilakka.mp3]

Oru Koodai Sunlight - [audio:http://chowchowbath.com/sivaji/Oru_koodai_Sunlight.mp3]

Sahaara - [audio:http://chowchowbath.com/sivaji/Sahaara.mp3]

Vaji Vaji Vaji - [audio:http://chowchowbath.com/sivaji/Sivaji.mp3]

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Bangalore goes Hi-Tech with VCD COUCH!!

Spotted this VCD Couch product in bangalore a few days back!!











way to go hi-tech city - silicon valley of india!