Shankaranthi Pictures – For the folks who are not here

14 Jan

Okay. For those folk who are away from home, here are some pictures. Nikhil and I decided to drive down to Gandhi Bazaar and capture some sights (and some Dosa at Vidyarthi Bhavan as well).



The Entrance to Gandhi Bazaar


Colorful Fruit Market


Like my fruits?? He insisted we take a picture of him..


Of Course Theres Sugarcane


…and more Sugarcane…


Vegetable Market on the other side was quiet in comparison


The Flower Shops


Very Colorful






22 Responses to “Shankaranthi Pictures – For the folks who are not here”

  1. My3 January 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm #


    You do know that by posting these kinds of pictures you are doing yeoman service to us all poor souls not lucky enough to be in Gandhi Bazaar area πŸ™‚

    AND you need to organize meets in VB every time one of us gets to Bangalore πŸ˜‰

  2. Pushpa January 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    A Very happy Sankranthi to you as well. Lovely pics and My3 is totally right.You are indeed doing a noble service to all of us:)

    Vidhyarthi Bhavan dose looks heaven:)) Chennagi bai alli neer oortha ide Vijay:))

  3. rads January 14, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    Vijay: Thank you πŸ™‚

    Oh man, the sugarcane.. *now am really nostalgic. 😦

    Any need for that dosa picture?> 😐

  4. Vijay January 14, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    @My3: No problems… I will host meets at VB anytime
    @Pushpa: Glad you liked it
    @Rads: The Dosa was my reward… after all you had those hot fries πŸ™‚

  5. vinay January 14, 2009 at 3:55 pm #

    dose, chutney , steel loota …

  6. enjoying_my_30s January 14, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    HI vijay, The pictures are great. WE did the exct same thing u did . We went shopping in Gandhi Bazar for sankranti and ate dosa at Vidhyarthi Bhavan last weel. I need to know one thing, what is that vada made of? it wasn’t very good. The dosa was excellent.

  7. My3 January 14, 2009 at 5:20 pm #

    Standing SLV behind the Nandini Milk Parlour and next to the old grocery store is very good with fresh idlis and vade if you are in a hurry. The sit-down place opposite is very mediocre but good if you have little ones with you and want to rest. Roti Ghar is a madhouse. It is full of people at ANY time I think :-D. I am yet to try the cake place below the National College flyover. We always see it when we are travelling by car and then too many things happen and we forget about going there. Srinivasa Brahmin Bakery is just tooo good and ofcourse NO place to even stand and shout out your order. My son finds the whole thing very amusing and comes back and tells his friends all these stories and embellishes them even more!! He absolutely loves Bangalore and is waiting for his summer trip.

    He got his music text books at Ankita and his teacher is wondering if she can also teach them to take the exam in India in a few years. That, did NOT make him too happy πŸ™‚

    Love all the little gallis and the bangle stores on DVG Road. I brought back a whole bunch of bindis and handed them all out. I even got a few bags stitched at the jute store opposite the chakli store.

  8. Chi January 14, 2009 at 6:05 pm #

    Thanks a lot for posting the pictures of gandhi bazaar πŸ™‚
    I was really missing home.. sob sob

  9. Vijay January 15, 2009 at 5:37 am #

    @vinay: πŸ™‚
    @My3: The Cake place you are talking is Butter Sponge… pretty good but not outstanding…
    @Chi: Glad to help πŸ˜€

  10. Vijay January 15, 2009 at 9:07 am #

    @enjoying 30’s: That is Rava Vade….its very popular.. I guess its an acquired taste…

  11. Veena January 15, 2009 at 5:58 pm #

    chennagide picture. ottnalli sankraanti hesralli dose, vidyaarthi bhavan visit.
    BTW, adu shankaranthi alla ree.. , its sankranthi πŸ™‚

  12. amreekandesi January 17, 2009 at 3:42 am #

    Those fruit pics look amazing.

    Sugarcanes are awesome. Too bad they dont sell them where i live 😦

  13. ramsblog January 17, 2009 at 9:02 am #

    “you need to organize meets in VB every time one of us gets to Bangalore” –> voting +1 πŸ™‚
    @My3: DVG road-nalli jute store ellidhe? oh and chakli store too?

    as everyone else said, good to see gandhi bazar street.

    do people stil use umbrella on an evening walk on this street? πŸ™‚

  14. My3 January 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    Ram:Please do a search in Vijay’s blog for the fun eateries he did in June of 08. It is truly worth printing and filing away for future use because I am here to tell you, that every single one of them is a nugget! Also, there is NO way you can go through the entire list in one trip πŸ˜‰

  15. Rajaram January 17, 2009 at 6:42 pm #

    For Sankranthi they say “ellu Bella thindu Olleya matahadi” but you guys have changed it to ” VB dose thindu ‘Olleya picture click maadi”….Belated Sankranthi wishes !!

  16. Vijay January 18, 2009 at 2:38 am #

    Veena: picky picky
    Amreekan: hmm imagine this scene in the US.. some towns do have a weekend market.. but Siddappa and Putappa will definitely not be there πŸ˜€
    @Ram: The treat is on me.. just let me know.. (My3 same offer holds)
    @My3: lol… glad you enjoyed that list.. theres a few additions to that.. Gandhi Bazaar has Adyar Ananda Bhavan (need to check it out) and Maiyas in BTM (the MTR folks)
    @Rajaram: Ellu Bella to Dose Chutney πŸ˜€

  17. Ray Dixon (Bright) January 18, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    I’ve never seen fruit so neatly stacked. It ain’t like that in Australian markets, I can assure you.

  18. My3 January 18, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    Vijay:Is this Anand Bhavan at the beginning of GB?(ps: Where were you standing when you clicked the entrance to GB photo? From the RK Mutt circle or the other end of the road?)

    If this the Ananda Bhavan next to Canara Bank, we did try holige, raagi roti and a few chaats. All good. I think either the raagi rotti or the akki rotti was just ok. Nothing special. Badam milk was ok too. The best so far has been in Mysore at Bombay Tiffanys on Sayyaji Road near Bata/Ashoka Book House πŸ™‚

    We love our food as good Mysoreans. don’t we :-). Veena can update us on the rest of the Mysore places to eat. I usually walk in India or take autos. Ram you can check out the Kamat also. If you go up all the way you can watch a live music program and eat Dharwad food with fresh rotis being made. Just too awesome.

    Vijay please please please please close down comments on this. Sitting in 5F thinking of Bangalore is bringing tears to me 😦

  19. Veena January 20, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    My3, illaree. I have hardly any list. By the time I could afford to go venture out hotels I was in Bangalore. Well, dad’s favourite was Hotel Siddhartha (near harding circle) and Ramya. still can’t forget the Masala dosa from Ramya.! Next time sigoNa….

    probably namma range ge I can tell you the panipuri /churumuri joints

  20. My3 January 20, 2009 at 7:45 pm #

    Sounds great Veena. Your son will be older by then and can join us for the kulfi part only.

  21. December Stud January 21, 2009 at 1:44 am #



    a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time: a nostalgia for his college days.

  22. Vijay January 21, 2009 at 5:56 am #

    @Ray: These guys are showmen
    @My3: Yes the same.. I was at the Tagore Circle end of GB
    @DS: Well put as usual…

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