Accessibility to drinking water is often an issue of walking distance in indian villages.
This village of Doda Aramakanalli (west of Bangalore, near the Kolar gold fields) had an array of colourfully-sari-clad women balancing, among other things, water on their heads.
Sometimes they end up wlaking about an hour to and from the water source. More wells are being dug to allow for tapped water to be made accessible to these village areas around Bangalore.
A colourful restaurant in Indiranagar, serving authentic Chettinad Cuisine. Adobe style interior, well proportioned seating arrangements with fair amount of privacy, with good view of the 100 feet road. The usual attentive service and the person who served us was from Nagaland ( a naga who wanted us to visit his state ).
A large menu, completely in Chettinad style. Soups: Mutton Bone, Chicken, Crab, Tomato, Drumstick, Veg
South Indian Style Meals but definitely Chettinad. Biryani: vegetable, Plain, chicken, Mutton, Country chicken, prawns and turkey. Kadal Unavu, seafood; fish, shrimps, prawns and crab. Eratchi: mutton. Kozhi: chicken. Mutha: egg. Specialities of the hose included: nethili kuzhambu silver fish curry, moolai manda brain and eeral fry Liver etc
Vegetarian dishes , various are offered. various types of Parotta I had a south Indian style Meals but the flavour was definitely Chettynad., tasted in the sidedishes and condiments. Other dishes tasted include Chicken Biryani and Egg Biryani.
I thought that soft drinks were rather high priced but then again who wants them?
Chettys have a reputation for being a closed community, rich and traders. Those who have visited Malacca may have noticed that the oldest hindu temple there is the chetty temple and there a striving chetty community there . They migrated there long before the rubbercutting labourers went there in the last century
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This is the pic of Airport Road, taken by me on my way to the old airport which has been closed for civil flights on June 2008.
This is Residency Road, one of the busiest roads in the city. The building seen in the background is that of St. Joseph's Pre-University College. The degree college campus is adjacent to it.
Residency Road is connected to M. G. Road on one side and to Koramangala on the other. It's a business area and good for hangout.
This is Garuda Mall, the city's signature shopping mall, located at Commisariat Road, that links to Magrath Road. The shopping mall is great with wide variety of things available.
This is Magrath Road, straight ahead of Garuda Mall. The road is a busy one with lot of traffic. The problem is, it's very narrow and there are potholes everywhere due to some ongoing construction.
Ah! This is Airport Road again, took it on my way to the city centre from the airport after landing.
This is the road which connects Airport Road directly to Koramangala - one of Bangalore's business districts. The road has vast stretches of barren land on either side, which at places, is covered with tall grasses and bush.
Oh! This is Wilson Garden.
This is Basavangudi. The road seen here connects South End Circle to J. C. Road. Exactly towards the right of this picture, the road leads straight to Ashoka Pillar and towards the left to Gandhi Bazar. Beyond the trees seen in the backdrop is Lalbagh Botanical Garden. The roads here are clean and wide.