Category: Street


Cloth Donation is very common in social work. Most of us want to give our old cloth and for a social cause they are more than happy to donate. Thanks everyone who has such a like mind. But some of our volunteers in Pankhudi, gave more meaning to cloth donation when they came up with the idea of “absolute need”.

Pankhudi volunteers decided to roam around in the whole city(You just need to see your place :P). Finally they got those who are in “absolute need” and some happy faces …

Arrangement of cloths before donation. Mind it, most of it were new with minor fault.

After setting up all the cloths and boxes, guys were ON.

Downloading the material at sight

And here goes the donation...

And more.

HAPPY DONATION !! If anyone of you have such kind of stocks at home, do drop a comment here. We do “cloth donation” with “absolute need”.

Flash mob !!

FLASH MOB IN NAMOORU BENGALURU !!

ORGANISED BY NRITARUTYA DANCE COMPANY IN ASSOCIATION WITH RADIO MIRCHI KANNADA !!!

Flash Mob –  is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression, One of the first flash mobs was created in Manhattan in May 2003, by Bill Wasik !!!

Crowd gathering at Garuda Mall !!!

Video of performance is here –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbgn33ujXzs

Performance slowly started booming the crowd around !!

It was planned in 4 diff malls on 24/dec/2011 at 6 pm all at once,

  1. Mantri mall – Malleswaram, Bangalore,
  2. Garuda mall – MG Road, Bangalore,
  3. Bangalore Central – Jayanagar, Bangalore,
  4. Phoenix mall – White field, Bangalore.

Got below details in http://nritarutya.com/about/ website ,

Nritarutya is a professional organisation for development of contemporary dancing in India. Through its work it supports, initiates understanding of new Indian dance expressions arising from its unique urban structures of living, physical [martial,dance & movement]traditions and performing practices.

Their dance holds the power to transform the ordinary, through rich imagery, physical articulations and dynamism. From ideas to movement, their creations are inspired from Indian aesthetic frameworks and sensibilities. Using indigenious forms, technology and interdisciplinary approach they deliver “ artistic entertainment” to a global audience.

 Nritya – Dance ; Taru – Tree

Nritarutya-the dancing tree branches into three main extensions-dance repertory or dance theater/commercial services/education

Nritarutya Dancers !!!

Dance theatre – Started in 2000, the international repertory is a collection of most creative dance inventions which are designed with high standards of presentation and performed/executed with our acclaimed team of professional dancers and stage collaborators.

Commercial services – A division specializing in areas of exclusive services in dance, choreography, modeling, concept ideation and consultancy for films, advertising, publishing and corporate events.

Education – Training projects and programmes to develop movement awareness working with aspiring and professional artists, corporate, youth and community through master classes, interactive lecture demonstrations, choreography workshops etc.

Artistic director – http://nritarutya.com/about/artistic-director/

Directors – http://nritarutya.com/about/directors/

Dancers – http://nritarutya.com/about/dancers/

Radio Mirchi is a nationwide network of private FM radio stations in India. It is owned by the Entertainment Network India Ltd (ENIL), which is one of the subsidiaries of The Times Group.

“Mirchi” is Hindi for chili. The tagline of Radio Mirchi is “It’s hot!”.

Radio Mirchi Rj's!!

Radio Mirchi –http://www.radiomirchi.com/bangalore &  http://www.radiomirchi.com/bangalore/about-us

Radio Mirchi maintains weekly music charts (or record charts) for India. The most followed charts are Mirchi Top 20 (Bollywood Songs) and Angrezi Top 20 (English Songs). Both of these charts are a ranking of recorded music according to popularity. These charts are published on a weekly basis in the Indian English-language daily newspaper, The Times of India, and on Radio Mirchi’s official website.

The original avatar of Radio Mirchi was Times FM. Radio Mirchi began operations in 1993 in Indore. Until 1993, All India Radioor AIR, a government undertaking, was the only radio broadcaster in India. The government then took the initiative to privatize the radio broadcasting sector. It sold airtime blocks on its FM channels in Indore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Vizag and Goa to private operators, who developed their own program content. The Times Group operated its brand, Times FM, till June 1998. After that, the government decided not to renew contracts given to private operators.

All the above details are collected from wiki, blogs & the company websites !!!!

BCSC – Bangalore Classic Scooter Club

BCSC – Bangalore Classic Scooter Club !!

A Club for owners and lovers of classic scooters in Bangalore. Owners of geared scooters that have classic styling can join the club. Vespa, Lambretta, Lamby 150, Vijai Super, Falcon, Allwyn Pushpak, Rajdoot Runabout, Enfield Fantabulus, older model Bajaj or older model LML Vespa.

The club has scooters that were manufactured in the 50s and 80s such as Bajaj Chetaks, Vespas, Lambrettas, Lambys and Vijay Supers

This club was started 2 years ago, its one of Bangalore’s renowned clubs. The members meet on the last Sunday of every month at Central Library near Cubbon Park and then take their ‘beauties’ for a ride in the city. The club was started by a group of like-minded people with a passion for scooters.

They started this group mainly to share abt the spares availability in the town as these old model spares were very rarely available in the market, after seeing the modified 50’s & 60’s scooters young generation ppl are turning towards the old scooters.

Also many of these bikes were heading into gujri’s before, now they have realized the value of this beauties & they are restoring it back. Also it was glad to see many chinki’s owned these bikes & they were very much exited riding them

They have their own page in FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/82744201867/

Lambretta's !!!

Olden beauties in new COLORS !!!

Beautifully modified !!!

I couldn't take my eyes off after seeing this beauty !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empowered by the unity and youth of the country, Anna Hazare was never ready to get convinced and break his fast, with nothing less than a victory. This historical win of republic system has been celebrated hugely whole day, all over the country.

The fight against corruption does not end here, rather its just a warm beginning.

Few captures from Freedom park, Bangalore, where many were fasting throughout, as with Anna Hazare.

Ready for a new fight tomorrow

Blowing sound should reach all India and Indian

dancing and full with celebration mood

So much strength in the slogan together....Jai Hind. National Anthem is been sang together by the whole mass

Candle march in the night after Anna announced breaking of his fast.

Anna Hazare is in the heart of every Indian and even in the people living abroad now. As the time passing, Anna is on his strong will, with firm decision, maintaining the belief and respect in the mind of every supporters that, “hum honge kamiyab”.

Today, being the eight day of this movement, every day, thousands of Bangalorians gather in the freedom park and as a regular routine event, out on a candle march on the both side of the road, in front of Freedom park. This sends a clear message to the government of this country that we are united and not tired at all. We will not go back home until we make an arrangement to send all the corrupt people behind bars and clean the dirt from our nation.


Symbolizing, unity is the power.

Thousands of people with candle lighted in hand to protest against corruption.

All loud voice together, “Bharat mata ki…..jai”

No violence, not even disturbing the traffic, number of people without any gap on both sides of the road.

Full with Indian-ism.

K.R. Market

Welcome !!!

 Got few details from this link http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/view/211-heritage-present-is-commerce-krmarket- written by Deepa Mohan !!

 Flower Sellers inside K R Market.The central courtyard was a bustle with vendors and customers, striking their bargains.

The “Paytay, Kotay, Kerey, Thota” of the walk !!!

The “Paytay”, roughly translated, means “commercial centre”. The Krishna Rajendra Market area definitely continues to be one, from the time, approximately one hundred and fifty years ago, when it was designated as a commercial area. It remains, even today, a bustling hive of trade.

Apart from other businesses, K.R. Market, part of the old city area, is an important centre for those who buy flowers on a wholesale basis. Roses, ‘kakda’, ‘mallige’, ‘kanakambaras’, ‘sevanthige’, asters, ‘chendu hoo’ and ‘rudrakshi chendu hoo’ are bought from wholesale flower market (‘hoovina mandi’) and other places like Hosur, Timmapura, Salem and Tiruvannamalai of Tamilnadu, Nelamangala, Doddaballapura, Anekal, Chikkaballapura, Hebbal and Kumblahalli of Hoskote District.

Colorful !!!!

 We are here to buy & sell !!!

Pay me !!

Close up for you !!!!

Close Up 1 !!!

 These ladies are the playing most imp role, after this job they have 1 more job serving their families.

Busy sellers !!!

If the business goes well then you can see the smiling faces….

Happy faces !!!

Fine say bye to flower market its time for me to take to the other part of K.R. Market – Vegetable market….Many small traders stay around the wholesale market. The farm vegetables and fruits are shipped in by middlemen/wholesalers. They control the market and the prices. The farmers get very little, especially, when they grow a surplus. The retailers pick up their needs everyday starting 4 a.m., and carry their stuff to the various neighborhoods. Many small vendors work on a day to day basis borrowing money from loan sharks at rates of interest around 10% per day!

Man with proteins !!!!

Lighten it up !!!

 He was very busy in sewing the sacks & packing up the vegetables, he made his free time & posed for my camera….

Maamoo !!

These guys dont have retirement plan, pension plan etc… they have only one plan that is ” BE HAPPY WITH WHAT WE HAVE FOR TODAY “….

I dont have retirement !!!

Even i dont have retirement plan !!

Ah man, this old guy was very active in his activities, in which smoking is also a active activity which he does regularly…

Smo..KEY !!!

Fun time to relieve their stress..

Fun tym !!!

They took their tym to pose to our cams with a smiling face..

Posing tym !!!

Here comes our capsicum Raja….

Indha Capsicum Endhu !!!

Today’s rounds are done with this, i’m damn tired & i’m going.. you guys read my blog……

Tym to say bye bye....drrrrrr....!!!!!

Commercial street !!!

This is my first street photo walk, it was a good experience for me, taking a picture of a stranger is lil difficult, mainly playing with light was difficult for me, I took 3-4 shots to get 1 clear image.

Commercial Street,

It is one of the oldest shopping area in Bangalore, Wherein you can find all different type of accessories, clothes, sandals, antique shops, jewel shop, handi craft shops etc….

Commercial street fully crowded on weekends !!!!

Color color designer bangles !!!

Beautifully stones in bangles!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal neck hangings with gorgeous LOCKETS !!!

Man busy selling the cute dolls !!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional kurtas exclusively for men !!!!

Show case bike !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I tried taking pic of the cute lil gal walking with her mom, but i couldn’t get the correct pose, tried clicking many shots it was of no use, she crossed my ay turned back & i saw her i thought i was lost without taking the pic, but suddenly there was a Nike showroom with glass, took some reflection shot finally it came out like this & it became my fav…

Reflection image!!! My fav amongst all the pics !!!!

Beautiful handicrafts from Kashmir !!!

Kashmir handicrafts !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient type hanging Lantern !!

Salwar kameez for women !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tajmahal with Bangle stand !!!!

Pottery Town, Bangalore

Bengaluru has been photographers’s paradise providing versatile shooting opportunities within and around the city. There are plenty of places for photographing birds, beautiful landscapes, the gardens, the lakes and the action-filled streets. The street photography is always intriguing; every time you walk the same street you will get to see a different action and different elements in it. One such street, called as Pottery Town, is a good place for creative photography. I walked this street a couple of times, which is just a KM away from the Cantonment Railway Station, Bangalore. I got opportunities to click the live action of the pottery. The pot making is such a fascinating thing. Not sure if there is anyone in pottery town who teaches this art but surely there will be some place in Bengaluru for this. You can actually get into the house and shops of potters and photograph while they make pots; click the pottery items in their shops. During the Ganesha festival and Diwali this street will be busy with buyers and there will be a lot of work happening giving you an excellent opportunity to photograph. Surely the visit to this place for photography would be satisfying and when you head back home, you would be already planning for your next visit to this place.

Few photographs taken during my visit:

A pottery work hangs from the roof

A potter sips a cup of tea watching the crazy photographers outside

A fly on the pots that are kept for drying

Art and the Textures

A potter gets busy early in the morning

Another shot clicked inside a house of a potter

Footpaths…and livelihoods…

Our pavements (or footpaths or sidewalks) are very interesting places. No bland stretch of tiles or cement for us; we have a rich variety of life teeming on our footpaths (indeed, I often think they are called footpaths because the local Government makes them a foot higher than the road…so they are not meant for the easy use of pedestrians, but for people to earn their livelihoods on space-without-rent!)

I walked to Jayangar 9th Block a few days ago, and got…

The “alteration” tailors.

They set up shop with their treadle (note, no electricity..very green!)machines, and for a pittance, will mend tears and do all sorts of stitching and alterations. Here are two of them, right outside a shop selling cloth:

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The silver polisher.

These people, too, set up their wares just outside jewellers’ shops, and are willing to polish your silver, do small repairs to your jewellery, and assay any pieces you bring to them (they, too, use no electricity, but the age-old tools of the trade.)

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The vegetable seller:

Clad in yellow-and-red, this vegetable seller sits nonchalantly on a chair in the middle of the road. His dress proclaims that he is soon going on a pilgrimage.

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Oh, well, this one is not really ON the pavement…but I couldn’t resist a shop that has licence to kill…dirt!

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Of course, very often, our pavements do not encourage living or making a living, but may help you into death:

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I love my city, warts (holes) and all!

Shooting of a Movie…

Yesterday, at the mall near my home, I watched the dance sequences of a movie being shot…all through the day.

You can see some of the artistes in costume in the centre of the crowd:

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Everything was being recorded…

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Here are some of the artistes, dancing on cue:

You can hear my maid Lakshmi and my neighbour Pallavi exchanging observations!

For some reason, animal balloons formed a large part of the sequences:

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Several were released in the evening…here’s a tiger floating past!

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The women artistes were accompanied by family members, who waited through the day:

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Here’s the van in which a lot of the props and equipment was stored…

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The sign on the side of the van says, “PoorNimA hOrangaNa chitreekaraNa ghatikE”. (Poornima Outdoor Movie-making Unit).

What movie? Will this scene make it to the theatres, or end up on the cutting-room floor? Who knows!

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