Barrel Cactus at Lalbagh Gardens

The Fishhook Barrel Cactus at Lalbagh Gardens

The Lalbagh Botanical Gardens in Bangalore is not only a tourist place but also a place to trade plants. The nursery there sells so many varieties of plants, it is no doubt, is a one stop solution for the plant buyers in Bengaluru, be it for the ornamental plant like Barrel Cactus or regular plants for commercial purpose.

Barrel Cactus

Barrel Cactus
Barrel Cactus – Lalbagh Botanical Gardens

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Maggi Noodles, Branded Foods and Fruits

I consumed Maggi Noodles for more than a decade

I had been a fan of Maggi Noodles from many decades. My six year old daughter loves it too. We don’t know how many thousands of packets of Maggi Noodle we have consumed so far. Today, we wouldn’t consume it even if somebody offers us money. I really wonder what made that person to test the Maggi samples. Now the entire nation has stopped consuming it.

The government, both central and state, have tested random Maggi noodle samples and found out above permissible levels of MSG (monosodium glutamate) which isn’t safe for human beings. So no Maggi noodle in our kitchen, what is the alternative then? Continue reading

37 Varieties of Mangoes

37 varieties of Mangoes (Photographs)

I present you the photographs of 37 varieties of Mangoes which were displayed in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens during the annual Mango and Jackfruit Fair 2015. The fair was conducted in the month of May-June 2015.

Abidpuri

Abidpuri Mango
Abidpuri

I have also documented some facts about mangoes and its nutritional value as well. While you go through the photographs, you may also wish to read these facts which are sourced from Wikipedia and other nutritional books. Continue reading

Guava sellers in Bangalore

Guava seller in Shivajinagar

Be it for shopping, food or religious activity, Shivajinagar is one of the happening places in Bangalore. Especially the surroundings of St. Basilica and the Russell Market are packed with people during the peak hours. It’s business all the time here. This image of Guava seller was captured right in front of the St. Basilica, Shivajinagar.

Guavas
Guava Seller near St. Basilica Church,

Guava is a wonder fruit; it is good for our digestive system. But eating too many guavas isn’t a good idea.

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Jawahar Bal Bavan in Cubbon Park, Bangalore

Jawahar Bal Bavan is Fun

Bengalureans may be enjoying the metro ride, travelling to work or shopping, but the most enjoyed train ride seems to be the one in Jawahar Bal Bavan – The Toy Train.

Bal Bavan Entrance
Bal Bavan Entrance

Jawahar Bal Bavan, part of Cubbon Park, is the favorite place for the kids and parents. The parents wouldn’t mind because entertaining kids here doesn’t burn their pocket. Imagine spending money for games in malls… Continue reading

Sweet Corn cooked in coal fire

Sweet Corn – Lalbagh Gardens

Sweet Corn is one of my favorite vegetable or rather a fruit if you call it so. Did you know that cooked sweet corn increases levels of ferulic acid, which has anti-cancer properties? I read it in Wikipedia.

Sweet Corn Coal Fire
Sweet Corn Coal Fire

Sweet Corn sellers are common in Bangalore. Be it in Cubbon Park or Lalbagh Gardens, you will find couple of them. Continue reading