Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sep 30 - Looks delicious!

It has been one and half months since I updated my cooking blog and have not cooked anything yet, since I got back from India. I thought of trying this recipe but was lazy to go out and pick the required ingredients! The excuse was the rain... yes, the rain! It has followed me back New York, as if 6 weeks of rain in Hyderabad wasn't enough for me. Even I am tired wining about the too much rain. :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sep 28 - Pigeon

Good to be back home and to pigeon watching. That balcony is my downstairs neighbor's.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sep 27 - Back home to this...

I got back in the morning and had not clicked a picture for the day.  When I got home this morning, these scaffolding were hanging outside my window in the living room and in the guest bedroom.  I thought the management must be getting the building painted or something and since it was raining, the work was halted.  Later in the evening,  U tells me that these have been hanging like that for over a week!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sep 26 - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

A click of the airport from the runway at Shanshabad, Hyderabad airport, just before take off.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sep 25 - Streets flooded with rain water

Streets flooded with water due to heavy 45 minute rain! This was near Somajiguda.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sep 20 - Manair Dam

Made a day trip to Karimnagar.  This past one month, it has been raining heavily and and all the lakes, rivers, ponds and reservoirs are over flowing.  This is the picture of Manair dam in Karimnagar.  Three gates in the middle and fully open and some partially open.  In the afternoon when we got in,  only two gates were open and in the evening as we were returning back to Hyderabad, three gates were open.  About ten days ago, all the 20 some gates were open.  Clicked the picture from a moving car!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sep 18 - Wheels on the bus go round and round

My nephew has been playing this rhyme all morning.  He must have viewed at least 15 videos on you tube.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sep 15 - Inorbit, newest mall in the city

Everyone was talking about this mall and had to check it out.  The mall is big and more stores yet to open.  I heard so much about the stores in the mall and was a bit disappointed!  Shopper Stop, Life Style, Mebaz, Fab India, Kalanjali, Max and many more stores had an outlet in the mall.  The lonely store where I found some interesting stuff and picked up couple of tops is And. 
  That is Durgam Cheruvu from the mall.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sep 14 - Money plant

Last few days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday the rain has stopped and was more like Hyderabad weather.  Looks like mothre nature got to know that I extended my stay and the rain is back again since monday!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sep 12 - Our Vinayakudu at home

Vinayaka / Ganesh chaturdashi was yesterday, Sep 11th but I took this picture today.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sep 9 - Chocolate __________ Gateaux

One of my cousin's invited us for dinner and this was our dessert. It is called Chocolate ______(something) gateaux. I had almost three helping of this cake!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sep 8 - Shopping woes

I bought this cooker and now everyone tells me that it won't serve my purpose. I want to exchange it but the store doesn't have the size the require. They won't refund the money and I am stuck with this cooker.. :(

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sep 7 - New sarees??

I gave these sarees for steam polish 2 weeks ago got them back today. It is raining every day and it took them so long to polish the sarees. Don't they look like new sarees? That was the intention. I did not want to give them for dry wash but wanted it to look like new ones.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sep 6 - Gas delivery truck

Unlike in the west, here in India, cooking gas is sold in cylinders. Every month we need to book a cylinder and it is is delivered with in a week. The delivery guy picks up the empty cylinder and drops off th efilled one.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sep 3 - It wasn't a power cut!

In the morning when I was blow drying my hair, there was a partial power cut. We thought the cut was partial. Later there was no power in all the rooms. BY end of the day power was back in all the rooms except mine that is when we realized it wasn't a power cut and have to replace the fuse.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sept 1 - Roadside corn seller

I was not carrying my camera with with and took a picture with my cell phone. Have to wait till 13th to see this picture as I am unable to upload pictures from my cell phone.