Thursday, 23 December 2010

Fog covered Bangalore

Can you spot the hebbal flyover in this photo. I took this photo near Esteem mall and you can see the whole area is covered in a thick blanket of fog. I had never seen such thick fog is past 5 years near hebbal.

Fog covered on the road to BIAL

Thick fog near kodigehalli junction

Sun God trying his best to beat the fog

Kodigehalli junction

Spider web covered with mist

Dasarahalli Road

Near our house

Dude! how to get out of this fog....

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Christmas Cactus

We bought this Cactus at the Lalbagh Flower show. This show takes place every January during the Indian Republic day. When we bought this cactus, it had one small little flower bud. It was only until december, this cactus showed its true beauty. Suddenly this cactus started popping out small buds at every leaf end and the magic happened between 4th dec to 7th dec. The cactus was in full bloom. (see video below of the transistion)

Later when i checked on the net, I came to know it was a Christmas Cactus. Its so called because it blooms flowers only during the time of Christmas. Also this cactus grows at a elevations between 3300 to 5600 feet. And thankfuly our bangalore is at the perfect elevation for such cactus to grow.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

My Aquarium

This is my sweet little aquarium. I am maintaining it for the past 5 years. I have some gold fish, SK Gold , shark and one Sucker cat. I dont like plastic plants and what you see in the video below are live plants. I feed my marine friends alternate days. At nights i switch of the aquarium lights. Because fishes dont have eye lids, having continious light will make them restless. Also switching off lights in the night gives them the sense of day & night.

Tips to a healthy aquarium

  • Avoid plastic plants, go for natural water plants
  • Maintain appropriate warm temperature during winters
  • Install a good water filter and clean the filter every week
  • Dont keep the Aquarium light 'ON' the whole night. Fishes dont have eye lids, so by switching off lights in the night will make them relaxed
  • Make sure enough oxygen is fed to the water through your filter. Fishes depend solely on dissolved oxygen in water

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Wooden cloth clips better over plastic ones

As per my observations over many years, I have realised Wooden cloth clips are much reliable and long-lasting compared to the plastic ones. Plastics have a very peculair property, they loose their strength and become brittle when exposed to sun for long time. On an average a plastic clip may last for 3 or 4 months, depending on the plastic quality. But a wooden clip lasts much longer than that. They can withstand all temperature/season and do not loose strength. And even after it breaks or looses strength, it can become part of the earth and decompose easily.

If you are one of those eco-caring types, start using wooden clips. Dont worry about trees being cut for that. Coz all these wooden clips are made from waste wood pieces.

Plastic clips break after they become brittle.

Care for mother earth - She will take care of you.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

BFA FINAL YEAR - Applied Art

Guys! for those of you who missed the Optional subject (Realistic & Modern Art) class, here is a glimpse of the demo by our Dean.

Following are some of the video clippings:
Tips on how to develop a potrait

Drawing Tribal Woman:

Village woman with hen in her hand

Friday, 30 April 2010

Fine Arts course correspondence

DMSLKMS, Mysore offers correspondence course in Bachelor of fine arts. Currently they offer course in:
1. Realistic Art & Modern Art
2. Applied Art

From the next academic year, the institute will be offering correspondence course in MFA too. Visit their website to know more details (

The campus is situated in Mysore, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Surrounded by trees and green fields, the campus is an ideal location for artists inspiration. The class rooms are open and modelled like the Gurukula kuteera. See pictures below to get a feel of the ambience.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Sparrow like bird in Bangalore ?

When was the last time one saw sparrow in Bangalore? I can only imagine them now. But today I saw some sparrow-like birds near my house. I Quickly grabbed my camera and clicked few pics of them. Please let me know bird is this.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Tulu comedy nataka - Mangalore

A collection of some of the best comedy scenes from tulu natakas. Sit back and enjoy.