22 June 2016

Dhakke - Mangalore's Fishing Dock

Dhakke, the Fishing Dock of Mangalore is near the old Mangalore Port. For a devoted fishiterian me, this place holds a special place. Though, I haven’t visited this place while I was staying in Mangalore for reasons obvious. Parents would take care of feeding us and the place stinks of fish but the fresh catch of the day would taste scrumptious.
Few days back we had a gathering at home and we had to buy Fish. So we planned for an early morning drive to Dhakke. Well, it didn’t turn out to early morning though. We were at Dhakke around 07:30 in the morning and the business was already in full swing with the auctions to movement of fishes to the tempos and trucks and offloading the fishes from the boats. There were crates and crates of fishes all over.
Few pictures from my visit to Dhakke and you will get to decide about this place.. stinky but lively..

Sunday Mornings at Dakke

Fishes and the buyers


Fish Baskets

Weighing Prawns

Assorted ones

Crabs in Mass 

 Again the assorted ones
 Me buying big crabs
 Kane (Lady Fish) - One of the tastiest fish

 Crates and Baskets

 Lonely King Prawn

P.S: Pics clicked on iPhone, courtesy Prashant Bhandare

13 June 2016



Mangalorean Jasmine with a pleasant fragrance which does not give headache unlike other jasmine variety and knotted using the thread pulled from the banana steam. And these Abboli aka Firecracker flowers are so vibrant with their enchanting colours. Just could not admire watching these flowers, they make my day.
Different shades of Abboli-Mallige


1 June 2016

Necessity is the mother of invention...

Idea Credit: Prashant Bhandare

They say necessity is the mother of invention, it's when we need something badly and it's not available at the moment our creativity works best in arranging the required thing. 

Like Vasco Da Gama discovered sea route to continue trade links when land routes were closed, here's our tripod while we didn't have the tripod handy to capture the sunrise at Fort Kochi.

23 May 2016

Experience Bengaluru: KR Market (Chickpet)

Aerial view of the flower market
KR Market.. especially the flower market is one of the offbeat things to do during your stay in Namma Bengaluru. The KR Market has it's own charm while the people all over Bengaluru come in the early hours of the day to purchase items for their business may it be flowers, veggies, fruits or groceries. KR Market is the hub for all such things in Bengaluru.

Why did I end up in KR Market?

Past few weeks we had not done any travel and have been claustrophobic staying within the house during the weekend. So, we thought of an early morning photography plan at KR Market. Though we did not make it that early...Since we went on a Sunday morning, the market wasn't that crowded and no important functions in Bangalore or that would have been a pleasure to observe people carrying out their business. I love watching people from the the first or second floor of the flower market. 

There's nothing much I think of telling about KR Market. It's an experience visiting the busy and main market of any town and KR Market is one of such markets in Bengaluru. Few of my clicks from yesterdays market visit:

Loved the way they've arranged Mogra and Abboli (Firecracker Flower)

Seeing an STD booth after long, they still exist here

Din't know they make it ready to wear :D