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.