Posts under category ‘City’

The 39th Cake Show in Bangalore

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The cakes are mostly only average. I noticed a small improvement in detail over last year’s cakes but still far from it’s original glory. I will let the photos do the talking.

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Fakhri Blood Donation Camp

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Importance of blood at a critical time can only be appreciated by someone in that situation. Fortunately, this concept is not lost on most people and even out of their way to help someone. This got over three hundred people together on a lazy Sunday morning to donate blood at the Fakhri Blood Donation Camp held in Bohra Layout, Gottigere.

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Royal Meenakshi Mall – 2 years on

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All in all, the mall is still awesome with its various stores, particularly Hypercity and Croma, its food outlets, both inside and outside the mall, and Cinepolis, of course.

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The 38th Cake Show in Bangalore

38th Annual Cake Show in Bangalore

I remember visiting the cake show every year when I was very small and then, the cakes were nothing short of impressive. Huge, accurate representations of monuments, buildings, were placed in air-cooled rooms surrounded by a slow moving queue.

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Planting Trees in Gottigere

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Count Quickly! How many jokes have you heard on the infrastructure and the state of Bangalore city? How many of those jokes are about the “Garden City” now being called the “Garbage City” or the “Concrete Jungle”? How many times have you driven down that road where we suddenly notice just air where there once was a lush green tree? We all feel the pain of not finding a tree on the side of the road whose sight and shade we enjoyed for years.

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Royal Meenakshi Mall – Two months later…

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The turning-point was when Cinepolis and McDonald’s opened up. It was now a crowded place, especially on weekends. Cinepolis did even better than I expected. They struck off the right balance of prices, timing and quality which served them well. According to their Facebook page, they served about 59,000 tickets in their first month.

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A Quick Look at Hypercity

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The store itself looks impressive. The top floor is just an average looking supermarket and it works quite well. The groceries section in the basement is nicely laid out. You have a freezer section for fresh meat and chicken. Just outside, you have ice creams and frozen snacks in deep freezers. This area also houses groceries, fruits and vegetables arranged in bazaar style.

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Cinepolis

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They still have some things to work out and I hope that they work on them soon. Until then, it is still the best place for video/audio quality, theater ambiance and comfort. I can live with these shortcomings for now as long as the quality, comfort and customer service are maintained. It makes for a great movie watching experience near to home and I hope it stays this way.

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Royal Meenakshi Mall – Look 2

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I had a quick look to see what had changed since the last three days. Not a lot of stores are open yet but some have opened up since last Monday.

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Royal Meenakshi Mall – First Look

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Today, I went to see the newest member of the ever increasing list of malls in the Bangalore city. After months and years of watching the building come up on my way, the mall was finally open to public on April 1st, 2011.

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