Chinatown, Singapore

Food, Photography, Singapore, Chinatown, Travel

Back to sweltering Mumbai after a refreshing holiday. I was lucky to be able to visit my favorite Chinatown thrice, while in Singapore. Not to mention the two beautiful Chinese tea sets I picked up, apart from enjoying traditional Cantonese cuisine and Dim Sums at Tak Po!

 

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Mouth-wateringly Delicious!

Food, India, india travel, Photography, Street, Travel

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(C) Vandana Kandpal

This traditional Indian dessert will make anybody’s (who’s grown up in India) mouth water. These are Gulab Jamuns,  fried milk solid dumplings soaked in cardmom and saffron flavored sugar syrup. The Halwai (confectioner) in the picture is making sure that the fried hot dumplings soak every bit of the flavored syrup.

Hot syrupy Gulab Jamuns topped with vanilla ice cream is a popular combination any Indian will swear by!

 

 

Are these Peach blossoms? The Blue Project #4

Fine Art, India, india travel, Nature, Patterns of Nature, Photography, Travel

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With the  temperature here gradually soaring and the city preparing for the summer, I find myself thinking about the mountains. This image was taken a couple of years ago while exploring Sitla,  a charming little village in Kumaon, Uttarakhand, India, with an enchanting view of the Himalayas. The blossoms I am assuming are peach blossoms. What do you think?

Hungry Kya?

Food, India, india travel, Photography, Street, Travel

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Everytime I see this image, I am hungry and I feel a twinge of regret. If only i had stopped by to taste some.  Bhature and a variety of Pakoras at the Mall Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. And wait a minute, do I also see a Samosa?