OK, so it’s been
A soon-to-be bride picking a good yarn for her dress. (That's at least my interpretation as a naive tourist. But given it was a bridal/wedding store this lends at least some credibility to my interpretation.)
The local cinema, opposite my hotel. I wanted to watch a good Bollywood movie my first night in
My local liquor store, still alive and kicking! As usual, perfectly able to provide me with a bottle of ice cold Kingfisher.
School kids on the street. Somehow I really like pictures which show trivialities of everyday life – no clue why. To me it means something, maybe just because I was there at the same the picture was taken.
Time for new ads. Vodafone was yesterday, today it's time for Orange.
Corner shop with chicken.
Welcome dinner with Prof Yathindra at the Grand Ashok in
Local cocktail bar within the Tech Park. (There are about 10 restaurants, a few shops etc., and this cocktail bar in the technology park so if I don't want to leave the park I don't have to.) Went there once on my first day but not again – somehow I prefer the local food to this 'westernized' place.
My apartment from the outside. I am living on the left hand side (‘behind the tree’), 4th floor. About 50 meters walk from work (which is probably the closest commute of all people in Bangalore.)
Entrance hall of my apartment. Yes, a photo taken against the sun – my apologies, but I have other things to do than to take a second photo of the entrance hall of my apartment (such as writing this blog). A very bright place, with a well-equipped kitchen. I like it.
View from my balcony, on the biotech park. I know, it’s easy to impress me with ‘bigger-better-faster’ - but pictures like this looks like pure power to me. I like being where things happen – in the middle of it all.
The place to have a good night's rest.
A local self-help column from the newspaper. Makes quite a lot of sense to me - I recommend a read.
Entrance to the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, IBAB; my workplace. Very motivated students, I like that. I am entering this door about 25 times per day, leaving for things like a freshly squeezed mango juice or a delicious lunch or dinner.
The local gym I still need to join…
A local food store…
Supermarket in the
Coffee with love...
Someone grinning in front of the Tech Park.
A little more local food - though not the restaurant where I usually eat.
Last Friday a colleague from IBAB, Gayatri, invited me to join her for her talk at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in
The IIMB Garden.
Everyone needs a good sleep once in a while.
A goodbye-picture after the talk, with our host at IIMB and Gayatri who was just giving her talk.