Avare Bele Mela, Bengaluru – Hyacinth Beans Festival

The annual Avare Bele Mela, underway at VV Puram, is where you should head to, to buy piles of fresh, farm-sourced avarekalu (hyacinth beans) and sink your teeth into delicacies made from it. Stalls all across VV Puram’s famed Thindi Street will also serve up street food made from avarekai. There’s Hithkabele (avarekai beans without…

Makar Sankranti Special

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the sun towards Makar (Capricorn) and it is a way of paying respect to the Sun God. In a primarily agricultural economy and culture, the Sun which influences all our seasons and ultimately the harvests, holds a special importance. Makar Sankranti is always celebrated on 14th (or 15th in…