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Superfast or Superslow?

I have been a big advocate of traveling by train and have some lovely journey memories too; but some of my recent experiences have left me in big big doubt about their reliability now. There was a recent news article about the scam concerning the Rail Neer where the contractors and railway staff had colluded […]

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Of lazy breakfasts & beach bumming!

While planning the Goa trip, the gourmet offerings of this beach city were top of our list to explore. Needless to say, we researched some food and travel blogs, got tips from friends and family and made a sumptuous list which looked too big for our four days there. Undaunted, we went at with a true […]

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Swirling Dervishes!

“A secret turning in us, makes the universe turn. Head unaware of feet, and feet head. Neither cares. They keep turning.” – Rumi  I happened to attend an event organised by Zorba The Buddha on the swirling dervishes, last friday at their complex in Ghittorni on MG road. It was my first experience of such […]

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Dilli ke infamous autowallahs

A new one from ‪#‎Delhi‬ ‪#‎autowallahs‬ – this happened at ‪#‎Racecourse‬‪#‎metro‬ station. Three of us had to go to ‪#‎janpath‬ and the first auto guy told us that “charges are 20/- per savari”!!!!! What a blatant loot n fraud – fixed charges are 25/- for first 1.8 km….. Most of the other 5-6 autowallahs also […]

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Ode to Le Cake

It slowly wafted into the olfactory passages, teasing them with the citrus- sultry orange zest, sweet heat of cinnamon, gooey darkness of chocolate and the spicy sense of dark rum – all rolled into one but then each released individually, in slow motion, one after the other like the helium filled gas balloons that we […]

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Birding at Sultanpur

Sultanpur bird sanctuary needs to introduction and is an equal favourite with its avian and human visitors alike! Dusshera holiday saw a  group of us head off for an early morning walk and a Dhabha session later. Some of my shots as captured that day! A painted stork foraging for some twigs and branches to […]

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Slaying the devil – Procrastination

As I sit here listening to the sounds of firecrackers, indicating the burning of the Ravana effigy; I contemplate on the evil I wish to triumph over in my life. Its a little devil called Procrastination. How many of us arent truly enraptured by him? Can you honestly say no to this? Think again! Ever […]

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Morning raga

Morning glories espied in new blooms, rosy cheeked petals being teased by the rising sun which twinkles in the dew drops, making these beauties shine bright while the birds enchant with their twitters and chirps and flit with the energy of a new day, making each branch vibrate while they play peek a boo in […]

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Home is where the heart is!

Dusky sunlight of the retiring for the day sun, glinted off the familiar metal gate while a fully blossomed hibiscus waved merrily, blushed to a popping red of a comely new bride and the verdant green lawns beckoned with their coolness where the whirring blades of the grass mower churned up a minty-citrus green smell […]

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Long Nights of Literature

Recently attended a very novel and “hatke” concept of “speed dating with literature” at the Spanish Institute in Connaught Place. It was an excellent evening of literature with readings by several well established poets/authors/playwriters from India and Europe. The concept was designed in such a manner that groups of audiences were to be read to […]

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2 Sangrias, 6 Starters & 1 Eclectic space

When the wine sisterhood group on FB announced a Sangria night at the much in news restaurant Lavaash by Saby; excitement ran high and seven of us immediately signed up. We drove into a secluded driveway of a building with tasteful exteriors. Valet took custody of the car and last minute dress straightening, hair primping […]

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The pasta bowl company

The pasta bowl company is a quaint little Italian place bursting with loads of good food and vibes. I first tried this place in 2013, when it was newly launched. Had a few delightful meals there, though found the selection to be small. Loved the cosy interiors with pics of Italy and some pasta stuck […]

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SugarBug café

Landed up in garden estate on Sunday and checked out this cafe which I has been hearing rave reviews on many food forums on Facebook – sugar bug!!! Cute name and very pleasing ambience too, in fact found the large table sizes with plenty of elbow room and an organised cutlery basket to be very […]

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Arty design festival

 Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep. _ Scott Adams Saturday was teachers day. It was also a day that saw me check out the Arty Design festival which takes place at the DLF Promenade mall and is touted to be a much awaited event! I was excited […]

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Marching to Goa!!

10.03.2015 So bday dhamaal continues unabated. Next on the cards was this trip that got planned for Goa with Pallavi (strangely, despite our intense bonding, it’s our first trip) and all thanks to Sonu Di (yeah she is my biggest holiday benefactor these days- love you Di 🙅😘) as she had some vacation miles at […]

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Oh womaniya!!!! 

07.03.2015 saw me at the Pop-up restaurant at the Asiad Village – a place I had  been wanting to go since ages. The food was being reported as revolutionary – fig ketchup, pulled chicken, etc! Mumbai se aaya mera ek dost was in  town and we finally managed to plan out a meetup, since meeting […]

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Haseen aur rangeen in March 

05.03.2015 Holi rolled in, dolled up in gorgeous colours and a very un-holy weather! The unexpected rain madness continued, making it slightly chilly but with plenty of bright sunshine! I am not the biggest fan of this festival- infact I find it the most terrible one! But this year is special and so thought to […]

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Much ado about march 

 02.03.2015 What a rain filled day in Dehradun which made me wonder how wet does it get in Cherrapunji! It was perfect weather for endless cups of tea, some in front of a cosy fire! Checked out this neat tea box with some herbal tea! Latter was ok but the box is super sexy! Watched […]

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A mad hatter in march

01.01.2015 Since past couple of years, a new trend had emerged in my life as most of my friends, cousins, peers, etc had reached ‘that’ milestone of turning 40! Big celebrations for ‘THE’ 40th naming day with great pomp and show had become the norm around me. ‘That won’t be me,’ disdained the sensibility in […]

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Berry oaty smash!

Intending them as some Valentine day love for thyself, I purchased a box of luscious strawberries. But the unusually warm weather and some neglect on my part, ensured a few of the gorgeous berries getting spoilt. Worrying over the waste, I sat down to surf the net for some  quick n easy cake/muffin recipe to consume […]

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