A sudden work trip had me taking off to Corbett for a couple of days. As usual with all my journeys, I decided to make the most of it. When I was introduced to the resident naturalist of the resort I was lodging in, I mmediately begged him to take me for a birdwatch walk in… Read More Insta- Corbett – Gram
Well here is another new year that’s rolled in and to me it feels that it rolled in a bit too fast! As usual, the “what’s your resolution” refrain rang out all around! Got me thinking – what were my last year’s??? AAAAHEEEMMMM!!! Cant remember now! So then should I make new ones? (damn the… Read More My New Year’s Resolutions – tell me yours!
This note is verrrrrrrrry old- found it today!! Edited it and re-posted it – hope you all love reading it too!! Once you’ve been tagged, you write 25 random things facts habits or goals about you. Afterwards, tag your friends. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because… Read More 25 Random Things about MOI – yours truly!!!! ( this is just the tip of the iceberg – there are so many more)
Saturday afternoon saw me flitting about in the latest food festival in town – The gourmet High Street. A gentleman hailed me and said that there is a mixology session about to start with the Speakeasy ( a popular bar n restaurant in gugraon) Bartender – Yangdup Lama! And its a complimentary session (they were… Read More When I got to be a Bond Girl!!!
Much fanfare and updates on social media about the New Delhi Palate Fest 2015 had me curious enough to plan a day there. Though my last years experience was a disaster at the same fair, this year promised to be a bit different. Well! The crowds seemed to be huge and food overpriced ( social… Read More Palatable or not!?!
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… Read More Superfast or Superslow?
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… Read More Of lazy breakfasts & beach bumming!
“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… Read More Swirling Dervishes!
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… Read More Dilli ke infamous autowallahs
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… Read More Ode to Le Cake
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… Read More Birding at Sultanpur
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… Read More Slaying the devil – Procrastination
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… Read More Morning raga
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… Read More Home is where the heart is!
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… Read More Long Nights of Literature
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 and… Read More 2 Sangrias, 6 Starters & 1 Eclectic space
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… Read More The pasta bowl company
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… Read More SugarBug café
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… Read More Arty design festival
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… Read More Marching to Goa!!