Anuraag Villa

Most common adjective on tripadvisor – an oasis amidst the city chaos. I cannot agree more. A perfect blend of simplicity and comfort, Anuraag Villa  is a small boutique hotel nestled in the residential Bunny Park area of Jaipur city.  It’s proximity to railway station and heritage sites makes it an ideal abode for Indian…

One Indian Girl

Had just read the first para and could visualize Supriya Pathak heaving a huge sigh, on being informed that adequate rooms are unavailable for the marriage guests. That’s Chetan Bhagat’s -One Indian Girl –  a script for a Diwali blockbuster Bollywood movie. Was intrigued to read this book once friends went gaga over it in…

The Serai, Kabini

The word Serai is defined as an overnight resting place for caravans. Herein lies the essence of Serai – A chain of resorts by Cafe Coffee Day group where you can check-in to rest your tired body, and rejuvenate an overworked mind. Once the decision was made to visit Kabini, the next task at hand…

La Four Seasons, Yercaud

A boutique resort, nestled in the hills of Yercaud, La Four Season is an ideal destination to spend an idyllic vacation, away from the cacophony of city life. With not many options left in elite Yercaud resort circle, I had booked a Standard Villa in this resort for a 2N/3D stay. However, a step inside,…

Umbrella

Wikipedia definition: Designed to protect a person against rain or sunlight. What if on a dark night, its raining hardships and misery  and there is no Umbrella to shield you ? This is the affliction borne by the protagonist of the short movie Umbrella. Set in Mumbai, India, the movie portrays the plight of young…

Carrots

Being off dairy products for almost a month now, with occasional bouts of B&R, I jumped at the proposition of a vegan lunch at Carrots, Koramangala, Bengaluru, India, Asia. The idea was to relive my old palate without feeling guilty about it. Was I able to do that? Let’s find out. To start with, we…

Inorbit Kids Carnival

I had been meaning to write this blog since last Saturday. Thought, through my blog , might be able to encourage DINKS to change their status and enjoy such gala events. However, as always, underestimated my laziness. And here I am, narrating the event 10 days after its occurrence. With nothing much on hands for…

Food Card

We are waking up to a plastic ban – no plastic carry bag, no straws, no stirrer – yet we have no issue with using plastic money. Well I am past the credit and debit cards – cannot imagine a life without them.  We do have smarter ways – via mobile payment options, alongside using…

Phoenix Vs. VR

In case you are wondering which creature does VR represents, think no further. Am referring to Bangalore shopping malls – Phoenix MarketCity and VR Bengaluru. With a small shopping list and desire to watch VK on big screen, I started my mall hopping journey at 4.30 P.M. on an erstwhile lazy Sunday. Itinerary included Decathlon,…

U-Turn

Did you take one today ? Was it allowed ? Did you shift the divider slabs ? If you think this to be a blabber, please watch the latest Kannada flick: U Turn.  It’s a fab film by Mr. Pawan Kalyan on the perils of traffic violation, negligent driving and the chaos it can wreak…

Real Fresh Dosa Corner

What about it ? Sounds like any other Dosa joint in Bangalore. Nope, this one uses ONLY Amul Butter. My tryst with Dosa corner started thus: Me: “How was your weekend MJ” ? MJ: Cool, we went to Dosa joint at AECS layout. After two weeks, Me: “How was the weekend MJ” ? MJ: Great, we…

Words Palette

How do you decide on the perfect farewell gift for your colleagues, who had impressed you with their intelligence and personality, whose company you cherished, whose laughter brightened your day and to whom, you never wanted to say Good-Bye. Tough, I know. I had never been an advocate of gift cards/vouchers/cash as they seem like…