IFBM 2014 – First Indian Food Bloggers Meet

(The group photograph used in this post is courtesy of Aloft Bengaluru, CBP) Facebook and twitter were abuzz the whole of last month with #ifbm2014.  It is still ruling most of our posts.  On the 1st and 2nd of August, India had its first ever food bloggers meet. When I started blogging in 2006 (or read more


A street full of eats – Khaogali at Marine Lines

One of the features Mumbai is famous for is street food. Every area has its own ‘khao gali’ – khao meaning eat, and gali meaning lane. One such is the khao gali at Marine Lines (Next to UTI building). This street hosts many commercial and residential spaces apart from institutions, and holds many memories for read more


Vetro, The Oberoi during Restaurant Week 2011

The second restaurant week started on the 6th of February. It is a week where top restaurants of Mumbai offer their best foods to customers at a fraction of their actual rates for the same meal at any other time of the year. Since I am now working in the vicinity of some of the read more

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Spare the cane and nurture the soul

I am not much of a newspaper reader, and with good reasons. It stems as an allergic reaction to the amount of time I spent devouring facts when I was appearing for various competitive exams post graduation (post as in after). Some of the revulsion stems from knowing that the political scenario is going from read more

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Eating out – Kebab Korner at Inter Continental

Kebab Korner, Hotel Inter Continental, Marine Drive When I had started this blog I had meant to review restaurants apart from share recipes but the change in diet restricted the ‘eating out’ sessions. During the last year however, I found that quite a few restaurants are open to idea of a vegan diet and come read more


The reluctant hugger

I have realised I will never be a good hugger and I am glad most of my friends aren’t either. Indians used to hug only in ‘reel life’ and not in ‘real life’ till it became a more fashionable thing to do. Hugging is a foreign concept much like pasta, noodles and cheese. Same with‘mwah’! read more


Commuting by train

I didn’t think but must admit that it has been surprisingly fun traveling to work after all these years. It takes me two hours to get there but I have discovered joys that I had forgotten, just as I thought I would. I discovered that I have changed a lot during these last few years read more


Pati, pallankuzhi aada varela?

“Pati, pallankuzhi aada varela?” (“Grandma, will you come to play pallankhuzhi?”) “O, varendi ma!” (“Yes, coming dear!”) My grandma(1915 – 1994) never said no to us. If she was busy with her prayer beads she would just nod her head to affirm and signal ‘later’ with her free hand. If she was resting with her read more


A trip down town

While January does wonderful things to my senses with the scent of Spring in the air, my heart keeps leaping ahead into February because this is when Strand Book Stall holds its annual ‘more than 50% off’ book sale at Sunderabhai Hall in Churchgate. Mr.Shanbaug, the man who is behind the shop has sold dreams, read more