Navratri Finally Begins for Me

There are certain things which are unexplainable – e.g. the usual khichuri never tastes as good as the bhog and the regular thaali will never taste as delicious as the navratrithaali . Here we begin – With the Durgapuja this week, my mind is wandering in the streets of Kolkata – Metro cinema , New…

Blu Oyster – A new Seafood fare

In current time when many of my friends are struggling at home (including my ma) and balancing home chores, care giving for near dear ones along with their professional life , I am lucky to have a few things less on my plate – which I utilize in exploring new places and new dishes. This…

The Larhmeen Experience

When it comes to Biriyani , people always talk about Lucknow , Hyderabad, Kolkata .But I say , it’s here in Bangalore. The plethora of options that we have in our city is “unparallel”. It’s here – people relish Biriyani right from 6 a.m. in the morning or perhaps even earlier. So each time I…

Hakkachow rekindles memories from calcutta and hyderabad

I grew up in a Calcutta , where when asked to dineout, the first thing that popped from our mouth was ‘chinese’ as the preferred option. We were ignorant of the other south eastern flavours those days. Gradually we learnt about  the ‘thai’ magic. It’s when my eldest cousin moved to Japan , our household…

Taiki – The perfect mood lifter

Last year when I came back , say around the same time, I was exploring the new places in Indiranagar and Koramangala, which had started making the news in Bangalore during my absence. Taiki was one of them which stood out during my new place hunt. Appropriate usage of space turned this alley kinda place…

Myriads of reasons to remember – Rural Blues

In times like this a lot of time is spent in remembering the good times we are blessed with … Like the fratelli wines dinner menu at Ruralblues restobar last week. A place which was in my mind for over 18-20 months, since it opened the doors. We started with an amuse bouche , followed…

CookingWithStars at CUR8 – Chef Chris Galvin

Last week I was very fortunate to attend a Master class event called CookingWithStars at Cur8 restaurant in Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy One. It was such a fabulous evening, where some of the finest food writers and food enthusiasts (including me) witnessed a very interesting session with the restaurateur and Michelin Star Chef Chris…

Chinese New Year 2020 brought back memories of 2019

I still remember last year how my friend Deepa and I made a sudden plan and visited chinatown in new york and witnessed the celebration , hooting , cheer & jeer as part of the Chinese New Year. The roads were covered with red confetti’s and the dragon parades were amusing. We visited a small…

Mishmash – the friendly neighborhood restopub

Tonight , when I am sitting with the thought that I have to be back in office tomorrow, I am thinking of the friendly neighborhood pub which I visited midweek, to celebrate a midweek holiday – which was a dream dream thing for me. I don’t think I am getting such an evening in a…