Visit Vizag – food, beach and peace

It’s bad manners to let vacation wait! Said someone intelligent enough. Luckily, I listened. Our 10th wedding anniversary was almost knocking at the door and I, being the "forgetful" best half of this unholy matrimony, was almost landing myself into that unpardonable zone. We had been planning to go somewhere but nothing was ticking the … Continue reading Visit Vizag – food, beach and peace

Roastery Coffee House – The place for “Coffelaxation”

Coffelaxation. Sounds odd? Because there is no word like that.But when I sink into a state of relaxation over a cup of coffee that brings out the steaming flavor of roasted beans from the Malabar Hills, I name that state as "Coffelaxation". Relaxation over Coffee. While walking through the lane having FabIndia in Hindusthan Park … Continue reading Roastery Coffee House – The place for “Coffelaxation”

Mahesh Lunch Home – Sea Food in Bangalore

Any Bangalore trip brings back to me, the best memories of staying there, at the very start of my professional career. A rookie life then, could be best described by the odd food expeditions we used to undertake then. One such weekend food adventure made me taste something we never tasted before on the eastern … Continue reading Mahesh Lunch Home – Sea Food in Bangalore

Shantiniketan – weekending with food

It's Thursday. I can smell the weekend from here. Prologue Every alternate month there is something which bites me - the travel bug.When August came, Sassy wanted to visit her aunt in Siuri, a small town in Birbhum around 250 kms from Kolkata.So when opportunity came knocking at my door, who am I to ignore? … Continue reading Shantiniketan – weekending with food

Beating the Summers – Tinchuley

"Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you." A quiet Himalayan village. Few cottages at the top of a hill. Silence all around. Nirvana. Yes - that was our focus while choosing the second destination of our "beat the heat" trip. Of-course after the chaotic Darjeeling, we desperately needed to shut off the worldly … Continue reading Beating the Summers – Tinchuley

Beating the summers – Darjeeling

"It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy… Let’s go exploring!” Whenever I hear the word "vacation", the primary thought is how to arrange a kid-friendly holiday where the kid can have a great time and we, the parents can sneak out some relaxing period as well. This time, it was no different. The moment I … Continue reading Beating the summers – Darjeeling

নাম তার লালিগুরাস

সেই এক সকালের কথা। তখন আছি ফালাকাটা বলে একটা টাউনে। ঘুম থেকে উঠে দেখি মেঘাচ্ছন্ন আকাশ, ইলশেগুড়ি বৃষ্টি আর সারাদিন কোথাও পালিয়ে যাওয়ার ডাক। ভাবলাম কোথাও যাবোনা। সারাদিন খালি নির্ভেজাল ল্যাদ। তাতেও মনের উড়ু উড়ু ভাবটা গেলোনা। আলস্য কাটিয়ে সবাই মিলে তৈরি হলাম, গন্তব্য কোথাও একটা। কিন্তু চাই একটা নদী, আর পাহাড়ঘেরা উপত্যকা। আমার মামাতো … Continue reading নাম তার লালিগুরাস

The City of Colleges – Cambridge

Good thing about having good friends abroad (specifically, in tourist places) is that if a chance presents itself to be there, you always have a friend for the journey and exploration nearby! The other important aspect is that you can then take a break from the mundane hotel stay and food, of course. 😉 So … Continue reading The City of Colleges – Cambridge

London’s Secret – Street Graffiti in Shoreditch

Garfield. Piglet. Chimpanzee playing chess - a quirky combination to say the least. That's what welcomes you when you visit the vibrant area of Shoreditch - the buzzing hub of street graffiti in London. How I reached there, is a story for another day. Just in few words - sudden change of plans while on … Continue reading London’s Secret – Street Graffiti in Shoreditch