Cafe Hopping in Pondicherry

Of delicious crepes and great coffee. Of fresh baguettes and sinful pain au chocolat. We were excited to try out the French cafes and restaurants in White Town. Here’s my pick of the places you shouldn’t miss: Cafe des Arts: Love, love, love this place. I think it captures the essence of Pondicherry. Graffiti adorns…

The Indore Food Trail- Discovering the Glutton in you

Think piping hot jalebis, luscious gulab jamuns, fresh kachoris, crispy aloo tikkis and spicy chole! Welcome to food heaven 🙂 We were in Indore for a friend’s wedding and the trip would be incomplete without savouring the street food delicacies that Indore boasts of. Weight-watchers step away because there are some major calorie-laden food suggestions…

Krabi Calling!

The postcard-pretty beaches of Phi Phi had left us spellbound and we were excited to see what Krabi had to offer. I’ll be honest with you- visiting Krabi after Phi Phi Islands was a bit of a downer! But if you want a balance of serenity and crazy partying, then Krabi is your destination. You…

Postcards from Phi Phi!

After great deliberation over our honeymoon destination, my husband and I finally agreed upon Thailand. And, the deciding factor was The Phi Phi Islands. After looking at the photographs, both of us were convinced that Phi Phi would be our perfect Vitamin Sea fix post a crazy wedding. Leaving you with some postcards from our…

High on Coffee in Chikmagalur

Did you know that 7 coffee beans laid down the foundation for the coffee cultivation in India? It all started with the coffee beans that a Sufi saint, Baba Budan, smuggled into India while returning from his pilgrimage to Mecca. He then planted them on the sloping hills in Chikmagalur, which were later named as…

On leaving Aamchi Mumbai

Helloo! I know I have been MIA and it’s been a while since I wrote here. That’s because I was completely swamped with my wedding prep and was in full-fledged Bridezilla mode. After a big fat Delhi wedding and a relaxing honeymoon in Thailand (more on that later), I was bracing myself for the big…

Reliving Enid Blyton tales at The Mad Teapot

I have a thing for cute cafes innocuously tucked away into the bylanes of a busy market area. Because stumbling upon them is like stumbling upon a hidden treasure. The Mad Teapot is a hidden treasure amidst all the snazzy designer stores in Shahapur Jat, Delhi. After a long day of wedding shopping, we wanted…

A contemplative holiday at Kabini

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better”- Albert Einstein A small town on the outskirts of Bangalore, popularly known for its wildlife is Kabini. The verdant forests and the serene backwaters not only take your breath away but transport you to a different world altogether. Somewhere as I got lost in…

Bombay Drawing Room- Colouring outside the lines

Ever since I came across an art jamming cafe in Singapore and missed the chance of experiencing it, I was always on the lookout for something similar in India. Enter Bombay Drawing Room (BDR). Think lots of colour, laughter, music, food and the encouraging words of the founder, Snehal Patil, “There is no right and…

When the Harry Potter Fantasy comes alive!

Ever fancied sitting on the long Hogwarts table and enjoying some chicken roast? Or wondered what a cauldron cake tastes like? Every Harry Potter fan has always secretly wished to live the Hogwarts life and explore the nuances of the magical world. From holding wands and chanting spells to sipping on butter beer sitting in…

The Instagrammable Bar Crawl

Today eating out or for that matter drinking out is more about the entire experience. Aesthetics play an important role and restaurants and bars are going all out to woo the discerning and demanding customer with their quirky presentations. This Instagrammable Bar Crawl covers five bars in the Mumbai suburbs which serve some interesting and…

Goa in the monsoons: A rhapsody in green!

On your next trip to Goa, do things differently! Ditch the beaches for the churches Trade the crowded bars for tranquil nature trails Skip the water sports for a boat ride on the backwaters Several tourists throng the beaches of Goa in the ‘peak’ season between October and January, but there are few who visit…