For me, it takes ages to decide upon a book that I would want to read. Incessantly scrolling through numerous book reviews and must-reads, I finalize a read when it is recommended the most by avid readers or the blurb sounds amazing! In this case, it was the latter. And also, taking a moment to appreciate the gorgeous cover!Continue reading “The Memory Watcher – Review”
Over the past few months, I kept collecting books on Kindle and didn’t read a single page. Well, I tried to, but it was getting harder and harder to stick to a routine. Whether it was my hectic work life, pure boredom or just lack of dedication, I would never know.
I was in search for a book that just hooks me, thrills me and consumes me. It should be difficult to stop reading. It should be an all-nighter read. After understanding all my expectations to bring me back from my non-reading hibernation mode and researching like a crazy person, I stumbled upon The One! Let me just say this, I could NOT stop reading!Continue reading “The One – John Marrs”
I confess to have picked up this book about ten years ago and giving it up in ten pages. Maybe it wasn’t the right time for me, or I wasn’t in the right state of mind, but a book can’t be read if it fails to hit the sweet spot, doesn’t it? So when I was moving away from my beloved city, Pune, I received this book as a parting gift from a friend. For a long time, it was kept on the shelves gathering dust and existing. Anxiously, one day, I happened to pick it up and scroll through the pages. The cover is black, has a picture of rhododendrons and a name inscribed in gold – Rebecca! Don’t know what lured me in, but I decided to finally read one of the world-renowned classics of the century.Continue reading “Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier”
We live in a privileged world. A world in which the word ‘fat’ is replaced by ‘curvy’, ‘retard’ is replaced by ‘differently abled’ and it’s rude to point out the color of a person’s skin because we are all so sensitive. But we weren’t always this way, were we?
I picked up this book without having any knowledge about the plot or the writing style of the author. Well, that’s what I do now a days because I feel like when I am trying too hard on shortlisting a book for my next read, I keep exploring more plots and reviews, than actually picking up the book itself. I wanted to end this never-ending drama about choosing my next book. It should not be that difficult, right? So anyway, all I knew about Kafka on the shore was this:
First of all, there is no need to get defensive about my review here. We all know how many times people recommend this book in their TBR list, I was too. If you love this book, all I am saying is that, I didn’t hate it.
GRUMPY OLD BASTARD!
How many of us know such people in the real world? People who seem rude, arrogant, know-it-all. And what do we do when we cross paths with them? We judge them. Left, right and center. Maintain our distance thinking who has the strength and patience to deal with such an ass.
This is the story of Ove.
Pune has a good mix of students and working class people and the restaurants in the city are a reflection of the same. From street food to pricey, high-end restaurants, you can find your perfect meal as per your choice and budget here. What I decided to do was list my favorite restaurants/cafes/eateries for this month and share them with you. Here are three options for you to choose from, one is a small yet wonderful cafe which serves food well-suited at a classy restaurant. The second option is considered to be the best waffle in Pune, which in my opinion, it totally is. And last, but not the least, we have this beautiful restaurant with it’s vibrant decor, finger-licking good cuisine and it’s right in the middle of the city.
When I first got an invite from this place, I thought Dino and Duggy’s was either a simple mess kind of place, or college-student hangout kind of cafe. But it’s none of those. This place is elegant and the decor is amazing. Loved the ropes on the ceiling and the art-work on the wall! The atmosphere is very welcoming and cozy, so you can spend hours here (when it’s not crowded during lunch-hours) and enjoy their delicious food. The owners, Dino and Duggy, are experts in the area of culinary and have hands-on experience as chefs. The food speaks for itself and without wasting any more time, let’s dive into their menu:
Guilty, never been to this beautiful hill station called Coorg in Karnataka. This place is famous for it’s lush greenery and exotic views. It has been a favorite holiday spot for most travelers and families, but I never got a chance to visit it, until Hyatt happened! Hyatt brings on your table a taste of Coorg, all in one special thali! Let’s go through it one by one:
You notice the lovely decor and spacious seating as soon as you enter The Cafe (where this festival is taking place). We were greeted by Chef Anirban DasGupta, who kindly explained to us where this food comes from and what is the history attached to it. You see, he believes in the idea that food is not only about what’s put in front of you, but it brings in many stories that you can share on the table, which I completely agree with! So Coorg is a place where many warrior clans initially lived which is why their food is prepared fairly quickly and uses simple ingredients to bring in that flavor. This does not mean that the food tastes mediocre, no no, every element on your plate is carefully prepared and well thought-out and you can see that in the presentation and flavors. Let’s dive right into our tasting now: