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June 2017

Long Weekend Special : Explore 1.0

Long weekend ahead? Got loads of time on hand and can’t decide where to head? Bored of the same old hangout spots? Taste buds craving for something new? Here is a quick look at all that’s brand new and very interesting in the city:

Flower power tea room: Imagine sipping tea out of dainty lil cups and biting into scones topped with thick clotted cream in a garden, by the fire, in an air conditioned room by the beach!! Sounds complicated? Nah. It’s just the new tea room in Chennai! And it’s just wow read more

Something New in Five Senses, Westin! 

Five senses has a droolicious, uber fresh, brand new menu.. We were already in love with the awesome menu at 5 senses now it’s even better and bigger and wow! 

The vibes: Very calming, soothing, perfect if you are looking to take a loved one or the family for a quite dinner. Done up in subtle tones of brown and beige with a hint of red, the place works Elegance. The pillar housing hundreds of mini golden Buddhas, the bird cages, the Japanese or Chinese(I don’t know which one)writing on wall, the lovely wooden mesh, the soft tinted mirrors on the wall, all come together to paint a lovely picture. The table is set brilliantly complete with tiny tea cup, chopsticks, et.. The place is classy yet very comforting and oh so soothing. The plating and presentation deserves a special mention. read more

The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 by Anand Neelakantan.

With Bahubali still running  in theaters and the awesomeness of the movie and characters still fresh in my memory, when I walked into Starmark to find a book on Sivagami, I was Uber thrilled! If you are the kind that did not watch Game of Thrones till they aired season 5 then took a week off to watch all the seasons at one go, you’d know the feeling of bliss! No? Ok that was just me. Anyway, I picked the first copy, rushed home and drank it in completely and by the morning I was done with the book.

The Rise of Sivagami (book1) by Anand Neelakantan. read more

Me, my books and I

You know it’s true love, when you bury your nose deep and take in the beautiful aroma emerging from the book, right in front of all those strangers in the book shop. That’s a whole diff level of getting high and boy, what a high! 

I had reading difficulty till the age of 8, I could read  n write the words that we were taught by repeating like a tape recorder at school but other wise I couldn’t spell a new word.  read more

Jackie Chan in Chennai, Oppa Teppan Style!! 

Teppanyaki is a special cooking style in Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food that can range from meat, seafood to vegetables. (Teppan means iron plate in English, and yaki means broiled, grilled, or pan-fried.) 

Modern teppanyaki grills are typically propane-heated flat surface grills and are widely used to cook food in front of guests at restaurants. read more

Weekend brunch : The Melting Pot: Market Cafe, Intercontinental, Chennai

Brunch is one of my favorite things in this life. Scratch that, it’s a necessity. To me, it’s right up there with air, water, and shelter. Okay, kidding. But seriously, any brunch lovers in the building?! If you’re a brunch lover like me, then you can probably second the fact that there’s not much better than a delicious meal with someone or people you love to either get the weekend kicked off or to wind down your weekend.

If you’re located in Chennai(or even if you aren’t), the brunch at Intercontinental Chennai is one of those places that is completely worth the trip. I’d been trying to hit The Melting Pot: Market Cafe for months (yes, seriously), but for some reason or another it has never worked out. Finally when I was invited to a bloggers meet, organized by Passing Ports, I was thrilled!! read more

​Good old classics at ID..

I remember the taste of the mango murabba that Gramma used to make, though it’s been 2 decades since I last tasted it.. that’s how taste and memories are linked together. One whiff of murabba and I’m mentally teleported​ to gramma’s kitchen..

ID in collaboration with Rakesh Raghunathan of Puliyogare Travels brings forth a very special food festival to showcase some of the traditional dishes lost in time. What was tried and loved, a brief, read more