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Workshop with Celebrity Chef Shazia Khan @PMCBangalore

Workshop with Celebrity Chef Shazia Khan @PMCBangalore

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Last weekend, I had an exciting opportunity to go see Chef Shazia Khan cook up some delicacies for us, and hopefully pick up some nice recipes and cooking tips to share with you all.

For those who aren’t aware, Shazia Khan is an Indian chef. She participated in MasterChef India (season 2),and was the Runner-Up in the competition.

I went primarily for the foodie bits, but I came away impressed by Shazia as a person as well.

Ten Underrated Books That I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So

Ten Underrated Books That I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, it’s all about underrated or hidden gems that we’ve read within the last year or so.

Some of these are pretty popular among book bloggers, but I am surprised how these books are not on the bestseller lists in India where I live.

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get Around To

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get Around To

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Hello and welcome to my first Top Ten Tuesday of 2017.

Last year, I dropped the ball on this meme, and really all memes, but I thought I’d revive at least this one. I ended up with just nine books for this meme, not because I read everything else released last year, but because these books are the only ones I regret missing out on. You can be sure they ended up on my TBR list for 2017.

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

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Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued.

It’s been a long time since I did a Mailbox Monday post. Sadly, I have not been accepting too many review copies of late. I’ve been enjoying my own reads, and accepting less review copies meant that I could focus more on reading the books I have long wanted to read, and also be able to read them at my pace without worrying about a blogging schedule.

But once in a while, a tempting enough book comes along my way, and then it’s a slippery slope to accepting a whole bunch of other books.

Southern Heat at Barbeque Nation

Southern Heat at Barbeque Nation

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On Monday, Snubnose and I did our regular stop at Barbeque Nation to sample some of their special edition Southern Heat food festival that focuses on South Indian foods.

Barbeque Nation always does these events in a big way – so when you go, you can expect a humongous variety of dosas, idlis served table side, live counters serving food prepared to your taste, and tons more food in the main buffet. You never leave hungry from a Barbeque Nation.

There was heavy traffic (so what’s new about that in Bangalore) all the way to the restaurant, and Snubnose and I entered ravenous and ready to do justice to all the food on offer.

WW: Snubnose’s Latest Creation

WW: Snubnose’s Latest Creation

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It’s been a long time since I shared an art work by Snubnose. There have been some reasons for that. Firstly, Snubnose took a short break from art during the summer holidays and just spent the long hot days playing with her friends, swimming, and athletic classes.