Featured in Bangalore Mirror

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Today, one of my blog posts was picked up to be featured in the Bangalore Mirror newspaper in their Blog Talk section. This being the first time, I am soooper-thrilled about it. You can read the complete feature here : http://www.bangaloremirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=21& contentid=2008110420081104221343459a0f9eb2&sectxslt= I now have to run out and go buy a hard copy of this newspaper for myself. Thanks ...

Snow in Chennai!

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Hah, did my title make you sit up and rub your eyes in disbelief ? Nope, this is not a piece of fiction. It's all true, read on .... As usual, went home (Chennai) for Diwali. I have been going regularly for the past 3 years and I am rapidly running out of ideas regarding things to ...

Fun astro site

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Has anyone visited this astrology site created by Suzanne White ? http://www.suzannewhite.com/new-astrology/new-astrology.html This is a site that merges your western sun signs and your Chinese astrological sign to give a more in-depth picture of your personality. Most of the stuff is for charge, but you can get a quick profile done on yourself and others. I did it ...

Strange Times

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Does it seem strange that my daughter recognizes Shah Rukh and Kareena on TV correctly, but is still unable to understand that I am her mother, not her sister? She keeps calling me "akka", even though I have corrected her numerous times. And that Kalyan is her dad? She keeps calling Kalyan "amma".

Book Quote -1

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If I come across something really nice in any book I am reading, I tend to write it down and save it somewhere. It always feels nice to go back once in a while and look at what moved / interested me at a particular point in time. Now, I am just going to go ...

Brunch at Royal Orchid

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This weekend a bunch of us decided to meet up over a long brunch at the Royal Orchid. Located next to the Golf links- it is unofficially known as "Bangalore's only hotel with a golf course". Their coffee shop - Limelight is located beside the lawns and has a pretty great ambience. Things did get off ...

Boating in Bheemeshwari

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A couple of months back, us and a couple of our friends made a short weekend trip to Bheemeshwari. We stayed at the Jungle Lodges resort there. Bheemeshwari is roughly 2.5 hours from Bangalore. The road (Kanakapura Road) is fairly decent all the way upto Muthathi, after which the road is a bit bumpy.

I have heard a lot of positive feedback on Jungle Lodges and my experience was no different. They offer two stay options – log cabins and tents. We opted for the log cabins, as I was a bit wary about insects. The log cabin was huge, and very tastefully done up (in a rustic manner). I would recommend the log cabins if you are travelling with elders or children.

The food in Bheeemeshwari is decent fare. I did not try the non-veg options, but my friends say that it was excellent. They also offered some beer with the food, so everybody was generally very happy.

Bachna ae haseeno – movie review

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Recently saw Bachna ae haseeno on DVD....this being a hit movie, I am sure everyone has either seen the movie heard enough about it, that they don't need to read about it again In this post, I just want to share the impressions that I took away from this movie. I really liked Ranbir Kapoor in this role. ...

Nishita Kumar’s New Avatar – Yogini

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I have done the aerobics, and I have done the weights, and I have done dancing, and swimming...I have practically tried every fitness trend there is on the planet. The one similarity amongst all the workouts that I did was the focus on two singular aspects - burning calories, and fitting into jeans I have ...