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Lunch at Ging, Royal Orchid

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Perched high above the city, Ging in Royal Orchid (behind Manipal Centre in Dickenson Road) is the hottest new place in town.

Coming in place of the old and much-loved Paparazzi restaurant, Ging (pronounced Jing) offers panoramic views of the city, an outdoor dining and lounge area, and a spacious indoor dining area as well.

When I walked into the place, I was blown away by the decor – the high ceilings, the huge windows, it was just a delight to my senses.

Saturday drinks and lunch at Misu

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If you are ever in or around the city center, and in the mood for Pan-Asian, I can highly recommend Misu to you.

Located in St.Marks Road, it is an easy walk from MG Road, UB City, Residency Road, and Church Street, and in quality miles better than the other restaurants serving Chinese food in these parts.

With that very strong statement, let’s get on to the photos and the menu recommendations.

Sizzler Bites Fest at District 6

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If you live in north or central Bangalore, District 6 is the place I recommend for a chill hang-out session with friends over a beer, or two, or many.

Even if you live in other parts of Bangalore, hoofing it to District 6 is not at all a bother as the place is situated within a 2-min walk from a Metro station (Sandal Soap Factory) on the North-South line.

Our gang went there for a relaxed Sunday afternoon to catch up over drinks and their limited time only sizzler menu.

A visit to Eka

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A couple of weekends back, I was invited to visit Eka – an art and homewares store in Ulsoor.

This is a store I’ve always wanted to visit as the window displays are absolutely beautiful, but never got around to it because whenever I see it, I’m always driving somewhere or the other with kids, and this is not a store to visit if you have butter-fingered kids around 😀 .

Anyway, I was thrilled to visit the store alone, and see some of the lovely stuff they have there.

Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

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No matter how serious life gets, you just need a good weekend to calm the hustle inside you.

Just for 2 days, shut down your laptops as well as your work lives and get into a whole new experience of life. Leave your world behind and go away to a place, unknown and undiscovered by you. India is rich in its diverse cultures and religions. Adhering to and following a single culture is too mainstream. Come on! Take that vacation book out and fill it with new experiences, cultures and explorations.

BonSouth

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Last weekend, I went for a blogger meet-up with friends to try the food at BonSouth. The invite mentioned that it was a Hyderabadi/Nawabi food festival. I went to the event expecting traditional Hyderabadi cuisine. Boy, was I in for a surprise!

Generally, Hyderabadi cuisine draws its flavor from two rich legacies – the Deccani cuisine of Nizams with its delectable biryanis (rice flavoured with meat and vegetables), haleem (pounded wheat and mutton dish) and kebabs, and the spicy Andhra style of food, laced with mustard, garlic and chillies and eaten with doles of chutney and pickle.

BonSouth though did a kind of fusion of Hyderabadi with some other South Indian cuisines, making it a most interesting and unexpected dining experience.

A #BlackandWhite movie-watching experience

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I’ve been invited to movie screenings several times, and I usually turn them down. I have a low tolerance level for mediocre movies, and so I accept screening invites only if I already have a strong idea that I”ll like the movie.

But an invite from Black and White whisky to come view Deadpool at JW Marriott was definitely not to be missed.

I’ve never watched a movie screening at a posh hotel before, and I was looking forward to an evening of pampering and entertainment.

Style by Garuda Mall

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If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you would have seen some new and unusual activity from me at a fashion show.

Yes, I was at Garuda Mall a couple of weeks ago for their 12th birthday celebrations, which they did in a grand way with a fashion show choreographed by Prasad Bidappa, and featuring the hottest new looks from Raymond, Forever New, Forever 21, Vero Moda, Aldo Accessories, and Steve Madden.

Read on to know all about the event, and to participate to win a Rs. 1000/- off shopping voucher from Garuda Mall.

The Cheat Sheet to Stay Fresh During Summer

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I was brought up in Chennai. Yes, the city that is known for its fantastic year-round climate (sarky emoji here).Summers were hell for me until I got married and settled in Chennai.And I was oh, so happy to make the move. Thanks to global warming though, summers here are also all about humid evenings and sticky afternoons. Except maybe the nights.

Instead of cribbing about the weather though, I decided to find some amazing ways that can keep you fresh as a flower even during summers. Here, I am sharing my ultimate cheat sheet to stay fresh during the summers with a hope that it will benefit you as much as it did to me.