Bhandardara – A jewel in the Sahyadri ranges

As if on cue, the drizzle began to caress our cheeks as we rode over the threshold of Bhandardara, a rural village in Maharashtra. The days before all seemed to merge into one. That of power cuts, sweat-soaked clothes and laments over the sweltering Mumbai heat (and uncomfortable humidity). Firefly…

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Hotel Review – MTDC Bhandardara

Hello again!! A lot has happened since I saw ten thousand fireflies at Bhandardara! The Finale of World Class India, an international level bartending competition that was INTENSE! And I took you with me to uncover some of the secrets behind restaurant food at Food Service India’s Innovation Lab. But I’m…

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Phoebe’s Farm – A Human Friendly Pet Resort

A pet is a part of the family for many of us. We know how painful it can be to leave someone behind when we go on vacation, but when that someone has big, sad eyes and a tilted head that’s wondering where you’re going, the feeling can be downright…

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HOTEL REVIEW : HOTEL KETAN – PUNE

On an impromptu trip to Pune last week, I made a hurried online booking at Hotel Ketan, which turned out to be a really good spur-of-the-moment decision.  Located on Fergusson Road, this place in on the busy street, yet tucked away in a quiet, leafy by-lane, What struck me the…

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: BY THE WAY

I’m sure everyone has visited a really hyped up restaurant, only to be thoroughly disappointed. Sometimes it’s the food, sometimes it’s the service, sometimes it’s the ambiance. And sometime’s it’s all three. Sadly, ‘By the Way’ on Pune’s Fergusson Road was one such eatery. I was really looking forward to…

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