Restaurant Review – The Black Sheep Bistro

In a state where one has a hundred food choices available, a restaurant must be a black sheep in order to stand out. True to its name, The Black Sheep Bistro is doing just that. Located in Panaji, this fusion restaurant is run by husband-wife duo, Prahlad and Sabreen who’ve…

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Restaurant Review – Cafe Cotinga

If you’re passing by St. Michael’s Church in Anjuna, you’ll come across a hotel with a giant bird cage outside – can’t miss it! That’s the Tamarind Hotel and inside is Café Cotinga. No review of this pretty cafe can begin without mentioning the origin of their unique name. Cotinga is…

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7 Things To Marvel At In Hampi… And Then Some!

I can’t believe I’ve written two posts on Hampi without even mentioning what there is to see there! If you haven’t read them yet, check out my Royal Enfield ride to Hampi and a little about it’s hippy-trippy vibe. The weather was unbearably hot when I visited in February. We…

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The Past In The Present

They say Hampi is so small, you can see it all in a day, maybe two. I don’t agree. Hampi is unreal, bewitching and architecturally resplendent. Giant sun-baked boulders perch precariously over each other and stretch over miles of terrain with palm trees that look tiny in comparison dotted in…

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BULLETEERING TO HAMPI

An unplanned trip introduces you to your wiser version – one where you don’t have to rely on itineraries. It’s an opportunity to cut loose and be a little irresponsible while you still can – which is not a lot for me, considering my A-type personality. But for someone whose…

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Viva Carnival! – Goa

When the rest of the schools in India had Fancy Dress Competitions, my school in Goa had a “Carnival Fiesta” in February. As a painfully shy child, saying that I dreaded that day every year is an understatement. Every kid HAD to dress up as something or someone, and we…

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Restaurant Review – Anand Seafood

If you ever want to eat the best seafood in Goa, take my advice. You have to step away from the seashore – away from the beach shacks offering assembly line type food at exorbitant prices. Head inland to the eateries that are located near the fields, with tiled roofs…

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Restaurant Review – Ignia (Goa)

It isn’t often that a restaurant comes out of nowhere and knocks your socks off! But when it happens, it reminds you why you love eating out in the first place. Located in Verna in the south of Goa, Ignia opened its doors to the public on November 7th 2015,…

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Restaurant Review – Bodega

Trying out new restaurants in Goa isn’t as easy as I would like it to be. Because by the time I relish a few home cooked meals and visit a couple of my favorite food joints, it’s time to leave. Then again, restaurants here start up and shut down as…

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Restaurant Review – Gonguura

Coming across Mumbai’s first and possibly, only Andhra eating joint, Gonguura happened by pure chance. I was catching up with a friend over coffee and we had so much to talk about that it lasted until dinner time. And you know what cafe food is like… ugh! The restaurant is…

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The Taxi Scam At Dadar Station

Dadar station, at the centre of Mumbai, is already bustling at 5 am. People are heading to/from work, flower and fish vendors are chatting away on the platform, and one can hear the occasional honking car outside.The station is divided into two sections – Central and Western – joined together…

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