Native Touch Of A City Bred – Two Years Later

About two years after my last trip to a South Indian village setup, I decided to do a quick weekend trip to my friend Hari’s ancestral village last weekend. I wanted a change from the city lifestyle, even if it was just for a couple of days. His father had constructed a temple and prayer hall using crowdsourced funds for the principal deity of the … Continue reading Native Touch Of A City Bred – Two Years Later

The Royal Karnataka Thali Meals

Last weekend, I along with my friends Arvind and Sashank decided to head to MTR, Bangalore’s legacy restaurant and food products company that’s been there since 1924 (which they’ve made sure everyone knows about by highlighting at the entrance along with the logo) to have their elaborate meals. Costing ₹250, it was more expensive than the typical South Indian meals, limited or unlimited notwithstanding. The … Continue reading The Royal Karnataka Thali Meals

The city of lakes – The hues and views

Udaipur is referred to as a place that can give quaint European towns a run for their money. A town nestled in the valleys of the Aravalli range, with lakes, palaces and stories of the mighty Rajput empire at every turn, Udaipur was impressive at first sight. We’re a group of four backpacking for more than a week around Rajasthan, and we had booked The … Continue reading The city of lakes – The hues and views

When Chennai and Cricket came together again

Test cricket in Chennai has always been fascinating. Whether it was Sehwag’s blitzkrieg 319 in a drawn test, the record 4th innings chase against England, Harbhajan’s 15 wicket match haul against Australia or the most recent double century by Dhoni in 2013, there have always been reasons to look forward to and enjoy a game at the Chepauk Stadium. After a three year hiatus, Test … Continue reading When Chennai and Cricket came together again