Restaurants in Goa : Antares, Vagator ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The reality cooking contest Masterchef Australia is a big draw in India. With its Season 10 currently airing on Star World during the weekdays from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm, like many other Indian families, we too are glued to the TV. No other cooking competition can boast this show’s popularity esp. with the  Indian…

A weekend away

We have routines for the weekdays; many have vouched that it is the best way to get things done. We are on auto pilot, things are pre-planned, compiled from the many lists we keep and we simply have to stick to the final to-do list. The days are devoid of the daunting task of decision-making…

Rome of the Orient : Churches of Velha Goa

The second Portuguese Viceroy in India, Afonso de Albuquerque was called the Caesar of the East and he built the Rome of the Orient or the present Old Goa or Velha Goa (Velha meaning old in Portuguese). In the 15th century, Goa was part of the Adil Shahi dynasty or the Sultanate of Bijapur; the land of Hindu…

Restaurants in Goa : Lazy Goose, Candolim ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

As a day of hurried sight-seeing ended; we once again approached our hotel staff for a good place to eat. “What’s the name of the restaurant that is situated below the road level; you have to take the steps down to get there?” asks one staff aloud, unable to recall the name. “Lazy Goose” says…

Restaurants in Goa : Souza Lobo, Calangute ⭐️⭐️⭐️

We drove to Goa from Bangalore in our Jeep, the road trip is elaborated in the post Bangalore to Goa: A picturesque road trip Starting from Bangalore at 6:00 am, we entered the state of Goa by 5:00 pm and reached our hotel Le Meridien at Calangute by 6:00 pm. The dinner that evening, was at…

Bangalore to Goa: A picturesque road trip

We are driving down to Goa on our Jeep Compass and will be clocking a distance of over 600 kms in this road trip. It’s always tempting, easier and less exhausting to fly rather than drive down. The thrill of a road journey is often marred by the eventual tiredness on reaching the destination due…

Chitradurga fort : Walls of magnificence

I have never heard of this fort before; it was a discovery made while embarking on the Bangalore-Goa road trip. Extremely happy to have visited it; but we had only two hours to explore the fort before we resumed on our journey. Hence could only cover the major structures and may have missed a few…

Planning a trip to Goa

The restaurant Fisherman’s Wharf in Bangalore is the closest I have been to Goa so far. This place serves Goan food and I have familiarised myself with a few Goan dishes such as Chicken Xacutti, Chicken Cafreal, the dessert Bebinca. Hello and welcome if you are new to my blog or welcome back if you…

Catch ’em young and teach them equity

Direct equity investment is not everyone’s cup of tea. There are people who understand the risk and take the time and effort to invest in shares with the aim of earning higher returns than the savings bank interest and fixed deposit schemes. Equity is also a hedge against inflation and for those not interested in…

Brunching in Bengaluru : Fatty Bao

We had a birthday to celebrate in the last week of September and we head to the pan-asian restaurant called Fatty Bao located at Indiranagar, Bangalore. The restaurant has a cute decor with colourful chairs and I liked the simple while umbrella suspended open on the ceiling with the string lights and paper boats. They…

Publishing on Tripoto

Tripoto was founded in 2013 with the aim of being the goto repository for travel itineraries, travelogues, travel photos posted by the thousands of travellers who want to share their trips and adventures. The argument for such a database stems from the premise that people value stories and feedbacks about places from the real people,…

Pinteresting lessons

Pinterest,  an image based search engine; a source of inspiration and promoted as a place to find new ideas. Everyone loves it; it’s a happy place, the mix of beautiful images and the inspiring quotes seem to provide apt answers to our searches. There are countless tutorials on how to start Pinterest accounts and happy…

A city heirloom : Koshy’s @Bengaluru

This restaurant in Bangalore, stands on an island triangle, surrounded by roads on all three sides. It is located in the heart of Bangalore, on St. Mark’s road, close to the famous MG Road. From the outside, it is a dilapidated looking building, a full reflection of its present age. The inside is also old world;…

Words for change

Everyone has a list of their favourite quotes, including me. Let me start with one from Osho; am not a fan, nor a follower, but his words magically flow into you and something clicks. Here’s the full text. ” If you love a flower; don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies…

New Beginnings

Date : 01.09.2018 Place : Kochi, Kerala As I was driving my car down the busy Kaloor-Kadavanthara road, the vehicle in front of me braked suddenly. I too slammed the brakes, but lightly bumped the vehicle in front of me. I dreaded what was to follow – a slanging match with four letter words going…

An in-flight discovery

Friday morning, we check-out from the hotel by 6:30 am, a cab drives us to the Nadi airport and we are ready to bid adieu to the island paradise. We boarded Korean Air by 10:00 am, our airline from Fiji to Seoul and were off. Most people may overlook the in-flight magazine, but for me it…

Last sunset in Fiji

In Fiji, I travelled along the coast, cruised on the blue waters and now its time to get into the water. I have no intention of splashing around in the pool. Perhaps try a water sport? This is the last day in Fiji and we are off tomorrow. But…lunch first. We order a French Martini and…

Fifty Shades of Blue : Cruise Day

Water is supposed to be colourless…….elsewhere in the world maybe 🙂 …..in Fiji the water is in various shades of blue !! I am on a half day cruise today with South Sea Cruises. It’s a sightseeing cruise, staying onboard the catamaran and enjoying a 3h round-trip on the blue waters. At the Denarau Marina,…