Silly Granny!

Sly Granny – The Community House 3, 4th Floor, 618, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar Bangalore, India 21st July, 2017 “There’s no place like home… (except Grandma’s)“ “Grandma’s house – Where cousins become best friends“ “You can’t buy happiness, but you can go to Grandma’s house and that’s pretty much the same thing“ You’ve just got to

¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!

Chinita Real Mexican Food 218, Near BDA Complex, Double Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India 30th March, 2017 “So! You’ve got your results. 90 percent in English, 90 percent in Mathematics, and 90 percent in Science. That’s…Oh, wait! What’s this? 85 percent in Social Studies? It’s just a small blemish, isn’t it? An overall of 89 percent. I can see

Lunch Underground

Truffles 28, 4th ‘B’ Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore, India 12th March, 2017 “Whosoever says truffle, utters a grand word, which awakens the erotic and gastronomic ideas” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin “When you feel like eating boiled eggs, if you have some truffles, put them in a basket with the eggs and the next day you

A Trip to the Panda Crib

The Fatty Bao – Asian Gastro Bar 610, 3rd Floor, 12th Main, Off 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India 10th March, 2017 “‘Tis is a lesson you should heed, Try, try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try, try again.” – William E. Hickson Ah! Good ol’ Billy Hicks! Ever the optimist! At

Eighteen Candles

Ottimo ITC Gardenia, 1, Residency Road, Bangalore, India 17th February, 2017 “You are seventeen going on eighteen. Hey, it’s time to think. Better beware, be canny and careful. Hey, you’re over the brink.“ ‘Everyday is a day to celebrate’ – a statement heralded by many an optimist, especially the most ardent of optimists. While I admire

A Bombay Birthday

Bombay Brasserie 2989/B, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar Bangalore 19th February, 2017 Someone to care for; to be there for. Who else, but for family! Someone to do for; muddle through for. Whose else, but for family! Someone to share joy or despair with, whichever betides. Life becomes a chore; unless you’re living


Sanchez 204, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Near Lavelle Road, Bangalore 06th February, 2017 “We’re into the final minutes of the match. The fourth official has just indicated 3 minutes of added time.“ “Is there a final twist in the tale? It’s Arsenal 1 – Manchester United 1. But for a last minute miracle, it

An Italian Republic Day

Chianti 960, Next to Gold’s Gym, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 26th January, 2017 “Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s now time to hoist the Indian flag. I request you all to please stand for the national anthem.“ ‘Phoo-phoo-phoo’ – Flutes! ‘Pah-pada-paaah‘ – Trumpets! ‘Rad-dada-dad-dada-dad‘ – Drums! ‘Rrrrrrrrr-whoooshhh‘ – Planes!  “He’s gone mad!“; “He’s absolutely nuts!“; “Lost