Let me start this post with a question. What happened when you were in Goa? I’m sure that this question triggered a string of random, unique yet marvelous experiences in your head, which you will cherish for a lifetime. So when I went to Goa for the first time recently, how could it be a trip that I would not remember?
Let me tell you the story of an Italian-German traveler who I met in Goa. At 45, Mario has traveled to 20 countries including France, Germany, Russia, Turkey, the United States, etc. I happened to meet him at the pool deck of my hotel and as filmy as it may sound, our conversation started when he noticed me fussing over the taste of my margarita. Haha! We both got talking, and next thing we knew, we started bonding over our love for food. On learning that I was a food blogger on the hunt for new flavours and food, he recommended that I try this pizza place nearby. He really swore by it and totally managed to convince me to try it when he told me that he found the pizza there more delicious than the pizza back home in Italy! Yes! A claim like that would get anyone intrigued, wouldn’t it?
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If you want to learn more about Psychology and Human Behaviour, talk to someone who goes around the world meeting different people and not someone who goes by the books. If you want to know more about Science, speak to someone who has experienced real beauty amid the vastness of nature and not someone who does not step out of the science lab. If you want to learn more about Geography, take a look at a traveler’s bucket list and not an Atlas. If you want to know more about Art, speak to someone who has learned the art of traveling, and not somebody who uses a classroom to bring out your inner creative self. Our next #Forker is that someone! Say hello to Tanveer Taj!
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As children, when we ate yummy food, not always did we give thought to what exactly has been put into a dish or the kind of effort that has gone into putting it together. That’s what made our next #Forker, Himanshu Saini, different than the other kids he grew up with! Coming from a family of Punjabi foodies, he would love to spend time in the kitchen and conjure up new dishes for his food-loving family. From the street food lanes of Chandi-Chowk to the Tresind in Dubai, where he works today, Chef Himanshu Saini stands at the fountainhead of progressive Indian cooking globally! All of 28, Himanshu currently heads this post-modernist Indian restaurant in Dubai. The two year-old restaurant is literally ‘reclaiming the Indian element in modern cuisine’.
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What is good health? Good health can be achieved by eating right, sleeping for adequate hours and maintaining a clean and hygienic body. But how many of us actually manage to accomplish all of this? With my late working hours, insomniac nature and unhealthy eating habits, I know I absolutely don’t! So I decided to give my body some pampering and care in the form of a massage. This form of Ayurvedic massage, popularly known as Abhyanga or Abyangam, is one of the most important massages for achieving good health and longevity. It also helps to prevent aging, reduces fatigue and diminishes other harmful effects caused to our bodies during the course of our hectic routines.
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You know that feeling when you really want to grab a drink at the end of the day but are lazy to step out because it involves traveling a few kilometers? Everyone does! You then probably cancel the plan and decide to sit at home and watch a movie. But imagine waking up one day and realizing that there is a new bar right next door where you can drop by for a few quick drinks along with yummy bites! Yes, NIBM’s newest gastro pub, Beto’s, is the perfect example of a boon in disguise for its residents.
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Everybody loves a routine. Well, almost everybody! But many a time, life gets boring when it’s all the same, each time, every time. Especially with the mundane work routines that many of us find ourselves trapped in. Sometimes, it’s a relief to take a break from the monotony of patterns.
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After almost a decade of being hosted in one of India’s most loved holiday destinations, Goa, the year 2016 saw it being held in the quaint yet lively city of Pune! Music lovers from all over came together at the 30 acres of space at Sunburn Hills located in Kesnand. The event was organised for four days from 28th Dec to 31st Dec 2016, giving music-lovers a chance to spend new years eve amid their favourite bands and music. Not to deny that being its first time in Pune, the event did see a lot of mismanagement. The crowd struggled to trek up to the hill and dodge the long queues to get hold of their bands. However, performances by some great artists managed to make up for the crowd’s discontent.
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The art of baking is beautiful. It is like nurturing a baby. The more love, care and affection a baker shows towards his/her product, the better the final outcome turns out to be. Some bakers enjoy baking for their better halves or children, some like to pursue it as a weekend hobby. And then there are home bakers who practice the art of baking and run their own little businesses. Each of these individuals is an entrepreneur in his/her own little way! When a product that was created with a lot of patience, hard work and energy sells in the market, the level of satisfaction one gets is definitely high. Our next #Forker is someone who conducts baking workshops and motivates these young entrepreneurs to go after their dreams. Yes, we are referring to the beautiful Ruhee Bhimani, founder of Cocoa Cottage and a Masterchef specialising in eggless baking.
Continue reading A Mentor, An Inspiration And A Great Teacher – Ruhee Bhimani, Founder of Cocoa Cottage – #Forkers
College days are all about dreaming about several things and wanting to make it big in the real world. “Let’s grow up and live together!” “Let’s grow up and start a company together” A lot of times, the best ideas tend to pop up at 3 am on a night of drinking. “Let’s grow up and open a bar together!” If you love alcohol, this idea has definitely crossed your mind at some point in time or the other. Our next set of #Forkers is a trio who actually made such an idea happen! Their teenage minds had this idea hovering in them since the time they were 18. And today, at the young age of 25, they have set up one of Pune’s most loved bars and have been running it successfully for the past six months. Yes, we are talking about none other than Elephant and Company and the boys who started it, Karan Khilnani, Anuj Solanki and Karan Kulkarni! Situated in the heart of Kalyani Nagar, Elephant and Company is essentially a cocktail-bar with some good food and music to go with. We got in touch with Karan Khilnani to get an insight into the journey so far.
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Something about this place made me relate it to the boy next door. Modest, charming, not trying too hard but still very confident of what it wants to offer! A bar that has been around since a few months now but is quite hidden amidst so many other things happening in the middle of Lane 6 and Lane 7, The Bar and Eatery has the potential to instantly make it to your list of favourites in the city!
Continue reading The Bar And Eatery – Koregaon Park’s Favourite Bar Next Door