A Diwali of Sin

Published November 11th, 2013

Resolutions, diets, gym plans all fail under the allure of the festival of Diwali. Ghee, sugar, besan, maida, milk, oil and other stuff usually avoided or taken in moderation take grip of your life. It is time to indulge, to belch to burp, to munch to slurp and consume rich food which one usually refrains from. That extra ladoo after satiation, that last gulp of barfi before passing out, that's what Diwali is all about for most of us.

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Weekend Story

Published October 20th, 2013

The weekend of an average bachelor employed in the IT industry isn't a period of unimaginable proportions or great activity. Besides the usual mundane activities of washing clothes, getting up late and expressing frustration over the maid for waking you up, there are certain moments which promise to lend a little color to routine.These were mine this and the previous weekend.

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The Handheld Eye

Published October 10th, 2013

Mobile photography is picking up pace like never before. There are entire sites dedicated to snaps taken using a smartphone. These pictures are of an overall passable quality, saturation, white balance and fuzziness yet their popularity many a times far exceeds those taken using a DSLR. Why is that? Perhaps because camera phones provide spontaneous captures by people with absolutely no professional photographic experience. Although the joy of using a fully formed camera and taking crystal clear photos remains unparalleled, one can find happiness in occasional phone clicks.

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Comic Conned

Published September 21st, 2013

The much applauded mecca of all Comic loving nerds around the Globe, especially in the America that shows like BBT showcase : Comic Con. It has come to Hyderabad and I decided to go and check it out. Expectations were low for I had heard of last year's disappointments, how did it turn out this year? See for yourself what I saw at Hall 2 of the Hitex Convention center.

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The Call of Bengal

Published September 1st, 2013

I have never had Bengali food in my life, except the occasional rasgulla, sandesh, mishti dai, chum chum or other Bengali sweets. Nothing savory at least. That was until today when I explored the food of Bengal with members of the Hyderabad Foodies club (most of those who were in attendance were Bengalis) at the Call of Bengal. The restaurant it self is part of a food court here at Madhapur in Hyderabad and doesn't overflow with ambiance, provided a great and tasty lunch. Follow me dish by dish into food that was familiar yet somehow a new experience.

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Ek Shaam Haleem ke naam

Published July 29th, 2013

Yesterday I went on a gorging spree with the members of the Hyderabad Foodies club. The old city is transformed every night in this month of Ramadan. With a huge chunk of the population in the region being Islamic there is great jubilation & gaiety in the air. Join me as I recall the wonderful night that introduced me to Haleem.

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Corollary

Published July 7th, 2013

The plants, flowers and trees at the Sri Kotla Vijaybhaskar Reddy Botanical gardens are very beautiful, hence their photographs taken with rudimentary skill shall also be spectacular. This is the Corollary, below is the proof showcasing magnificent Corollas!

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Ohm : Serious Eating

Published June 23rd, 2013

As part of the Hyderabad foodies group, I visited the restaurant Ohm at Avasa, Madhapur in Hyderabad. The food was good and the experience satiating, here are a few clicks.

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Of Museums and Gardens

Published May 26th, 2013

London has been drenched in culture and History for nearly two millenniums now. The British formed and consolidated the last great empire the world has seen. As a result they hold many treasures from around the world in their museums, palaces and Castles. I checked out a few museums and find my head still spinning.

A well organized city often is prescribed parks and London is not any different. Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens or the Queens Park all have their own charm and beauty. Excellent flora in the center of bustling chaos, what more could one ask for?

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Loving London

Published May 24th, 2013

A city which the Romans built, the Saxons, Anglicans and Germanic Tribes populated. The Nazis bombed, the British rebuilt, a baker burnt down and now French, Indians, Pakistanis, Chinese and even Americans live in : London. It's beautiful, posh, crowded, rainy, dark, fragrant, smelly, loud, friendly and harsh all in one go. It is London.

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Oxford & Windsor

Published May 23rd, 2013

Oxford has been the synonym for higher education since the need for such a detestable activity was deemed necessary. It along with Cambridge has populated the dreams of many a young minds in Britain and elsewhere. So here is a small visual quest to uncover what all the hullabaloo is all about. Then I move to the nearby Royal abode, Windsor Castle.

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The Land of the Scots

Published May 22nd, 2013

Scotland is beautiful, it is cold, wet and splendid to look at. See what I saw.

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