Review – Smiley House (Pune)

International cuisine in a non-fine dine setup is always special, even more so when a migrant sets up a kitchen to dish out the most authentic food of that region. Smiley House earned its stripes as the only authentic Vietnamese restaurant in Pune, run by a Vietnamese lady from Saigon. Smiley House is a very small…

Review – Flying Duck (Pune)

Very few places in Pune serve pork and even fewer serve the kind of pork preparations I like. So when I heard about Flying Duck and their famous Pork Chops, I was quick to add the restaurant to my wishlist. To be honest, my wishlist is quite long so Flying Duck actually went unnoticed until fate had…

DPRK News Service is Twitter’s Best Account!

Twitter has a lot of weirdly funny accounts that churn out trolls and memes all the time. In fact, some parody accounts have become so famous that people join Twitter, just to read their funny tweets. But what if I told you that the funniest account on twitter is not a parody, troll or a funny…

Pune finally gets its own Comic Con!

Pune has become home to many annual music festivals and conferences in the last few years. However, Comic Con has been eluding us since 2011. While the first Comic Con Express (smaller, travelling version) was held in Mumbai in 2009, Comic Con has become an annual convention in Delhi since 2011. Mumbai & Bengaluru has…

10 Pro-Tips for Food Instagrammers!

I feel Instagram has revolutionized the food industry more than the mobile photography industry. Taking pictures of food for memories was considered ‘overdoing it’ at one point but now, people go to specific restaurants only to click pictures and share them on Instagram. Instagramming food is pretty normal these days, however even with better cameras on phones,…

Review – Le Plaisir Patisserie & Bistro (Pune)

Most restaurants only satisfy your hunger while a very few satisfy your hunger along with your soul. I will start by saying Le Plaisir falls in the latter category and the only regret I have is not visiting the place earlier. Le Plaisir originally started as a small patisserie on Bhandarkar road. I had seen it several…

Review – Agent Jack’s Bar (Pune)

I would never write an entire blog post for a restaurant/bar I’ve walked out of but Agent Jack’s Bar, unfortunately, deserves it. It’s very rare to see that a new bar that launches with 2 outlets has absolutely no focus on the customers. Here’s a summary of what’s wrong with this place – I visited the…

My First Experience with Zoomcar

I’ve known how to drive a car for over 18 years now and have been driving (legally) for 15 years. I love driving cars and hence, prefer road trips over any other form of travel. Even though the road conditions in India have improved significantly over the last 10 years, the ratio of travel time…

Most useful Made in India apps! (Part 1)

Like it or not, mobile apps are an integral part of our daily lives. All major mobile platforms are in a rat race to have the most apps available for their users. But the big question is, how many of these apps are really useful? In this series, I will be featuring some really innovative…

Review – Where Else Cafe (Pune)

I always like to review a restaurant few months after it opens as a full paying customer rather than reviewing it when it opens or when I’m invited for a food tasting. I’ve always found that the true quality of a restaurant can be best judged once it is in a business as usual mode….

Meat Lovers – Keep calm, EasyMeat is in town!

Gone are the days when parents put children to sleep saying ”So jaa baccha, warna Gabbar Singh aa jayega”. Today, they probably say “So jaa baccha, warna tera favourite meat BAN ho jayega”. Sounds funny, but the meat lovers in the country are getting restless with news about certain meats being banned, meat shops being…

Kaas – The Plateau of Flowers

If you’ve never heard of Kaas Plateau or Kaas Pathar before, you’ve definitely missed something! Kaas Plateau is located approx 25 kms from Satara in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. It is a World Natural Heritage Site and has over 850 species of flowering plants that bloom for a few weeks during August-September every year. The flowers…