The tour left TW-TH at local market around dinner time. Now they had to figure out what is edible for their palate! TW is a proud carnivore and so she was (over)confident that she would eat anything comfortably, it was just TH who had to find food palatable to him. But, a visit to South … Continue reading The Cambodia Chronicles – Part 2
The Cambodia Chronicles – Part 1
Sitting idle comes naturally to TW (The Wife). TW can while away zillions of hours doing nothing. And living a packed schedule comes equally naturally to her. But there has to be a good enough reason for her to snap out of her inertia. Recently the reason came in the form of an impromptu trip … Continue reading The Cambodia Chronicles – Part 1
Delhi food addiction
The Husband (TH) worked in Aviation Network Planning and I trusted him blindly with our travel plans. However 2016 began with TH losing his mind and planning our travel like never before. Check out our travel circuit: Pune – Coimbatore – Wellington (Tamil Nadu) – Ooty – Coimbatore – Kollam – Ashtamudi – Ernakulam – … Continue reading Delhi food addiction
Life of a food blogger
A husband calls his wife and asks –“What are you cooking for dinner tonight Wife answers – “Fine long grain white rice handpicked from the emerald green lap of Vindhyas and tender golden lentils gently simmered served with dollops of clarified butter” The husband is impressed with the yummy description and asks for the name … Continue reading Life of a food blogger
Food and Frolic– A gateway to Pondy
Many years ago, I went to Pondicherry and the only memory I have is asking the driver to take us to an authentic French restaurant only to land up at a place which had not so authentic North Indian food as the only option. It was late and we were tired so we gulped it … Continue reading Food and Frolic– A gateway to Pondy
As locals go global, global’s are trying local – are QSRs right in Localizing the menu in India?
Recently I wrote about QSR (Quick Service Restaurants) losing steam and the culprit could well be poor and sub-standard customer service and not economy and slowdown. (Slowing sales at QSR – Will anybody look at the Quality angle?) Few days ago, Economic Times had an article on how Pizza hut and KFC are suffering from … Continue reading As locals go global, global’s are trying local – are QSRs right in Localizing the menu in India?
Slowing sales at QSR – Will anybody look at the Quality angle ?
Last year I had written about how I am bored of the same menu at Barbeque Nation. “Why I don’t like Barbeque Nation anymore? It invited many comments including one from a friend who said “I agree with this and in as many words”. Last few months have seen leading publications in India, talk about … Continue reading Slowing sales at QSR – Will anybody look at the Quality angle ?
Serendipitous Sighting – A visit to Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
“Aapko Dikha?”, “Nahi, dusri gypse wale bata rahe the unko dikha, aapko dikha kya?”, “nahi hame bhi nahi dikha” This is a recurring discussion, happening whenever another 4x4 passes by in the jungles of Tadoba, as we crisscross the jungle to see the elusive Tiger. This is our second safari of the three we … Continue reading Serendipitous Sighting – A visit to Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
The Mexican Wave – My experiences in Mexico
There hardly was any gap between when I came to know I have to travel to Mexico and the travel. With US visa being sufficient for travel to Mexico, there weren’t any formalities involved either except for the Lufthansa ground handling staff at Pune, who were not convinced about the visa requirements. Neither the immigration … Continue reading The Mexican Wave – My experiences in Mexico
Why I don’t like Barbeque Nation any more
Barbeque Nation owned by the famous Sayaji Hotels of Indore, became a rage in India as it started covering city after city and opened store after another in a short span of time from 2006 onwards. I was introduced to the concept when my family visited Barbeque Nation at Kalyani Nagar, Pune, sometime in 2008, I … Continue reading Why I don’t like Barbeque Nation any more