Showing posts from February, 2015

Chennai Food Guide's 10th Anniversary Celebration @ The Westin

Yes, you guessed it right. Chennai Food Guide's 10th anniversary celebration is back. This time at THE WESTIN, Velachery. Now this has been one event, which for the past four years I had been trying to attend but couldn't. Blame it on the job and the days when the celebrations took place. However, this time, when I saw the CFG 10th Anniversary Celebration Invite on FB, I did not delay even for a while. I was quick to click on the "Buy Tickets Link" and reserve two tickets for my husband and I. Though my husband is definitely not the one who frequents CFG FB group as much as I do, I have some how managed to convince him to come and visit the celebrations with me. 
I came across this group through a colleague cum friend from my previous office, F. And, buoy! I have never ventured out of the group since 2011. From reviews to discussions on food, recipes and gossip (on food of course), this platform was a blessing in disguise for a person like me, who had come to Chennai …

10 Things Travel Magazines Do To You As a Reader

I am back. I know it's been long. Though I had aimed for writing a different 99th post on my blog, it turns out that I have to probably write this one prior to the one I thought first. So, this post came to my mind today itself, while I was surfing through the Jan editions of the different travel magazines that I bought from one of my visits to Starmark in Chennai. My main aim was to see and think if I could generate any story ideas from these magazines. But as luck would have it, I ended up glancing at the magazines only a month later. While looking through the pages of these beautiful travel magazines, I was struck with a realization. That there are innumerable beautiful places on this planet for me to discover, the underlying reality behind the realization is that I do not know whether I would be able to do that in this birth or not. Forget the world, I am yet to explore my own country, which boasts of diverse cultural and historical important places which are explored by trav…

Five Reasons Why Arvind Kejriwal Should be Given a Second Chance

Come February 7, and all eyes will be glued to the National Capital. Not that prior to February 7, our eyes weren't glued to it. Thanks to the media frenzy around the Delhi Elections, there has not been a minute, in fact, a second, when we had been devoid of any news from the Delhi Elections.

From the day, Arvind Kejriwal stepped down as the Chief Minister of Delhi last year, there wasn't a day when "Who will be the Next CM?" chants weren't pronounced. So much has been the hullaballoo surrounding the Delhi Elections for the past few months, that the only thing our news channels are eating, breathing, sleeping, sneezing - Kejriwal, Bedi, Modi, Congress (to a certain extent). Looking at the way, the three political parties -BJP, Congress and AAP- have left  no stone unturned in mudslinging, I wonder what is going on in the mind of the voters of Delhi. Everyone ofcourse wants a good leader but they hadn't been expecting, or may be they had been, such a series o…

Book Review- Ramayana- The Game of Life- Shattered Dreams: Part Two

Hello Everyone,

I am back with yet another book review. This time once again it is from the mythology genre. The book, Shattered Dreams, is a sequel to the Rise of the Prince in the spiritual and motivational series- Ramayana- The Game of Life. Now, I haven't read its prequel but the blurb at the back of the book says, at the end of book 1- "Twelve joyful years have passed in Ayodhya since Rama and Sita's wedding." Now, we all know the story of Ramayana. So, whether you have read the first book or not, doesn't really matter.

In book 2, Shattered Dreams, the author, Shubha Vilas talks about Rama's exile and the drama surrounding it. Through tales of Rama's unwavering and enigmatic persona, the book teaches us how to handle reversals positively; through Bharata's actions, it teaches us to handle temptation; and through Sita's courage to explore beyond our comfort zone. The author has very vividly described each and every character who had been a pa…