Voodoo Mumbo Jumbo

Cats. What’s not to love about them? Self wrapped up souls with a huge penchant for sychophancy, great candidates in many fields of the world today. Meet Voodoo. Yes, he’s Jet Black. A gentle boy, he came into my life at a time when i didn’t even have a home to call my own. Caught…

Wake up and smell The Coffee

A recent conversation with friends led to times of a different life not so long ago. I used to pride myself as a Coffee aficionado. From my personal Nespresso Machine to maniacal search grids on my travels to try as much of the variety of blends and aromas, my quest was endless. While many coveted…

Happy Paper Planes

I fly like paper,get high like planes….’ Sometimes ‘candidness’ in everything ones does, gets the true uninhibited version of what our souls truly are. At least on most count. Given our fast pace, well thanks to Covid19-21, Life has taken a minor pause in this ‘speed of light’ world we are used to. This is…

Goa Garnishes #Corona21 edition

This issue comes out at our worst Hour. The Hospitality Industry is bleeding with major chains and owners opting to close down operations. In the doldrums would be an understatement, as much as our stalwarts try to keep a brave face. After all, we aim to please. Food has been a passion for me, some…

The Calorie Night’s Watch

A double onslaught fast approaches- One of the most anticipated series Games of Thrones makes way as well as the pile on of calories. My arch nemesis for the longest time, the best description of these suckers is something I read; tiny creatures that live in ones closet and sew clothes a little bit tighter…

The Stuffed Moppet 

Namaskaaram! A warm and sticky welcome from God’s own country-Kerela. An encounter with a doctor at a recent check up had me take notice of what exactly I was fuelling my system with. A whole representation of eating habits, which I’ve mustered along the way, my drastic weight loss due to troubles plaguing the mind…

The Summer Dip 

“The Heat is on”,- lyrics apt for the current weather situation. Glenn Frey definitely knew what he was talking about, however profoundly missed the gravity of the situation here, in scorching Goa. Normally, I would be on meticulously planned travel to a pleasant destination, the mountains up north perhaps- however this was the first for…

The Easter Egg Hunt 

Nearing the end of the Holy period, my Instagram feed is cropping up temptations aplenty. From White & Dark Chocolate coated bunnies and decorated eggs to Minion shaped marzipan ones, each has me impatiently counting down the days till Easter Sunday. During this period of abstinence, many friends around gave up the consumption of eggs…

The Sleepy Minion 

An excerpt from Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost- “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep” generally sums up and epitomizes our current lifestyle for the present generation of ‘millennial’. We work hard, party harder, love deeper,…

Holi Jam 

  Holi Hai; It is such a vibrant feeling when there is a mix of colour and celebration right in the midst of Lent. A blend of religion and beliefs between different faiths is something to marvel at in a country as diverse as ours. Hope you all had a fun filled wonderful celebration. While…

Lent with Lentils 

 It’s the first of forty. Days when one resists the temptations of sin, prays and abstains from all forms of luxuries as an offer form of penance. It’s Lent. While most of us are reeling in from the fun and frolic of the Carnaval that went by, I find myself in a rather precarious position…

Goa Garnishes Upper Crust in the latest edition! 

Read all about the quarterly round up of restaurant showcases in and around Goa- from Far East Asian Cuisine to Mediterranean Nostaligia in the latest edition of Upper Crust. Grab your copy today.  Miguel Arcanjo: Dining with Legend Taj Exotica, Calwaddo, Salcete, Benaulim, Goa 403716 Phone:0832 668 3333 Meal for two: Approximately Rs.2000/- + taxes…

Cheaters do Prosper 

2017 is turning out to be a tempted vixen in disguise. I’ve been good and dedicate to my regiment- (I’m referring to food here), in case one let their mind wander frivolously. Invariably the cosmos aligned and temptation had me meet a lovely lady who asked me out on a dinner date. Yeah, that’s a…

Date with a Clause 

If anyone asked me how I envisioned my Christmas at the start of the month, I would have scoffed at the idea and barked of my role as the Grinch this coming season. Flashback to an impromptu meeting at a Saturday night market followed by a late night bike ride with a beautiful stranger had…

The Suitcase Diaries: Legend of Banaras 

Varanasi, also known as Banaras, plays home to much that is magical and mystical. A journey through the core of Uttar Pradesh’s ascetic region, highlighting why this destination is one worth exploring  Varanasi, also known as Kashi or Banaras, is the world’s oldest continually inhabited city and has been a cultural centre of North India…

Objectivity & Opinions 

Over a gifted night of wine & cheese in the solace of my own dominion, I read this phrase that stuck with me till date.  ‘Opinions are like arseholes, Everyone has one’ Without too much of a pun on the word, in my ‘opinion‘ everyone is entitled to their own as long as they don’t subject…

The Art of Sushi 

Click on the image to enlarge and read.  A Guide to Sushi Etiquette · You may be offered a hot, wet towel (called an oshibori) at the beginning of your meal. Use it to wash your hands and try to fold it back neatly the way it was offered to you before returning it.  ·…

Ready.Set.Jump 

“Welcome to the jungle,” said the spider to the fly. You enter at ease, with dense scenic foliage around. Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary- a wildlife-protected sanctuary has an eclectic range of flora and fauna species nestled deep in the heart of South Goa. Painted billboards along the way, a guide to the forest dwellers inhabiting the…

A Spectacular Dream 

We all have dreams. However in order to make them a reality, takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. Stand forth Aakritee & Virendra Sinh of A Reverie. It a feeling of excitement engulfing me, as I pen down the second article dedicated to this dynamic duo and their work of art…

Cocktails & Dreams 

In the midst of reading this article there will be no words of wisdom from Doug Coughlin or the impish smile of Brian Flanagan (apologies for the spoiler alert).  The art of the cocktails has evolved from playing safe with the regulars for the faithfuls to the ever evolving palate of the discerning international traveler-…