38 Degree East, Lounge Bar/Pub, Powai, Mumbai 

One stop for awesomeness if looked for, it has to be 38 Degree East in Powai. The ambiance takes you to a different world altogether which is a mix of Iranian, Mexican and Italian cuisines/cultures in short. Enjoyed every moment there. I was invited as a Food Blogger and they really know how to give you a good time. Right from food to drinks, perfection is the word. Every staff serving the delicious dishes exactly know what they are serving. It’s with such style and enthusiasm that the customers are looked after.
With some amazing drinks served with amazing presentation. The show stopper for me was Torafuku which tasted a lot like pina colada, the twist to it was banana flavour along with a small banana and cherry as garnishes to look great with. Then the Cranberry Delight which was a delightful sight in itself as it was served in a two faced glass with fumes coming out of it.
Berry Wine Popsicles was another cocktail that too caught my attention. It is actually served with a popsicle waiting to melt its way into the wine.
Pauva looked refreshing and like a rockstar sits infornt of you, wanting you to grab it and drink it.
In the Appetizers they didn’t fall short with Vegetarian choices Singapore Spindles and Wanton Nachos, they’re full of cheese and melts in your mouth leaving you wanting more.
Pawns Wantons Cup was the star in the non vegetarian department and Jhinga Pakoda. Which you can not just have one.
I was excited to see Sushi fly, its way on my table. Yes I say that as it’s severed on a aeroplane which actually moves.
Lamb burger parked on table as it’s inside a school bus whose roof has to be opened to grab one.
The main course was simply the best with Veg Thai Curry (red) and 7 Jewel Rice. I personally loved Nasi Goreng to settle for one.
Love love love for me was Pisang Goreng and Fruit Filled Baked Wantons with Vanilla Ice Cream.
In short if you are looking for a meal and want to drink your heart out this is the place for you.
They are unapologetic about the drinks they spoil you with. Specially the price tag goes easy on your wallet and you will surely drink more than you planned to settle for.
The decoration (interiors) are mindblowingly fresh and the roof top transports you into another enchanting world.
So guys and girls get ready for fun experince along with some great food.
38 Degree East is the place for you.

Paradise For Foodies 

Well this is one place which I can never forget Right from the first time I set my foot in Singapore I was introduced to Newton Food Centre (Newton Circus earlier)

    It has some really good seafood at your disposal First take a walk around the whole place and see and digest the fact that there’s so much to eat and there’s so little we know (Well not all but just saying) I was taken by surprise there are live crabs looking at you to have them (I guess) 

A table with a picture of Himalaya products specially made for Singapore locals and the tourist as well pasted on it welcome me It was a little treat to see it and quite interesting not to click a picture with it Colorful and Adventurous to the core 

We started out eating adventure with the very lovely Baby Kailan Stir Fry it’s something I can swear by and it’s love love love kind of a feeling with the very first sight of it You have to grab a bite to believe it. 

Followed with some mysterious looking Bloody Cockles some people love it and some can’t stand the smell of it One has to develop a taste for it or else they are just rubber like and chewy My take on it avoid it if you are the safe eater and if you not then go for it You will love it for sure.

Next came String Ray BBQ well the sauce on it was to die for and the fish is so nice it feels like it gives it’s flesh too easily to you to hog on it Simple and tasteful to the core I loved it for sure 

We did try our hands on Prawn  Fired Rice that we ordered for our low of adventure friend who was in for a shock with every dish we ordered This one was for him  but to his bad luck it was very plain and tasteless I would like to add I still loved it pawns which were well cooked, juicy and soft

The star of the night for me was Oyster Omlette very common in Taiwan and places in love to eggs and oyster. It’s wonderful and easy on your palate to eat We have a repeat of the same As one wasn’t enough (for the bukhads that we are) 

So the next time you are in Singapore and hungry for some serious seafood (you get chicken as well) head straight to Newton Food Centre don’t look left and right as that’s the place to be LIKE it’s said When in Rome be like the Romans….When in Singapore eat like a Singaporean and keep me posted if you liked what you eat at Newton Food Centre 

The Indian Dancer @ Cannes 2016

Well Cannes was in news and will always be in news however I have a right reason to share. This year saw many talented personalities walk down the asile Cannes is a wonderful place to be and see the world differently and one such thing happened this year An Indian dancer ace in his art Mr Sandip Soparrkar who got introduced as an exotic dancer from India at Cannes 2015 and this year as “Indian  Ambassador of dance”  He was alsi invited to give a talk on “Dance in Bollywood films n it’s changing trends” which sounds really interesting as coming from him it would be a great treat for the attendees He even graced the red carpet twice.Way to go Sandip Soparrkar there’s more to you and India has witnessed that at many occasions be it being a great human to being a great dancer. The world awaits to see more of you and we surely are blessed to have you around. Stay tuned for more in the mean while keep dancing and stay blessed.

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At Cannes 2016
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With Pooja Batra at Cannes 2016
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Walking the red carpet
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Another Red Carpet walk

TLC…The channel to watch out for…(Fast Fresh n Simple)

                                   I have been watching TLC for a long time. There were many shows, which used to be aired on Discovery Channel; I guess later they launched a different Lifestyle channel by the name Travel and Living (which became TLC). TLC is very inspiring to watch especially which there is so much to learn and see from around the world. Most of the times we roam and walk around looking at things randomly.
                                    TLC offers an insight into such things, food is not only food when you see all the great chiefs making it look simple.

                                    One of them is Donna Hay. She is simply awesome I love the food she has to offer us. Her cooking takes you to a different level altogether. The simplicity and all that she shows in her cooking is outstanding. No big names in the recipe and no out of the world ingredients, just tasteful cooking.

                                      It’s super fun to watch her cook and experiment with the various types of food and cooking according to the time we have on our hands…and off you go… Fast, Fresh and Simple…for sure…

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“The Inner Voice”

If you be honest, they will prove you wrong…
If you stand up for yourself, they will ignore you…
If you act as a victim, they will be happy and be with you…
Once they know they have crushed your spirit then they are done with you…

So the best thing to do is just come up with a plan that suites you the best and not what suites people around you. As you have to deal with whatever happens in your life Alone. Yes your family n friends are out there in support of you but it is you who have to deal with the demons inside you. The voice that talks to you and tells you off even if you do not want to hear it. Often we meet people who tell us what we want to hear and we are happy but the voice inside us always knows and tells us off. 
Be with that voice, it knows the best for us. 

The inner voice is like a vase, it keeps taking whatever you put inside and returning only the best. 
(on my travel to Singapore I came across this Vase on Orchard Road and that’s how this blog came to me as a voice from within)

 

Remember always “Do what suites you the best and leave the rest to the inner voice”

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Sharjah a worthwhile neighbour of Dubai

This view is from the Holiday Inn, Sharjah it left me with awesomeness as I loved the view It was one of those mornings when you get up and feeling under the weather and you just need a hot Starbucks Coffee to feel better and happier When suddenly you next out of the room and look around and discover a view with a heart, a view to die for, a view worth capturing and sharing Sharjah is turning out to be the best neighbour Dubai can ever have. It has everything that you need and its only a stone throw away from Dubai. Best of shopping and sightseeing and the works. So the next time you decide to visit Dubai do keep Sharjah in mind and have all the fun that you intend to, as I’m sure it wouldn’t disappoint you and for sure wonderful people are waiting to see you there….