The illicit happiness of other people – Manu Joseph.

Ousep Chacko, according to Mariamma Chacko, is the kind of man who has to be killed at the end of a story. But he knows that she is not very sure about this sometimes, especially in the mornings. He sits at his desk, as usual, studying a large pile of cartoons, trying to solve the…

Get stuffed at The Right Place, The Residency.

Parantha. Paratha. Parauntha, Parota, barotta. No matter how you say it, paranthas have been an Indian breakfast staple since like, forever. They’re called Palata in Burma and farata in the Maldives. But all of us can proudly puff out our chests and say that paranthas actually originated from the Indian Subcontinent. They have conquered our…

Long Weekend Special : Explore 1.0

Long weekend ahead? Got loads of time on hand and can’t decide where to head? Bored of the same old hangout spots? Taste buds craving for something new? Here is a quick look at all that’s brand new and very interesting in the city: Flower power tea room: Imagine sipping tea out of dainty lil…

Something New in Five Senses, Westin! 

Five senses has a droolicious, uber fresh, brand new menu.. We were already in love with the awesome menu at 5 senses now it’s even better and bigger and wow!  The vibes: Very calming, soothing, perfect if you are looking to take a loved one or the family for a quite dinner. Done up in…

The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 by Anand Neelakantan.

With Bahubali still running  in theaters and the awesomeness of the movie and characters still fresh in my memory, when I walked into Starmark to find a book on Sivagami, I was Uber thrilled! If you are the kind that did not watch Game of Thrones till they aired season 5 then took a week…

Me, my books and I

You know it’s true love, when you bury your nose deep and take in the beautiful aroma emerging from the book, right in front of all those strangers in the book shop. That’s a whole diff level of getting high and boy, what a high!  I had reading difficulty till the age of 8, I…

Jackie Chan in Chennai, Oppa Teppan Style!! 

Teppanyaki is a special cooking style in Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food that can range from meat, seafood to vegetables. (Teppan means iron plate in English, and yaki means broiled, grilled, or pan-fried.)  Modern teppanyaki grills are typically propane-heated flat surface grills and are widely used to cook food in…

Annalaya – A dream for non vegetarians. 

Nothing beats South Indian food, Especially South Indian non vegetarian food. The aroma of Mutton kolumbu wafting from the kitchen makes my day. Annalaya opened in Chennai a year back catering only to vegetarian masses. In Feb of 2017, they expanded their menu adding non vegetarian to it, which was like a silent call to me! …

​Good old classics at ID..

I remember the taste of the mango murabba that Gramma used to make, though it’s been 2 decades since I last tasted it.. that’s how taste and memories are linked together. One whiff of murabba and I’m mentally teleported​ to gramma’s kitchen.. ID in collaboration with Rakesh Raghunathan of Puliyogare Travels brings forth a very special food festival…

Miner Diner – Sheer Gold!

Miner diner, that’s a unique name for a restaurant, the concept is equally unique. The whole restaurant is build around the theme of miners. Located in Anderson road, nungambakkam, Miner Diner is on the same road as Asan memorial school and very easy to spot. Done up in rustic tones of Brick red, browns and greys, the…

BURGERMAN is back!!

A lil into the history: In 2006, burger man made their mark in the city with their burgers which had a unique taste, were easy on the pocket and made available to everyone through the 50 kiosks that opened in the city. Soon they grew and crossed the 100th mark! There was no area in…