VIDEO: NACHIKETA YAKKUNDI ON HINDUSTANI MUSIC & COMING TO AMERICA

Nachiketa Yakkundi is a musician and an engineer, who has the rare distinction of being associated with  the same Silicon Valley company for over 2 decades. Music is his central passion and we talk to him to find out what propelled him to study engineering and put his music on the back-burner? Yakkundi studied with Pandit… Continue Reading


VIDEO: CHEF NAREN THIMMAIAH OF KARAVALLI, TAJ GATEWAY IN BANGALORE

Karavalli is your ticket to taste the wonderful cuisine of Southwestern coastal region of India. Chef Naren Thimmaiah of Karavalli at Taj Gateway in Bangalore takes us through a quick culinary tour of this region that is a rich tapestry of different communities. Each community has a rich repertoire of dishes that use a wonderful… Continue Reading


Tim Cook In India & Apple Opens Its First App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru

The coolest selfie of them all.. @iamsrk taking a pic of me n @tim_cook with the iphone S surreal!! pic.twitter.com/VrvM9q0R1K — Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) May 18, 2016 Apple’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is in India. And that Bollywood selfie has happened on the very first day of Cook’s first visit to India. I wager that… Continue Reading


Karavalli Restaurant, Taj Gateway, Bangalore

A BANGALORE MUST: KARAVALLI IS A WONDERFUL GATEWAY TO EXPLORE THE CUISINE OF KERALA, KARNATAKA & GOA

Forget zooming up and down  the coastal towns of Kerala, Karnataka and Goa to explore the various cuisines of this region. Instead head straight to Karavalli at Taj Gateway in Bangalore to explore new and old dishes from these coastal towns that are a patchwork quilt of Christian, Hindu and Muslim communities. There are the… Continue Reading


5 BEST VEGETARIAN FOODS TO EAT IN BANGALORE

My 5 best vegetarian foods to eat in Bangalore are: filter coffee, idli, dosa,vada and coconut water.  Technically speaking coffee and coconut water probably qualify as drinks. Now that I have shared the list let me share why they made it to my 5 best vegetarian foods to eat in Bangalore. Every year on my annual… Continue Reading


FreshMenu Box

LIVING AN ON-DEMAND LIFE IN BANGALORE WITH FRESHMENU

I was craving for some Mexican food from San Jose’s La Victoria Taqueira in Bangalore after seeing all those Superbowl 50  tweets about salsa and burritos. If only there was a local taqueria from where I could order a veggie burrito and get some nachos with some guac it would be wonderful I thought. While… Continue Reading


Coffee & Pepper, Coorg

A VISIT TO COORG & IT’S COFFEE PLANTATIONS

  Coorg or Kodagu is a stunningly beautiful and verdant place in the Southern state of Karnataka, India. Driving through Coorg’s rolling grasslands, misty mountains and thick forests studded with coffee and pepper plantations is a wonderful experience. Of course, you need to overlook the potholes dotting the road as you make your way through… Continue Reading