10 October 2018

Tips and Tricks for that Perfect Taj Mahal Experience

The Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world. This stunning monument features on every traveler's bucket list, no matter where in the world they are from. And rightfully so - the beauty of the Taj is unparalleled to anything else I've seen. Nothing in the world prepares you for the first time you see the Taj Mahal in person. She is breathtakingly beautiful, standing there tall and proud, her white marble glistening in the sunlight, while silently reminding us of the power of love.

Though beautiful and magical, a visit to the Taj Mahal can be an extremely daunting experience owing to how crowded it can get. No matter what day of the week you're visiting, or what time of the day, there really is no 'off season' when you're visiting the Taj. Which is why it's important to plan your visit beforehand, and also keep certain pointers in mind while you're there for that perfect Taj Mahal experience. Here are some tips and tricks from my recent visit to the Taj, stuff that I wish someone had told me earlier -


6 October 2018

Five of Instagram's Most Popular Food Accounts Share Their September Favourites

I decided to change things up a bit this month, and instead of bringing to you a roundup of my monthly favourite restaurants, bars and eateries, I urged a few friends to help me out. These are some of the most popular food accounts on Instagram, who eat out on a regular basis, risking juvenile diabetes and cholesterol, only so that they can present to you the best of the city's food scene. In a completely random order here's a roundup of some of my favourite Instagram food accounts, and their favourites for the month of September.

1.  Food Of Mumbai aka Saloni Kukreja:


Saloni has been diligently highlighting the best of the city's food scene via 'Food Of Mumbai' since the past four years now. Food of Mumbai is my one stop shop for updates on what's new in the food space coupled with street food recommendations and Saloni's travel escapades. #GirlLove

Food Of Mumbai Recommends: Foo, Lower Parel, Mumbai

"Foo is attempting to do something different by introducing the small plates or 'tapas' concept to pan Asian food," Saloni explains. She also loves that the food is modern yet simple and hearty, with an emphasis on Cantonese and Japanese style of cooking. The decor is stunning, the food is presented beautifully and their signature cocktails deserve a mention as well.

Must Haves: Peruvian Lobster Sushi where the lobster is cured just like you'd find in a ceviche; Foo Butter Japanese Fried Blue Rice; and highly Instagrammable Black Marble Sesame Cheese Cake.