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Cafe Bean Garu musings

6 Jan

I have lived in Mumbai all my life. I have seen the rise and fall of malls, restaurants and hotspots all over the city. The beauty of the city lies in the joy of always discovering something around the corner, because no road, corner or nook in the city looks the same after a month. With blogs like this, Twitter, Facebook and what not, that joy of discovering has changed over time, where a small RT makes you discover a new band, hear about this new pub and you and your friends have a flash mob show up soon after.
But I miss the days, when I would go to eat Vadapav after school and discover a new fruit juice stand on the way, or go shopping on Linking Road and see “60% off” in a gully shop like a secret sale made just for me. Discovering a new place today in a non wired manner made my visit to Bombay after a long time totally wonderful. Because unless you work/live in deep Suburbs (Never Never Land for the southern Western Line Girl in me), you have probably missed Café Bean Garu. Continue reading


Bike Trip live log Day 7-9: Goa!

25 Dec

“Take me down to Paradise City, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. Oh won’t you please take me home?

Well Guns N Roses were not really singing about Goa, but if they were it wouldn’t be too off the mark. What can we say about Goa that has not been said before. Beaches, Food, Girls etc everything seems perfect. I would be hard pressed to find people who would disagree

DAY 7:

Spanish breakfast

Special breakfast

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Bike Trip live log Day 4,5,6 – Wildlife sanctuary at Dandeli later Gokarna and then Goa!

22 Dec

DAY 4: Leaving from Dandeli

So we begin day 4 by waking up at 4.45 in the morning to go for our wildlife safari that begins at 6 am...

The view from one of the vantage points in the sanctuary

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Bike trip live log Day 2 and 3: Reaching Dandeli

20 Dec

DAY 2:

Well Day 1 ended with us reaching Katraj which is around 40km before Pune. After getting in around 4-5 hours of sleep amidst heavy snoring by one guy, we woke up, had misal- pav for breakfast and were off again. Our goal was to reach Dandeli by the end of the day.

And off we go again.. Targeting 420 km today to reach Dandeli.

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Bike Trip ‘live’ log Day 1: Off to Pune

17 Dec

We left at 4.30pm from Mumbai hoping to make it till Pune today (16th) itself. Paramanand(Pammy) turned up in insanely huge haversack with the hope of settling down in Goa. After transferring some of the clothes to Dilip’s saddle-bag and throwing some away, we set off at last.

Pammy (who looks bigger now) rides with Amey as he has the more powerful bike

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