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Manju's new laptop

Manju's new laptop is apple of her eye...



All those clichés, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood - all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience. 
-Penelope Cruz


Ramadan iftar fare

Although I don't observe Ramadan, still I love to sample the Iftar offerings...

Clock-wise from top:  Deep fried Chicken Kheema Paratha, Batter fried Prawns, Chicken pepper chop grilled on charcoal, Lamb Kabab  and Haleem, a porridge made with wheat, pulses, meat.

Eggplant bloom

Eggplant bloom from my terrace garden...


Nutritionally, eggplant is low in fat, protein, and carbohydrates. It also contains relatively low amounts of most important vitamins and minerals. A 1998 study at the Institute of Biology of São Paulo State University, Brazil, found eggplant juice to significantly reduce weight, plasma cholesterol levels, and aortic cholesterol content in hypercholesterolemic rabbits.


Rohan at three months

Rohan, our second child, reached the three-month milestone. Here are some candid moments...



Bath time...

















Swiss Ice cream indulgence at Movenpick, Bangalore

Movenpick is a brand of Ice cream of Swiss origin. I got a chance to experience the art of Swiss Ice cream at their newly opened boutique in Bangalore. Here's a photo tour...


Freshly made cones... 

Knowing there are no artificial additives is even better...

I love how you can actually see the vanilla pods in the ice cream! Purity of the natural ingredient...

Ready to accompany...

I started my tasting with the Affogato. A shot of espresso served with a scoop of  Movenpick ice cream of your choice...

Pour a bit of the coffee into the ice cream to feel the magic...

Caramelita. Two scoops of Caramelita ice cream on base of cream with caramel sauce topped with caramel pieces and garnished with wafer biscuit and whipped cream... 

Gourmet Chocolate Addiction. Piccolo hot chocolate served with three tasting scoops of Chocolate flavoured ice creams: Swiss Chocolate, White Chocolate and Stracciatella, sprinkled with rich chocolate shavings...


Iced Mocha...

Swiss Chocolate Obsession. Freshly baked, hot Belgian waffles served with Movenpick Swiss Chocolate and Stracciatella ice creams, drizzled with decadent chocolate sauce and sprinkled with rich chocolate shavings...

You can choose from over 20 flavours to make your own shake...

The lights...


Peche Melba. Two scoops of Vanilla ice cream placed on poached peaches drizzled with raspberry sauce, garnished with whipped cream and topped with almond flakes...

All ice creams and sorbets are produced and imported from Switzerland....

Here are some of the flavours to choose from...
Choco Swiss, Black Currant, Vanilla Dream, Coco & Chocolate

Cappuccino, Hazelnut, Raspberry Strawberry, Espresso Croquant

Mango, Stracciatella, Tiramisu, Pistacchio

Walnut, Strawberry, Apricot, Caramelita


Address: 4/1-1, Lavelle Heights, Lavelle Road, Bangalore

Kerb-side eateries of Bangalore Airport

Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bangalore is fast turning into a foodie's delight... 

Located on the outskirts of Bangalore, KIA seems to be an ideal pit-stop after a long drive or visit to the nearby Nandi Hills... 

I got a chance to explore the culinary scene at the Kerb-side eateries. Here's a photo tour...

I started with Maiyas for a vegetarian south Indian breakfast...

Chow chow Bhath is a two-in-one dish. One sweet (Pinapple kesari bhath) and one spicy (Khara bhath), both made of semolina...

Bisi Bele Bhath is a one pot south Indian meal. It is a mix of rice, lentils and vegetables seasoned with some Indian spices...

After the breakfast, I tried the filter coffee and Iyengar bakery biscuits at Hatti Kaapi...

Filter Coffee is a sweet milky coffee made from dark roasted coffee beans... 


The terracotta tumblers make the traditional south Indian filter coffee more magical in taste and appearance...


Kaati Zone for north Indian style wraps and rolls... 


Chai point serves a variety of hot and cold teas...


I tried the Ginger Lemon Iced tea...


I had my lunch at Café Noir, located at the extreme left side of the terminal...

Carbonara spaghetti...

Chicken Lasagna...

Penne Pasta in creamy mushroom sauce ...


Grilled beef burger...


Western grilled chicken pizza...





The most amazing RicheLieu. The rich creamy filling and fruits on top made it delicious...


Caramel Tart...

Strawberry cake...

The talented chef...

The smiles...

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