There was a time when eating-out was limited to Chinese, Indian and Continental cuisines, but such is the not the scenario anymore! As today, indulgence is all about modern Indian and fusion fare, with a pinch of molecular gastronomy. The latest trend is all about re-inventing the basic nutriment into fusion from all around the globe. Similarly, when it comes to India, chefs in most of the restaurants are infusing diverse flavours and techniques from one or more cuisines in a measured manner, to create an innovative dish. Therefore, Fusion has become the new gourmet – with an exception of the Indian-style Chinese of course. It’s a fact that experimenting with the Indian flavours is no piece of cake, but if it is done right, the results are always extraordinary and indulging.
Fortunately, there are a few restaurants in Delhi-NCR which allows you to indulge yourself with some of the exclusive new-age fusion food. A few of my favourites are:
1. Lavaash by Saby
It is often occasional to find a restaurant that can truly express the labour of love through food. One such restaurant is Lavaash by Saby, that gives insight into Chef Sabyasachi Gorai’s childhood experiences. Growing up in the coal belt of Asansol, Chef Sabyasachi’s childhood was consumed under the influence of the Armenian culture. Therefore, one of the best dishes on their menu is the exclusive Prawn Tolma, which is influenced from his childhood culture. Onion stuffed with coconut milk, ginger, chilli, prawn and kasundi: it is a stunning chemistry of the spicy, tangy flavours cooled down with the creaminess and sweetness of the coconut milk and the cooked onion.
The whole scenario of night life in Delhi has been changing over the last few years. The local pubs and discotheques have given a way to restaurants, especially the ones positioned near HauzKhas Fort. With the advent of HauzKhas Village came its own sets of problem: long traffic jams along with rowdy behaviour of people. Therefore, people moved to Gurgaon as it was the night-lifesaver for the young crowd. Consequently, places like Sector 29 and DLF Cyber Hub are becoming the new hotspots in town. The company that brought us Sutra, recently unveiled their latest brainchild “Factory by Sutra”- whose menu comprises of dishes like “bhindi nachos” ultimately getting full marks for its innovation. It is a simple dish consisting of crispy fried bhindi masala, served with mint yoghurt that makes you yearn for more and more.
3. Farzi Cafe
After valuing foodies in Gurgaon, Farzi Cafe finally opened its door in the heart of Connaught Place, Delhi. Good news is that the menu is stouter and has changed for the better, although, a few popular dishes remain the same. Here, too, molecular gastronomic technique adds to the 21st-century touch.
Their menu is a darling for foodies, but we munched exclusively on a star good old Duck Samosa, along with the Delhi Belly Tikka consisting of crunchy roasted apples that is super soft and in fact, the most succulent pork I had with a lovely murraba glaze on top. Similarly, their Mac n’ Cheese Pakora bites with spicy garlic sauce is an attraction, as you can hardly go wrong with cheese.
4. Molecule Air Bar
“Molecule” stands for the smallest fundamental unit of a chemical compound that can take part in a chemical reaction and the definition itself explains the concept of Molecule Air Bar. The innovative mind of Varun Puri and Manish Sharma is surely going to attract a huge crowd. Chef Piyush Jain and Team presents the progressive cuisine with a twist. Their main armour is the presentation which is unique and engaging. Dragon Smoke Popcorn and Molecule Puchka Shot are some examples of this. An amazingly exclusive fusion dessert, Rad Gulla Tiramisu, won everyone’s hearts. Tiramisu and Indian Rasgullaare combined together to make this masterpiece. It was fluffy and light with a gulabjamun at its core. Although, it’s hard to imagine that all the flavors of this dessert will work well when combined together, but one has to taste it to completely know it.
5. Sushi Junction
While you don’t normally relate Delhi with Sushi, the city has shown their love to this amazing Japanese cuisine, and today, we are talking about one such establishment that is serving authentic Sushi along with a section of Indian-Flavoured Sushi. Promoting the exclusive concept of “Desi Sushi”, the chefs have not compromised with the authentic taste and flavours. Sushi Junction promises taste, health and a never-ending promise to deliver quality.
Just like the above mentioned five amazing restaurants, it needs a little more thrill to travel around to these places with the recently launched Maruti Suzuki Limited Edition Dzire Allure. It has an elegant interior styling kit and a music kit (an add-on, consisting of woofer, amplifier and speakers) to incorporate the feeling of exclusivity. The interiors are plush and come with a host of enhanced comfort features like convenient front centre arm rest, dual tone seat covers and pillows as well as stylish white ambient light. On the other hand, the side skirts, lower lid garnish and stylish body graphics give an elegant touch to this exclusively designed piece of marvel. Click this to check their website.
As told to us by a representative from coworkin.co – While working from home might initially seem like a dream come true, once reality starts to set in, most of us find it a highly distracting nightmare.
Because unless you live totally alone; sans family, roommates or friends, there will be tons of nagging looks constantly being shot your way. Plus, since there’s nobody to look at your work, and nobody to take suggestions from, the lines between work and leisure hours start getting blurry. (Slowly, Game of Thrones marathons begin taking priority over the newest project or report.) And save for a few freaks of nature, even those from uber-creative backgrounds soon face blockage. Staring at the white wall (or blue, or green, or red… whatever really) isn’t quite the productive thing to do.
So inevitably, you make a sloth paced move to your local coffee shop; and sure, at this can be real productive. But, wait a minute – did you just end up paying Rs 500 for a cup of bina-adrakwali chai, a dry sandwich, 100 MBs of finicky Wi-Fi, and a plug point? (Do add extra calories and flab to the mix.) Although there will only be rare times when someone asks you to move your butt from the café, you simply cannot ignore the staff’s judgment teeming stares.
All of this needless trouble (and lots more) which coworkin.co founder- Yatin K Thakur experienced made him realized, that there were literally thousands of people like him wanting to work and live differently. He understood that the very best ideas and the very best work comes only when you connect with someone and are able to collaborate to create something.
With an average of 8-12 hours that every individual spends slogging, it is important to make sure that they are spending it right. (Without having to worry about stuff like ‘Yaar, ye wifikyonnahichalraha?’)
Yatin wanted to create an environment that gave people the best of both worlds; an office which is your own, and at the same time, it’s not a place where you are sitting alone, or have to pay heavily for a simple office space and coffee.
At Coworkin.co, you come not only to a super-fun working space, but also to a community where likeminded people including entrepreneurs, freelancers, professionals, startups and SMEs unite, enjoy (aha, almost) unlimited perks, grow, and help others grow as well. Yatin started with this vision because he realized long ago that everyone works better when they work together. He believed it, and so he made it happen. The same can be true for your idea.
Food and travel blogging is a tough job indeed. What you need is a mobile phone that truly understands your needs and acts as an extension of your arm. The newly launched Coolpad Cool 1 is a perfect ally for our blog. It boasts a 13 megapixel Dual camera with a 4000mAh battery and a 4GB RAM. Priced at INR 13,990 it is my favourite weapon for the blogging world. We tell you why you should be getting your hands on the phone.
About the Launch
The Coolpad Cool 1 was launched in a glittering ceremony at The Lalit, Barakhamba Road. With a ton of activities centered around the features of the phone, the launch party had everyone decked out in colours of blue. The major reason why the phone is going to shoot up to the top of the popularity charts is due to the fact that the Dual Camera is going to available for the first time at such a low price. The event ended with a plethora of selfies and pictures with the mascots of Coolpad.
Cool 1 Specifications
The touchscreen smartphone has single sim capacity. It is 2G/3G/4G enabled with GPRS and EDGE capability. The device has Bluetooth 4.1. It has a 5.5 inch display screen with AMOLED display. The phone has an internal memory of 32GB which is not expandable. The 4GB RAM makes the processing fast and user friendly. Above the 5.5-inch screen, there are only the earpiece, ambient light and proximity sensors and on the left, the 8MP front camera.
Let’s talk about the primary camera of the Coolpad Cool 1. With a dual camera, it clicks images in both RGB and Monochrome fusing them later to create the image. The camera app is also very simple to use. Across the top it has options for HDR, flash and toggle cameras. It also has options to add filters and watermarks on the go making it a perfect phone for travel bloggers like us. The bottom allows for different pre-determined settings to toggle between video, beauty and Pro options. The Pro option really let’s us explore the whole range of photography with manual changes that can be made to focus, ISO, exposure and shutter speed. The beauty app with the 8MP camera is perfect to selfie lovers. You can use options like smoothen, whiten and even slim down for that perfect wanderlust selfie.
CoolPad Cool 1 v/s I Phone 6s
First Look- The CoolPad Cool 1 and I Phone 6s both have their main power buttons on the right and volume buttons on the left. Both also have the charging dock, audio jack, speaker grille and mike on the bottom while on the top rear, they have the camera and LED flash. Just the placements differ slightly in both.
Camera- The 13 mega pixel primary dual camera in CoolPad Cool 1 is more is more effective than the 12 mega pixel primary camera of IPhone. The Secondary 8 mega pixel came also takes quality pictures. While the camera menu in the iPhone include the options to take Slo-Mo, Video, Photo, Square and Panorama, the camera menu in the Cool 1 has Time Lapse, Video, Pictures, HDR and Panorama. They have an inbuilt Beauty option which helps to bolster your selfies. The Pro option is one of the highlights of the phone offering DSLR quality pictures with manual White Balance, Exposure Time and Focus.
Priced at INR 13999, the Cool 1 has features to rival the best of high-end phones. Besides being lightweight and sleek, it is also a powerhouse in terms of performance. But best of all, I love the dual camera on the backside! If you want a smartphone that looks like an iPhone, performs like an iPhone (I’m talking about the user interface) yet is powered by Android, takes amazing photographs and costs half as much as the leading high-end phones, then I highly recommend the Coolpad Cool 1. You can find the phone on Amazon here.
Dining out had become very popular in today’s life. And we, at Salt and Sandals have been leading the charge by eating out and recommending you the best places to do so. But in this eating out, what suffers the most is our health. I recently discovered an app which although allows me to eat out at my regular joints, but still balances my meal in such a way that my calories aren’t going overboard. bon happetee is an app that let’s you eat what you want without putting on weight.
A healthy lifestyle has become imperative in today’s world. With the sedentary lifestyle of today leading to a plethora of diseases, lifestyle modifications are very important. This is due to the sedentary lifestyle leading to diseases like Obesity, Sleep Apnea and Diabetes. The technological revolution of today has given us a lot of apps, but an app which helps with the lifestyle changes comes as a godsend. The new health app bon happetee is perfect for choosing your meals correctly. The correct meals help in decreasing the side effects of this burgeoning unhealthy lifestyle.
Why bon happetee?
They say that all bodies are made in the kitchen. Eating a right meal leads to 80%of the weight loss. bon happetee integrates your lifestyle along with your metabolic profile to arrive at a final meal plan. Now many of you will have had the same experience with a dietician. But where this app stands out is that it incorporates your personal choices and tastes into it. This creates a personal nutrition guide, only more tasteful.
The app combines mathematics with biology to achieve the best weight loss plan. Various permutations and combinations are used which match up with the biology of your body. A very endearing thing that this app asks is your food habits. I select Bengali and the next step asks me to select my favourite dishes. The app does take into account your location too. Even with me selecting Bengali as my primary cuisine, it still gives a lot of North Indian options.
How to use bon happetee?
bon happetee makes a conscious effort to incorporate your weight loss goals by asking the speed at which you want to lose your weight. Do you want to zoom your way to a hot bod or take it slow and steady. The next phase of the app takes you through your lifestyle and exercise habits. With most of us having a sedentary lifestyle and moderate amounts of exercise, these options work to adjust your calorific needs. Although this sounds like a very complicated way to set up an app but most of these can be changed later on to suit your needs.
Now sit back and let the app suggest you the meals you should have. Along with ones prescribed to you, you can also make a plethora of changes to suit your taste buds. The app’s GPS tracker locks onto your position and searches through the restaurants. The menu of these restaurants is then matched to your calorific needs. This allows you to order your choice from the restaurant nearby.
Although the bon happetee app takes you through to a healthy lifestyle, it also does it through some new tastes. Using new grains for filling the consumption of carbohydrates, this will be changing your palate for days to come. There are grains like ragi and millets which act as perfect substitutes for wheat, albeit healthier.
The app also tracks your development throughout the time. Your weight loss along with your changing dietary habits are recorded giving you the best solutions and patterns of weight loss.
Why we suggest bon happetee?
- It combines biology with mathematics in a way never seen before.
- It takes your local eating preferences into account.
- The GPS tracker helps you get the food you want from restaurants around you.
- It takes your lifestyle into account. Very important while taking into account that most of us lead a sedentary lifestyle.
- A team of dietitians ensures that you don’t lose track of your goals. This is done by incorporating newer flavours instead of traditional ones while consuming the carbohydrates.
- It allows you to share your meals and scores with your friends online.
bon happetee with its detailed features and an engine that continuously adjusts to your daily needs is perfect for your weight loss journey. For more information on how to use the app, you can visit here. You can download the app on iOS and Android.
LG recently introduced it’s flagship smartphone LG V20 and we are gushing over it. Its a premium smartphone which backs it’s quality with a sturdy body. The LG V20 has just launched and we tell you why you should be getting your hands on the phone. This smartphone is perfect for rough use of food and travel bloggers like us. Armed with a large screen, incredible audio from B&O Play along with an wide angle lens it is a perfect smart phone for creators. The aircraft quality aluminum which has undergone Millitary Standard USA Certified Durability Test makes it one of the most durable phones around.
LG V20 Specifications
The touchscreen smartphone has dual sim capacity. It is 2G/3G/4G enabled with GPRS and EDGE capability. The device has Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB v2.0. It has a 5.7 inch display screen with AMOLED display. The Corning Gorilla Glass 4 provides it an amazing durability. With internal memory of 64GB and additional 2TB expandable memory makes it a storage giant. The 4GB RAM makes the processing fast and user friendly.
With it’s latest flagship phone, LG introduces a 32 bit HiFi Quad DAC along with 3 Acoustic Overpoint microphones to record studio quality audio. It is one of the rare phones to have wide angle lens on both the cameras. The 16MP with 8MP dual camera has a wide angle view of 135 degrees in the back. The front camera is a 5 megapixel camera with a 120 degree wide angle view. This superb quality video and audio recording makes it one of the best phones around.
LG V20 v/s I Phone 6s
First Look: The LG V20 and I Phone 6s both have their main power buttons on the right and volume buttons on the left. Both also have the charging dock, audio jack, speaker grille and mike on the bottom while on the top rear, they have the camera and LED flash. Just the placements differ slightly in both.
Camera: The 16 mega pixel primary camera in LG V20 is more is more effective than the 12 mega pixel primary camera of IPhone. While the camera menu in the iPhone include the options to take Slo-Mo, Video, Photo, Square and Panorama, the camera menu in the V20 has Time Lapse, High Fi Video recording, Steady Record 2.0, HDR and Panorama. It also has Hybrid Autofocus which gives optimal picture sharpness and Auto Shot which takes selfies seamlessly.
Priced at INR 54990, the LG V20 has features to rival the best of high-end phones. Although made of weapons grade aluminum, it is also a powerhouse in terms of performance. I also love the fact that unlike the iPhone, you have the option of expandable memory. But best of all, I love the camera and it’s terrific audio recording. If you want a smartphone that looks like an iPhone, performs like an iPhone yet is powered by Android, takes amazing photographs and videos, then I highly recommend the LG V20. The exchange program offers an INR 20000 discount on exchanging you old smartphone.