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Barista | Quenchers 2.0 Launch

The time of the year when coffees turn into Quenchers!

Summers are almost making their way in!
And what better way to cool it off than a chilling drink?

Just when Barista realized that the season of change is approaching, they decided to surprise the world with a new range of coolers.
Their previous range of Quenchers had 20 drinks and they advanced the awesomeness with another 7 drinks as Quenchers 2.0, the launch of which I recently attended.


The event started with Mr. Puneet Gulati, CEO, Barista putting forward the idea and thought process behind Quenchers! The extensive research, tastings and numerous hours on the drawing board paved the way for another round of Quenchers, the Quenchers 2.0!


It further went on to the chef who explained the derivation of each of the drinks and have us taste each one of them.
Berry Frappe Starting with Berry Frappe, the first of the series with loaded berries. Fresh out of the blender with a pleasingly berry fragrance & taste!

Banoffee Pie Next i…

Saffron Festival with Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi: Nutraj, Indirapuram

It was a Nutty Affair at Nutraj, Indirapuram this past weekend.
For those of you who don’t know, Nutraj is India’s largest online shop for healthy bites offering a wide and fine variety of nuts and dry fruits from all around the world.


They recently celebrated Saffron Festival over the Lohri weekend which aimed at highlighting the benefits of Saffron and some recipe hacks. The event was steered by ‘The Energy Chef’ of India, Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi at all of their outlets across Delhi NCR.

The ‘Turban Tadka’ fame, Chef Harpal Singh visited Indirapuram nutlounge on Sunday and interacted with the visitors, with great insights on the use of Saffron, recipe tasting and his special recipe too!

The event kicked off with his tips for selection, usage and storage of saffron, to which he said that Saffron should be used at the end of the dish preparation. He also emphasized on the fact that it should definitely be stored in a dry space, not in refrigerator or not even besides the gas, and mini…

Delicious Dhabas on NH1

Most people love road trips, and meals at dhabas or a fancy restaurant makes the road trip even more desirable. After all, Its the journey that matters, not the destination.


I was on a trip to Himachal Pradesh last week. NH1 (National Highway 1) is home to many great eateries for foodies to hog on and I managed to stop by two of them and one Parantha Hub at Barog, Himachal Pradesh.
Haveli, Karnal It is about 140km drive from Murthal, crossing Panipat. It is a punjabi themed restaurant built with view of a village, with the traditional cot, a truck embedded indoors to traditionally dressed staff. Even the menus were in the shape of hand fans. Chach was the traditional thirst quencher. Salty, light and refreshing. Their MiniMeal is like a complete delicious meal. It contained Rice, Kadhi, Papad, Pudina Chutney and a sweet dish (1 pc Gulab Jamun). They have 2-3 variants of mini meal, in which the veggie is changed (The other one had Rajma in it). Their Kadhi was one of the most delicio…

How to make our homes hospitable for birds

Hey there everyone!

I live in the capital of India, New Delhi and it is freaking hot in here.
Even when it is raining, it is humid and a whole new level of hotness prevails.

If we, humans who have the luxury of staying indoors in AC rooms can say that;
then imagine how bad it must be for the birds and stray animals out there!

The massive scale of Industrialization, globalization, pollution, etc. has left our cities with alarming rates of bird decline, deaths of many stray animals, and even high bird extinction rates.

I could catch my parents talking all about how chirpy mornings were at their age, how pure and natural things were back then, and now it is all tinted and ruined.
That's when my dad decided to do something about it, not that I will take credit for things; but it is all his effort, I just helped.

So,
In this blog,
I am listing a couple of easy ways to make our homes hospitable for birds and animals!


Water This is one of the most common and under rated way of them all. …

Perched on the Periphery: Book Launch Event

Today, In the time that we live in,
We have women achieving great heights.

But the society that we come from,
Women usually derive their identity from someone else, from her roles as a mother, wife or a grandmother.
A women is a mother first and then maybe at a significant position in some company.



I came across one such tale of Nandita, a widow who is trying to figure a new meaning of her life beyond the roles that traditionally define her.

The story of Nandita is portrayed beautifully by Author, Jharna Banerji in her novel, Perched on the Periphery.

To celebrate the launch of the novel, an event was organised where she invited three of the remarkable women who have a lasting effect on the society.
The evening was about their journey, experiences, and stories that matter today!

One of them was Madhavi Kuckreja, Human Rights Activist and Founder of Sanatkada & Vanangana. Vanangana has worked with Muslims and dalit (untouchable) women to build their capacities against the violence…