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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Has Justice been served? - Talvar Movie Review

One of the most controversial cases of India, The 2008 - Aarushi Talwar Murder Case was one of those cases which left the entire nation in trauma.

This double homicide in which a 14 year old girl, Aarushi and the servant, Hemraj were found dead in a flat in Noida, raised numerous questions, doubts, and a lot many theories which remained unattended to even after the final verdict was held by the Court.

We needed a brief of all the evidences, investigations about the case to come up to a conclusion for ourselves. To settle this case in our heads, once and for all.
Director Meghna Gulzar understood this and came up with Talvar; a fictional dramatization of true life events revolving around the case.

The names have been changed, and each character in the movie has been carefully picked and directed. Brilliant casting, right from the main actors to the supportive ones.
Original facts and observation were carved out, shot and presented in such a way that it makes the viewer Sherlock Holmes.
Haven shown two different point of view of the case by different teams, they let the viewers decide.
The viewer get to know the importance of minute details that are left behind by the police department, for which they prove the innocent's innocence and give out the guilty.

Whole of the case has been depicted in a gloomy & dramatic way, with punches at appropriate times to ease out the tautness, giving you time to assimilate another shady fact after.
I've always liked Irrfan Khan. He did justice to his role with his natural acting, and those sarcastic comments as a frustrated investigator who has failed to find the balance between what the system wants him to do and what he thinks is right.

The actors playing parents, Neeraj Kabi and Konkana Sen Sharma have delivered a harrowing performance. Loosing a child isn't easy, and they have managed to show that quite well. They convey sorrow by their expressions, numbness in some scenes, and disappointment in others. They fathomed the turmoil of parents who are accused of killing their own daughter. Their struggle to stay out of the guilt ring is endless and heartbreaking.

My Personal Favorite :
After engaging yourself in 2 different faces/theories of the truth,
The movie brings you to a frame where both the investigating teams put forward their observations and investigations of the highest points onto a common table and try to reach a common decision. It gives you all the reasons to bet your money on one theory (Subjected to individual choices).
It brings out the reasonable explanations to events that happened on the fateful night, with a lot of humor based on definite logic.

The extent to which evidences have been mishandled, and officers been lured away for personal benefits, makes you doubt the Judicial system even more.
Even after the verdict, probably the nation would still be divided into two types. Each believing into either one of the team's observation.

Everything you need to know about Talvar, The movie : Website

Here's the Trailer:

One Truth. Multiple Versions.
Its time for you to decide.
Which theory would you believe in?
Who killed Aarushi? and Hemraj? (You know where to type)
India's most controversial case reopens on 2nd October, 2015.


Friday, 25 September 2015

Go Cashless with Ruplee

Invading the app store in the time when we have so many applications that let us go cashless is one hell of a task.

When I first got the invite for Blogger's Day Out by Ruplee at Lord Of The Drinks, a new eatery at Connaught Place on 19th of September, 2015;
I thought it would be like the rest of them in the market,
But I was taken a back as I got to know about what this app does.

What is Ruplee About?

Ruplee aims at letting customers demand their own bill via their cell phones at over 150 restaurants in Delhi, soon expanding to Mumbai. This eliminates the middle man, i.e, The person serving you!
The user earns rewards by paying smart, and going cashless with Ruplee!

How to get Started:
  • Check In 

Visit the restaurant of your choice, and dine out.
Don't forget to check in the restaurant through Ruplee App
  • Call For Bill

When you're done, get your bill on your cellphone through 'Call for Bill' option.
The person on Restaurant's Ruplee Server drafts your bill after putting in the the bill amount, discounts and loyalty reward points and is then displayed on your screen
  • Ready to Pay
Pay the bill amount by your saved card and you're good to go. Ruplee saves up your card details and also ensures safe transactions!

This whole process of generating the bill by Ruplee saves a good 15-20 minutes of looking for waiters, asking for the bill, or walking upto the counter to put in your pin code.
Additional Rewards:
Besides ease of cashless paying, it lets you earn rewards by sharing the code with any non - Ruplee user which will fetch that person credits worth Rs. 100 on signing up with Ruplee.

Whenever the referred person makes a transaction of Rs. 100 or over from his account on any Ruplee outlet, the person who has referred him will receive Rs. 100 worth of credits on his Ruplee account (Shown in Ruplee Credits Tab)
There is no limit to referring. The more you refer, the more you earn ;)

For Bloggers: "BLOG250" fetches a blogger flat Rs. 250 discount on any outlet.

It was such a fun event where
1. We ate delicious food, sipped on amazing cocktails;
oh by the way, I'm gonna visit Lord of the Drinks with my girls, some time soon!

2. Learnt about Ruplee app by Chirag Gupta

3. Got clicked by Vaibhav Sachdeva
4. Walked away with cute, delicious cupcakes!
Ruplee App is here to stay,
with steal deals on famous eateries! 
To stay updated with different deals, and announcements; Follow their social accounts:
Download Ruplee, and go Cashless ;)
Its worth it .

Friday, 18 September 2015

Heads up for Heads Up For Tails

September 18, 2015 Posted by Rishnita Bhandari , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 comments

Hi :)

Such a cute little pup!
They welcome you with love (and also, saliva) when you come home after a long day,
They listen to you when you're ranting about random stuffs
They keep you on the run all through the day,
and just want a pat on their backs!

These little creatures deserve to be pampered just like any other thing in this world!

Pampering has never been easy.
But we have Heads Up For Tails to make it an easier job for us! Not only for dogs, but for cats too!
From their tasty treats, scheduled deliveries to customization! They have it all.

They have a concept which goes by the name Wag Box which was quite an attraction to me when I was browsing through their website.
They make a special surprise box for your pet based on the information provided by you, like the breed, quality, personality, toy preference, temperament, food habits, or any type of skin issues!

Happiness Guaranteed! :)
Like, for the kind of dog showed in this blog, i.e, Bulky, Lazy Black Labrador;
These are the products that experts at Heads Up For Tails would include in the Wag Box, along with some other treats!

Labs shed a lot, hence the de-shedder

So that he smells heavenly!
For some exercising, and treats, along with loads of fun!

Labs are supposed to be the most hungry ones! Roshu, definitely is!
Know more about their Wag Box at : Wag Box

The people at Heads Up For Tails believe that DOG TAGS are Essential,
Dog Tags with important information engraved on it, even more.
So, they have this varied collection of basic dog tags available for orders.

I ordered a dog tag for my furry friend, Roshu.

It made Roshu cheerful and pleased.
It definitely made his life whole :P

Those cute eyes!

Not only for dog or cats,
They have thoughtful products for dog and cat lovers too!

What else could be better for my newly renovated house than a cute Door Mat?
It's one of my favorite piece of the house right now.

"Please Remove your shoes! The dog needs something to chew on"

Out of many innovative types of Cushions that they have,
Labrador and pug shaped are my personal favorite!

Visit : Labrador Shaped Cushion
 Visit : Pug Shaped Cushion

But this one is a complete package.
Soft, fluffy and so much desirable!

Heads Up For Tails has been a convenient way of bringing smiles to the furry ones and getting everyday pet themed goodies for pet lovers!

Choosing the right product for your pet, ordering them, and easy delivery with much care by the experts is what Heads Up For Tails aims.

Browse from a collection of :
  • Dog tags, collars,
  • Beds, blankets, kennels, furniture, diners, 
  • Collars, leashes, barklays,
  • Shampoo, conditioners, tick solutions, deo and perfumes, towels and wipes, shedding control tools,
  • Ear/eye/dental care products, supplements,
  • Sweater, Jackets, Raincoats, T-Shirts,
  • Rubber Toys, Chew Toys, Fetch and Tug Toys,
  • Bow ties, clips, charms, bandanas, shoes and socks, Muzzles
  • Bowls, feeders
  • Training Aids and treats!
  • Products for Pet Lovers :D
on their website, Heads Up For Tails

They even have Doggy's Day out.
Events, Fund Raisers, Pet Fed Breakfast, Meet ups!

To know about their latest products, offers, meet ups, Follow them on :

Or visit their outlet in Select City Walk, Saket

Definitely a heads up for Heads Up For Tails!
Simple way of returning the favors and love :)

Friday, 11 September 2015

#ZomatoMeetUp at Gastronomica, GK

I had this amazing opportunity to be a part of a #ZomatoMeetUp at Gastronomica, GK, Delhi.

The people at Zomato were feeling lucky with the number 7,
So, they arranged a Seven Course Meal for the bloggers at Gastronomica.

The Droolworthy Menu

COURSE 1 : Soup
  • Wild Mushroom Cappuccino

I've never liked mushroom in my entire life,
but there was something about this that made me like it very much.
The taste of mushroom topped with milk, cream and herbs; along with long pieces of mushroom made a nice combination!

DRINK 1 : Martini
  • Orange and Rosemary Martini

This was the first drink of the evening; light, orangy and a pleasant one.

COURSE 2 : Salad
  • Pear Salad with Poached Red Wine

The twist was that it were caramelized, which made it a lot more sweater and tastier.
The right amount of everything had in one bite would neutralize the bitterness of leaves with the caramelized taste.

COURSE 3 : Appetizer
  • Quinoa Bhel

This one was presented in a very different manner, right on the table in a pan!

It was a spicy combination of rice, vegetables, bhel and quinoa. High on roughage, and a little less than 100 calories!
Despite having so many ingredients, this dish was on a lighter side but really spicy.

DRINK 2 : Mojito
  • Pan & Gulukand Mojito
Till the time Quinoa Bhel was dealt it, came the 2nd cocktail to ease up the burning spice! (Probably the order was set in this manner)
I've been very fond of Gulukand chocolates, but never thought that I'd ever have a Gulukand cocktail.
Vodka with pan and gulukand, along with the minty effect made it my favorite drink of the evening.
Oh, Not to forget the Fresh Pan leaves made it even more better!

COURSE 4 : Starters
  • Tandoori Quail

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For those of you who don't know what a quail is,
It is a mid sized bird, about a 140 grams in weight; beautiful when alive!

A full quail was grilled over charcoal; marinated in yogurt and chef's special spices,
and served along with sides to each one of us.
Soft, and deeply charcoaled.
  • Kadak Papad Kebabs
Beautifully Presented!

Course 4 for the vegetarians!
Everything on the plate was edible.
yep! That rose is edible too! ;)

 COURSE 5 : Pizza from the Wood fired Oven
  • Gamberoni

Delicious, hot thin crust pizza served on the wood was something that I definitely crazed for more!
The crust was thin and perfectly crispy, topped with prawns, zucchini, parsley, garlic and chilli.
Prawns as a topping on pizza was my first time, and I love the combination already!

  • Espresso Pan Fried Chicken Breasts

Having this was the lowest moment of the evening for me. I didn't like the chicken breasts at all, tasteless and a little too hard for a person to dig in. Thank god for the mash.

  • Whiskey Sour with Nimbu Ka Achaar

Another one of their innovative drinks!
This one is a little strong blend of whiskey added with a hit of Nimbu ka Achaar on the brim.

Lick the achaar, and take a sip; and you have the whiskey sour the Gastronomica way!

Course 7 : Desserts
  • Freshly Baked Molten Cake

Every time you order a molten cake, it goes straight into making.
Fresh and soft cake, with hot molten lava flowing has always fascinated me, and this one has entered my favorite list.
  • Churros with Blueberry Rabdi -
We were to dip the churros in chocolate sauce, and then the blueberry rabdi; as told by Sumit (The Owner of this fine place).
I wasn't very sure of the combo when I heard it; but It actually had me there at a moment.
The softness of blueberry rabdi went so well with the churros that one had to like them!

I never thought I'd ever say this, But I was tired of eating.
I was really pleased to have finished all the seven courses, which were delicious yet stuffing.

Gastronomica is put together by a Wine lover, which you'd notice in the d├ęcor of the place.

Actual wine bottles embedded in the walls, panels painted by the bottoms of wine bottles, and other things revolving around wine!

Live, Love, Celebrate :D

Gastronomica have their Sufi Nights on Thursday, and we were lucky enough to be there on a sufi night. The band was amazing and set the mood for the night :) Such an uplifter :)

And a ladies night on Tuesdays! Complimentary cocktails for the ladies; 5PM Onwards! Woot :D

How cute is that! :D
For the Sunday Brunch kind of people, they have 'Drunch'
7 Course set menu with unlimited Sangria or Beer.
Image Courtesy : Gastronomica FB Page

Recommended :

  • Wild Mushroom Cappuccino
  • Quinoa Bhel
  • Pan and Gulukand Mojito
  • Churros with Blueberry Rabdi
Place To Be :  2nd Floor, M-55, M Block Market, Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi - 110048
Contact :  9971172933
Cuisines :  Asian, European, North Indian, Italian, Continental
Opening Hours :  12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Happy Hours :  All IMFL, Monday to Thursday
Parking :  Ample
Smoking Area : Available
Live Sports Screening : Available
Follow Gastronomica on their social media platforms for offers and events, here :
Gastronomica Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
A big Thanks to Zomato for this meet up and Sumit for being such a fun host!
A totally recommended place.
I'd definitely come back for more!
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