Friday, 16 December 2016

Mint and Lemon Detox Water

Detox water is one the best ways to get rid of harmful toxins and also helps in losing weight. It is not only delicious but also a great way to flush fats from your body. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily will keep you hydrated and make your skin glow and also it will raise your metabolism. 

Mint and Lemon Detox Water

Here is an easy recipe to make Detox Water.


Water- 1 Liter
Lemon -1(Thinly Sliced)
Ginger- 1thin slice
Mint leaves- 7-8


- In a jar take 1 liter water and add all the ingredients.
-Put it in the fridge for 3-4 hours before serving.
-You can refill it 2-3 times before it starts to lose its flavor.

Keep drinking and keep glowing!
The vitamins and nutrients present in the detox water will make you healthier, more beautiful and increase your energy.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Healthy Salad Recipe (Veg)

If you want to lose weight then salads should definitely be the major part of your diet. Here is a healthy and yummy salad recipe which will not just satisfy your taste buds but also help you shed that extra kilos. This recipe is high in proteins and low in carbs, fats and calories. 


Shredded Cabbage- 2 Cups
Soya granules (Boiled)- 1 cup
American Corn- 1/2 cup
Pomegranate- 1/2 cup
Salt- According To Taste
Pepper- According To Taste

For Dressing:

Olive Oil- 2Tsp
Lemon Juice- 1 Tbsp


-In a bowl mix all the ingredients except olive oil and lemon juice.
-Add the dressing and toss well 

Tips: You can add nuts if you want to make your salad more crunchy. They will also add more protein to the salad.

Losing weight is not a difficult task anymore. Eat Well and Look Well always! 

Friday, 5 August 2016

Sprouted Green Moong Dal Chaat

Sprouted Moong Dal Chaat is really healthy and nutritious. It helps in loosing weight fast. You can add various veggies like tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and green chillies and make it a wonderful and tempting dish. This chaat is very easy peasy to make and it can be served for the breakfast or as an evening snacks.


Sprouted Moong Dal- 2 cups
Onion (Chopped)- 1
Tomato (Chopped)- 1
Green Chilly (Chopped)- 2-3
Lemon Juice- 1
Salt- To Taste
Chaat Masala- 1 tsp

You can add any ingredients of your choice like cucumber, boiled potatoes, peanuts etc


-Wash and clean moong dal 
-In a bowl add 4-5 cups of water and 2 cups of green moong dal cover and leave it overnight for about 8-10 hours.
-Drain all the water and keep it aside.
-In a pan add 1 cup of water and the sprouted dal and bring it to boil for 10-15 minutes.
-Drain the hot water and rinse with cold water.
-Add chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies and lemon juice to the dal.Sprinkle chat masala and salt according to your taste.
-You can even keep the boiled moong dal in the refrigerator for later use.

Moong Dal Chaat

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Enjoy and Relish Coffee Like Never Before.

He asked me ‘Why aren’t you excited about life?’ I replied, ‘I’m excited about nothing before 11am’. Little did he know I was talking about the first cup of coffee I have at the start of my day. 

Well, you can relate if you’re a person whose day starts with a cup of coffee, also if you’re someone who can have coffee at almost any time of the day. Coffee for me is a kick-starter, it makes me who I am and moreover it gives me my ‘Me time’. In case you’re wondering why coffee has such a precious place in my life, it’s because the flavor of coffee gives me the warmth that nobody ever can, it increases my heart-rate and relaxes me at the same time. I often wonder how a beverage can be the reason why so many things in life are amazing.
From being a supreme drink originated in the 18th century to a mass-produced item in this world, coffee has always been my savior in bad times and good. It has perhaps turned into a fashion accessory, a fad in the recent times that just increases the reputation 10x. With the ever hyped coffee outlets like StarBucks, Costa Coffee etc the demand and boaster about being a coffee addict is on a high too.

True coffee addicts, you and me, are usually the ones who are bold, who won’t back-off a fight, the intellectuals, the thinkers, the dreamers, the movers and the shakers. Say Yay! It doesn’t matter where I have my coffee brewed, all that matters is whether it is brewed my way and just how I prefer my coffee to be. And if I want it my way, I might as well make it myself than spending hours in a queue at an over-hyped café in town.

Talking about brewing my own coffee, there’s a coffee maker brand I’d like to mention, Vero Coffee, so Vero has a couple of coffee capsules that brew excellent coffee, out of the 6 coffee capsules  by Vero, I have used two and believe me, there’s been a phase where I actually had different type of coffee each day for almost a week. From cappuccino to Americano, espresso and a latte, this coffee maker is a bliss to have, especially if you love coffee as much as I do or more (not sure if you could love it more than I do). They have a variety of coffee flavors that just add to the beauty of Vero, Seven seeds, Arabica, Anamalais and Coorg, these names are just enough to describe the quality of coffee that you can get. I then realized that my love for coffee doesn’t have to be limited to a café or just plain coffee that I could brew at home.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

World Class 2016 Grand Finale

On 1st June, 2016 the bartenders got a chance to show their unique bartending talent in the Diageo Reserve World Class. The winner will not only get a chance to showcase his talent in India but also he will get a chance to represent India in Miami on September 2016. This is a unique platform to nurture the young and potential bartenders with the right knowledge. The 20 mixologists were brought together from the leading hotels of India at the Shangri-La hotel, Bengaluru. The judges for this event were Nicholas Ord (USL Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador), Jamie Walker( (USL Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador),  Serhan Kusakisizoglu ( Director of Corporate Projects, Shangri-La), Feroze Merchant (Head Of Luxury, USL Diageo), Nicole Faria (Ex-Miss India Earth) and Chef Manu Chandra( Chef Partner Toast & Tonic, Bengaluru ).

The Host- Dan

There were total 3 rounds in the competition- The Pantry Round, The Speed Round and The Mystery Box Round. The contestants were judged on the basis of these rounds. Each bartender went through rigorous training procedure and everyone was very excited to get a chance to represent India in Miami. The competition was all about mixing the right ingredients and speed. 

Top 6 Contestants

The top 6 contestants were selected after the Pantry round after which each one had to go through the speed round. The speed round was about making a perfect drink the fastest. 

The Top  6 Contestants in Speed Round

The top 3 bartenders who successfully impressed the judges were announced then and they were: Vikram, Dilbar and Jitender Singh.

Vikram, Jitender and Dilbar with Dan

 Jitender edged his competitors and mesmerized the judges with his speed, execution and balanced cocktails in the Final round.y. Runner up Vikram Ku and Dilbar Singh from Delhi too impressed the judges and the attendees with their creativity and thus earned the second and third position respectively. 

The winner Jitender Singh said "It's real honor to be the Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2016 .  The platform has given him the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and I can confidently say that I have grown enormously as a professional through the journey, It feels extremely rewarding to compete with the best bartenders in the world and represent India at the global finals in Miami. I can't wait to bring the global title back to India "

Let's all congratulate Jitender and wish him good luck readers! 

You can check videos and tweets for the event at: #WorldClassIn 

Friday, 3 June 2016

Garden City #LoveScotch with Anushka and Nakul

Bengaluru is known for its pubs and climate. It's always said that beautiful weather with good music and drink always makes your day. The celebration of #LoveScotch continued on 26th May 2016 in the garden city. The sensational diva Anushka Manchanda and the well known mind reader Nakul Shenoy hosted the event for us. The event began at The Pemit with some candid conversations around scotch and whisky.

We bloggers got the chance to meet Anushka and Nakul and got to know about their favorite drinks. Both of them got behind the bar and prepared a special and exotic cocktail with the help of Andrew Qadri. Anushka went with the West Coast Julep made with the iconic Johnnie Walker Black Label while Nakul created Sunset Cinnamon infused with Black Dog Black Reserve. We got to see their excitement while creating their special cocktails. Anushka shared about her father's love for scotch ans she always gets him a bottle of scotch whenever she glob trots. Vat69 is favorite drink for Nakul and he gets a totally different feeling whenever he drinks it.

Nakul and Anushka

The bloggers then got a chance to take selfies with Anushka and Nakul. We all had a great time interacting with them and knowing about their likes and experiences. 


After The Permit, it was followed by cocktail making sessions in the Arbor Brewery and the bloggers who drink got their hands on the amazing drinks made by them. They even said that the pub crawl gave them a chance to know more about the whisky and also show others the love for it.Around the world, the consumers enjoy the Scotch in many different ways. Indians love it with more spices and exotic ingredients.

The evening became more interesting when both Anushka and Nakul showed their skills to the audiences. The #LoveScotch event was one of the unique experience for us to witness the love for music and scotch in the people of Bengaluru. All the people got the chance to showcase their love for scotch and whisky. 
There will be many more exciting events in the future. Keep reading and keep crawling.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Love Scotch

21st May is celebrated as the World Whisky Day and so we had a #LoveScotch event on this day. Every fun element was added in this event to make it really happening and enjoyable. I don't drink but my fellow blogger friends had a great time in enjoying the different varieties of drinks. The event was all about celebrating the drinks with not only the bloggers but also with the celebrities to make it even more thrilling and exciting. There are many people who just drink to relax but in the #LoveScotch event they got to know a bit more actually a lot more about the drinks.

The event started with meet and greet with the celebrities. There were some newly launches scotch cocktails which my fellow bloggers got their hands on. The bloggers got full access to the celebrities that came for this event. The celebrity list included the Raaz actor - Dino Morea, the Highway guy Randeep Hooda, the evergreen actor Mandira Bedi and Canadian model- Coco Rocha. Coco Rocha came to India for the very first time to attend this exciting event. She has been associated with the #LoveScotch event and has traveled to countries to make it happening.

 Dino Morea- The actor with cute dimples

Randeep Hooda-Reel Life Sarabjeet

Mandira Bedi- The fitness enthusiast

Coco Rocha- The Beauty

After the meet and greet session, the celebs were taken to the stage and yet another interactive session took place and also they launched the special scotch collection. They discussed about their favorite scotch and about their first try with the alcohol. Randeep Hooda is a Black Dog lover and Mandira Bedi love drinking with her father. She even said that drinking together with dad makes the bond even stronger. Dino Morea shared some funny stories about the alcohol. During his childhood he and his siblings used to wait for the party to get over so that they can get the taste of the whiskey and sleep peacefully.  Coco Rocha is also a big fan of scotch. Coco said a bottle of scotch as a gift can make anyone happy and everyone agreed with her.

The celebs on Stage

Dino and Randeep then got to the bar and they made some special cocktails for themselves and the ladies. Everyone liked their special drink and they even learned the art of mixing the drinks.

Dino Morea and Randeep at the Bar

The actors really had a fun time at the bar. After this it was the time for Pub Crawling. Bloggers and celebs were taken to the Skyye Bar in the UB city and even there they made some more cocktails. After Skyye, it was time for the Sanchos and there Coco tried her hands in making the cocktails.

                                                                Coco Rocha at Sanchos

The event concluded at the Sanchos and everyone had a great time. I would like to conclude with the note that it was a great event and each and everyone enjoyed from the beginning to the end. The bloggers got access to meet the great celebrities and also got the chance to drink some of the best whiskeys and scotchs. As I said earlier I don't drink but got my hands on super yummy foods. My taste buds got tantalized with amazing foods of Shangri-La. 

Many more events coming up. Keep reading and keep rocking ;)

Friday, 5 February 2016

#Teenovators2015 - Great Minds

I would like to thank Blogadda and InkTalks for giving me the opportunity to attend the Teenovators 2015 event at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal on 30th Jan 2016.  The Teenovators program was all about innovation and feasibility. From the name Teenovators one can easily make out that it is about teenagers innovating something useful. 


The Teenovators went to 400+ schools and got 100+ ideas. All the ideas believed in making the world a better place to live in. They selected the best 8 ideas in terms of innovation, originality, feasibility etc. These teams have projects from different subjects like life sciences, physics, agriculture etc. The event went on for the whole day. The best 8 schools gave the presentation during the first half of the day and then post lunch there was a grand finale award ceremony.

Ok first let me tell you about the teams and their projects. :)

Iqbalia International School, Hyderabad

Iqbalia International school from Hyderabad came up with a cost effective idea to treat Anaemia. Anaemia is very common among women in India. Use iron utensils for cooking purpose as they release ferrous and ferric ions in food and water and these ions are absorbed by the body to cure anaemia. 

MGM PU College, Udupi

Women safety is very important these days. Women are not safe anywhere and so the students of MGM PU College, Udupi innovated a "Suraksha Kavach" for women which can be worn on the wrist like a watch. This watch will raise an alarm whenever pressed. It has GSM, GPS and camera embedded in it.

Air Force School, Bangalore

The Air Force School, Bangalore have made an effort to innovate CLONEATOR. Their idea was to develop a replacement for humans who have risky jobs. Their CLONEATOR works on the principle of one robot cloning another control robot. The controlled robot can be located in a safe zone while the clone robot in the risky zone. The movement on the control robot transmits the signal to the clone robot which can be operated by a mechanic or a driver.

Velammal Vidyashram, Chennai

The students of Velammal Vidyashram came up with the idea of using the plastic concrete to make shift house construction. This idea would help reduce plastic waste pollution.

Garden High International School, Kolkata

Their idea was to light up the train compartments by using the energy of a running train. This is done by fixing piezoelectric materials in shock absorbers and coupling dampers of a train.

BJS, Pune

Their idea was to control the plant growth using electromagnetic waves. The plant growth can be controlled using electromagnetism.

The project presentation went on for about 4 hours and then there was a short break. Finally the stage was all set for the Grand Finale Award Ceremony. The Guests of Honors for the event were:

Dr. Maulishree Agrahari- CEO,ICT Skill Development Society, Govt of Karnataka
Mr. Anand Gandhi- Film Maker and Screen Writer, Bollywood
Ms. Kiran Datar- Former Advisor of National Knowledge Commission, Govt of India

The judges then share the experiences of  #Teenovators2015 and then it was the time for them to declare the winners. All the projects were really and it was really difficult to choose the best. 
But the Air Force school from Bangalore made it and they won the first prize for their great idea. Even I liked their idea a lot as it was about getting a risky job done without effecting a person's life. The Air Force school Banglore got the cash award of Rs 5,00,000. 
The Garden High International School, Kolkata bagged the second prize with cash award of Rs 3,00,000.
The third prize winner was the BJS, Pune and they received the cash price of Rs 1,00,000.

Winners of Teenovators 2015

The surprise element of the event was the bollywood singer Vasundhara Das. There was a drum jam session with her in which she taught everyone to play the different kinds of drum.

Vasundhara Das

The evening then ended with a gala dinner and everyone had a jovial time. We had a great experience at the Teenovators2015 event and we got to see some really great ideas which can help in the betterment of the society. 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016



Boneless Chicken- 500 gm
All Purpose Flour- 1/2 tbsp
Corn Flour- 2 tbsp                      
Garlic paste-1 tsp
Ginger paste-1 tsp
Green Chillies- 3 (slit)
Garlic- 1tbsp (chopped)
Tomato Sauce- 2 tbsp
Chilli sauce-1 tbsp
Soya Sauce-1 tbsp
Onion- 1 (diced)
Capsicum- 1 (diced)
Salt and black pepper according to taste
Spring Onion- 1 (chopped)


-Marinate the chicken with cornflour, flour, egg, ginger-garlic paste, soya sauce (1/2 tbsp) ,salt  and pepper.
-Keep the marinated chicken for 1 hour.
-Now heat oil in a wok and fry the chicken pieces till they are brown.Keep them on tissue paper to absorb the excess oil.
-Take same oil in another pan add chopped garlic, green chillies, onion and capsicum, saute for 2 mints.
-Now add the fried chicken to it with soya sauce, tomato sauce, chilli sauce. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
-Add little water to it and cover and cook for 3-4 mints.
-Garnish with chopped spring onion.
-Your chilli chicken is now ready.

BOX8- Delicious Food At Your Doorstep

I am a lazy bone who can remain hungry instead of getting up from the bed and cook food. I am a office goer and get extremely tired after coming back to home from the office. Trust me, the traffic of Bangalore makes you extra tired. I need cooked food on my bed and then eat it slowly slowly..

BOX8 came as a rescue for me in this busy Bangalore. Whenever I feel hungry and want to eat some yummy food, I just visit their app and order some yummilicious food from the app. They even treated me one day with these delectable food and I am really thankful to them for it. It was a party day for me. 

The delivery service is super fast. You don't have to wait for a long time when you order food from BOX8. Everything is well packed and nicely cooked. Whenever you want to have exotic food or treat your friends, look nowhere and simply open the BOX8  app and order. The app is very colorful and you can see so many options popping out on the screen.

You have so many options starting from sandwiches, wraps, kebabs, biryani, curries and desserts. It is a treat to both vegetarians and non vegetarians. 

Chicken Overload Meal

If you are a chicken lover like me then this dish is perfect for you to try. Not just yummy, it is healthy too. Chicken and salads makes superb combo. The topping of green chutney added a tangy taste to the chicken.

Bhuna Kebab Meal

The bhuna chicken kebabs is another yummy option to choose. They healthy and rich salads make them taste more good. The quantity is also good and two people can easily eat.

Paneer Makhni Meal

You must be wondering that Paneer Makhni is full of curry then how come this is dry, but the thing is that BOX8 gives curry separately and you can eat it with or without adding the curry to it.

Exotic Mushroom Meal

The quantity of exotic mushroom meal was little less. The taste was also not too good. This is something which I will not prefer to order again.

Murg Dum Biryani

Here comes my favorite dish- Dum Biryani. The quintessential murgh dum biryani was cooked very well. The long grain basmati rice was looking beautiful and was a treat to my eyes and tongue both. This is something which everyone should try once.

Moong Dal ka Halwa

After having masaledaar food, it was time for me to dig into my favorite dessert-  moong dal ka halwa. It was so rich and soft and delicious. Never ever skip this item whenever you are ordering your meal from BOX8. I relished this till the end. The only nay point for this was the limited quantity :( .

My overall experience was good. The best part is they are the best option to get rid of your midnight hunger pangs as you can even order food at 1 AM. They deliver on time and the packaging is also great. You can order food either from their app or visit their store andhave some delectable foods.

My Recommendations:

Chicken Overload Meal
Bhuna Kebab Meal
Paneer Makhani Meal
Moong Daal Ka Halwa


Now what are you waiting for? Hush Hush and visit their app and give a treat to your tummy.