When Some Of Your Dreams Are About To Come True…

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

The thing about me is I’ve grown up in one city, lived on the same street in the same home for almost all of my life. When I graduated from college, I had a sort of life plan. I was interested in film and film theory and wanted it to exist in whatever work I do. I fulfilled my dream of pursuing film criticism and being a published journalist. The next step was always to write a film script. And out of nowhere, somehow my wish of studying screenwriting is being granted. I’m going to a film academy for an intensive 8 week program in LA! It hasn’t sunk in yet because I’ve been so busy since the beginning of the month. But I sure as hell am very excited and a little nervous. I don’t want to pin any expectations on this trip and let it take its own course. Good plan?

Putting it out there: Chapter 1

I have always found my rescue in words. I don’t know when I started stringing sentences together to mean something. Now, for as long as I can remember, I have harboured the wish to write a novel. Since I quit my full-time job, I’ve been working on the structure and words of a book. Here’s a little something I wrote. It would mean the world to me if you would give me your feedback and comments. Here goes:

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Burger King Comes To Mumbai!

Burger King's Veg Whopper

Burger King’s Veg Whopper

Yesterday, I was invited for a preview tasting of Burger King’s menu as it gears up to open its first outlet in Mumbai at Oberoi Mall, Goregaon tomorrow. I was really excited to try the vegetarian menu and boy, did I! Unlike competitive burger brands, Burger King has an extensive vegetarian menu with 7 options. Of course, I had to try them all to tell you which one was my favourite. The interesting thing about these burgers was that each one had a different patty, concentrating on different proteins and flavours.

Menu Board 1

Menu Board 1

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My favourite was the Veg Chilli Cheese Melt burger. The other thing I noticed about the burgers was the size. They were extremely filling and the whopper, especially is massive! As Burger King’s Chief Marketing Officer put it, “the brand caters to hunger fill.” Couldn’t have put it better.

Burger King's Veg Chilli Cheese Melt

Burger King’s Veg Chilli Cheese Melt

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Menu Board 3

Their fiery onion rings are different too. They’re not made of the usual fully formed onion rings but rather a paste that tastes even better with their sauce.

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We actually started with the milkshakes and they were sweet in just the right consistency. And for us Indians, they even have a mango milkshake. :) I was most fascinated with the 180 degree sundae. You can actually hold the cup upside down and it won’t melt. Add to that, I was taken back to my childhood with the Cadbury Gems flavour. Interestingly, Gems are not available crushed in the market and Burger King does that especially for the sundae. Don’t you love that?

Burger King Kids Veg Burger Meal

Burger King Kids Veg Burger Meal

If you haven’t figured already, I had a great time at the Burger King preview tasting. The first outlet opens in Mumbai tomorrow. Go get yourself one!

Give Yourself A Pedicure At Home

Vedic Line Pedicure Spa

Vedic Line Pedicure Spa

If you’re someone who loves trying out new beauty products and prefer them chemical free, you should check out Vedic Line, an Ayurvedic beauty brand offering a range of products. I decided to try the Pedicure Spa range. The materials come in a visually pleasing hamper with a set of instructions at the back.

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Restaurant Review: Uzo

Several words come to our mind when we think of describing Uzo. Think chic, swanky, cool and the ‘it’ place to be on a Saturday night. Situated on a main road, off Worli sea face, Uzo is a new restaurant set up in place of Vinoteca by Sula.

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Uzo

Divided into an outdoor and an indoor arrangement, the place is well-worth a visit in this nippy season. The restaurant has a common menu for lunch and dinner which is crisp and easy to navigate through. Continue reading