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Some old Bollywood songs , an old friend , couple of joints and time #goodtimes #weekend #weekendvibes #mumbaiscenes #mumbaistories #colaba #churchgate #hindisongs #bollywood #taxiride
Kitab Khana invites you to join us for an interactive session with the authors of Totally Mumbai on Sunday, February 25, 2017 at 11 AM. Pereena Lamba and Miel Saghal will help you take a close-up look at the many marvels of Mumbai and learn how the swampy island jigsaw became one metropolis. #bookreading #booksigning #bookdiscussion #bookevent #childrensbooks #onmumbai #totallymumbai #mumbaisecrets #mumbaistories #islandtometropolis #kitabkhana #kitabkhanamumbai #mumbaibookstore #bookstore #bookshop #mumbaibookstore #favouritebookstore #readersparadise #comeexplore #discoverreading #livetoread #lovetoread #bookworm #bookstruck #bookgram #booklove
#Heritage #architecture they just lift up my spirits!!
It’s Sunday and I was at Khar so I felt genetically programmed as a Bengali to go the local fish market. To know what followed, check this phone video that I shot while there. Sharing it in 3 parts, this is the third in what I plan to cook with what I bought #FinelyChoppedTV #fishmarket #MumbaiStories #FreshWaterFish #Seafood #localmarkets #wetmarkets #IndianMarkets #MumbaiFishMarket #Koli #MumbaiFinelyChopped #instavideo #foodwriter #foodblogger #foodstagrammers #magneticmaharashtra
It’s Sunday and I was at Khar so I felt genetically programmed as a Bengali to go the local fish market. To know what followed, check this phone video that I shot while there. Sharing it in 3 parts, this is the second, where I you what I bought. #FinelyChoppedTV #fishmarket #MumbaiStories #FreshWaterFish #Seafood #localmarkets #wetmarkets #IndianMarkets #MumbaiFishMarket #Koli #MumbaiFinelyChopped #instavideo #foodwriter #foodblogger #foodstagrammers #magneticmaharashtra
#SundayLunch - #homemade chili-soy glazed #porkchops with caramelised brown rice and creamy mashed potatoes. #NuffSaid #YummyInMyTummy
It’s Sunday and I was at Khar so I felt genetically programmed as a Bengali to go the local fish market. To know what followed, check this phone video that I shot while there. Sharing it in 3 parts, this is the first #FinelyChoppedTV #fishmarket #MumbaiStories #FreshWaterFish #Seafood #localmarkets #wetmarkets #IndianMarkets #MumbaiFishMarket #Koli #MumbaiFinelyChopped #instavideo #foodwriter #foodblogger #foodstagrammers #magneticmaharashtra
This truly was the best thing ever! :) #Repost @thefinelychopped (@get_repost ) ・・・ I woke up today and for some reason thought I’ll amble down to Candies instead of calling in for breakfast from there like I usually do these days. I am so glad I did so because waiting for me to have with my #firstcappuccinooftheday was the sweetest treat ever. Sylvia, at the counter, told me that someone had left a note for me. Turned out that it was from a reader who was inspired to visit Mumbai after reading my posts and my book, and who headed straight to Candies after reaching here and left this note for me. Thank you Ayesha, can’t tell you how much this gesture meant to me and it made for a most wonderful #finelychoppedbreakfasts story indeed. Do come back to Mumbai and to Candies and hope to see you this time. #mumbaifinelychopped #Mumbaistories #magneticmaharashtra #finelychoppedblog #thetravellingbelly #gratitude #sohappy #foodwriter #foodblogger #foodstagrammers #breakfast #cappuccino
Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. . . . . . . #mumbaistories #photograhy #earlymornings #simplicity #justyourregularmorning #wanderlusters #queenofthecity #mumbaikar
I woke up today and for some reason thought I’ll amble down to Candies instead of calling in for breakfast from there like I usually do these days. I am so glad I did so because waiting for me to have with my #firstcappuccinooftheday was the sweetest treat ever. Sylvia, at the counter, told me that someone had left a note for me. Turned out that it was from a reader who was inspired to visit Mumbai after reading my posts and my book, and who headed straight to Candies after reaching here and left this note for me. Thank you Ayesha, can’t tell you how much this gesture meant to me and it made for a most wonderful #finelychoppedbreakfasts story indeed. Do come back to Mumbai and to Candies and hope to see you this time. #mumbaifinelychopped #Mumbaistories #magneticmaharashtra #finelychoppedblog #thetravellingbelly #gratitude #sohappy #foodwriter #foodblogger #foodstagrammers #breakfast #cappuccino
It’s evening and the perfect thing to do if you are in Mumbai would be to head to an Irani cafe or bakery, and to have a bun maska or a brun maska there. The bun is sweet, the brun has a hard crust. Maska is butter, applied always and I repeat this, always, very very liberally. The butter is salted, Amul preferably and the done thing is to dunk the bread and butter into the chai, sweet and milky of course unlike the black tea drunk in Iran, and to have it. This picture is from Yazdani Bakery in Fort, which was set up in 1950 and where the butter is never skimped on and where the bread is always fresh and the stories most endearing. #yazdani #iranicafe #iranibakery #fortenchanted #thinkheritage #incredibleindia #mumbaifinelychopped #mumbaistories #maska #bunmaska #foodwriter #foodblogger #foodstagrammers #butter #bread #TheTravellingBelly #Amul
Summer seems to be arriving early in Mumbai this year, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than with a popsicle from @frugurpop , made with natural fruit - sweet, tart, cool and refreshing! They have so many different fruity flavours - this strawberry/raspberry is highly recommended. Delivered in less than twenty minutes by @swiggyindia #SaturdaySatisfaction
‪Glimpses from the Fort Irani cafe walk that I had the privilege to conduct today as a part of the #thinkheritage month being celebrated across the country. ‬ ‪A morning which was about food, stories & meeting some wonderful people. Big thanks to the organisers, Sahapedia and Yes Global Institute, for supporting this‬. #thinkheritage #foodwalks #finelychoppedfoodwalks #theyravellingbelly #mumbaifinelychopped #mumbaistories #iranicafe #parsifood #foodwriter #foodblogger #foodstagrammers #incredibleindia
नजरिया बदल के देख, हर तरफ नजराने मिलेंगे, ऐ ज़िन्दगी यहाँ तेरी तकलीफों के भी दीवाने मिलेंगे। #lifeisbeautiful #perspective #perspectiveoflife #loversoflife #changeperspective #everythingisawesome #instatraveller #instapic #wanderingwoman #wonderingsoul #wanderer #wonderer #mumbai #mumbaidiaries #throwback #throwbackmumbai #mumbaistories #storiesaroundtheworld #lifeofawanderer #lifeofartist #lifeofastoryteller #storiesofindia #storiesofmumbai #mumbaiislove
The box is now empty. #WeekendFeels #GoBigOrGoHome
A picture that I like to call, ‘how to spell happiness in Bengali.’ My cousin dropped in at dawn today, when I was fast asleep, on a work trip to Mumbai. As always, I tried to feed him breakfast but he said ‘po-re’ (later) and had the tea and heart shaped (don’t judge us, @sbowindia had sent it on Valentine’s) khaari biscuits that I offered. He did have lunch though. Jeera chicken and rice from Khane Khas. I prefer to have white curries with roti and not rice but he was firm and well, he’s a grown up now. He wanted ‘veg’ for dinner and we happily tucked into an excellent bhaaja moonga dal with fried bits coconut and green peas, a divine jheenge alu posto and Gobindobhog bhaat, the short grained aromatic rice that we Bengalis dote on. The only difference between our meals was that I took the Instagram worthy plate and a touch of Jharna ghee which he didn’t want. To ensure that I don’t try to make him have breakfast before he heads off to work, he told me that he’s bought a pack of Oreo’s for that! I am the eldest in my generation of my mom’s side of the family and do tend to forget that my cousins have grown up. PS Called in dinner from Oh! Calcutta, Khar through Swiggy. It’s fairly expensive but worth the money. This is superb stuff. Both in terms of taste and of the quality of ingredients used. My cousin, who is stationed in the interiors of Maharashtra with no access to Bengali food, tripped on it as did I. #platesoffinelychopped #bengalifood #indianfood #aluposto #moongdal #jharnaghee #gobindobhog #ohcalcutta #bunkinbanu #mumbaistories #yum #vegetarianfood #bengaliinmumbai #foodwriter #foodblogger #foodstagrammers #food #yum
Friday evening feels - the hot chocolate @lafolielab is thick, rich and decadent - the perfect start to some weekend indulgence!
Glimpse of a Palghar ride. The day on which we pushed our body over it's limit. Rode our bicycle for almost 86 kms. Took us 8 hours to ride with 3 breaks of approximately 15 mins. It was raining before our ride and therefore the climate was little cold which helped us a lot during ups and downs of our ride. The road till Manor is straight which made our ride little boring. But the view on the both side of highway was very beautiful and breathtaking. We also saw lakes and river while riding which made our breaks little longer. We had our lunch in Dhaba and took a power nap for 10 mins. While coming back from a ride just before 8 kms my rear tyre got punctured which was a big pain. Somehow we managed to repair that and reached our home safely. 💚🚴🚵 Photos📸➡️ captured by @digitaleyeby_shri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #cycling #cyclist #cycle #mountainbike #mtb #outsideisfree #beautiful #adventure #explore #mumbaistories #iphonephotography #instagood #photooftheday #photography #nature #photographers #travel #instatraveling #lifestyle #travelblogger #beach #digitaleyeby_shri #love #friends #fitness #excercise #view #traveler #wanderlust #indianblogger 🚴🚴🚴
Social Platform ( Banganga ) Way before digital age , these places served as the platform for social interaction. Now obliterated by filth and dirt its loosing its charm and importance. We must respect the great legacy we have inherited and celebrate it. This is my small attempt :) . . . . . . . #banganga #lostspaces #mumbaistories #mumbai #traveldiaries #natgeotravel #
The heavens become a celestial canvas brushed in crimson lights. -Anonymous #sunsets #crimsonskies #storiesuntold #musings #lifeinmumbai #mumbaistories #seaface
There’s only one way to do a chicken #sizzler @yokosizzlers - lots of #FrenchFries , lots of #cheese , and the forever favourite, garlic pepper sauce!
Old as a Classic, Timeless like a Legacy.....❤️ . . . #mumbai #mumbaidiaries #architecture #mumbaistories #india . . . #love & #life through #lenses & #quotes
Sometimes the BEST moments are the ones you didn’t plan at all!🍻😉😄 . . #barstockexchange or #1bhk #funtimes #thankyoudost #mumbaistories
A never before seen pairing of bun chhole with cappuccino and almond croissant? Been a busy morning with giving an interview for an article on phone, client quote calls, calls to fix appointments for the meetings of the day and scheduling my Wednesday radio recording with Annie Marawaha for Radio One. Finally took out the chhole which our cook, Banu, had made for dinner yesterday, the pav, K sent up on her way to work and then the cappucino arrived from Blue Tokai who had promised to send one after the one I’d ordered a couple of days before had spilt on the way due to packaging issues. They sweetly sent a croissant too. Made for a good breakfast. Was too much so some of the chhole and croissant has been kept in for later. The world looked different after my #firstcappuccinooftheday and a full tummy. Then I wondered whether the calls I had taken before this should have gone with a disclaimer. Seems like my Valentine’s lunch date is with an astounding chef and fellow Bengali, Vikramjit Roy . Hadn’t realised the date when we’d fixed it. Well, food is love as they say. #breakfast #finelychoppedbreakfasts #foodwriter #foodblogger #foodstagrammers #bandra #mumbaistories #bluetokai #noorbanucooks
I think many a times, man tries to imitate his creator. From flying in the air, to building a brain, you will find many things which are there in two versions, god-gifted and man-made. Even if there is difference in both the things, and the first will always be better than the latter, I think that is one way we find ourselves. Even if it does not always have a positive outcome, it is something that makes us feel closer to our creator. #mymumbai #mumbaigram #mumbai_ig #mumbaiframes #mumbaiuntold #insta_maharashtra #ourmaharashtra #streetsofmaharashtra #mumbai_igers #maharashtradesha #maharashtra_igers #indiapictures #storiesofindia #moodygrams #maharashtra_ig #moodyindia #hindustan_pictures #mumbai #aamchimumbai #shapeofmumbai #mumbaistories #lovemumbai #kalaghodafestival #phonephotography #nofilter #instagood #instalove
#PancakeDay definitely calls for this throwback picture - the deliciously fluffy and decedent gluten-free chocolate chip pancakes on the Sunday brunch menu @bastianmumbai ... can’t wait for the weekend! 🥞
Why stop at one dessert when you can have two (or three!)?? Even though we were completely stuffed from our incredible brunch @opedromumbai , we found it impossible to look away from the dessert section. Clockwise from the top: Traditional Goan bebinca (with the most amazing cashew brittle on the side - they’ll give you extra if you ask nicely!), Portuguese almond cake with pickled strawberries (the star of the show) and finally a crepe cake with coconut cream running through the layers. Worth every single calorie. #GoBigOrGoHome
Bengali Chholar dal, inadvertently made sweet the Ghoti way by our cook and Bandra girl, Banu. She used her own recipes and not mine for the palak (spinach) and kebabs plus hot rotis too. Also starring some Assamese radish pickle from O’Tenga on the side and a speck of Jharna Ghee from Kolkata in the dal. The year of celebrating regional Indian food as they say. #lunch #indianfood #homecooked #bengalifood #chholardal #roti #kebab #noorbanucooks #foodwriter #foodblogger #foodstagrammers #mumbaistories #platesoffinelychopped #JharnaGhee
And the sound of the waves Lulled the storms raging inside. With every ebb of the tide A demon died. #musings #waves #poetry #words #seaface #calming #mumbaistories
One of our favourite dishes @opedromumbai ‘s aptly named “Fat February” brunch - warm poee (a fluffy Goan bread) topped with fresh avocado mash, homemade buffalo milk cheese and a tangy, refreshing tomato and raw mango salsa - not your basic #avocadotoast ! (More photos from this truly stellar meal to follow)
Since it was Sunday and Banu had come in time to cook lunch, unlike her usual time of post tea on Sunday, I requested her to make a fresh chicken pulao, with alu, and salad. Since it was Sunday, I thought the plate deserved a majestic canvas. Photograph done, I took the food to the table to eat. This time I did have the odd bite of chilli too. How was your Sunday lunch? Mine was pretty good. Note to self: Get stool to sit on for flat lays #sundaylunch #pulao #noorbanucooks #platesoffinelychopped #indianfood #foodwriter #foodblogger #foodstagrammers #foodie #mumbaistories #food #homecooked
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