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Manesar -SurJiwan Resort

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This trip was taken in October 2016 ,The kids had a short vacation and we all wanted to have a short weekend trip,so we zeroed in on Surjivan resort , Manesar .This resort is  located just off the Jaipur Highway along the NH-8, in the Naurangpur Tauru Road, opposite to the ITC Grand Bharat Hotel in the district of Mewat (also called Nuh )in Haryana .

We went by car ,and this resort was just at the outskirts of Gurugram .We left on a Saturday morning and reached just after noon .                                           
We hired a family cottage and were quite happy with the hygiene and amenities and the spaciousness. It had all modern amenities and comforts .



The cottages have  mud walls that have traditional motifs drawn with natural organic colors on the walls such that it brings peace and harmony while the thatched roofs and the 'Jarokhas' provide natural cooling although all rooms are fitted with ACs.After checking in ,we were served a welcome drink of hot tea and pakor…

Book Review - Veerappan : Chasing The Brigand

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Price - Rs 256 /- for paperback , Rs500 for hardcover .

Pages -  263

Publication - Rupa Publications

About The Author - This book has been written by K.Vijay Kumar, former I.P.S. Officer and Chief of the S.T.F.(Special Task Force ) that finally slayed the infamous and dreaded bandit in an encounter during operation "Cocoon " in 2004.

What I liked about " Veerappan : Chasing The Brigand "

This is a true life account of the life and death of the dreaded Sandalwood and Ivory smuggler and Bandit - Koose Muniswamy Veerappan.It gives an interesting and detailed account of his life from his birth in 1962 to his nail biting encounter and death in 2004 .

The writing style is lucid and easy to comprehend and makes for an interesting read .

It has quite a few instances of humour which lightens the mood .

It is fast paced and full of thrills and makes you want to turn the pages .

The book is a revelation and sheds a lot of light about the various facets (some true some hype ) of V…

Restaurant Review - Prasadam

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Address: G-57, Vikas Marg, Near Walia Nursing Home, Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi - 110092
Phone number :  011 64641010

This placed is located bang on Vikas Marg so easy to find.It is a simply furnished place but quite comfortable.                          


Let me say at the very outset that this is a great place which will give stiff competition to the big names of South indian food if they can continue to keep up the high quality that they have started off with .Great for quick breakfasts and family lunches .




In fact they start serving breakfast as early as 6.30 am and they claim to use pure Desi ghee in their Parathas which I found to be true .


Founded on January 14, 2016, the restaurant serves pure vegetarian food including South Indian, North Indian ,Italian and chinese with their tag line being "Let's Eat healthy and celebrate the joy of Eating ".



For me the starter of Rasam and Papad is the benchmark for any respectable joint serving south Indian food. The Rasam came in…

Fragrance Review - Boss Nuit Pour Femme from Hugo Boss

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BOSS Nuit Pour Femme, a women's fragrance from the house of Hugo Boss was launched in 2012.
It has been said to be inspired by the timeless appeal and elegance of the little black dress because the LBB is something you can always count on .In the same way the BOSS Nuit Pour Femme is introduced as something you can fall back on to give you the poise and confidence whenever you step out . It is the final touch a sophisticated and elegant woman needs before she embarks on a night out to enjoy herself .


PRICE - Rs 4300 /- for 50 ml .
But you can search for offers on different websites or buy at much lesser on duty free shops .
According to the website - "The fragrance begins with modern, elegant and fresh sparkling notes of aldehydes and peach. The heart radiates feminine white flowers, jasmine and sensual violet. The base consists of crystalline moss and creamy sandalwood."                                                     




One of my favorite actresses Gwyneth Paltrow has b…

Mr.Brown - Bliss in every Bite -Pastry Shop Review

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Location : Mr. Brown ,C-1 Saya Zenith, Opp. Shipa Sun City, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, UP 201014
Contact numbers - +91-9871993465, 0120-4913314



Tagline –" Bliss in every single bite "



Mr. Brown is a family owned , gourmet pastry shop that started their business from the "City of Nawabs - Lucknow" and have now opened their outlet in Indirapuram .
You can also place your orders online   here  .


Cakes available in wide range of flavors including Blueberry cakes, Fresh fruit cake, Cream less cakes, Eggless cakes. White Forest cake, Red Velvet, Wedding cakes, birthday cakes, Light chocolate, brownies, cookies(eggless cookies, Maida free cookies, sugar free cookies)puddings ,custards ,breads, namkeens ,Sparkling fruit beer. Italian snacks pasta, burgers subs, sandwiches etc.


The owner Mr.Rajneesh Mathur ,whom I found to be of a very amicable disposition stated ,“We believe in making our customers’ celebration ,an amazing memory .”
With their stress on taste ,health ,hygiene …