DDF brought together key stakeholders from consulting, urban planning, urban design, IoT/ICT, academia and startups engaged in civic initiatives. Also the first public platform where the idea of LocalFeedback.Org was discussed.
A pictorial recipe for Rose flavored Semia and Pumpkin Pie! Eid ul Fitr is almost here! And it is time for some delicious feasting. I started baking recently, but have been pretty experimental with my cooking methods. So thought of giving “sewai” or semia a twist through a fusion with pumpkin pie!
Always wanted to see Trevi fountain and dine in Trastevere – let’s blame all the “euro trip”-esque movie binging 🙂 A day out covering few places to visit in Rome.
My unending search for dark chocolates took to me Chocotarian and Fabelle. Two cacao havens (in India) that i absolutely loved!
Onesta and AMPM Cafe, both opened newly in Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. Both serve Italian and Continental, but are vastly dissimilar.
Let’s talk about community involvement in the building process. This feature post is based on a presentation by Architects PK Das & Peu Banerjee, who have designed and executed several projects in Rural parts of India and other countries.
Finding the right “coworking” space is tough – but The Uncube CoWorking at After Stories is a popular VFM offering.
Susmita says – “Rajendra Place has a variety of office spaces, mainly comprising banks and financial services firms. The cleanliness could be improved massively, as there is litter in several corners.”
Overall Rating – 2/3
Overall Score – 88.1%
Duration of Use – Visitor
“Less than 5 feet tall, and looking for clothes under $5? Well, that’s me! Though in India it is mostly everyday clothing priced below INR 500, or formal wears below 5000 i look for. I like to dress well, but spending too much on fashion that keeps changing isn’t really my thing.”
All this while i finished the “in-between” tasks at a faster rate because i had to “get back to editing images”. Procrastinating helped me achieve a sort of “parallel productivity”!
You may be surprised to know, between Year-0 and Year-35 (well almost!), people from over 10 Indian states have stayed in our home at different points of time. Officially as tenants, but more like extended family. Knit together by a sense of bonding for which the full credit goes to my parents.
We’re looking beyond the better known sea-facing lounges of Taj Hotel and all the hangouts in Juhu. These are quiet (or not so quiet) spots with a great view!
Another cool thing about these restaurants – not too heavy on the pocket.
An Uber i rode in Gurgaon, while returning from office in August 2017, was driven by a ‘veteran’ driver who had worked for famous film directors like Satyajit Ray and Richard Attenborough. The 55 minutes ride became a lively conversation on professional ethics and humility!
Because Winter is not fully gone. And you will see brilliant Sunshine, and Fountains and beautiful Flowers in full bloom! And memorable picnics, gymming, running and outings with your loved ones! Even thought-provoking Street Plays if you happen to get in on a Sunday afternoon. I share some useful parking hacks too!
Susmita says – “This is the heart of the ‘city with a heart’! You get an overpowering feeling of joy after stepping out into the plaza in front of the beautiful Rathaus. Got something for everybody!”
Overall Rating – 3/3
Overall Score – 93.3%
Duration of Stay – Multiple short visits
Susmita says: “This is a quaint office area in Mumbai, where BSE and Dalal Street coexist with narrow lanes and time-tested structures which house all types of offices from CAs, Law firms, TATAs (Bombay House) to global banks, brokerage houses, publishers and branded retail. On weekdays after 7, when the offices shut, you are mostly on your own, in the company of some very charming restaurants and bakeries to look out for!”
Overall Rating – 3/3
Overall Score – 88.10%
Duration of Use – 6 months to 3 years