Ankit Gupta, the young and dynamic director of the Burma Burma Restaurant and Tea Room says his being a herbivore has nothing to do with him opening a vegetarian restaurant. That very obvious thought does cross the mind though, doesn’t it? And, yet, he’s right. Because his family has been running a restaurant for the longest time ever in Mumbai, where non-vegetarian fare is served and he himself has no problem in cooking meat/fish/eggs or anything else, especially when he trained for his Hotel Management degree, not so long ago. And so, it was just an entrepreneurial moment that led … Continue reading Brush Up On Burmese Food
Now, before you get any ideas, let me tell you that the path to this award-winning hotel in the Landour Cantonment area in Mussoorie is certainly not rocky at all. Instead, rocky would refer to (pun intended) the hair-raising, nerve chilling experience we had, while on our way to this place. Not for the faint-hearted, but read on! There are always going to be some things that you want to do no matter what. Some things that you plan to do eventually. Some things when you are really close to doing them, you actually want to take an about turn … Continue reading Rocky Path To Rokeby Manor
That, Adil Hussain, the actor can stir up a whole lot of excitement at an event is not a very surprising thing anymore. But a few years ago, we would have gone, ‘who?’ Well, things have changed since then. Agent Vinod was when the film-going public first noticed him and then, after he kicked up a storm in the Abhishek Chaubey directed Ishqiya with his anti-hero act, he became the darling of the Indian media and the public alike. Lootera, Parched, Force 2, Mukti Bhawan and many films in regional languages followed. His international works include the Italian production Gangor, … Continue reading Adil Unplugged
Clear skies, fresh air, the unpolluted simple life beckon us to the hills. Enroute to Mussoorie…I found these picture postcards… Continue reading Driving Tales From The Hills: A Photo Essay
This one’s a killer. Previously you’ve seen cops hot on the trail of murderers, criminals, drug lords and what not. Here in Line of Duty on Netflix, a British BBC police procedural television series created by Jed Mercurio, you have cops gunning for fellow cops. We are introduced to AC 12, Anti-Corruption Unit 12 with key members DC Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure), DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) led by Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), whose sole mission is to bring corrupt policemen to task. And boy, do they do a brilliant job? Very very procedural, with exhibits, pieces of evidence and investigation of … Continue reading Catch A Copper: Line Of Duty
On Tuesday, the Indian Air Force targeted one of the biggest terror camps in neighbouring Pakistan’s Balakot area. Though inadmissible, it was revenge for the terror attack in India’s Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama a few days back where we lost a large number of armymen.
Salute to IAF and the Indian army for this operation. MY THOUGHTS IN A POEM. Continue reading Pulwama: The Victory Din
Slowly falling leaves, a beautiful yellow in the fall Brought me to you The fading best of the summer that was disappearing Hid me in your arms And then it was dark, deep and a heavy, dull winter When I … Continue reading Love In Season
Kick ass rap served slum style. Honest and hard hitting. Continue reading Kick-ass Rap Served Slum Style
Not just about sex, but its also about the sex. Witty, entertaining, smart lines dominate this series starring David Duchovny. Watch on Netflix India. Continue reading Californication-Netflix
If it’s South Indian food, one of the top contenders has to be Sagar Ratna. Both the brand and the owner Jayaram Banan are as distinctive as can be.
Read my take on this. Continue reading Dosa King: Jayaram Banan
Vicky Kaushal is brilliant as usual. A film to watch especially in the wake of more recent attacks. It proves that terrorism understands only the language of bloodshed and killings. Continue reading Uri: All About The ‘Josh’
Andhadhun is a macabre yet brilliant fest. Bazaar has promise but slides into mediocrity. Continue reading Tale Of Two Films: Andhadhun Vs Bazaar
BBC TV series, Luther, Season 5 on Amazon Prime is excellent. Watch it! Continue reading Luther S5: CrimeRomance?
Teeming with wild animals, lush greenery along with the typical tall elephant grass, beautiful sunsets with clear skies, Kaziranga in Assam is a sight for sore eyes… Continue reading Kaziranga Tales
Photo essay: a little hamlet in Assam called Bamundi Continue reading A tiny, sleepy hamlet in Assam
Starling in Sector 104, Noida, has that essential buzz about it. Check out the newest mall in this area . Continue reading Starling Mall Comes To Noida
Slow to pick up. Yet heavy duty stuff that you can watch only if you are a serious crime lover. I’m hooked. Continue reading Hunting The Hunted
United Coffee House in New Delhi’s Connaught Place has legacy written into their delicious food. A must visit. Continue reading Bite Into Legacy At Connaught Place
If you are sexually harassed at work; you don’t really have to take it and speak up years later. Just say no! Continue reading Don’t Touch Me!
Mid-life crisis or mid-life upsurge? Married? Kids? Dont let that be your excuse to not have a career goal or a purpose in life. Continue reading Mommy’s Not Done Yet!
Bingeing on crime shows a bit too much? Fear not. Research says it makes your brain get sharper and smarter. Top 5 CRIME on Netflix Continue reading Crime Pays. Does It?
Goa was just what I needed on my first all women holiday trip. Check out where I hung out: the good, good and good. No bads and uglies here:) Continue reading GOA Twice Over
Find out why I became a new convert to healthy food from the state of Assam in India, despite being an Assamese myself! Continue reading Assamese Fish Curry?
PUBLISHED AUGUST 2018 issue SPICE ROUTE magazine, the in-flight magazine of Spice Jet Airways Continue reading Cherrapunji — the Wales of northeast India
PHOTO ESSAY Continue reading Walk In The Clouds…
(Published in HT Brunch, Sunday magazine of Hindustan Times) Continue reading Come to Hua Hin?
Where is home? A question that never ceases to surprise or pique my curiosity, whenever I think about it. For the vast majority of people who have been brought up and gone to school and married and had children and … Continue reading Where Is Home?
Since the Fatty Bao restaurant opened in Delhi a little more than three years ago, I have wanted to go there for a meal. But as luck would have it, it just quite didn’t happen. In fact, I had been … Continue reading Hey there, FATTY!
Hello everybody! I’m Tashneem, a lifestyle journalist based in Delhi, India. I like to write on a variety of topics but my field of expertise, at least what I’m trained in, is bringing out lifestyle content. That would include things that all of us are interested in, like food, drink, travel, destinations, cinema, books, trends, fitness, people, celebrities, parenting, etc., basically whatever elements our lives are made up of. Hence my blog is called Lifestyle Notes. Being a journalist who was used to seeing her bylines in most newspapers and magazines; it was not my first choice to be a … Continue reading About me & what I do