The First Meal

Like the last supper, I believe the first meal is just as eventful, and most often very joyous. This is a story of how 2019 started. I moved from Bombay about five years ago and three years after the reverse-cultural shock in Pune, I have been calling Bangalore my new home. So a new city…

Alcohol-free Beer

The last few days I spend taking in the sights and sounds of Dubai (locally refers to as the capital of Kerala). Being a theological state that embraced Islam as its official religion, finding alcohol in UAE is rather difficult. However there is root beer available that you can enjoy, sans the addiction or high….

It’s Party Time!

  Today is a special day, my lovely mother turns a year older. She’s already wise in many areas, so its going to get tough to handle her if she adds on to that wisdom. Like for most people, Ma is a role model, not just for me, but the scores of students who studied…

Bar Scenes

When you watch shows like Cheers! or movies like He’s just not that into you, you automatically assume bartenders are part time psychologists (much like hairdressers to women). But Moe Szysla of Moe’s Tavern from the Simpsons is my all time favorite. Come to think of it, all real bars are like Moe’s tavern, slurring…

What’s On The Menu?

I’m not a big eater, even when I’m drinking. But I have friends who cannot do without a bite, else its a task even load them into an Uber. Some like to dance and groove to let their alcohol levels lower down. Others just create a scene and throw up. How do you like to…

Date Night

It’s so much fun to take you young cousins or niece and nephews out once in a while. Imagine keeping secrets from your parents and not getting blackmailed about squealing on a daily basis (like I tortured my Big B though my childhood :-)). So, after I earned a Supergirl figurine, I found out she…

Shaken or Stirred?

I love the Blood Mary, though I must confess, when I read its ingredients, I was less than impressed. My affection for beer is quite famed, I get to taste every kind with my beer buddy who happens to be my brother. Fizzy soft drinks I don’t usually prefer, but whom am I kidding; I…

Chilled And Wild

Not many know of my connection with Heineken beer. Since I fly often between Bangalore and Bombay; I end up reaching the Bangalore International Airport way before I’m due to fly. The airport is a cool 50-odd kilometers from my den, so I prefer being early than sorry. So to kill time, I usually pick…

What Time Is It?

Is it tea o’clock, beer o’clock, or wine o’clock? Whatever you prefer, make sure you keep yourself happy, healthy, satiated and sane.  

Brewed, Not Stirred

With the the highest beer consumption per capita in the world, Czech Republic and more specifically Prague is a beer wonderland. Sadly, I was a teetotaler when I visited the country first; but now I hope to savor the beautiful locally brewed delights some day again!