Mar 032014
Eating Out: What is the last thing on a foodies mind ?

What I don’t want to see when Eating Out What is the absolutely last thing you want to see in a restaurant? Lousy Food? Terrible Service? Loud guests on next table?  Or something else? Ponder while you read this post. I have seen a lot in restaurants both in India and during my travels to foreign lands.  One of the strangest experiences was in restroom of this Italian restaurant in Silicon Valley. As you got ready to…err do you business, you will hear word of the day sprouting from the speakers. So you got your little lesson in Italian [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 252013
Places to Visit around Hyderabad- Weekend Getaways, Family Picnic , Kids fun, Shopping, Wildlife & Nature

  Places to visit in and around Hyderabad- Day trips, family picnic, wild life, nature, Weekend Getaways, Shopping, hanging out: Travel Guide When we moved to Hyderabad a few years ago we were told there are no places to see in and around Hyderabad except for  Charminar and Golconda Fort and you can not drive anywhere as everything is more than 500 KM away. Well how wrong those people were as slowly we discovered the charms of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and started discovering its hidden gems from Nizam  and earlier eras one by one. So [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 052013
Watching Flamingos In Gandipet Lake Hyderabad, India

Watching Flamingos At Gandipet Lake in Hyderabad, India   Recently we went to look for Flamingos in Gandipet or Osman Sagar one of the bigger lakes among the lakes encircling Hyderabad, some of these lakes are natural and others were specially made or enlarged during the reign of the Nizams to ensure water security. Over period lakes like Gandipet, Manjeera, Pocharam, Ameenpur, Shamirpet, Peerancheru etc have become a natural sanctuary of local as well as migrant birds. These visits were part of a GHAC Nature club and we visited Gandipet Lake twice in last one month. My main purpose was to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]