Thursday, October 25, 2007

Journey of confessions.....

Its 10 pm and i am tune into Meow Fm for my favourite Program called "Between the Sheets",this is the program where all the women longed for(I suppose) and do thier soulful confessions to RJ Mr Anil,who is really patient and take all the calls and listen to thier problem,I salute you Sir for ur patience..and I really realised ,we women have so much to say.We just need someone to listen to us who can give some solutions even though we know the Rj is not a god but we all pushed upto the level to get some analytical solutions.The journey of confessions become so interesting , i find my self interacting with all the listeners( and yah I ve done my confessions in one of the Shows too).

I never thought people can get so involved in this interactive program and they let all thier feelings out.The confessions range from friendship to breakups of thier love ,jeolousy,Offic work culture and thier realtionships with thier boss,and to the divorce matters of a marriage.Some cry,Some laugh,Some become sarcastic ,and some become so diverted that they go on and on forgetting what they have to say....It gets deeper and deeper for all the women as the night continues.

I salute all the women who listens to the show and have much more respect for all those who pour out thier feelings,this is the independence and freedom we have and we have rightly used this program as our forum .Way to go.. women......more confessions...more journey.. these will keep us alive....

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Brunch and Beach......

Brunch is the word which I always associate with weekends,’cos I have the pleasure of getting up late and try something innovative and interesting gastronomic platter calling it as a heavy and tasty Brunch since it is possible on my holidays only. But my concept of Brunch found a new meaning when I to Goa for 5-6 days. Everyday was the day of royal luxury Brunch which I always associate in weekends. Maybe this time,I was quite prepared not to overload myself with heavy breakfast, lunch and dinner so that I can have good time in the beaches playing around (In Goa you tend to have all the possible sea food available there gulping down with some good drinks).

So my days normally start finding out the best restaurants and Hotels which is located near the beach side and which can give me the best Goan ethnic cuisine and food. My search got completed with some help from my sister (who did quite a good research in Goan food and restaurant) and the locals who stay there and also all the shopkeepers on the beaches (they are the best bet)

My first encounter was with one of the best restaurants in Calungate beach called “Infataria” which offers you the best breakfast or brunch ranging from bacons, suasages, bread omelette, pancakes,porridges and yummy pastries,etc..and to tell you, Heinz baked beans never tasted so good till now (maybe I was hungry)and the pineapple juices was a refreshing one . Another restaurant called ‘Souza lobo’ is worth mentioning in Calungate beach because of its ambience and good hospitality, and the restaurants facing the sea beach do offer plenty of action to catch while ordering for the food and definitely don’t miss out the baked crab with cheese,Mix fried rice with prawns and yellowish French fries(Mc Donald’s can faced a good threat).

Next was with the best beach I ranked in Goa “Bagga beach” which is really clean and the best crowd and the restaurant we had our brunch was not at all disappointing rather I would say it’s a blessing that we didn’t missed out on “Britto’s.Everything was so fantastic about this restaurant facing the beautiful greenish blue sea, good hospitality and the best music which can make you feel good, and the food was what I called “Heaven”. Try out anything but don’t miss out the “roasted Chicken in White sauce”. Its amazing.
The other beaches like Anjuna,Vagator,Agauda are beautiful whnich are not much crowded but don’t missed out the flea market of Anjuna beach which we missed out this time.
Apart from having the Beach side’s brunches, feel you like having the food n before reaching the beaches and if you happen to crossed panjim on the way,stop your car and asked the driver about the best hotel which can offer you varieties and Goan cuisine, I bet the answer is ‘Vinete’(Just a few n steps away from Panjim residency ) and the ‘Classic Ritz hotel’. But I like Vinete more ‘cos it reminds me of Big Chill in Delhi (the young and peppy crowd and the kind of food),the wall adorning the paintings of ethnic Goan tribe culture ,signatures, and writings of all the people who came to Vinete from all over the World.
The Brunches are always good and royal but having on the beach side does add more taste to the food being tasted and enjoyable and u can just sunbathe with a gud drink in the afternoon.
Indeed Goa is the place just to forget everything you normally faced in your life and leading a life full of lively music, smiling faces of Goan people and their hospitality which always brings me back again and again to rejuvenate myself and my soul.And you bet,Beach and Brunch always makes a good combo in Goa.