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10 October 2017

Nimrah Cafe & Bakery

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Anyone who's ever walked around the Charminar at Hyderabad would know how crowded the area is. The mornings are pretty quiet, as most shops around the area selling bangles, pearls and trinkets remain open way late into the night. The crowd usually starts building from late afternoon onwards.

So what does one do when he/she is tired walking around? Nothing to beat Chai and Biskut! There are many cafes and stalls selling wonderful smelling Chai. We had decided that a visit to Nimrah Cafe was warranted, and we weren't disappointed. This place is located right outside Charminar, and is ALWAYS crowded. It looks like people just keep flowing into and out of the cafe. Despite the heavy crowd, the service is impeccable. 


We were standing outside the place, wondering whether to go or give this place a skip looking at the crowd (after all it's just tea!), when the person in charge immediately got a counter cleared for us. Two cups of tea arrived, with a plate of assorted biscuits. I liked the sugar-less variety more than the regular one, which was a tad too sweet for my liking. The biscuits were crisp, fresh and yummy. In particular I loved the Osmania biscuits dipped in tea. 

As I was clicking away (a habit that my dad finds annoying), the owner Mr. Aslam approached me asking if I'm a journalist. He invited me inside to specially click a new batch of Oat biscuits fresh from the oven, and even agreed to pose for me. And no, I was not offered free cookies for writing about them.
When in Hyderabad, you would definitely visit the Charminar area. I'd like to add, that your visit is incomplete, if you don't stop for Chai at Nimrah!


P.S: Thanks to a large drop of rain that fell on my filter as we rushed into the cafe, the pictures of the cookies and Mr. Aslam, are both blurred.

Location: Beside Macca Masjid, Charminar
Phone: 040-24564909, 9848569593, 9848089343
Email: nimrahcafe&bakery@gmail.com

13 March 2017

Summer is Here!

The thought of impending summer is giving me a nightmare. It is so hot and humid already in Mangalore. Thinking of what the coming months have in store is quite scary! How I wish it'd rain a bit, cooling the parched surroundings. As of now, I can only go through old pictures taken during the monsoon, and look longingly at the overcast sky. Sharing a few pictures here that were taken during the late monsoon in September, while driving through, you guessed it right, my favorite place, Goa

The paddy fields glistened in the sunlight, with myriad hues of green. The dark clouds forming the background only added to the beautiful vista offered.

13 February 2017

A Comeback- Long Overdue!

Hello folks! It's been what, a few months now? Close to half a year! The past few months have flown by, and have been beautiful in their own respect. I've met wonderful people, have had some memorable experiences, have learnt certain things for life. And, I have also realised that I miss writing on this space. Of course, I've been writing in my journal regularly. However, amidst the busy turn that life has now taken, this space has been left unattended to. This is something I plan to rectify. One cannot be ignored at the cost of another. Though I might not be able to make time everyday, I plan to write something at least once a week. 

One change that I would be introducing is, from a blog mainly focused on travel, this space would now turn into a lifestyle blog. Meaning there would be a bit of travel, a bit of food and recipes, a few book reviews, local culture, and yes, the new additional entity would be short motivational pieces when I feel like it. Nah, I won't go all sentimental and turn this space that I love so much into yet another blog giving relationship advises. Though I read such advises quite often, I feel I'm not yet experienced enough to start handing out advises of my own. In fact, I could do with a few myself! 

No, this will continue to be the fun informal space it used to be, albeit slightly different. And I would look forward to your suggestions, to help me improve the content. 

And as is my usual practise, I leave you with a picture. This was taken at my beautiful town, Honavar. We went boating on River Sharavati one early morning; the colours of the sky unfolding, the morning chirps of the birds, the cool soothing air kissing the nose, and our boat drifting through the morning mist- all of this made for a heavenly time spent. As I didn't have my camera on me, I couldn't get many pictures, and had to make do with my phone. Sharing one of my favorite shots here.