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Factory by Sutra, Sec-29, Gurgaon, Review

Factory by Sutra, Sec-29, Gurgaon, Review

It’s been a couple of months since I last hung out with Neha and KP, so finally, on this Sunday, we decided to hang out at one of the pubs at Sector 29 Market in Gurgaon. Reaching there first, I checked out a couple of places and finally zeroed in […]

May 29, 2017
Odeon Social, Connaught Place (CP), Review

Odeon Social, Connaught Place (CP), Review

Ever since we last visited Smoke House Deli, we had been planning to go back there again, to try out their Banoffee Pie, which wasn’t available the last time around. This Tuesday, I finally decided to step out of the house after a long illness and headed to CP, to […]

May 25, 2017
Housejoy.in 3M AC filter install service review

Housejoy.in 3M AC filter install service review

I just got a Housejoy.in’s “3M Anti-Pollution Filter Installation” installation done on my split AC and I decided to write a little review about the service (this isn’t the review for the filter.) A little background For past couple of months, I have been battling chronic bronchitis. To deal with […]

May 22, 2017
Srinagar – Leh finally reopens for 2017

Srinagar – Leh finally reopens for 2017

After a lot of confusing news and online rumors, Srinagar – Leh Highway has officially reopened for the light vehicles. In a nutshell, it means you can now travel to the beautiful Ladakh in your own vehicle! However, it isn’t really as simple as that. Zoji La at the moment […]

May 12, 2017
New restriction on vehicles heading to Ladakh!

New restriction on vehicles heading to Ladakh!

It seems just when you think, it cannot get any worse for tourism in Ladakh, something new and disturbing comes up. From the late opening of the road to the reimposition of Inner Line Permit for Indian travelers. This year has started on the wrong foot for Ladakh, and now, […]

May 4, 2017
Delhi forced me to buy an Air Purifier!

Delhi forced me to buy an Air Purifier!

There was a time when I used to sort of laugh at people getting on the bandwagon to buy air purifiers, believing it would make them less resilient to pollution and it isn’t really needed. Until, I too was forced by Delhi’s pollution to buy an air purifier, that too […]

May 3, 2017
Shutting petrol pumps to save the environment?

Shutting petrol pumps to save the environment?

From the 14th of May, petrol pumps in 8 states (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Haryana) will remain closed on each Sunday, in a bid to save the environment by conserving fuel. This is a “novel” idea that petrol pump associations in these states have […]

April 19, 2017
Ladakh ILP reintroduced for Indian National

Ladakh ILP reintroduced for Indian National

In what can only be described as a regressive move, LAHDC (Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council) has once again decided to reintroduce Inner Line Permit (ILP) for Indian Nationals for all inner line areas. In 2014, LAHDC had abolished ILP requirement for the tourist circuit of Ladakh (see link). A […]

April 18, 2017
Why you don’t need a tour company for Ladakh

Why you don’t need a tour company for Ladakh

It seems for as many people heading to Ladakh these days, there are a similar number of travel and tour companies offering packages for Ladakh. Of course, this isn’t just limited Ladakh; it seems the internet and in particular, facebook is full of tour companies selling packages for popular and […]

April 17, 2017
Rohtang Permit to be available online

Rohtang Permit to be available online

In a welcome news for travelers, Manali SDM, Mr Hem Raj Bairwa has said, permit for vehicles heading to Ladakh and Lahaul Valley will now be available online. Until last year, permit for Rohtang Pass was available online, while permit for Ladakh and Lahaul had to be procured from Manali. […]

April 14, 2017