Author - Smriti Saxena

Head out to Walking Street by Soi 7

Why should be here? To catch up over drinks, five different varieties of freshly brewed beer, good cocktails are definitely a highlight.  On the drinks side – they are doing a better job than food. Their ambiance is on a darker side with wooden interiors better suited for later part of the evenings. What is recommended? Food – Walking Street’s food menu is stronger on Asian bar and finger food. You can choose from  spiced chicken in smoked red pepper sauce, fish [...]

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Rakhi ready ? 5 ideas to relive childhood sibling moments!

If breaking rules has strengthened your #siblinglove, then its time to relive those #childhoodmemories . We’ve got some cool ideas of what should you be doing this year : Remember those younger days, those sibling fights, where you used to call each other names. Relive that moment. Begin your day with tying a quirky and fun Rakhi by Owl’s affair. You can customize his Rakhi with any name that you want to give him😉 Where ? theowlsaffair.com Price ? a set of [...]

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Craving highway food? 5 must eats at Dhaba by Claridges

Why should you be here: If you are a fan of Dhaba food and road trip is a plan of future, then you could satisfy your taste buds here. What should you have?  Here’s our top picks: Eat : Dal dhaaba , Balti ka meat – the Dhaba signature , Lassoni Palak , Galouti Kebab and Amritsari Chole; Drink : Aam Panna (non – alcoholic) and Paan Mojito (alcoholic) What else worked ? Their service is as good as their food. What could have been better? Couldn’t find anything to [...]

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6 start-ups travel start-ups to ease travel woes

If you are looking for traveling and gathering experiences as a ‘local’ versus a ‘vacationer’, we have these companies who can sort these out for you, ranked on popularity by categories and demand: Hand-picked Experiential: From boutique hotels to mud huts to tree houses, Wandertrails can be your problem solver. They claim to be an experience first company, and they provide unique curated travel experiences. All you need to do: go online, put in your budget and you are sorted.If you don’t [...]

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5 things that can spoil your Pondicherry trip

Team Travel Samosa visited Pondicherry / Puducherry and based on first hand experience. Here are some tips to ensure you have a great vacation: Off – season is definitely not the time to go. The weather is so scorching hot that you will get roasted and wont be able to do much. Weather plays a critical role in your overall Puducherry stay. Do not take a taxi from an outside vendor when travelling from Chennai to Puducherry. The services of Ola [...]

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6 tips to prepare your body for Ramadan

Some of us think we will suddenly be ready when Ramadan starts, but planning will make the transition a lot easier and healthier. Here are some quick tips: Cut Back On The Caffeine Now is the time to start reducing your consumption of caffeine. Not consuming caffeine during Ramadan can make the first few days of fasting extremely difficult, due to the withdrawal symptoms such as migraine. Start now by switching to a drink with less caffeine, so start switching your morning [...]

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A Goan house older than the Taj Mahal just opened its doors for you

In the still-quiet village of Loutolim in south Goa, the Figueiredo House has pride of place. The house dates back to 1590, a mere 80 years after the Portuguese arrived in Goa. When its first occupants moved in, the world was a very different place: Shakespeare had just begun writing plays, Galileo was yet to argue that the Sun didn’t go around the Earth, and back home, Emperor Akbar was presiding over most of India. Forget the Taj Mahal, [...]

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Indians With US Visas To Receive Visa On Arrival In UAE

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week circulated a letter to all authorities to grant Indians with US visa or green card to get UAE visa on arrival following a Cabinet decision last month. Indian nationals who hold a valid US visa or a green card will get a two-week UAE visa on arrival in the country from May 1, according to a media report. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week circulated a letter to all authorities [...]

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Gurugram’s Sector 29 outlets get final nod to serve liquor

The outlets given relief include 15 in Sector 29, and 11 in Ambience Mall, as well as the two five-star hotels in the area — Westin and Crowne Plaza. Twenty-four days after they were directed to stop serving alcohol in the wake of the Supreme Court order prohibiting sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways, 30 hotels, pubs and restaurants in Gurgaon Monday got a green signal from the Excise Commissioner, Chandigarh. The outlets given relief include 15 in Sector [...]

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Summer Tips: 8 Easy Ways to Beat the Heat

Here are some tips to keep in mind to beat the heat and stay safe : Avoid Direct Sunlight: Avoid or minimise exposure to sunlight from 10 AM to 3 PM. Those are the peak hours of the sun’s strength. Limit your time in the direct sun to no more than half an hour. Avoid Sudden Temperature Changes : Avoid sudden temperature changes like shuttling between a cool environment to an extremely hot one. Shut off the cooling to bring yourself [...]

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