Sunday, August 17, 2014

Places to Eat: 'Viva O Viva', Goa Niwas

After spending quite some time at Rajpath on 15th Aug till late eve, the hunger striked. And the first thought was like, lets go to Old Delhi... Kebab time. But seeing the traffic, the bubbles brusted and in search of something different to eat near by, the mind hinted that the 'Goa Niwas' restaurant in capital is long due. So there we reach... 'Viva O Viva'

A simple, quite and nice little place it was... Hand written menu on the wall and really friends staff came in rescue to place the order. We ordered Prawn Peri-Peri with Pav as suggested to start with. And 'mixed seafood palao' with chicken vindaloo to follow.

Prawn Peri-Peri  and Pav

Mixed Seafood Palao

Chicken Vindaloo

Prawn Peri-Peri with thick spicy gravy was little sour to me but the prawn was tender and tasty. I might would have preferred Prawn Rawa Fried to start with. The mixed seafood palao was just superb and was best among all we ordered. Just like a home made yellow fried-rice with prawn and fish. Chicken Vindaloo was good also. Next time there should be some real sea food to be ordered.

The place is being run by Mr. Patrick Barretto, a nice gentle man. He ensured, we being the first timer there did enjoy the food.

Address: Goa Niwas, Bir Tikenderjit Marg, Chanakyapuri (Near Bihar Niwas)
Contact: 9810132664, 8802430165
Closing Time: 10.30 PM

Friday, August 15, 2014

Colors of Freedom

Wish you all a very happy Independence Day... Proud to be Indian :)

The evening was well spent walking around Raisina Hills and Rajpath. And looking at happy faces around. People getting Tiranga painted on their faces, Tricolor in the hand, flags mounted on cars and bikes and the India gate lit up with the colors of our nation. Peace, Happiness and Prosperity is all I am wishing for everyone. Jai Hind.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

Khajjiar meadows in Monsoon...

Route: Delhi-Karnal-Ambala(take diversion)-Kharar-Rupnagar-Hoshiarpur-Pathankot-Nurpur-Khajjiar
Suggested Return Route: Khajjiar-Dalhousie-Banikhet-Pathakot-Batala-Amritsar (Golden Temple)-Jalandhar-Ludhiana-Ambala-Delhi (via Grand Trunk Road)
Where to Stay: 'HPTDC Devdar' has the best facility there if you are not looking for luxury. Neat and clean spacious rooms with nice view of the meadow and lake. Very hospitable staff. Specific food can be arranged if informed in prior advance (Mutton etc.).
Contact Number: 01899-236333

Friday, August 01, 2014

Happiness :)

Another year this seems when my tiny web presence is neglected like anything... And the blame mostly (precisely) goes to the work. Ah, not again... July so far was a tremendous month, work, travel, friends, family, monsoon and most importantly 'Hills'. And on top of that I am trying to post few photographs from around... This is happiness :)