Book Review - I Am in Love With a Shudh Desi Firangi

Title - I Am in Love With a Shudh Desi Firangi
Author - Dipnanda Bhaduri Roy
Genre - Fiction(Romance)
Publisher - Raindrops Publishers
ISBN - 978-93-88259-51-4

Not all the love stories are the same. Each one has its own appeal. Love is universal and we have seen innumerable stories and movies being made, day in and day out. Sometimes, you may feel bored when you come across a story which is repetitive. This phenomenon is not applicable when it comes to a Love story. This is what has happened in this beautiful book as well.

Firstly, I was impressed with the cover page which is unique and eye-catchy. It is this which evoked interest in me, instantly. I started reading the book as soon as I received the book and immediately fell in love with the book.

What is so special about this book?

This is a love story.
Though this is a love story, this isn't the usual one which you would have come across.
The approach is unique.
The characterization was marvelous.

Though there were no surprises or unexpected twists an turns,the story makes it compelling. It was written so beautifully that you would hardly feel about having spent some time in finished reading it. The story can be explained in just two lines an hence I am not going into it. The way the story flowed from the beginning till the end is like a breeze. Honestly speaking, it was almost like a poetry. I had not come across such a beautiful love story in my recent days.

There was love.
There was an urge.
There was lust but not for physical intimacy.
There was disappointment.

Finally, there was an happy ending.

Read this book today to find out what the protagonist Kattyayini has to go through in order to find her true love in the form of Rudra - who is actually a Firang named Rodney.
This book is available on Amazon

Book Review - Ink On Paper : Stories to set the aura and Poems to tell the story

Title - Ink On Paper : Stories to set the aura and Poems to tell the story
Author - Vishikha
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - NotionPress
ISBN - 978-1-64678-876-4

An excellent collection of short stories by a 13 year old girl. I was amazed by the sheer brilliance of imagination by Vishikha which has come out in the form of the book.The book is unique as one could get to see the world through the eyes of a small girl who has a real big vision. The ability to see things on a macro lens is what that makes these stories appealing.

Some write poems. Some write stories. When you see that each and every one of the 82 stories is a combination of Stories+Poems, you would be left with awe, for sure. The words used in each and every story were so powerful that you feel like living the moment through those characters.

Vishikha has touched upon various aspects of life and has beautifully brought out the emotions which differs with each story. The book would surely serve as an inspiration for the budding talents. If you have a kid at home and he/she is aspiring to become a writer, you can present them with this book which would surely serve as a motivation and a pathway in become one on their own.

Some of the stories exhibit emotions which are usually conceived by the elders. I was really surprised to see the maturity of thoughts which has come out as a free flow through various stories which certainly needs our attention and support.

This book is available on Amazon in the paperback format.

Book Review - Stories For The Innocents

Title - Stories For The Innocents
Author - N.S.Ravi
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - 9788194382027
ISBN - Locksley Hall Publishing LLP

Nuranis Ravi has always showed a great variation when it comes to publishing his stories. It varies from one book to another. With his recent release, he has yet again proved his mettle by weaving the stories which are so natural and appealing.

This book is a collection of 10 stories and each of them has its own appeal quotient. The book begins with a story that talks about the prank show hosted by a radio channel. It then moves to a man from RSS who was conceived in a different notion by the protagonist only to be proved incorrect in the end. Then there is a story which was inspired by the pet, author had in real. This is certainly a painful story which catches the plight of those who lives in a war torn land.

Then there was a story about the ever caring father. There was also a story about a maid who wanted her belongings to be checked before she left the work. There was a driver who was misunderstood by the passenger. Then there is a border love story which talks about the plight of a couple who came from two different religion but decides to embrace a new religion altogether.

The stories makes you ask the following questions:

1. Why?
2. Where?
3. What?
4. How?

to name a few. I am sure that you would have a great read and can be done as a bed time stories as well to your kids, as most of them carries some great morals. Do not miss to pick your copy, today!

This book is available on Amazon

Rangbaaz Phirse - Season 2 on ZEE5

When you get to see the originals based on some real-life incidents, you would certainly be intrigued. This concept has no bounds or boundaries. For instance, an original became an instant hit when it was released on the platform in Tamil Nadu because it connected with the leader, they revered the most. Similarly, when you take up something intriguing which has been the talk of the town, it would invariably get noticed by the viewers.

The first season of Rangbaaz was a super-hit as it was based in Uttar Pradesh whereas the second season is based out of Rajasthan. When I started watching the original, it gave me the same feeling of watching this movie “Gangs of Wasseypur”. I am a keen follower of news especially the ones that are happening in my City, State and in the Country. Hence when I came to know that the second season would be based on the life of Anand Pal Singh, I wanted to find out as to what exactly had happened in his life before it came to an abruptly ended in the name of encounter.

We have seen in many movies ourselves as to what leads to an encounter or how is it staged. This piqued my interest instantly and I started watching it. Trust me, every episode is a GEM in its own way. Each character portrayed in this original had done complete justification. One must note here that the original names were not used due to various implications, but the makers have tried to make this as much interesting and real.

A thriller would always keep us on the edge of the seat. This is what happens with this season as well. When you get to see a different story altogether, this would certainly encourage a quality viewer because in the first place, it is not repetitive and hence there is no question of boredom. Moreover, the star-cast certainly adds more weight to the story. Since the first season has been a tremendous success, I am sure that Rangbaaz Phirse would be even grander and thrilling than ever before.

Remember, the producers of Season 2 are the same as Season 1. So, they know the pulse of the public and would give their best in order to keep us entertained until the end.

If you haven’t watched any of the seasons yet, watch Rangbaaz Phirse Review Online

The promo looks intriguing. I am sure, the season once it is aired, would keep the viewers like us wait impatiently for the subsequent episodes. 

It’s #ResolutionBinge this January 2020 with ZEE5

ZEE5 has never failed to entertain us ever since its inception. The quality of the program they offered made them the market leaders in its segment. They always believed in the content rather than the quantity which has steered them to the position as to where they are now. Having watched a variety of programs in the past, I can certainly say with confidence that they knew the pulse of the viewers without which they couldn’t have been improving themselves in leaps and bounds.

The diversity in the programs being aired across different time segments has kept us captivated for sure. This is not a statement of exaggeration but facts since the TRP never lies which is made possible due to the overwhelming support from the public. The fact that they showed the variety across segments which includes Talk Shows, Live Show, Movies, Soaps, Music etc., has covered almost all the crucial aspects which we wouldn’t want to miss, otherwise. The movies that were aired last year were thoroughly enjoyed by the viewers. When you get to see movies like Simmba, URI, The Accidental Prime Minister, The Tashkent Files etc., what more would you need? This would in fact keep you captivated at your home even during the weekends, isn’t it?

Having done a tremendous job in the year 2019, ZEE5 is not sitting on their laurels. In fact, they wanted to make it even better for the viewers. When you keep improving yourselves year after year, you would end up getting greater patronage. Am I wrong in making this statement? I don’t think so.
Do look at what they did achieve in 2019. Let me tell you that these are mind-blowing figures.

Some of the note-worthy achievements by ZEE5 that I would like to mention here:

  1. Close to 9 Million daily active users
  2. Availability in more than 190 countries
  3. More than 100,000 hours of content with 84+ Originals launched.
  4. Available in 52 languages
  5. 25+ Blockbuster Digital Premieres
  6. More than 30 Prestigious Awards and 30+ global partners
Having said all the above, you might wonder what is in store for us this year. It is January 2020 #ResolutionBinge which is going to wow us.

Usually, channels make a hue and cry when it comes to featuring some unique programs or hit movies. If you have watched ZEE5 in 2019, you would’ve now been convinced fully that you always got to see the latest content – be it Movies or otherwise. So, this time they are planning a January 2020 launch on ZEE5 and I am confident that this would be even more fruitful.

One of the main points I would like to highlight is diversity. They cater to the National and Regional needs. This is evident from the below mentioned consumption according to the language.
  1. Hindi – 57%
  2. Marathi – 14%
  3. Tamil – 10%
  4. Kannada – 7%
  5. Bengali – 5%
  6. Telugu – 4%
  7. Malayalam – 2%
  8. Bhojpuri – 1%
This is what makes them unique and special. There is never a question of problem with the language since you always get to watch the content of your choice on ZEE5.
The platform has A-Listers like Puneet Rajkumar, Arjun Rampal, Dia Mirza, Rakul Preet Singh to name a few and the list would get even bigger in the coming days.
I guess I have spoken enough about the platform and the content. If you are already a subscriber, you would probably know better than me. If not, do subscribe to ZEE5 today.
To give you a hint as to what’s in store for the viewers from ZEE5 New Releases in January 2020, do check here.

Book Review - The Auspicious : The Sealed Academy

Title - The Auspicious ; The Sealed Academy
Author - Shobana Ravi
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - MBooks & BlueOcean Books
ISBN - 978-81-939349-5-1

Shobana Ravi redefined the news reading when she was in a news reader in DD National. She was a known name in this field and had held her position for close to 2 decades. When I heard that she is coming out with a fiction novel, I could not wait but to grab the opportunity to meet her in person and get the autographed book.

The event saw the presence of various luminaries which included MaFoi K Pandiarajan, Hon'ble Minister of Tamilnadu - for Tamil Language, Culture, Archaeology and Museums, Movie Director Gautam Vasudev Menon, Mr B S Raghavan, IAS(Retd), Former Chancellor of ICFAI University and Dr Sudha Seshayyan, Vice Chancellor of Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University. The luminaries gave some inspiring and thoughtful speech. This is the first ever novel being published by BlueOcean Books(which is a Odyssey store venture) in association with MBooks.

Coming to the book review. 

I thoroughly loved the thrill quotient of the book. I never thought Shobana Ravi would pen such an interesting and gripping story which would keep you captivated till the end. The writing style was fluid and she has taken a great care in giving importance even to the minute details which would make this book stand apart.

While it begins with Mallika, one of the protagonists being abducted by an unidentified gang, she gets help from an unexpected person. On the other hand, there were two powerful forces in the play - The Sealed Academy(a Good One) and The Nest (a Bad one).

What were they fighting for?

While The Nest deploys "P", a dreaded gangster to get their work done, he himself gets eliminated later.

Who did this?

On the other hand, there was this Baba who was believed to be the avatar of Lord himself. Can HE not stop the inevitable?

The movie takes you across various places and characters which were intricately woven to keep you at the edge of your seats. Some of the sequences would make you feel as if you were there. There was a mix of love, thrill, treachery coupled with spine chilling murders.

Yes. The 230 odd page is only the prequel since the author has planned to come out with a sequel which I am eagerly looking forward to.

This book is available on Amazon and on all leading book stores, offline.

Style Up with Visag & Thapi - Unisex Salon and Spa

Today, I visited Visag & Thapi Salon & Spa on Harrington Road. I opined it would just be another usual spa & salon but I was proven incorrect.
What are their specialties?
Salon & Spa services


Facilities available:
1) Hair Styling
2) Hair Dressing
3) Hair Colouring
4) Shaving
5) Trimming
6) Spa services

They have set up the rooms with perfect dim lights coupled with mild music in the background.
Apart from that, thy have a separate room where you can keep your belongings locked in a safe before changing yourself.
Once the massage is done, you would be directed to the wash room which also has the steam bath facility. Once you’re done with the steam bath, you can take the regular bath - hot/cold water facility available with body wash & shampoo along with shower cap.
I felt like I was inside a 5-Star rated hotel wherein I was pampered by some extremely talented hair stylist & masseurs. If you wanted to know where they derive all these talents from, you need to visit them. I’m sure you would feel great.
Here is the snippet of a service I had received from them:

For detailed information about their services, do visit their website by clicking here

Book Review - Spies, Lies & RedTape

Title - Spies, Lies & RedTape
Author - Amit Bagaria
Genre - Fiction/Thriller(Political)
Publisher - NotionPress
ISBN - 978-1646786190

The first fiction novel from Bagaria will send chills up your spine. All characters are given equal and powerful roles, and they have done justice to it. A thriller you wouldn’t want to miss. This is probably the shortest review I have posted for a book. This is done in order to make sure that the plot is not revealed inadvertently.

This book is available on Amazon

Book Review - Mind Master : Winning Lessons from a Champion's Life

Title - Mind Master : Winning Lessons from a Champion's Life
Author - Viswanathan Anand
Genre - Autobiography
Publisher - Hachette India
ISBN - 978-93-5195-150-6

When Viswanathan Anand played for the World Championship title in 2013 in Hyatt Regency, Chennai, I badly wanted to see the match not because it featured the then World Champion Magnus Carlsen but to meet my childhood inspiration and idol Vishy(as he is fondly called by his fans). I did not get the ticket/pass but little did I knew by then that I would get to meet this legend on 4 different occasions including the book signing session of his autobiography.

I picked this book out of sheer interest and the reading proved to be worth my time and money. When you get to know up close about the Five Time World Champion, who being the India's first GM and has inspired to produce as many as 64(as the number of squares on the Chess board) till date talks about the volume though he humbly says that he has played a little part in inspiring the youngsters to take up the game.

The chapters of the book were interestingly named as the title namely:

1. Ditching the Ladder : Of Gut, Heart and A Winning Idea
2. Sticky Notes : Madras, Manila, Madrid and Everything In between
3. The Art Of Remembering : Hooks, Hacks and Serendipity
4. Win Some Lose Some : Emotions and The Power Of Objectivity
5. Gathering The Troops : How to make Preparation count and Tactics work
6. New York New York : The Making of a Champion
7. The Gift and The Grit : Making Talent Work Hard
8. Mining The Mind and Machines : Decision Making, Date and A New Giant on the block
9. Bonn Again : Finding Beauty in Risk
10. The Adversity Advantage : A volcanic ash cloud, a Road Trip and a Title
11. Two Cities One State : Battling Learned Helplessness
12. Staying Alive : Of today's wins and tomorrow's horizons

Each and every chapter is a gem in its own accord. I could sense his pride, achievement, hours of hard work that has gone into it coupled with passion, grit and sacrifice. He has also had a tinge of sarcasm imbibed in few places. The book begins slowly like a flight in the runway, gathers gradual momentum and takes off and after hovering in the sky for a while, makes a landing which is common for any person - as it cannot defy Physics/Newton's Law. 

His revelation of having photographic memory and not contextual memory would make his fans feel better, even in case, he could not recollect their faces(despite meeting them on several occasion). He openly admits that he even forgot his wedding date and how he keeps forgetting little things mostly the mouse pads and the gemstone rings which his mother got it for him. This shows even the Word Champion had some issues to cope up with.

His neutral stance during the split of the Chess organizing body and how he did not support Gary Kasparov who stood for the FIDE Presidential elections were a classic. His mention about Manuel Aaron, Singer SP Balasubramaniam shows how their contribution had left a mark on him. 

Do you know?

Vishy started as a Tennis Player.

He was asked by the organizers of the contest to not to take part in it anymore and he could take home as many books as he wanted.

He talks about the intervention of machines and AI(I had the privilege to listen to his speech regarding this first hand during the launch of ChessKid platform in Chennai) and how even he had to consult a sports psychologist once.

There are many such interesting events that has happened in his life which has been compiled in such a beautiful way that you would even forget of having spent a good 3-4 hours in reading this book. There is no wonder that this book is placed at #1 in the category of Sports on Amazon(Bestseller) as of today - 20th Dec,2019.

Vishy has inspired us for more than 3 decades and he would continue to do so for few more decades through this book, for sure....

This book is available on Amazon and in all leading bookstores, offline.

Food Review - The Big Hit(now open at Thoraipakkam)

About the Restaurant:
The Big Hit Restaurant had a soft launch today & I was one among the lucky few to be invited to the event along with other fellow bloggers.
This restaurant is located on Thoraipakkam. If you’re coming via Adyar, it is after MNM Jain College and comes on the right side. You can access this on Mais and reach there easily.
The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor. Ambiance was good. They played a mix of old & new Bollywood numbers. Lighting was good. However when there was a temporary power cut, the they immediately opened the blinds which allowed the natural light to come inside s was such was really bright & good.
Seating arrangements were done in such a way that there is no trouble accessing the tables from one end to the other.
The property also has co-working space apart from Open Lounge on the terrace. The open lounge could hold 300-350 pax.
If you’re looking to hold a meet, get together, functions etc., this is the option you need to look out for.

About the Food:
We were served with delicacies which were good. It started with Dahi Poori, Pani Poori which were really good.
There was tomato & corn soup. Liked it as well.
Mojitos were served in different crockeries & combination. I liked the lemonade & swimming pool Mojito.
We were also given American Potato, Pineapple Sufiana, Salt & Pepper Corn, Athese Aloo, Gul Jar Paneer Tikka apart from Veg Pizza.
Liked the paneer. It was super soft. The other dishes were equally good.
Post this, I went for main course followed by desserts. I had channa, pasta, Veg Dum Biryani & few desserts. Thai Green Curry was served in the end.
Veg Buffet is priced at ₹625+Taxes
Non Veg Buffet is priced at ₹675+Taxes
You’ll love their food. For this price, I felt Non-Veg buffet is a killer because they had Biryani, Chicken & Fish Gravy apart from Crab curry. Go for it 

Food Review - Chocolicious Evening at Chocolate Heaven

About the Restaurant:
The Chocolate Heaven Chennai is located on Pantheon Road - just next to Fruit Shop on Greams Road. If you are visiting in the evening, do not trust the map but your instinct since it is one way from 5-7pm and I as well as my friends has to go on a roundabout until we found this place on our own ๐Ÿ˜‚
They have parking facility for 2/4 wheeler. This is a cozy restaurant which is good for get together, small party, hangout with friends etc.,
Restaurant has unique tables. If you look at it in detail you will find out as to what makes them different. No prizes for guessing.
They maintain pretty cool temperature inside and the staffs are fast. They serve the items with a smile on their face. We had difficulties in finding the name of the dishes but that isn’t an issue here. We loved the food the most. A separate post is coming up next for that, as usual.

I have also made a short video inside the cafe.

Highly recommended ๐Ÿ˜

About the Food:
What did we have?
Cucumber mojito
Lavander basil mojito
Pizza arrabiata
Creamy four cheese spaghetti pasta
Panner makhani pizza
Chilli garlic potato pops
Mango basil margarita
Spinach garlic fusilli pasta
Brownie pizza
Nutella pancake
Heaven famous pancake
Chocolate x3 sundae
Triple decker choco fudge
We were extremely satisfied with each and every dish/delicacy. Like they say, it was a perfect impression on the very first item that was served to us - Cucumber Mojito.
Each and every dish that followed next made us to say “Vera Level”. They were crafted(cooked) with perfection which made us to drool over them again.
I do not want to pick up on a particular dish but in general as their name implies, we had a lovely time tasting their chocolate delicacies which includes Pizza, Pancake, Sundae & Fudge.
If you’re having a sweet tooth or crave for Chocolate, you wouldn’t want to miss this place.
P.S. They also have an outlet in Alwarpet 

Book Review - Stories Of Us

Title - Stories Of Us
Author - Bobby Sachdeva
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - Pan Macmillan India
ISBN - 978-93-89109-02-3

This book by Bobby Sachdeva is a brilliant collection of 41 short stories which you would finish it in no time. When I say this, I am confident about it and the content it has which could make any of the reader to keep hooked from the beginning till the end. It was no wonder for me when I read that some of the stories would be made into short films.

The content of each and every story is different. It is gripping. Though it comes under the term "Fiction", the story reflects the day to day happenings in our life and would make you to think yourself twice about some of the beliefs. Do note that author through his stories is not ridiculing it but is trying to provoke your inner conscience to question about those. This is what even he does it in the end of every story by asking few questions which is more relevant.

The stories were presented to you in such a way that you would never feel bored but feel inspired. He has touched upon wide variety of topics which includes but not limited to Philanthropy, Horoscope, Third Gender, Vastu Shastra, Euthanasia, GST, Demonetisation, Pets, Compatibility, Family Relationships to name a few.

Trust me, each and every one has hit on bulls eye and the message he wanted to convey cannot be put forth in a way better than this. A master narration is what this book is all about...

This book is available on Amazon

Book Review - Myth of ‘Free Media’ and Fake News in the Post-Truth Era

Title - Myth of ‘Free Media’ and Fake News in the Post-Truth Era
Author - Kalinga Seneviratne
Genre - Journalism / Industries and Business
Publisher - Sage Publishing
ISBN - 978-93-532-8674-3

An enlightening book when it comes to the field of Media. We all have had our notion as to whether the media is genuine and what we see is true. This book opens up the field of Media to us and shows in great detail as to how this field has evolved, transformed and what are the factors that determines the news that is aired in/via the Media.

One must not forget to read the abbreviations which occupies the first 2 pages(4 sides).This would make you familiarize with the short forms that were used throughout the book. If you are not sure about any of them even after reading it, you can always go back to get it checked. 

The book is divided into 10 chapters. Each of them analyses certain aspects in details. There were lot of real time evens that were given in this book. This would enable us to understand much deeper as to what exactly has happened in the past, happening in the present and may happen in the future. It is undoubtedly a bold attempt by the author who has tried his level best to break the Myth. If you are already into Journalism or aspiring to become one and to make a career out of it, this book would come handy.

The experience of the author in this field is pretty much evident with the way he has portrayed the incidents involving him in some cases. His classic recount of few cases would make you wonder as to how the Media is turned and twisted in favor of others.

Author has tried to cover all the aspects in this field which includes Media Function theories, Imbalance in the news, Human Rights, Ethics in Journalism, Fake News, New Thinking, Neoliberalism etc to name a few and I must say that he has succeeded in bringing out the best which would certainly convince the readers.This 300 odd page may look bulky but it is certainly worth the read.

This book is available on Amazon

Food Review - Swaad Anusaar, Anna Nagar

SwaadAnusaar is located very next to SBI on Shanthi Colony, Anna Nagar.
This is a new restaurant which has come up in this happening locality. Best part is their food (coming up on my next post). Staffs are relatively new & getting trained but not the Chefs. Moreover one of the business partners who has the prior experience of running a restaurant just opposite to VIT,Vellore is an amazing book himself and has the experience of handling 100+ customers at a time.
Visit them once if you’re in Anna Nagar it in that vicinity. You’ll never be disappointed. They are tying up with food delivery companies shortly.Otherwise they deliver the food within a radius of 1km.
They have a perfect selfie setup outside the restaurant. Try it. Picture will definitely look great ๐Ÿ™‚ Do not forget to take your bill because when you visit them next time, by just showing the previous bill, you can get 10% discount. This offer is valid until 31st Jan,2020.

About the Food:

What I liked the most is their tasty dishes. They use mineral water. They use branded ghee. They use wheat. They use high quality basmati rice. So, as you could see, there is no compromise with regards to quality.
At the same time, they haven’t priced the dishes on a higher side. The owners are contended with lesser margin & hence they say it with pride that for a couple, they could finish off their lunch or dinner for around ₹400.
They have introduced Thali at an unbeatable price of ₹150. Most of the items are priced much lesser. No item does exceed ₹250 max. They offer variety of cuisine which also includes Chaat, Chinese, Continental to name a few.
What did we have today?
Pani Puri
Bhel Puri
Dahi Puri
Wheat Roti(butter) aka Phulka
Paneer Manchurian
Burnt Garlic Fried Rice
Grilled Sandwich
Cardamom Tea
I have liked all of them as it gave the authentic taste of the selected items. The ingredients of each and every dish was amazing. Though they did ask us for scope of improvement, we did not give any as we couldn’t find one ๐Ÿ˜
Paneer Manchurian almost tasted like a Chicken Manchurian. Phulka was amazing and so as the fried rice. We ended with an amazing cardamom tea.
Listen to what the co-owner Mr Manish has to say about his restaurant.

Please Note - This is a Pure Veg Restaurant and can accommodate 40 people at a time !!

Food Review - Absolute Barbeques, Adyar

About the Restaurant:
A brilliant restaurant with all that you need ever. I will cover about the food in detail on my next post, as usual.
This restaurant is located bang on the main road. It has ample parking facility for 2/4 wheelers. For 4 wheeler, they provide valet parking.
The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor.
Absolute Barbeques, popularly known as AB’s is head quartered Hyderabad. This restaurant chain has 16 outlets across India & the Middle East. They began their operations in 2013 under the entrepreneurship of restaurateur Prosenjit Roy Choudhury.
This is how the event began today - with a dance performance

Staffs are very friendly and cater to your needs with an ever smiling face. Today, they had decorated the restaurant in lieu of Christmas. The restaurant was full till we left & hence prior appointment is advisable.
This is the entire idea behind this food carnival.

Contact no’s of their outlets:
T.Nagar - 7337336821
Velachery - 7337336822
Porur - 7337336823
Navalur - 7337336824

Adyar - 7337336732
Chromepet - 7337336827

As you could see, the numbers of the first four outlets differ just by a digit ๐Ÿ˜Š
P.S. They run various offers from time to time. Kindly check with them prior to booking.

About the Food:
AB is running the #AbsoluteCarnival which is the biggest year end carnival. This began at 22nd December and will go on until 2nd Jan, 2020.
There is absolutely no second thought when it comes to the tasty food they offer. Right from the starters to the main dishes, you could not afford to miss even a single dish/item.
I loved their Mocktail & fried corn to start with. We were served with grills of Fish, Chicken & Prawns. The marination was top-class. Their success is mostly on this secret ingredient which would make you to keep eating until your tummy is full.
Take a look at how the Red Hot Chiili Icecream rolls are prepared:

Do not forget to try their Turkey which is imported from Australia during this Festival.
There are LIVE counters too. You may ask for your favourite dish & get to see them prepared right in front of your eyes. What more do you need?
Do not miss this festival. This is a perfect gift you can give/treat your family/friends and relatives on this festive season.

Food Review - Barbeque Nation, Ampa Skywalk

India’s leading casual dining restaurant chain has announced the launch of its 8th store in Chennai. Where else could have been better than our Ampa Skywalk which is a much sought after mall in North Madras.
This outlet is spread on a sprawling 5,730 Sq.Ft.
What made the opening special was the kids from CRY - Child Rights and You inaugurating it.

The day began with the traditional Kendai Melam welcome.

The facility can accommodate 140 guests at a time.

You get to eat/taste both Veg & Non-Veg delicacies apart from their renowned live grills which can be savoured on the table.
The non-veg specialties includes:
1. Murgh Nawabi Tikka
2. Peri Peri drum sticks
3. Mutton Mughalai Sheekh
4. Coastal Fish Tikka
5. South Indian Prawns & much more

Veg delicacies includes:
1. Paneer Tikka
2. Lebanese Mushroom
3. Signature Cajun-Spiced Potato
4. Hawa Hawain Pineapple
5. Crispy Corn
6. Papad Vegetable Ke Rolls
7. Soya Kebab etc

As I have mentioned earlier, there is a LIVE Counter and you can get these:
1. Penne/Fussili in different sauces
2. Pani Puri
3. Dahi Puri
4. Sev Puri
5. Papadi Chat
6. Dahi Bhalla
7. Honey Chilli Wings
8. Chicken Shawarma
9. Veg Tawa
10. Paniyaaram
11. Dosa etc

I also had a chance to shoot few videos in the Live Counter where Dosas and Egg Omelettes were made.

Aren't they tempting? Trust me, they taste amazing making me to ask for more. It doesn't end here. I also shot the making of crispy chicken and the video is here for you to watch and enjoy.

Taka Tak counter offers Rabbit, Chicken Keema & more.
Main course includes but not limited to Biryanis, Noodles, Indian Breads & Special Curries.
Veggies can relish on Subj Navrang, Anjeer Kofta Curry, Paneer TikkaMasala, Dal-e-Dum, Rajasthan Bharwan Aloo, Hakka Noodles, Baghara Baigan, Manchurian & Lucknowi Biryani.
For Non-Veg, they can delve into Murgh Makhanwala, Mutton Roganjosh, South Indian fish curry, Chicken Dum Biryani, South Indian Biryani & Kadhai Egg Curry.
Desserts are also widespread just like the other dishes which includes Pannacotta, Assorted Pastry & Tarts, Gulab Jamun, Baked Sweet Bhoondi, Khajoor Ki Burfi, Strawberry Swiss Roll, Kesari Phirnee among others.
The brand’s renowned #KulfiNation also has a in-house counter wherein you can taste various kulfis by giving it a twist by mixing various flavours into one & create diverse combinations.
Arup Chatterjee, VP - Operations(South), Barbeque Nation Hospitality Ltd was interviewed by the press where he appreciated the people of Chennai for being so receptive and encouraging which has motivated them to set up the 8th outlet.
Barbeque Nation
3rd Floor, Ampa Skywalk
Nelson Manickam Rd,
627 Poonamalee High Rd,
Chennai - 600029

Lunch - 12 to 3PM
Dinner - 7 to 11PM

Meal for two costs ₹1600 approx.
Contact - 044-64806060