Sunday, 13 July 2014

Hanging with Heisenberg

Just casually chilling and hanging with Heisenberg aka Walter White.
I got this Heisenberg t-shirt from YoYo Melody. Guess what? I got this delivered within 8 days of ordering! That is some superb shipping service. You do have to pay for this awesomesauce super fast shipping though.
It was very easy to order and the website is easy to navigate. If you are a "Breaking Bad" fan you will want to own this tee right away. They have an awesome collection of cool t-shirts among other things. 
Go ahead and use this coupon specially made for you all and get $10 knocked off of your purchase - ym10off




Heisenberg tee ($18) - c/o YoYo Melody
Green hair colour ($1.27) - c/o Born Pretty (review coming soon)
Long cardigan with sheer panel in the back ($14.84) - c/o Dress Lily
Blue denim - Shopper's Stop
Booties - New Market


Thursday, 10 July 2014

Lava

❝I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.❞
~
Jorge Luis Borges

Kagyu Thekchenling Institute in Lava
a monk at the Kagyu Thekchenling Institute in Lava - wish I could finish a whole book at one go again

Kagyu Thekchenling Institute in Lava
a monk at the Kagyu Thekchenling Institute in Lava - wish I could rest my itchy feet and travel to places like this again

I am not that great at managing time. I wish I was better. And I am hoping I can work on it. But, every time I feel like I am making progress, that I can finally devote equal amounts of quality time to work and play, something goes wrong and there I am running late for everything once more with a side dish of bad mood. At this pace I will be late for dying as well. Will I be able to ask Death for just a few more moments because I am running late? I do hope so. I will finish a book then.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Grains Of The Golden Sand

And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand--
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep--while I weep!
~
A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

Born Pretty vertebrae ear cuff
 
$1.98 on Born Pretty
 read review *here*

 

Saturday, 28 June 2014

The Perfect Chocolate Cake - Microwave Edition

I am always looking for easy ways to satisfy my chocolate cake cravings, which surprisingly happens way too often. I have followed every microwave chocolate cake recipe that claims to give moist chocolate cakes out there, they always come out spongy and airy. I have tried making fudgy versions, I have tried eggless, flourless, extra cream versions even! Nothing satisfied me like this one did. 
This recipe is inspired by Nigella's choco-hoto-pots recipe and also an idea I got from this show I was watching on Fox Life which was showing how Cypriots make this cake and then add a sugar syrup on top after it comes out of the oven (completely forgot the name, I had switched off my brain after all the delicious food I had been gawking at, knowing I won't get to taste any of them).

The Perfect Chocolate Cake - Microwave Edition

Ingredients - 2 eggs, 3 1/2 tablespoons flour, 3/4 cup of fine sugar, 2 tablespoon sweet chocolate powder(I used this because I didn't have chocolate), 4 tablespoon cocoa powder, 2 heaped tablespoons of unsalted butter(I used low fat variety, simply because it was lying in front of me), 1 tablespoon olive oil.1/2 cup milk and 2 tablespoons of fine sugar for the syrup.
Method - Melt the butter in microwave and mix the chocolate powder and cocoa powder and keep aside for it to cool. Mix the flour, sugar and eggs in a separate bowl then add to the butter mixture when done. Microwave for 2:30 minutes on highest your microwave can go (mine goes up to 700W), then for 1 more minute and then for 15 seconds(adjust the time according to your microwave). While the cake is baking start boiling the milk and sugar mixture. Bring the cake out and pour this syrup on top and let it soak it all up. Once the cake has absorbed the syrup completely, you can take it out and dust some powder sugar on top.
Carve out slices while its still warm and enjoy the soft cake with tea. Keep the rest aside for later.


Friday, 27 June 2014

Royal Repast at Dum Pukht, ITC Sonar

Dum Pukht at ITC Sonar has introduced Royal Repast from 22nd June onwards and I was there last Saturday to taste and write to you about the Nawabi delicacies they have on offer. The legendary Master Chef Imtiaz Qureshi has crafted a regal Royal Repast Experience beautifully graced with a fine spirit Royal Salute 21YO (21 year old matured whisky with complex notes), paired by whisky expert Sandeep Arora. Royal Repast is a set menu of five courses(see the pictures for the non-veg selection on offer).
'Dum' means to 'breathe in' and 'Pukht' to 'cook'. Imtiaz Qureshi has been with Dum Pukht since its inception, fans of his food include people like the Clintons and Queen Elizabeth (no big deal, right?). The man speaks impeccable Lucknavi Urdu and regaled us with stories behind each dish that is on offer in the menu. Keeping in mind the recent trends he has incorporated sea food in the menu, which is traditionally not a part of Awadhi cuisine. He also told us these complex dishes are made keeping in mind the health conscious. The hero dish of the menu, the Dudhiya Biryani, which consist of a layer of fragrant, pearly white rice on top of the spice infused layer mixed with soft morsels of lamb, is made with olive oil. Each and every dish had its unique flavours. My other favourites from the menu - Raan-e-huzoor, jhinga qureshi, koh-e-avadh, desi murgh ishtew and lab-e-mashooq.
INR 6500/- plus applicable taxes per guest.
(see what I wore to the event *here*)