30 Jul 2015

On Top Of Europe - A Unique Sports Event

Earlier this month I was travelling in Switzerland and I had the chance to be on the top of Europe! 

Jungfrau is the most distinctive of the Swiss Alps, and along with Eiger and Mönch forms a spectacular wall of snow-clad peaks, interspersed with glaciers. Jungfraujoch is a saddle between the two peaks, Jungfrau and Mönch, and the Jungfraujoch railway station is the highest one at Europe - at a staggering elevation of 3,454 metres or 11,332 feet. I was a part of an international media delegation, invited to witness a unique sports event. 

21 Jul 2015

What to do in Dublin if you have 48 hours

Let me begin with a disclaimer - I don't think 48 hours really do justice to any place, much less a city. But yes, you don't always have the luxury of spending a week (or a month) in a place - getting under its skin, letting yourself immerse in its culture, basically 'living like a local'! Spending 48 hours in a city is better than not visiting it at all, isn't it? And you can always come back - and the second time around the city will seem a bit more familiar, you will get a chance to discover its layers, maybe return to a favourite cafe or to that hidden spot you stumbled upon the last time around... 

The Old Library at Trinity College, Dublin

So if you find yourself in Dublin, here's what you can do in 48 hours. The city is neatly divided by the River Liffey and there are enough attractions on either side of the river to keep you occupied. 

Day 1 

Let's begin with Dublin south of the Liffey. 

24 Jun 2015

A Peek Inside India’s Mega Kitchens with Nat Geo

Have you been watching National Geographic’s brand new show – Mega Kitchens? The show takes us behind the scenes at some of the largest kitchens in India. From several temple kitchens to the Indian Railways catering facilities, to the Taj SATS in-flight catering kitchen, Mega Kitchens is all about the numbers. I have always been fascinated by these huge kitchens, where a few chefs or cooks churn out food for thousands of people. The sheer magnitude of the operations is enough to boggle your mind. The first two episodes of the show took us inside two temple kitchens, that together feed anywhere between 60,000 and 90,000 devotees every day!

17 Jun 2015

And the winner of the 3rd blogiversary giveaway is...

Congratulations, Abhik Bhattacherji!!

You win a Foodhall voucher worth Rs. 2,500 :) 

Please email me your contact details (postal address & telephone number) so that we can send across your voucher. 

Thank you to everyone who participated! Stay tuned for more food & travel stories, tips and giveaways. 

15 Jun 2015

Blog Giveaway - Win gourmet goodies worth Rs. 2,500 from Foodhall!

It's that time of the year - my blog celebrates its 3rd birthday in a couple of days! Yes, Deliciously Directionless turns three on June 17th, 2015 :) 

It has been such a great ride! Especially the last one year, which has taken me places, and it has been an absolute pleasure bringing you travel & food stories from around the world. Thank you so much for sticking around, and stay tuned for more delicious ramblings! 

For the blog's 3rd birthday, I have partnered with Foodhall to bring you a little treat. 

If you're a foodie, you have definitely heard of Foodhall, and probably shopped there as well. The Foodhall outlet at Palladium in Mumbai is my favourite place to shop at - I can find everything from exotic fruits & vegetables to imported ingredients, from baking paraphernalia to fresh breads, dips, cheese etc. - a weekly trip to Foodhall is a must for me! 

Image courtesy High Street Phoenix
Every month, Foodhall promotes a new theme - whether it's cuisine from a particular country or seasonal ingredients. In June there's Yum Thai - a festival of Thai Cuisine in all their stores. You will find ingredients to make the perfect Red Curry or stir up a mean Pad Thai. You will also find themed blogposts and recipes every month on their website - Foodhall Online