Travel with a twist

Travel with a twist

As we travel more often, the sense of ‘been there, done that’ starts setting in. What will bring that sense of wonder to your next trip? It could be an immersive cultural experience, or learning a new art form, or volunteering on a farm, or simply staying at an unusual accommodation. Here are some ideas to make your holiday more interesting:
Surprise setting
Planning a trip is half the fun of travel. But if you’re too busy or disorganised or just not the type to pore over maps and guides, and trawl the internet for information and deals, there’s a travel company that can help. Unpland goes a step further than your traditional travel agent by planning a surprise trip for you. You begin by choosing the type of trip you’re looking for; this falls into five categories — backpacker trips, couple retreats, family travel, self-drive trips, and international trips (to destinations that offer visa on arrival for Indian passport holders). You also provide the number of people, budget, and the number of days you’d like to travel.
The next step is filling out a form that asks you for your preferences, the kind of activities that interest you, the last five destinations you have visited, etc. Based on these inputs, Unpland will create a trip for you, complete with travel reservations, accommodation booking, the itinerary, etc. A few days before the trip, you will receive an email with packing tips and weather forecast, so you can pack your bags accordingly. The destination is only revealed to you the day before you set out when you receive your travel tickets, accommodation bookings and final itinerary.
So, bring spontaneity back into your life by letting Unpland organise a surprise holiday for you.
Website: unpland.in
Cultural immersion
India’s Northeast region is a treat for the intrepid traveller with each of the seven states offering unique experiences and stunning vistas. Away from the over-touristy locations of Kaziranga National Park and Assam’s tea gardens, there’s a fascinating world of diverse races, cultures and cuisines to explore. Curtain Call Adventures creates curated experiences in the Northeast, led by its passionate owner, who grew up in the region and knows its people and places intimately. Tours centre on the culture of the place, ranging from festivals to textiles to cuisine.
Experience Arunachal Pradesh’s lesser-known Myoko Festival that brings together the Apatani villages for days of revelry as they celebrate the arrival of spring.On a textile tour of Manipur, learn about the various weaving traditions in the state where each tribe has its own set of motifs that they translate into colourful silks and shawls. You will trawl the markets, feast on traditional cuisine, and even share apong (fermented rice beer) with the locals.
Upcoming trips include textile-focussed tours in Manipur and Nagaland in September and October, the Sangai Festival experience in Manipur, and the Tawang experience in Arunachal Pradesh, both in November 2019. Their ‘Little Roots’ itineraries are specifically geared towards children and make for a great family holiday.
Website: curtaincalladventures.com
You can now sign up for an apprenticeship to learn a new art form or craftwork.
Artistic retreat
Travel has traditionally centred on seeing places and things — attractions, museums, monuments, religious sites, etc. However, travellers are increasingly seeking out local experiences when they travel and are often looking to learn something new, whether it’s trying your hand at pottery, painting, cooking, or any other form of art or craft. Art has always sought inspiration from travel, so it’s natural that on your vacation you’d want to dabble in creating something beautiful. Vacation With An Artist (VAWAA) helps you connect with artist studios across the world where you can sign up for an apprenticeship to learn a new art form or craftwork.
This could be anything from dhokra metal art in Panchgani to photo-etching in Boston to stencil art in Buenos Aires to porcelain ceramic-making in Paris. Experiences range from 10-36 hours of studio time spread over 3-6 days and accommodation is not included. You don’t have to be an artist to sign up for this. The experience is tailored to your skill level and you don’t need to have had any prior experience or training. All you need to bring is the enthusiasm and willingness to learn something new. VAWAA is not just a great way to learn a creative skill but will also help you create local connections and have more authentic experiences on your travels.
Website: vawaa.com
Overlanding in India
“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey” — the Quote: attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson has been repeated so often that it’s now reduced to a cliché. Yet, nothing captures the spirit of road trips better. In recent times, a new form of road tripping is on the rise — overlanding. Its recent surge in popularity has in part been fuelled by the ‘quit-my-job-to-travel’ generation looking to call the road their home, often in an amped-up van or caravan of sorts. It’s no wonder that #vanlife has racked up more than five million posts on Instagram at last count.
In India, a few companies have recently started offering overlanding experiences. Voyages Overland offers multi-day trips across India, from the mountains of Uttarakhand to wilderness trails in the heartland of Madhya Pradesh to a coastal jaunt through Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. You will be travelling in an amped-up utility truck . In addition, there’s a separate utility truck with camping equipment,five on-board bathrooms, a kitchen, hot and cold running water, washing machines, deep freezers, etc. So go explore the great Indian outdoors and share the ‘van life’ with strangers who could end up as lifelong friends.
Website: voyagesoverland.com
Volunteer holidays
Voluntourism or volunteer tourism has been an emerging travel trend with travellers looking to spend some of their vacation time helping with a cause. Of course, a lot of voluntourism opportunities have come under criticism, especially those working with vulnerable children. However, one way of responsible voluntourism is to work on a farm. World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) is an excellent resource that can link you with organic farmers and growers worldwide. Always wanted to visit Italy? Try WWOOF Italia where you can sign up to volunteer at farms across Italy, from the rolling green lands of Tuscany to the wine-growing regions of Piedmont to tiny rural communities in Basilicata. You could be working on a vegetable farm or an olive farm or even a vineyard in exchange for room and board with your host family.
Apart from getting your hands dirty and learning the ways of organic farming, ‘wwoofing’ is a great way to meet new people from different cultures and discover their world, their customs, and their foods. It’s also a way of getting closer to what you eat by understanding everything that goes into producing the plate of food in front of you.
Website: wwoof.it/en
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Know India’s favourite match day meal choices during ICC World Cup 2019

The findings reveal that cricket enthusiasts across were binge-eating on carbs while rooting for India with most orders for bread, followed by cooling off the pressure with ice-creams. By Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 13, 2019 1:11:33 pm Related News World Cup 2019, India vs Pakistan cricket match online: Watch match on your smartphone During the India-Pakistan match, burgers emerged as the most ordered dish. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock Images)
Indian fans were left heartbroken when Virat Kohli and his team failed to qualify for the World Cup 2019 finals scheduled for Sunday. However, fans cheered the Indian team throughout the series — on screen and at the table — by choosing a variety of Indian cuisine, says a latest survey by food delivery app Uber Eats. Advertising
Conducted between May 30 and July 11, the survey says that “India’s love for cricket is the only thing that fans love more besides the love for good food”. It adds, “across India, cricket enthusiasts were binge-eating on carbs while rooting for India with most orders for bread, followed by cooling off the pressure with ice-creams.”
Interestingly, fans opted to indulge in cheesy burgers during the most-awaited match — when India played against Pakistan — making it the most savoured dish of the day, followed by pizza. It also revealed that Chennai clocked in the most orders during the season, closely followed by Bangalore and Pune.
While the top food trend during the cricket season in Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow was bread, it was samosa in Nagpur, and burger in Amritsar. Advertising
According to the survey, a resident of Indore, who was probably hosting a match-day gathering, placed the biggest order for 233 dishes including Paneer Biryani, Special Chicken Biryani and Kaju Biryani, while the smallest order was also placed by an eater from Indore for Tawa Roti at Rs 13 followed by a consumer in Chennai who ordered for a bottle of water to quench their thirst.
Following tradition, Indian fans ordered for desserts after the big wins, making ice creams the top sugar cravings during the World Cup season, followed by cakes and gulab jamuns.
The report also mentions that the platform received some unique requests when India lost its matches. One such request said: “Please send change of Rs 500 and also add 1 extra gulab jamun because today India lost the World Cup; I am a little bit in depression.”

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‘Chopped’ winner Aarthi Sampath joining hands with Chef Melba Wilson for New York food pop up on Sunday

By Zofeen Maqsood July 12, 2019 6:37 pm
The Devi Pop Up at Melba’s restaurant is billed as flavors of India meeting “the flava of Harlem.” Follow @ambazaarmag
That the New York City shares an enviable position across the world for its commitment to world cuisine is a common knowledge. It is also in the Big Apple that one gets to see a unique marrying of cultures through food. So no wonder then that this weekend a food mash up is happening.
If that hasn’t gotten you riveted yet, then hear this: The first ever Indian chef to win the US food reality show Chopped , Aarthi Sampath, is organizing a food pop up along with popular New York restaurateur Melba Wilson at Wilson’s eponymous eatery Melba’s.
Michelin starred chef Sampath, winner of the season 3 of Chopped in 2016, is also the winner of another hugely popular food show, Beat Bobby Flay last year. Currently the chef de cuisine at iconic Michelin starred eatery Junoon in the city, Sampath would bring along some of the most unique Indian flavors she grew up with.
RELATED: Indian chef Aarthi Sampath wins Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ show (August 10, 2016)
Aptly titled as “Devi Pop Up”, perhaps as an ode to Sampath’s Indian roots and culture, the food fest would feature dishes such as Sampath’s famous chicken biryani that beat none other than Bobby Flay himself.
Chefs Sampath and Wilson describe the pop up as flavors of India meet the flava of Harlem, where Melba Wilson was born and grew up.
Also on the menu will be Melba’s favorite samosa and classic tikka masala, with a Harlem twist. There will also be collard greens and spinach saag – another Indian homey comfort food.
ALSO READ: 6 Indian American chefs taking over social media (May 21, 2017)
So, if you are in a mood to try some lip smacking Indian flavors do check out what looks like an interesting food mash up.
Where: At Melba’s, 300 W, 114TH Street, New York
When: July 14, 2019 Author:

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It’s one of my favourites too. I watched it as a kid so much that I broke the CD. I don’t really know when it’s coming to my country, and I haven’t decided yet. I am still not completely sure about the CG, and apparently they cut out Be Prepared, my favourite song 🙁 I don’t think my cats are very aware of my emotions. Still love them tho. At least they let me pet them, which is still a big step for a cat. In my country there aren’t many Mexican restaurants, and the existing ones are pretty expensive. Actually that goes for all foreign cuisines but nevermind. I really like Chinese and Japanese cuisine, and I have recently started to get into Indian. I have never really tried real Mexican food but I’d like to. I also like my grandmother’s cooking, which could be described as Middle Eastern I guess.

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11 Must Try Vancouver Foods and Where to Find them!

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Vancouver is a foodie city with a lot of Asian influence, a very hip culture and a very unique and innovative taste. So I’m gonna take you on my top must try foods of Vancouver and where to find them!
Must Try Foods Vancouver Foods On my Vancouver food tour of filming Vancouver foods, I explore foods Vancouver is known for in fresh sustainable seafood, Asian food which have inspired re-known trends and Canadian foods with a Vancouver twist.
1. Sushi and Seafood Vancouver is known as the “sushi capital of North America” and famous California Sushi Roll ( crab, cucumber, avocado). Invented in 1971, by Hidekazu Tojo – a Canadian- opened his own restaurant in the city Tojos . You’ll find sushi rolls named after the city– from “ B.C roll ” (an homage to Vancouvers abundance of wild salmon) to “Victoria”. There are many sushi joints to explore. I had my sushi experience in Richmond (keep reading or watch my video). As a Pacific Northwest coastal city, Vancouver is proud of their sustainable and fresh catch, so seafood is fresh here.
2. Maple Syrup infused foods When in Canada, you’ll notice a lot of maple leaf syrup in souvenir shops. But maple syrup isn’t only for tourists- locals love it too. Maple syrup is one of the signature condiments of Vancouver and Canada. You’ll certainly find some foods inspired with maple syrup; however, they may not always leap out at you. Where to find this: Granville Island Public
3. Candied Salmon Sticks Candied Salmon sticks are a tender jerky like stick that is candied either with sugar or maple syrup and it is a must try snack of Vancouver. As a Pacific Northwest coastal city, Vancouver is proud of their sustainable and fresh catch. Wild salmon is Vancouver’s most abundant stock. Where to find this: Granville Island Public Market, seafood section.
4. Asian Cuisine at Aberdeen Centre Aberdeen Centre i s a three-story, 180 store mall in Richmond with western and eastern stores. You’ll find Asian restaurants and shops like Tony Moly and Daiso. I couldn’t decide what I wanted to eat so I went to Aberdeen Centre food court to see what types of Asian cuisine it offered and there was a lot of options to choose from: Chinese to Japanese, Korean and Asian desserts (directory here ). There are 20 food stalls with food vendors covering various flavors from across Asia . I chose bubble tea with boom boom pearls from Bubble Waffle and a Vancouver roll from Kuroson. Here’s more ideas of things to eat there.
Getting there: Aberdeen station, mall is right outside
eating at richmond vancouver aberdeen centre
5. Richmond Night Market Although this is not a food, Richmond Night market has to be mentioned here. Started in 2000 by entrepreneur Raymond Cheung , the Richmond Night Market has grown into one of the largest North American night market festivals. It occurs annually during the summer, bringing out the best in innovative, Asian-inspired fusion foods that will propel year round jaw-dropping instagram food shots. Follow the hashtag #VancouverFoodie. Even though it’s off-season, those Instagram photos are still floating around.
6. Japadog Ever tasted seaweed or bonito flakes on a hot dog? Well, how about plum sauce inspired dog, an avocado hotdog or one with salmon or kimchi? The Japadog is the Vancouver’s favorite Japanese hot dog, with different fixing reminiscent of your favorite Asian flavors. Each Japadog location sports something a little different. I was on an okonomiyaki mood, so I ordered a veggie dog (aka a vegetarian hot dog – the beauty of Vancouver is that they have vegetarian foods) flavored with okonomiyaki sauce, Japanese mayo with seaweed and bonito flakes. Yum! Location : Website
7. Tim Hortons Tim Hortons is a ubiquitous coffee and donuts stop you can’t miss- it is literally EVERYWHERE! It’s actually more abundant than 7 Elevens. Popular with locals who call it “Timmie Hortons” or “Timmie’s” it’s like a Canadian Dunkin’Donuts but better. From quick breakfast pick-me-ups like english muffin with egg and sausage to donuts dripping with sweet flair… order yourself the local favorite- a Double Double (double cream, double sugar) coffee. Located: Everywhere
Tim Hortons english muffin cheese sandwich and a double double coffee at 12am ©grrrltraveler
8. Salmon n’ Bannock A popular First Nations restaurant I wish I had time to look into is Salmon n’Bannock . The restaurant serves wild fish, game meat and bannock bread ( a flour and water type of bread). The menu is quite interesting sourcing foods locally and made with the indigenous palate in mind. Check hours. Location : 1128 W Broadway #7, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G5, Canada, Map here
9. Tacofino Tacos Originating from a food truck, Tacofino has carried its taco food truck legacy into trendy and restaurants.
The Gastown Burrito Bar restaurant location has a large menu and at night it is packed with a buzzing and youthful Vancouverite crowd reminiscent of a Soho restaurant patrons. Light dimmed, music blaring, I almost mistook it for a bar. The tacos can range from simple to complex. I had the spinach and mushroom that looked like a vegetarian loaf.My friend Henry had the Pork El Pastor and the Fish tacos. I’ll let you watch the video to see the results. Location : Tacofino Gastown, 15 W Cordova St
Eating tacos at Tacofino
Tacofino Mushroom and Cheese tacos ©grrrltraveler
10. Tacofino food truck Tacofino Blue food truck located in downtown/Broadway tech has a limited menu but its evident what the most popular tacos are- fish, chicken, pork and bahn (a tempura fried tofu). I like the no-nonsense atmosphere of the food truck best. Highly Recommended the fish taco– it is the juiciest batter-fried fish taco i’ve tried with wakame salad, lime juice, japanese mayo… it’s a symphony of flavors. It’s outta this world! Location: Downtown Vancouver, you can track them down here .
Tacofino fish tacos ©grrrltraveler
11. Poutine Canada is known for its poutine (fries, gravy and cheese). But at Pomme Frites in Downtown Granville street, poutine is taken to a Vancouverite level of asian infusion.
Frites Vancouver , has a varied and remarkable list of waffle sandwiches to poutine, ranging from pulled pork to kalbi and kimchi. They even have their own Vancouverite style of fries aptly named after its flavored toppings, such as Okonomi, kimchi, falafel and pad thai. They even have special gourmet sauces to dip your fries with! Menu here . Hours: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Location: 1011 Granville Street, Location: Granville Station metro near
Fritz European Fry House , Vancouver, British Columbia.- From Quebec
Frites Vancouver: best things to do vancouver, Photo ©grrrltraveler
12. Sweet & Savory Bakery Desserts Located in Gastown, Purebread is a popular bakery cafe with locals in the neighborhood. It sells wonderfully baked goods both sweet and savory. Get before 6p when it closes.
Best Places to Eat these Vancouver Foods Granville Island Public Market Wanna sample some best foods of Vancouver? Head out to Granville Island to visit the Granville Island Public Market .I like to think of it as a large indoor farmers markets with stalls of local craftsmen and foods that are fresh from ocean to farm.This hip and lively market features Vancouver’s foodie scene in a locally owned, locally sourced and unique way. Granville Island Public Market and Artist village, are all locally owned and is the second most tourists place in city loved by locals. Here you can find unique Vancouver deserts, produce and meats. There is a lot to see and eat here. It’s an ideal spot for lunch.
Getting to Granville Island: Take Bus #50 over the bridge to the Granville Market stop (it drops you nearly under a bridge) and walk in. You can catch the sightseeing Aquabus from the pier outside the market.
Richmond Richmond is said to be Vancouver’s new Chinatown . Located about 20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver by metro, Richmond’s community is largely a diversity of Asian ethnicities from Hong Kong Chinese, Chinese Indian, Japanese, Camobdian…
Started in 2000 by entrepreneur Raymond Cheung, the Richmond Night market has grown into one of the largest North American night market festivals. It occurs annually during the summer, bringing out the best in innovative, Asian-inspired fusion foods that will propel year round jaw-dropping instagram food shots. Follow the hashtag #VancouverFoodie.
Getting to Richmond: Aberdeen Station (25 minutes from downtown Waterfront Station). For traveler’s, Richmond is more like what Orange County is to Los Angeles than what Chinatown is to New York . Meaning, you’ll can’t just jump off the metro and wander around. It takes some Google research as its mostly suburban, with some popular streets with restaurants and malls.
Gastown Gastown is the oldest and most historic neighborhood of Vancouver, Gastown is where Vancouver first settlement was birthed, when Yorkshire seaman, Gassy Jack Deighton arrived to open the first saloon in the area. Today, Gastown is a mixture of hip boutiques, restaurants, pubs and galleries mixed with 1860s architecture, cobblestone streets. Old landmarks are still preserved and have plaques commemorating their historical value to the area. Two famous landmarks are a bronze statue of Jack Deighton and a 1977 steam-powered clock (located on the corner of Water and Cambie Streets). Take a food, bar and wine tasting tour of Gastown .
Best Food Tours for Exploring Vancouver Gastown Walking Food Tour Burn calories while you eat on a 2.5-hour walking food tour of Vancouver’s historic Gastown. 9 eateries to sample while you learn about the founding district of Vancouver.
View this tour North Van Shipyard Food Tour This 3 hour tour takes you on the scenic seabus across the bay to North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay’s Market and the surrounding shipyard to sample ten delicious and iconic specialty foods from candied salmon sticks, British Columbia wine, pizza, calamari and more!
View this tour Granville Island Market Tour A 2 hour food tour of Granville Island Market. You’ll tour Edible Canada, while sampling fine foods from local famers and vendors at the Granville Public Market.
View this tour Gastown Food, Craft Beer and Wine Tasting Tour If you’re a beer or wine connoisseur, this one is for you. This 3 hour food tour of historic Gastown takes you to enjoy local craft beers, wines, and cocktails. Certainly a fun way to kick back and socialize with travelers while doing your sightseeing.
View this tour Little Italy Walking Food Tour Burn calories while you eat on a 2.5-hour walking cultural and culinary tour of Little Italy. You’ll explore 8 food specialties while learning how the Italian community flourished in this city.
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Where to Stay in Vancouver Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel Located inside Vancouver Airport above the check-in counters for domestic flights, sits the lofty Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel ( Read my review )an in-terminal airport hotel. I stayed here for three nights on my Arctic Ocean trip ! My room had an epic view of the airport runway. I could pretty much watch my plane come in before I ran to board it.
Check out another traveler favorite in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Fairmont Vancouver
View on Booking.com Samesun Hostel Samesun Hostel can look a little unkept at first glance, but the hostel is pretty efficient, is a great location on Granville Street and is a good deal for budget travelers who don’t mind hostelling. There are lockers for storage, fresh linens and free continental breakfast in the morning. They also have a luggage storage area for large luggage such as snowboards, skiis etc. The hostel also has a daily activities outting list for solo travelers or friends looking to sightsee under guided wing. Tip: If you’re a light sleeper, bring your earplugs as its located next to a nightclub. Location: 1018 Granville Street, V6Z 1L5 Vancouver, Canada
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Simran Singh Thapar appointed as Executive Chef at JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa Chef Simran Singh Thapar has been appointed as the Executive Chef at JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa. A dynamic epicurean, Chef Simran is on a quest to offer guests an extraordinary dining experience. Staying true to his roots, he is an expert in Indian and regional cuisines and enjoys cooking the same for his guests. His forte lies in crafting innovative creations and successfully infusing different cuisines to create the perfect blend of unique flavours in conventional dishes. Chef Simran, started his career in the Merchant Navy as a Navigation Officer, and soon discovered that being a sailor wasn’t his true calling. He realized he was deeply inspired and influenced by his maternal uncle who was a chef, and decided to follow his footsteps. Starting off as an Assistant Kitchen Management to achieving the position of Executive Chef at The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala, Chef has truly come a long way . With over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, this is Chef Simran’s principal association with Marriott International and he plans to apply his skill set to consistently maintain guest satisfaction. Prior to his recent positioning, he headed the culinary operations at The Roseate – Bird Group New Delhi, in the capacity of an Executive Chef. His keenness to provide gourmet experiences through personalized attention, appeals to his diverse audience and his outstanding guest reviews are a testimony to the great foundation he has set. Chef Simran was awarded the “Luxurious North Indian cuisine in a five star” – The Roseate House – Kheer by Hindustan Times Hall of Fame 2019. Additionally, he was felicitated for “Exceptional Fine dining restaurant in a five star” – The Roseate – Chini, by Hindustan Times Hall of Fame 2019. Chef Simran’s culinary skills has been appreciated by many national and international dignitaries. During his tenure as the Executive Chef at Maidens Hotel by The Oberoi Group, he was applauded by the Congressman Jack Kingston from Georgia 1st District after he had crafted a lunch experience for the Council team at “The Curzon Room”. On the new Chef’s appointment, Director of Food and Beverages, Sunil Kumar, said, “We are very glad to have such an experienced Chef taking on the reigns of all our restaurants at JW Marriott Mussoorie . We would like to welcome him on board and are excited to witness the modifications he brings about at the hotel. Our property can use his leadership skills, effective planning, unique approach to guest management and tactful execution skills that have ensured his benchmark performance as a Chef. We extend our full support and under his expert guidance we are sure to excel.” Chef Simran’s work philosophy is all about the right ingredients and the right cooking techniques. On his new change Chef Simran commented, “I’m eagerly looking forward to work closely with the Marriott International family. And being a nature lover, using the fresh and organic ingredients in the in-house green house at JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa, is what I am looking forward to the most.” In his spare time, he ardently enjoys gardening and believes it not only acts as his stress buster but also immensely contributes to his culinary innovations. Chef Simran has a huge collection of Kishore Kumar’s albums, and his preferred choice for karaoke is any of his hits.

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How to delete your Google account

Home / Gadgets / Uncategorized / How to delete your Google account How to delete your Google account — July 12, 2019
hat’s it. You’ve had sufficient. Google knows too much approximately you, has been spying in your surfing history for too long and exerts a dangerous degree of influence over the apps you operate every day. It’s time to delete your Google Account. If you have ever attempted to delete an internet account, providers don’t constantly make it clean. Some simplest allow you to “disable” the account, at the same time as others have a mandatory cooling off period wherein your account is in limbo. Luckily, deleting your Google Account is speedy, easy, and painless.
If you convert your thoughts and want to recover your account, it can be viable in case you act rapidly. Go to money owed.Google.Com/signin/restoration and input your former Gmail deal with. If a healing is possible, Google will notify both at once or via an e-mail on your antique backup cope with. More Interesting: Economic Modeling: Funding Belongings Property Model
Google follows strict rules for AdSense Publishers. If you violate any of these TOS then your account can be banned from Google Adsense. Once they ban your account it is very difficult or almost impossible to get your account back into movement. Only when you have a whole proof that you have not violated their regulations there are some probabilities to get your account returned. Submit those stats and evidence to them for consideration. If Google feels that you are accurate you might get your account again.
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Still, there is one manner to “Re-Apply for an AdSense Account even if you have been already banned from them.”
Remember Google best bans AdSense publisher account and no longer their net-websites. One criminal trick or approach to re-apply your AdSense account is to use your buddy’s name.
Consider you have got a web-website online like on that you have used your AdSense commercials. After your account has been disabled the primary component to do is try convincing Google that you have not violated their phrases the use of suitable proof. If this does not paintings then pass the other manner.
It’s time take the help of your friend. Create a blogger account along with his Google account and follow for AdSense application in his call and in his cope with. Now Google will without difficulty approve his account. Then get the permission from your pal to use his AdSense publisher id to your website that’s “http://www.Yourdomainname.Com”. Now as consistent with Google TOS you may use your AdSense advertisements on any wide variety of websites as soon as your account is accredited. So you once more make money from Adsense.But you may be getting the cheque in your pal’s call. Make sure you have got superb information about him and so that you get your percentage of profits from him.
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That’s it! You have correctly re-implemented for AdSense Account. Make sure which you don’t violate their phrases once more and get greater problems to your buddy.
Today I had an overlooked call from a London smartphone variety, and I concept, “who the heck do I know that might be calling me from London?” A few hours later my phone become ringing again, and it turned into the equal London telephone variety, so I picked it up. It was Google.
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Limelight, Royal Orchid Jaipur

Limelight is an all day casual dining restaurant cum coffee shop in Royal Orchid Hotel, Jaipur (Tonk Road). They set the morning breakfast buffet for the hotel’s resident guests as well as non-residents. Then the lunch they serve is on A-La-Carte and again the buffet is set for the dinner; apart the snacks, munchies with tea and coffee is available on A-La-Carte 24/7. They also have a full bar available for the guests. They specialises in North Indian, Rajasthani, Italian and Continental cuisine food. They also have some remarkable drinks. As for recommendation, their breads, croissants and dosa for morning breakfast; Dal Bati Churma for lunch and dinner is something one can’t avoid to have. Some other must haves from this restaurant would be; Starters: Hara Bhara Kebab (with olives) Paneer Tikka

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5 Indian Restaurants in Singapore

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Singapore’s speciality lies in its internationally fused cuisine and food is undoubtedly an important part of life here. From Chinese restaurants to Indian eateries, Malay cafes to western fast food joints and from hawker centres to high-end restaurants, Singapore has a good mix of delicacies to choose from. And talking about Indian food in Singapore, it is admired and eaten by everyone including Indian expats and locals. Indian food is all about spices and aromas, a variety of rich flavours and mouth-watering curries define the country’s true taste and food culture.
So, it is time to loosen your belt buckles, fellow foodies! We are unveiling the 5 best Indian restaurants in Singapore that boast for their authentic Indian dishes, traditional ambiance, and unique dining experiences while taking care of your wallet. Khansama Tandoori Restaurant
For a super polished take on North Indian cuisine, Khansama is a true choice. It is among the fine dining establishments in Singapore and uniquely serves excellent food.
Their slogan “Let the flavours of India come alive at Khansama Tandoori with its authentic, straight-forward Indian cuisine” says it all. Aromatic butter chicken is one of their signature dishes and as the name suggests. The gravy is rich and creamy with tender juicy chicken dipped in it. Vegetarian Tandoori Platter is another dazzling set to order as an Appetizer for a perfect blend of spicy and juicy tandoor roasted taste.
On top of it all, no matter how many dishes you order, the turnaround time for serving is very quick. They also offer free home delivery services across the island for the orders till midnight. Zaffron Kitchen
The ultimate fine dining experience at Zaffron Kitchen will bring you to the moon’s height. With mood lighting and luxury finishing, this does not feel like a typical Indian restaurant, but the aromas of lingering spices flicker the taste buds of Indian flavours.
Zaffron Kitchen serves at two different locations in Singapore. The East Coast Road branch is a perfect family and a kid’s friendly restaurant while the Westgate branch is a tad trendier and hip appealing to the millennial foodies who love insta -worthy shots. From wraps and salads to lassi and wine, their menu is vast, and every item has some speciality. Top menus include fragrant chicken biryani, rich creamy dal makhani and all-time favourite bhelpuri giving you crunchiness in every bite you take. Shahi Maharani, North Indian Restaurant
Shahi Maharani is yet another one of Singapore’s unique dining experiences where you will feel like you are eating in a palace. The restaurant is located at Raffles City and offers an unforgettable gastronomical journey through its traditional Indian cuisine and luxury ambience claiming to pamper you like a real Maharani (queen).
Shahi Maharani is not just known for an exclusive and royal dining experience but is equally loved and admired for its authentic taste too. The distinctive aroma of the rich curries and spicy and tangy taste of their tandoor cooked kebabs will knock you out at the first bite. If you are dining on weekends, you can be lucky to enjoy your meal with the soft and classy live Bollywood music. Rocking Rickshaw
Vibrant, rocking and desi are few words that best define the ambience of this newly opened Indian restaurant in Singapore. Rocking Rickshaw has rocked the hearts of many Indians in Singapore in a short time. It is located in Kallang Wave Mall at Stadium Place and in less than a year has gained the fame and popularity that many restaurants and bars are still craving for. Weekend evenings are super busy, and people are willing to queue and consider the quick service as compensation for their long queuing time.
The combination of pocket-friendly menu, delicious dishes, and the ultimate Bollywood live band have made it a super hit. However, this restaurant is not recommended for young children during the weekends because of non-stop loud music. Urban Roti – Indian Grill & Bar
If you wish to enjoy fine Indian cooking with an adjusted blend of exemplary and contemporary dishes in a trendy setting, Urban Roti is the right place for you. This famous North Indian restaurant serves at two best locations in Singapore. Urban Roti at Lau Pa Sat is known as the spiffiest spot for curries and kebabs and its quality is affirmed by its lunchtime regulars. Top picks include the tapas-style dishes like tandoori chicken, veg platter and coconut fried prawns. If you’re feeling fancy, indulge in garlic, cheese or butter naan paired with their rich butter chicken or creamy palak paneer.
To enjoy a couple of dramatic dishes to bring a twist in your meal, you must dine at Urban Roti in Syed Alwi road as its second branch. The menu has everything from Indian street eats to the main course. The most impressive is, the staff at the restaurant, who are trained enough to guide you through their best dishes and their flavours. Also, the menus are constantly being reinvented with recipes both traditional and adventurous to brings enhanced experiences every time you visit.
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When I surrendered my self to Sujoy Gupta, Executive chef of Taj Bengal Kolkata

by Anindya | Jul 12, 2019 | Eating Out , Food
I had two meals at Taj Bengal Kolkata during my staycation and a breakfast, which was almost a brunch. At the helm of affairs was Sujoy Gupta – Executive Chef Taj Bengal – who had recently taken over the charge. When Cal 27 , the all day dining at Taj Bengal was launched, they had also introduced – the Autograph collection which comprised of signature dishes across all the international properties of Taj. Bunny chow and meat Lamprais from that menu is etched in my mind forever.
Before Sujoy, it was Chef Sonu Koithara as the Executive Chef of Taj Bengal Kolkata . Read his story here Addition in the menu of Cal 27 Taj Bengal
The new menu at Cal 27 now looks like erstwhile Hub style classic menu. There are grills, burgers and chef’s signature collection with specialties. The pizza and pasta section of the menu has been reintroduced and vegetarian pizzas like burrata pizza, buffalo bocconcini pizza with pesto (will come back to this) have been introduced. Taste of Calcutta – a small section, which has the local connection over Machher Jhol, Railway mutton cutlets and others are also there. The pizza which stole the heart The sea food risotto
Comfort food moves fast in a coffee shop for resident guests and it is part of the ‘mains section’. Prawn Moili, bhuna ghost and others feature here from across India in Comforts mains. Kids’ corner along with today’s need of the hour- gluten free and vegan options, have been added to the menu. The mid night menu has also been revamped. Mr. Manish Gupta, the GM, expressed the idea of creating more signature dishes for the restaurant in addition to the popular ones, so that guests are attracted towards it. Kosha Mangsho, Risotto and Pizza for lunch. Wait, there was a mud cake too. Sujoy Gupta Executive Chef, takes us on a journey
If that sounds weird, I cannot help it. The aim was to taste the signature dishes and we sought Sujoy’s help. While Manish restricted himself to his salads, I ordered my Kosha Mangsho, as Sujoy Gupta Executive Chef said that this is not in the menu but is provided on request. The Kosha Mangsho was, as the millennials call it- BAE . I rarely am happy with Kosha Mangsho in a restaurant as I have faced many bad experiences over the years but this was a dish of substance. I couldn’t have been happier with the flavour, colour and the taste of this kosha mangsho.
During this time, the Veg pizza arrived and by the time I could start on it, my companions were already raving about it. Thin crust with pesto, bocconcini cheese on top with rocket leaves and sunchoked tomatoes playing hide and seek was a beautiful flavour combination. This is a pizza which I don’t mind revisiting even if I am a diehard non-vegetarian.
Wanna know why Kosha Mangsho will be the last dish before I die? Read here Yes it was Kosha Mangsho for lunch The Story of Kakori Kebab, Gelafi roti, Sonargaon and a Pathan suit
This is Sujoy’s second stint at Taj Bengal. He is now the Executive chef but as I feel, much of the grooming of the Executive chef happened when he was managing Sonargaon. I fondly remember telling him that Sonargaon is to him like Eden Gardens is to Dada. The food has to be shown its due respect and so, I carried with myself a Pathan Suit for the occasion. How many times have you dressed up, especially for a great dining experience? Sonargaon Interiors
Sonargaon Taj Bengal menu is an elaborate one. However, we were told that Sujoy had something exotic planned for us. Like the invincible pair of Ganguly and Sachin in Indian cricket, we started with two star dishes- Kakori Kebab and Machhli Gondhoraj. Making Kakori kebab is a tedious process which involves skill. The silken smooth coating and “melt in your mouth” kebabs are worth dying for. Kakori kebab Sujoy explained the process of making Kakori Kebabs in Sonargaon Taj Bengal Kolkata Lean meat is minced for 8 to 10 times. Lamb Kidney fat is added in the mince at a certain ratio. This is the key to smooth and silky kakori kebabs. 25 spices including khowa, cinnamon, rose petal, chiranji, kabab chini, saffron, cashew nut, are all made into a fine paste and strained for 4 to 5 times so that no grains left. This spice paste is then mixed with the meat along with additional saffron, smoked and then it’s left for a day, so that the spices blend in the meat. It is important for this meat to marinate for a day, at least, for a silky and smooth kakori kebab. Superstars of Sonargaon, Taj Bengal Kolkata
The scintillating opening pair mentioned above gave a good start to the dining innings. There was more to come. It was almost like a dream team. There was Daal Sonargaon (takes almost 12 hours to cook) and Gilafi Kulchha. This was my first experience of Gilafi Kulchha and one that will be memorable. The base was made with sourdough kulchha bread and on top, it was Shirmal dough. As I had a first bite, there was a sweetness which flirted, then there was the regular taste of the dough till it boomeranged and the sweet taste hit me in the end.
In the vegetarian menu, the star attractions were Dahi ka Kofta with a delicious stuffing of palak and Aloo Lal Mirch in a Cashew nut and onion gravy with yogurt and Kashmiri Lal Mirch. By the time I had reached these, I was still having a hangover of the Kakori Kebab. In the meantime, Nalli Nihari and Raan had made appearances. The meat literally fell off the bones and melted in our mouth. Cliché but true. Little did we know earlier that the meat for both these dishes are always procured from Marwar region of Rajasthan. Sujoy Gupta the Executive chef and Md. Afzal the F&B Manager Road map for future by Sujoy Gupta Executive Chef Taj Bengal Kolkata
This is a dilemma which perhaps all food outlets face time and again. The location and the cuisine makes Sonargaon a rare combination with no parallels around. Let’s also not forget that classic always has its own place. While Sujoy, has got no intention of changing anything in the menu, he might introduce a degustation menu. This is something which we will definitely look forward to. The saga continued till next morning at Cal 27 over a breakfast. How many times have you cancelled your eggs to order?
I am a boring diner when it comes to breakfast. I follow a ritual of some bacon strips, some sausages and a double egg sunny side up. If in a better mood after this, then perhaps a poori sabzi or a masala dosa. Things you won’t find in my breakfast plate – fruits, corn flakes and fruit juices. After a great dinner the previous night, the breakfast had to be late and uncharacterizable laziness crawled in. By the time I reached Cal 27, it was almost 10.15 A.M. Can you please cancel my sunny side up? A quick guide to make an egg souffle omelette
I was picking up food from the buffet counter like my own ritual and ordered for my sunny side up. On my way back, I found Simran, the wait staff carrying a fluffy omelette for someone else. I didn’t know the name. I am non-judgemental about eggs, so I requested her to change my order. Later Sujoy confirmed that this was an egg souffle omelette. Like the process of making a meringue, 4 egg whites are beaten to a peak. There cannot be any leftover egg white or liquid at the bottom. Finely chopped chilies are sautéed on the pan and the egg white is carefully poured into the frying pan without knocking out the air. It is cooked on a low flame and after a while, the egg is given 1 fold and the omelette is ready. Best part of the breakfast was the croissant girl moving around with freshly made croissants Thanks Simran for recommending the Egg souffle omelette thats how sundays start on a good note Regional platters at Cal 27 Taj Bengal as a part of the buffet and I clicked my luchi.
On that particular day, it was Gujarati platter but like all great chefs, Sujoy had started reading minds. Within few seconds of being seated at the table, Sujoy sent a plateful of dreams. Sunday dream for any Bengali is Luchi. 4 perfectly done luchi with cholar daal, alur dom, chutney, mishti doi and some lonka bhaja completed the platter. Things got complicated from here. Like a lover split between two individuals, my attention oscillated between souffle omelette and the luchi but I almost ended both. As a part of the South Indian buffet, we also got a South Indian platter and the sambar was to die for. The Luchi platter and the South Indian platter are available on request. The south Indian thali in the foreground and luchi in the background. No emotions were heart in clicking this picture Thats the picture which went viral on twitter. I wrote a large dream is made of small hopes
Three meals, numerous stories and taste memories etched in the brain and my heart – my final takeaway from Sujoy Gupta Executive chef, Taj Bengal Kolkata. Here’s wishing him all the best. Share this:

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