Sensational Dubai!

Planning for a trip to a Dessert? Beach? modern place? amazing architecture? Or to experience the crazy adrenaline experiences?

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We’ll that’s what Dubai holds in itself, a complete package for travel lovers with varied tastes, and a glance on the options it offers for you will for sure compel travelers to have it in the “Must visit” place.

And why not, with such an easy connectivity via the Gulf Air from Cleartrip,it doesn’t actually needs a second thought to hop on to.

And while in Dubai, you should definitely check these places:

  1. Burj Khalifa : Visiting the tallest structure of the world would have definitely build anxiety!160 storied shiny building capturing world’s Tallest Art gallery(having works of close to 85 artists across the world), a mix of Residential(144 residences), Commercial space with Armani hotel (with a difference – step into home with no reception desk), lounges, health & wellness facilities, pools , observation desk at 148th floor(which can even make people view shores of Iran on a clear day)

It also has special measures with lights to prevent aircraft collisions, infact its fact file is huge with interesting stories to grasp.

  1. Dubai Fountains : The Dubai Fountain, situated on 30acre Burj lake are world’s tallest performing fountain , with over 900ft in length. The light, music & the serene lake shares a compelling & wow moment on the first glimpse itself. It performs to range of different songs ranging from contemporary, classical & other world music as well.
  1. Dubai mall : With the credit of largest mall in world (basis area measured), it engulfs 1200 shops in the Dubai Downtown , attracting maximum tourists across the world. Get your Style quotient rejuvenated here !
  1. Burj Al Arab : Get pampered at one of the luxurious hotel designed in the form of sailing ship , on an artificial island, close to Jumeirah Beach. Encompasses 202 rooms on 28 double storey floors, some lovely restaurants offering a panoramic look of Dubai .
  1. Aquaventure Waterpark : That’s definitely for the adventure seekers, adrenaline pumping rides, Zip line giving the views of Atlantis & beachfront, getting close to the marine life (sharks, rays, colorful fishes), it will for sure offer the nerve chilling experience. For those who wish to relax at beaches , have this option too here.
  1. Dolphin Bay : In Atlantis, this bay is certain to provide a memorable experience, while swimming with Dolphins or going for Scuba with these amazing creatures and even just hug them up!
  1. Dubai Desert : Gear up now! Take a backseat , hold the belts tight as the ride on dunes gonna take you for an adrenaline rush. If not that , opt in for Quad biking and explore the amazing sandy landscapes. Still not pleased, forget all and go in for Sand-boarding down the slopes & have a sensational experience all by yourself.

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  1. SKI Dubai : Loved Sand-boarding, now why not explore Ski-boarding:) at Ski Dubai, a great Indoor Ski resort. Tightly themed with those snowy winters, it is a lovely place to enjoy Skiing, Snow-boarding & participate in snow games / jumping the ramp, roll down the ball run, have that amazing hot chocolate and why not meet & greet ”penguins”!
  1. Aquarium & Underwater Zoo : with certainly breathtaking experiences as “riding Shark scooter”(descending upto 3metres under the water ,making you have a comfortable look at the marine life), gain momentum with encountering & feeding the Sharks, go in for snorkelling to see marine life and yes don’t miss on the Underwater zoo ( King Croc – a mighty 750kg -5m long crocodile; Night creatures as Bats, Owl’s, Hedgehogs & some other interesting creatures)
  1. Jumeirah beach & Marina Beach : The white shiny beach with pristine blue -green waters on Jumeriah offers a calm ,relaxing day for the visitors. One can also visit marina beach, which ensures to showcase some of the amazing skyscrapers built there, apart from admiring nature (sunset, sunrise )
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Day out in Rome!

Just a though ran my mind on busy working Tuesday.. Rome was not built in a day.. Why not let me walk through it in a day ..I tapped on to see Euro to INR conversion , it was little lower than last week , & expected to go low in next 2 days as well, Foreign exchange was just the next  building to office, the month & the weather was perfect ,  Mom was happy with my child about to turn 2 in next one month, Travel site was offering discounts! What else? I just rushed & planned for10 day Italy trip, a trip to admire the art designed by the greatest artists, to fall in love with the culture & praise the lovely people out there!

So keep your eye glued to visit: 5 Best Places in Rome in a day:

  1. Vatican Museums :

Well that’s a complete “Not to miss” start, book your audio guide online & enter them skipping the queues outside. With the complete museums & gallery stretched along 7Kms, one has to be selective to preserve the energy for the last of the magnificent stretch opening into “Sistine Chapel”. Vatican houses all time greatest art be it Modern paintings or Egyptian mummies or Etruscan bronzes or frescoed rooms, all due to the great artists as Michelangelo & Raphael.

Search more on Website : www.vatican.va

  1. St.Peter’s Basilica :

Within the Vatican City, lies the Dome of Basilica, a brilliant piece of renaissance architecture, which has been collectively designed by all time great artists as Michelangelo, Gian Lorenzo, Carlo & Donato (for more than 100 years) making it  “One of the largest churches in the world”.

Bordered with Rich history it is a lovely place to be at & can be covered in a single visit to Vatican.

2. Colosseum :

One of the most admired “Amphitheatre” across the world, although some part of it has converted into ruins, but this structure along with rich history is a big charm of Rome.

It was basically home to entertainment for the public with the display of exotic animals, there used to be game fights between animals & slaves or criminals or prisoners. The original building was marble clad with 160 huge statues of over 160ft.  It could accommodate approx. 55k spectators with 4 floor seating space.

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3. Spanish Steps :

Just besides the Triangular square: Piazza Di Spagna, lies a French Church on the top of hill, which can be easily forayed upon the long stairs referred as “Spanish Steps”. A day visit can ensure you to walk on the stairs & visit the glimpse , but this is place attracts lot of tourists, so for a serene view one can also see the lightening glimpse when the night falls. Along the complete way numerous gelatine shops are there to hold on to the amazing flavours of famous ice-creams.

4. Trevi Fountain :

When the night falls, with the surrounding lights this place has an amazing aura it radiates.

One of the most beautiful fountain ever seen, full of huge crowd , still it demands an ample time from your itinerary . It also reflects s perfect example of “Monumental Baroque”.

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So now just Pack your bags & plan for an enticing trip to Italy.

Food Review – Chopsticks , Delhi

Location : The Village Restaurant Complex  , Near  Sirifort Auditorium , Khel Gaon Marg , Delhi  Serves : Chinese &  Asian Cuisine Cost : INR 2000 for 2 pax , Serves : Buffet in Lunch and Al -C…

Source: Food Review – Chopsticks , Delhi

Donald J Trump – Real life ” Agent of Chaos “

ON 9th November 2016, world was not same anymore … It saw change of power from OBAMA to TRUMP . Yes, Donald J trump which was not even a distant possibility for WHITE HOUSE. Nowhere close to the power seat as per expert’s.

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A business tycoon, who was heavily criticized, even by his own party men for controversial statements. During Election campaign, Mr. Trump openly made remarks which people fear to even express in private.. Statements which clearly showed hatred towards Mexicans, Muslims and even women in large. .

Some political commentators called it era of dark politics after reviewing the debates held b/w presidential candidates.  And even announced that it will turn into an Era of Nazism if Republican candidate came to   power.

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But, whatever happened in last 2 years of campaigning, I believe citizens of most powerful nation of the world has already chosen their side way back in 2008.

Remember “ The Dark Knight “ ,  released in 2008 ,where the superhero  “Batman “ who was trying to save the city get overshadowed in every aspect by the villain “ JOKER “ {For which Ledger  won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor }  . imagesA negative character which was largely applauded by Americans not only for screen performance but for its dialogue and the thought process behind it . After 8 years, when you compare ideology behind that Character with TRUMP statements, you will find a similar pattern.  Pattern which defines undesired needs of voters, which they can’t accept openly but acknowledge and appreciated privately and which made them to VOTE FOR TRUMP.

 

And the basis for drawing such conclusion was statements made during debates, few of them were:

  • I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.
  • I am smart for not paying taxes ..It’s not my fault but of the system .
  • It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!
  • My IQ is one of the highest — and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure; it’s not your fault.
  • I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.
  • On his top spot: I could ‘shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters’
  • I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding

 

And now compare them with what “ The JOKER “ said , 8 years ago :

  • Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos.
  • You know what I’ve noticed? Nobody panics when things go “according to plan.” Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it’s all “part of the plan”. But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!
  • “Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside.” 
  • As you know, madness is like gravity…all it takes is a little push.

And the epic one

  •  They need you right now, but when they don’t, they’ll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. I’ll show you. When the chips are down, these… these civilized people, they’ll eat each other. See, I’m not a monster. I’m just ahead of the curve.

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                                      Yes , Donald J trump was just ahead of the curve

  • Probably what TRUMP must have told to Obama  & Hillary while filling the nomination papers as a President candidate  🙂

“Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… *do* things.” 

download (2).jpgTrump entire campaign was focused on winning the election and enjoying the chase to prove Potus and Hillary wrong about what the nation really wants and final he has achieved it , he proved them wrong . But Fortunately, he doesn’t know what to do anymore ….

That’s actually is good and positive for world ,as he finally going to listen to people .Real life Bureaucrats and scholars and act accordingly for betterment of all rather than forcing all into World War IV of dark ages .

Without any glazing ball to predict future, We can only hope for him to really deliver on his promise to “Make America Great Again.” . Besides keeping the world a peaceful place for others to live in harmony too.

In the End , I just want to say ————–

“Why are you so Serious ?…………………… Hope this bring some smile to your face “ 🙂

 

Dil hua Mexicana – Taco Bell , Delhi

 Location : Ground Floor Epicuria Food Court , Nehru Place Metro Station , Delhi .

Good food is a sure shot way to have a good life .. and i believe in this mantra 🙂 .

And this place shares the same vibes ..  Conveniently located below  metro station , this place is part of the gigantic food court ” EPICURIA ” , yet they have seperate portion carved out for themselves .

They serves authentic Mexican food ( Minus Tequilla & cigar ) and had introduced  interesting combos to suit as per  Indian food buds flavor .

We ordered multiple dishes including Pinto Beans Chalupa , Chocodilla , Loaded Nachoes and all of them delivered delight right till the last bite .

Sports bar type look with comfortable sitting and cool music playing in background , make it ideal to visit this place any time of the day .

Overall My thumps up for this place for good food and quick snacks .


Ratings :

Ambiance : 4/5 
Food Quality : 4.5/5
Serving size : 3.5/5
Value for Money : 3.5/5 ( May be the location justifies premium ) 
Serves : MEXICAN FOOD only 
kids special menu : Not available 
Overall : 4/5

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And it’s no more a legal tender.

The moment when entire nation felt the earthquake tremors at once. It was 8 PM on 8th Nov 2016, when PM decide to be the epicenter of this Man made earthquake “ #Demonetisation .

Probably this Dialogue from Heath Ledger from “The Dark Knight “suits the situation:

 “Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair!

It took a while for people to understand, how this announcement has pulleddemonetisation the rug under their feet. While Deciding the fate of 500 /1000 Currency note ,
Modi ji has modified the destiny of 1.3 billion citizens  for good or for bad.  Suddenly Crisis in Samajwadi party , Pak actor in Bollywood , Firing incident at Border , Fleeing of Vijay Mallya and even India cricket series with England became last page topics .

16 days has passed since then and world is still wondering what will be the real impact of this decision going to be. Although Majority agrees that idea is bang on and it can meet the purpose, which was to eradicate black money and remove fake currency from the market. But, mode of implementation remains questionable. The way it created panic for common people and made them stand in queue for their own money shows lack of planning and overestimating capacity of Indian banking system.

May be metro cities are coming back on tracks pretty soon , but Real scenario can be observed in far flung areas where penetration of financial institution is minimal and downloadpeople are struggling to deposit /withdraw their own money.
With daily new notification coming up from Central Authorities, there is a chaos even among Bankers and Govt .officials that are responsible for implementation.  It takes almost 3-4 days for the communication to pass on to the lowest level.  Overall, the waiting time is increasing and the patience is gradually running low.

As our Honorable PM has said, he needs 50 of support days to show benefits of this idea. We know, Global media is closely observing this event and no matters what happen, it’s going down in history as biggest gamble ever played.

We really pray, the benefits starts showing soon and this Mahabharat has a happy ending. Else, it will take years for economy to recover and may result in millions lose their livelihood and life. In the process, NDA may even lose their credentials,  impacting  results of key elections in upcoming years  .or establish Mr. Modi  , as the magician which can turn any issue  into political gold .

On a lighter note ,  Shri Shri Rishi Kapoor has already predicted the Tsunami and warned the world way back in 1980 . You don’t believe me ??? Then listen to this on :

Thai Delight in GK 1 – BERCO’s

Situated right in middle of M Block market , GK 1 , This place is any time dine in for Chinese /Thai food lovers .

Located on first floor , they have sitting capacity of around 50-60 people . There is bit of space crunch if you have kids /infant with you . Staff is well trained and courteous , but the serving time is high .

We ordered following dishes :

1.) Virgin mojito – Served chilled and well prepared
2.) Honey chilli Baby corn
3.) Spring rolls
4.) Fried rice and Hakka noodles
5.) Thai green curry and planner chilli

Presentation was simple . Serving portion was appropriate .

Overall we liked the aroma of the food and they tasted very balanced in flavors .

They fall in mid price range and we 4 got a bill of overall 2.2k  .

Suggested prior reservation on weekends as the place is usually sold out during peak hours .


Ratings :
Location :3/5
Ambiance :3/5
Service :3/5
Taste :4/5
Hygiene :4/5
Kid friendly :2/5
Value for money :4/5

Overall 3.5/5

PS: Do try their peach apple ice tea and Thai green curry .

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