Auto Rickshaw

Day 19: I actually wanted to dedicate today’s post and picture to ABC Farms, which is the property shown in this picture whose sign you can see at the top portion. However, just as strange a place ABC Farms is, it was also very difficult to try and capture it in a single image. I …

Tandoor At Work

Day 18: A few posts ago, I had written about the outdoor food station located at one of the buildings here, and the freshly made kabobs. One of the other amazing things about the said food station is the tandoor (or tanoor in Persian, or clay-oven in English). Yes, they have a charcoal fired tandoor …

Vagator

Day 17: There are quite a few beaches in Goa, so I had to do a bit of research to pick the right spot for me. Most people head to Baga or Calangute, which¬† are crowded with locals and tourists alike where you won’t find an empty spot on the beach, and will be bothered …

Roadside Hotel

Day 16: I decided to head to Vagator beach in Goa for the weekend. As such, I hired a cab and picked the scenic way to travel from Pune to Vagator. It was a 10 hour journey, and yes, the plane would have been much quicker, but if you want to get to see a …

Making It Fresh

Day 15: in addition to the phenomenal view that the roof top deck offers (discussed in the previous post), it also houses an outdoor food station, where fresh kabobs and naan bread are made! In this picture, you can see a staff member preparing the dough to be inserted into the oven (aka tandoor), and …

View From The Top

DAY 14: If you are wondering what Pune looks like, well, here is a very small glimpse from atop of one of the buildings I work at, located in the north-eastern part of the city. Looking south-west, you can see the Yerwada bridge which leads to Koregaon Park road and the neighbourhood of the same …

Chinese Fast Food

DAY 13: My place is located in Koregaon Park which is considered the most prestigious neighbourhood in Pune. There are many gorgeous houses belonging to wealthy people, as well as 4+ star hotels like the Westin. Also nestled among them are spots like the one in this picture. I find it a little odd, not …

Local Dogs

DAY 12: I am not sure what breed of Dog these are, but they are everywhere. Living on the streets and skinny (you can guess why), they are golden in colour, and have very short hair. When one of them starts howling, all of the other ones (and there are lots) repeat their call, and …

Big Mac-onomics

I came across an article about the Big Mac Index a few years ago. Since its inception, the BMI has inspired various related studies as well. So when I travel, I make a point of checking out the local McDonald’s offerings and verify the study myself :) Except in India, where there is no Big …

Osho Meditation Resort

Osho IMR

DAY 10: after getting sick, working long days, and not having had much time to myself since I got to Pune, I decided that today would be dedicated to me, and what better way to relax than to meditate. Considering the Osho International Meditation Resort is right in the neighbourhood where I was staying, I …