Beyond Madras – Park Hyatt – Restaurant Review #10

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One of the things that I miss about Chennai is the awesome food places that I visit to review. Here, in Hyderabad, I am not well established as a food blogger, so I don’t get much restaurant or event invites. If any of you are foodies from Hyderabad, rope me in to the PRs. This place, on the review today, Beyond Madras is a restaurant at the Part Hyatt.

Beyond Madras at The Dining Room is an experience. It is the experience of looking back fondly at the treasure trove of grandma’s recipes. Looking back at bygone years. At reliving family meals that used to be rife with laughter and stories.

Looking back…. behind the veil of time, and beyond the concept of erstwhile Madras….. where existed a home.

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Mamagoto -Nungambakkam – Restaurant Review #9

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I was recently invited to visit and review the Mamagoto Restaurant at my most favorite KNK Road, Chennai.
Mamagoto Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Press Release:

Mamagoto, India’s leading Pan-Asian café opens its yellow doors for the 9th time, at Chennai. Founded in January 2010 in Delhi, Mamagoto literally translated from Japanese means “to play with food”, and that is the very ethos of the concept – to make Asian eating fun, unpretentious and casual.

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The Recession Groom: A Book Review

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Will you believe if I tell you that I have 58 books currently in my TBR (to-be-read) list? If you feel the number is low, then here is the twist: the books in this list are just the immediate ones which lie on my shelf in my house mini library. My original TBR has more than 2500 books to be read before I breath my last, and the list is still adding. Now, coming to the point, the book I completed today is “The Recession Groom” by Vani.

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Nikhil Kushwaha’s The Waning Moon: A Book Review

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So, here I am, back with another book review. Well, before you read this book, you need to read it’s prequel, which has been reviewed here. This book is a sequel of the author’s first book, six teen mistakes. The first book has an open ending, which was continued into this second book. It is advisable to read the first book before grabbing this one.

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Ravi Subramanian’s God is a Gamer – Book Review

Where do I start? Well, let’s start with how I stumbled upon this book. I got this book from BlogAdda for an unbiased review. I was thrilled to realize that I had received an autographed copy. Isn’t it great when you get a personal copy from the author? One of my friends told me that the book was indeed very brilliant, and this instilled more curiosity in me. Was this book brilliant? Am I recommending it? Read on…

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Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat – Full Review by Stri!

2 hours – two uninterrupted hours was the time it took me to complete the 260 pages “Half-Girlfriend” novel by Chetan Bhagat. I was one of the many readers who pre-ordered the book, exactly the next minute Chetan Bhagat announced it officially. Why? Curiosity. As Chetan says, I don’t remember him as a person who did this, I miss him when one year passes without his book. Let’s cut the small talk and get on to the real review.
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Maybeline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner Review

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I wanted to try out some really lovely eyeliner other than the Lakme one which I usually use, thus I ended up buying the Maybeline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner and to my surprise I ended up liking it loads that I right away wrote this review. It’s been 2 days since I am using this eyeliner and I am really glad to have found this thin brushed long stay liner. Also, what makes this more preferable is the wide range of colors that are available. Yes, not just black, this eyeliner has shades like Navy Blue, Turquoise Blue, Khakhi, Orange, Green, etc. I have tried out three colors and ended up buying the Navy Blue one. Continue reading

Safi – Natural Blood Purifier – Review

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“Sri, yet another trip. Damn, you are of marriageable age. Don’t spoil your skin” – Well, yeah that’s my mom’s reaction when I ask for permission to go on a trip. Trip or no trip, sin anyhow gets spoiled – thanks to the pollution, poor eating habits, and weird diseases like PCOD that causes ill-effects on our lovely skin. I have been there, suffered that – yeah, the worst pollution, PCOD, trips, Holi colors, face painting, Junk Food, etc. Whatsoever cosmetics we use, they clear and clean our external skin but what purifies our blood and gives our face a natural glow? A Natural Blood Purifier does! Continue reading

The Revenge Of Kaivalya – Sumana Khan – A Review

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First of all, my heartfelt apologies for posting the review at the eleventh hour. I was having a busy vacation, lot of StyleBook posts to follow. Watch this space! Well, coming to the current post, thanks to Write Tribe and Sumana Khan for sending me this lovely book for review. This is my first book review via Write Tribe. The Revenge Of Kaivalya is a supernatural thriller that gave me chills and thrills at the right places, and if you think that this is yet another cheesy horror story then you are prejudging because this is not just a horror story. Continue reading


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Shampoos, conditioners, serums, hair care – Damn, they just turn me on more than the hottest guy in the universe. Yup, who doesn’t love their hair? Well, at least the hair on their head! So, when IndiBlogger came up with review for Sunsilk Natural Recharge Shampoo+Conditioner contest I immediately applied; result? I got these lovely gift wrapped free samples.

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Sorry. Again? Can he purge his sins? – Book Review

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Ten days back, I got this book for review by debutant author Amit Singh who wanted me to review this self-published debut novel of his which he has published via Amazon. This is an unbiased review in exchange for the e-book. The readers who would love to read this book can download it from . If you are a book reviewer or a blogger with book review based blog do contact Amit Singh at his FB Page – Sorry. Again? to review his book for exchange of a free pdf. Continue reading


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The summer is too cruel, isn’t it? Damn, if there was any option at all I would definitely break-up with dear Sunny! Well, to protect ourselves from the harmful radiations of the sun we need to be well equipped and properly armed, that’s where the sunscreen, after sun face wash, and gel comes into the scene. I kind of equipped myself in prior with these 3 LAKME goodies by the month of March itself. In places like mine (Chennai) it is mostly summer only. I use these products for the past 2-3 years during summer (March – June). Continue reading


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Matrix is salon based hair styling and hair care products brand founded in 1980 by American hairdresser Amie Miller. Matrix is well-known salon as well as salon based hair care product manufacturers. Most of the salons in India use the Matrix based products for the hair treatments or hair based services.

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BIOTIQUE Bio Almond Eye Cream – Review

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BIOTIQUE Bio Almond Soothing & Nourishing Eye Cream is one of the few eye creams that I have tried personally. Before going into the full-fledged review here is a quick brief about BIOTIQUE – This is a hair, skin, and body care products company found by Vinita Jain. What keeps this brand apart, is that this is totally an ayurvedic brand unlike the rest of the leading counterparts. The Biotique products have therapeutic properties and are not cosmetics. Continue reading