Making The Right NOI(SE)

The Chanakya opens its doors to NOI, a contemporary high energy spirit bar The Insider was at the latest party hub, pub-a high energy bar at the plush Chankaya- Here are the deets!  Known for creating world class destinations, DLF today opened doors to its latest offering – NOI – the city’s first high energy bar at its retail destination, The Chanakya, in the heart of Lutyen’s Delhi at the iconic Yashwant Place Commercial Complex.  The Chanakya is a holistic destination by the DLF group that offers the best experience in retail, food and entertainment and is home to world Continue Reading

What’s in a Name-Pub, Lounge bar, Ristorante or Bistro?

A ristorante means an Italian restaurant, a bistro is an inexpensive eatery, a lounge bar is a ‘smarter and more comfortably furnished bar in a pub’; and  a resto bar is a restaurant that serves alcoholic drinks. Wait! I can explain this reference- many a times, these terms are used interchangeably, shamelessly to imply something else, and that results in customer dissatisfaction! So there, once the nomenclature is out of the way…let’s get down to the brass tacks of my recent visit (upon the property’s invite) to Lit – a new restaurant and lounge bar a.k.a resto-bar that opened its gates this Continue Reading

Time Travel to Heritage!

It’s a surreal experience- you find yourself in a 325 years old haveli amidst a super fast wifi; having just swerved off the main road into a bustling bazaar and swept off into the buland darwaza (notice the small letters) leading up to the sprawling, majestic boutique hotel-  Ramgarh Heritage!  This was going to be my staycation! I said to my self and this is what I am talking about: Have a dekkho Ramgarh Heritage, a luxury boutique heritage hotel and part of a living Haveli almost 325 years old with features reminiscent of the pre independence era.   Exact coordinates: Panchkula, UTR, Union Territory Region Continue Reading