Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Worst Cafe for south Indian Food- Cafe Udupi Ruchi-Noida


I am an extreme lover for south Indian food, hence I keep trying the different restaurant for good south Indian food. This place was on my list since some time. This month, first time on 23 Sep'18, I placed an online order with them for their combo meal, initially the restaurant accepted the order and while I was waiting for my food, restaurant themselves canceled my order. I was left with no option but to starve that night. Then today on 29 Sep'18 once again I placer order for same combo meal which has( idli+upma+pongal+dosa+kesri bath). 


But, when I received the delivery it was the biggest shock, as what I got was only 2 idli+dosa+small portion of sweet vermicelli. Overall, I would say this restaurant is the biggest cheat and don't know why they are in business. Won't recommend this place to anyone ever. 


Food:0/5


Service:0/5


Ambiance:0/5


Value for money:0/5






Sunday, 7 October 2018

Kathuria Dairy and Sweets

 



It is just sweet and snacks shop, which has got a basic seating arrangement. Though mainly they are into dairy business for a long time, in this vicinity. Talking about food items they have all snacks items Samosa, bread pakora, paneer pakora, and chole bhature. Their samosas are best with green chutney. Being into dairy business even all of their milk-based sweets are very good compare many others in the trade. In summers you can also enjoy a refreshing glass of lassi here in sweet and salty both flavors. All in all a place is a good try. Service here is fine but from staff, we cannot expect much as they are more of all cook and helpers. 


Ambiance - 2/5

Service- 2/5

Food-3/5

Value for money: 3/5






Thursday, 4 October 2018

BOOK REVIEW - “AN UNSUITABLE BOY', KARAN JOHAR ”BY KARAN JOHAR & POONAM SAXENA


The unsuitable boy, with some chapters more engaging than others, is about coming of age and ‘coming out’. The chapter on where it is mentioned about Johar’s childhood will have strong resonances for those who are labeled with the tag of “effeminacy”. As a plump and non-masculine schoolboy, Johar is vexed but resilient while his parents are liberal, accepting and unconditionally loving. But the ‘normal’ world around him is persistently judgemental about any deviation from gender normativity.

In order to ‘pass’ better, the collegiate Johar secretly attends voice-training classes where he is taught to develop a baritone and speak without feminine gesticulations. “Imagine that you’re living in a box” the instructors would say, “now make sure that your hands don’t get out of the box”. They taught him social skills, of which being masculine was one? For non-normative people, embodying the ‘normal’ and ‘natural’ is the hardest precisely because it does not come naturally.

Johar had finished his college and was about to go to France for an internship linked to his father’s export business when, three days before he was to board the flight, his close friend Chopra persuaded him to stay back and help with the making of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Chopra told him: “Why the hell don’t you realize that you were born to be in the movies? You’re overdramatic, you’re melodramatic, you’re funny. The only thing you don’t have is an interval because you have this non-stop mad energy. You’re meant for the movies…. You’ll be a filmmaker one day.” Chopra’s prediction came true and Johar went onto make urban romantic melodramas that defined the contours of the Bollywood moment in the 1990s.

Johar’s debut film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was a sensational hit that revived the fortunes of both his family and his father’s company Dharma Productions. But his second film Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham opened to a less enthusiastic response. Critics slammed the extravagant multi-starter for its showy over the top-ness, cheesy jingoism and, if I may add, an audacious sense of cinematic geography where Chandni Chowk stood in close proximity to bucolic British estates.

To a despairing Johar, it felt as though the gains of his first film would stand reversed but the film picked up gradually and ended up creating box office history while overtaking the collections of that year’s most feted film Lagaan. Over the years, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham has been Dharma’s most successful film. It became, in the words of Johar, the “go-to Bollywood film” enjoying its “biggest brand value” in Germany, France, and Ireland. Johar is refreshingly clear-eyed about his repertoire. With wit, self-deprecating humor and the keen sensibility of a cinephile, Johar cheerfully performs autopsies of his own films.


Now my Positive viewpoints:

The positives of the story are the characters easily identifiable. Even though the narration is again easy to read and allows us to easily go through the entire story, the tale is spread over long years, but the novelist has chosen present tense all through, and the story is intertwined in the past and the present. This style provides a simultaneous telling of many stories happened at different times together. The reader is immersed between the layers of the internal as well as the external upheavals of various characters. There are many episodes that remain with you long after you keep the book back on the shelf.

Some suggestive points:

The book is clearly meant for Bollywood buffs because phonetically reproduced Hindi lines are often left untranslated and plot points are discussed without any reference to their context in the film. The downside of addressing this ‘knowing audience’ is that much of the book’s content is likely to be known to them. Yet, there is something here for everyone. In the age of proliferating digital media, celebrity biographies get written as life is lived. In adopting two children – a desire expressed in the last chapter of his book – and talking about it extensively to the media, Johar has already started authoring the sequel.

Final words:

Overall if asked I would say this is a good job done by the author, the book is interesting and a good read. The writer makes a storyline interesting with her narration abilities. I would give 4 stars to this book.


Choudhary Dairy & Sweets Corner



Recently I ordered the sweets from this place but it was a great disappointment, all the food items delivered to me were completely spoiled. The packaging of the food items were very bad, I ordered 500gm of Gulab jamun, 1 plate of Kachori subzi and 500 gm of Milk cake, whereas  what I received in place of Gulab Jamun's there were small raspberry size gulab jamun, which were even pressed and broken, due to which the sugary syrup fell out and was all over the kachori and the milk cake. To top it up in place of milk cake I received Kalakand. I believe they don’t pay attention to the order. This was one of disaster experience and total wastage of money and food.





















Ambiance - 0/5

Service- 0/5

 Food-1/5

Value for money: 0/5


Friday, 28 September 2018

Cafe from universal- Pluto's Cafe


 Although from exteriors this place seems to be one promising food joint but they sadly they don't set expectations.  Indeed they have arranged a good sitting arrangement and the lighting and interiors are also good (if one can ignore the outside chaos as it is situated on a crossroad so you will see a lot of traffic passing by).  Talking about the food is the biggest disappointment, their presentation of the food is good but on taste, everything seems to be compromised. I tried their momos, pastries, sandwiches, Pizza, and coffee. Sorry to say but nothing simply nothing seems fresh and tasteful, pastries and sandwich had a bad taste as if staled, the coffee was again nothing less than a mixture of little milk with more water and coffee. Talking about the service which is again pathetic, the staff here is not at all customer friendly. Considering the kind of food prices seems to be on the higher side. All in all is not so good experience and don’t worth a second visit at all unless someone is influence with ambiance.


Ambiance - 3/5 Service- 2/5  Food-1/5 Value for money: 2/5