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While a lot of travelers are happy to rough it out and make the most of cheap accommodations,( I do it as often as I can as well my bank balance doesn’t always allow for extravagance) I wait for the time when I get to spoil myself and check into a big fancy hotel. If I could I’d probably live in a hotel and never tire of it. I come to Pune so often for work and pleasure and despite the several hotel options, I’ve never stayed in one. This time I decided to take a walk on the wild…

This Pune trip like most usually turn out to be, was wonderfully hectic. With a cheese festival, judging contests and interviewing some lovely people for work, I managed to squeeze in a lazy lunch. After a while I enjoyed a nice lazy lunch with lovely company and tasty food. Soy is a restaurant I hadn’t heard of before but seems to be quite popular. Located on Bund Garden Road this restaurant with friendly staff and red themed decor seems like a relaxed place to dine. My lung fung soup filled with prawn was lovely but the real surprise was the…

When someone talks about a farmers market I immediately think of a man with his bullock cart selling bajra. Well this one wasn’t exactly quite like that. The idea is to encourage small entrepreneurs and introduce a new range of treats to people. I’ve heard about the one that happens in Mumbai but I was told its only organic stuff and was expecting this one in Pune to be similar but it really wasn’t. The Westin at Koregaon Park hosts a bi-monthly event called the Pune Farmer’s market which turned out to be like a box of hidden treasures. Weather you…

My blog is my personal expression and a window into my food world. Instead of a restaurant review this time I thought I’d list a couple of places in different cities or towns which I personally think are MUST visit joints. I know I’m going to get feedback with everyone suggesting different places and maybe even veto-ing what I’ve listed but these are Tiny’s top noteworthy picks at the moment. I decided to start with Pune, and I’m aware that there are a lot of other places as well but I think this sums it up because they are not…

If you thought Pune is a little town studded with just kathi roll vendors and misal pao everywhere you are sadly mistaken. There is a LOT this city offers culinary wise but this little nook I recently discovered takes it to a whole new level.Introducing La Bouchee D’or Patissierie, Pune first authentic French Bakery. Or so they tell me. I haven’t been to France so I can’t really judge.It’s an adorable bakery set inside Gera Plaza and has a comfy outdoor seating arrangement (the bakery is too small inside) and beautifully displayed treats. They have two massive jars filled with…

This was an article I wrote a few months ago for Parsi Times. I wanted to share this on my blog because it was one of the best interviews I have ever had. Such down to earth warm honest hardworking people and I had the pleasure of meeting them. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did writing it.One of my favourite games is word association.. The first thing that comes to mind is what is most common or obvious. So let’s try this. Someone said Pune and automatically I said Biscuits! But of course!! Pune is known as…

Once again I’ve decided to share an article I wrote for Parsi Times, Hope it gets you hungry- Cooking is like love.It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.-Harriet Van Horne Out of all my favourite food quotes, this one in particular seems a perfect fit to describe a pioneer of Parsi Cuisine in the city of Pune. Dorabjee and Son’s restaurant in the heart of Camp is a legend in this small town as is its owner Darius Dorabjee. Established in 1878 by his great grandfather Dorabjee Sorabjee, it was first a humble little tea stall…

I’m in Pune for a couple of days and as usual I’m in a flurry because I have loads of things to do and always feel there’s very little time. I managed to squeeze in a quick lunch, to a place I haven’t been to before. Actually I have been to Terttulia about 4 years ago but  I didn’t eat anything and barely remember the place. Of course in the last four years it’s grown by leaps and bounds. Not only have they moved to a bigger location (they have an indoor ac section and a charming open air section)…

Pune is a wonderful city. I have the fondest memories of vacationing here as a child with my family and their friends during my school days. I remember a time when the city was silent and slept through the afternoon. A time when burgers from the ever popular ‘Jaws’ was such a treat , when you patiently sat on a tree stump of a stool and waited while daddy paid for your larger than life burger. The jostling at Kayani Bakery, because no trip to Pune is a complete trip without bringing back some delicacies from the land of biscuits!…