Monday, December 29, 2014

Amrut Tasting, at The Glass House


I have always been in love with whiskey on the rocks, since a couple of years now I have started to not just enjoy an evening with Whiskey but also to try and find out the taste Flavor and the palate of it.



Sunday, December 21, 2014

SAP develops Mobile App for BFC

SAP Labs India last announced that for Bengaluru Football Club (BFC), it has created a state of the art, innovative mobile application to unify the club’s growing fan base. Developed ahead of BFC’s second campaign in the I-League which kicks off on January 17, 2015, the multi-featured application allows for superior fan engagement through social activities and communities, match day experience sharing, group discounts, news and updates, and real time visualization.


Chili's Grill and Bar.

I always wanted to have the wonderful experience at Chili’s; recently I had the pleasure to visit their Branch on 100ft road. This place is quite unique and different from all the other places i have visited before. It is huge and gives a unique experience to it, that attracts everyone. 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tbox- A revolutionary App for SMS


Last month I was invited to meet Mr. Mihir Mohan, a Bangalore based entrepreneur who has started up for the third time after pushing hard with two startups over a span of eight years. His last startup was Unamia which managed to raise funds from AngelPrime.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Hokey Cokey, Rooftop gastropub

There is a reason why Bangalore is called Garden City, to add with its beautiful weather, is the cool breeze in the evening. Theses features of Bangalore has been well utilized by Hokey Cokey. With huge terrace space,


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Longest Drive with Amaze


After the hugely popular Hangout with Amaze last August! Honda Cars India were back this tmw with another event of Amaze. This time it was called #TheLongestDrive to celebrate the resounding success Honda Amaze has had in India for the Japanese car maker and in just 16 months since the launch, the car has reached the 1,00,000 milestone number.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Project Aloft Star


Aloft® Hotels in July announced the debut of the Asia Pacific edition of Project Aloft Star, in collaboration with MTV. The music talent discovery competition that aimed to identify and support the hottest emerging music artists from China, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

International Pizza and Beer festival



California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has unique festival and carnivals often and brings out a new menu for the occasion. This time, as it is october and keeping in the spirit of Octoberfest all around the world CPK has the International Pizza and Beer Carnival.

I was invited to be part of the tasting of the International Pizza and Beer carnival menu. The menu consisted of pizzas from 9 countries and beer from 6 countries which one can relish at their nearest CPK outlet.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Yep!!


Imagine if you can say “I love you”, “Wanna party”,’ “Reached Home” and interact withthe all-time favourite youth icon YO YO HONEY SINGH with just one click! Nucleus Research, today announced the launch of cool, fun and engaging one click messaging application – YUP!



Joining as the first member and brand ambassador of YUP! is rapster and music director YO YO HONEY SINGH. Yup! users will have Yo Yo  Honey Singh as their first friend as they download the app!!

Speaking at the launch Mrs. Namrata Suri, Director, Nucleus Research Pvt. Ltd., said, “Today’s the Indian Smartphone user is smart, curious and clearly knows what they want. Indian’s today are early adopters of cool and trendy applications and want simple and innovative interface to stay connected. YUP! will cater to this need and make one-click messaging the default standard of interaction in India.

I am excited to become a part of YUP!team as this gives me an opportunity to engage with my fans in a unique way.  My fans can now interact with me and share their feedback by just Yupping me anytime, anywhere. Join Yup! to become a Yup Star said, the Rappster Honey Singh.

YUP! Will offer an amazing interactive user experience. With just one touch, a user can send a Yup! to their friends and can change the sound and theme of Yup! to their own liking. An innovative app, 

YUP! can be used to express every and any emotion.

Yup! Key Features:- 

One click messaging app. 
  • Urgent Pager 
  • Urban poker 
  • Saves time 
  1. Visually appealing and colourful user interface.
  2. Change setting, theme and sound of Yup!
  3. Safe, Secure & Fastest way to Connect.
  4. Privacy & Permission Based Connect. No sharing of contacts to world. Block and unblock features.
  5. Available on Google Play Store – soon to be available on Apple store.
  6. Low on Bandwidth

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Aviate from Yahoo..


Recently, I had been to Demo & Drinks session by Yahoo. Must say this was better and more informative than the last edition of the same. What what caught my eye was The Yahoo Aviate. So I write more about the Yahoo Aviate here in the blog.



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Grab it eat it...


Last week, when i was planning to visit a friend at Kormangala, he said he is at a newly opened cafe The Cafe Grab Eat, so i asked him for the exact location and went over there!! The moment i went inside it was a cozy casual cafe diner on JNC Road of Koramangala.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Hello Mr. Hong!!

We were over at Mr. Hong over the weekend just because i had been to a mall to watch a movie, Since i didn't get tickets and It had been really long since I had something different and tired having the run of the mill Chinese and had heard of Mr. Hong opening shop at Orion Mall.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Signature Cocktails of IPL Teams!


What if you had IPL stars making their favourite cocktails for you in their unique style? Presenting Signature Cocktails – made exclusively by the cricketers for their fans!! So once the cricketers had made the Cocktails, United Sprits Limited got Celebrity bartender from Bar Square Mr. Rohan Carvalho and taught a few bloggers from Bangalore to prepare the cocktails!



Mexifornia at CPK


California Pizza Kitchen, Indiranagar, Bangalore is celebrating the Mexifornia 2014 festival with a variety of new dishes. I was at the bloggers’ meet to review the menu, I was amazed at the spread they had to offer!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Understanding self.


As I joined work couple of years ago I had set up a list of things to complete by my 25th years’ birthday! So here is a status update on the things I had set up!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PVR BluO an Evening to remember!!

Last week I had been to PVR BluO at Phoenix Mall in Bangalore as they had started a few new things in the already exciting BluO chain form PVR.


Grove with the Mischief girls!


IPL is one of the best for me which happens every year. During the IPL season, I try to follow all the matches on TV or live in stadium.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

BlueMix


Codename: BlueMix is an open-standard, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source — all through an as-a-service model in the cloud.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Loft 38


We went to this new place on Indiranagar called loft 38 on a sat night we were 4 of us a friend who had recently got engaged and a friend along with me. The food was pretty good as well. Their variety was unique, the portions fit the price and over all I was really happy with what was served to me.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Good times with Triple Gold Reserve.


Writing for Black Dog, One of the finest Scotch in the World has been a pleasant journey!Specially when it was the Black Dog Triple gold reserve.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Responsible Drinking.


After writing so much about the Worlds Finest Scotch Black Dog, I decided to also write about being responsible in drinking and enjoying the Scotch! Many of them out in the world feel that drinking is a hobby and is a way to enjoy and relax. Yes, we all agree that we have freedom to enjoy and we have the rights to do it. But as with rights, we also do possess some duties being a citizen and should respect others around us.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Vanilla Cocktail with TGR!


What if I say you can not only drink your favorite Scotch the Black Dog triple gold reserve, but you can also eat it? Confused?? Let me explain how..
While the Black Dog triple gold reserve scotch is a happy experience on its own, last week we had an out-of-this-world experience involving The Black Dog in an edible format. Inspired by one of the world’s top scotch, I created this special Scotch-infused dessert.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Things to remember before pairing..




As connoisseur of food & drink, I met a friend, who gave me an introduction to Scotch with a tasting. Being the foodie that I am I am charged with coming up with menu of what to eat. I have been invited to various tasting sessions!!! I have given you a few ideas in my previous posts but would want some further help in making a perfect paring for "Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve!".


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pairing Cigar with Scotch


When it’s cigar and scotch pairing, even the most seasoned cigar smokers and spirit connoisseurs can sometimes find themselves at a loss when pairing drinks with cigars.  


Monday, May 26, 2014

Film and Scotch!!

One of my favorite pastime is watching movies. I can sit and watch movies all day. It so happened, that one of the movie franchise that I closely follow has coming up with another installment of the film. 



Sunday, May 25, 2014

What to listen while having your Scotch


Now that I have told you know what to pair the Black Dog Triple Gold reserve Scotch, Now let me tell you which genre of music i listen to when having Scotch either alone or with friends, I prefer Jazz, Rock n Roll and even Blues sometimes.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Scotch and Cheese


I have been trying my favorite Scotch, the Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve with different combinations. Today I am bringing out to you another food that pairs’ best with Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve blended Scotch Whisky. "Cheese" Everyone loves cheese, well most of us do.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Bar at Home!!



Yesterday I spoke about which glassware to select when enjoying your scotch at Bar. Today let me tell you what all you need to construct the perfect home bar, what we all need is perfect blend of Scotch Whisky like Black God Triple Gold reserve and also the set of accessories.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Accessories to enjoy Whiskey!


Last few days I gave you some simple tips on how to improve your whisky tasting experience. What to pair with Whisky, which chocolate tastes best One of the points we made was about using the correct glassware. Let's have a look at the basic whisky glass types, their pros, cons and recommended uses.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Enjoying TGR at IPL


This is the season of IPL. Have you ever thought that you can easily unwind and relax while watching IPL and enjoying your Black Dog TGR? Yup either at home or at pubs or like we did at Stadium you can enjoy Black Dog TGR in the company of your friends.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Evening made easy thanks to Black Dog


Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve Scotch Whisky has been unwinding and relaxing Scotch connoisseurs in the finest way since so many years! Not only is the Scotch best in the class; but also through Black Dog Easy Evenings, they provide the finest lounge music CDs which can be listened to at any time of the day and it will provide instant relaxation and peace of mind to anyone who is stressed out or worried or feeling down.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Anniversary and Unwinding with TRG

This month 17th my parents celebrated their 28th anniversary. Buying a gift for my dad is one of the toughest things ever faced by me. Most of the time, I would get him some electronic item. Last option I would go for would be a DVD set of Raaj Kapoor films.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tasting Notes! to make TGR better experience


In my previous post, I had briefly discussed about the tasting techniques of Black Dog Triple Gold. The Scotch has its own tasting notes. While we may discover some of the ingredients, an average human cannot discern more than 30% of the ingredients that go into anything, well, unless he has made it himself. While you try to get all the juicy details that may have gone into making the scotch, below are the tasting notes of my favorite Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Black Dog, Tips to Tasting Perfection



Several people whom I have asked what the right way to taste a scotch, different people have different ways, perceptions and taste recognitions, the right way is often different from what we generally follow.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Blumerq New Casual in Town


Blumerq, a trendy clothesline for men with over 300 fashion stores nationwide, announced its spring and summer ’14 collection offering a wide range of exclusivecasual’s apparel, from tees to polos, shirts, bottoms and denims.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Black Dog and Curry food

Dinner at our place is generally a very quiet and formal affair where liquor is not really a part of the food. However, when we are out with friends, we try to make best use of the freedom that we get. Most of the time it is being boisterous and loud with little care about what people have to think about us. It is for this reason that we generally choose a place that has no qualms hosting us.


Black Dog TGR and Youth.



The Generation X as we were known as when we were still the baby boomers, has come a long way from where it was in terms of choice. No longer is the generation held back by the old adage that parents know the best for you and that following the parents footsteps was the way to heaven.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The End of Appreciation Night

Now as we were discussing in the previous post about how the Black Dog Scotch Whisky is manufactured today, we have an interesting story about how and why the 4 whisky producing regions are perfectly married in it.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Black dog Appreciation Night Part 2.

While we were talking, Andrew also explained to us the process of preparing whisky as it has been followed since time immemorial. While there are different types of whiskies, the most refined sophisticated and authentic are those that follow the same process as was followed when the preparation was first identified.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Black Dog Appreciation Night!

Some of the bloggers were given the privilege of interacting with Andrew Skene, a scotch expert. He was here to tell us more about Black Dog’s Triple Gold Reserve, our favorite scotch, all the way from Scotland. We are really grateful to Black Dog for inviting us over for this session at the very impressive Puma Social Club.



Sunday, May 11, 2014

Black Dog and Chocolates


Black Dog Scotch is the most beautiful bottle of Scotch available in India. It is the smoothest and the finest Scotch and provides an unbeatable luxury. 



21 years of Liquid Gold


The Black Dog 21 years old is indeed pure liquid gold. Hand crafted to meticulous perfection by the Master Blender. Only 25 of the finest single malts and grain whiskies have been drawn from the Highland region of Scotland, in particular from the beautiful Speyside Valley to provide that special key – “finesse”. 

Love for Scotch in India..

India is the largest guzzler of whiskey in the world. One of the fastest-growing whiskey markets.Black Dog is the world’s fastest growing Scotch Whiskey by volume, according to International Wine and Spirits Research.

Maturation of Scotch


Maturation is an important aspect is getting the perfect blend for a Scotch, Today I will explain you all the different styles of maturation for Scotch Whiskies and the importance of Sherry casks. Whiskies date back to the 15th century and it is believed to be originated in Scotland or Ireland.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fun Nights with Friends.


Last week was the best week i have had this year for so many reasons, First got a project approved by client without any problem then came the bumper, Real Madrid winning the semi final against Bayern Munich at Munich! As the matches happen late in the night a few friends of mine have this tradition going on for a while now, We go to a friends house watch the match at his place and have a little party as we watch the match! 


Triple Gold Reserve Explained.


Over the past few days, I have been writing about Black Dog's New variant the Triple Gold Reserve. Most of my friends were wondering what does the Triple Gold Reserve mean! So here i am to clear the doubt! 

The Black Reserve


The Black Dog Centenary Black Reserve is a Rich and Rare Premium blended Scotch Whisky with exceptional characters. It is a blend of 30 fine single malts and 5 grain whiskies. It is blended to perfection with a multitude of malt spirits chosen from the various regions of Scotland. 


Monday, May 5, 2014

Tasting Tips of Shiraz


The breathtaking landscape of the Western Ghats is endowed with perfect natural conditions to nurture the fine French varieties of wine grapes. With gravely soils that are rich in iron with good drainage and mild weather throughout the year, the Sahyadri valley forms an ideal territory for grape growing. We bring you Four Seasons Shiraz.



Unwind with Triple Gold Reserve


One can’t think of a better way to unwind after a week of hard work, client calls and endless presentations than going out to eat in a posh restaurant. You get to taste amazing, rare, special meals and you get to chat with your friends, congratulating them for finishing a project or just talk about their favorite team losing or winning a football game. Not to talk about doing this in the most luxurious setting ever. I know it’s not economical, but it is important for us to reward ourself and unwind after working hard.


Friday, May 2, 2014

Triple Gold Easy Evenings

When it comes to having fun, especially when having a great evening, all you want is to spend it with a good scotch perhaps.


Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve

United Spirits Limited (USL) recently launched Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve – a unique triple matured scotch. Celebrating 130 years of its existence, luxury Blended Scotch whisky, Black Dog, has launched this variant in a premium gold packaging underlining the global lineage which signifies sophistication and luxury.


A Curated Trip to Antartica

Ever wondered what it is to be at the Southern Most tip of the world, the place Known as The White Continent, Antartica, to help you a...