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Bombay Bites Restauarnt hosts a Dinner Party for Rotract Club Dental College -Shimla

It is difficult in the present scenario to think of charity and service to humanity. At the same time, this is also an apt time for extending such service as the whole world is  COVID 19 stricken, directly or indirectly. Bombay Bite ( B-square), a vegetarian family restaurant was approached by upcoming Dental Doctors to make contributions to their newly formed Rotract Club. The thought behind the creation of this club is benign, they say getting involved in social activities would make them better doctors.  Bombay Bites(B-Square) provided the dinner at a discounted rate which in turn was counted as a donation for their cause. Menu - A simple vegetarian menu was set for the party which included Munchow Soup, Jeera Rice, Paneer Butter Masala, MixVeg, Veg Raita, Assorted Rotis & Hot Gulab Jamun Spiced Idlis were served as snacks with authentic tomato/coconut chutneys. This was followed by the serving of Muchow Soup which we decided to include because all the participants were young. A
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Best Vegetarian Restaurant Options in Shimla

Well, this is not an easy thing! Think of Shimla, the majority of the tourists gather stock of drinks, stash in their cars and pray that they should be able to hit Shimla escaping the vigilant Shimla Police. With this thought process, the restaurant options are largely non-vegetarian where vegetarians have to accommodate. Now, this perfectly matches with the stuff .... stashed in the CARS. How about the tourists who are hard-core vegetarians and don't even eat in restaurants with onion and garlic gravies? Such tourists are not less in number. They form a good percentage of the tourists visiting Shimla and for them finding food to their likes is a nightmare. Shimla is full of vintage restaurants run by locals. The brands have entered Shimla sundry times but sustenance is an issue due to heavy rentals. Lean periods in Shimla kill these restaurants slowly. I have seen the closure of KFC,CCD to name a few. I was talking about the Vegetarian restaurant options. There are very few on the

FAVOURITE WINTER SPOTS IN MY CITY SHIMLA

Having spent 20 years in Maharashtra, it was only in 2016 when I relocated to Shimla. Though I got married to Shimla in 2002 when I found my life partner here. But most of you would agree that with the job so far off, you hardly can enjoy your own place. So it was touch & go year-over-year !! It was only after 2016, I started looking at the beauty of  Queen Of Hills , as it is popularly known. Shimla is kept clean ( thanks to authorities) and attracts tourists by the sheer pull of its natural wealth. Winters, pull the tourist because Shimla and surrounding hills get to see the snowfall. In summers, tourists throng because mercury stays pretty low as compared to the rest of the parts of the country. There is nothing man-made in this phenomenon.  The authorities in Shimla are working on various projects to make it a Smart City so that tourists get hooked to the options that the city offers in addition to its natural wealth. I am sure, it's the NATURAL WEALTH for which Shimla is t

Travelling for free from Delhi to popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh

Well, one can reach places by hitchhiking.  Did you know this? They say, by tradition when one solicits a ride by standing on the edge of the road, from the traffic moving by making a gesture like- one's thumb extended/upwards, it's called hitchhiking. This reminds me of the hitchhiking technique shown in Pooja Bhatt and Aamir Khan starrer " Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin" in the year 1991. I won't recommend Pooja Bhat style of hitchhiking.  😄 This was some fun intended! Hitchhiking from Delhi to Manali or any tourist destination in Himachal is not all that difficult. The best part of this route is the heavy traffic on this route. The route, at least, up to Chandigarh is flooded with many options from cars, tempos, lorries, tractors etc. One might face problems beyond Chandigarh. Here are some of the hitchhikers audio-visuals to get inspired from- 1st - Shubham Kumar,a  young boy from a normal background, who  visited 18 countries in a span of just 2 years. His story is

Food & Beverages that you must enjoy while on a trip to Himachal

Himachal Pradesh has a wide range of uniqueness in traditional fermented food made of cereal, pulses, and milk. Most of these items are cooked by boiling, smoking, roasting, and frying. The traditional fermented foods in Himachal are largely probiotic,such as seera,bhaturu,jhol,chaang etc. Within the state itself, one can find local variation due to the pattern of food production and altitude where the people live. For instance, the region of Lahaul Spiti and Kinnaur people consume products having millets, barley, buckwheat as the main substrate, while in lower areas of the state  i.e Mandi, Kangra, Hamirpur, Bilaspur people prefer rotis made of wheat  or maize flour  and rice. Babroo and Bhaturu are fermented products(Rotis) made up of wheat flour. I still remember the ladies sharing Malera ( traditional inoculum( which used to be added to the dough) followed by a considerable length of resting period. If you tear Bhaturu apart, it will have ticker & thinner parts. As a

Shimla Struggling To Find Her Soul- The Tourists & The Buzz

Today on 1st May 2021,  I was standing near Metropol enjoying the panoramic view of going to be Smart City Shimla along with one of my friend. This location is the new location for Kamats-Original Family Restaurant,Shimla. Kamats-Original Family Restaurant had to close the operations on Mall Road due to extended lockdowns last year in July. Covid-19 is on its spread in the rest of the parts of the country and Himachal Pradesh State Govt also has imposed a lockdown on Saturday & Sunday. All the shops were closed except for the essential commodities. The roads were sparsely dotted with vehicles. The newly built multilevel parking attendants were off mood looking at the business they were pegging in the month of May. It was raining today and suddenly the mercury dipped. But still the tea vendors, maggiwalas were hunting for customers. Standing up there, I was also looking at the face of Shimla which has old buildings, some of them in a dilapidated state,unpainted- not at all face lift

Are You Planning to Visit Himachal Pradesh Around 16th APRIL 2021 Onwards Then You Must Read This.

Himachal Pradesh generally experiences a good footfall of tourists during the summer season starting from 15th April onwards up to mid-July. Then what's is that which is worrying the State Government? It's the rising cases of Covid-19 across the country and the entry of Covid-19 affected people as tourists to the hill state.  Government is in fix to mill  the revenue generated during the tourist season or protect their state from the Covid-19 effect. It is a typical choice to make for a state which relies upon tourism to a great extent. However, to curb the sharp surge in the Covid-19 cases in the state of Himachal Pradesh, CM Jairam Thakur (on 11 Apr 21) said that an advisory would be issued that the people of the following states need to carry out RT-PCR negative report while visiting Himachal Pardesh- Punjab Delhi Maharashtra Gujrat Karnataka Rajasthan & Utterpradesh This advisory would be applicable from 16 April  21 onwards.  Tourists planning to visit Himachal Pradesh