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In the past, I have written about two places in Chennai, “Seena Bhai 1977 Dosa Centre” & “Tosai, Ashok Nagar”, where you can get tasty dosa varieties at ordinary prices. I would like to add to that list, this roadside eatery (in a mobile stand) called “Sri Bharathi Evening Tiffin Centre” (ஸ்ரீ பாரதி ஈவினிங் டிபன் சென்டர் ).  The stand is in West Mambalam area, at the intersection of Vinayagam Street and Vivekanandapuram First Street, Google…

About a year back, this restaurant “Tosai” opened in Ashok Nagar (Chennai). They make nearly a hundred variety of dosas – most of them variations in the toppings, just like an American pizza. They reminded me of Seena Bhai 1977 Dosa Centre that I visited two years ago. Tosai is in the outdoors, you need to stand out and eat your food, with a few seats available on a side bench. It is a small…

Fabindia is known for their traditional products, fashion and food items which are high-quality and accordingly priced. I like their body-care products and for many years I used to buy body wash and shampoos from them until I found Khadi Natural who had products which were SLS and Paraben free. Still, I am a regular to Fabindia to buy  ‘pure’ honey (the consistently best one I could find in Chennai) and cotton shirts – even…

My regular breakfast is a plate(s) of Idly / Dosa / Upma / Chapati / Bread and Cheese, I enjoy them all. What I got for breakfast, for two days this week was a rarity. I can’t stand to be hungry and get crippled – so it is always suspense in the dining table as I don’t dare to ask my wife “my love, what’s for breakfast?”. The missis is an adventurous person, being her…

My friends Viji Hari and Kiruba Shankar had invited me for a dinner meet organised by the Professional Speakers Association of India to celebrate the successful run of their first conference in Chennai earlier this week. With about 15 participants, the meet turned out to be a nice informal networking event – I had the opportunity to talk to a few interesting and accomplished professionals from my city, who came from diverse fields of Photography,…