Friday, March 26, 2010

Kareems - U turn!

It was my brother in law's birthday yesterday and we (my bro-in-law aka jeeju, my sis, my hubby and ofc I) finally decided to head to Kareems, the new one that has opened up at In-Orbit Mall, Vashi.
It was a biriyani, kebab special restaurant.

So after a quick scan, my hubby and jeeju, decided on Murg (Chicken) Kalmi Kebabs (I hope I've the name right) and a Mutton boneless Dum Biriyani on sharing basis. My sis and I, as we are vegetarians, decided on Lasooni Paneer Kebabs and Subz Dum Biriyani.

When the dude came to take orders, my hubby, Arjun started giving the orders : 
Arjun: Subz Biriyani, Lasooni Paneer, Murg Kalmi
Dude: Sorry sir, we do not have any of the Kalmi varities and we don't have *another thing, forgot the name*
Arjun (after discussing with my jeeju) : Do you have Murg Nizam?
Dude: Yes sir
Jeeju: And what is it?
Dude: It is basically like chicken tikka with black pepper, actually all of this (pointing to menu) are like taht... more blah blah...
Arjun: We will take that and a mutton boneless biriyani
Dude: Sorry sir, we do not have mutton boneless...
Arjun: Err, alright, chicken boneless?
Dude: Sorry sir, we do not have anything boneless for biriyani
Arjun: Fine then, just mutton biriyani and give us 2/4 pepsi
Me: Please take extra care while serving the veg and non-veg varieties in this table.
Dude: Not to worry ma'm. *smile*

And then we were chit-chatting, and then hunger started to trouble my sis and hubby. I had happily munched away 5 onion slices (Surprised? then u don't know me :D) 

The pepsi was the first to arrive. He got 2 glasses full of pepsi. 
Arjun: We asked for 2/4...
Another dude: But...but... I... we... don't serve 2/4
Arjun: Err... Just give us two glasses.. we will do it ourselves?
Another dude: Oh..ok... :-s
....

And then finally the Lasooni Paneer arrived...
Holy crap, there were just 6 pieces!! That was hardly a starter worth 170 Rs!! Grr! He served 3 each for me and my sis! And he ofc asked whether we wanted cabbage, which filled half of the plate! Bloody hell! I didn't pay 170 for cabbage....

But well, the paneer was really tasty though... And after we finished our paneer, the chicken arrived...same state... 6 pieces and loads of cabbage!
We were beginning to worry abt the biriyani as we thought we would take it up on sharing basis... After a long wait, the Mutton biriyani arrived... and like we guessed, that was just enough for one average eater.
Def not worth the 200 bucks!

And taking it from my hubby and jeeju, it wasn't all the great either!
And we waited and waited for our Subz biriyani and meanwhile Arjun also gave the order of a chicken biriyani to "anothre dude".. That too came and still no sign of Subz biriyani... Then we called the "dude" and 

Dude: You didn't tell me, you ordered chicken biriyani...
Arjun: We gave u the order of mutton biriyani and subz biriyani and the kebabs
Dude: But I repeated the order and u were fine with it!
Sis: Dude, you didn't repeat any order, now go and fetch the subz biriyani

After another long wait, different dude comes with biriyani much to our relief...

Me: Veg right?
Different Dude: No, it's mutton!
Everyone: *WTF!*
Me: We asked for VEG BIRIYANI! 
Different Dude: But you guys only complained that the mutton biriyani was not delivered to the table?
Me: Do you guys even listen?? We said the Veg hasn't come!!

Dude calls out Different Dude from the kitchen...

And then in some time the veg finally came, we were bloody hungry, it wasn't enough even for one of us and came for 160 bucks and we were def not in the mood to order another after so much screw ups! Plus, it tasted nothing great! Might as well have had it in any Udupi restaurant! The only thing we ordered was 2 more pepsi!

Apparently even the chicken biriyani wasn't any great. Also, two of my friends (non vegetarians) weren't happy with the place. One even pointed out, how the lights are so dim so that you can't see what u are eating!
Anyways my rating:

Rating:
Kebabs: 3-3.5/5
Biriyani: 2/5
Service: 0/5

With a bill of a little over Rs 1200, we were least bit happy and decided that we will never return to this place ever!




Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Women's Day?!

So the International Women's Day gets celebrated on 8th March of every year. And I'm absolutely sure that a majority of the women including me have no clue why the 8th of March was picked as the D-Day! For those curious minds, here's a link.

Anyways, long story short, 8th march was the day of the Gregorian (the what?...i don't really care about calendars in the 1580's... do we follow that now? I've no freaking idea) calendar... and 8th march was the day the Russian women began a strike for "bread and peace" and then they got the right to vote?
What??

Ok, I still can't vote! Every time I submit my voter's registration, I never get the id or see my name in the list. So maybe the day I get to vote should be declared as the new Women's Day? No? Alright.... *sigh*

So what's the whole deal about this women's day? It was about women's right to vote or so back then and now its about how a women is a mother, a sister, a wife, a daughter,  a grandma, a great grandma, grand daughter..... a friend.....the list goes on....

Umm so? A man too is a father, a brother, a husband, a son..... What are people trying to portray here?
Also, if you notice, people tend to ignore 'Father's Day' but seem to remember 'Mother's Day'.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a feminist when it comes to reasonable issues! This is just beyond my understanding...

Ignore the fact that I almost wished every girl I saw "Happy Women's Day!" I didn't want to left out or termed as a weirdo....

But looks like I'm one... :-S
Coming back to topic....For easier readability, I'm gonna list the pros and cons of celebrating women's day!

Cons:

  1. It gets celebrated without knowing why.
  2. If you are a man esp the husband/boyfriend/fiancé and you forget to wish your woman, you are most likely screwed! (Exceptions like me exist, where I asked my husband to wish me just for the heck of it, he did and we ate lunch just like every other day!)
  3. Ummm...
  4. Ummm....
  5. No idea!

Pros:

  1. People keep wishing you!
  2. You may get gifts
  3. You may get chocolates
  4. You may get cakes
  5. You may get new clothes
  6. Your significant other (man or woman) may make you feel special
  7. You plan a girls night out or just hang out with all the women! More Gossip!! 
  8. Why the hell is the cons section even there??

So here's celebrating womanhood with all the bunch of menstrual problems every month, the maternity scare, the menopause, the cooking, the cleaning and more!! 
So you might say it is to celebrate what's listed above? That's anything beyond celebration? Oh, so you mean it's a break from all that? Hardly!!

I would rather be a man and not have any day to celebrate! Or be a woman and accept that the Women's day is a psychological way of telling something similar to making people think that a shithole is awesome!

P.S: I might have angered a lot of women, but then it's my blog, my rantings! :D

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Come, let's fall in love!

Love, oh boy; it is a beautiful feeling. A special bond, an unknown emotion, a pleasant change... When you fall in love, your life seems to turn around. Everything appears to fall into place. You seem to be happy all the time.

The slightest thought of him lights up your face. You blush and smile more often . You seem to be out of control...

His compliments mean more than anything in this world. When he appreciates something you've done, you feel a slight tingle and a sense of satisfaction... It's an undefined emotion but it leaves you so longing for more.

And you can easily figure out that the feelings are mutual. You can feel his eyes watching you wherever you go... When your eyes meet his, there is no saying how great it feels. It's like a silent song sung between two beautiful souls in love. You can feel it flowing inside you. You want it to last forever...

And soon enough the feelings are expressed and before you know it, you are lovers! Another beautiful journey begins...
While walking together, his hand brushes against yours and before long, you are holding hands with him and the walk now has a whole new meaning...

When he embraces you, you feel secured. He becomes your shoulder to cry on, someone who will wipe your tears and be by your side even if you were wrong... Someone who loves you without any limits. You are priceless to him and he would trade anything he has for having you in his life...

This bond grows and grows solving mysteries one by one, knowing each other better.
And as the years pass by, the small seed of love is now a full grown plant that has reached its full bloom...

It's not new any longer.. He knows you so well that there is no mystery left anymore... And soon enough the autumn begins for the tree of love...

You don't get that beautiful tingle anymore... Everything drifts into a wonderful memory... He no more expresses his love. He no more brings you sweet nothings. You know he loves you but yet you don't feel loved... He still cares but you don't feel pampered. What you do for him is now a routine... What he gets for you is a responsibility...

You love being with him. He loves being with you and yet life is not the same it used to me. Priorities take over and you put on a pretense. But deep inside you long for that sweet love... You want to fall in love again, for it's amazing how love loses itself when it hits its peak. You wait for him to fall in love with you again. You wait for his eyes to follow you once again. You wait for his eyes to meet yours and sing the silent song again... You wait till he is ready...

"Come, sweetheart, let's fall in love one more time!"


Love is a sweet poison... 
If you have never fallen in love, then go; fall in love!
This is one poison worth taking...

The breakups, the faded memories or the lost love, 
as painful as it maybe...
it is so beautiful and you just can't stop
falling in love again and again...
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