Author: arkadev

Esplanade review: Putting the Bengal inside Bengaluru, but at a slightly steep price [3.5/5] – A Valentine’s Day story

So ‘twas the day of St Valentine – Valentine’s Day, for those who needed that explanation – and Arkadev and Pooja decided to find a little slice of Bengal inside Namma Bengaluru to celebrate the occasion. The location they found was Esplanade in Indiranagar, and the experience they had can be summed up with one word: Nostalgia. If you want...

Deja Vu Resto Bar review [****/5]: A slightly pricey but very entertaining eatery

Another one that I, Arkadev, somehow did not get around to writing. This was a visit to Deja Vu on September 10, 2016. Yes, I know. No, I’m not exactly lazy: I seem to be perennially tired. But that’s not the point of this post. Here’s having some deja vu – having the strong sensation that an event or experience...

Restaurant review: Yumlok [****/5] in Bengaluru is a pleasant surprise!

So, Arkadev here, with gratitude to you guys for being so patient. Here’s the review of Yumlok, a pure-vegetarian eatery where I and some other members of Food Bloggers’ Association of Bangalore, or FBAB, were invited to. This was in Brookefield. Full address: 1343 D-Block, AECS Layout, Kundanhalli, Brookefield, Bangalore. And we visited on December 11, 2016. This is the place: Imagine...

Restaurant Review: Freedom Cafe, an activist’s push for financial freedom [4/5]

Manohar Elavarthi has been an activist for more than 25 years. He has fought for the rights of sexual minorities, workers in the unorganised sector and women. But he is an activist with a difference. He wants his activism to continue, no matter what hurdle comes his way. The biggest such hurdle is money. And things are especially tough financially...