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"An Oasis from the bustling world!" 01 Jun 2009
Just off the Chamiers road is this little hideout - an art-deco bungalow, that brings a little bit of everything under its roof. Bibliophile, showcasing a new range of coffee table books on culture, a one of its kind Gift Shop, Anokhi, a contemporary crafted textile store, that offers a diverse and colourful selection of products, The mezzanine floor showcases formal and casual clothes by the Bangalore based designer Lokesh Ahuja. The Verandah and the external court houses the tranquil Eco-Cafe, one that serves a wide range of organic tea and coffee and a menu that's in synch with the European style café. It also houses La Boulangerie's fresh baked breads, made in accordance with the ancestral baking traditions of France. A place that oozes comfort and relaxation to the mind, body and soul! After all what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon, lazing over a cup of tea with some friends!

Crimson Chakra

"‘Crimson Chakra’ - something new" 25 Sep 2009
The most highlighting part about this place is the ambience. You’re far away from the loud-noisy polluted streets as the place is brimmed with cherishing backdrops with water being the main theme of the restaurant. The whole place is in the outdoors and indoors - wherever you are, you never far from the sound of flowing water. The water body inside the restaurant is a bit tacky, but the arrangement on the outside is simply exquisite. Sitting by the cafe, the sound of the water almost lulls you into a trance. For a more serious dining experience, Crimson Chakra promises to bring to your table South Indian Grills with a twist. The concept is a fixed menu. where you have a choice of veg and non veg and comes with a welcome drink, soup, starters and the main course consisted of a roti / appam with 2 side dishes and a rice dish. Although there is scope to improve on the quality of food, I would give high credit for attempting to create versatile dishes like the Pattinam Fish Mince skewered on live coal, the Solakarai Naan, etc, The show stealer was this specific dessert - the cotton seeds make a delightful Anaikatti Cotton Seed Souffle when they are blended with black jaggery. A simply superb dish with and amazing balance among the ingredients, in comparison with the other 2 desserts which is a tad too sweet. Also, Crimson Chakra is pet friendly. Dogs on leash, accompanied by their masters have an exclusive zone to enjoy an evening out.

Cafe Evo

"'Cafe Charm'" 25 Sep 2009
A place to unwind, relax and let the comfort of the surrounding drown you. A very laid back atmosphere, even the menu requests 30 mins for your orders to arrive at ur table. The food’s a sort of mix and match affair from around the world, with distinctly desi accents. And the basics — masala omelettes, egg-cheese dosas, chilli cheese toast, — are really what people will probably come here for, as it’s more of a chill-out than a gourmet zone. Interestingly they plan to feature Russian food eventually. The best thing? That warm sense of fraternity that still pervades.


"A Celebration of South India!" 12 Oct 2009
A place that brilliantly showcases the rich cultural heritage of South India through the art and architecture. This place is about remembering our roots and celebrating our inner creative strength and spirit. DakshinaChitra recreates the living experience in the villages of South India by an array of visual and tactile encounters. Keeping in mind the main objectives of increasing consciousness regarding South Indian art and cultural traditions, various educational programs have been organized by the authorities of DakshinaChitra. Thus children are invited both from towns as well as from in order to throw some light on some activities related to the South Indian culture, art etc. By doing these DakshinaChitra aspires to arouse ingenuity and confidence amongst the young people. For public viewing, DakshinaChitra is open every day except Tuesday. The entry fees are also allotted. Indians need to pay fifty rupees and students pay twenty-five rupees. Foreign tourists have different rates.

Corner Juice World

"A Landmark in its Locality!" 13 Oct 2009
Located just beside Adyar Bakery on C.P. Ramaswamy Road, this juice stall doesn't witness too many idle moments, with bikes and cars stopping by till close to midnight. About 15 people work here, an unusually high number for a juice stall, one might think. They only use mineral water with the juice, and if u are a regular and your empty glass will always get a refill! Amazing place for juice lovers, comparatively cleaner than most corner shops in the city, and of course u definitely will get your money's worth, which isn't much really to begin with!