Malana – A Mysterious Village in Himachal Pradesh 2

Though you might have explored a lot of mainstream places in India but some of the not-so-popular places have been present silently in all their beauty and splendidness. One such place is Malana, situated near the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, it is a unique treasure that India possesses.

Would you really believe if I  say that Malana is one of the oldest standing democracies of the world, with the small village managing it’s own affairs even today. I am sure you will not but believe me actually this is what makes it is so attractive and unusual. The laws and taboos here will keep you wondering for days, for this is a place which will be in your heart long after you’ve gone back home. Popular as the city of the best hashish in the world, the villagers of this ancient city have been keeping several secrets to themselves.

The most astonishing fact is that the villagers consider themselves as the descendants of Alexander the Great and hence think of other Indians as inferior to them. They are a bunch of touch-me-not villagers who would immediately run for a bath if they come in contact with outsiders. Strange!! Isn’t it?

You will be amazed to know the interesting practice of how these villagers resolve conflicts; they make a cut in the leg of a lamb each of the two parties, poison it, and then sew it back with a needle. The person whose lamb dies first is said to lose the case.They are men of faith and refuse to follow the Indian Constitution.When in Malana, be sure not to touch the walls or belongings of the natives unless you want a fine imposed. Crazy as that may sound, they don’t even eat food cooked by a non-native.

What attracts the people world over to this untouched bewitching land is obviously its high-quality hashish and the peace which envelops this place. No matter the popularity, the village remains rooted in it’s own faith and customs. Perhaps, that’s why everyone keeps coming back. Here, it’s not about 5 star-meals and shopping in fancy malls, because the Parvati urges you to explore it’s mysteries!

So if you planning to go there to relax and unwind yourself from your busy schedules, my advice – Don’t just travel, explore this beautiful & mysterious land of mountains!

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Imperfecto, Hauz Khas 8

My idea of a good Saturday night?
Well….warm place, good vibes, good booze, some live music and friends. I had been wanting that for a very long time. It is very difficult to have such a night when you are living in a hostel because eventually warm place becomes the comfort of your bed, good vibes become the latest show that you binge watch and good booze becomes cheap daaru that you get from the theka outside your hostel.

However, my wish did come true when I visited Imperfecto at Hauz Khas. It was Saturday night so obviously the place was a bit crowded but we managed to find a spot for six.  It had everything I could ever ask for on a beautiful night.  Let’s start with the fact that it will not let you leave disappointed.

The interiors are eclectically designed and it offers an amazing variety of food and drinks with perplexing music.

Let me warn you about the money though. Since the place is so damn awesome, it is not cheap at all. So if you want to have a dreamy night with all its music and jazz, make sure you are carrying enough to pay for the same 😛

Take my advice and head to Imperfecto HKV this Saturday!!
You can also check out their Facebook page for more events.

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A Dose of Good Health and Nutrition 113

While the month of March began with a blazing heat, I felt very bored to cook and wanted some change in the routine. We decided to head out for lunch. However, I did not want to go to those regular restaurants that are heavy with spices, oil, and all the things that are rich in gluten, sugar and what not. We may enjoy the taste, but in the end of the day, it feels so heavy that we may even end up with digestion problem.

Hence, we decided to go to a restaurant that we recently noticed. This is a restaurant that boasts of fresh and nutritious food. You will note there are no much varieties of dishes here. “Vaathsalya Millet Cafe” is a place for those who are really looking for healthy, homely and nutritious food.

Sitting in their outside seating, we ordered Elaichi Malt drink and tomato soup. For the main course, we ordered Thali meals and waited. As the place is new for us, we waited anxiously to taste. Seeing fewer varieties in the menu, we were slightly put down. So waited for the food. When the drink was served, you could actually see smiles on our faces after the first sip. It was so tasty and we decided to order few more glasses. Later, the meals were served. The menu of the thali meals was, millet roti, millet (proso) kheer, sprouts curry, vegetable curry, millets (Navara) pulav, salad, buttermilk, papad. Everything was so delicious that I asked for a second serving. The serving is slow, so enjoy the malt and other health drink while your healthy food gets cooked and served freshly.

What is more? You can also buy the healthy food products from their retail millet shop such as the finger millet pop, Aralu, finger millet malt in different flavors, millets. The pleasant ambiance with bamboo chairs and tables outside, indoor seating which does not allow it to be too crowded, healthy food altogether makes it a must visit. I am definitely looking forward to my next visit soon.

If you are planning a visit to Bangalore or looking for a homely and healthy lunch or dinner, this is the restaurant you should be going. They also do home deliveries. Check out their website to know more.

Visit us at  www.vaathsalyafoods.com .

Location of the restaurant – #277, 15 Cross, 21 Main, 100 ft road, JP Nagar, 5 Phase, Bangalore -78

Contact – 9449810272

You can also check out their FB Page here.