Happy Father’s Day 2017: Treat your daddy to delicious spreads across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai

With Father’s Day fast approaching, are you wondering how to make your dad’s day memorable? Well, we have you covered. This June 18, treat your father to some of the most delectable delicacies for a lazy Sunday brunch, to let him know you care. While nothing really can make up for what your dad does for you, a brunch treat this Father’s Day could be a heartwarming idea.

Here are some of the restaurants in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai offering delicious spreads this Father’s Day.


Treat your favourite man in the world to the sumptuous flavours of Vegetable noodles with pok-choi and asparagus, Pumpkin and walnut dauphinoise, Tarmezi Murg Korma, Hyderabadi Gosht Biryani, accompanied with freshly made pastas and tantalizing soups at Machan.

Where: Machan, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi
When: June 18
Price: Rs 2,600, plus taxes
Phone: 011-66513114 / 3244

Celebrate this Father’s Day with a delicious brunch at Creo, accompanied with choice mocktails specially crafted by the chef at Vivanta By Taj.

Where: Creo, Vivanta By Taj, New Delhi
When: June 18
Price: Rs 2,200 (without alcohol), Rs 2,800 (with alcohol)
Phone: 011-6600 3000, 9711097967

From Dal bati in the west to Madua chokha and Liti chokha in the east, Idiyapam in the south to Dal pakwan and Chole Kulcha in the north — treat your dad to local delicacies at the Masala Trail by Osama Jalali.

Where: At both Masala Trail by Osama Jalali outlets
When: June 18, 9am – 11am
Price: Rs 800, plus taxes, for two
Phone: 08882300300


La Piazza celebrates Father’s Day with a delicious buffet, which includes a selection of pasta, pizzas and main course served on the table and antipasti options showcasing the best of Italian cuisine by Chef Alessandro Sandrolini.

Where: La Piazza, Hyatt Regency, Bhikaiji Cama Place, Ring Road, New Delhi
When: June 18, 12pm – 3pm
Price: Rs 2,450 (Non-Alcoholic Package), Rs 3,250 (Martini and sparkling wine Package), Rs 4,550 (Moet Brut Champagne Package), Rs 5,950 (Moet Rose Champagne Package)
Phone: 011-26791234

father's day, father's day offers, father's day restaurants, father's day brunch, father's day delhi restaurants, father's day mumbai restaurants, father's day bangalore, father's day kolkata, indian express, indian express newsLet your superhero know he means the world to you by treating him to a delicious brunch buffet at JW Marriott which includes seafood, grilled meat, traditional charcuterie, artisanal cheese, breads and desserts like classic pies and tarts, traditional gateaux and tortes and much more.

Where: Lotus Café, JW Marriott, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
When: June 18, 12pm – 4pm
Price: Rs 6,536 (Champagne brunch), Rs 4,456 (Alcohol brunch), Rs 2,945 (Non-alcoholic brunch), Rs 1,493 (Kids’ brunch)
Phone: 022-66933277/ 3344


Enjoy your day out with your dad with a special brunch at Anise, Taj Coromandel. The special dishes on offer include Mutton galauti kebab on parmesan crisp; murgh anda champ; Chingri malai curry; patrani machli; slow roasted pork shoulder; Hassle back Potatoes, Roasted Tomato Coulis; polenta crusted pizza; squash and goat cheese creps; Steamed broccoli and prune salad; Mezze bar; Kool Dad’s Bourbon chocolate torte; Meringue shells filled with red wine pot de crème; and Fresh mango phirnee.

Where: Anise, Taj Coromandel, 37, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Tirumurthy Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai
When: June 18, 12pm
Price: Rs 2,380 (without alcohol), Rs 3,250 (with alcohol)
Phone: 044-66002827


The Market at Ritz-Carlton is ringing in the Father’s Day and how! With lip-smacking dishes like Crispy Fried Prawns with Mustard Sauce, Braised Beef with Bamboo Shoots and Sczhewan Peppercorns, Thyme Roasted Chicken with Baked Tomatoes and Beans on offer, along with delicious desserts, nothing could be a better tribute to your dad!

Where: The Market , The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore
When: June 18, 12:30pm – 3pm
Price: Rs 2,750 (Non-alcoholic brunch), Rs 3,950 (Sparkling wine Brunch), Rs 4,500 (Champagne Brunch)

Mumbai University coming up with new courses to meet changing times

Till a few years ago, those interested in careers in ‘lesser-known’ streams such as interior designing had to take add-on courses or vocational programmes to pick up the necessary know-how. However, tapping into the demand for unconventional courses and recognising the need for formal training in such fields, the University of Mumbai is now offering courses such as a Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, transport management, etc.

A Bachelors in Arts in Film, TV and New Media Production programme was started a year ago in five colleges — KC College, Churchgate, Thakur College, Kandivli, Vande Matram College, Dombivli, Patkar College, Goregaon, Gyan Sadhna College, Thane. The course has proved to be a success, say principals. “Mumbai is the hub of the film and television industry and yet the city did not offer any formal course in these fields. The course was long pending,” says Hemlata Bagla, principal of KC College.

“Given the availability of resources for the course in the city, there was no difficulty in starting it,” says Bagla. In the academic year 2015-16, the university had approved a B.Com in Transport Management. Enrolment figures show that the demand for the course has risen in two years. In 2015-16, 63 students were admitted to the course. Last year, the number spiked to 240. Colleges, too, have increase their intake. Chaitali Chakraborty, principal of Thakur College, Kandivli, says colleges should offer more skill-based courses to bridge the demand-supply gap in the creative industries.

“Earlier, these were certificate courses or add-ons. Interested candidates did not have options for professional courses,” says Chakraborty. It was in 2002 that the university allowed colleges to offer specialised courses, starting with the Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM), Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) and BSc (Information Technology) courses. The courses caught on and the varsity has since added a host of courses in both undergraduate and masters programmes.

Last year, MU introduced a MA in Leadership programme, which saw senior bureaucrats, managing directors and CEOs of multinational companies apply. This year, the course has received over 120 applicants, for an intake of 60. Radhakrishnan Pillai, one of the course coordinators of the leadership programme, says that while the number of applications have increased, the varsity in focussing on continuing with last year’s capacity. “For now, we are focussing on the quality of our course,” says Pillai, adding that a tie-up with the Indian Airforce is in the pipeline. “We may have a special batch for personnel from the Indian Airforce,” he says.

Priyanka Chopra looks summer ready in this overlay polka dot tunic dress

It would perhaps be safe to say that there is no stopping Priyanka Chopra. The Baywatch actress is having a dream run, and is turning heads wherever she is going. After successfully completing promotional tours for Baywatch across the globe and giving us, lesser mortals, some major fashion goals, the actress is back in Mumbai.

Chopra was recently snapped coming out of an eatery late at night in the city, accompanied by her mother, brother and few close friends. The diva was seen wearing an overlay polka dot tunic dress from the label BENNCH, which she paired with black platform heels and brought retro polka dots back in fashion and how.

priyanka chopra, polka dotted dress, priyanka chopra in mumbai, celeb fashion, indian express, indian express newsStyled by celebrity stylist Ami Patel, the Quantico star looked effortlessly gorgeous in the monochrome look. Without going overboard on accessories, Chopra just carried a sling bag and kept her hair loose. We love how wonderfully summery the dress is.

Recently, the actress was in the news for her bold and unconventional sartorial choices as she travelled US, India, Berlin and London promoting her latest film, Baywatch. The 34-year-old actress was spotted donning a trendy belted grey pantsuit with cold shoulder details while in Berlin. We absolutely loved the boxy suit with a plunging neckline detail from Public School and the way it was styled with the low bun and berry lips.

Mumbai Vada Pav recipe

A trip to Mumbai will be incomplete if you fail to grab a Vada Pav! You cannot miss out on this Mumbaiyya food which can possibly be listed in the yummiest street foods in the world.

And if you have fallen in love with Vada Pav but cannot find it in your city (in case you are not a Mumbaikar) the worry not. We have the recipe for you here.

Note down the ingredients you would need to make vada pav:

2-3 boiled potatoes – Peeled and mashed

½ tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp chilli powder

1 green chilli – finely chopped (optional)

½ tsp asafoetida

5-6 curry leaves – finely chopped

A few strands of coriander leaves- finely chopped

1-2 cloves of garlic – finely chopped

100 gms gram flour



Salt to taste

2 salty Buns/Pavs or Bread slices

Mumbai Vada Pav recipeFor garnishing:

Chopped onions

Fried green chilli


Add turmeric, chilli powder, finely chopped chilli, asafoetida, garlic, curry leaves and coriander to the mashed potatoes and mix well. Add salt (to taste) and mix thoroughly.

In a bowl, add water to the gram flour and make a semi fluid batter. Make sure the consistency isn’t too thick or water.

Make small balls of the mashed potatoes and keep them ready.

Pour some oil in a kadhai and let it heat for some time. Now, dip the potato balls one by one in the gram flour batter and slowly put them in the kadhai to cook. Cook until the gram flour coating turns slightly brown.

You may fry a few green chillies for garnishing.

If you do not have pavs, you can serve the vadas hot with salted buns ot bread. Garnish with fried green chillies and chopped onion.

Mumbai Food Trails: Check out Pooja Malai Gola to treat your taste buds

Mumbai: If you are a foodie and have a sweet-tooth, then you cannot afford to miss Mumbai’s gola. This desi or rather Mumbaiyya dessert primarily made of crushed ice teamed up with creamy and fruit syrups is a perfect way to treat your taste buds.

Mumbai Food Trails: Check out Pooja Malai Gola to treat your taste budsHere’s a Video that will help you locate a joint where you get the creamiest and yummiest golas.

Pooja Malai Gola is roughly about 3 Kms from the Borivali station and here’s where your search will end.

Well, if haven’t tasted gola yet, you certainly need to rush to Pooja Malai Gola to taste heavenly flavours.

India’s 2nd Real Estate Business & Leadership Awards Hit Mumbai

Mumbai: The Indian real estate fraternity recently came together to charm the Mumbai with their charisma and style at the realty fact real estate business & leadership awards 2017 knowledge partner quikrhomes.

The process of choosing winners began with inviting entries. The response was overwhelming, with entries pouring in from Builders, Developers, Interior Designers, Architects, Property Advisors, IPCS/Brokers/Realtors, Real Estate Media – OOH/Digital/Radio and so on.

Realty Fact Editor-in-Chief & CEO, Kumar Saurabh said that the nomination process attracted a lot of interest from India . The Realty Fact Real Estate Awards 2017  focuses on India’s development and aims to recognize developers and other service providers in the real estate / property sector across India.

The forum is designed and tailored for visionary senior executives at CEO, CMD, CSO and CFO level, who are empowered with innovation and growth objectives to lead their organization.

Held at The Orchid Hotel Mumbai, the event saw the presence of many industry leaders .

Here are the names of the winners in different categories:

Best Real Estate Consultant of the Year Vestian global workplaces services pvt ltd
Real Estate App of the year. Slum View App
Luxury Developers of the Year PS Group Realty LTD
Most Admired Upcoming Project PS Group Realty LTD
Innovative Company of the Year Lingel Door & Windows Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Residential Development (Multiple Units) Garden Enterprise
Residential Property Developer of the Year Garden Enterprise
Architect Firm Of The Year Ladani Consultancy
Real Estate Tech Broker of the year Z Vesta ( Startups)
Luxury Project of the Year Mantri Blossom
Women Super Achiever in Real Estate Sector Snehal Mantri
Commercial Property Developers of the Year Meenakshi Infrastructures Pvt Ltd
Leisure developer of the year Nirvana Realty
Broker of the Year Sai Estate Consultancy
Emerging Developers of the year” ( Residential) Sanghvi Realty
Female Real Estate Professional of the Year LABONY SANYAL
Best Business Ecotel Hotel The Orchid Hotel
Luxury Developer of the Year Ajmera Realty & Infra India Ltd
Best Real Estate Campainer of the year Tarun Mehrotra
Leading developer of the year Tata Value Homes

Mumbai real estate: `launches in Q1 of 2017 dipped by 24%’

Mumbai: The real estate project launches in Mumbai dropped by 24 percent in the first quarter of 2017, a recent survey said.

Launches dropped by 24 per cent at 4,900 units against 6,500 a year ago, a study conducted by the property consultancy firm Colliers International found.

The trend may continue for a short term as developers are adjusting to the new Real Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA) rules, it said.

“The developers have been selling projects and units based on the marketing plan and layouts, and super built-up areas often represent a loading on the nature of amenities a project offers. Since the FSI norms and rules have been differed from sale plan and chargeable areas of projects, it is posing a challenge for developers,” Colliers International Executive Director, Office Services and Investment Sales, Ravi Ahuja said.

Developers now have to upload on website all sanctioned and approved plans and the buyer can do diligence and be privy to artificial mark-ups in such super built-up areas that sometimes go as much as 40-60 per cent higher than carpet area.

Mumbai real estate: `launches in Q1 of 2017 dipped by 24%'“There is hesitation of under-construction projects sold prior to RERA to follow RERA rules,” Ahuja added.

The rules stipulate that all new under-construction projects must register with the authority by July 31, 2017. After that date, developers without registration won’t be allowed to advertise or sell projects in the market.

“With the RERA becoming a reality now, it is important for developers to prepare for the changes promptly. The change in the real estate cycle may act as an entry barrier for small players and speculators. We believe improved project planning will help developers avoid delays and manage project funds efficiently,” Colliers International Senior Associate Director, Research, Surabhi Arora said.