And now comes the Masterclasses by the very Gods - Matt Preston, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan. The tickets again were nominally priced, but the seats weren't limited. One thirds of the people who had bought the tickets had to stand in spite of paying the same amount of money. And there were no seat numbers allocated - the pushy people made their way to the front and the losers stood at the back. And there were no elevations for the seats provided, meaning if a taller person sits in front you - you are fucked.
Let me start off with the positives first. Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, and Matt Preston are one of the finest and kindest people you will ever meet. They are awesome in real life as well and are all excited and ever ready to help, assist and entertain you. Now that being is the story of the event and my experience with it.

It was a 2-day Food Festival, which took place in two venues simultaenously - a 5-star hotel and an elite mall which were relatively situated close to each other. And of course it was a paid event, and the tickets were decently priced.

In 1944 K Asif planned to make a film called Mughal-e-Azam with Chandramohan in the male lead and the then upcoming actress Nargis in the female lead. However, in 1946, before the production of the film could begin, the male lead, Chandramohan, died.

(Mughal-e-Azam was later released in 1960 after 12 years with Dilip Kumar in the male lead and Madhubala in the female lead)

For people who don't know!

Yeah, I am an astrologer by profe$$ion who predicts human lives looking at their natal chart/horoscope. But I have other passions too, and one of them is - Movies! Since the age of 7, I wanted to get associated with the movie industry and make my own movies but then destiny had different plans for me. I became a journalist, then a dot com guy, then a blogger and then an astrologer. And well by the age of 37 i.e., after 30 long years I got an opportunity to have a cameo presence in the movie 'Lucia' - which premiered at the London Indian Film Festival on 20 July 2013 and won the Best Film Audience Choice award at the festival.

When I am in your city/country!

1) I hate to spam your inbox.
2) I am sure you don't visit my website everyday.
3) I could be visiting your city and you would never know.

By God's grace I keep traveling these days for astrological readings, and it could happen that you wanted to meet me in person in your city/country and you were not informed about my travel plans at all.

Don't be HORNY!

Well that was an ad campaign run by one of the FM Radio Channels in India to make people aware about driving without honking. We all with experience know that honking creates noise pollution and as Amitabh Bacchan rightly says in the campaign that in Western countries honking is considered to be a rude reaction. Agreed. But then who are we addressing the issue to in India?

Things we do wrong as responsible citizens

I attended a felicitation function recently. No, I wasn't felicitated for any of my achievements. I was just a audience who had come to watch the Rock Band show that was to follow the main event and I had to sit through the award ceremony because of my bad habit of reaching for any important appointment much before time.

Darren Sammy's speech after winning T20 finals, 2016

When Nasser Hussain asked him to compare this win to their first World T20 win in 2012, Sammy first says, "Nass, do you really want me to tell you, okay" and then the speech starts.

"Firstly, I want to thank the almighty. We have a pastor in the team - Andre Fletcher, who kept praying. Really happy with this win and this is something that we will cherish for a long time. It was serious hitting from Brathwaite. It said before that we have 15 match winners in the side. Every game somebody took responsibility."


The society is slowly turning women into heroes and men into eunuchs. In this regard I thought of giving talks on important topics that keeps a man a 'MAN'.

I have made enough mistakes in my life and those mistakes have led to vivid experiences. And I am here to share my insights and also my expertise with you in the hope that manhood prevails at least for a couple years more.


One regret I have

I was an intern with The Statesman, New Delhi in 1996. And as a young journalist I was covering all those boring news beats and dry press conferences. Being a bit apathetic towards my boring existence my Chief Reporter gave me the opportunity to cover the opening ceremony of Surajkund Mela. (It is an annual fair, and according to wikipedia in the year 2015 this fair was visited by 1.2 million visitors including 160,000 foreigners from more than 20 countries participating in it.)

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