21 gobble-able street food yummies in Mumbai

Hello, after what seems like ages!

In all fairness and honesty, I’ve been lazy. I tried to write but then decided to take a nap instead. I’m back finally, with yet another list.
Yes, I know lists are done to death but this is different. Or not.

I curated @WeAreMumbai for a week and was suggested to blog about the best street food places in Mumbai. So, here I am, with the help of Shaunak and Rahul, listing 21 places down, in no particular order. Let me know if you’ve been to any place/ would like to go and have a special review for it. Also, since it’s street food, the location might be a little confusing. Feel free to hit ’em up.

1. Dheeraj (opposite Mithibai, Vile Parle) : Mayo cheese grill

2. Healthy bites (Opposite Bade Miyaan, Besides Gokul bar) : Paneer Charcoal Roll {for late night craving}

3. Manoj (World Trade Centre, Colaba) : Everything you can possibly eat. But white pasta has an edge over everything else. You’re sure to die of cheese overdose, no, not literally.

4. Carter’s Blue , (Carter Road) : Shawarma

5. Khau galli , (Vile Parle Station) : Genie dosa

6. Mohd. Naseer Cooperwala, (Gulmohar Road, beside Vodafone store) : Bhurji pao, pao bhaji, Pulao {Ask him to make it spicy with extra butter}

7. Lucky Pao bhaji and Bhurji Pao centre, (Close to Mohd. Naseer Cooperwala) : Everything. {Will deliver, For midnight cravings}

8. BM/ Gurukrupa juice centre, (Sion, Close to the station) : franky and sandwiches

9. Ganesh galli, (Zaveri bazaar, Muljhi Jetha market) : Daal pakwaan and Daal sandwich. {Also, there’s a guy right beside who sells ‘Milk cake’.}

10. Thane (outside maamledaar office) : Misal

11. Crawford Market, (Outside Sadanand Hotel) : one old guy sells finger lickin’ good Dahi vada

12. Farid Kabab, (Jogeshwari) : Best Seekh Kabab and Paratha hands down.

13. Nawab Kabab, (Kurla)  Open almost till 4 am. Again, some killer Seekh Kabab and Paratha.

14. Hot Seekh, (Hasnabadh lane near Santacruz station) : servers up some killer tandoori, seekh kebab, shawarma and baida rotis

15. Manju Dosa, (Santacruz) : One of the best chutneys ever, in Mumbai. If you can handle a lot of butter this place is for you.

16. Ram and Shayam chatwala, (Santacruz) : One of the oldest chatwalas in Santacruz.

17. Jai Jawan, (Bandra) : The place that keeps linking road buzzing after hours. Some mean fish and tandoori

18. Vakola signal  : Bhruji pav for those 4 am cravings

19. Dosa guy opp Bombay Blues, (Khar) : his orange chutney

20. Dosa guy at Podar school, (Santacruz) : mad pav bhaji dosa

21. Yaadgaar, (Bandra station) : keema pav with half fry

Do try all these places and let me know what you think.



Love being Listed.

Love Lists for Life. One more. About Love.

They say Love is blind. Love is forever. Love knows no bounds. Love sets you free etcetera, etcetera.

Par, kya tumne kabhi kisi se pyaar kiya?
Kabhi tumne kisi ko dil diya?
Maine bhi diya… lalala.

We know about the unending needs of a woman.
What does love make a man do?

Here’s a list of the top 15 things a man does, when in love.

15. Carry her handbag. (Why not? I mean, everyone does a lil bit of adjustment when in Love!)
14. Recharge her Phone. She doesn’t go out and earn, does she?
13. Watch chick-flicks with her. When else can you watch the movies you love?
12. Throw the cockroach out of her house while both of y’all are screaming like a ‘One Direction’ fan. You know even you’re scared of flying roaches. Who isn’t?
11. Eat her left overs. You know she can’t eat a lot. Why’d you buy her the 6″ subway sammich’ then?
10. Text her friends. This will make them bitch about you, to her. Stay away.
9. Not take advantage of her when she’s drunk. (That’s the reason she got drunk in the first place.)
8. Always be her +1. And make her realize that you’re an overly-attached boyfriend and then make her start hating you.
7. Call her, Text her or be with her and make her realize you’re there for her 24×7. I have nothing to say except, give some S P A C E.
6. Write love letters and cute mails. I guess that invented the cute metal song. (Most of the people here won’t get that joke, but never mind.)
5. Dedicate songs to her. She doesn’t need to know how much you suck at singing. Stop with posting stupid songs for her on your Soundcloud.
4. Love her when she’s going through ‘THAT’ time of the month.
3. Fix her computer. Who better than you would know how to put a serial number for a software and install it?
2. Spend your money on her shopping. She comes with a price tag, doesn’t she?
1. Get her a teddy bear. What could be a better way of telling her she’s immature?

Go kids, make love! 🙂

Top 15 turn offs.

The list love continues. One more list to make you happy or get you thinking. This time, it’s all about the major turn-offs. Girls are picky and this is exactly what you shouldn’t be, for them to pick you.

15. Gulp a Banana down your throat. Please don’t ever do that anywhere close to a girl So gross!

14. No drunk dancing wearing our clothes. Unacceptable. One, don’t get drunk. Two, don’t wear our clothes. How complicated is that?

13. Following us on Twitter and questioning every tweet. We know you like to be connected all the time but Twitter is where we like to draw the line. (And we all thought otherwise, didn’t we?)

12. Putting up ‘Emo’ tweets/ statuses. Bro, we are out of your league now. See you later, alligator!

11.  Wearing torn shoes. You check us out from top to bottom, we go in the reverse order. If them shoes are ugly, we will be gone in a jiffy.

10.  Get your ex/ female friends along when we go out. Really? Like, really?  *rolls eyes*

9. Get your smelly socks anywhere close to us. We’d just assume that you want us to faint and that you are suffering from necrophilia. *runs away*

8. Beatbox while eating. We know you’re talented, but COME ON!!

7. Coming to the other sounds that your body is capable of making and the other chemical reactions that result into fowl smells that we and other people have to bear. Please, ‘kayam churan khao aur ghar pe kar ke aao.’ Burps and ass-burps  are not welcomed.

6. There’s ‘wearing deo’ and then there is ‘proving that you missed your bath’. Former is must and latter is must not.

5. *Ooh! What a body!* So, you go to the gym? You must be wearing all those fancy white colored V-necks which are so hot NOT. You get the point, no?

4. If your moobs are bigger than my boobs, the door is that way, bro.

3. Don’t ever tell us to ‘go make a sandwich’. That’s it. We’re done. Goodbye.

2. Wear pants tighter than ours. What exactly are you trying to show off? We’ll see what we want to, have to and when we want to.

1. Get that Boom Boogy ‘Booger’ out for display.

21 Things to not do when you’re angry.

I have had a sudden love for lists. Nobody generally likes to make lists but this one, could be different.

Most people living in a fast moving city are short tempered and perpetually pissy. Just so that you don’t make impulsive decisions that would lead to something not very pleasing, here’s a list of things you shouldn’t do when angry.

21. Don’t punch your computer in the screen. Don’t.
20. Don’t login through your girlfriend’s Facebook account and post a status saying, ‘I’m gay.’
19. Don’t run to your fridge and eat everything you can see.
18. Don’t tear your favourite pair of pajamas. You’re going to regret that one.
17. Don’t catch cockroaches from below your wash-basin and kill them with the only tool at home- your pair of scissors.
16. Don’t go into a room and breakdown like a baby.
15. Don’t race with the guy who broke the signal and ram into him.
14. Don’t hold that crying kid by the neck and smack his head to the wall repeatedly.
13. Don’t login through your social networking accounts (notice multiple) and post, ‘I’M SO ANGRY!’.
12. Don’t call your crush and start begging for sympathy.
11. Don’t go buy all the alcohol you can and then curse the reason for your anger in even more anger.
10. Don’t take the guy(the reason for your anger) as hostage and threaten to kill him.
9. Don’t go play ‘Crazy Taxi’ on the streets.
8. Don’t hire a horse to ride around the street chasing the person who got you angry with your grandfather’s shotgun.
7. Don’t take a butter knife and announce that you’re going to slit his throat.
6. Don’t join the Police force just to hunt down your ‘pisser’. (As I would like to call it. Or invent a new word. Or whatever.)
5. Don’t invent a gun that would shoot ‘used sanitary material’. That would just be gross.
4. Don’t buy a lot of candy and poison it just so that you can sweet talk the pisser into eating it.
3. Don’t send multiple letters to Hogwarts complaining how angry you are because they don’t send you your acceptance letter.
2. Don’t purchase a customised cap that reads, ‘FUCK OFF, I’M SO MAD AT YOU!’.

The last one..

1. Don’t go to the parlour and get your nails done. Uh oh. No, actually do that.