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K+C Sangeet

Sangeet for our dear friend’s wedding was great fun – lots of dancing, music, drinks and food. Just like how an awesome Indian sangeet should be! M was up for all of it and was hyper happy!! :)

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Neemrana Fort Hotel, jaipur delhi

I had always wanted to go to Neemrana Fort Palace. Had heard so much about it.. So from our way to Jaipur from Delhi this time, after meeting up with friends in the morning, and picking up a carseat for M, we were on our way. Delhi to jaipur is about 4-5 hours and somewhere around the 2 hr mark comes this small village of Neemrana, popular for nothing much except this old fort turned hotel, in heritage style. It’s a tiny bit of a complicated left from under a tunnel that’s built through the new flyover.
Once in the town, it’s easy to get lost. Many small guesthouses and hotels have sprung up with similar names, so if you ask people on the road, you will get asked ‘neemrana hotel or neemrana palace or neemrana fort’? Just to be clear – it is Neemrana Fort Hotel. There’s no proper signage for the right one though, or maybe we missed it! So, after 20 mins of being lost in this village, which is full of camels and small shops on the road and bicycles and buffalos, so kinda cute in it’s own way, barring the dusty roads,we hit the right road uphill.

On the way and once you reach the top, you realise it’s beauty. It’s a huge fort almost carved into the hill. On weekends, the entrance is 750 Rs 50% of which can be reimbursed inside at the restaurant. The lack of proper signage made finding the restaurant a riddle in itself.. it helps that you are lost in a pretty place!
We reached the buffet place, which was a big hall, with many tourists like ourselves. The food itself was quite nice. It was priced at 1200 rs for non-resident guests and did not include alcohol beverages.

The property itself is very pretty and takes you back in time. My only peeve was that there were no proper signs, which in a big property like this are a must, and also the staff was not really particularly helpful in that matter.

Overall I would highly recommend a stop over, if not a stay at this gorgeous place! I look forward to a stay too, maybe the coming winter..

Room rates vary from Rs 3000 to 25,000. And there’s 20% discount from May-Aug.

We had a nice, fun afternoon on our way to the Pink City! :)

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Doctor’s visit

Finding a good Pediatrician has been a process. Dubai has some really nice hospitals but not all the doctors are great! Before we fixed our current one, we saw 4, one of them, quite old, got out of the lab and forgot his own room.. I think that did it for us.
Doctor’s visits always come with easy drive to the hospital, free valet parking and a long wait for the appointment, if its on the weekend. Myra cries instantly, at the very sight of any equipment coming close.. and stops just as quickly. She’s such a cute baby.. :)

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CK wedding part I

I had never been to a court marriage, for that matter, I had also never been a witness for one, so when CK asked me, I was more than happy! Myra and I got ready and headed to the Indian Consulate for this Indo-French collaboration, the run to this day had not been a smooth road, as one could imagine with anything with the Indian Consulate. But this day was fun and mostly without frustration.
Family from India and France was present and amongst friends and baby crying.. CK signed their legal papers. And everyone looked forward to the India wedding.. soon to follow…

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One such weekend..

Weekend mornings are always super lazy in our house. Here in Dubai, we have Fri/Sat weekends. So, Thursdays and Fridays mostly are spent with friends over food and drinks and long conversations. Pre parenthood, inevitably it would turn into a house party with music and dancing and pranks and what not!
So weekends we wake up late, to Myra’s smiles and stretching… We watch some TV, go through some blogs, pins, flipboard, Facebook etc etc.. covering all social media basically.. we call and skype home, V reads his Economist, I do lots of pintersting.. we order in breakfast, usually mini idli sambhar from sarvarna bhawan, in marina! It’s really good, but quite spicy! Then we maybe nap or watch a movie and then step out to a mall or jbr walk, or marina walk and evenings is again with friends or in bed.