Places to grab some grub in Bandra – Basilico

Written by admin on May 23, 2010 – 8:33 pm -

When I first arrived in Mumbai after being gone for 3 years I dreaded the thought of being on pizza and subway sandwiches for at least the next six months of my contract here. Until I stumbled upon Basilico Restaurant which is on Pali Naka Road in Bandra West. I was surprised to find out that they menu offering had steaks, fish, and beef burgers. Don’t forget to try the Chef Mezze Platter which consists of yoghurt and feta garlic, tahina basil hummus, falafel stick served with home made lavoche, grissini and grilled focaccia. Also try the Teriyaki Beef Steak, don’t forget to tell the waiter not to put chili or else you might be in for a surprise if you’re expecting the usual sweet teriyaki sauce. Finally I would recommend the Croissant Beef Steak sandwich and the Philadelphia Cheesecake for dessert.

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My impression of Joby’s Gorillapod

Written by admin on May 18, 2010 – 4:06 pm -

I eventually went for Panasonic’s Lumix LX3 as a replacement for my point and shoot. I was thinking of writing about it but decided not to since there are a million reviews out there on it already. What I needed was a tripod to allow me to take self portraits then I remembered seeing a small jointed tripod which I didn’t pay too much attention too 3 years ago.

What I’m referring to is Joby’s Gorillapod which frankly speaking I thought of as a really ugly looking tripod when I first saw it. I learned that a colleague of mine actually had one so I borrowed it just to try it out for a couple of days. I immediately fell in love with it because I could actually take photos from angles that would have been impossible to take with a traditional tripod. A big plus is its size, lets face it how many of us actually have a tripod handy when you need it?

Well the Gorillapod is light enough to keep in your backpack for those times when you need it. Also has a quick release head which is really handy so you don’t have to screw your camera on every time.

UPDATE : The Gorillapod now comes with a magnetic feet model.

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