Hey, Did I Tell You What I’ve Been up to?


Hey there!

Guess what? I just got back from a long long vacation to Thailand and Cambodia (about which I will soon be posting on Trip Monk). But more importantly I’ve been really busy writing on What’s Hot.

I explored some pretty cool things while working with them. For instance, a really interesting book village that is only an hour away from Pune, a huge leather footwear market right in Mahabaleshwar and some offbeat things to do in Dandeli. I also discovered the top most stylists in Pune, some really cool eateries as well as great drinking spots in the city.

Go check out already!


Handpicked: Upcoming Events (Feb 22 – Feb 26)

1.Freakin’ Highlarious Presents Kunal, Amogh & Daniel Fernandes
Cost: Rs. 300
When: Feb 22
Where: High Spirits, KP
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1224410807672525/


2. Acoustic Thursday Ft. Raiez Khan
Cost: Free
When: Feb 23
Where: Raasta Cafe, Camp
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405525142813393/


3. Manshha Ki Shaadi
Cost: Rs. 250 per ticket
When: Feb 23
Where: Lost the Plot, Aundh
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1247784771966951/


4. 6th DMCS National Short Film Festival
Cost: Free
When: Feb 24 – Feb 25
Where: Namdev Auditorium, Savitribai Phule Pune University
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1852348355054301/


  1. The Wassup Flea
    Cost: Rs. 150
    When: Feb 25 – Feb 26
    Venue: Vrindavan Lawns, Baner
    For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/223076701487429/


6. Canvas
Cost: Rs. 350
When: Feb 26
Where: Pimpri Railway Station
For more info: http://www.meraevents.com/event/vanarsena-canvas?ucode=organizer


7. Pune Farmers’ Market
Cost: Rs. 100
When: Feb 26
Where: Balkrishna Lawns, KP
For more info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1817157851869473/


Molgapodi Idlis – The reason to ditch Vaishali and head to Wadeshwar next time

What: Restaurant
Where: F C Road
Seating: Indoor, Outdoor
Cuisine: South Indian
Pricing: Reasonable
Parking: Not available

Why am I even writing this post? I am sure you would have thought the same. Who wouldn’t know Wadeshwar, right? But my dear Punekars, this one’s for those who don’t belong here – the ones visiting the city for the first time, those who moved in a few a years back and haven’t explored this heaven yet, and even the Vaishali-lovers who just don’t want to try South Indian delicacies anywhere else. Well, I can’t blame them, I was one of them myself until a few years back.

But once I explored this one, I knew how both of them had their own specialties to offer. While Vaishali offers the best Mysore Masala Dosas, Wadeshwar takes pride in serving the best Aappe and Kothimbir Vadi. My personal favorite, the Molgapodi Idli here is a must, something everyone needs to try.


So far, I have tried almost everything on the menu here. To be honest, I am not a fan of the Mysore dosas here, I like the ones at Vaishali more. The Kothimbir Vadi, I fear has failed to impress me too. They are a bit too oily for my liking. But the Rasam Vada – yeah, the ghee idli – yeahh, and the sponge dosa – oh my god yes! They are just so good, so flavorful, so yum!

The outdoor seating here is perfect for an early morning breakfast and endless conversations. The service here is too good to be true. This last time we ordered multiple rasam vadas, dosas, idlis, and what not – and it was at our table within minutes.

Vaishali lovers, the chai is another reason you should come here. Needless to say, you also wouldn’t have to wait an hour to get a table here. So, if you are running out of patience this Sunday morning, do give Wadeshwar a try and let me know how you like it. And please bless me if you happen to like the Molgapodi idlis just a little too much.