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Giria’s Explorium - half a day worth of learning experience for your kids

Giria’s is a well known name in FMCG industry with many showrooms selling lots of home appliances all over the country and many in Bengaluru. However little is known about their Explorium centre which is constructed especially for kids to learn lots of things. The explorium is in Domlur, right opposite the EGL business park and is easy to spot. It opens between 9 to 10am and if you are one of the first few there, you can get a good parking spot for your car. The entry fee is a split of 70% - 30% between adult and kid and for two adults and kids is around Rs 2000/-. That is about 7-8$ for a ticket which is reasonable. Once you pay up and while you enter you are tagged with an wrist sticker to let you in along with your kid/s. Some of the things which are installed for learning purposes include a huge rocket with steps to climb into and go into the many sides of the rocket and climb down again. Kids will perpetually enjoy this as they get to explore the inner realms of the rocket though i…

Earning the best Benne Masala Dosa in Bengaluru - Central Tiffin Rooms (Shri Sagar)

Good food is always a foodie’s dream come true. And if it is also tasty to the core, all the more merrier. What better way than to talk about Bengaluru’s myriad restaurants that serve the one most admired dish that every Bengalurean has no qualms eating at any time of the day or night - Crispy Masala Dosa !! When it comes to serving the most tastiest Dosa, there are three restaurants that come to the mind for any true blue Bengalurean - CTR (Central Tiffin Rooms or Shri Sagar), Janata Hotel and Vidyarthi Bhavan. One can most comfortably say that Amma’s dosas are only next best to these restaurants!
Of these three restaurants CTR surely has everyone drooling for its most famous butter dosas or Benne Dosas. And eating one there is never an easy exercise. Maybe easier for the real Namma Bengluru guys living in West Bengaluru - but for the so called “IT Posh Crowd” on the eastern boundaries of this city - these great dosas need to be earned. It means getting up very early in the morning,…

A sneak peak into the 2017 Diwali offers on Cars for different segments for Indian Buyers


Here are a list of categories of cars and the respective offers under different brands this festive season. If you are buying one of these, do make sure to read through the offers list before taking up a test drive.
Common offers Most dealers will offer a corporate bonus ranging between 5-10k, and a loyalty bonus of upto 50k. Further they will also offer an exchange bonus of 50k if negotiated hard. All in all, this itself is almost equivalent to almost 1 lac of reduction in the pricing of the new vehicle. Specific offers
Here are the specific offers by the brands for Diwali 2017
i10 Buy new Hyundai Grand i10 and Get Benefits upto Rs. 90,000. Applicable on 1.2 CRDi Sportz Option,  1.2 CRDi Magna Ignis No Offers Alto Buy Maruti Alto 800 and Get MGA worth Rs. 30,000 + Exchange Bonus upto Rs. 20,000. Applicable on All Variants  Valid till - Oct 31, 2017 Tiago No offers Kwid Drive home the new Renault Kwid at Special Rate of Interest of 7.99% (Schemes are available only from …

The love and hate towards Polo GT TSI

(Image source: VW India)
Firstly its a shame that I took a test drive of the Polo GT TSI this late - nearly five years after its launch in india. Since then its price is steadily increasing north. Nevertheless finally I managed to get my hands on this hot hatch and I was rather inquisitive to see what exactly the heat is all about :-)Specificiations of Polo GT TSIFirst things first some specs out of my way1.2 litre petrol engine, 4 cylinders105 bhp power at 5000 rpm175 Nm torque at 1500-4100< 5m turning radius16 inch alloy wheels - so increased ground clearance45 litre fuel tank 
Features of Polo GT TSI that matterWhen you buy a hatchback buyers are left high and dry with so many omissions that companies undertake just to cut costs. Take the example of cars like Celerio, or Alto, etc which give just one airbag, or no ABS or only ABS and no airbags, no wipers, no defoggers - the list gets endless. Some argue that it is done to price the car in one particular price bracket. But these a…