Author: RJ

Introduction Avinash has been around the gym for a while now. And by ‘a while’ I mean for about 13 years. And like a fine wine, this beast is only getting better with age, but I don’t mean like wine, I mean like Godzilla. Avinash is a veteran bodybuilder, a no nonsense nutritionist, and plain […]

Deepika is a friend, certified fitness trainer, and fitness nutrition specialist from Hyderabad. She grew up in Chhattisgarh and moved to Hyderabad in the early 2000’s and since then has settled here. She has a Masters Degree in Medical Microbiology and has worked in the healthcare sector since 2007. Up until recently, Deepika worked as the […]

Disclaimer – The views in this short story are purely my own. I do not intend to offend anyone. Any resemblance to any person or thing is based on fact and isn’t intended to cause harm or disrepute. Most of the following recollections are accurate, but I have spiced things up purely for the sake of […]

Autumn Leaf Cafe (ALC) has been in Hyderabad for a couple of years now, and I’ve been going there since it opened. From starting off as a place that was finding it’s feet with managing orders and providing timely service, it has matured into the best outdoor garden seating restaurant Hyderabad has to offer for […]

When I was in Hyderabad, my friend had this “World’s best glue board” mouse trap set in his house behind the TV. The graphic on the trap packaging was pretty funny. It read “No killing, no smell, no hassel”: I chuckled at: Irresistable peanut butter (Mice have high standards these days, whatever happened to cheese?) […]

The standard supplement you’ll find on every fitness enthusiast’s shelf, whether you’re a runner, lifter, or athlete, is the basic building block of muscle, protein. There are literally hundreds of different brands and flavours available in the market which can make it very difficult to choose one. There are a few guidelines to follow when […]

The Background There came a time in my life where I noticed how much I had let go. Up until then, my gym workouts were intermittent. Gym memberships came and went, and sure the sessions were good in themselves, but nothing was really targeted in terms of goals. At the end of the day, I […]

Our family driver, Minhaj is a simple, humorous, guy. He is a family man with two young daughters in school and a son who’s now in college. He’s very decent with no professional shortcomings apart from his quintessentially Hyderabadi nature. By this I mean of course that he’s pretty chill and laid back in most […]

Introduction – Pros and cons of having cats My wife and I definitely wanted kittens since we couldn’t leave a dog puppy at home while we were both at work or out. A lot of our friends have kittens and cats and after all our research, the pros of having cats as pets are as […]

I’d been here once with some friends earlier. We were hungover after a late night out and felt like a good strong English breakfast. Long story short, the breakfast was terrible here to the extent that they didn’t even have fresh fruit juice. Just the canned stuff. Moving on, another friend of mine who’s a […]