About Me


Eating out, the fact that my mom is a fantastic cook, and a lifetime of appreciating good food, whether a home cooked meal or at a restaurant in any city, across the three countries I’ve lived in and during my visits to many more, solo adventuring at times, alongside a flair for writing and painting pictures with my words, meant that being a food writer was a rather good fit.

For the first 5 years after I moved back to India, I wrote reviews and columns on restaurant experiences and dining out, covering Bangalore for a well-known multi-city food site. And in the 5 years since, I have written about my food and travel adventures for this personal blog, PlatedThoughts. Having been bestowed the slightly dubious title of “Food Cop” by some close friends, I am always the one who gets handed a menu when it’s time to order, be it at a restaurant or when calling in for food. So, from my plate and my mind, I will share my thoughts on where to eat, and what to eat where, in Bangalore predominantly, as well as whenever I travel…


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