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#Chennai – Try Jalpaan for Italian Vegetarian Dishes and North Indian Food Too

We are a family of foodies and when we got the opportunity to do a restaurant review for RnMOnAskMe which I interpreted as Restaurant Majors On Ask Me, I immediately got onto the job to identify the restaurant using the Askme app I installed on my smartphone. It is not an easy task given my preference for vegetarian food and this time I was looking for Italian cuisine. I searched through the app and landed up with a number of entries (never knew so many Italian restaurants in Chennai) and we set our eyes on Jalpaan for their innovative combination of cuisines. Normal combinations we see in restaurants are Texan – Mexican, Italian, North Indian South Indian, Chinese cuisines. This restaurant had a unique combination of Italian, North Indian vegetarian food. Decided to try it out and checked out the locations and there was one nearby at Adyar, Chennai. Checked out Google and saw that the restaurant was closed on Saturdays. We were surprised because restaurants do not normally close and choosing Saturdays was much more intriguing given the business they get on weekends. We tried calling them and there was no answer and we assumed they must be closed. We are not sure if it is a regular closure or a one off occasion. So we decided to check out their restaurant in another location quite faraway from our place.

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Krishna Idols Exhibition at Poompuhar

When you think of Lord Krishna, his pranks and his immense love for his devotees come instantly to one’s mind. And like in the case of the idols of Lord Ganesha, artisans have created many variations in the idols of the dark lord. Coinciding with Krishna Janmashtami, Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation (Poompuhar) has organised a 15-day exhibition titled ‘Krishna Darshan’ at its Anna Salai showroom.

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World Class Roads with Cycle Tracks Soon in Chennai

Anna Salai at Chennai

Anna Salai, E.V.R. Periyar Salai and Jawaharlal Nehru Salai might get separate cycle tracks besides improved pedestrian infrastructures as part of the proposal to improve the arterial roads in Chennai urban area on par with world-class standards. The proposals were made by S.N. Bhobe and Associates, the consultant preparing the detailed project report for the World Bank-funded project.

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Escalator Equipped Pedestrian Subways in Chennai

High rise buildings on Jawaharlal Nehru Road

Chennaiites are all set to get three new pedestrian subways with escalators, a first-of-its-kind in the city. The subways would come up at CMBT on Jawaharlal Nehru Salai and Little Mount (near AG church) and MKN road junction along Anna Salai.According to sources in the highways department, the tenders received for appointing a consultant for preparing detailed project report (DPR) are under scrutiny. “A Bengaluru-based consultant is tipped to be appointed as a consultant,” sources said.

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Chennai Metro on Anna Salai

While riding through Anna Salai you know the workers boxed up inside Metro Rail’s iron sheets are up to something big but couldn’t take a peek. Here is the update from behind the iron wall: Metro has begun underground stations work at three spots along the stretch.  Of the seven underground metro stations that will come up beneath Anna Salai, work has begun on the new secretariat campus station, LIC station and Thousand Lights station.

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