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Robin Uthappa
A certain Bangalore local has some suggestions on eating your way through the city

A street vendor makes masala dosa © AFP

Eat at Corner House
It's a popular ice-cream haunt for locals in Bangalore. The hot chocolate fudge there is to die for.

Breakfast at NMH on JC Road
The full form of this is New Modern Hotel. It's a really old place and my wife Shheethal introduced me to it. They serve an amazing breakfast and my favourite is their masala dosa roast. It's delicious.

Second brekkie at Brahmins in south Bangalore
Again another breakfast place. It's one of the oldest and yummiest breakfast joints in Bangalore and I love their idlis and kesari bath/sheera. My wife and I regularly frequent these places every time we are in Bangalore.

The Bangalore-Mysore highway © Getty Images

Drive around Bangalore
Whenever I have to make an important decision, I go for a drive in the city at night. Around Ring Road, the Mysore highway, on that beautiful stretch on Cubbon Road, or the airport road. Bangalore is beautiful at night and driving helps me clear my mind and think. I just love driving.

Watch a play at the Rangashankara theatre
Bangalore was known for theatre but over the years that reputation has faded a bit. Rangashankara still hosts great plays, though, and I enjoy going out and watching them. It has a different buzz about it. They run it professionally and make the whole process very enjoyable for you.

As told to Sharda Ugra