Weekend Catch #3 UB City The Collection at Bangalore.

The series about Bangalore city limits must visit so far continued. This time I went to the UB City, The Collection Mall, which is located in the heart of Bangalore, India. This mall is located by the pavement of Bangalore skyscrapers that I posted earlier. Built and owned by two companies UB Group and the Prestige Group. The interior architecture of this mall is ultra modern. There are delicious food courts and wine shops inside. Possibly one of the perfect place for shopping, boozing and fun. Oh! There is a large amphitheatre stage inside which occasionally is used for organising special events.


Photo: Amphitheatre stage inside UB City, The Collection by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015


Photo: UB City, The Collection Built by UB Group and the Prestige Group. Photo Credit Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015


Photo: Decorations menus inside The Collection, Photo Credit Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015


Photo: Entrance Gate, Photo Credit Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015


Photo: Outside the entrance UB City The Collection, Photo Credit Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015


Photo: A LV brand shopping center at UB City The Collection, Photo Credit Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015


Photo: Opposite to the UB City The Collection, A new shop being constructing, Photo credit Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015

I had less time to explore more. As I understand the place has lot of secrets inside. The luxury calls at Bangalore. You must visit the place to discover them.

Always love!!!

Vikram Roy

5 Reasons Why You Need A Healthy Breakfast Every Morning?

Breakfast is a healthy practice to start a good day. The morning draft gives the energy to work hard and keep the mind free. Here I suggest, practice and make a habit to get healthy foods in your stomach every morning.

Breakfast Prepared & Photographed by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015

Photo: Breakfast by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015

Why You Need A Healthy Breakfast Every Morning?

1. Skip breakfast and work empty stomach, I feel, fighting a Hunger Game whole day. Do a routine, healthy breakfast, like Bread, Butter, Peanuts, Milk, Fresh Fruits, etc.

2. Having breakfast, we can gain vitamins, minerals, and fiber that can help us being energetic in the workplace.

3. People who eat breakfast have more immunity strength, and that can decline illness.

4. Healthy breakfast and regular exercise can increase stamina and keep us fit.

5. Eating breakfast improves our memory. It’s observed that people who do breakfast manage their day according to their work calendar.

Some good quotes that motivated me:

“Breakfast is always the best time for something juicy, sweet and fresh – it just feels like the right way to open the day. There’s no right way, though, when it comes to choosing the fruit.” – Yotam Ottolenghi

“To me, breakfast is my most important meal. It’s often the meal you play a game. I make sure I have oatmeal, milk, and fruit. It’s the fuel you use to do your best hopefully, so eating right is a big part of being a professional athlete. I wish I paid more attention to it earlier in my life.” – Andrew Luck

Have breakfast and stay healthy!

What is the difference between ‘Lifestyle’ and ‘Luxury’?

Photographed by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2013

Photographed by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2013

Today I went for an evening walk at Shankey Tank at 5:30 PM, the correct timing. Thanks, God! Every day I notice people very carefully. Their attitude, lifestyle, culture, and behavior. A nice group discussion was going on some hours back. My colleagues think I live in an ideal world that doesn’t exist. I was speaking about the health and the lifestyle! How to improve yourself? They were giving me numerous examples of luxury. I was defending, trying to make a better understanding of lifestyle but getting confused to conclude a proper answer.

I was thinking during my walk; I gave an example, “How many laptops you can use at a time?” They answered, “Two.” My point of judgment to the social behavior and improve human lifestyle worked here. I come up with a conclusion!

I was not thinking deeply. As an example like ‘rich’ and ‘poor’, very common concept the rich become high, and the poor become weak. One benefited another one is being used. Sharing between the two extreme levels is a complete fantasy. You may think, “Why am I saying so?? Blaming the top and protecting the below…” It doesn’t change anything. Is it?


What is the lifestyle?

Let me come directly to the point. A week ago I ordered a vacuum mug, the costliest one available in the market. Divya, one of my colleagues, made a point. In silhouette voice, she asked, “Why you ordered a costly one?” Few hours back I was defending poor, and now I have ordered the most expensive vacuum mug. It creates a moral quandary that somehow I am also two-faced like the celebrities and the business men. I just asked, “What is the lifestyle?” The confusion is very natural because the cosmopolitan society teaches us the capitalistic marketing strategies, where the luxury means the way of improving life.

There is a sharp gap between these two words. It’s like a slice ray of light that separates the dark and the bright room.

Suppose you have earned money to buy yourself a luxury car. This luxury car was a dream to you. To purchase this car, you have worked every day for last five years. The word luxury has been attached to the car but should it be called as luxury? I say, it is a lifestyle, it is not luxury. Then what is luxury?

First tell me, how many mobile phones you have changed in last three years? If your answer is more than six, then it is the luxury. How frequently are you having dinner in the costliest restaurants in the town? If it’s more than five days a week, then it is the luxury. How many cars do you have for your personal use? If it’s more than one at a time, it is the luxury?

Lifestyle is to improve our daily life. It is a practice of doing good, to feel the happiness. Take care of your health, work out, proper food habit, cultural involvement, social causes, events, traveling, hobbies, recreation, etc.

The point is related with consumption and buying behavior. If a person buys a property, and then he can’t buy another immediately, that means he just added an extra value in his daily lifestyle. I find no luxury in it because it is his fundamental requirement. But if a person is buying multiple similar objects at a time and using only one then he is consuming without his primary need. It should be calling the luxury.

The Ramayana : The Game of Life, Reviewed by Vikram Roy

The Book One, ‘Rise of the Sun Prince‘ was not read by me. I received Book Two ‘Shattered Dreams‘, is a beautiful book. Thanks to team BlogAdda.

Here I want to highlight the pros and cons about this literature and also a month back I read ‘ASURA‘ by Anand Neelakantan, which was very confusing text from the known story of The Ramayana.

Here I need clarification from Shubha Vilas on Bhadra’s version of Ramayana. In ‘ASURA‘, Mr. Anand Neelakantan had mentioned that Sita was Ravana’s daughter, an asura princess! After Mandodari gave birth of Sita, the mystics and visionaries in Lanka advised to kill her immediately because she will bring the misfortune to the Asura race. It was Bhadra, Ravana’s faithful servant who was assigned to destroy the child, but Bhadra did not kill her. He left her by the river bank of Narmada near the kingdom of Mithila. Janaka, the king of Mithila who found her and the rest of the literature followed. I was shocked and very confused about my understanding of Vālmīki’s Ramayana.

I hope my dear BlogAdda team can help me out to reach this communication to Mr. Shubha Vilas to get an answer and remove me out of this confusion. Whether I am not sure, Mr. Anand Neelakantan is true or false.

Photo: Ramayana The Game of Life Book 2 by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015

Photo: Ramayana The Game of Life Book 2 by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015

The Shattered Dreams is the sequel to the Rise of the Sun Prince know as the Bala Kanda in Vālmīki’s Ramayana. Here Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya in his early gray became less confident to take care of his subjects. He was thinking about the next successor to hand over his responsibilities. We came to know about the beauty of Kaikeyi; her seductive attraction was the weakness in Dasharatha. Because of her Dasharatha was unable to take a decision about Rama, the next successor of Ayodhya. Instead of, Rama was exiled from Ayodhya for 14 years. Rama, who vowed to prove that the truth of his father’s words and upheld the miseries of 14 years banishment from his kingdom.

Rama, a grown up teenager who learned practical lessons from meeting his subjects and wise men. Earlier Rama, who met Sita and won her hands for the wedding at the court of Mithila, after winning the contest about fixing Pinaka, the divine bow (dhanush) wielded by Lord Shiva.

Sita who was devoted and belonged to Rama followed her during the great exile. So did Lakshman, the half-hearted step brother of Rama. All three characters are discussed in this book with scrutinizing their inner souls. It shows the purity, the truth, and love; teach us adopting our personality. Now Rama has to face the destiny. The beginning of an evergreen journey of adventure to conquest.

I do not want to share the secrets over this review as I want readers to explore the Shattered Dreams. Some of the cons about the book has no illustration. Especially I love reading mythologies with illustrations which actually visualise the acts. I also found errors in printing and language. Especially at the beginning of the book up to first 30 pages the flow was not there, later the literature was better and improved. I would like to read The Book One and the next book if I am fortunate to get the copies.


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The Luxury Demands at Bangalore, My Favourite Destination for Stay and Foods.

Photo: Outside Bangalore Airport, Photographed by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015

Photo: Bangalore Airport by Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015

Are you planning to visit Banglore? Are you worried about where to stay and what to eat?

Welcome to the land of luxury and opportunity. Here this article can guide you some of the luxurious 5 star hotels in Bangalore. Bangalore is the fastest rising knowledge hub of India. It’s also known as the Eastern silicon valley. Here business tours and travels are getting familiar. People from all around the world are coming to visit Bangalore to look for new opportunities, business expansion, and luxury. The good thing about the city is its welcoming people, hospitality, and delicious foods service. The luxury hotels are surrounded all over the city, with all sort of facilities like pick and drop from the airport, complimentary breakfasts, and relaxation services, etc.

What could be the luxury redefines at upscale hotels in Bangalore?

Bangalore could be your No: 1 destination of visiting several times in a year for these three things.

1. The city has lovely restaurants. If you are foody and want to have mouth watering delicious foods, then you can roast your goose with luxury.

2. The city is filled up with high range of boozing breweries

3. 5 star hotels in Bangalore all around the town welcoming you.

Live like Maharaja class in luxury hotels in Bangalore.

Vivanta by Taj, ITC Hotels, Novotel, Le Méridien, The Oberoi, The Lalit Ashok, Hyatt, JW Marriott, Hotel Leela Palace and so on. The city is full of hospitality and luxury at all corners. On demand services like Spa, Foods, Golf, Ayurvedic Treatments and many more. Service charges comparatively to the other cities are very less. Bangalore can make you love this place for its frank and friendly hospitality.

Last time when I visited ITC Hotels, after the visit they tweet me:

@vikramroy87 We hope that the event is a huge success. Do reach out to us should you need any assistance. #AtYourService — ITC Hotels Cares (@ITCHotelsCares) January 31, 2015

Another successful launch at

#TomTom launches its range of #GPS_SportWatches at Le Méridien Bangalore – Today it was a beautiful meet… http://t.co/OMirNBwOVXLe Méridien (@vikramroy87) February 7, 2015

At Bangalore, the social media response from the hotels, is very active to fulfill and satisfy yours queries. The interaction between the customers and the hotels has built the trust. There are hotels all over India to find out the luxury. People stay in other cities they can find out the varieties of choice. In Bangalore, choice is money, money is the luxury, and luxury is the life. Here business is growing because of the luxury people love to live in. Entrepreneurs are taking risk, doing hard work, building tomorrow’s corporates and earning luxury in their daily life.