Battle with the Subscribe Button and Opening the Floodgates of Internet Money

Hi All

I just read this nice post by Quixotic Semiotic and you should totally check it out, especially if you are in India and in your twenties.

It’s about the issues that hit you when you hit twenty.

The post’s honesty is so refreshing, plus the themes it touches on are totally relevant to twenty-year-olds like me. No offence to non-twenties. 

The above mentioned post inspired this post and its rather unconventional title. I felt inspired to be honest about the ongoing stuff on Goan Flavour.

As you may know, I recently shifted to self hosting on WordPress. While I said that this was for greater control and all; all that is bull*@#$. After researching about blogging and how to make money online, I was set-my-pants-on-fire excited to get started, write a blog, add ads and make big moolah. Then I could quit my job, retire to my beach bungalow, sip on my cocktail drink and laugh at the suckers who sweat it out going to work, never realizing the rat race they are in.

Easier said than done.

It’s been 2 weeks, and I am engaged in an epic battle with the Subscribe button (it’s on every page and it’s not working 😦). Shifting hosting took 7 days. Then there’s the deal with nameservers; they’ve to be shifted to point at the new address. Pretty simple, right?

Not! I shifted the nameservers and my site disappeared. No more access to the cool Goan Flavour blog. Instead, you got a happy alligator offering to host your website. Noooo!

Ok. Back up. Study more, did more hectic research. Figured out how to log in on WordPress.org and start posting stuff. Still no way to transfer all the old content.

At this point, I was also struggling with the message of Goan Flavour. I’d done a ton of research on blogging, and found some pretty amazing stuff. How do I share that with readers appropriately, on a travel blog? Should I keep it about Goa, about travel? How does it grow and where does it go? How do I write cool stuff about Goa that people want to read?

Why have the internet money gods forsaken me? WHY???

Hahaha.

I have since calmed down, and stopped entreating the money gods, and focusing more on creating quality content which will help people visiting Goa, whether they are travelling solo, with friends or family.

“Enjoy the journey, not the destination.”

I’ll probably start a new site to explain the whole setting up website and self hosting, as starting my own site has been one of the most fun and liberating things I’ve done.

On that note, I’d like to point all the readers and followers here to the new residence of Goan Flavour.

Blog:

Goa fun blog

Booking Holidays:

Book Holiday Now

Go here when you need info about Goa, and/or book a holiday. I do believe it has some really unique reviews, great places to visit, and all kinds of helpful info. I hope to expand the scope of the site to include posts reminiscing in deep philosophical ways that show you how cool and deep I am.

But for now, it’s back to battling with the subscribe button and working to open the floodgates of Internet money.

Enjoy and have a nice day :)!

Goan Flavour moved successfully!

Check out the newly self hosted site, up and running now!

http://goanflavour.com/

Still a few tweaks left to go! I’m still figuring it out.

Let me know what’s not working and I’ll fix it.

Meanwhile, enjoy the new site and photos!

Check out the latest post here:

http://goanflavour.com/back-from-the-dead-goanflavour-is-live-again/

The new theme’s gorgeous, and I’ll be uploading some fantastic photos soon. Would love to hear your thoughts on it and what you’d like to see on the new website!

Do sign up again to get the new Goan Flavour exclusive updates.

Coming soon, exclusive holidays to the Maldives. Enjoy your own haven at amazing resorts in the blue Indian Ocean. At rates you won’t find anywhere else. All thanks to a close friend who runs a travel agency.

Cheers!

 

Moved Successfully!

Check out the newly self hosted site, up and running now!

http://goanflavour.com/

Still a few tweaks left to go!

Let me know what’s not working and I’ll fix it.

Meanwhile, enjoy the new site and photos!

Check out the latest post here:

http://goanflavour.com/back-from-the-dead-goanflavour-is-live-again/

It’s a gorgeous blue, and I’ll be uploading some fantastic photos soon.

Cheers!

 

Moving to Hostgator

Hi all

I’m in the process of moving the hosting to hostgator, so the site may not be visible for 24-48 hours.

If you get an error message, sorry about that, and will update you when we are up and running again!

Utsav

Delicious Goan Ros Omelette

A slight drizzle fell on us, as we made our way to the Ros Omelette stall in Panjim, the capital of Goa.

Thought it was around 8.30 pm, and getting dark, there was a sizable crowd of loyal patrons huddled around the small, brightly lit Ros Omelette stall, a beacon of light for hungry souls like us.

So what is the delicious Goan Ros Omelette all about anyway?

It is one of the most fabulous creations of Goan cuisine. Simple, yet delicious. Ros is a Konkani word meaning gravy. You know what an omelette is. The dish itself consists of 3 components.

A well made omelette, prepared appropriately with onions and tomato. 2 hot buns toasted to perfection with generous helpings of golden butter. The omelette is put in a small steel dish, and finally drowned in steaming,hot chicken curry, resplendent with spices. At some places, mutton replaces the chicken in the curry. The cook finally sprinkles freshly chopped onions and coriander to complete it.

Hot Buns and Hotter Ros Omelette!

Hot Buns and Hotter Ros Omelette!

I sneaked this photo of the omelette the guy next to me was having, while waiting for our order. He gave me a funny look, but went on eating.

The Ros Experts

The Ros Experts

The 2 guys were so busy making the food and dishing it out, I could hardly place our order. My friend and I watched as the tawa guy fried egg after egg with intense concentration. There was a smooth fluidity, a practiced expertise in their movements, the way they poured the chicken curry, the way they toasted the dancing buns. Swift and efficient, with no wasted movements.

The day will come when I will be able to cook like that, win Top Chef and blow Padma Lakshmi’s mind with rad Ros Omelette skills!

I noticed some people having a Coke with their Ros Omelette. Thumbs up to that!

Our steaming hot dishes arrived, and we were gasping for air as we ate the mouth watering Ros Omelette. It was hot! The shop guy poured extra curry when it finished.

Total Cost?

Rs. 60 for 2 Ros Omelette (Rs.30 each) + Rs.20 for Boiled Eggs + Rs.15 for extra buns = Rs. 95 (US$ 1.5)

So for Rs. 100 or US$ 1.5, two people can have a belly filling hearty snack!

Time?

It opens in the evening after 7pm, and closes by around 9.30-10pm. No omelette n the morning or afternoon, so keep in mind this is an evening thing.

Location and Directions?

Central Panjim. Take the right before Hotel Mandovi, towards the Adidas showroom, and you’ll find the Ras Omelette stall I went too (marked in orange on the map). My colleague told me about another famous stall (marked in blue on the map) near the garden, Jardim Garcia de Orta.  Here’s the map:

Ras 1 and Ras2!

Ras 1 and Ras2!

There are lots of other places serving Ros Omelette around Panjim, so look around at your leisure and choose your favorite :)!

Here’s some other great links for Ros Omelette:

  1. Foodiegoan (Better picture than mine!)
  2. Roos Omlet – Goan Style (Detailed Recipe with nice pictures)

This is one simple dish you can easily make at home. I can make the omelette, unfortunately chicken curry is a little out of my league at the moment. But that peak shall be conquered soon!

After having this, I’m convinced Ros Omelette is truly the way to enjoy egg with gravy! Join me on the next trip!

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