Tim Hortons Finally Comes To India – A Little Bit Of Canada In India

Finally atleast part of one of my dreams is coming true. There are several fast food & coffeeshop chains from the Western world that I have not tasted and wish to have them come to India. Some UK, American & Canadian ones. Now in terms of Canada, I wish I could actually move there. Now that’s another story but when it comes to Canadian brands, they don’t come as big or iconic as Tim Hortons. And they are coming to India.

Tim Hortons, a coffee brand established in 1964 in Canada, will enter India as part of an exclusive agreement with AG Café, a joint venture entity owned by Apparel Group, a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate and Gateway Partners, an emerging markets alternative investment manager.

Popular for its freshly prepared iconic beverages like the smooth and creamy ‘French Vanilla’ and its creamy blended frozen coffee, the ‘Iced Capp®’ along with made-to-order food and baked goods offerings, like the delicious bite-sized morsels of traditional donuts called ‘Timbits®’, Tim Hortons will open in New Delhi this year, quickly followed by Punjab and other parts of the country. With over 50 years of coffee expertise, the brand has captured the hearts and taste buds of many.

India is one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for specialty coffee retail chains. The growth can be attributed to the changing lifestyle of the young population, rising disposable income, and a keenness to explore global experiences. With this launch, India will become the brand’s fourth country in the Asia Pacific region, and plans to open over two hundred and fifty outlets over the next five years. Tim Hortons India will be led by Navin Gurnaney, an experienced and reputed professional who will serve as the  company’s India CEO. He was previously the CEO for Starbucks India. 

10 things you can’t live without!

10 things I can’t live without!

  1. Internet : needless to say all of us cannot do without the internet. I am ever grateful for those who are invented the internet, got us broadband, providing the service, maintaining the servers and creating the apps that have made our lives so much easier & better.
  2. Football : football is life, life is football. The best and most popular sport in the world. I love watching football and celebrating a great goal. Yes, football not the North American variant that is so dumb and not played with a ball or kicked with a foot!
  3. Science fiction shows & movies : The whole reason that movies & tv shows exist in the first place, if you ask me really. To show us what certain people think is the future and what our lives will look like. The possibilities are endless.
  4. Star Trek : Speaking of science fictions shows and movies, this is the ultimate. Star Trek has always been at the forefront of showing us what humanity can aspire to be and shows us a future that is worth waiting for. An end to homelessness, hunger, poverty, diseases and war amongst ourselves. A united earth & our allies headed out to space, boldly going to where no one has gone before.
  5. Music : music is also essential for me to life. Metal, hard rock, soft rock & the Blues is all very much what I live to listen to. Playing my favourite music is always guaranteed to put me in a better mood, bring me back from the depths of despair and re-energize me. I would rather die than not be able to listen to my fav music.
  6. Computers/laptops – It’s what I use to connect to the internet, do my work and play and watch porn! Yeah, admit it, you do too. But mainly for storing videos, photos, images and getting onto the internet, I need my laptop.
  7. Coffee : Ohh, coffee. Such a strong need for this. Every morning and evening, I need my caffeine fix and though I usually have it hot & strong, I also do get a few frappes once in a while. I love coffee.
  8. Beer : Beer is the drink of the gods. Though I love my vodka, rum, brandy and gin, beer is the king. It’s such a social drink, infact it is the second most social drink after coffee. Tea doesn’t even come close. Beer is so great on a hot day, on a not so hot day and one a cold, rainy day. Any day, any time. Beer. Second only to a great coffee.
  9. Pizza : Pizza is the great food invention ever. It is Italy’s love letter to the rest of the world. Pizza is something I love like no other food. And it doesn’t even have to have meat on it! That’s how much I love pizza! I could enjoy a veggie pizza like no body’s business and have my fix taken care off. Ofcourse when I order, it is usually filled with meat toppings.
  10. Women : What would the world be without women? Sexy, soft, dangerous curves, girl or woman. I want women in my life in some shape or form. We cannot live without them.


Rocky (1976)

Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, and directed by John G. Avildsen. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa (Stallone), an uneducated, kind-hearted working class Italian-American and small-time club fighter who, while working as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia, gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. The film also stars Talia Shire as Rocky’s love interest Adrian, Burt Young as Adrian’s brother Paulie, Burgess Meredith as Rocky’s trainer Mickey Goldmill, and Carl Weathers as reigning champion Apollo Creed.

Made on a budget of just under $1 million, Rocky proved to be a sleeper hit, earning $225 million in global box office receipts and becoming the highest-grossing film of 1976. The film was critically acclaimed and solidified Stallone’s career, beginning his rise to prominence as a major movie star. Among other accolades, it received ten Academy Award nominations, winning three, including Best Picture. In 2006, the Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”. Critics consider Rocky one of the greatest sports films ever made and the American Film Institute ranked it the second-best in the genre, after Raging Bull, in 2008.