Skip to main content

Review: Dialogue in the Dark (DiD), Hyderabad - An Unlit Experience of a kind

Ambiance *****
Food ****
Experience *****

Overall *****

Often, we wonder, how would it be like to experience the world in someone else's shoes. Dialogue in the Dark gives you an overwhelming experience on one such foray.

Located in the sprawling Madhapur area of Hyderabad, a stones throwaway from the Hitech City, this is the area of the city that will blend modern India with the city of Nizams for you. Located on the 3rd floor of Inorbit Mall, as soon as you reach the reception desk of the restaurant, you'll start feeling awe.

What greets you is an 'unassuming' person at the reception, who matter of factly mentions, that this experience would be unique for you. There are rules to be followed, and he hands over a list of the same - key being, you don't have anything on you which emits light, in any environmental condition. Curiously placed are a few Walking Sticks lying in a corner allow your imagination run wild for a little while.

The moment when it finally dawns on us, on how real the experience is going to be, is when we were finally asked to queue and hold onto each others shoulders so that we don't get lost. A slight tap on the door in front, and the receptionist at the start of the queue, leads us into pitch darkness and hands the reigns over to our host for the night.

Post that, it is just an experience to live and relive...
   ... Your remaining senses heightened
   ... Your sense of smell and taste, on overdrive
   ... Your food tasting better than any of your meal in memory
   ... Your brain can comprehend an honest conversation without your eyes sending a zillion bytes
   ... Your face when you realize that you host is actually visually impaired and that you get to live his life for an hour
   ... Your words speak louder than your expressions and everything else

The most amazing part of the experience is the initiative in itself. Not only is it offering employment to the visually impaired, but the awareness and support for disability in general, is incredible. In their own words:
International experience | 8 Million visitors worldwide | 130 Centres 30 countries | 3,00,000 visitors in Hyderabad - INDIA - DiD

Popular posts from this blog

Review: Quiet by Susan Cain - The power of Introverts

Firstly, Highly Recommended !

A book review is never easy. It becomes even tougher if you love the book that you are about to review so much so that you read it at a snail's pace over months, and then don't have excerpts to recall.

Hence, No Spoilers Here, You.

Quiet is an extremely powerful book. The Author, Susan Cain has done extensive research on the topic of Introverts / Extroverts and how the world reacts to each of the personality types.

She has been able to deliver a great narrative on basic understanding of each of the personality types, and how can each one of us react when we encounter people to make all our lives easier, covering diverse perspectives from that of a parent, to a teacher or to simply a friend.

“There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” This line above, captures so much of the essence being spoken about in the book, which is in complete contrast with what we are taught right from kindergarten. With the emph…

The Curious Case of Smiles

Yeah, new job, and the workload that comes along, can keep you occupied. So, I have been busy. Well, not really. You always find time for something that you like to do. There has been a break with blogging for completely different reasons, and I am back now. So here goes something on a lighter note,

Weird, Tangential and Iconic Smiles :) :D :-) :\) >:) >) :-D

The title says it all.
You'll always find people around you with smiles that are different, not necessarily weird. And it is a big turn-on for most of us, figuratively. It is just awesome on so many levels to be surrounded with not only people, but living beings, with that quirky laugh and that weird looking smile. To think back, i have had so many crushes all my life,  just because of the way she smiled. I can hardly bring those original photos here, for obvious reasons, but i'll still try and pick on some of the most iconic public smiles around.

Genetic gift of Intelligence vs Genetic gift of beauty

At the risk of sounding sexist, here we go...
The argument started in the usual setup. You are on the verge of passing out of the college. Stuff on your mind is limited to placements. You have forgotten all about why you wanted to study in the first place, and how knowledge was at the pinnacle of your priorities. 
Then walks in, 'Rebecca Black'. 

And the conversation flows like this:
Situation: You are still unplaced. Everything in your paper says, you should have more interview opportunities, and better chances of getting through. RB is already placed. Her calibre seems good, but when stacking up, perhaps it doesn't compare. At all points, you are happy for her, but, you blame your stars after getting angry at the cosmic actions of the world.

Me: The world is so unfair. I am not getting enough opportunities, because organization's are too concerned about their HR policies and their Gender Ratio.

RB: Perhaps. But I don't feel an iota of regret at using the…