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Posts from — August 2016

First View of the Vaya tyffyn: a premium tiffin box to keep food hot longer

Vaya tyffyn tiffin-box

I don’t like to cook and I make no bones about it. Che likes to cook but doesn’t have the time. So, for us food is a constant issue. Over the years, we’ve tried a variety of tiffin services and cooks, so my excitement about a premium tiffin-box is understandable.

Only I’m a gu-gu, blind enough to misread service for box. I blame it all on the pesky glasses ? But anyway moving on…

Yesterday I attended the launch of Vaya Tyffyn, a premium tiffin-box brand. Here’s all that happened along with some photos and videos from the event last night.

It all started with a sound and light show…

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Followed by a dance…

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Then like it’s customary these days, the next act was stand-up comedy. Karthik Kumar from Evam, Chennai had me in splits with his humour and jokes ranging from the Cavery to Maggi.

Karthik Kumar Vaya tyffyn tiffin-box

Mr. Vashist Vasanthakumar, CEO & founder of Vaya took the stage next to unveil the box and talk about all the tech behind it.

Vashist Vasanthakumar Vaya tyffyn Tiffin-box

Behind the scenes stories bring products to life, IMHO, and Mr. Vashist Vasanthakumar’s telling of how and why he made Vaya, transformed the simple tiffin-box into an object of technology.

Vaya tyffyn tech

As he talked, I remembered all those years of school when I moaned as I opened my lunch box to find cold solidified food. My Mom’s an excellent cook, but most days, it was the hunger that emptied the cold box, not gluttony.

The Vaya Tyffyn aims as changing all of that, with technology. The tiffin-boxes have vacuum insulation and copper coating to retain maximum heat. They are leak proof.

Vaya tyffyn tiffin-box

The design of the box is sleek and smart; it’s a box I’d like to be seen carrying around. There is also a smart looking bag to carry the box that doubles up as a mat when eating.

Vaya tyffyn tiffin-box

Apparently, one of the challenges the Vaya team faced when developing the tiffin-box was heat. No, not the loss of it but retention. While testing the team found that the boxes stayed so hot, they couldn’t pick them up. And that’s the reason for the plastic lip and lid of the boxes, to facilitate the opening of a hot box.

Vaya tyffyn tiffin-box

The launch was hosted by an old friend Lakshmi Rebecca (it’s been a while since I last saw her. ? Lakshmi is a filmmaker and she tells little known stories through the medium. Check them out on her YouTube channel – Chai With Lakshmi.).
And the nostalgia continued with Nisha Millet Chatterjee, who also I haven’t seen in years. Nisha is an Olympic swimmer I’ve shared the pool with as a child. ? She now has her own swimming academy!
So, it was Nisha and Archana Doshi of Archana’s Kitchen fame, who shared their views on tiffin-boxes and nutrition.

Vaya tyffyn tiffin-box

And it all wound down with an excellent dinner that I couldn’t do justice to with my food limitations. But, I did do justice to the desserts – chocolate fudge, cheese cake and cham-cham. ITC Gardenia’s dessert chef rocks! Yum ?

Vaya tyffyn ITC Gardenia

I got my very own Vaya Tyffyn box too! It was a tough choice between the three options – Maple, Graphite and Wool. But I have a thing for steel, so… Take a look…

I’m looking forward to using and testing the Vaya Tyffyn. Review and more on it coming soon. ? You can check out more and buy a Vaya Tyffyn on
Do you carry a tiffin-box to work? Isn’t ghar ka khanna the best? What your biggest complaint with your current lunch box?

August 20, 2016   1 Comment