Switzerland · Travel

Zurich Quarantine Diaries: Postcards from my Hotel Window

There is no denying the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we travel forever.  From vaccine compliance to negative RT PCR tests and quarantine requirements, one needs to be aware and prepare for a lot of things beforehand.  I recently travelled to Zurich and while there was no ban on travel from India,… Continue reading Zurich Quarantine Diaries: Postcards from my Hotel Window

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Mahanavami Dibba aka Dasara Dibba, Hampi

Often referred to as the world’s largest open air museum, Hampi in Karnataka is a heritage site quite like none other.  A favourite with tourists from all over the world, Hampi is a proposed UNESCO world heritage site and offers an experience of a lifetime. Located on the banks of the river Tungabhadra, Hampi was… Continue reading Photoessay: Mahanavami Dibba aka Dasara Dibba, Hampi

Decor

All about Upholstery: a key element while styling your home

Upholstery is a key factor to consider when styling homes.  It is an element that brings in more texture and adds depth to any space. It also helps you maintain a certain level of sophistication that you may want to achieve in your home. What is Upholstery? Upholstery has been with us for centuries now… Continue reading All about Upholstery: a key element while styling your home

Decor

Wellness in Home Decor: of comfort, calm and zen like vibes

Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling – Cecelia Ahern It is often said that there is no place like home for it is a place where you feel safe, loved and appreciated.  And given the unprecedented times we live in, where our lives have been dominated by the corona virus pandemic, the importance of… Continue reading Wellness in Home Decor: of comfort, calm and zen like vibes

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: Geneva – Diverse Sights and a Kaleidoscope of Experiences

Surrounded by mountains and located on the south western end of Lake Geneva, the city of Geneva is one that offers a multitude of experiences.  I happened to visit this city on a short day trip from Zurich and it was indeed a memorable experience.  Since the trip was hurried, I would love to visit… Continue reading Photoessay: Geneva – Diverse Sights and a Kaleidoscope of Experiences

Karnataka · Travel

Rice Museum, Shivalli, Karnataka – of seeds, strains and sustainability

On the occasion of World Museum Day today, here is a look at yet another unusual museum in Karnataka.  Read on to find out more… Lush green farms on either side made for an invigorating sight as I drove towards Shivalli village in Mandya taluk.  The roads were deserted and there was hardly anyone around… Continue reading Rice Museum, Shivalli, Karnataka – of seeds, strains and sustainability

Food

Recipe: Mavina Hannina Sasve (Raw Ripe Mango Sauce with Sweet, Savoury and Tangy Flavours)

No mention of summer is complete without the mention of the mangoes, the king of fruits.  Having grown up in Hyderabad, my earliest memories of summers were digging into the delectable ‘Bangainpalli’ mangoees, sucking into the pulp and religiously polishing it clean off the skin and seed! It was also the time to stock up on… Continue reading Recipe: Mavina Hannina Sasve (Raw Ripe Mango Sauce with Sweet, Savoury and Tangy Flavours)

Everything else

5 Things to Look for while Opting for Meal Delivery Services

In 2020 COVID-19 shutdown triggered a city wide meal delivery boom in Sydney, with the average spending across some council areas up by over 350%. The city ranked as the top area for such services, at 25.8%.  But with many offering healthy meals and various cuisines, choosing the best service provider can be pretty overwhelming. While… Continue reading 5 Things to Look for while Opting for Meal Delivery Services

Food

Recipe – Piyush: a healthy and delectable summer drink

Come summer and it is time for mangoes, salads, smoothies, ice creams and a whole lot of summer treats.  A time when the body gets dehyadrated faster due to the scorching heat, summer is meant for taking in plenty of those fluids and juices.  Whether it is nimboo pani, shikanji, aam panna or neer mor,… Continue reading Recipe – Piyush: a healthy and delectable summer drink

Reviews

Deyga Organics: The goodness of all things natural, handmade and pure

Given the times we live, the importance of sustainability and going back to our roots can hardly be overemphasized.  While the terms ‘natural’, ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘green’ are buzz words in most sectors, the skin and hair care as well as wellness segments are certainly not far behind.  The significance of natural ingredients, time tested methodologies and… Continue reading Deyga Organics: The goodness of all things natural, handmade and pure