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

Decor

Concrete in Home Decor: of Colour, Creativity and Character

Gone are the days when the word “concrete” was synonymous with being a dull, cold, boring material and relegated to use in basements, fire exits and other such obscure locations.  There has been a paradigm shift in the way the concrete is perceived today.  The raw and natural characteristics of the material lend it a… Continue reading Concrete in Home Decor: of Colour, Creativity and Character

Decor

Photoessay: Decor Inspirations – Grand Mercure, Gopalan Mall, Bangalore

As mentioned in my previous post, the decor at the newly opened Grand Mercure, Gopalan Mall in Bangalore is awe inspiring to say the least.  With photo opportunities everywhere and instagram worthy pictures at literally every corner, the decor of the hotel is a design lovers’ delight.  Here are some captures: Bright spaces with clever use… Continue reading Photoessay: Decor Inspirations – Grand Mercure, Gopalan Mall, Bangalore

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Grand Mercure at Gopalan Mall, Bengaluru: experience the essence of Karnataka

Wood apple aka Bellada hannu as it is called in Kannada is considered one among the most auspicious fruits offered to Lord Shiva.  Along with “bilwa patre” which is used during puja on Shivaratri, it is customary to have wood apple juice on the festival.  While I missed on the latter at home this year,… Continue reading Grand Mercure at Gopalan Mall, Bengaluru: experience the essence of Karnataka

Karnataka · Travel

Veera Narayana Temple, Belavadi – a hidden gem in Chikamagalur, Karnataka

Given that India is a land of temples, it is no surprise that travel unearths some truly hidden gems.  And one such gem is the Veera Narayana Temple in Belavadi about 30 km from Chikamagalur.   While one normally associates Hoysala temples with the magnificent ones in Belur and Halebid, this temple is yet another example of… Continue reading Veera Narayana Temple, Belavadi – a hidden gem in Chikamagalur, Karnataka

General

Mullayanagiri Hill, Chikmagalur – bewitching beauty amidst the peaks

Lush green landscapes, mist covered mountains, stunning views and panoramic beauty all around……this is Mullayanagiri hill for you.  Arguably one of the most popular places to visit when you make a trip to Chikmagalur, Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in the state of Karnataka.  Nestled at a height of a whopping 1950 meters, Mullayanagiri is located about… Continue reading Mullayanagiri Hill, Chikmagalur – bewitching beauty amidst the peaks

Everything else

JE98XL Juicer: one gadget for all your kitchen needs

A healthy outside starts from the inside — Robert Urich Every time you eat or drink you are either fighting a disease or feeding it.  Therefore, in order to lead a healthy life it is essential to have healthy food.  And healthy juices like smoothies, fruit juices and green leafy vegetable juices help in removing… Continue reading JE98XL Juicer: one gadget for all your kitchen needs

Switzerland · Travel

Zermatt: of skiing, scenic beauty and plenty of Swiss charm

Snowy white landscapes that seemed straight out of a Christmas post card, majestic ridges, peaks of the Pennine Alps and a mesmerizing town at the foot of the mountains.  All this at temperatures ranging from -3 to -19 degree centigrade which would feel far colder due to the wind chill factor caused by the forecasts of… Continue reading Zermatt: of skiing, scenic beauty and plenty of Swiss charm

Reviews

Book Review: Eleven Stops to the Present – Stories from Bangalore

Ask any child what his/her favourite subjects are and it is highly likely that history does not figure on top.  Some of the most predicatable responses given are “it is boring” or “it is too dry”.  Well, this is partially true considering the fact that the history we study in school is mostly confined to… Continue reading Book Review: Eleven Stops to the Present – Stories from Bangalore