Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Monsoon Magic in Coorg

Often dubbed as the Scotland of India, Coorg is arguably one of the most scenic places in South India.  Nestled along the Western Ghats, it is located in between Mysore and Mangalore and is a popular getaway from Bangalore.  With mist clad landscapes, coffee estates and enchanting flora and fauna, Coorg aka Kodagu is a… Continue reading Photoessay: Monsoon Magic in Coorg

Switzerland · Travel

Teddy Bear Museum, Baden: for the love of cuddly Teddy Bears

Few toys are more endearing than soft, cuddly teddy bears.  An intrinsic part of most people’s growing years, teddy bears are synonymous with precious childhood memories, warmth and a sense of comfort.  As a toy, teddy bears were manufactured in the early 20th century and the first teddy bears were made just like real life cubs. … Continue reading Teddy Bear Museum, Baden: for the love of cuddly Teddy Bears

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: A paradise called Regensberg, a hill town near Zurich

Often referred to as the paradise on earth, there is no denying the fact that Switzerland is a country of unparalled beauty.  As mentioned in several of my previous posts, the country is dotted with several quaint towns that are replete with picture perfect landscapes and oodles of old world charm.  Most of these towns… Continue reading Photoessay: A paradise called Regensberg, a hill town near Zurich

Kerala · Travel

Onam: the all inclusive cultural celebration of Kerala

Coconut palm fringed coasts, house boats, Kathakali, boat races, Kalaripayattu, elephants and much more…Kerala is a state of many colours.  And one thing that is quintessentially Kerala is Onam. Rituals and customs aplenty A festival that transcends barriers and brings together various religious communities, Onam is a celebration quite like none other.  A symbol of abundance… Continue reading Onam: the all inclusive cultural celebration of Kerala

Food

Recipe : Horse gram soup – a powerhouse of goodness

Think legumes and it is quite likely that green gram (moong), pigeon pea (toor dal) or red kidney beans (rajma) immediately come to your mind.   Horse gram (kulthi bean) in all probability does not figure in your list.  Well, this indeed is the case for horse gram is generally less talked about it, even though… Continue reading Recipe : Horse gram soup – a powerhouse of goodness

Switzerland · Travel

Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis: of triumph and tragedy

Triumph, tragedy enigma, myth and of course Toblerone…these are just some of the emotions and thoughts associated with the Matterhorn which is arguably one of the most famous symbols of Switzerland. The near symmetrical pyramidal peak which stands at a towering 4478 meters is one of the highest in Europe. The mountain which is also… Continue reading Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis: of triumph and tragedy

Switzerland · Travel

Five things to do in the Swiss chalet village of Brienz

It is no secret that Switzerland is full of charming, picture perfect villages, utterly beautiful landscapes and awe inspiring lakes.  Brienz located on the shores of the serene Brienz lake is one such village that is dotted with wooden chalets and boasts of tradition and culture galore.  Nestled amidst the turquoise lake and the mighty… Continue reading Five things to do in the Swiss chalet village of Brienz

Everything else

Sounds of Nature: of healing and rejuvenating vibes

There is no denying the fact that nature has an intrinsic quality that is calming and helps rejuvenate the soul.   Spending time outdoors, soaking in fresh air and sunshine has always been the mantra to make one feel relaxed and restored.  But did you know that the soundscapes of mother nature have a healing effect… Continue reading Sounds of Nature: of healing and rejuvenating vibes

Decor

Home Decor – The Cottagecore Style: Bucolic Beauty and Vintage Vibes

According to Wikipedia “Cottagecore is an Internet fashion aesthetic, that celebrates an idealised rural life and developed throughout the 2010s until being named on Tumblr in 2018.  It values traditional skills and crafts such as foraging, baking, and pottery.”  The pandemic last year sure taught us the value of reconnecting with nature and of a… Continue reading Home Decor – The Cottagecore Style: Bucolic Beauty and Vintage Vibes

Food

Microgreens: a powerhouse of nutrients

With healthy and wholesome eating becoming the order of the day, microgreens have become an extremely popular food.  An integral part of salads, soups and starters, microgreens are synonymous with health and nutrition. What are microgreens? Simply put, microgreens are seedlings of herbs and vegetables and are best described as being in between a sprout and… Continue reading Microgreens: a powerhouse of nutrients