Switzerland · Travel

Tibet Museum, Gruyères – a unique attraction

The Tibet Museum located in the quaint town of Gruyères in Switzerland is a hidden gem. The town known for its delectable cheese, stunning landscapes and fairy tale vibes is home to this unique museum which forms for an engaging visit. Situated within the old town, the Tibet museum is a distinctive attraction considering the… Continue reading Tibet Museum, Gruyères – a unique attraction

Karnataka · Travel

Srimanthi Bhai Memorial Government Museum: an engaging visit

One of the best ways to pick up insights about the local history, art, architecture and culture of a place is by visiting musuems located there. Being a big fan of museums, I decided to visit the Srimanthi Bhai Memorial Government Museum in Mangalore during my recent visit. Located in Bejai this one was started… Continue reading Srimanthi Bhai Memorial Government Museum: an engaging visit

Reviews

House of EK: Bringing the best of India to your home

If you are fan of native Indian crafts, handlooms and indigenous products that reflect the rich cultural heritage of India, look no further than the House of EK. EK by Ektaa R. Kapoor is all about celebrating India and bringing the best of India to our homes. Handcrafted by talented artisans, the products are carefully… Continue reading House of EK: Bringing the best of India to your home

Food

Recipe: Raw Mango Flavoured Rice (Mavinakai Chitranna)

Come summer and it is the season of the king of fruits aka mango. From the luscious Alphonso to the parrot shaped Totapuri, there are close to a whopping 1500 varieties of mango grown all over.  Banginapalli, Sindura, Chausa, Ratnagiri, Neelma, Malgova, Raspuri, Langra and Kesar are popular mango varieties grown in different regions of… Continue reading Recipe: Raw Mango Flavoured Rice (Mavinakai Chitranna)

Decor

Guest Post: Transformational Architecture, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Guest post by Bindu Gopal Rao Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) is synonymous with iconic architecture transforming the notions of what can be achieved by continually innovating with advanced design, material and construction innovations. Founded in 1979 in a single studio room in an old school building in East London, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has since… Continue reading Guest Post: Transformational Architecture, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: On a fairy tale trail in Heidiland, Mainefield

While it seems like a cliche to say that Switzerland is a country full of fairy tale landscapes, Heidiland is literally a paradise on earth. An ode to Heidi, Switzerland’s most famous fairy tale character created by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, this one is located in the wine village of Maienfeld. A place that takes… Continue reading Photoessay: On a fairy tale trail in Heidiland, Mainefield

Karnataka · Travel

The Veena makers of Simpadipura – home to a dying craft

Entering the interiors of Simpadipura, a sleepy hamlet about 60 km from Bangalore it is not uncommon to hear the sounds of chisels and hammers striking against wood.  Large logs of jackfruit tree wood lying amidst clearings of mahogany and silver oak trees with workers busy carving dome shaped structures from them is a common… Continue reading The Veena makers of Simpadipura – home to a dying craft

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Home Decor: Ushering Spring Vibes in your Home

There is no denying the fact that spring is the happiest season of the year. A harbinger of new beginnings, spring is all about new blooms, warmer temperatures and refreshing colours all around. And when it comes to spring home decor, it is all about bringing the outdoors inside. Fresh pastel colors, clean and minimal… Continue reading Home Decor: Ushering Spring Vibes in your Home

Everything else

Services to Look for When you Move to a New Home

Looking to move to a new house? Chances are you would chose your new property because of the way it looks and what it offers on the inside, but what about on the outside? The amenities in the local area are important, too, especially if your home is far from local services. So, here are… Continue reading Services to Look for When you Move to a New Home

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bigsmall.in: Your one stop shop for all your gifting needs

Come February and it is the month of love: a time to cherish love and share it with you near and dear ones. It is time for Valentine’s Day! Also, given that Valentine’s day is synonomous with gifting, it is a also a month to shop for presents and gifts. And if you are looking… Continue reading bigsmall.in: Your one stop shop for all your gifting needs