Miscellaneous · Travel

Five Unique things to do in Goa: experiences off the beaten track

Sun, sand, surf, parties and pure fun are just a handful of things associated with India’s tiniest and most vibrant state, Goa. Flanked by the glistening Arabian Sea on the west, Maharashtra on the north and Karnataka to the east and south, Goa is one of the most popular states in the country. Ruled until… Continue reading Five Unique things to do in Goa: experiences off the beaten track

Karnataka · Travel

Mammoth and monumental: Gommateshvara (Bahubali) at Shravanabelagola

Shravanabelagola town and Jainism Nestled between the Indragiri and Chandragiri hills, Shravanabelagola in Karnataka is one of the oldest and most significant Jain pilgrimage centers in India. Dating all the way to 297 BC, this town is associated with the great ruler Chandragupta Maurya who lived here after he became a Jain ascetic. Jainism flourished… Continue reading Mammoth and monumental: Gommateshvara (Bahubali) at Shravanabelagola

Karnataka · Travel

Kabini in pictures: the perfect date with nature

One of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, Kabini is a perfect getaway in case if you want to experience the best of nature.  Synonymous with spectacular wildlife and lush greenery, Kabini was the erstwhile private hunting grounds of the British and Mysore Maharajahs.  While, the Kabini river originates in the Wayanad District of Kerala,… Continue reading Kabini in pictures: the perfect date with nature

Karnataka · Travel

Five reasons why a trip aboard Karnataka’s Golden Chariot is a journey of a lifetime

Life is like a journey, taken on a train.  With a pair of travelers at each windowpane. I may sit beside you all the journey through, Or I may sit elsewhere, never knowing you. But if fate should make me sit by your side,  Let’s be pleasant travelers; it’s so short a ride. – Anonymous Train… Continue reading Five reasons why a trip aboard Karnataka’s Golden Chariot is a journey of a lifetime

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Matsuri at The Chancery: Japanese food at its authentic best

Did you know that Japanese never make their guests sit with their backs facing the door? I too did not, until I visited Matsuri, at The Chancery.  It is here that I learnt, that, it is apparently considered disrespectful as it indicates you are showing your guests the door. My experience with Japanese food has… Continue reading Matsuri at The Chancery: Japanese food at its authentic best

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MamaEarth – Baby care products: simple, safe and toxin free

When it comes to products for your little one, it is only natural that you would want not only the best but also those that are ultra safe and free from harmful ingredients. Well, look no further, as all the research and hard work about all things baby friendly has been done by the team… Continue reading MamaEarth – Baby care products: simple, safe and toxin free

Karnataka · Travel

Janapada Loka folk arts museum: insight into Karantaka’s rural culture

If there is one place that showcases the folk and rural culture of Karnataka in its entirety, it is the Janapada Loka folk art museum in Ramnagar. At a distance of just about 50 km from Bangalore, this museum has over 5000 artifacts on display.  It was founded by H L Nage Gowda whose dedication… Continue reading Janapada Loka folk arts museum: insight into Karantaka’s rural culture

Karnataka · Travel

Keladi Rameshwara Temple: of timeless art and architecture

The history of South India dates back over 4000 years and this period saw the rise and fall of multiple dynasties like the Cholas, Cheras, Pallavas, Pandyas etc.  Most of these emperors built elaborate temples as a mark of their authority, establishment and power.  Moreover, temples at that time were not only places of worship… Continue reading Keladi Rameshwara Temple: of timeless art and architecture

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Tata Serein: experience Malabar Hill in Thane

Nature’s Bounty If you are looking for a luxurious wellness home in an ambience that is similar to the affluent neighborhood of Malabar hill, then look no far as Tata Serein is here.  Located on Pokhran Road No 2, Thane West , the project is set amidst the lap of nature with the Upvan Lake… Continue reading Tata Serein: experience Malabar Hill in Thane

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Winter Woes no more: Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream

So it is that time of the year, when the days are short and nights are long.  Woollens are out and there is a clear nip in the air especially in the dark early mornings.  Cozy blankets, piping hot food and warm snugly evenings are small pleasures I look forward to this season.  But one… Continue reading Winter Woes no more: Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream