Karnataka · Travel

Udupi Sarees: the beauty and grace of handlooms

While the temple town of Udupi is well known for its famous Krishna temple, its mouth watering cuisine and other interesting sites as welll as nearby towns, did you know that the town once boasted of a rich legacy of handlooms? The GI tagged Udupi sarees are famous for their superior quality cotton and are… Continue reading Udupi Sarees: the beauty and grace of handlooms

Reviews

Review: Lotus Botanicals – the embodiment of all things pure and natural

There is no denying the fact that life is all about a balance; a balance between science and nature, between work and life, of holding on and letting go, of looking good and doing good and so on. Harmony is the key to all happiness and living a balanced life is the answer to calm… Continue reading Review: Lotus Botanicals – the embodiment of all things pure and natural

Everything else

Guest Post: Label Artham – Repurposed Fashion

Guest Post by Bindu Gopal Rao Label Artham is giving saris a makeover, ensuring that several heirloom pieces are making their way out of wardrobes. Bengaluru based Namrataa Bhatia, Founder, Label Artham is a fashion designer who has two other labels Namrata GB (for women) and Man By Nam (for men). With 15 years of… Continue reading Guest Post: Label Artham – Repurposed Fashion

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: Lindt Home of Chocolate, Kilchberg

While 7-July maybe World Chocolate Day, there is no denying the fact that, if you are a chocolate lover, everyday can be chocolate day! And this is especially true if you are in the home of chocolate, aka Switzerland. On my last visit to Zurich, I had the chance to visit the absolutely delightful, Lindt… Continue reading Photoessay: Lindt Home of Chocolate, Kilchberg

Decor

Dress that Wall: Wallpaper in Home Decor

Having been used since centuries, wallpapers are increasingly becoming a popular choice when it comes to enhancing the look and feel of your wall.  From quaint, cottage style florals and botanicals to contemporary artsy and abstract patterns, wallpapers today come in a variety of designs, patterns and textures.  Convenient and hassle free, they are a… Continue reading Dress that Wall: Wallpaper in Home Decor

Decor

The Retyrement Plan: Reuse and Upcycling at its finest

The brain child of designer Anu Tandon Vieira, The Retyrement Plan is all about working directly with craftsmen and giving waste a new lease of life by focusing on the merits of the original material and treating it in a way that befits the intrinsic character of the virgin material.  This according to Anu is… Continue reading The Retyrement Plan: Reuse and Upcycling at its finest

Switzerland · Travel

Uhrenmuseum Winterthur: Clock and Watch Museum Winterthur

Located just about 25 km from Zurich in Switzerland is the idyllic city of Winterthur.  Like most Swiss cities, Winterthur is replete with a charming old town, quaint cafes and fascinating water fountains.   Situated right in the middle of the enchanting old town is the interesting Clock and Watch Museum.  Also called Uhrenmuseum, this one… Continue reading Uhrenmuseum Winterthur: Clock and Watch Museum Winterthur

Food

Recipe: Mangalore Buns – a nice way to use ripened bananas

Overripe bananas making their way into banana cakes and banana bread is something we all know of. But did you know you can also use the bananas to make Mangalore buns? As the name suggests, buns, as it is also called, is a popular snack of the South Canara region. A favorite in the coastal… Continue reading Recipe: Mangalore Buns – a nice way to use ripened bananas

Switzerland · Travel

On a museum trail in Switzerland: ten unique museums to visit in Swiss Land

It is raining museums on my blog this month and even though we just finished International Museum Day on 18-May, I thought a post about some unusual and quirky museums in Switzerland would be a great idea as museums are something I really enjoy visiting and writing about. So, here is a list of some… Continue reading On a museum trail in Switzerland: ten unique museums to visit in Swiss Land

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