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

Switzerland · Travel

Diessenhofen: a quaint river side village near Zurich

Known for its picture perfect landscapes and beautiful towns and villages, Switzerland never ceases to surprise with its breathtaking sights.  Diessenhofen, a pretty river side village about 50 km from Zurich is one such example.  A perfect day trip from the city after the quarantine, Diessenhofen proved to be an engaging outing. Perched on the… Continue reading Diessenhofen: a quaint river side village near Zurich

Switzerland · Travel

Zurich Quarantine Diaries: Postcards from my Hotel Window

There is no denying the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we travel forever.  From vaccine compliance to negative RT PCR tests and quarantine requirements, one needs to be aware and prepare for a lot of things beforehand.  I recently travelled to Zurich and while there was no ban on travel from India,… Continue reading Zurich Quarantine Diaries: Postcards from my Hotel Window

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Mahanavami Dibba aka Dasara Dibba, Hampi

Often referred to as the world’s largest open air museum, Hampi in Karnataka is a heritage site quite like none other.  A favourite with tourists from all over the world, Hampi is a proposed UNESCO world heritage site and offers an experience of a lifetime. Located on the banks of the river Tungabhadra, Hampi was… Continue reading Photoessay: Mahanavami Dibba aka Dasara Dibba, Hampi

Decor

All about Upholstery: a key element while styling your home

Upholstery is a key factor to consider when styling homes.  It is an element that brings in more texture and adds depth to any space. It also helps you maintain a certain level of sophistication that you may want to achieve in your home. What is Upholstery? Upholstery has been with us for centuries now… Continue reading All about Upholstery: a key element while styling your home

Decor

Wellness in Home Decor: of comfort, calm and zen like vibes

Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling – Cecelia Ahern It is often said that there is no place like home for it is a place where you feel safe, loved and appreciated.  And given the unprecedented times we live in, where our lives have been dominated by the corona virus pandemic, the importance of… Continue reading Wellness in Home Decor: of comfort, calm and zen like vibes