Miscellaneous · Travel

Four ‘must visit’ museums in Doha, Qatar

An interesting mix of the contemporary and the conventional, Doha, the capital of Qatar is a city that dons many hats.  With a spectacular skyline that houses some of the most swashbuckling buildings, Doha is as much a city of modern skyscrapers as it is of traditional souqs.   With plenty to see and do, Doha offers several… Continue reading Four ‘must visit’ museums in Doha, Qatar

Decor

A guide to festive home decor: a time to usher in the good tidings

It is the time of the year again where the shops are awash with colour, sales are aplenty, roads are choc-o-bloc with shoppers and there is an air of celebration on the streets.   Well, it is the festival season with Diwali and Christmas just around the corner.  A time for ‘new beginnings, cheer and hope.  And… Continue reading A guide to festive home decor: a time to usher in the good tidings

Food · Reviews

Awadhi Food Fest, J W Marriott: a celebration of royal flavours and a rich legacy

A unique style of cooking that is native to the city of Nawabs aka Lucknow, Awadhi cuisine is often associated with royalty and a certain sense of grandeur and opulence. This is mainly due to the fact that it traces its roots to the Nawabs of Awadh who were originally from Persia. Being connoisseurs of… Continue reading Awadhi Food Fest, J W Marriott: a celebration of royal flavours and a rich legacy

Miscellaneous · Travel

Qatar: of pearling centres, fishing villages, camel racing and ghost towns

On a recent visit to Qatar, the glitz, glamour and sheer razzmatazz of the capital city, Doha had me amazed.  An epitome of modernity, it is a city of rapid development on its way to achieve new heights of urbanization.  But a look at the history of the country reveals that it was traditionally known… Continue reading Qatar: of pearling centres, fishing villages, camel racing and ghost towns

Decor · Reviews

TUNI tales: handcrafted and sustainable textiles for your home

If you are a lover of all things native yet chic and are a believer of sustainability in home decor, TUNI tales is a brand you must explore.  A home fashion brand that manufactures a wide range of home linen with a focus on sustainability, TUNI tales is physically based in Hyderabad. TUNI which is an… Continue reading TUNI tales: handcrafted and sustainable textiles for your home

Miscellaneous · Travel

Falcons, Falconry and Falcon souq – a unique experience in Doha, Qatar

On my recent visit to Qatar, I learnt that falcons and falconry was and still is an integral part of Qatar’s traditional culutre and lifestyle.  One of the most beautiful birds of prey and one of the fastest in the sky, the Falcon is revered and loved in Qatar. Also viewed as a status symbol… Continue reading Falcons, Falconry and Falcon souq – a unique experience in Doha, Qatar

Food · Reviews

Akshayakalpa organic dairy products: a bottle full of milk, happiness and much more

For those of you who are advocates of organic food and healthy eating, Akshayakalpa is a familiar name. Based in Karanataka it is one of the leading producers of organic dairy products in India. A model which supports farmer entrepreneurship and innovation at the farm level, Akshayakalpa aims to help farmers produce safe and wholesome… Continue reading Akshayakalpa organic dairy products: a bottle full of milk, happiness and much more

Food · Reviews

Bene – Sheraton Grand, Bangalore: a finely curated Italian affair

If you are a fan of Italian cuisine and are looking for a truly ‘artisanal‘ experience, head to Bene at Sheraton Grand in Brigade Gateway.  High on flavours and with a focus on fresh produce sourced locally, the menu has been curated by the very talented Chef Roberto Apa.  With a passion for cooking since the tender age… Continue reading Bene – Sheraton Grand, Bangalore: a finely curated Italian affair

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Kitchen decor: of aesthetic, cheerful and multifunctional spaces

It is not an exaggeration to say that kitchens are the focal point and one of the most frequently used spaces in households today.  Gone are the days where the kitchen in the house was relegated to the backyard and was an area that was used mainly by women to cook, clean and wash up. … Continue reading Kitchen decor: of aesthetic, cheerful and multifunctional spaces

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Rashminotes blog articles available on GPSmyCity

“Lose Yourself Without Getting Lost!” this is the tagline of GPSmyCity which is indeed really apt.  An app available on iOS and Android, GPSmyCity has over 6500 self-guided walking tours, travel articles, and offline city maps in 1,000+ cities around the world. The app has the power to turn your mobile device into a personal tour guide using its built-in GPS functions. Perfect for travellers… Continue reading Rashminotes blog articles available on GPSmyCity