Reviews

Return of the Tiger Trail: a royal food safari

If you are looking to enjoy a sumptuous Indian meal in the heart of the city, the Return of the Tiger Trail, in Ramada Bangalore is definitely an option to consider.  With a distinctive ‘tiger’ theme as the backdrop, the restaurant traces the tiger’s trail across the  Indian states right from Rajasthan, Bengal to our very own Karnataka.… Continue reading Return of the Tiger Trail: a royal food safari

Miscellaneous · Travel

Temple markets: a kaleidoscope of zeal, vibrancy and effervescence

Small yet sustainable, little shops and establishments that mushroom around temples in India are one of the most lively markets you can ever find. They are a melange of energy, color and life.  Bustling with hectic activity and teeming with people, they showcase the many flavors of our diversity, culture and traditions. Here are some random captures:… Continue reading Temple markets: a kaleidoscope of zeal, vibrancy and effervescence

Tamil Nadu · Travel

Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram: a medley of religion, tradition, belief and mystery

Walking through the narrow road leading to the Thillai Natarja temple, I was fascinated to see a bevy of men clad in saffron and white with really long hair neatly gathered into a bun on the left side of their heads.  With their heads tonsured around the rim, they had a personality that was striking… Continue reading Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram: a medley of religion, tradition, belief and mystery

Travel · West Bengal

Chandannagar: a taste of the French riviera along the river Hooghly

The simplicity, charm and beauty of Indian colonial towns compares to none other.  Colonial India was an important center of trade and economy as early as the 17th century and it was during this period that Europeans established their trading posts in several Indian coastal towns and cities.  The seafaring rival European powers included the… Continue reading Chandannagar: a taste of the French riviera along the river Hooghly

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Waterproofing: Saving your house “from” a rainy day

Building and moving into your dream house has always been considered, conventionally,  an important milestone in one’s life.  However, maintaining it is as important, if not more.    This, therefore, needs to be the focus during the design and construction stage itself and if this aspect has been planned carefully, then future maintenance is a breeze.… Continue reading Waterproofing: Saving your house “from” a rainy day

Miscellaneous · Travel

City of Gates: Aurangabad – top four things to see and do

Named after the last Mughal king Aurangzeb, the city of Aurangabad is popularly known as the tourism capital of Maharashtra.  Located in the Deccan plateau, the city is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the impressive Ajanta and Ellora caves. Known as the ‘city of gates‘, Aurangabad has close to 52… Continue reading City of Gates: Aurangabad – top four things to see and do

Miscellaneous · Travel

Pochampally through images: the magical appeal of simplicity

Located at a distance of just 45 km from the City of Nizams aka Hyderabad is the pleasantly unpretentious village of Pochampally.  The dusty, deserted roads dotted with old fashioned houses present a picture of simplicity that is refreshingly uncomplicated, elementary and devoid of unnecessary fuss.  I fell in love with the plain and ‘clutter-free’ look… Continue reading Pochampally through images: the magical appeal of simplicity

Tamil Nadu · Travel

Brihadeeswarar temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram: a symbol of triumph and architectural celebration

The ancient town of Gangaikonda Cholapuram dates back to the 11th century when it was founded by the great king Rajendra Chola.  Established to commemorate his victory over Mahipala, the Pala king of Bengal and Bihar, the city was established as the capital of the Chola empire shifting it from Tanjore.   It is said that… Continue reading Brihadeeswarar temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram: a symbol of triumph and architectural celebration

Reviews

Himalaya FOR MOMS: Mother care at its best

It is an understatement to say that childbirth and motherhood are one of the most challenging yet enjoyable phases in a woman’s life. While it is normal and most likely that the care of the little one takes precedence,  taking care of oneself as a mother is of equal importance, if not more.  In line… Continue reading Himalaya FOR MOMS: Mother care at its best

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Upcycling ideas with an old bench, pair of doors and discarded frames: Part II

As I mentioned in my last post, up-cycling is a hobby I am deeply passionate about.  And when the item to be reused/up-cycled is wood, I really do not want to miss the opportunity.  So after the up-cycled bench in Part I of this post,  I had ample parts of the frame left over.  So, I… Continue reading Upcycling ideas with an old bench, pair of doors and discarded frames: Part II