Karnataka · Travel

Pattadakal and Badami: Evolution of Chalukyan temple architecture

The exquisite temples of Pattadakal and Badami in the southern state of Karnataka are yet another illustration of the rich and unique heritage of India.  Located less than 500 km from Bangalore, the temples at Pattadakal and Badami demonstrate excellence of the Chalukyan School of Architecture and date between the fifth and eighth century AD.… Continue reading Pattadakal and Badami: Evolution of Chalukyan temple architecture

Food

Healthy Broken Wheat Payasam/Kheer with Pecans and Banoffee

Payasam or kheer is a commonly prepared dish typically served as dessert in Indian cuisine.  While there are umpteen ways to prepare payasam with numerous variations, the basic recipe calls for the use of either rice, wheat, or pulses along with milk and sugar and is generally flavoured with cardamom, saffron, cashews and raisins. This dessert is customarily… Continue reading Healthy Broken Wheat Payasam/Kheer with Pecans and Banoffee

Miscellaneous · Travel

A trip to the white continent: a journey of a lifetime by The Q experiences

Visiting the utterly beautiful, frigid yet rather mysterious continent of Antarctica is the dream of every traveller.   The good news is that this trip is closer to reality than you think. For, come the 9th of December 2017, you can embark on a truly exotic 11 day trip all the way to the South… Continue reading A trip to the white continent: a journey of a lifetime by The Q experiences

Decor

Home Canvas: the one stop shop for all your décor needs

As the popular saying goes there is no place like home and your home is always a true reflection of your personality. The pleasure of doing up your home by collecting things you love and finding a place for all your treasures and memories, compares to none other.  Everybody wants their home to be special… Continue reading Home Canvas: the one stop shop for all your décor needs

Travel · United States

Five ways to enjoy the Grand Canyon to the fullest

For some, the majesty of the Grand Canyon can be a bit overwhelming for the first-time visitor. Nothing can really prepare you for this fascinating 277-mile long and 18-mile wide natural wonder where the passage of time is not measured in years but centuries. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the entire area… Continue reading Five ways to enjoy the Grand Canyon to the fullest

Tamil Nadu · Travel

Hands that create Gods: Bronze Idol making in Swamimalai

A quiet panchayat town on the banks of River Kaveri, Swamimalai is well known for more reasons than one. Located just about five kilometres from the temple town of Kumbakonam, the town is home to the famous Swaminathaswamy Temple.  The latter is a holy temple that is one of the six most holy shrines of… Continue reading Hands that create Gods: Bronze Idol making in Swamimalai

Food

Recipe: Moringa Rice – a world of goodness

Often touted as a super food with a host of nutritional and medicinal benefits, Moringa is often referred to as the Miracle Tree and Tree of Life. Scientifically known as Moringa oleifera, these leaves are commonly known as drumstick leaves in India.  Native to India and some parts of Asia, this plant that can grow is… Continue reading Recipe: Moringa Rice – a world of goodness

Miscellaneous · Travel

Five Short Trips From Miami to See Florida Attractions

A major centre of arts, commerce, finance and entertainment, Miami in Florida is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Scores of speciality museums, art galleries and an unmatched nightlife scene make Miami a favourite with a variety of travellers. Yet, Florida is a state worth exploring, and equally exciting are the options if you… Continue reading Five Short Trips From Miami to See Florida Attractions

Everything else

Kilikili: Ensuring ‘fair play’ for all

Children playing with gay abandon in a public park amidst chatter, cheer and laughter. This is a familiar sight for most of us on a daily basis. But imagine the same scenario with differently-abled children. This, now, is a bit difficult to imagine, right? The main reason for this is that one rarely sees these… Continue reading Kilikili: Ensuring ‘fair play’ for all

Food

Chef’s Cook-off by JW Marriott Bengaluru

I recently had the opportunity to be a part of “Chef’s Cook-off”, an exclusive event by JW Marriott, Bengaluru.  The event which was organized as part of the ‘Marriott India Chef’s 3-day workshop’ saw chefs from all Marriott India and Starwood Hotels participate.  Featuring the best of culinary minds, the event was helmed by Toine Hoeksel, culinary… Continue reading Chef’s Cook-off by JW Marriott Bengaluru