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

Miscellaneous · Travel

Short breaks from Delhi: Six multifaceted cities

A truly multifaceted city with an eclectic mix of history, culture and tradition, Delhi is one of the most visited cities in the world. Inhabited since the 6th century, Delhi is one of those cities where its rich past coexists and blends beautifully with its vibrant present. A bustling city that boasts of a population that is larger… Continue reading Short breaks from Delhi: Six multifaceted cities

Reviews

Novotel, Airport Hyderabad: a winning combination of Luxury, Business and Pleasure

Whether it is a business trip or a trip with family, Novotel located at a stone’s throw away from the International airport of Hyderabad is the perfect choice.  A stay here offers you an ideal combination of luxury, convenience and relaxation. Apart from being the only hotel in India with Airline Kiosk for flight check-in, the… Continue reading Novotel, Airport Hyderabad: a winning combination of Luxury, Business and Pleasure

Food · Reviews

Rasovara’s Mango Festival at UB City, Bangalore

The season of one of the most loved fruits, mango is soon coming to an end. But there is still reason to celebrate, the ongoing Rasovara Mango festival at UB city. Synonymous with serving a thali (generally refers to a traditional Indian meal served in a large plate) that is exquisite and royal, the fare only… Continue reading Rasovara’s Mango Festival at UB City, Bangalore

Karnataka · Travel

Heritage Getaway: Mighty Ruins and Silk Weavers in Ramanagara

Driving between Bengaluru and Mysuru, travellers whiz past a sign pointing to Ramanagara barely even noticing it. It’s a tiny town that few visit, but what looks like a forgotten place actually has a mix of eclectic sights. Called Shamserabad during the era of Tipu Sultan, and Closepet during the British Raj era after Sir… Continue reading Heritage Getaway: Mighty Ruins and Silk Weavers in Ramanagara

Karnataka · Travel

A philosopher’s home: Pajakakshetra, Udupi

Located about seven km from the temple town of Udupi is the quiet, seemingly nondescript town of Pajaka. This town is off the conventional pilgrimage circuit of Udupi.  However, Pajaka is a town that is significant for a variety of reasons. The foremost of these is the fact that this town is the birthplace of… Continue reading A philosopher’s home: Pajakakshetra, Udupi

Karnataka · Travel

Poetry on stone: Sculptural magnificence of the temples of Halebid & Belur

South India’s 4,000-year-old history has witnessed the rise and fall of various powerful dynasties including the Pallavas, Cholas, Cheras and Hoysalas. Many of these rulers built elaborate temples that were not only centers of worship but more often than not , they were the nucleus of all activities around which settlements grew. There were also… Continue reading Poetry on stone: Sculptural magnificence of the temples of Halebid & Belur