Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: The temple town and hills of Devarayanadurga

Located in the Tumkur district of Karnataka, Devarayanadurga is a popular temple town.  Perched at a height of about 3950 feet above sea level, this one forms for an engaging day trip from Bangalore.  The place, whose name translates into “Fort of the Gods”, is home to a number of temples, hillocks and a wide… Continue reading Photoessay: The temple town and hills of Devarayanadurga

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Deepawali decor: 5 Shopping ideas for the festive season

Come November and it is time for Diwali again… A festival that is an ode to the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, Goddess Lakshmi and one that celebrates the victory of good over evil, Diwali is all about light overcoming darkness.   A personal favourite, Diwali for me is all about warmth, cheer and positive vibes. … Continue reading Deepawali decor: 5 Shopping ideas for the festive season

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Rustic Charm and Streetscapes – around the sacred town of Melkote, Karnataka

Located about 150 km from Bangalore, Melkote also spelt Melukote is one of Karnataka’s hidden gems.  Also known as Thirunarayanapuram, the town is perched on a hill which is called Yaadavagiri. A popular piligrimage centre, the town is famous for its temples dating back to the Hoysala period. One of the main temples of Melkote is… Continue reading Photoessay: Rustic Charm and Streetscapes – around the sacred town of Melkote, Karnataka

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Photoessay: Sri Vaidyanatheswara Temple, Talakad, Karnataka

Located about 140 km from Bangalore and 45 km from Mysore, Talakad (also called Talakadu) is a popular tourist and pilgrimage center.  A historic site associated with a rather interesting mythical tale, Talakad was once home to about 30 temples most of which have been buried under sand today.  The main temples of Talakad are the the… Continue reading Photoessay: Sri Vaidyanatheswara Temple, Talakad, Karnataka

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Home Decor: Table styling ideas for the festive season

With the festive season ringing in, styling the furniture in your home to add a festive zing is one of the easiest ways to add sparkle to your home. As we herald a new season, here are some tips on how you can do up your centre and dining table to give your house cheerful… Continue reading Home Decor: Table styling ideas for the festive season

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Postal Stationery – slowly becoming a thing of the past

Inland letters, book posts, aerograms, telegrams……..mention these words and they are sure to evoke a mixed set of reactions.  For most who grew up in the 70s, 80s and early 90s and even the older generation, these are sure to make you all nostalgic, conjuring memories and moments sealed in envelopes and of days when… Continue reading Postal Stationery – slowly becoming a thing of the past

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: The spectacular beauty of Gaganachukki and Bharachukki Falls

Located in Mandya district, Gaganachukki and Bharachukki waterfalls are a famous tourist attraction in the state of Karnataka.  Also called Shivanasamudra falls, this one is formed on the river Kaveri as it spilts into the western and eastern branches.  The western branch is the twin waterfalls of Gaganachukki while the eastern branch forms the Bharachukki falls.  Also… Continue reading Photoessay: The spectacular beauty of Gaganachukki and Bharachukki Falls

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Photoessay: Travel inspired home decor

27-September happened to be World Tourism Day and while it seems a little too early to start travelling again, you can always create spaces that bring back fond memories of travel and even inspire wanderlust.  Decorating your housewith artefacts, souvenirs and travel related memorabilia not only creates happy homes but also add plenty of character to… Continue reading Photoessay: Travel inspired home decor

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Bangalore Press: an unmatched legacy over a 100 years

One of the things on your to-do list as each calendar year comes to an end is to pick up a new calendar for the next one.  Something that is religiously followed, this ritual is done as early as the 3rd week of December.  The new calendar, more often than not is hung on the… Continue reading Bangalore Press: an unmatched legacy over a 100 years

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Brahmi: an ancient herb, a powerhouse of goodness

“Chew a handful of brahmi leaves and you are sure to score better in Maths…” Well, this is an advice that was certainly not uncommon during up my growing up days.  Elders often recommended including Brahmi in your diet for it helped strengthening your memory and improved your concentration. Also known as water hyssop and… Continue reading Brahmi: an ancient herb, a powerhouse of goodness