Miscellaneous · Travel

Madrid on a Culture Trail – Art, History and more

Madrid is often referred to as the cultural capital of Spain, and for good reason. While other Spanish cities boast of several incredible insights into the country’s history, architecture and art, Madrid should be your starting point for any exploration of the most important cultural hotspots of the country. But with so much to choose… Continue reading Madrid on a Culture Trail – Art, History and more

Karnataka · Travel

St. Lawrence Shrine Basilica: Attur, Karkala

There is never a dearth of interesting sights and experiences when you travel to coastal Karnataka, especially the South Canara region. Mangalore and Udupi are replete with interesting experiences spanning art, culture, history and nature making them perfect gems for the immersive traveller. The St. Lawrence Shrine Basilica located in Attur is one such place… Continue reading St. Lawrence Shrine Basilica: Attur, Karkala

Food

Recipe: Potato Samosa: a universally loved dish

Today is World Samosa Day and there is no denying the fact that this is one dish that is loved world over. A dish that originated in Central Asia, Samosas have existed in India since the 13th century and has been documented in ancient cook books, documents, poems and even riddles. Whether it is a… Continue reading Recipe: Potato Samosa: a universally loved dish

Everything else

Commonly Overlooked Issues That May Harm Your Health

Nothing in life is more important than your health. As they say, health is wealth and as such, you probably try to exercise regularly and follow a healthy diet. However, the commitment to good living should not end there. Not least because millions of people fall victim to a host of commonly overlooked issues. Here… Continue reading Commonly Overlooked Issues That May Harm Your Health

Karnataka · Travel

Hasti Mangala: an ode to the Indian Elephant

Today is Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the main festivals of the Hindu calendar and one dedicated to the Lord of Beginnings aka Lord Ganesha. Arguably India’s most loved God, Ganapati, as He is also known as, is the remover of all obstacles and hence mandatorily worshipped before starting any task. The Lord has an elephant… Continue reading Hasti Mangala: an ode to the Indian Elephant

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: Pilatus – the perfect picnic idea from Lucerne

A land of magnificent landscapes and immense scenic beauty, there is never a dearth of idyllic getaways when you are in Switzerland. Mount Pilatus or Pilatus as it is also known is one such getaway and the ideal mountain adventure from the picturesque town of Lucerne. A jagged mountain that overlooks Lucerne, Pilatus offers some… Continue reading Photoessay: Pilatus – the perfect picnic idea from Lucerne

Karnataka · Travel

Udupi Sarees: the beauty and grace of handlooms

While the temple town of Udupi is well known for its famous Krishna temple, its mouth watering cuisine and other interesting sites as welll as nearby towns, did you know that the town once boasted of a rich legacy of handlooms? The GI tagged Udupi sarees are famous for their superior quality cotton and are… Continue reading Udupi Sarees: the beauty and grace of handlooms

Reviews

Review: Lotus Botanicals – the embodiment of all things pure and natural

There is no denying the fact that life is all about a balance; a balance between science and nature, between work and life, of holding on and letting go, of looking good and doing good and so on. Harmony is the key to all happiness and living a balanced life is the answer to calm… Continue reading Review: Lotus Botanicals – the embodiment of all things pure and natural

Everything else

Guest Post: Label Artham – Repurposed Fashion

Guest Post by Bindu Gopal Rao Label Artham is giving saris a makeover, ensuring that several heirloom pieces are making their way out of wardrobes. Bengaluru based Namrataa Bhatia, Founder, Label Artham is a fashion designer who has two other labels Namrata GB (for women) and Man By Nam (for men). With 15 years of… Continue reading Guest Post: Label Artham – Repurposed Fashion

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: Lindt Home of Chocolate, Kilchberg

While 7-July maybe World Chocolate Day, there is no denying the fact that, if you are a chocolate lover, everyday can be chocolate day! And this is especially true if you are in the home of chocolate, aka Switzerland. On my last visit to Zurich, I had the chance to visit the absolutely delightful, Lindt… Continue reading Photoessay: Lindt Home of Chocolate, Kilchberg