Switzerland · Travel

Stein am Rhein: a perfect day trip from Zurich

Charming little quaint towns nestled by the lake surely form for a picturesque scene.  And when this scene is from the bewitching country of Switzerland, you are definitely in for a visual treat.  When in the country of the Swiss, a visit to small towns with gorgeous lake fronts, perfectly manicured street gardens, heritage monuments… Continue reading Stein am Rhein: a perfect day trip from Zurich

Food

Healthy and wholesome: nuances of North Karnataka cuisine

Known as Uttara Karnataka, the northern region of Karnataka is quite distinct from the rest of the state.  Spread close to 90,000 sq km, this part of the state is known for its hot and arid climate even though it is watered by several major rivers like the Krishna, Tungabhadra and Malaprabha.   With agriculture and… Continue reading Healthy and wholesome: nuances of North Karnataka cuisine

Karnataka · Travel

Corporation Bank Heritage Museum (Coin Museum) – Udupi: a numismatists’ delight

Did you know that when all digits on the serial number of a currency note are the same (like ‘555555’ or ‘777777’) it is a type of fancy note? Or if there is a pointed star under the year of a coin, it has been manufactured in the Hyderabad mint? Well, it is unlikely that… Continue reading Corporation Bank Heritage Museum (Coin Museum) – Udupi: a numismatists’ delight

Switzerland · Travel

Zurich, Switzerland: on an offbeat trail

Nestled on the shore of its tranquil eponymous lake where it meets river Limmat, Zurich is a city that dons many hats.  Founded by the Romans as early as 15 BC, the town’s historic centre or Altstadt is a kaleidoscope of historic buildings, churches with tall steeples and majestic clock faces, boutique stores and restaurants. … Continue reading Zurich, Switzerland: on an offbeat trail

Food

Regional specialities: on a unique gastronomical journey

Given that India is a land of diversities, it is no surprise that India’s gastronomy is the epitome of all variety, distinctiveness and absolute heterogeneity.  Rightly called the Land of spices, the cuisine map of India is indeed a crowded one with each region boasting of its unique specialities and ‘must try’ dishes.  Backed by… Continue reading Regional specialities: on a unique gastronomical journey

Decor

Four simple and easy design tweaks to brighten up your home

Is your home not living up to your ideas of a bright, cozy space? Here are some useful tips to try and give your house a quick make over. While every home is designed and put together with a lot of care, there are times when you feel that something is missing.  Yes, like one… Continue reading Four simple and easy design tweaks to brighten up your home

Reviews

Review: Underarm Colour Correction Serum from Dot and Key Skincare

As mentioned in my previous post, Dot and Key is a skincare brand that manufactures products made from natural ingredients that are totally cruelty free and vegetarian friendly.  With no harmful chemicals, the products are gentle on the skin and are highly effective for they are filled with the goodness of natural botanicals. Known for… Continue reading Review: Underarm Colour Correction Serum from Dot and Key Skincare

Reviews

Review: Skin Essentials Night Serum by Dot and Key Skincare

In a world ridden by pollution and contamination, there is no denying the fact that the words like ‘organic’, ‘chemical free’ and ‘ecofriendly’ have become buzzwords.   There is an increased focus and a need for products that are natural and healthy, be it food or cosmetics.  Being a strong advocate of ecofriendly products, I was… Continue reading Review: Skin Essentials Night Serum by Dot and Key Skincare

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland

One of the most beautiful and visited cities of Switzerland, Lucerne is known for its eclectic Altstadt (old town), tranquil lake, panoramic bridges and its view of the utterly beautiful snow capped mountains.  Located in the central part of the country, it is often considered as an ideal gateway to the mountains of Rigi, Pilatus… Continue reading Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland