Miscellaneous · Travel

Five places in and around Bangalore to visit this New Year’s Eve

Come December and it is the time of the year to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.   A time to reflect and rejoice.  A time to soak in the festivities and celebrate the time gone by with the hope of brighter things to come. And what better way to usher in New… Continue reading Five places in and around Bangalore to visit this New Year’s Eve

Andhra Pradesh & Telengana · Travel

Photoessay: Undavalli caves, Vijayawada: splendid rock cut architecture

The bustling city of Vijayawada offers several interesting sights spanning nature, history, religion and culture.  Arguably one of the best attractions of this city are the Undavalli caves located 6 km from the city centre.  It is also an important Buddhist site just like the others sites in the state. The caves are one of the… Continue reading Photoessay: Undavalli caves, Vijayawada: splendid rock cut architecture

Reviews

Review: Cold pressed olive and coconut oil from the house of One Life India

Organic food, cold pressed oils, millets etc have become buzzwords in today’s times and are being seen as the answer for various lifestyle conditions  affecting a large part of the population today.  In the current age where multitasking and hectic schedules are the order of the day, the importance of eating right and excercising regularly… Continue reading Review: Cold pressed olive and coconut oil from the house of One Life India

Andhra Pradesh & Telengana · Travel

Amaravati: an important Buddhist site in Andhra Pradesh

As mentioned in my previous post on Ghantasala, the southern state of Andhra Pradesh has had a profound influence of Buddhism.  There are several theories that believe that Lord Buddha himself visited Andhra Pradesh when He gave sermons at Amaravati during the reign of King Suchandra.  Buddhism spread in a big way during the reign of… Continue reading Amaravati: an important Buddhist site in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh & Telengana · Travel

Photoessay: Ghantasala – a centre of Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh

The southern state of Andhra Pradesh is a treasure house when it comes to ancient Buddhist sites.  With an extremely significant and a deep-rooted influence of Buddhism, the state boasts of close to 150 Buddhist sites with new ones being discovered regularly. While one would normally associate Buddhism with Sanchi or Bodh Gaya, a Buddhist… Continue reading Photoessay: Ghantasala – a centre of Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh

Miscellaneous · Travel

Four ‘must visit’ museums in Doha, Qatar

An interesting mix of the contemporary and the conventional, Doha, the capital of Qatar is a city that dons many hats.  With a spectacular skyline that houses some of the most swashbuckling buildings, Doha is as much a city of modern skyscrapers as it is of traditional souqs.   With plenty to see and do, Doha offers several… Continue reading Four ‘must visit’ museums in Doha, Qatar

Decor

A guide to festive home decor: a time to usher in the good tidings

It is the time of the year again where the shops are awash with colour, sales are aplenty, roads are choc-o-bloc with shoppers and there is an air of celebration on the streets.   Well, it is the festival season with Diwali and Christmas just around the corner.  A time for ‘new beginnings, cheer and hope.  And… Continue reading A guide to festive home decor: a time to usher in the good tidings

Food · Reviews

Awadhi Food Fest, J W Marriott: a celebration of royal flavours and a rich legacy

A unique style of cooking that is native to the city of Nawabs aka Lucknow, Awadhi cuisine is often associated with royalty and a certain sense of grandeur and opulence. This is mainly due to the fact that it traces its roots to the Nawabs of Awadh who were originally from Persia. Being connoisseurs of… Continue reading Awadhi Food Fest, J W Marriott: a celebration of royal flavours and a rich legacy

Miscellaneous · Travel

Qatar: of pearling centres, fishing villages, camel racing and ghost towns

On a recent visit to Qatar, the glitz, glamour and sheer razzmatazz of the capital city, Doha had me amazed.  An epitome of modernity, it is a city of rapid development on its way to achieve new heights of urbanization.  But a look at the history of the country reveals that it was traditionally known… Continue reading Qatar: of pearling centres, fishing villages, camel racing and ghost towns

Decor · Reviews

TUNI tales: handcrafted and sustainable textiles for your home

If you are a lover of all things native yet chic and are a believer of sustainability in home decor, TUNI tales is a brand you must explore.  A home fashion brand that manufactures a wide range of home linen with a focus on sustainability, TUNI tales is physically based in Hyderabad. TUNI which is an… Continue reading TUNI tales: handcrafted and sustainable textiles for your home