Decor

Guest Post: Interior Design as a Celebration of Culture

Are you proud of your ethnic heritage? Why not include elements from your culture in your home decoration? With a bit of planning and some lucky finds, you can create an environment that feels like home, even if your native country or community is miles away. Keeping the sights, sounds and elements of your culture… Continue reading Guest Post: Interior Design as a Celebration of Culture

Making a Difference

Sudharma – the world’s only Sanskrit daily completes 50 years

The simple name board and the unassuming exteriors of the Sudharma office in Ramachandra Agrahara in Mysore makes it hard for one to believe that this is a “one of its kind” newspaper office in the world.  Well, it is here that the world’s only Sanskrit daily is drafted and printed and that too from… Continue reading Sudharma – the world’s only Sanskrit daily completes 50 years

Switzerland · Travel

Le Gruyère – the legacy of cheese making in Gruyères, Switzerland

Just like its breathtaking scenery, Switzerland is synonyms with its delectable chocolates and cheese.  One of the country’s most famous hard cheeses Le Gruyère is named after the medieval town of Gruyères located in the Fribourg canton of Switzerland. Native and exclusive to the region of Gruyères since 1115 AD, Le Gruyère is being manufactured since then… Continue reading Le Gruyère – the legacy of cheese making in Gruyères, Switzerland

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Kanva Reservoir – a haven for nature lovers

A tranquil setting amidst lush greenery and a plethora of chirping birds,  Kanva forms for a perfect getaway from Bangalore.  At a distance of just about 65 km from Bangalore, Kanva reservoir is an artificial lake which is man made and formed by the waters of river Kanva.  Named after sage Kanva who finds mention… Continue reading Photoessay: Kanva Reservoir – a haven for nature lovers

Food

Jackfruit: Discover the versatality of the largest tree borne fruit in the world

Native to south India, the fruit of the tropical species Artocarpus heterophyllus aka Jackfruit has been in the spotlight like never before.  Whether being touted as an alternative to meat or as a vegan sensation or as the new tofu, jackfruit has become a consistent feature while discussing the “plant-based” eating scene.  A fruit that… Continue reading Jackfruit: Discover the versatality of the largest tree borne fruit in the world

Decor

Home decor: Tips for sustainable yet chic styling ideas

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it – Robert Swan, Author. There are no two ways about the fact that, sustainability is a way of life considering the current times we live in.  While the trend of going ‘green’, ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ has grown way beyond the… Continue reading Home decor: Tips for sustainable yet chic styling ideas

Arunachal Pradesh · Travel

Photoessay: Countryside Captures – West Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh

Few experiences are more fascinating than taking a road trip through the countryside of India.  Lush green landscapes, beautiful scenery, farm lands and unique rural scapes make the journey both engaging as well as interesting.  Last April I had a chance to visit the Siang region of Arunachal Pradesh and driving through West Siang District… Continue reading Photoessay: Countryside Captures – West Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh

Food

Lockdown diaries: Recipe – Zero waste lemon pickle

There is no denying the fact that lemons are one of the best foods to boost your immunity.  Rich in vitamin C, they have several antibacterial and antiviral properties and is a natural immune system helper.  And given the current times we live in when Covid 19 has adversely affected every aspect of our daily… Continue reading Lockdown diaries: Recipe – Zero waste lemon pickle

Karnataka · Travel

International Museum Day: On a museum trail in Bangalore

One of the most popular things to do when you visit a new place is to check out its museums.  This is one of the things that is always on my to do list when I travel and some of my best travel memories are of museums.  Whether it is coin museum in Udupi or… Continue reading International Museum Day: On a museum trail in Bangalore

Travel · United States

Photoessay: Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Solvang

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales – Albert Einstein Well, as the above quote rightly indicates, no one’s childhood is complete without its share of fairy tales.  Tales that are, more often than not, of a far… Continue reading Photoessay: Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Solvang