Miscellaneous · Travel

Falcons, Falconry and Falcon souq – a unique experience in Doha, Qatar

On my recent visit to Qatar, I learnt that falcons and falconry was and still is an integral part of Qatar’s traditional culutre and lifestyle.  One of the most beautiful birds of prey and one of the fastest in the sky, the Falcon is revered and loved in Qatar. Also viewed as a status symbol… Continue reading Falcons, Falconry and Falcon souq – a unique experience in Doha, Qatar

Food · Reviews

Akshayakalpa organic dairy products: a bottle full of milk, happiness and much more

For those of you who are advocates of organic food and healthy eating, Akshayakalpa is a familiar name. Based in Karanataka it is one of the leading producers of organic dairy products in India. A model which supports farmer entrepreneurship and innovation at the farm level, Akshayakalpa aims to help farmers produce safe and wholesome… Continue reading Akshayakalpa organic dairy products: a bottle full of milk, happiness and much more

Food · Reviews

Bene – Sheraton Grand, Bangalore: a finely curated Italian affair

If you are a fan of Italian cuisine and are looking for a truly ‘artisanal‘ experience, head to Bene at Sheraton Grand in Brigade Gateway.  High on flavours and with a focus on fresh produce sourced locally, the menu has been curated by the very talented Chef Roberto Apa.  With a passion for cooking since the tender age… Continue reading Bene – Sheraton Grand, Bangalore: a finely curated Italian affair

Decor

Kitchen decor: of aesthetic, cheerful and multifunctional spaces

It is not an exaggeration to say that kitchens are the focal point and one of the most frequently used spaces in households today.  Gone are the days where the kitchen in the house was relegated to the backyard and was an area that was used mainly by women to cook, clean and wash up. … Continue reading Kitchen decor: of aesthetic, cheerful and multifunctional spaces

Everything else

Rashminotes blog articles available on GPSmyCity

“Lose Yourself Without Getting Lost!” this is the tagline of GPSmyCity which is indeed really apt.  An app available on iOS and Android, GPSmyCity has over 6500 self-guided walking tours, travel articles, and offline city maps in 1,000+ cities around the world. The app has the power to turn your mobile device into a personal tour guide using its built-in GPS functions. Perfect for travellers… Continue reading Rashminotes blog articles available on GPSmyCity

Everything else

Provident Housing Limited and St. Andrews school: creating synergy through a strategic tie up

Provident housing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Puravankara Ltd recently announced a strategic alliance with St Andrews School, a 33-year old Hyderabad-based educational institution, to build chain of schools along with Provident Housing projects in Bangalore. With a mission to impart quality education at affordable prices to Bengaluru, St Andrews plans to take this legacy… Continue reading Provident Housing Limited and St. Andrews school: creating synergy through a strategic tie up

Tamil Nadu · Travel

Photo essay: Nilgiri mountain railway: toy train from Coonor to Ooty

Trains and train journeys often get me all nostalgic with fond memories of my childhood days. A train journey from Hyderabad to our home town, Banglaore was a ‘regular feature’ and a ritual we followed during summer vacations. It was something my sister and me always looked forward to, not to mention the fights we… Continue reading Photo essay: Nilgiri mountain railway: toy train from Coonor to Ooty

Food

Kotte kadubu: a symbol of tradition wrapped in moulds of faith

Having celebrated Ganesh Chathurthi last week with all the religious fervour, this post is a look at one of the traditions followed each year on the day of the festival. The preparation of one of His favourite dishes, the ‘Kotte Kadubu’ which is commonly followed in most households in the South Canara region of Karnataka. A… Continue reading Kotte kadubu: a symbol of tradition wrapped in moulds of faith

Decor

‘Light’ up your home: about lighting trends in home decor and more

One of the key décor elements that can make or mar a space is lighting.  Lighting not only accentuates the look of a space but also helps set the right mood and even influences the perceived size of the room.  Given that it has a very significant role to play in home décor, it is… Continue reading ‘Light’ up your home: about lighting trends in home decor and more

Karnataka · Travel

Photo essay: Bengaluru flower market, K R Market

As mentioned in my previous posts, visiting flower markets in any city is my favourite and always on my ‘to do’ list.  Last month, I decided to visit the flower market in namma Bangalore, as it was quite sometime since I visited last.  Well, I was in for a pleasant surprise as the market had… Continue reading Photo essay: Bengaluru flower market, K R Market