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Photoessay: Sri Vaidyanatheswara Temple, Talakad, Karnataka

Located about 140 km from Bangalore and 45 km from Mysore, Talakad (also called Talakadu) is a popular tourist and pilgrimage center.  A historic site associated with a rather interesting mythical tale, Talakad was once home to about 30 temples most of which have been buried under sand today.  The main temples of Talakad are the the… Continue reading Photoessay: Sri Vaidyanatheswara Temple, Talakad, Karnataka

Decor

Home Decor: Table styling ideas for the festive season

With the festive season ringing in, styling the furniture in your home to add a festive zing is one of the easiest ways to add sparkle to your home. As we herald a new season, here are some tips on how you can do up your centre and dining table to give your house cheerful… Continue reading Home Decor: Table styling ideas for the festive season

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Postal Stationery – slowly becoming a thing of the past

Inland letters, book posts, aerograms, telegrams……..mention these words and they are sure to evoke a mixed set of reactions.  For most who grew up in the 70s, 80s and early 90s and even the older generation, these are sure to make you all nostalgic, conjuring memories and moments sealed in envelopes and of days when… Continue reading Postal Stationery – slowly becoming a thing of the past

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: The spectacular beauty of Gaganachukki and Bharachukki Falls

Located in Mandya district, Gaganachukki and Bharachukki waterfalls are a famous tourist attraction in the state of Karnataka.  Also called Shivanasamudra falls, this one is formed on the river Kaveri as it spilts into the western and eastern branches.  The western branch is the twin waterfalls of Gaganachukki while the eastern branch forms the Bharachukki falls.  Also… Continue reading Photoessay: The spectacular beauty of Gaganachukki and Bharachukki Falls

Decor

Photoessay: Travel inspired home decor

27-September happened to be World Tourism Day and while it seems a little too early to start travelling again, you can always create spaces that bring back fond memories of travel and even inspire wanderlust.  Decorating your housewith artefacts, souvenirs and travel related memorabilia not only creates happy homes but also add plenty of character to… Continue reading Photoessay: Travel inspired home decor

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Bangalore Press: an unmatched legacy over a 100 years

One of the things on your to-do list as each calendar year comes to an end is to pick up a new calendar for the next one.  Something that is religiously followed, this ritual is done as early as the 3rd week of December.  The new calendar, more often than not is hung on the… Continue reading Bangalore Press: an unmatched legacy over a 100 years

Food

Brahmi: an ancient herb, a powerhouse of goodness

“Chew a handful of brahmi leaves and you are sure to score better in Maths…” Well, this is an advice that was certainly not uncommon during up my growing up days.  Elders often recommended including Brahmi in your diet for it helped strengthening your memory and improved your concentration. Also known as water hyssop and… Continue reading Brahmi: an ancient herb, a powerhouse of goodness

Karnataka · Travel

HMT Heritage Centre and Museum: a trip down memory lane

Growing up in Hyderabad, HMT was an integral part of my life as my father was employed with the PSU for over 40 years.  So, when I heard about the HMT Heritage Centre and Museum opening in Bangalore, I was thrilled and it was a place I had to visit.  An interesting addition to the existing… Continue reading HMT Heritage Centre and Museum: a trip down memory lane

Decor

Photoessay: Being Earthy Chic – cane, wicker and rattan in home decor

With words like ‘sustainability’ and ‘environment friendly’ becoming buzz words in every sphere of our lives, home décor cannot be left far behind.  It is therefore no surprise that designers today are increasingly using materials that are natural and eco-friendly.  Earthy chic and rustic materials like cane and wicker are seeing a comeback like never… Continue reading Photoessay: Being Earthy Chic – cane, wicker and rattan in home decor

Reviews

Review: Seer Secrets – Beauty and Wellness products with a difference

If you are a fan of native ingredients, traditional practices, safe and ecofriendly products, Seer Secrets has to be on your list.  They offer a comprehensive range of beauty and wellness products which include bath oils, bath bars, hair and skin care products.  They also have green and herbal tea apart from spiritual healing products… Continue reading Review: Seer Secrets – Beauty and Wellness products with a difference