Switzerland · Travel

Tram Museum, Zurich: On a tram journey through time

Voted several times as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Zurich is a bustling metropolis and the largest city of Switzerland.  One of the reasons the city earns this title is its efficient transport system.  Commuting within the city is quite a breeze with its wide network of buses, trains and of… Continue reading Tram Museum, Zurich: On a tram journey through time

Tamil Nadu · Travel

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai

On the occasion of Martyrs’ Day (Shaheed Diwas) also known as Sarvodaya day, celebrated each year on 30-Jan, here is a look at the Gandhi Memorial museum in Madurai. The date marks the death anniversary of the Father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The temple town of Madurai in southern India is famous for more… Continue reading Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai

Decor

Home decor and interior styling: trends and sensibilities 2019

Come December-January and it is time to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new. The start of a new year invariably presents fresh opportunities and a chance for people to look at new trends and revive old ones.  And when speaking of trends, few things are more exciting than trends in home décor… Continue reading Home decor and interior styling: trends and sensibilities 2019

Food

Recipe: Seven vegetables curry (Ezhukari Kootu) for Sankranti

Come January and it marks the advent of one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu calendar,  “Makara Sankranti”.  One of the very few Hindu festivals that is celebrated on a fixed date, Sankranti falls each year on either the 14th or 15th of January.  While the term ‘Sankranti’ itself denotes the movement of… Continue reading Recipe: Seven vegetables curry (Ezhukari Kootu) for Sankranti

Decor

Welcoming Winter vibes: home decor ideas for winter

Misty mornings, a nip in the air, additional layering, thicker drapes and the need to stay warm and cozy.  Well, these are just some of the signs of the end of autumn and the onset of winter.   A time where one longs to stay put on the couch while enjoying a book with piping hot… Continue reading Welcoming Winter vibes: home decor ideas for winter

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Southadka Shri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kokkada

Located about 3 km from the village of Kokkada in Belthangady Taluk is a special temple of Lord Ganesha, the Southadka Shri Mahaganapathi Temple.  Yet another temple dedicated to the Lord of Beginnings in Dakshina Kannada district, this one is located just under 300 km from Bangalore. The unique feature of the temple is that there… Continue reading Photoessay: Southadka Shri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kokkada

Decor

Christmas cheer in your homes: decor ideas for the festive season

With the onset of the holidays, Christmas and then New Year, the festive season is soon reaching a grand finale.  A time to rejoice with family and friends and a time to welcome the spirit of Yuletide in your homes.  As with all festivals, the essence of Christmas too is best enjoyed when you celebrate… Continue reading Christmas cheer in your homes: decor ideas for the festive season

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