Miscellaneous · Travel

Green travel: Three essential tips to ensure your trips are environment friendly

Every trip has some environmental impact, from your individual plastic consumption to the impact of your hotel on local conservation. Being aware of this impact allows you to be more responsible and eco-friendly in your daily choices whilst travelling. If you want to make sure your trip does not have a negative impact on the… Continue reading Green travel: Three essential tips to ensure your trips are environment friendly

Andhra Pradesh & Telengana · Reviews · Travel

Review: Novotel Vijayawada Varun – your gateway to Vijayawada and beyond

While the city of Vijayawada may not be synonymous with the conventional idea of a vacation or taking a break, this bustling city on the banks of the river Krishna actually packs a punch when it comes to unique experiences spanning history, culture, craft and tradition.  And when scouting for places to stay in the… Continue reading Review: Novotel Vijayawada Varun – your gateway to Vijayawada and beyond

Switzerland · Travel

Maison Cailler, Broc: a trip in chocolate history

“Chocolate is happiness that you can eat” – Ursula Kohaupt Well there is no getting around the fact that nothing is as tempting and alluring as an elusive piece of chocolate.  After all, this magical combination of cocoa, cocoa butter, milk, sugar and a plethora of flavours is a universal favourite with people of all… Continue reading Maison Cailler, Broc: a trip in chocolate history

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Eco friendly home décor: sustainability in home furnishings

In an age where global warming, limited resources and conspicuous consumption is the order of the day, it has become imperative that everyone is aware of the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle and of how going green can positively impact our lives and our planet.  It is little wonder then that there is a growing… Continue reading Eco friendly home décor: sustainability in home furnishings

Reviews

Review: Stories – The Brew Chapter, the new green microbrewery in town

When I received an invite to Stories -The Brew Chapter (STBC), the newly opened microbrewery in BTM layout, the teetotaller in me wondered whether I should accept the invite or not.  But, when I read that it was the “green”est brewery” in namma city housing a whopping 40,000 different plants, I had to go.  And true… Continue reading Review: Stories – The Brew Chapter, the new green microbrewery in town

Miscellaneous · Travel

Photo essay: Kamakhya Mandir, Guwahati – a symbol of power and divinity

The capital city of Assam, Guwahati, which is often considered to be the gateway to the Northeast is home to several places of interest that span religion, culture and wildlife.  Unarguably the most famous of them all is the temple of Kamakhya, also called the Kamrup-Kamakhya temple. Situated on Nilachal Hill in the western part of… Continue reading Photo essay: Kamakhya Mandir, Guwahati – a symbol of power and divinity

Miscellaneous · Travel

Museum of Original Figurines (MOOF), Brussels: of comic characters and cartoon strips

Comics and comic strips are all pervading in the European city of Brussles and when you are there, it is hard not to notice them.  For it is in city which is the land of Tintin and Smurfs that they are visible on walls, building exteriors, hoardings and museums.  So, if comics, comic strips and… Continue reading Museum of Original Figurines (MOOF), Brussels: of comic characters and cartoon strips

Miscellaneous · Travel

Photo essay: Four Spectacular Mosques of the Middle East

Known for their splendid architecture and magnificent beauty, mosques are more often than not community centres rather than just places of worship.  Replete with typical elements of Islamic architecture, mosques are characterized by the presence of elaborate domes, oranate minarets as well as large prayer halls.  On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr aka Ramadan today, here… Continue reading Photo essay: Four Spectacular Mosques of the Middle East

Reviews

Review: Heritage Resort Hampi – of experiences close to nature

The ancient village of Hampi which is a UNESCO world heritage site, about 350 km from Bangalore is arguably one of the most popular getaways from the city.  Often called the world’s largest open air museum, Hampi offers unique experiences in art, architecture, history and culture quite like none other.  And, if you are looking… Continue reading Review: Heritage Resort Hampi – of experiences close to nature

Arunachal Pradesh · Travel

Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh: a paradise amidst the dawn lit mountains

To say that the largest state in the North east of India, Arunachal Pradesh is a travellers’ delight is no understatement.  One of the most fascinating states of India, Arunachal is the land of lofty mountains, dense forests, pristine landscapes and is home to a large tribal population.   Arguably one of the most beautiful sights… Continue reading Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh: a paradise amidst the dawn lit mountains