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

Food

Summer treats: Easy to try sandige aka vadam recipes

Sheets of sandige (Kannada word for vadams or fryums) neatly laid out to dry on terraces with kids keeping a close watch on them, was a common sight during the summer season.  Sandige making was a family ritual in summers and a much awaited one too.  Various kinds of sandige would be made, carefully dried,… Continue reading Summer treats: Easy to try sandige aka vadam recipes

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Photoessay: Ma Pondy Cherie, Pondicherry: Bonhomie vibes and colour inspirations

As mentioned in one of my earlier posts, Pondicherry aka Pondy is a city that never disappoints me.  I manage to discover something new each time I visit this unique place.  Right from the southern quarter to the police museum, there is plenty to see and do while touring Pondy on an offbeat path.  One… Continue reading Photoessay: Ma Pondy Cherie, Pondicherry: Bonhomie vibes and colour inspirations

Arunachal Pradesh · Travel

Crafts Emporium, Ziro: an insight into the traditional crafts of Arunachal Pradesh

Given India’s immense diversity, it is not an understatement to say that our country is a treasure trove of traditional arts and crafts.  Every region, state and even individual towns and villages boast of their unique heritage of local crafts.  Whether it is textiles, painting, pottery, metalware or even jewellery, every place in India has… Continue reading Crafts Emporium, Ziro: an insight into the traditional crafts of Arunachal Pradesh

Switzerland · Travel

Photo essay: Switzerland Musings – cozy vignette and hygge inspirations

Browsing through old pictures during this period of lockdown is fast becoming a favourite pastime with me.  Reliving memories of travel and throwback to the ‘carefree’ times when one planned trips and stepped out, many a time, on a whim is indeed comforting.  While things may seem really gloomy at the moment, like everything else,… Continue reading Photo essay: Switzerland Musings – cozy vignette and hygge inspirations

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Ethnic Indian vibes: Traditional art and craft in home décor

India is a potpourri of exotic designs, rich colours, intricate crafts, embroidered tapestry and intricate patterns. The diverse repository of our craftwork ranges from painstakingly moulded clay statuettes, jewel encrusted murals, handwoven embroidery, exquisite mirror work, wooden toys, gold-leaf paintings to block printed fabrics, to name a few. Each style of craft is deeply rooted… Continue reading Ethnic Indian vibes: Traditional art and craft in home décor

Miscellaneous · Travel

Dubai: Unconventional places that you should not miss on your next vacation

It is invariably love at first sight for all those who visit Dubai for the first time. After all, it is the most celebrated and the most visited emirate of the UAE. With its glitzy and state of the art architecture, lofty skylines and abundance of tourist attractions coupled with fun-filled activities to do, Dubai… Continue reading Dubai: Unconventional places that you should not miss on your next vacation

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Home Decor: Ideas for a stunning foyer area or entryway

It is often said that first impressions are the lasting impressions.  The Foyer area of the house or the entryway is the gateway to your home and gives one the first impression of your abode. Hence, it is imperative that it is warm and welcoming as this is the area where you leave the outside… Continue reading Home Decor: Ideas for a stunning foyer area or entryway

Food · Reviews

Review – Sante Spa Cuisine: a perfect balance of health, flavours and taste

The idea of eating out at a restaurant or cafe that serves ‘healthy food’ is often met with disapproval, at least in my house.  This is usually due to the fact that the mention of “healthy food” is synonymous with being “boring and bland”!  So, the whole purpose to “indulge” when eating out is defeated!… Continue reading Review – Sante Spa Cuisine: a perfect balance of health, flavours and taste

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Moodabidri Musings – Saavira Kambada Basadi and more

Just about 35 km from the bustling town of Mangaluru, lies the quaint town of Moodabidri that is known for its Jain temples or basadis as it is also called.  A town that exudes plenty of rustic, old world charm, its streets are lined with ochre hued houses with sloping brick tiled roofs.  With the coastal… Continue reading Photoessay: Moodabidri Musings – Saavira Kambada Basadi and more