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Deyga Organics: The goodness of all things natural, handmade and pure

Given the times we live, the importance of sustainability and going back to our roots can hardly be overemphasized.  While the terms ‘natural’, ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘green’ are buzz words in most sectors, the skin and hair care as well as wellness segments are certainly not far behind.  The significance of natural ingredients, time tested methodologies and… Continue reading Deyga Organics: The goodness of all things natural, handmade and pure

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Grand Mercure at Gopalan Mall, Bengaluru: experience the essence of Karnataka

Wood apple aka Bellada hannu as it is called in Kannada is considered one among the most auspicious fruits offered to Lord Shiva.  Along with “bilwa patre” which is used during puja on Shivaratri, it is customary to have wood apple juice on the festival.  While I missed on the latter at home this year,… Continue reading Grand Mercure at Gopalan Mall, Bengaluru: experience the essence of Karnataka

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Book Review: Eleven Stops to the Present – Stories from Bangalore

Ask any child what his/her favourite subjects are and it is highly likely that history does not figure on top.  Some of the most predicatable responses given are “it is boring” or “it is too dry”.  Well, this is partially true considering the fact that the history we study in school is mostly confined to… Continue reading Book Review: Eleven Stops to the Present – Stories from Bangalore

Food · Reviews

JustBe Resto Cafe: where Health meets Taste

Considering that I have always been a fan of healthy and wholesome eating,  I was happy to learn of JustBe , a resto cafe that serves exclusively plant based, whole foods that is ideal for vegans and vegetarians.  But when I heard that the food here is prepared sans any oil, dairy, refined flour and sugar,… Continue reading JustBe Resto Cafe: where Health meets Taste

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Review: The Earth Collective – Specialists in Premium Hair Care Products

Beautiful, shiny, healthy, lustrous hair…well this sounds like every girl’s dream, right? Well the dream isn’t too distant with The Earth Collective, a new premium Indian brand of specialist hair care products, all of which are inspired by Mother Nature. Natural and cruelty free Inspired by not just Ayurveda but also other time tested and ancient… Continue reading Review: The Earth Collective – Specialists in Premium Hair Care Products

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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

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

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Review: Ibis Jaipur Civil Lines – a perfect choice for the new age traveller

If the Pink city aka Jaipur is on your mind, think no further than the trendy, newly relaunched Ibis Jaipur located near the Civil lines metro station.  Situated in the centre of the city, in close proximity to the railway station, tourist attractions as well as shopping bazaars, Ibis Jaipur Civil lines is an ideal… Continue reading Review: Ibis Jaipur Civil Lines – a perfect choice for the new age traveller

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

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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