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

Andhra Pradesh & Telengana · Travel

Amaravati: an important Buddhist site in Andhra Pradesh

As mentioned in my previous post on Ghantasala, the southern state of Andhra Pradesh has had a profound influence of Buddhism.  There are several theories that believe that Lord Buddha himself visited Andhra Pradesh when He gave sermons at Amaravati during the reign of King Suchandra.  Buddhism spread in a big way during the reign of… Continue reading Amaravati: an important Buddhist site in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh & Telengana · Travel

Photoessay: Ghantasala – a centre of Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh

The southern state of Andhra Pradesh is a treasure house when it comes to ancient Buddhist sites.  With an extremely significant and a deep-rooted influence of Buddhism, the state boasts of close to 150 Buddhist sites with new ones being discovered regularly. While one would normally associate Buddhism with Sanchi or Bodh Gaya, a Buddhist… Continue reading Photoessay: Ghantasala – a centre of Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh

Miscellaneous · Travel

Four ‘must visit’ museums in Doha, Qatar

An interesting mix of the contemporary and the conventional, Doha, the capital of Qatar is a city that dons many hats.  With a spectacular skyline that houses some of the most swashbuckling buildings, Doha is as much a city of modern skyscrapers as it is of traditional souqs.   With plenty to see and do, Doha offers several… Continue reading Four ‘must visit’ museums in Doha, Qatar

Decor

A guide to festive home decor: a time to usher in the good tidings

It is the time of the year again where the shops are awash with colour, sales are aplenty, roads are choc-o-bloc with shoppers and there is an air of celebration on the streets.   Well, it is the festival season with Diwali and Christmas just around the corner.  A time for ‘new beginnings, cheer and hope.  And… Continue reading A guide to festive home decor: a time to usher in the good tidings