Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Kanva Reservoir – a haven for nature lovers

A tranquil setting amidst lush greenery and a plethora of chirping birds,  Kanva forms for a perfect getaway from Bangalore.  At a distance of just about 65 km from Bangalore, Kanva reservoir is an artificial lake which is man made and formed by the waters of river Kanva.  Named after sage Kanva who finds mention… Continue reading Photoessay: Kanva Reservoir – a haven for nature lovers

Food

Jackfruit: Discover the versatality of the largest tree borne fruit in the world

Native to south India, the fruit of the tropical species Artocarpus heterophyllus aka Jackfruit has been in the spotlight like never before.  Whether being touted as an alternative to meat or as a vegan sensation or as the new tofu, jackfruit has become a consistent feature while discussing the “plant-based” eating scene.  A fruit that… Continue reading Jackfruit: Discover the versatality of the largest tree borne fruit in the world

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Home decor: Tips for sustainable yet chic styling ideas

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it – Robert Swan, Author. There are no two ways about the fact that, sustainability is a way of life considering the current times we live in.  While the trend of going ‘green’, ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ has grown way beyond the… Continue reading Home decor: Tips for sustainable yet chic styling ideas

Arunachal Pradesh · Travel

Photoessay: Countryside Captures – West Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh

Few experiences are more fascinating than taking a road trip through the countryside of India.  Lush green landscapes, beautiful scenery, farm lands and unique rural scapes make the journey both engaging as well as interesting.  Last April I had a chance to visit the Siang region of Arunachal Pradesh and driving through West Siang District… Continue reading Photoessay: Countryside Captures – West Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh

Food

Lockdown diaries: Recipe – Zero waste lemon pickle

There is no denying the fact that lemons are one of the best foods to boost your immunity.  Rich in vitamin C, they have several antibacterial and antiviral properties and is a natural immune system helper.  And given the current times we live in when Covid 19 has adversely affected every aspect of our daily… Continue reading Lockdown diaries: Recipe – Zero waste lemon pickle

Karnataka · Travel

International Museum Day: On a museum trail in Bangalore

One of the most popular things to do when you visit a new place is to check out its museums.  This is one of the things that is always on my to do list when I travel and some of my best travel memories are of museums.  Whether it is coin museum in Udupi or… Continue reading International Museum Day: On a museum trail in Bangalore

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