Travel · United Kingdom

Canterbury, England: of ancient history and stories set in stone

An ancient city, part of which is also a UNESCO world heritage site, Canterbury is consistently rated as one of the most visited cities in the United Kingdom.  Steeped in history, Canterbury is one of the most beautiful towns in South east England in the county of Kent and is situated on river Stour.  Also… Continue reading Canterbury, England: of ancient history and stories set in stone

Karnataka · Travel

Multifaceted Mosale: a perfect weekend getaway from Bengaluru

With hectic lifestyles within claustrophobic cities becoming the order of the day, a getaway from the concrete urban jungle is always a welcome change.  There is something about being close to nature that is so rejuvenating and refreshing.   One such sojourn I recently undertook was a visit to the seemingly sleepy town of Mosale located… Continue reading Multifaceted Mosale: a perfect weekend getaway from Bengaluru

Miscellaneous · Travel

Photoessay: Katara Cultural Village, Doha: a multifarious recreational centre

One of the most popular haunts in Doha is the multifaceted Katara Cultural Village.  An ode to the rich heritage of art, architecture and traditions of Qatar, Katara is located in North Doha.  Envisioned by HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, Katara celebrates the cultural spirit of the… Continue reading Photoessay: Katara Cultural Village, Doha: a multifarious recreational centre

Food

Recipe: Poppy and Flaxseed chutney powder- healthy and nutrient rich

Spices, seeds, herbs….there are so many staples we use in Indian cooking on a daily basis.  Given that Indian food is a melting pot of flavours and aromas, these ingredients are truly the essence and back bone of our cuisine.  The best part about these ingredients is that most of them not only enhance the… Continue reading Recipe: Poppy and Flaxseed chutney powder- healthy and nutrient rich

Karnataka · Travel

Charismatic Coorg: of Cauvery, coffee and culture

Picture this: lush greenery, meandering roads lined with the prettiest of flowers, unending carpets of coffee and verdant hills playing peek-a-boo with fleeting clouds.  Sounds like paradise on earth? Well, this is Coorg aka Kodagu for you.  At an altitude of 1525 meters and a distance of 270 km from Bangalore, it is the most… Continue reading Charismatic Coorg: of Cauvery, coffee and culture

General

Marble in home decor: of classic style and timeless elegance

Homes built today are definitely a stark contrast to the ones built in the yesteryears.  They are different not only in terms of appearance but also in terms of aesthetics and design sensibilities.  One of the main reasons for this is the wide variety of building materials used today that includes granite, cork, wood, stone… Continue reading Marble in home decor: of classic style and timeless elegance

Andhra Pradesh & Telengana · Travel

Hyderabad beyond the Charminar, pearls and biryani : an offbeat tour of old city

Hyderabad for me is a special city – well it’s a city I grew up in and have some of my fondest memories of this bustling metropolis. Known for its Hindu and Muslim traditions and a culture that is a mix of Arabian, Turkish and Persian, the buildings, language, food and arts of Hyderabad have… Continue reading Hyderabad beyond the Charminar, pearls and biryani : an offbeat tour of old city

Miscellaneous · Travel

Souq Waqif, Doha: a taste of the authentic and traditional

Given its rapidly growing pace that is poised to make it one of most spectacular cities of the Gulf, Doha is a picture of modernity and sophistication.  The capital city of Qatar today is synonymous with the “Corniche” which is its waterfront promenade as well as its ever-evolving magnificent skyline that hosts several snazzy skyscrapers. … Continue reading Souq Waqif, Doha: a taste of the authentic and traditional

Food · Reviews

WelcomCafe Jacaranda: global flavors with a fresh appeal

True to its name, WelcomCafe Jacaranda is an elegant, graceful yet vibrant restaurant in the midst of Bengaluru’s Central business district (CBD).  A meal here is sure to leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.  Housed within the WelcomHotel on the bustling Richmond road, Café Jacaranda is a 24-hour multi cuisine cafe that showcases a variety of… Continue reading WelcomCafe Jacaranda: global flavors with a fresh appeal

Karnataka · Travel

Manjushree Heritage Packaging Museum, Bangalore: a trip in nostalgia

Imagine a place where you can trace the design journey of the legendary coke bottle or view one of the earliest advertisements of the iconic 1903 built Taj Mahal Hotel of Bombay (Mumbai) or see how the earliest Horlicks mixing jars looked like.  Well, you can see all this and much more at India’s only… Continue reading Manjushree Heritage Packaging Museum, Bangalore: a trip in nostalgia