Decor

Four simple and easy design tweaks to brighten up your home

Is your home not living up to your ideas of a bright, cozy space? Here are some useful tips to try and give your house a quick make over. While every home is designed and put together with a lot of care, there are times when you feel that something is missing.  Yes, like one… Continue reading Four simple and easy design tweaks to brighten up your home

Reviews

Review: Underarm Colour Correction Serum from Dot and Key Skincare

As mentioned in my previous post, Dot and Key is a skincare brand that manufactures products made from natural ingredients that are totally cruelty free and vegetarian friendly.  With no harmful chemicals, the products are gentle on the skin and are highly effective for they are filled with the goodness of natural botanicals. Known for… Continue reading Review: Underarm Colour Correction Serum from Dot and Key Skincare

Reviews

Review: Skin Essentials Night Serum by Dot and Key Skincare

In a world ridden by pollution and contamination, there is no denying the fact that the words like ‘organic’, ‘chemical free’ and ‘ecofriendly’ have become buzzwords.   There is an increased focus and a need for products that are natural and healthy, be it food or cosmetics.  Being a strong advocate of ecofriendly products, I was… Continue reading Review: Skin Essentials Night Serum by Dot and Key Skincare

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland

One of the most beautiful and visited cities of Switzerland, Lucerne is known for its eclectic Altstadt (old town), tranquil lake, panoramic bridges and its view of the utterly beautiful snow capped mountains.  Located in the central part of the country, it is often considered as an ideal gateway to the mountains of Rigi, Pilatus… Continue reading Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland

Switzerland · Travel

Tram Museum, Zurich: On a tram journey through time

Voted several times as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Zurich is a bustling metropolis and the largest city of Switzerland.  One of the reasons the city earns this title is its efficient transport system.  Commuting within the city is quite a breeze with its wide network of buses, trains and of… Continue reading Tram Museum, Zurich: On a tram journey through time

Tamil Nadu · Travel

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai

On the occasion of Martyrs’ Day (Shaheed Diwas) also known as Sarvodaya day, celebrated each year on 30-Jan, here is a look at the Gandhi Memorial museum in Madurai. The date marks the death anniversary of the Father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The temple town of Madurai in southern India is famous for more… Continue reading Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai

Decor

Home decor and interior styling: trends and sensibilities 2019

Come December-January and it is time to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new. The start of a new year invariably presents fresh opportunities and a chance for people to look at new trends and revive old ones.  And when speaking of trends, few things are more exciting than trends in home décor… Continue reading Home decor and interior styling: trends and sensibilities 2019

Food

Recipe: Seven vegetables curry (Ezhukari Kootu) for Sankranti

Come January and it marks the advent of one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu calendar,  “Makara Sankranti”.  One of the very few Hindu festivals that is celebrated on a fixed date, Sankranti falls each year on either the 14th or 15th of January.  While the term ‘Sankranti’ itself denotes the movement of… Continue reading Recipe: Seven vegetables curry (Ezhukari Kootu) for Sankranti

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