Travel · United States

The Revs Institute, Naples: a must visit for automobile aficionados

While Ferrari is synonymous with race cars, did you know that the Tipo 166 was the first Ferrari to win a major car race? Imagine standing next to the Mercedes 1923 Targa Florio, a unique masterpiece and one of only three that exist in the world today.  View the world’s most famous sports racing OSCA (Officine… Continue reading The Revs Institute, Naples: a must visit for automobile aficionados

Miscellaneous · Travel

Doll Power during Dussehra: of religious tradition and significance

One of the most important Hindu festivals, Dasara or Dussehra as it is also known, comes to an end today.   Observed during the holy 9-days or Navratri that typically falls in the months of either September or October, the festival is an ode to Goddess Durga.  She is the epitome of power and “Shakti” and worshipped… Continue reading Doll Power during Dussehra: of religious tradition and significance

Travel · United States

Hershey’s Chocolate World: a day of fun and “sweet” happiness

“More than any other food, chocolate delights and enchants… chocolate tantalizes and it comforts. Chocolate has soothed fretful children and welcomed tired travelers; mountain climbers have saved their last piece of chocolate to celebrate reaching new heights; suitors have given chocolate to show the depth of their devotion. Chocolate has been used as a stimulant, an… Continue reading Hershey’s Chocolate World: a day of fun and “sweet” happiness

Decor

Decor at The Whitefield Arms: Classic, Elegant and Chic – a Photo feature

Our recent visit to The Whitefield Arms gave me more reason cheer than just the absolutely delicious food.  It was the simply delightful decor that was deceptively simple, aesthetically beautiful as well as high on function value.  Inspired by the rich heritage of Whitefield that was once synonymous with sprawling gardens and quaint bungalows, The Whitefield… Continue reading Decor at The Whitefield Arms: Classic, Elegant and Chic – a Photo feature

Karnataka · Travel

Ageless beauties galore: Manjusha car museum, Dharmastala

Reaching Dharmasthala just as the temple gates closed for the afternoon break was a tad disappointing. Given the fact that it was a long weekend, the highways were crowded and it was a rather tiring drive. Hoards of pilgrims were already queuing up to obtain a darshan of Lord Manjunatha in the evening session at… Continue reading Ageless beauties galore: Manjusha car museum, Dharmastala

Travel · United States

Niagara Falls: mist, magic and magnificence personified

Derived from the Native American word that means “split in the flat land”, Niagara falls are arguably one of the most beautiful and popular water falls in the world.  Stunningly beautiful and breathtaking, no words can actually do justice to the magnificence of this natural wonder. Located at the international border between Canada and the… Continue reading Niagara Falls: mist, magic and magnificence personified

Food · Reviews

Cafe Mangii: authentic taste of the Mediterranean and Europe

If you are craving for a truly flavorsome and delicious continental meal, Cafe Mangii is the place to head.  With a presence in two premier malls in Bangalore, UB city and Orion Mall, Cafe Mangii has some delectable offerings predominantly in Italian cuisine. I recently visited the outlet in Orion Mall where in I thoroughly enjoyed… Continue reading Cafe Mangii: authentic taste of the Mediterranean and Europe

Travel · United States

Corning museum of glass: a display of sheer excellence, beauty and grace

While glass is an essential commodity that we use almost daily in our lives, it is something we take for granted and not much importance is attributed to the material though its utility is so high.  So, when you hear about a museum that is dedicated completely to the history, science and art of this… Continue reading Corning museum of glass: a display of sheer excellence, beauty and grace

Travel · United States

Solvang: a slice of Denmark in California

Danish windmills, statues of Hans Christian Andersen, Danish bakeries, wooden storks and elf houses atop Danish style buildings.  For a moment, you could think this is straight out of a quaint town in Denmark, but this is Solvang in California for you! History Translating into “sunny field” in Danish, Solvang was founded by three Danish… Continue reading Solvang: a slice of Denmark in California