Decor

Christmas: of cheer, celebration, trees, tinsels and trinkets

Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling – Edna Ferber   With Christmas finally here, the frenzy of getting things ready for the big day has reached its peak.  People were definitely busy with all the last minute baking, festive decor, gift wrapping and hanging in those last few ornaments on the evergreen fir tree. … Continue reading Christmas: of cheer, celebration, trees, tinsels and trinkets

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Birds of Bettakote Lake, Devanahalli, Karnataka

While Bangalore today is known for its IT parks, start ups, pubs and malls, it is also a city of gardens, parks and lakes.  Although rampant urbanization has resulted in the tremendous loss of its green cover and the conversion of lake and tank beds to apartment complexes, there are close to 190 lakes in… Continue reading Photoessay: Birds of Bettakote Lake, Devanahalli, Karnataka

Food · Reviews

JustBe Resto Cafe: where Health meets Taste

Considering that I have always been a fan of healthy and wholesome eating,  I was happy to learn of JustBe , a resto cafe that serves exclusively plant based, whole foods that is ideal for vegans and vegetarians.  But when I heard that the food here is prepared sans any oil, dairy, refined flour and sugar,… Continue reading JustBe Resto Cafe: where Health meets Taste

Reviews

Review: The Earth Collective – Specialists in Premium Hair Care Products

Beautiful, shiny, healthy, lustrous hair…well this sounds like every girl’s dream, right? Well the dream isn’t too distant with The Earth Collective, a new premium Indian brand of specialist hair care products, all of which are inspired by Mother Nature. Natural and cruelty free Inspired by not just Ayurveda but also other time tested and ancient… Continue reading Review: The Earth Collective – Specialists in Premium Hair Care Products

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: The temple town and hills of Devarayanadurga

Located in the Tumkur district of Karnataka, Devarayanadurga is a popular temple town.  Perched at a height of about 3950 feet above sea level, this one forms for an engaging day trip from Bangalore.  The place, whose name translates into “Fort of the Gods”, is home to a number of temples, hillocks and a wide… Continue reading Photoessay: The temple town and hills of Devarayanadurga

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Deepawali decor: 5 Shopping ideas for the festive season

Come November and it is time for Diwali again… A festival that is an ode to the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, Goddess Lakshmi and one that celebrates the victory of good over evil, Diwali is all about light overcoming darkness.   A personal favourite, Diwali for me is all about warmth, cheer and positive vibes. … Continue reading Deepawali decor: 5 Shopping ideas for the festive season

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Rustic Charm and Streetscapes – around the sacred town of Melkote, Karnataka

Located about 150 km from Bangalore, Melkote also spelt Melukote is one of Karnataka’s hidden gems.  Also known as Thirunarayanapuram, the town is perched on a hill which is called Yaadavagiri. A popular piligrimage centre, the town is famous for its temples dating back to the Hoysala period. One of the main temples of Melkote is… Continue reading Photoessay: Rustic Charm and Streetscapes – around the sacred town of Melkote, Karnataka

General · Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Sri Vaidyanatheswara Temple, Talakad, Karnataka

Located about 140 km from Bangalore and 45 km from Mysore, Talakad (also called Talakadu) is a popular tourist and pilgrimage center.  A historic site associated with a rather interesting mythical tale, Talakad was once home to about 30 temples most of which have been buried under sand today.  The main temples of Talakad are the the… Continue reading Photoessay: Sri Vaidyanatheswara Temple, Talakad, Karnataka

Decor

Home Decor: Table styling ideas for the festive season

With the festive season ringing in, styling the furniture in your home to add a festive zing is one of the easiest ways to add sparkle to your home. As we herald a new season, here are some tips on how you can do up your centre and dining table to give your house cheerful… Continue reading Home Decor: Table styling ideas for the festive season

Everything else

Postal Stationery – slowly becoming a thing of the past

Inland letters, book posts, aerograms, telegrams……..mention these words and they are sure to evoke a mixed set of reactions.  For most who grew up in the 70s, 80s and early 90s and even the older generation, these are sure to make you all nostalgic, conjuring memories and moments sealed in envelopes and of days when… Continue reading Postal Stationery – slowly becoming a thing of the past