Food

Recipe: Aam Ras Puri – a Summer Delicacy

Think summer and it is not surprsing to think of ice cream, coolers and of course mangoes. Also called the king of fruits, mangoes are abundantly available in India and are highly sought after by adults and kids alike. From pickles, chutneys and curries to flavoured rice, refreshing drinks and desserts, mangoes are unbiquitous in… Continue reading Recipe: Aam Ras Puri – a Summer Delicacy

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Divinity and Food: Five Popular South Indian Temple Foods

There is no denying the fact, that food and religion in India are intrinsically related.  Sanskrit phrases like “Annam Brahma” which means food is God, “Raso Vishnuhu” which essentially means that the essence of food is Vishnu and “Bhoktodevo Maheswarah” which means that one who consumes the food is Lord Shiva, elucidate the sacred place… Continue reading Divinity and Food: Five Popular South Indian Temple Foods

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Digital Minimalism: Importance and Ways to Practice it

Decluttering your mind and surroundings is truly one of the best gifts you can give yourself. There is no denying that digital devices and online platforms are increasingly in charge of our social interactions, career endeavours, leisure activities, hobbies and interests. While technology has many benefits, the over use of it can be detrimental to… Continue reading Digital Minimalism: Importance and Ways to Practice it

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Paniyaram: A Much Loved Delicacy from the South

Paniyaram is a popular South Indian dish that is typically made for breakfast or as a snack using a special batter. It is a type of dumpling or fritter that is cooked in a special pan with multiple cavities. Paniyarams can be sweet or savoury and are known by various names such as Paddu, Guntapangala,… Continue reading Paniyaram: A Much Loved Delicacy from the South

Karnataka · Travel

Six Offbeat Things to do in Udupi, Karnataka

There is little doubt that the temple town of Udupi is one of the most visited places in the southern state of Karnataka. Situated in coastal Karnataka about 425 km from the capital city of Bangalore, Udupi is synonymous with the 13th century Krishna mutt. Considered to be one of the most auspicious places to… Continue reading Six Offbeat Things to do in Udupi, Karnataka

France · Travel

One Day in Nice, France: Five Things to See and Do

Sunny weather, stunning beaches, a vibrant old town, a bustling art and culture scene coupled with plenty of gastronomic adventures. Nice is indeed a city that offers a kaleidoscope of experiences. It is the fifth largest city of France and is located just under 1000 kilometers from the capital city of Paris. Locally called Nissa,… Continue reading One Day in Nice, France: Five Things to See and Do

Miscellaneous · Travel

On a Mozart Trail in Salzburg, Austria

Think Salzburg and you are sure to think of baroque architecture, the movie- Sound of Music and of course W. A. Mozart. Unarguably, the city’s most famous resident, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in the city on 27 January 1756. And if you are a fan of music and this musical genius who composed more… Continue reading On a Mozart Trail in Salzburg, Austria

France · Travel

Street Art Captures: Le Panier, Marseille

Come summer 2024 and it is time for one of the most awaited events of the year, the Paris Olympics. Apart from Paris, the coastal city of Marseille is also one of the venues for this sporting extravaganza. An eclectic city with plenty of attractions including famous cathedrals, insightful museums and a bustling port, Marseille… Continue reading Street Art Captures: Le Panier, Marseille

Switzerland · Travel

Visiting Emmental Show Dairy in Affoltern im Emmental 

Think cheese and it is very likely that Switzerland comes to your mind. A country where cheese making is integral to its culture, Swiss cheese is as famous as its world-renowned watches, chocolates and mountains. Deeply ingrained in the country’s identity, livestock farming is one of the main occupations of Swiss farmers who have been… Continue reading Visiting Emmental Show Dairy in Affoltern im Emmental 

Food

Recipe: Gur (Jaggery) ka Sharbat a Refreshing Summer Drink

Come summer and the sweltering heat calls for some refreshing drinks. Gur Ka Sharbat is a popular jaggery-based drink that is perfect for the upcoming summer months. Gur is the Hindi word for jaggery, and sharbat refers to a sweet, flavored drink. This traditional beverage is not only rejuvenating but also provides an energy boost… Continue reading Recipe: Gur (Jaggery) ka Sharbat a Refreshing Summer Drink