The colours of Channapatna

I look forward to the Dastakar fairs at Nature Bazar, New Delhi as they are a treasure-trove of brilliance in arts and crafts from all over India. I have been…

Light up in style with floor lamps

Lighting can enhance the colours of a room, create drama and even set the mood. All sorts of lights are used in a home, some hang from a ceiling, some find…

A little ‘Chettinad’ in your home

Last weekend, I met up with an old friend, whom I hadn’t seen for years! She invited me over to her gorgeous abode and we got chatting over a cup of…

‘The Charpai’ makeover and going back in time

It’s almost spring and we are all looking forward to longer, brighter days and hours and hours of sunshine. What better way to celebrate the last few days of winter…

Your toddler’s world

Time really flies…it seems just like yesterday that you welcomed your baby in this world. Your little one is now almost a gorgeous toddler and it’s time  for you to…

Dining room Styling tips

The Dining room and the kitchen are the heart of your home, especially, if you happen to have a kitchen-diner! In my opinion, a dining room needs a lot of love…

8 Photography tips I learnt from travel blogs

[red_spacer spacer_margin=”30″][/red_spacer] I came across a fascinating blog called Tea Cup Tea written by Leela Cyd. She describes herself as a photographer, lover of tea and nibbles, blogger and a story-teller. Her…

Relax, unwind…it’s Goa in the air with Alila Diwa

[red_spacer spacer_margin=”30″][/red_spacer] On my last trip to Goa, I saw this graffiti on one of the walls – Goa is like a fridge, everyone is just chilling here. That pretty…

Balcony Garden – your haven, your sanctuary!

Apartments are a way of life today but with our need to be surrounded by greenery, grow our own veggies, we do long for a life in the country! Converting our…

One ‘kadak chai’ please: Chaayos, here we come!

[red_spacer spacer_margin=”30″][/red_spacer] Late night out and a busy day ahead? Well, that’s what seems to be my story today. As I head out, yawning and rubbing my eyes in the…

Some Coffee, Please!

[red_spacer spacer_margin=”30″][/red_spacer] If you’re stuck with frothy cappuccino or a milky latte every time you need a caffeine fix, this infographic comes as a breath of fresh air,  rather a…

Kitchen herbs and vegetables – You ought to grow some now

Don’t we all love those pictures in glossy magazines with herbs hanging from just about everywhere in a teeny kitchen? I am not one with green fingers but love the…

Fitness Friday – The ‘Fitness Pilates’ way!

Hello again, people! So, how has your week been so far? Mine, I reckon has been rather good, especially when it comes to eating well and incorporating a certain amount…

Avocado – A superfood, indeed!

Avocado is being referred to as the great super food these days. It wasn’t around in North India (or, so I think, anyway) when I was growing up! However, today,…

Fitness Friday – The Running bug

Re-cycling your electronics

Everyone seems to be talking about re-cycling these days. I can begin this post by throwing figures and statistics about how much waste we are throwing out of our houses…

Yoga, Pilates or Yogalates?

With everyone trying to jump onto the ‘keep fit’ bandwagon, the desire to ‘stay healthy and look fit’ has never been higher. There is so much to choose from…good old…

Eat Healthy but not boring!

Eating well doesn’t mean being boring, it really doesn’t! There are so many people out there, making a living by helping us get back onto the  ‘healthy eating’ regime but most of us…

Kashmiri Chai and breakfast special

Kashmiris love to start their day with either a steaming hot cup of ‘kahwa‘ or with ‘noon chai‘ also called ‘sheer chai‘ along with a nicely baked bread fresh from…

Bengali Vegetarian Food – The hidden treasures!

I grew up in Allahabad, a lovely town in India, with a relatively large ‘Bengali’ population. This meant that I had the luxury of being invited to delicious traditional meals at their homes quite…

Scotch Eggs, anyone?

Is there anyone out there (discounting vegans, of course!), who doesn’t love eggs? There are probably as many ways to cook eggs as there are different cultures.  Having grown up…

Street food of Allahabad

Last week was celebratory with Lohri, Makar Sankranti, and special anniversaries. This also means that I gorged on a lot of delicious food that essentially did not contribute to my health and wellness…

Street Food: The Indore Diaries

As we continue our love for street food – exploring the new while revisiting the old, I chanced upon some old photographs of some of us at Vijay Chaat enjoying ‘çoconut patties’….

My heart beats for Street food: In Cambridge today – Part I

Cambridge, is a gorgeous little place, tucked away in the East of England, known the world over for its amazing University, of course! But, what people don’t know is that…