Patachitra: Not just another folk art

A couple of years back, on one of my visits to Kolkata, I happened to walk past Elgin Road on a sunday evening and stopped to hear some extremely melodious music….

Dress your home

Festive Season Alert!! Were you that ‘someone’, who happened to be not prepared for festivities in the month of August? Did they just catch you unawares? Well, if in the off chance, this…

Moradabad: Lighting up the world

‘When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck,…

Enliven with the Quirky

It’s almost coming to the end of summer and to be honest, I am looking forward to a bit of chill in the air, bursts of orange and stunning yellows,…

Bedcovers and Quilts, anyone?

I was told today that a lot of us (including me) take a lot of things for granted, which isn’t very far from the truth, to be fair; we do,…

Madhubani magic: Bharti Dayal

Sometimes you see something so beautiful that it mesmerizes you for the rest of your life. You can close your eyes and the image is right in front of you,…

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 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…

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…

Grains – Will you explore their world?

Grains have been around since thousands of years. However, in the last couple of decades, there seems to be a war against the humble grain!  Thankfully, not all is lost…

Kitchen Waste Management for a Greener Home

Kitchen waste bothering you? The ‘Swachh Bharat‘ movement has caught the attention of many in India.  People are aware of its magnitude and importance and are attempting, if not doing their…

Ayurvedic way of eating, the best way forward?

‘Ayurvedic eating is good for you, Satwik khana is excellent for your body‘…heard my grandmother say this often, when I was growing up, but of course, it didn’t seem important…

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…