Kabini Springs – Call of the Wild

A holiday that gets you upfront with wildlife always ranks high on my priority simply because of the fact that this is when I feel most connected with nature. Naturally when I had a chance to visit one of my favourite wildlife destinations in Karnataka at Kabini, I jumped at the offer. And to stay at the Kabini Springs Resort was great as it is located contiguous to the forest area. The Resort The Kabini Springs Resort has 20 rooms

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Apps for Solo Women Travellers

As solo women travelers swell in number, here are some apps that will hold you in good stead. Google Translate When you are in a different city, the first hurdle is the language. Well with Google Translate, you can translate between 103 languages! Simply tap to translate and copy text in any app and your translation pops up. The app also works offline and you can translate in 59 languages even when you have no Internet. You can also use

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The Tamara Coorg Review

The Tamara Coorg in Karnataka redefines luxury with cottage-style villas built on stilts that overlook the verdant greens of the Western Ghats. Cocooned among 180 acres of a lush coffee plantation, the resort is secluded and allows you to break away from the urban chaos. A six hour drive from Bangalore gets me at the doorstep of The Tamara (meaning Lotus) an uber luxury resort in the coffee land of Coorg. I am given a traditional welcome and a glass

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Dilmun Delights – Bahraini Cuisine

A mélange of flavours courtesy its varied influences Bahrain Cuisine is a potpourri of gastronomic delights. Bahrain’s varied and rich culinary culture is influenced by Indian, Lebanese, Persian, Sri Lankan, and Palestinian foods and offers a great mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. At the heart of the food is the typical Bahraini Spice Mix and Black Lemon (it is actually jet black), a souring agent. The gamut of food ranges from the typical Gulf delights like hummus, tabbouleh, Biryani,

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Aqua Fitness – Floatfit

Aqua workouts are not new but this one is. Speedo India in association with Aquaphysical is now giving fitness enthusiasts, FloatFit, a new way to stay fit. “You are invited to join the water based fitness revolution FloatFit” said an invite in my mail box. What intrigued me was the picture that accompanied the mail where I saw two people exercising on a mat floating on the water. So I made my way to the venue and was surprised that

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Hrithik Roshan’s Fitness Mantras

If there was one actor who could easily claim the title to be being the most fit in Hindi cinema, the hands down winner would have to be Hrithik Roshan. Known for his perfectly chiseled body, there is a lot that goes into what we see on screen. When I catch up with him in person for this exclusive tête-à-tête, I immediately notice a sense of calm on his face. His all white costume however has nothing to do with

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Exploring Singapore

The sobriquet of Little Red Dot may be often associated with Singapore but a visit to this city and country reveals that there is nothing little here. If there was a city that could be described as perfect, Singapore could win hands down and it is no wonder that the Singaporean passport is the most powerful in the world. An aerial view from the flight is the best precursor to what Singapore has in store. The ocean blues, green cover,

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The Truth behind E-Cigarettes

Ankur Walia a Delhi based HR Manager with a media company who has been smoking since 2005, first tried e-cigarettes way back in 2010 as his office was in the 12th floor and the smoking zone on the ground. While he was looking at the convenience factor so he would not have to go down to smoke, it also helped that he could smoke an e-cigarette anywhere even with family. This apart, vapour being lighter than smoke would not settle

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Mood for Mango

If there is one thing that is refreshing about the summer, it has to be the mango. Well it has an apt moniker, king of fruits and we tell you how you can incorporate it into your summer diet. What makes mangoes interesting is the fact that there are several ways to use the fruit both in its raw and ripe form across various kinds of cuisines in India. Health wise, they pack a punch too. Myriad Choices The versatility

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In the Footsteps of the Buddha in India

April and May are important months for Buddhists as this is when Buddha Poornima and Vesak or Buddha day are celebrated. This year Vesak falls on May 21/22 and here is a look at some of the most important Buddhist sites in India where Buddha lived 2500 plus years ago as well as those that have been unearthed after his life. Buddha – the word itself exudes a Zen like calmness and naturally a trail that will take you through

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