Art – Investment and Home Decor

Homes are intrinsically personal spaces and are a reflection of who you are. One way in which you can reflect your personality is to use art in home decor. And wait, art has another dimension – of investment. Yes, art is a great way to make your money work and your home dazzle. Being Arty So how does one choose art for a home?  Well simply speaking, colour is the key. Pick artwork that contains some of your room design’s

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Pocket Friendly Indulgences

How often have you been horrified looking at your credit card bill courtesy your shopping, eating and beauty regimen indulgences? Chances are every time. However if this has been worrying you, fret not, help is at hand. We tell you how you can indulge and still not burn a hole in your pocket. Fitness Staying fit is something that is a no brainer. However, most traditional options like gymming and yoga can cause a dent in your finances. With new

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Natural Home Remedies

The old adage ‘prevention is better than cure’ is one that is more relevant in today’s days and times where lifestyle diseases rule the roost. This also aligns with The National Health Policy where specific emphasis is placed on preventive healthcare. Here are some common issues being faced by people today and how you can beat them – naturally! Hepatitis Basically there are four types of hepatitis A, B, C, and E and this occurs due to the infection of

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Impact of Cotton Imports

Cotton plays an important role in the Indian economy as the India’s textile industry is predominantly cotton based and India is one of the largest producers as well as exporters of cotton yarn. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Punjab are the major cotton producers in India. According to reports, India has been one of if not the biggest producer and exporter of cotton in the world. India has imported cotton occasionally in the past

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Kitchen Design in Hotels

Food & Beverage (F&B) is an important revenue driver in hotels and naturally investing in kitchens that are efficient and effective can make or break the food deal for hoteliers. How many times do you step into a hotel because you like the food there? Chances are several times if not always. Hotels are uniquely positioned to prepare and present food like no other thanks to the fact that they have access to sophisticated equipments and cutting edge kitchens. It

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Giordani Gold Long Wear Mineral Foundation Review

I was recently sent the Giordani Gold Long Wear Mineral Foundation for a review. Even though I do not use makeup, this is a certainly a great product which will give your face an instant makeover. The best part is that this product is available in a 30 ml bottle with a press down dispenser as well as a brush applicator which makes it easy to use. The product is available in five shades: Light Rose Light Ivory Rose Beige Natural Beige

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Evolve Back, Hampi

How would it be to live in a palace? Well that is not wishful thinking at all, especially when you check into the brand new Evolve Back (formally Orange County) at Hampi. This a world of luxury in the palace like decor of this new resort that promises to change how you will holiday at a heritage destination. In tune with the philosophy of staying true to the ‘Spirit of the Land’ as they like to call it, this is

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Red Chilli as a Spice

What is common to the words Bhut Jalokia, Byadgi, Bird eye, Mundu, Kashmiri, Jwala, Guntur, and Kanthari? Well, these are varieties of red chilli – the spice you may love or hate but can never ignore. Variants Galore There is an amazing variety of red chillies available in the country and their taste and spice level vary making this easily one of the most exciting spices to work with in the kitchen. “Chillies are integral to Indian cooking and most

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Foam Rollers & Flexibility

Today’s changing times demand new ways to exercise and foam rollers are one such form that are gaining popularity. Foam rollers are also said to improve flexibility. But what are foam rollers? How do they improve flexibility? And more importantly how must you use them in a manner that will benefit you? Well read on to find out answers to all these questions and more. Start Right A fitness analysis by a trained professional to see a person’s endurance and

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Gujarat Cuisine

A thin yellow pancake in front of me is covered with a banana leaf and the bright yellow and green combination attracts me instantly. I am at the newly re-launched Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace and the Chef tells me he is making Panki, a traditional Gujarati dish made with rice flour, besan, curds and salt with an assortment of spices and cooked inside a banana leaf. Once done, the pancake is carefully removed from the banana leaves and the

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