Navratri Thaali at Shangri-La

Ssaffron, the award-winning Indian restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru, has a specially-curated vegetarian Navratri Thaali that will be available from 17-24 October 2020. My first experience dining out in almost seven months was at Ssaffron at Shangri-La Bengaluru. Coincidentally, I had dined here last for a Kashmiri Food Festival before the lockdown. The restaurant has… Read More Navratri Thaali at Shangri-La

The New Indian Express

Sustainability of Sustainable Food

The word sustainability in food has taken large the world by storm but the question that is pertinent to ponder upon is what makes sustainable. Late last year, I happened to visit a farmer in the outskirts of Mysore who was working hard to convert his farm land to an organic one. It was during… Read More Sustainability of Sustainable Food


The Return Of The Home Office

There was a time when having a home study or a home office was almost a quirky and old-fashioned statement. It was like a remaining memory of the past when the head of the household would prepare their correspondence at a desk. Nowadays, a quick phone call can replace a letter.   Yet, the pandemic situation… Read More The Return Of The Home Office


Jivika Naturals – interview with Rahul Patel

Jivika Naturals, a brand of Healthy Foods Enterprise is a ‘Make in India’ brand that merges local knowledge and art of sourcing material to create a range of natural products. Started in 2016 and co-founded by Rahul Patel Jivika Naturals is based out of Hyderabad whose product range is derived from local farming clusters and… Read More Jivika Naturals – interview with Rahul Patel

Architect & Interiors India

Luxury Housing in India

Luxury homes have always been a segment of real estate that has seen an upper trajectory growth rate. As a segment that has shown positive signals, the pandemic has not really dimmed demand in this sector. There are several launches of luxury residences that are in the pipeline. The demand for luxury homes has always… Read More Luxury Housing in India

Architect & Interiors India

Lighting in Homes

Lighting is an essential aspect of all homes. It plays a major role in manipulating the atmosphere by placement angles and varied fixtures. Lights are an integral aspect of home décor that can affect the mood and ambience of the room. The kind of lighting required completely depends on the type of project and the… Read More Lighting in Homes


Weave Maya – a one stop Kanjivaram Sari Boutique

Smitha Srinath’s love for Kanjivaram handlooms resulted in her boutique Maya that is an exclusive space for saris from Kanchi. It was an article I wrote in The Hindu that first connected me to Smitha and after following her work on Instagram for months, I finally got to meet her at her home boutique done… Read More Weave Maya – a one stop Kanjivaram Sari Boutique

The Tribune

The Return of Home Chefs

Home chefs have come on their own during the lockdown as they have upped their game delivering tasty dishes giving restaurants a run for their money. One of the key reasons, home chefs choose to deliver and monetise their kitchen skills was the fact that offices have mostly been shut with staff not being paid… Read More The Return of Home Chefs


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Enlight Life Science Pvt. Ltd is a Bangalore-based wellness platform that provides appropriate and customised dose of nutrition to various age groups with the intention of improving metabolism and enhancing immunity. Their concept of immunity builds on using four pillars – Sunlight, Nutrition, Exercise and Water. The team works with scientists, nutritionists, food technologists and fitness experts… Read More Products from Enlight Life Science Pvt. Ltd


Birds of Reunion Island Photo Essay

When most people hear of Reunion Island – the instinctive question is where is this country? To be honest it was mine too when I was invited a couple of years ago. Close to Mauritius (30 minute flight away), this is a tropical island that is a French Department. So the official language here is… Read More Birds of Reunion Island Photo Essay