Shopping at local markets of Sharjah

If you like shopping like me, Sharjah offers so much more beyond its glitzy malls. In fact on this trip I did not visit even one mall and instead opted to explore the local markets. Here are some of my top picks for shopping all things local and even some global! Central Souq The first name that came into who ever I asked where I should head for local shopping was “Blue Souq”. So I was quite excited and along

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Review of Hong Kong Restaurant in Bangalore

What: HongKong Where: 2nd Floor, Building 3, MSR Westpark, Off Brigade Road, Church Street, Bangalore. Phone: 080 49652134 Ambience: This 74 cover restaurant is done up in hues of red, brown and black with some greenery thrown in. The seating is comfortable and chairs and sofas are patterned with red and brown upholstery that adds a nice Oriental feel. The lighting is muted and ambient which gives this space a warm look and feel. What we ate and drank: This

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How to make the most of your credit card?

Plastic Money A credit card is a necessity in today’s times. But do you know that you can do so much more with your credit card than what meets the eye? This is how you can make the most of your credit card. A credit card is type of unsecured loan provided to you by the bank for your emergency needs. For starters the best thing about credit cards is that you do not need to worry about carrying cash.

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Vegetarian Food Choices in Sharjah

I was recently invited to be part of a media familiarization trip to Sharjah (yes the same venue that once hosted India and Pakistan cricket matches) to witness the Sharjah Light Festival by Sharjah Tourism and Air Arabia. Being a staunch vegetarian who does not eat eggs or mushrooms I was wondering what I would find to eat but Sharjah had many surprises in store. It also helped for once that close to 70 per cent of the group were

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Valentine Special – Spa Choices

Come February and love is in the air. Well after all it is Valentine’s Day and this is also the perfect time to indulge in some luxury spa treatments with you and your partner. So if you are wondering where to head to we help you with this compilation. So sit back, relax and indulge! Sohum Spa, Evershine Keys Prima Resort, Mahabaleshwar A luxury wellness spa set amidst the scenic, strawberry-covered valleys and lush flora, Evershine, at Keys Resort Mahabaleshwar,

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Amrtam by Escenza spa review at Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort

A holiday by the sea can be extremely rejuvenating and if there is a spa you can head to, well it simply makes the experience even more revitalizing. I was lucky to experience this on a recent visit to the beautiful Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort that is home to the tranquil spa -Amrtam by Esencza. Located on the beach front, the resort is itself what a holiday is all about – a time to relax. The spa, Amrtam by Esencza

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Interview with actress Shweta Pandit

It is not very often that one gets to see an actress who is able to make a mark on her own in the film industry without any backing. However Shweta Pandit is different and has worked up the ladder and after close to 5 years has made her presence felt in the industry. Flash Back Growing up in a small town in Sirsi, Shweta recollects that though she did not aspire to be a heroine she had an inclination

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Sharjah Light Festival – A Visual Wonder

The Al Noor Mosque at the Al Majaz Water Front When I first got the invite to attend the Sharjah Light festival in association with Air Arabia, I was wondering what it was all about. To be honest I had no clue that there was an annual festival like this but the invite piqued my interest and soon I found myself on board an Air Arabia flight from Bangalore to Sharjah. A 3.5 hour flight and I landed in a

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Experience aboard Air Arabia

This is my first set of travel invitation blog posts on a recent trip to Shrajah via airline partner Air Arabia. It was my first time flying with Air Arabia and I was quite looking forward to the experience. The online checkin opened about 12 hours prior to the flight and I chose a window seat and at the airport at Bangalore or Bengaluru, the counter staff gave me an option of a better seat by offering the reclinable emergency

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Story on Classic Coffee and Golden Wood Eco Holiday Homes

Taking a break from the routine becomes meaningful if there is an experiential attached to it. On a recent visit to Sakleshpur, in Karnataka I discover the joys of a holiday that packs a punch through a one-of-its kind coffee experience. This journey of the coffee bean to the coffee cup is unique and like no other. Welcome to the 150 year old Harley Estate, Classic Coffee and Golden Wood Eco Holiday Homes spread over a whopping 500 acres. Chandini

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